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Dolls place at National Competition

Special to the PRESS The realization of a dream come true came to fruition as 12 members of the Derry Elementary dance team “The Derry Dolls” traveled to Disney World to participate at the University Dance Alliance National Competition. The competition, which is affiliated with the National Dance Alliance, was held February 5, in Orlando, …

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La Feria tops P.I., 64-51, takes 3rd playoff spot

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tarpons took the bus to La Feria Tuesday night to try to sweep the season series with the Lions and gain the district’s third playoff berth.  The Lions turned the tables on the Tarpons, winning the game, 64-51, and taking the last playoff spot for themselves in the process.  …

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South Padre Island House Fire

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South Padre Island residents were shocked to find a neighbor’s home ablaze just past 3 p.m. Saturday. That’s when authorities were notified that a home on 5903 Tropical Drive was on fire. A preliminary investigation showed that the cause may have stemmed from the home’s chimney, which was recently used by the homeowners during cold nights. The west side of the home, where the chimney was located, was devastated in the blaze. The fire also took the life of the family pet. One neighbor said that in his 30 years living in this area of the Island, this is the most devastating residential fire he’s seen. The home is believed to be owned by local real estate business owner Mickey Furcron. (Staff photos by Amanda Armstrong, Joe R. Bowling, Jr., and Ray Quiroga)

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UPDATE: Blaze consumes South Padre Island home

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Breaking News: No injuries reported in SPI house fire, family pet killed By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com SOUTH PADRE ISLAND – The middle of a beautiful Saturday afternoon was disrupted on South Padre Island as a second story fire swept through a residential home, believed to be owned by local real estate business …

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Port Isabel Cotillion 2011

FRONT (L-R): Ralynn Alcocer, Katherine Spurgeon, Carolina Perez, Shelly Campos and Kimberly Ceballos. BACK (L-R): Jasmine Cisneros, Gabriela Gonzalez, Erica Krzywonski, Nadia Perales, Laura Perez, Risa Garcia and Angelica Cantu. (Courtesy Photo)     Tweet

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NCEA Higher Performing School

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Point Isabel ISD for having Port Isabel Junior High School make the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years …

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Tarpons fall hard to Rio Hondo, 92-54

By LARRY GAGE The Rio Hondo Bobcats came prowling into Tarpon Gym Tuesday night undefeated in district play at 9-0.  Their league record remains unblemished after a 92-54 shellacking of Port Isabel. The Tarpons led 2-0 and the score was tied at 6 apiece before the visiting Bobcats ripped off a 26-4 run, taking a …

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Lady Tarpons start playoffs Monday

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons dropped their final regular season game at Rio Hondo on Tuesday night, 58-45.  The final District 32-3A standings show Port Isabel in third place with a 9-3 record.  The top three teams make the playoffs and P.I.’s first-round game will be played Monday (Feb. 14) at Raymondville. …

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Ordinance draws crowd but no action

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. For a second time an ordi­nance came before the Board of Commissioners in Port Isabel and still no clear deci­sion on whether it shall pass or fail. Members of the com­munity showed up that were both for and against a pro­posed ordinance regulating parking of motor vehicles within the R-1A …

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Police department recognizes their own

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Tuesday night during the Port Isabel City Com­mission Meeting four of­ficers were recognized for their efforts as Chief Gual­berto Gonzalez handed out awards to Cesar Garcia, Sergeant Javier Vivero, Monica Garza and David Martinez. Each of the four were recognized for do­ing their part to assist in the daily operations …

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