Category: News

LV proposes leasing Gwen Bowl from Cross Church

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Gwen Bowl in Laguna Vista may soon be under the watch of the town and its skateboarding community. During their Oct. 13 town council meeting, Laguna Vista council members unanimously voted to propose a lease agreement with Cross Church, a San Benito-based church with a campus in Laguna Vista, regarding …

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Where to cast an early ballot in PI, SPI and LV

Elections

Staff report editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Early voting starts today. Here’s where you can cast a ballot between now and Oct. 30 in Port Isabel, South Padre Island and Laguna Vista:   Port Isabel: Where? Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center 309 Railroad St. Port Isabel, TX, 78578   When? Tuesday, Oct. 13 thru Friday, Oct. 16 9:00 …

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Life on the Boardwalk: Big Padre’s Last Meals of the Year

By Javier Gonzalez Naturalist Educator SPI Birding and Nature Center Special to the Parade The fall season is here, the weather is getting cooler, and Big Padre, our captive 12.6 foot rescued nuisance gator, will likely be having his last brisket meals (no BBQ sauce) of the year this month as he goes into brumation …

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Cameron County undecided in whether to opt in to Governor’s bar reopening order

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you asked Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño Jr. today whether he would allow bars to reopen, he would likely say no. Trevino said so during a press conference on Friday, two days after Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order to reopen bars across the state on Oct. 14 …

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Latest turtle “hatches” on Art Trail

Special to the PRESS Art Business Incubator (ABISPI) is home to the latest sea turtle on South Padre Island’s Sea Turtle Art Trail. Being the eighth sea turtle sculpture on the Sea Turtle Art Trail, and the first to capture the sea turtle’s life cycle from nest to ocean, artist and Kingfisher Gallery owner Sandy …

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Early voting begins Tuesday

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Early voting begins on Tuesday, Oct. 13, with several races across the area, state and country, through Oct. 30. Early voting has moved from Port Isabel City Hall to the Port Isabel Event and Cultural Center, at 309 Railroad St in Port Isabel, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays …

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Abbott: counties can reopen bars

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Wednesday that bars may reopen across the state at 50% capacity in a new executive order. On Oct. 14, Texas bars can reopen at 50% capacity across the state, if counties choose to “opt in” to the order and enforce the protocols. Outdoor bars have …

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Op-ed: Fishing is Great Year Round!

By Danno Wise Special to the PRESS The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged the traditional norms of society throughout the United States. With restrictions such as social distancing becoming our new normal, anglers know there is no better way to social distance than to spend time on the water. Throughout this trying time, fishing and …

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Family of shooting suspect questions investigation

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  After Guadalupe “Lupe” Ramon Fonseca Garcia was arrested for the shooting death of Ernesto Toral Norton on Sept. 22, his family claims the investigation was rushed and that basic facts given to the news media were false. “They need to get all the story right from the beginning,” Jorge Martinez, Garcia’s …

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Pit stopped: Restaurant-turned-food-trailer stuck amid SPI lawsuit

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A local restaurant owner attempting to transfer his former brick-and-mortar business to a food trailer is in limbo, pending a lawsuit against the City of South Padre Island.  Scott Bovee, owner of Porky’s Pit, put the barbecue restaurant on wheels when their store closed on August 30 after the building they …

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