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El Paseo Arts returns to the stage for a 17th season

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Special to the PRESS El Paseo kicks off its 17th Season on August 25 and 26 as they host a Camille Playhouse production, “56 Years of Song,” a musical review.  The show features solos and ensembles representing the many Broadway musicals presented at Brownsville’s Camille Playhouse over the past 56 seasons from the early production …

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Stolen golf cart returned after suspects go viral

Staff report A South Padre Island resident’s stolen golf cart has been returned, after a camera caught two suspects during the incident.  LaDawn Simpson posted in a local Facebook group, South Padre Island Concierge, that their golf cart had been stolen, posting the entire incident from a camera mounted to the golf cart’s frame. Simpson …

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Rep. Dominguez joins Texas Dem walkout

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Texas House of Representatives member Alex Dominguez (D-37) is joining other state house democrats in a walkout, preventing quorum against a Republican-backed bill that restricts voting rights across the state.  Dominguez, whose district includes the Laguna Madre area, told the PRESS in a statement that he joined 50 other Democrats–the required …

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PI’s Camacho signs to UIW

By Constancio Martinez Jr Special to the PRESS Surrounded by family, friends and coaching staff, former Tarpon athlete Will Camacho, who graduated this past May, signed a scholarship to attend the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Camacho, a multi-sport standout, will be joining the UIW Cardinals track team. UIW is a division …

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PI hosting free blood pressure checks all month

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  If you are wanting a free blood pressure check, the City of Port Isabel has you covered this month.  For all of July, Port Isabel is hosting free blood pressure checks Monday to Thursday at City Hall. Also included in the blood pressure screenings are body mass index (BMI) checks.  The …

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TPWD opens hunting lottery

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com About 10,000 Texans will get the chance to hunt on Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) refuge lands this year, after the state agency opened their annual hunter permit lottery this month. Hunters can now purchase tickets for a statewide drawing for hunts at state wildlife refuges and private lands, including at …

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School board discusses swimming pool, new building at high school

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  This past year, many changes came to Point Isabel ISD, namely how to keep schools open and students safe amidst a viral pandemic. But more welcomed changes are being discussed by school administration and the school board.  During a building committee meeting, PI-ISD school board members entertained having a swimming facility …

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Chaos building project moving ahead

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The infamous Chaos building on South Padre Island is moving ahead with its future use as a multi-use entertainment facility, according to city officials.  The project, housed at the former Chaos nightclub known for its spring break parties and events in the early 2000s, has slowly progressed in the last few …

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Laguna Madre area prepares for July 4th celebrations

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Laguna Madre cities are preparing for their Independence Day celebrations, now with less COVID-19 restrictions, and more vaccinated people, than last year. In Laguna Vista, the town is hosting their annual Independence Day Celebration at Roloff Park, at 122 Fernandez St, next to City Hall. According to Laguna Vista’s Facebook page, …

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County pleads public to get vaccinated ahead of Delta variant arrival

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com County health officials are asking residents to get vaccinated for COVID-19 if they have not already, expecting more contagious versions of the virus to arrive in the Rio Grande Valley soon.  During a press conference held by Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño on June 28, Cameron County Health Authority Dr. James …

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