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Turtles make way to shore

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The weather conditions were perfect and nature took it’s course on South Padre Island Saturday morning. As a parade to mark the beginning of the Kemp’s ridley Seas Turtle nesting season was going on, the first turtle made it’s way on shore to lay her eggs. By the end of …

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Tarps compete in district golf tourney

Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons Boys & Girls Golf teams traveled to the Tony Butler Golf Course in Harlingen last Wednesday to compete in the District 32-3A Golf Tournament. The Tarpons Boys team finished a close third place behind district champion Zapata and runner-up La Feria. The Tarpons were led by Sophomore …

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Rivera guards the plate for Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Some high school athletes specialize in one sport. Oth­ers compete in several, often two at the same time. One of Port Isabel High’s multi-sport men is Victor “Bucky” Rivera. From August to Novem­ber it’s all football for Ri­vera, who played on the of­fensive line for the Tarpon’s 2010 co-district champion team. The …

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Salinas a force on the mound

 By LARRY GAGE Daniela Salinas is a pitcher for the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons var­sity softball team. Only a freshman she has, so far this season, pitched a no-hitter and a perfect game. The team is currently tied for second-place in the district standings, and control their own destiny for making the post-sea­son playoffs. …

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Laguna Vista committee purchases charter

 By MARTHA McCLAIN Fears of Brownsville’s land-march to Laguna Vista, and the prospect of becom­ing a land-locked community were reasons cited that vot­ers should adopt a proposed Home Rule Charter here on May 14. “Part of the golf course (property) could be in Brownsville’s city limits if Home Rule doesn’t pass,” Committee Chairman Rudy Garcia …

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Bikes take over Island

 By JASON MIHALICK Thousands cruised up and down South Padre Island Boulevard this year for Beach N’ Biker­fest 2011. Once again it was a well-attended event co­ordinated and held by the Magic Valley Motor­cycle Club. Eli Hinojosa and Dave Lozano were the main coordinators of the event, along with hundreds of volunteers out to make …

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Man dies in kite board accident

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. On a nearly perfect day to be on the beach a tragedy oc­curred as Thursday afternoon resulted with a death of a man after an accident on South Padre Island. According to Cameron County Constable reports, deputies were dis­patched to the 58010 block of Padre Blvd., in reference to a …

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Power not a problem

BY JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS took the show on the road Thurs­day morning thanks to the power being out in the area. According to Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto Gonzales, a power line went down on Garcia Street in the early morning hours, taking out power for a large area …

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Junior High Track finishes strong

  The District 32-3A Jr. High meet was held last Saturday, April 2nd at Tarpon Stadium. The Lady Tarpon track teams came into the meet with high hopes as the dis­appointment of last year’s meet still hung in the air for the eighth grade girls who wanted to avenge their 12-point loss of last year …

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Freshman pitcher Salinas hurls gem in road win

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Friday marked perfection for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons softball team. A road win over Grulla with a 13-0 score marked a fourth consecutive shut out and it was highlighted as Daniela Salinas pitched a perfect game. “Nobody said a word,” said Head Coach Belinda Trevino, “as a matter of …

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