Category: News

P.I. animal shelter seeking to revamp

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter, after some period of stagnancy, is reaching out to the community in an effort to revamp its local presence. The Press recently had the opportunity to speak to John Sandoval, Code Enforcement Dept. Head and Fire Marshall, who shared some …

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Former QB DeMoss looks ahead

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Former Port Isabel Tarpon quarterback Kyle DeMoss is starting his second year with the P.I. coaching staff. It’s a time for optimism as coaches and players look ahead to the new season. DeMoss sat with the Press this week and talked about what’s ahead for the 2019 …

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Hernandez ready for double-duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Port Isabel High student David Hernandez is not unusual when it comes to the multi-talented, multitasking young people that populate the classrooms and hallways of good old P.I. High. Hernandez is an incoming sophomore and he’ll be doing double-duty for the next few months in instrumental music …

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Strunk looks forward to healthy ‘19 season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Senior Tarpon football player Mac Strunk, like most of his teammates, has been hard at work in the weight room at Port Isabel High School. He’s preparing for his senior year of football and he hopes that this one will be much healthier for him than the …

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Rio History: Treasure Ships of Padre Island

By Steve Hathcock Special to the Parade I remember reading an article one time, where the author wrote; “There is a sunken ship for every mile of shoreline along the Texas Coast.” Early Spanish records are full of shipwreck accounts. For instance; in November 1527, an unexpected, late season storm struck Galveston Island. A merchant …

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Taking Shape, Ferris wheel coming to South Padre Island

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Visitors and residents of South Padre Island may have noticed a new structure on the horizon, as Gravity Park is installing a Ferris wheel in front of Louie’s Back Yard. Rob Nixon, manager of Gravity Park, recently spoke about the project on a social media post addressing questions …

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Murky waters: Gator exhibit met with mixed reviews

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (SPIBNC) held a hospitality event for their new gator exhibit on Tuesday evening, offering visitors a free opportunity to see their new gator enclosures and attempting to allay public safety concerns. Since the exhibit opened on May 11, there has …

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In the works: Improvement plans on display at open house workshop

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island held an Open House meeting on Tuesday afternoon at City Hall to obtain input from the community regarding new medians, traffic lights, boardwalks and sidewalks that will extend north on the island. Drawings, maps, and poster boards were on display for the …

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Fundraiser for local student slated

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Last September, a Port Isabel family received the kind of devastating news every family dreads. Joseph Isaiah Perez, a student at Port Isabel High School, was a tight end and defensive end for the Tarpons before being diagnosed with leukemia. The sixteen-year-old is currently staying in San Marcos …

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Summer band camp starts soon

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2018-’19 school year has officially come to a close and plans are in place for the upcoming year. For the instrumental music department at Port Isabel High this means that the schedule for Summer Band Camp 2019 is, while not necessarily set in stone, finalized and in …

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