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Aug 11 2017

Fish On!

78th Annual TIFT draws anglers, volunteers from around the world By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s no surprise that the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) draws anglers not just from all over Texas, but from all over the United States, and beyond. What may come as a surprise to some, though, is that …

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Aug 11 2017

Ladies Choice

State’s only all-female fishing tourney gets underway By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s ladies’ choice as women from around the Rio Grande Valley and beyond gather to compete in the 36th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT) this weekend. The popular women-only bay and offshore fishing tournament is the only one of its kind …

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Aug 11 2017

Snuffed Out

Council kills Lantern Fest amid environmental concerns By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council weighed the economic rewards against safety and environmental concerns regarding Lantern Fest during its Wednesday, Aug. 2 meeting, as members considered whether or not to issue a permit for the event. City Manager Susan Guthrie introduced …

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Aug 11 2017

LNG opposition continue community meetings

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Two years ago, residents and those with business interests penciled in the summer of 2017 on their calendars as the time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could potentially announce its decision regarding the applications of three energy companies seeking to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals …

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Aug 11 2017

Housekeeping

Committee looks to clean up City charter By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been a while since the Port Isabel City Charter was drafted. Along the way, various administrations have come and gone, the City has grown, and things, as they say, have changed. As such, several residents have repeatedly brought up the …

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Aug 11 2017

Tarpons Start Football Practice

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It seems late this year because the first Monday in August did not show on the calendar until the 7th of the month, but high school football practice is now officially on. The Press visited with the new Port Isabel head coach, Jaime Infante, in his office before …

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Aug 11 2017

Hanna Takes P.I. in Season Opener

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team lost to the Golden Eagles of Brownsville Hanna, 3-1, in their opening match of the 2017 season Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym. Hanna took the first two games, 25-9 and 25-22, before Port Isabel rallied for a 26-24 win in the …

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Aug 11 2017

Writer’s Block: Winding Down

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I love the summertime. I love the long days filled with warm sunshine and the hum of cicadas so loud they can clearly be heard indoors, even with a television or stereo turned loud. Throughout winter and spring, I eagerly await the arrival of summer. I yearn for …

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Aug 11 2017

Rio History: The Cut

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS In March of 1950 the Willacy County Navigation District sued to have the 1,760 acres of land immediately surrounding the port facilities of “Red Fish Landing” condemned. In a court ordered settlement, the District paid the American Legion $3 an acre for the land it owned. The small fishing …

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Aug 04 2017

Dangerous Highway 100

Laguna Heights woman injured Sunday, eight others taken to hospital in Thursday crash By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Multiple people were injured in a pair of accidents that occurred less than a week apart on Highway 100. The first incident occurred just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. Eight people were transported …

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