Category Archive: News

May 18 2018

Election Day melee

Sheriff’s office charges six in connection with altercation By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A total of six people face felony charges in connection with an altercation that took place outside Port Isabel City Hall on Election Day. Former candidate for Commissioner Place 1, Rogerio “Roger” Salinas, along with his two sons, Roger and …

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May 18 2018

Sexual harassment allegation made against police chief

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A woman has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Port Isabel Chief of Police Robert Lopez. Sandra Del Rio, who works as the chief’s assistant, filed the complaint with Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema at City Hall last Wednesday afternoon, Hockema confirmed. Asked if a complaint had …

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May 18 2018

AG Paxton speaks at Chamber luncheon

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton was the guest of honor during a luncheon hosted by the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce last Thursday. The event, which was open to the public, was held at the Pearl Resort, and was attended by residents, business owners, and local dignitaries, …

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May 18 2018

Island Cinema receives EDC grant

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI Economic Development Corporation (EDC) approved a “Sand Dollars for Success” grant, reviewed a draft budget, and heard a director’s report during a meeting held on Tuesday, May 15. EDC Vice President Mickey Furcron called the meeting to order. Local movie theater, Island Cinema, won the $25,000 Sand …

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May 18 2018

Candidates sworn in, call for unity

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The winners of the May 5 Port Isabel municipal election were officially sworn into office Tuesday during a special meeting of the Port Isabel City Commission held at the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center (PIECC). There was a noticeable police presence at Tuesday night’s meeting, which was …

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May 18 2018

School board approves path to graduation for former students

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Former Port Isabel High School students who completed their course requirements but failed to pass the standardized tests needed to graduate high school are being given one last chance to earn a diploma with a program approved by the Point Isabel School Board of Trustees Tuesday night. The …

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May 18 2018

Three vie for drum major

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Silver Tarpon Band is expected to name a new drum major this week.      As of press time three candidates were preparing to audition for the position on Thursday.  The Press found PIISD Director of Bands Scott Hartsfield in his office in the music department this week, and, …

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May 18 2018

Runners anticipate cross country season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The sport of cross country running seems to go under the radar.  With the current school year coming to an end, and the start of the 2018-2019 school year just months away, Tarpon sports fans are already looking ahead to the upcoming football and volleyball seasons.  But there’s …

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May 18 2018

Former Tarpon reflects on keys to success

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS “It’s important to remember that just like the objects in the mirror that are closer than they appear, so are the events and unique situations in your past which will cultivate you as the person you are today.” So said Tarpon graduate and standout Bobby Barker during Monday …

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May 18 2018

Writer’s Block: Summer Safety Tips

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’ve been outside at all this week then surely you’ve noticed it’s been hot. Very hot. It’s been downright uncomfortable, and with Memorial Day coming up soon, it seems Mother Nature wants to get a head start on the summer weather. And so that means it’s time …

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