Aug 18 2017

Lady Tarpons win consolation at Poundfest

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team won the consolation match of the Bronze bracket at the McAllen “Poundfest Tournament” last weekend. The three-day tournament started on Thursday and concluded Saturday with consolation and championship matches in three different brackets. The Lady Tarpons played nine matches total in …

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Aug 18 2017

Castles in the Air; These May Cost Us

By Antonio Garza Special to the PRESS It looks to be construction season in South Texas. Along this stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, 31 miles of wall may soon be going up and companies are wading through the final paperwork for building liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the Port of Brownsville. At first …

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Aug 18 2017

A healthy, clean, green economy for the RGV, not LNG

By Joyce Hamilton, Kate McSwain and Jodi Goodwin Action South Texas Special to the PRESS If their permits are granted, three companies — Next Decade LLC (trading as Rio Grande LNG), Annova LNG and Texas LNG — will build massive LNG (liquefied natural gas) liquefaction and export facilities at the Brownsville Ship Channel, adjacent to …

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Aug 18 2017

From the Desk of the City Manager

Laguna Vista and Point Isabel ISD “Back to School” Run and Walk Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista is partnering with the Point Isabel ISD on a “Back to School” Run and Walk scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at 7am at Roloff Park in Laguna Vista. This is a free event.  It’s …

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Aug 18 2017

Writer’s Block: Clear the Shelter

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Being an animal lover can be a dangerous thing. How so? Well, being an animal lover makes it incredibly difficult to take a trip down to the local animal shelter to work on a story about all the cute cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. It makes it difficult …

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Aug 18 2017

Rio History: Making Sparks

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The ability to make fire by rubbing two sticks together was arguably the single greatest accomplishment made by our forefathers. The principle is simple; one wooden stick, called the drill or saw, was twisted or rubbed against another, known as the hearth. If done properly, enough heat is created …

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Aug 11 2017

Fish On!

78th Annual TIFT draws anglers, volunteers from around the world By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s no surprise that the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) draws anglers not just from all over Texas, but from all over the United States, and beyond. What may come as a surprise to some, though, is that …

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Aug 11 2017

Ladies Choice

State’s only all-female fishing tourney gets underway By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s ladies’ choice as women from around the Rio Grande Valley and beyond gather to compete in the 36th Annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT) this weekend. The popular women-only bay and offshore fishing tournament is the only one of its kind …

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Aug 11 2017

Snuffed Out

Council kills Lantern Fest amid environmental concerns By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council weighed the economic rewards against safety and environmental concerns regarding Lantern Fest during its Wednesday, Aug. 2 meeting, as members considered whether or not to issue a permit for the event. City Manager Susan Guthrie introduced …

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Aug 11 2017

LNG opposition continue community meetings

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Two years ago, residents and those with business interests penciled in the summer of 2017 on their calendars as the time the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could potentially announce its decision regarding the applications of three energy companies seeking to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals …

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