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Feds unveil draft coastal protection plan

County officials have sharp words for Army Corps, meager inclusion of South Padre Island By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com During a public meeting held in Port Isabel last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) unveiled an ambitious plan to protect the Texas coast from …

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Joy to the World! Island rings in holiday season with tree lighting, parade

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS There are elaborate and grand parades across the nation, such as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, or the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. But, to most Americans, a small town parade is the true embodiment of holiday and community spirit. After a short tree …

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CVB report: Sandcastle Days nets $2.2 million ROI

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Advisory Board (CVA) got an in-depth look at how various special events have fared in terms of providing a return on the investments provided by the CVB during a meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 28. Using data provided by the University …

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Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

By ROSS RAMSEY The Texas Tribune George Herbert Walker Bush, the patriarch of a storied political family of Texas and the United States, has died, a family spokesman said Friday night. He was 94. Bush, a Republican, was the nation’s 41st president and served as vice president, director of the CIA, ambassador to the United …

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Board officially accepts super’s retirement

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel School Board of Trustees met during a special meeting Wednesday to officially accept the retirement of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lisa Garcia. As reported in the PRESS last week, Garcia announced her retirement plans to the board after last Tuesday’s regular meeting. She followed the …

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Laguna Vista kicks off holiday season

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Despite the weather being rather frightful most of the day, the skies cleared and the rain stopped, just in time for the town of Laguna Vista to initiate the first round of holiday festivities in the Laguna Madre area last Thursday, Nov. 29 at Roloff Park. Mayor Susie …

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Lighted boat parade dazzles Island audience

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS From Palm Street to Amberjack, every side street and parking spot along the entertainment district bordering the Laguna Madre was filled to capacity last Saturday evening, as spectators of all ages came out to view this year’s Lighted Christmas Boat Parade on South Padre Island. Beginning at Southpoint …

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Tarpon cagers rolling along

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s been quite a number of years since a Tarpon basketball team started a season 10-0.  But that’s just what this Port Isabel boys hoops squad has done. Tuesday night, the Tarpons got off to a fast start and rolled over the Lions of Mission – Juan Diego …

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Boys cruise past Juan Diego, 83-43

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel boys’ basketball team took down Mission – Juan Diego Academy, 83-43, Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym. The Tarpons improve to 10-0 on the season and are playing this weekend in La Feria’s C.E. Vail Tournament.  Their first-round opponent Thursday was scheduled to be Edinburg Economedes. …

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Lady Tarpons fall short at Pace, 54-47

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s been a rough week for the Lady Tarpons hoops squad.  They were one and four at last week’s La Feria tournament, and they lost last night at Brownsville Pace for their fifth straight loss. This is a team that started 8-3 and now there is just one …

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