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Tarpons get fired up

Fired up Students and family gathered near Tarpons Stadium on Thursday night for the homecoming bonfire. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke) To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Oct. 31 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. For more photos, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Isabel-South-Padre-Press/214919661884842 or friend us …

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Dancin’ in the streets

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel along with the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation team up to put on a day of festivities for the community. On Saturday, Oct. 29 the park behind the Museum of Port Isabel was full of tents, children …

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Mayor addresses Island

Special to the PRESS The Mayor of the City of South Padre Island, Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr., will present the State of the Island Address on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The State of the Island Address highlights the city’s accomplishments by summarizing departmental projects, community and special events, and significant …

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Letters to the Editor

Cat got your tongue Dear Editor, Many of the cats at the shelter are feral cats that have been trapped by Port Isabel and South Padre Island Animal Services Officers.  Feral cats are not someone’s pet and there will be no owners coming to their rescue. Rescue groups focus primarily on dogs because it’s easier …

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Music by the Bay slated

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Family fun for the Laguna Madre area is scheduled Nov. 22 in this bayside community with Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay. The open-air event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the city, at Roloff Park off of FM 510 behind …

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Volleyball: Lady Tarpons celebrate

Winners The Lady Tarpons won out the regular volleyball season when they beat Rio Hondo and felt a full force of community support for the Annual Tailgate Party and Parent Night ceremonies. The Tailgate Party, with approximately 125 fans and family members in attendance, transformed the parking lot into a huge picnic with goodies galore. …

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Tarpons crush Ants, 39-0 to make playoffs

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons shut out Progreso, 39-0, at Tarpon Stadium Friday night, and in the process punched their ticket for the 2011 football playoffs. With one game remaining, the Tarpons would at least tie for the district championship with a win over Rio Hondo on the road …

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Alleged Cartel heir caught in PI

PRESS Staff Report Rafael Cardenas-Vella, the alleged heir to the Gulf Cartel racket, was arrested after a traffic stop in Port Isabel on Thursday, Oct. 20. According to the Port Isabel Police Department records, Cardenas-Vela was pulled over for speeding in a silver Ford F-150 truck going east along Highway 100. The two men in …

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Man in grenade incident arrested

            By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The man allegedly behind the grenade scares on the Island earlier in the month was apprehended Tuesday, Oct. 25, at approximately 7:28 p.m. by Port Isabel police for making threats and carrying a weapon. According to the official report, officers responded to the …

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Halloween Hoopla: Museum hosts dance on Day of the Dead

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel, along with the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation have teamed up to put on a day of festivities for the community. On Saturday, Oct. 29,  the Annual City of Port Isabel Community Street Dance will be a day …

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