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Remembering Elizabeth Sweeten

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS It wasn’t like a John Grisham courthouse thriller, but the recent jury sentencing trial of Ronnie Huerta was fascinating in its own merit.  Huerta confessed to driving the motorcycle that struck and killed pedestrian Elizabeth Sweeten in March 2018. He had been drinking and under the influence of …

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Huerta sentenced to 11 years in prison death of former Press editor

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After two days of deliberation, a jury sentenced Ronnie Huerta, who is now convicted in the death of former Press editor Elizabeth “Liz” Sweeten, to 11 years in prison, with no fines.  Huerta, while riding his motorcycle between 60 to 70 miles an hour, collided with Sweeten as she was walking …

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Ceremony held for Port Isabel Lighthouse’s state historic site designation

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Port Isabel Lighthouse, after 69 years of operation under Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), became a state historic site under the Texas Historical Commission (THC) on September 1.  The 86th Texas Legislature transferred the Lighthouse, along with six other Texas sites, from the TWPD to the THC.  On …

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Tarpons get big 55-26 win over the Bloodhounds

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS With the Port Isabel Tarpons entering the game with just one win under their belt the win against the Bloodhounds was just what the doctor ordered. After being held to just seven points the previous week Tarpons “Tidal Wave Offense” overwhelmed the Hounds defense by scoring a …

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SPI council discusses Annova LNG, skate park, golf cart steering committee

By Pamela Cody  Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council met for its regular meeting Wednesday evening to award proclamations as well as to discuss tax abatements, the proposed skate park, and updates from the golf cart steering committee. Mayor Patrick McNulty began the meeting by awarding three different proclamations. The first …

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Laguna Vista schedules fun Fall events

By MARTHA  McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A series of Fall events scheduled in Laguna Vista begin with a community celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday evening, Oct. 1 at Roloff Park, 122 Fernandez Street. Sponsored by the Laguna Vista Police Department, the event is designed to encourage a closer relationship with the police and …

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Progreso gets P.I. in straight sets

By Larry Gage  Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons lost to Progreso Tuesday night in straights sets at Tarpon Gym.  The Lady Red Ants won by the scores of 32-30, 25-15, 25-16.   After winning their district-opening match against Raymondville, it was the Lady Tarpons’ sixth straight loss in league competition.  They fell …

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Senior Lowe Ready for Hoops Season

By Larry Gage  Special to the PRESS If we’re in the middle of football season then basketball can’t be far off.  And this basketball reporter happens to know that all returning players for this coming season’s Tarpon Varsity squad have already been hard at work for months getting ready for the start of practice later …

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Marching Contests Begin Saturday

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band has been hard at work learning their new show for the 2019 marching season.  With five football half-time shows under their belts band members are ready to compete in their first marching contest of the year.   In fact they will …

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Native Son, Nolan Perez, MD Named to UT System Board of Regents

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS   Nolan Perez, M.D., a 1989 Point Isabel High School graduate has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and confirmed by the Texas Senate, to join the University of Texas System Board of Regents to a two-year term which will end on February 1, 2021. He …

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