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Calderon in Transition

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Senior Port Isabel High student/athlete Zaid Calderon is a man in transition.  He played linebacker on the Tarpon football team and is now transitioning from that sport to basketball.  The Press found Mr. Calderon at practice in Tarpon Gym Monday afternoon and he talked about it all happens.  …

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Tarpons Hang on at Santa Maria, 51-49

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons hoops team continued its winning ways Tuesday night as it hung on at the end and won at Santa Maria, 51-49.  It went down to the final buzzer.  With P.I. leading by two, 51-49, Santa Maria went for the win with a three-point shot, …

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Lady Tarpons Fall to Zapata in District Opener

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons fell to Zapata, 50-45, in the district opening game for both teams Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.   Both teams came out shooting three-pointers.  P.I.’s Whitney Zaloski gave the home team a 3-0 lead with one in the first minute of the contest.  The …

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Rio History: The story of Velcro

By Steve Hathcock The most unique fastener ever invented, Velcro can be used when age makes fingers useless or when ripping a garment off quickly without tearing it is desired. Tired of pricking his fingers while picking burrs off his dog’s coat Swiss inventor George de Mestral decided to find an easier way to do …

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Movie Review – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a sad but insightful film about death and forgiveness, that from the beginning hit me with immense nostalgia, only to put an ever growing lump in my throat that left me in a tearful state of happiness at the end. …

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Library’s staple dollhouse decorated for Christmas

Angie Gamez Special to the Press The holiday season is in full swing in Port Isabel, from parades, lighted boats, the lighting of the tree, holiday parties, and the many outdoor decorations throughout the Laguna Madre area. It’s a wonderful and festive time of the year. Another holiday activity would require that you visit the …

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Postponed: Council delays food truck ordinance action

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com    South Padre Island city council postponed acting—whether to change, renew, or remove—on an ordinance permitting food trucks to operate on South Padre Island, during an “emergency” meeting on Monday, December 16. The meeting was announced Friday, December 13, by the City of South Padre Island. Council members Joe Ricco and …

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Local congregations help those in need this holiday season

By Joanna “Luna” Sanchez Special to the PRESS                         During this Christmas season, there are many families that can’t celebrate the way most do. I met with the congregation of the Lighthouse Assembly of God and their pastor, Steven Hyde, and saw how people …

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Schedule, study hall and property values discussed at school board meeting

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The PI-ISD school board held their regular board meeting this past Tuesday, December 17. First presentation was of the three winners from the 2019 Christmas Card Design Contest. The winners were as follows: Garriga Elementary student Dayami Ortega; Derry Elementary student Allison Solorio and Port Isabel Junior …

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SPI CHRISTMAS PARADE ROLLS OUT HOLIDAY CHEER

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      With over 60 entries, the annual South Padre Island Christmas Parade delighted onlookers once again, as proud parents, residents and visitors lined the parade route to enjoy the festivities.      Beginning at Mars Street and finishing at the judge’s station located at the Padre Island Brewing Company, a variety …

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