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P.I. football men hit the practice field

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS High school football practice began across the Valley this week and the Port Isabel Tarpons hit the practice field early Monday morning. Your football reporter was able to observe Tuesday morning’s session first hand, and all involved were seen to be working hard as the season’s first game, …

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Junior high athlete Gonzalez makes mark on summer track

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Chelsea Gonzalez, incoming 8th grader at Port Isabel Junior High school, competed in two summer-circuit track competitions over July: shot put and discus. Gonzalez’s summer track started in June when she competed in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Southern District meet in Converse, Texas, advancing in both shot put and discus …

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Vasquez ready for volleyball season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior Lady Tarpon volleyball player, Estrella Vasquez, loves volleyball and has been appointed by head P.I. Coach, Julie Breedlove as a co-captain for the 2019 season. While the Tarpon football team has just started practice this week the volleyball team has already played its first match, a 31 …

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A Modest Proposal

By MIKE HANCOCK Special to the PRESS Effective six months upon signing into law: all citizens owning or purchasing a centerfire semiautomatic pistol, rifle, or shotgun must be in possession of a valid Federal Firearms License. The fine for non-compliance is $5000 and/or jail time. In order to obtain an FFL, one must fill out …

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Author of “South Padre Shark” holding book signing this weekend

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the Press Ernest Francis Schanilec, author of the “Hastings series” novels, will be signing copies of his most recent novel, “South Padre Shark,” on Saturday, August 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, at Paragraphs on Padre Bou levard bookstore, located at 5505 Padre Boulevard on the island. …

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Business Highlight: Tesori

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the Press If you love charming little shops, then you will love Tesori. Located in Port Isabel’s downtown square, Tesori has one-of-a-kind trinkets and gifts that are sure to satisfy even the pickiest of people. There is something for everyone. Owned by June Williams, who runs the shop …

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TIFT’s 80th anniversary: A recap

By GAIGE DAVILA Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) held its 80th tournament over the weekend, with a birthday theme that populated the tournament’s marketing, merchandise and award ceremony decorations. This year, several locals won, including Michael Curry with the heaviest redfish (9.05 lbs) and John Barrera with the heaviest …

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Group speaks against Annova: Company seeks tax abatement

By GAIGE DAVILA Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Members of Save RGV from LNG, a Valley-based activist group against the planned building of a Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) plant in the Port of Brownsville, and other concerned Valley residents, spoke in opposition to the project’s parent company, Annova LNG, attempt to seek a tax abatement …

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Hoops player Rinza Off to Vegas

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior Port Isabel Tarpon hoops player Daniel Rinza doesn’t just work on his game through the offseason locally, he takes it on the road. Some of these road games are outside the state even in different time zones. As this is being written Rinza is preparing to board …

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Trumpet player Fleming dedicated to task

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Preparing a Friday night football halftime show is not easy. Drummers report to the band halls before the Fourth of July, with the rest of the band coming in a week after. It takes desire, dedication, hard work, and long hours outside during the hottest part of the …

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