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21 fishing captains from Cameron County are among the best in the world

Special to the PRESS The Angler’s Choice Award is announced annually by FishingBooker, the world’s largest website for booking fishing trips. This exclusive recognition honors charter operators who went above and beyond for their customers by focusing on customer service, reliability, and fishing trip quality. Out of nearly 6,000 captains who partner with FishingBooker, around …

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District proposes salary increases for teachers

By KREIG KOHL Special to the PRESS On Tuesday May 31 the Point Isabel Independent School District School Board called a budget meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. After finding no public comments the Board immediately began looking at pay increase calculations for all employees for the next school year. The district itself recommended a …

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Woman allegedly trespasses on SpaceX facilities

Special to the PRESS On Wednesday, June 1, 2022, Cameron County Sheriff Deputies responded to the SpaceX Stargate Facility located at 1 Rocket Road, Brownsville, Texas, in reference to a trespasser. SpaceX Security Personnel informed deputies that a female subject, later identified as Nivea Rose Parker, was roaming around the fifth floor of the High …

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First of its kind boat grants independence for disabled anglers

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “I can, I did, and I will again” is the motto of the nation’s first ever fishing boat customized specifically so that people with disabilities can experience the joys of the ocean and fishing as independently as possible. It resides and was born right here on South Padre Island. Sturdy, stable …

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Open Mic Night provides forum for local poets

Special to the PRESS Poets take note: Karma Coffee and Books will be holding its first poetry open mic night on Thursday, June 16. The event, Beats with Books, will provide a forum for local poets to “share their work in an open, art-minded atmosphere,” said event coordinator, Dalton Swink. The event is free to …

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Something to Chew on

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Editor’s note: Moments in Time is a collection of published briefs that highlight the history of the Rio Grande Valley. Hathcock is a local historian. Something to Chew On A gentleman, whose name we do not care to mention, was robbed night before last night. Strange but true, …

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College sweethearts bring the waltz to SPI

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com For those wishing to get their groove on, and learn a thing or two while they are at it, Gaye and Ted Hubble, college sweethearts who have been married for almost 50 years, have just the thing. Every Thursday from 2 – 3 p.m., they instruct a completely free dance class …

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Port Isabel hosts 7on7 games

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS On Tuesday, May 31, the 7on7 Port Isabel team played a doubleheader against two Brownsville teams, Bro. Lopez and Bro. St. Joe. Their first game against Brownsville Lopez was a close one, but the Tarpons ultimately lost by a score of 22-21. PI started off the game …

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Tom & Jerry’s proves to be a refreshing multifaceted joint

By TESS FICCAGLIA Special to the PARADE Cody Pace, operator of Tom & Jerry’s Bar & Grill, family owned since 1977 says he cannot imagine himself doing anything else but running his family’s business. He prides himself on the fact Tom & Jerry’s has succeeded on South Padre Island for 26 years. Mr. Pace enjoys …

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Hart raves about On the Border’s picture perfect specialty margaritas

By TESS FICCAGLIA Special to the PARADE Ask Allison Hart, bartender and jack- of-all-trades, how she feels about working for a large conglomerate such as On The Border, and she will tell you it is the best place she has ever worked. She has been with the On the Border team since before they opened …

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