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Letter to the Editor

Kids are not mules Dear Editor, This is a call to all the parents of our junior high students. Our students walk around all day loaded down with their backpacks. They may not carry many books, but when you add all the notebooks and paperwork for seven classes, the weight is more than a child …

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‘Machete’ star Danny Trejo sits down with Parade for Q&A

Danny Trejo

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ South Padre Parade paradeeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Friday and Saturday, Danny Trejo was a MexiCAN. The 67-year-old veteran actor, who starred in “Machete” alongside Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez, has developed quite the cult following in his 20-plus year career in Hollywood. But Trejo – who has worked with Al Pacino, Robert De Niro …

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Tricks ’n Treats

Trick or treat!? Children from the Port Isabel elementary schools took to the streets on Monday, Oct. 31 for Halloween, visiting businesses along the downtown region of the city. This form of celebration was started for the children who would otherwise not be able to take part in the annual festivities outside of school. Teachers …

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Money matters examined in PI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com On Tuesday, Oct. 25, the City Commission met with City Manager Edward Meza and Finance Director Alonzo Echavarria-Garza to brain­storm for the coming Capital Improvements Plan for the city. “We’re moving some ex­penditures throughout the years so we can end up with no big heights or valleys of spending …

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Tarpons get fired up

Fired up Students and family gathered near Tarpons Stadium on Thursday night for the homecoming bonfire. (Staff photo by Scarlet O’Rourke) To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Oct. 31 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. For more photos, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Port-Isabel-South-Padre-Press/214919661884842 or friend us …

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Dancin’ in the streets

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel along with the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation team up to put on a day of festivities for the community. On Saturday, Oct. 29 the park behind the Museum of Port Isabel was full of tents, children …

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Mayor addresses Island

Special to the PRESS The Mayor of the City of South Padre Island, Robert N. Pinkerton, Jr., will present the State of the Island Address on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The State of the Island Address highlights the city’s accomplishments by summarizing departmental projects, community and special events, and significant …

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Letters to the Editor

Cat got your tongue Dear Editor, Many of the cats at the shelter are feral cats that have been trapped by Port Isabel and South Padre Island Animal Services Officers.  Feral cats are not someone’s pet and there will be no owners coming to their rescue. Rescue groups focus primarily on dogs because it’s easier …

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Music by the Bay slated

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Family fun for the Laguna Madre area is scheduled Nov. 22 in this bayside community with Laguna Vista Live: Music by the Bay. The open-air event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. in the heart of the city, at Roloff Park off of FM 510 behind …

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Alleged Cartel heir caught in PI

PRESS Staff Report Rafael Cardenas-Vella, the alleged heir to the Gulf Cartel racket, was arrested after a traffic stop in Port Isabel on Thursday, Oct. 20. According to the Port Isabel Police Department records, Cardenas-Vela was pulled over for speeding in a silver Ford F-150 truck going east along Highway 100. The two men in …

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