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Foggy SpaceX launch ends in explosion

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  An unusually early launch at SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility ended in flames after the most recent Starship prototype exploded before landing.  In its fourth high-altitude test flight, Starship SN11 launched at 8 a.m. on Mar. 30. Around six minutes later, before the spacecraft had a chance to land, fire illuminated the …

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PI business owners can register employees for COVID vaccine

Staff report Port Isabel business owners can now register their staff for COVID-19 vaccines.  Up to 10 employees, including owners and managers, over 30-years-old with underlying conditions, can register per business. Vaccination clinics will be held again a week after Easter.  Go to http://bit.ly/pi-bus to fill out the form.   Tweet

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Mild water shortage occurring in LMWD

Staff report  A mild water shortage is occurring in the Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD), according to a press release from the utility company.  On Wednesday, Mar. 10, the LMWD initiated Stage 2 water conditions, meaning there is a mild water shortage. The shortage, according to the press release, is due to water levels in …

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SPI examining scooter ordinances after ‘reckless’ riding

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Just weeks after their arrival, the future of dockless scooters on South Padre Island is in question. Last Wednesday, South Padre Island City Council voted to convene a committee to examine the city’s ordinances on dockless scooters, after several citizen complaints and police reports of reckless riding.  SPI Councilmember Kerry Schwartz, …

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Lady Tarpons soccer playoff bound

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Lady Tarpon soccer team is playoff bound, the first time in two years. This Saturday, at 10 a.m., the Lady Tarpons will face the IDEA Donna Lady Titans at home, after a rough season wrought with COVID-19, a freeze and endless schedule changes.  Port Isabel High School Head Girls Soccer …

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Now thawed, the time to fertilize and plant is now

Robert Lewis Special to the PRESS Now that we are in the final week of March, we are all over the “shock” of the devastating freeze that affected all plants throughout the entire state of Texas. After five weeks of recovery, I am seeing many plants showing signs of life: mainly from the bottom half …

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Annova LNG abandons Port-bound project

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Annova LNG, one of three liquified natural gas export plant projects slated for the Port of Brownsville, has suspended the project, the company announced this past Monday.  “Due to changes in the LNG market, Annova LNG has announced the immediate discontinuation of its liquified natural gas export facility under development in …

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Pinkerton Chosen All Region, Dist. MVP

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Cole Pinkerton has played his final basketball game as a Port Isabel Tarpon. He was brought up to Varsity in his freshman year and, with his Tarpon team-mates, proceeded to make program history for the next four seasons. For his efforts Pinkerton has been named to the All-Region …

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PI medians getting facelift

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Port Isabel’s medians are being relandscaped, just after February’s freeze affected most of the flora in the Laguna Madre area.  On Mar. 10, the City of Port Isabel broke ground on the Median Beautification Project, funded and organized by a city bond passed in 2018.  February’s freeze damaging or destroying the …

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PI-ISD holding school board election

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By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com School board election season is upon the Laguna Madre area.  Point Isabel ISD has two school board places up for election: Place 1 and Place 2.  Bertha Zamora, former Port Isabel High School principal, is running for another Place 1 term. Zamora has served on PI-ISD’s board since 2012.  In a …

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