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Converse Judson grabs Sweet 16 championship

Slam Dunk

By BILL SCHNIER Understating the obvious, Coach Mike Wacker called it a “sweet, sweet victory”.  Led by tournament most valuable player Trent Matthews, the Rockets of Judson High School (Converse, TX) edged St. Thomas of Houston 36-34 in Saturday’s championship game of the 7th Annual Spaw Glass South Padre Island Sweet 16 Invitational at the …

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Let’s keep South Padre Island beautiful

HEB Bags

By ANTONIO VINDELL The City of South Padre Island has received a check for $3,000 from H-E-B and Keep Texas Beautiful to keep the island resort beautiful. City officials said they are using the money to buy environmentally-friendly bags to be distributed to school children and at the Boys & Girls Club. “We purchased about …

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Christmas Lighted Boat Parade sails along Laguna Madre

Boat

By BEN CHRISTENSEN Understated and a little late, the 24th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade was no less charming for it, and about a dozen spectacularly lit boats steamed by the old Point off Port Isabel at 7:35 pm. Despite the later start than the advertised 6:00 p.m. weighing of anchors, the boats queued up …

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PI lights up the holidays

Tree

By BEN CHRISTENSEN Hundreds of revelers crowded Beulah Lee Park in Port Isabel last Friday night to share time as a community and mark the lighting of the Port Isabel Christmas Tree: a well-illuminated Washingtonian Palm. Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza made a few introductory remarks, thanking Port Isabel’s public works department for decorating …

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‘High School Hoops’ this weekend on SPI and in Port Isabel

Sweet 16 Invitational

By BILL SCHNIER Five teams ranked in the top 25 in the state of Texas will be competing for the title in this weekend’s 7th Annual Spaw Glass South Padre Island Sweet 16 Invitational, scheduled for December 3-4 at two locations, the SPI Convention Centre and at Port Isabel High School. Headlining the field is …

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Tarpons Win in OT at Santa Maria, 46-45

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit at Santa Maria Tuesday night and took the win in overtime, 46-45. Trailing by two with sec­onds to go in regulation the Tarpons went for the win. “Kenny Herrera tried a 3-point shot, missed, and followed his own shot for the bucket and …

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Lady Tarpons all over Lyford, 60-21

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tar­pons jumped out to a 15-5 1st-quarter lead and ran away from the Lady Bulldogs of Lyford on Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym, winning by the lopsided score of 60-21. “They’re (Lyford) very young, mostly sophomores,” head P.I. coach Alan Ward said after the game. Clearly the advantage …

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Long Island project envisioned next to the old causeway

By ANTONIO VINDELL The old causeway that is now in a state of abandonment east of Long Island could be revamped and converted into a recreational place. An investor out of South Carolina is planning to pump in $15 million to build a recreational vehicle park with 106 sites, 6 water side floating cabanas and …

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Cascos declared winner of November race

By ANTONIO VINDELL Cameron County Judge Car­los Cascos has been declared the winner of the November 2 elec­tion in which he ran for a second four-year term. Cascos, a Republican who was challenged by John Wood, a Democrat, won the race by 64 votes. The Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, by a 3-to-1 vote, declared Cascos …

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Inferno destroys PI home

The addition Fidel Calvillo built onto his house on Ilinois Street in Port Isabel was destroyed by a fire that started in a storage room on Monday night.

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