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Lady Tarpons Catch Lionettes, 39-32

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High girls basketball  team was hot from long range: at least that’s how they started this past Tuesday night. The Lady Tarpons’ first 12 points all came from three-point shots, as they raced out to a 12-8 lead over La Feria and won the District …

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Port Isabel Boys Soccer team off to a 2-0 start

            By: Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Boys soccer team is off to a good start, as they opened up the new year with a 2-0 record. Last year, the team didn’t get their first win till their 13th game of the 2018-2019 season. The Tarpons first …

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A conversation using Trump’s “How to win an argument with your liberal relatives”

By ROB AVILA Special to the PRESS On Christmas Eve, President Trump’s campaign surprised us with a gift no one asked for, the “win an argument with your liberal relatives” website, snowflakevictory.com. The website offers plenty for those whose New Year’s resolution is to spend more time DESTROYING loved ones with Trump loyal talking points, …

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2019: Year in Review

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                  By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadrepress.com The Port Isabel-South Padre Press had some transitional periods in 2019. Longtime editor Dina Arevalo left the PRESS at the beginning of the year, to work with the Mid-Valley Town Crier, where she is Editor. Freddy Jimenez, former editor of San Benito …

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Rio History: The Padre Island Story

                              By Steve Hathcock Special to the PARADE Christina wrote to me about a book she bought titled, “The Padre Island Story” by Loraine Daly. “I know that books about Texas history can be quite rare and I wonder if you …

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Movie Review: Jumanji: The Next Level

                        By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the PARADE Have you ever had one of those days where you wanted to turn off your brain, sit in front of a big ol’ white screen and see a film that will make you awe at …

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A comedy about the valley, its people, and…chickens?

Casting for Valley-based sitcom “Something Fowl” finishes By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the PRESS On December 21, Pandering Productions, a Rio Grande Valley-based content producer, held its second casting for a comedy sitcom pilot called “Something Fowl” in the Brownsville Public Library. The next day, at Austin Street Bar in McAllen, Texas, they held …

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Tarpon teams successfully take on big schools in tournaments

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS The Men’s basketball team participated in the Brahmas Holiday Shootout Tournament and came out with a 3-1 winning record. The Tarpons took the first game against the 5A CC Moody Trojans 60-58. The Tarpons lost game 2 to 6A PSJA North 69-55. On the second day of …

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STATE SENATE HOPEFUL RUBEN CORTEZ VISITS PI

              By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS  A contender for state Senate held a meet and greet in Port Isabel Friday evening, December 13, to introduce himself to residents of the Laguna Madre area in hopes of winning their vote in the upcoming March primary elections.      “I think …

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Lady Tarpons Resume District Play Friday

            By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops team split their four games at the Lyford Holiday Classic tournament last weekend.  In the team’s first game on Friday a 44-30 win was recorded over IDEA-Donna.  That afternoon they lost to eventual tournament champion, Santa …

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