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PI-ISD Board hears complaints on dress code

By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS September 15 saw a special meeting of the Point Isabel Independent School District School Board. The meeting was held to go over board member safety training and a presentation and update on the student dress code. The board began the meeting with public comments, which can be on …

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Perez hopes to make impact on Island realty scene

By AMANDA SOTELO Special to the PRESS A product of South Texas College and its Valley Scholars Program, Deisy Perez is leading successful careers as a real estate investor, actress and most recently, travel advisor. The 41-year-old Valley native has even recently ventured into the world of real estate marketing and sales and has targeted …

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LMWD remembers Sept. 15 during water main repairs

Special to the PRESS So many years have passed and still LMWD remembers that 21 years ago, friends and family members were lost because of a horrific accident. However, since then, the community has continued to grow, build, and flourish, beginning with the rebuilding of the Causeway itself. Last week on the special day of …

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Lipstick helped win WWII, provided femininity

By Rene Torres Although lipstick admittedly contributed on a small scale to the war effort, women, in those times, were expected to be as feminine during the World War II era as they did prior to the conflict. Perhaps lipstick did not untangle the knots of despair of the afflicted soldier, but it provided hope …

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Sigmund Freud dies at home in London

By Steve Hathcock Editor’s Note: Moments in Time is a collection of recovered newspaper briefs and other publications that offer a look back at the history of the Rio Grande Valley and the rest of the world. Sigmund Freud dies at home in London London. Professor Sigmund Freud, originator of psychoanalysis, died at his Hampstead, …

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Tarpons fall to Chargers, 44-14

  By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS This past Friday, the 4A Port Isabel Tarpons and 5A Brownsville Veterans Memorial Chargers clashed in front of a jam-packed stadium.  Brownsville Veterans came into the game with the benefit of having 3-times the enrollment of Port Isabel, but the Tarpons were not backing down from …

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Memorial Expression Session unites surf community

Special to the PRESS The Memorial Expression Session took place on Saturday, Sept.10. The session is an annual grassroots event in which the local surfing community comes together to remember all the surfers who have called “The Jetties” home, and are now surfing the endless wave in the sky. It was started several decades ago …

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Second Causeway in the works

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS A second causeway uniting visitors to South Padre Island is in the works. The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) is currently conducting the project’s environmental phase, which could take about three years to complete. Executive  Administra-tive Assistant Lulu Mayorga said the CCRMA was leading the project development …

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LV city employees may see raise

By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PRESS On  Wednesday,  September 7, 2022 the Laguna Vista Town Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Michael Carter promptly at 6:01pm.  Also present were Council Member 1, Christopher Romero, Council Member 2, Johvonne Howard, Council Member 4, Victor Worrell, Council Member 5, Silke De Gobeo., Mayor Protem …

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SPI talks golf-carts after lives lost in Galveston

By DAVID LOPEZ Special to the PRESS Last Wednesday’s SPI City Council meeting began with an announcement for an upcoming Adopt-A-Beach Day on Saturday, September 17 at Beach Access #3. Furthermore, council members announced a causeway collapse ceremony slated for September 15 in Port Isabel. Council members’ first order of business was proclaiming Sept. as …

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