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Cesenes vaults to seventh at Regionals

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Lady Tarpon pole-vaulter Marlyn Cesenes was seventh at last week’s UIL Region IV High School Track and Field Meet at Kingsville. It was the highest finish for the seven Lady Tarpon athletes who qualified for the regional meet, which was held at Kingsville’s Javelina Stadium last …

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Letters to the Editor for May 2, 2019

Dear Editor, The crew of Coast Guard Station South Padre Island would like to thank our communities within the Rio Grande Valley for the tremendous outpouring of generosity, compassion and support during the lapse in appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security. We are truly humbled, privileged and proud to serve you and will continue …

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Rio History: Mary’s Bean

By Steve Hathcock Special to the PARADE Recently, I received an E-mail from Jean Powers of Minneapolis asking about a sea bean she found while vacationing on South Padre Island. I always like to refer questions of this sort to my friend and partner Kay Lay who identified the find as a Mary’s Bean. “They are really rather …

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Butterfly garden breaks ground

By Freddy Jimenez editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Native Plant Center located on South Padre Island will soon be having a butterfly garden as one of its latest additions. Around noon on Saturday, April 20, the Driftwood Garden Club gathered at the Native Plant Center to commence the beginnings of the new project. According to Club president …

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City manager talks loans at Commissioner’s meeting

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS The issuing and repaying of loans were some of the major topics of discussion at the latest regular meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission, held Tuesday evening. The meeting was convened at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center, rather than City Hall. The reason for the …

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Foundation hosts fishing day of fun

By Wendy Van Den Boogerd Special to the PRESS Early last Friday morning, the sunshine rested on top of the Laguna Madre while nearby a crowd of 40 kids gleamed with excitement from the pier. It was the perfect day for fishing, and these kids were ready to learn. The event was brought forth by …

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Body found on County beach

By Freddy Jimenez editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   Earlier this week, Park Rangers recovered a dead body on the shores of South Padre Island. This past Monday, the body of 59-year-old Jorge Guillermo Basañez Salas was found washed up along beach access #5, confirmed Park Ranger Assistant Chief Silverio Cisneros. Park Rangers Chief Horacio Zamora said the department …

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Deep impact: ship channel to be improved

By Freddy Jimenez editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com By way of an agreement between the Brownsville Navigation District (BND) and NextDecade Corporation, the Brownsville Ship Channel located at the Port of Brownsville will undergo improvements in the near future. On Wednesday, April 24, a ceremony was held at the Port of Brownsville announcing the agreement between both entities. Titled …

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Athletes confident for meet

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Seven Port Isabel Tarpon athletes are off to the UIL Region IV Track and Field Meet in Kingsville this weekend, and confidence abounds in these young men as they advance to the next level of competition. “I have a lot of confidence,” head P.I. Tarpons coach Joe Gonzales …

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Lady Tarpons ready for Regionals

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Seven Port Isabel Lady Tarpon athletes are competing this weekend at the UIL Region IV Track and Field Meet in Kingsville. Madison Ramos, Marlyn Cesenes, Lora Galvan, Allyson Reyes, Danaka Camacho, Gabby Torres, and Mandy Perkins all qualified for regional competition with top four finishes in their respective …

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