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Tarpons await Sinton after taming Bulldogs

Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS SAN BENITO – The Port Isabel Tarpons cranked up the running game, threw in a pair of touchdown passes, and beat the Lyford Bulldogs Friday night in a bi-district playoff game, 40-20, at San Benito’s Bobby Morrow Stadium. The Tarpons led all the way after scoring on the …

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FBI raids apartment, man arrested

Billly Joe Jeffers

By HEATHER C. COX Special to the PRESS A 53-year-old Port Isabel man was arrested on November 13 and charged with allegedly having child pornography on his personal computer and laptop. Court records released on Wednesday state that FBI agents raided Billy Joe Jeffers’ Port Isabel residence at the Isla Vista Apartments and allegedly discovered …

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SOUL FOOD: Annual Thanksgiving dinner held

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com With her three young children by her side, Iris Covarrubias told the PRESS that she recently lost a good paying job in Brownsville and was forced to move back in with her parents, who reside locally. Adding to the stress, she worries about her husband who is …

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Zamora edges Delgadillo in recount

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The race for Cameron County Constable Precinct 1 went down to the wire with all votes being tallied Wednesday night. Three votes separated Republican Pete Delgadillo from incumbent Horacio Zamora. Ten mail-in ballots came in after Election Day and over 600 provisional votes had to be counted to decide the …

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Dredging continues off coast

Hopper Sand Dredger

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District partnered with the Texas General Land Office, Cameron County and the City of South Padre Island to renourish approximately one half mile of South Padre Island’s beaches using beach-quality sand harvested from a local dredging project. A large ocean-going hopper dredge, with …

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Area recognizes Veterans

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Laguna Madre Area honored servicemen and women on Veteran’s Day weekend throughout the area. On South Padre Island, the Parks Recreation and Beautification Committee hosted the Mayor’s Tribute to Veterans Day. South Padre Island Mayor Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr. saluted veterans and celebrated the 237th Marine Corps birthday on …

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Band performs aggressively at state

Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Band

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Port Isabel High School Silver Tarpon Band competed in state level competition at the Alamodome in San Antonio last week. Band Director Scott Hartsfield said he was amazed by the fan turnout to see the marching band perform in the contest. He said he was satisfied with the band’s …

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Tarpons to take on Lyford in bi-district round

Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons will face Lyford in a bi-district playoff this Friday (Nov. 16) in San Benito. Port Isabel was off last week and Tarpon players and coaches were in Raymondville last Friday to take in the Bearkats’ game with Lyford, knowing they would draw the loser …

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Playoff run ends for Lady Tarpons

Lady Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2012 volleyball playoffs have come to an end for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons. In San Antonio on Friday evening they were overwhelmed in straight sets by La Grange, 7-25, 10-25, 8-25. La Grange came in as District 26-3A champion and the No. 2-ranked Class 3A team …

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The Many Facets of Jessica Guerra

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By RAY QUIROGA South Padre Parade rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com From a young girl raised on both sides of the border, to a mom, model/promoter, and even Army soldier, Jessica Guerra could have never imagined that her life would take the twists and turns that it has. In fact a number of aspects about this 24-year-old’s life both …

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