Category: Gallery

30 Years: De la Lastra family remembers fallen fishermen

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been 30 years since the de la Lastra brothers went to sea and never returned. But, for their mother, their family and their friends, memories of their jovial attitudes and happy natures remain fresh. Jose Eduardo and Gustavo de la Lastra were career shrimpers, from a family …

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Pe-DUCK-strian Crossing

Special to the PRESS Port Isabel Animal Control officer Oscar Del Abra, with the assistance of Port Isabel police, helped a mother black-bellied whistling duck and her ducklings cross Highway 100 Tuesday morning. Traffic was briefly stopped while the ensemble made their way across the busy thoroughfare. Want the whole story? Pick up a copy …

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The Nice List

        By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club joined Santa Claus as he made a special early delivery to the boys and girls of the Esperanza B. Garza Head Start in Laguna Heights. “We are here to give to the community, to the kids who …

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Texas Week: Police, EMS ready for crowds

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A young man sat on the sand with his knees drawn up and his head hanging low. If passersby took note, it was to take photos of him with their smart phones before continuing on their way. The man was unable to get up and didn’t know where …

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In Memoriam: Water District remembers beloved employee

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Water District recognized former custodian Lupe Salinas by presenting a plaque in her honor to members of her family Tuesday. The plaque is located on the exterior of the District’s office, above several rose bushes crowned by several vibrant blooms. Salinas, who died in December, …

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Spring Breaking with Jessica Guerra

PARADE Staff Report Hard working, independent, smart, talented, single mother, and, oh yeah,knows how to handle a firearm, all accurately describe the lovely Jessica Guerra. Hailing from Brownsville, Guerra is a marketing model and ring girl at regional boxing and mixed martial arts events.She’s also no stranger to the Island, not only spending serious time here …

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IN MEMORIAM: Family observes remembrance mass, celebration of lost fisherman

PRESS staff report Photos by Sergio Treviño July 7 marked the 27th anniversary of the deaths of Gustavo de la Lastra and Jose Edwardo de la Lastra. Their family, who donated the Cristo de los Pescadores statue at Isla Blanca Park in their honor, gathered there to hold a memorial mass and celebration for the two …

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Dozens show for beach restoration, celebration

Special to the PRESS Approximately 50 volunteers planted 16,000 plants to enhance the protective Dune System of the beach Saturday during a collaborative beach restoration project between the Surfrider Foundation and the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue . Local sand castle artist, Andy Hancock, was also on hand to build a sand castle. (Photos courtesy Seth …

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Spring Fever

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Months of winter rain has led to a spectacular spring bloom all across the Valley. The bright reds, yellows and purples of prickly pear cactus flowers, Texas thistle and lantana provide a perfect feast for pollinating insects of all sorts. The flowers should continue to bloom on into …

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Beach-N-Biker Fest 2015 photo gallery

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Tweet

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