Category Archive: News

Sep 15 2017

Lady Tarpons win two straight

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team has won its last two matches and takes a 2-1 league record into this Saturday’s home match against La Feria. Last Saturday the Lady Tarpons got past the Lady Gators of La Grulla in straight sets, 25-16, 25-21, 27-25.  This …

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Sep 15 2017

Police Blotter for Sept. 14, 2017

Special to the PRESS Sting Like a Bee 1:26 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1 — A Port Isabel police officer arrived at the Shark Tank Lounge to find a man standing in the parking lot with a bloody nose. The man said the punch caused him to fall to the ground; by the time he stood …

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Sep 15 2017

Writer’s Block: Never Forget

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s funny the things that will spur a memory that’s sat quietly in the back of our minds. Sometimes a familiar smell or sound will trigger a fond reverie of pleasant times past. Other times, the memories which spring to the surface are unpleasant ones whose sharp edges …

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Sep 15 2017

Life on the Boardwalk: After the Storm

By JAVIER GONZALEZ Special to the PRESS Just as predicted, this hurricane season has been a very active one with nature flexing its full force by the way of record breaking hurricanes unlike anything we’ve seen in a long, long while. Luckily and thankfully, South Padre Island has been spared the destruction that so many of …

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Sep 15 2017

Rio History: Treasure Hunting Tips

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Simple logic will pay big dividends if properly applied. When the United States went off the gold standard back in the 1930’s, banks were failing all over the country. Small time bank robbers, such as the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, became the heroes of the common man while bankers …

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Sep 08 2017

Adios, gentlemen

Thomas, Keplinger resign from water board By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) Board of Directors accepted the immediate resignations of Directors Jeff Keplinger and Whitey Thomas during a meeting Tuesday afternoon. The two men were not present at the meeting, but both submitted letters of resignation which were …

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Sep 08 2017

Cunningham resigns as city attorney

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS Kathy Cunningham, daughter of the late Paul Cunningham, has resigned as South Padre Island’s city attorney. Cunningham was named to the position after the death of her father in February. The elder Cunningham had served as the City’s attorney since its incorporation in the early 1973 and was instrumental …

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Sep 08 2017

County talks beach nourishment, budget

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com During a regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court approved a grant application for a beach nourishment project at application. The Court also continued financial discussions amid final preparations for its vote on the 2017-1018 fiscal budget scheduled for later this month. The beaches at …

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Sep 08 2017

Port Isabel police to get new radars, body armor

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Upgrades and improvements continue at the Port Isabel Police Department. The latest of which — the purchase of radar units for patrol vehicles, and body armor for officers — were approved by the Port Isabel City Commission in a special meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Chief Robert …

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Sep 08 2017

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 7, 2017

Special to the PRESS To the editor: One of South Padre’s own showed up at the right gas station at the right moment to make a bigger difference than she could imagine. My mother asked me to share her story with you. On Friday morning, my father, weary from a week of hard labor on …

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