Islanders busy themselves ‘Boatin’ & Floatin”

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A new kind of party has been rocking the Laguna Madre bay as of lately. A Facebook group dedicated to this unique family friendly shindig has emerged and gained a following of nearly 4,000 members as of August 2. It’s 2022 and people are fed up with the mundane, so it’s …

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Big Padre celebrates 55

By JAVIER GONZALEZ Special to the PARADE Big Padre is the largest, oldest, and most famous rescued nuisance alligator housed at the SPI Birding & Nature Center’s alligator sanctuary. He is a 12’7” 900lb beast of a gator and everyone is invited to celebrate his 55th birthday at his big end-of-summer bash at the SPIBNC …

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SPI to host Active Shooter Response Training

By SHELDON MOORE It is impossible to be at all in touch with current events and not be aware of the many mass shooting tragedies taking place across the nation. Most Americans have heard the gruesome details of the horrific events in the small town of Uvalde near San Antonio. While the Uvalde incident may …

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Community pleads with board to reject abatement

  By KREIG KOHL On Tuesday July 26 The Port Isabel Independent School District held a special meeting in order to hear arguments from Texas LNG, Liquified Natural Gas, about being granted a special tax abatement meant for companies that invest in their local communities. This has created an outcry by local communities who do …

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Birding Center thanks Lucio

The South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary welcomed retiring Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio Jr. of the 27th District to the July 13, 2022, regular board of directors meeting. The purpose of the invitation to the meeting was to thank Senator Lucio for his support of the South Padre Island Birding Center …

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Operation Border Health coming soon

By TONY VINDELL Operation  Border Health/Preparedness is around the corner so get ready to receive a number of free health care services. House pets are also eligible to get treatment at zero cost from a team of experts from Texas A&M University in College Station. Formerly known as Operation Lone Star, OPHP is scheduled to …

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Coast Guard suspends search

Special to the PRESS The Coast Guard has suspended its search Sunday for a 35-year-old fisherman who went missing off South Padre Island, Texas, Saturday. Coast Guard crews searched approximately 1,903 square miles for over 32 combined hours. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi command center watchstanders received a call at 5 a.m. Saturday on VHF-FM …

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County adopts resolution in support of SpaceX despite strong opposition

By DAVID LOPEZ Cameron County Commissioners on Tuesday adopted a resolution supporting SpaceX’s Super Heavy Project at the Boca Chica launch site during their regular meeting. During the meeting, commissioners also approved the abandonment of four county roads within SpaceX’s vicinity:  Annette Street, Joanna Street, Remedios Street, and a portion of Lucero Court. Rebekah Hinojosa …

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H-E-B awards grant to the SPI Birding Nature Center

Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary announces a new grant award of $15,000 from H-E-B Environmental Affairs and Border Region Public Affairs. The grant will partially fund environmental education programs for school field trips. The South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary serves more than …

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Port Isabel native approaches 102

By SHELDON MOORE Its August 1920. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, guaranteeing women the right to vote. The first commercial radio station in these United States, WWJ in Detroit, begins operations. In Port Isabel, Texas, on August 30 of that year, Pedro and Romana Valent Barrientez welcome a new daughter, Maria …

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