Waves of change: New local sparks effort to reduce waste on SPI

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Back in the day, three R’s stood for reading, writing, and arithmetic. For some South Padre Island residents, however, the three R’s have come to represent a very grave issue on this planet: the need to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Around the time of the Vietnam War in …

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PIHS band students report for duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The general membership of the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band began reporting this week at the high school band halls. Drum line percussionists reported first, two weeks ago, then everyone took the week of the Fourth off. Now it’s “All Hands on Deck” as the entire band …

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Sax player Fleming excited to get going

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It takes motivation and a substantial sense of purpose to make this kind of commitment. Summer band camp has begun for all members of the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band. Participation requires a large commitment of time and energy so that Tarpon fans can enjoy a …

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Rio History: An Island called Padre

By Steve Hancock Special to the PARADE July 24, 1907: George Sims, president of the Padre Island Development Company announced one of the most important land deals to date when he and his partners paid $12000 for a fifteen hundred acre parcel of land located on the southern tip of Padre Island. Before the drifting sand had filled the …

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Aerial Display: CAF brings first Airshow to Cameron County Airport

By J. NOEL ESPINOZA Special to the PRESS Thousands of spectators enjoyed and witnessed aviation history during Airshow 2019, the first air fiesta celebrated at the Cameron County Airport through the weekend. While taking along his three kids, Pierce, Michael, and Marquito, Craig Grove, an alderman in Rancho Viejo, couldn’t miss the new arena for …

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Raising the Ruff: Animal Rescue fundraiser a success

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the PRESS   The fifth annual Raise the Ruff fundraiser took place Saturday June 15 at Laguna Bobs. This popular fundraiser was held, as it has been in the past, to benefit the Friends of Animal Rescue Capital Campaign Fund. With a packed house, everyone came out to …

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Five valley students awarded $1,000 scholarships

Special to the PRESS Five Rio Grande Valley students were awarded $1,000 scholarships through the Larry Lewis Scholarship Foundation thorough the area’s Citrus Water and Wastewater Association last week at South Padre Island. The Citrus Water and Wastewater Association is a local organization dedicated to education related to the water and wastewater industry. The Texas …

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Early votes in, Election Day June 29

By FREDDY JIMENEZ editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com After months of campaigning, meet and greets, forums, and local political discourse, the South Padre Island mayor election, now a runoff, will come to a close with Election Day this Saturday, June 29. Some eager voters, however, have already casted their early ballots this week as the window to do so …

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Town’s sales tax up in June

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS   Laguna Vista sales tax was up 12. 90 percent in June, showing a steady climb for the Town. The figure represents retail sales in April that were documented with the Texas Comptroller’s office and sent to the Town this month. The payment to the Town was $15,031, …

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Drumline back on duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Summer band camp for the Port Isabel Silver Tarpon Marching Band always starts with the percussionists. Specifically, that means that the drum line reports first. This past Monday the tenor, snare, and bass drummers all reported in, and your instrumental music reporter found them not in the band …

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