Tarpons all over Bearkats, 72-36

    By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel boys’ hoops squad put on a clinic in team basketball, as they cruised to a 72-36 win over the Raymondville Bearkats Tuesday night at Tarpon Gym.   It was the team’s second straight win, after a three-game losing streak dampened hopes for a district …

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Winning streaks abound for Tarpon Basketball

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The Girls basketball team is on a three-game winning streak after its recent wins over Progreso (37-33) and Raymondville (40-35). Sabrina Gonzalez who missed the last few games was back to scoring on fast break points finishing with 12 points versus Raymondville. The Lady Tarpons have now …

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Letter to the Editor: 1-30-2020

To The Editor, After reading the letter to the editor that Council Member Nadine Smith recently wrote, one is led to believe that all the City Council does is attend meetings and take action on agenda items. Having served as a Council Member myself, I understand first hand that there is more that is involved. …

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Oyster farming explained at Coastal Studies Lab

      By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      Marine experts and oyster enthusiasts gathered at the Coastal Studies Lab at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island last Saturday morning, to discuss recent legislation and offer a presentation about the business of oyster farming.       Dr. Tony Reisinger, Cameron County Extension Agent with the …

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SPI holds groundbreaking ceremony for median project

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      On a crisp, cool, impossibly beautiful January morning, city officials and staff, the mayor, council members, and construction workers gathered at the South Padre Island Convention Center Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. to hold an official groundbreaking ceremony for PR100.      SPI Mayor Patrick McNulty addressed the crowd before the …

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City Hall says no to circus animals

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS From circus animals to tax bond proposals, the Port Isabel City Commission met at City Hall at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, evening to discuss and take action on numerous items of business.  During the public comments portion of the meeting, local resident Glenda Stafford addressed the Commission …

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‘Shrimp Tales’ book launches in Port Isabel with large attendance

                            By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past Thursday, January 23, Rudy H. Garcia and Pat McGrath Avery launched their new book Shrimp Tales: Port Isabel and Brownsville Shrimping History. The book launch was held at the Port Isabel …

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Murder Trials Scheduled

                  Court Dates set for suspects in Laguna Heights homicide By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com More than three months after their arrest, Nelson Orona Santiago and Gloria Rueles Sanchez, suspects in the murder of Laguna Heights resident Miguel Angel Aguilera Orduna, have trial dates.  Santaigo and Sanchez will …

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Port Isabel High School DECA Students Headed to State

              By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS This past Thursday, January 16, Port Isabel High School (PIHS) sent 96 students to compete in the DECA District 1 competition in McAllen, Texas. DECA Chapter Advisor and Port Isabel High School teacher Victor Barrera said, “District I DECA CDC …

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SPI distributes rabies vaccine for coyote population

                        By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Fishmeal-coated, plastic pouches filled with rabies vaccine were placed throughout unpopulated parts of South Padre Island on Wednesday morning, as part of the city’s effort to prevent rabies in the local coyote population.  The vaccine is for the dog …

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