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Tarpons take Pigskin by ears

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Mighty Tarpons Marching Band re­ceived Division One ratings at the 2011 University Interscholastic League (UIL) Pigskin Jubilee at Bobby Morrow Stadium in San Benito on Saturday, Oct. 15. According to Tarpon Band Director Scott Hartsfield, Port Isabel was the first 3A band to march and “set the standard” …

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Laguna Madre locals go pink

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the residents of Port Isabel and South Padre Island show their support by going pink. Throughout the month, there have been many events supporting breast cancer awareness, such as the Walk for Women and Zumbathon. Port Isabel schools have also …

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LV plans some fun

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Officials here have a hefty slate of meetings, and some scheduled levity, leading up to the Thanksgiving holidays. Laguna Vista Town Council, Parks Board, and the Planning and Zoning Commission calendars are booked for the coming weeks, highlighting proposals for a three-year capital improvements plan, major park improvements, …

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SPI to discuss natural habitats

Special to the PRESS South Padre Island’s City Council will hold their regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m., at City Hall. The agenda includes a presentation by TxDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) on the replacement of the causeway lights.  The Council will be recommending the appointment of one representative to serve on …

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Tarpons fall to Grulla, 27-26

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The ball either bounces your way or it doesn’t. Sometimes fumbles, missed tackles, and other miscues can be overcome. And sometimes it comes down to one last scoring opportunity and you either make the play or you don’t.  Friday night in Rio Grande City, it was the Grulla …

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Jr. high girls crowned district champs

Special to the PRESS The seventh and eighth grade cross country teams competed at the district meet in Progreso on Saturday, Oct. 15, and did a great job representing their school. Both the seventh and eighth grade girls were crowned district champions. The eighth grade girls started the day’s running with a flourish. The girls …

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BikeFest Photo Gallery (Days 1 and 2)

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Images seen here depict the first two days of the 2011 SPI BikeFest.       VROOM, VROOM! Check out these high-flying stunts! Thanks to Uvence Galvan for the pics shown below. Tweet

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Bikes, babes at this year’s Roar by the Shore

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By SCARLET O’ROURKE South Padre Parade editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Beach, bikes and babes – what more could be asked for in a weekend jam-packed for the Roar by the Shore South Padre Island BikeFest. Oct. 13-16 will mark the days for the festival starting off the event with registration at noon at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. …

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2011 SPI BikeFest Schedule

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Thursday, Oct. 13 All Events at SPI Convention Centre unless otherwise noted: 12 p.m. – Doors & Registration Open – Convention Centre 2:30 p.m. – Albert T Band – Bud Main Stage 4 p.m. – 12 Step Meeting – Theater Room 5:30 p.m. – Solace Band – Bud Main Stage 6:30 p.m. – KOTC Packet …

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15th Annual Latin Jazz Festival to move, groove Brown-town

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Special to the Parade The Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts (BSPA) and the City of Brownsville will hold the 15th Annual Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival ‘Reunion’ Oct. 12-16 in Brownsville. The Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival, inaugurated by the late, great Tito Puente in 1997, has become one of the most anticipated events in the …

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