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Sophomore Navarro Moved Up to JV

                          By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The team that a particular player starts the season with is not necessarily the one he’ll be playing with once the district season starts.  One such Port Isabel High player is sophomore Josue Navarro.   “I …

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PI-ISD’s Mariachi Plata Wins Area and Advances to State

                By LAURA LYLES REAGAN Special to the PRESS Point Isabel ISD proudly announced on December 17 that the Port Isabel High School Mariachi Plata earned a Division 1 Superior Rating at the Texas Association Mariachi Educators South Area Contest. It qualified them to compete at the state …

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Washed Up Texas promotes beach health through beach-litter sculptures

By Angie Gamez Special to the Press Most of us love the ocean, live near it or wish we did. For artist Connie Lovell, who lives in Harlingen, the ocean is her “heart and soul.”  Lovell was so bothered by trash on the beach left by beach goers, trash that washed ashore, and trash in …

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Rotary Club, city, funds new kennels at PI animal shelter

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Port Isabel Rotary Club dedicated several new kennels to the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter in Port Isabel last Friday, December 20. The kennels’ funding and repair were the Port Isabel Rotary Club’s yearly service project, where the group seeks out a local organization in need of help.  Some …

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Another Stellar Year for Instrumental Music

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The year 2019 is rapidly drawing to a close, so even though we’re only halfway through the school year your instrumental music reporter just thought it would be an opportune time to consider the “State of the Program” and remind everybody how grateful we should all be to …

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The Most Haunted Places in the RGV: The Old Mercedes Fire Station

By Joanna “Luna” Sanchez Special to the PRESS  Welcome back to The Most Haunted Places in the RGV.  Two weeks ago, we explored the history of Brownsville’s Daisy Starck, a young girl trampled during a parade in 1897.  This week, we are taking our investigation to the old Mercedes fire station, located in Mercedes,Texas, where …

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Tarpon basketball on a regular and district game streak

By: Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past Friday, the Boys Port Isabel Basketball team picked up a 49-48 win against the 5A PSJA Memorial Wolverines. Just like the previous game versus the Santa Maria Cougars, some last-minute steals by Cole Pinkerton and Kaiden Martinez helped secure the win. The team was led …

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Rio History: Getting Her Two Cents Worth

By Steve Hathcock Back in 2007, I bought a canvas bag full of pennies from a man who had accumulated them over the past couple of decades. He tried to exchange them for currency at his bank but was told that large amounts of coins had to be in rolls in order for the bank …

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Three wins and a loss for the PI boys, girls teams

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Lady Tarpons picked up a 68-64 overtime win over the St. Joseph Lady Hounds this past Friday. The Lady Tarpons built up a 12-point lead at halftime behind the shooting of Ryley Galvan (14 points) and Sabrina Gonzalez (17 points). Tarpon turnovers and Lady Hounds 3-point …

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Creatures Among Us: Stunning, Clever Green Jays

By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PARADE Bright blue caps its head, suggesting woodland shadows. Black velvet encircles its eyes, draping cheeks and throat. Olive back feathers and a lemon underbelly wash into milky green as it flutters off, dissolving into foliage, yellow blossoms and Spanish moss.  Green jays, South Texas’ pride and joy, …

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