Camacho looking forward to season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sophomore Tarpon football player Jordan Camacho is looking forward to the start of the 2018 high school football season.  The official start of practice is now less than a month away but Camacho, along with many of his teammates, has been working out for months.  He agrees that …

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Martinez working hard to get ready

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Senior Tarpon football player Sebastian Martinez is hard at work these days getting ready for the official start of football practice.  That would be the first Monday in August which, this year, comes on the 6th.  The Press found Martinez in the weight room at the high school …

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Letter to the Editor for July 12, 2018

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, I’ve got a little question for you that I can’t seem to find the answer to. Why on earth did the City of Laguna Vista stop celebrating the Fourth of July on the 4th of July? I noticed it last year, and thought it strange. But I figured it …

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Writer’s Block: Butterflies and Blooms

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been a rainy summer so far, with last month’s heavy rains followed by intermittent showers here and there across the Rio Grande Valley. And now that the mosquitos are mostly under control, you may have had a chance to notice another consequence of all that water. I …

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Rio History: El Fronton de Puerto Isabel

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Long before Padre Ballí began running cattle on the Island this entire area was a favored destination for wealthy ranchers and their families. At first, the little town that stood on the bay was called El Fronton. Some say it got that name from a sheer cliff that extended …

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Patriotic Parade: Revelers don red, white and blue for beachside holiday procession

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Waving flags and wearing the good old red, white and blue, hundreds gathered on the Gulf shores of South Padre Island Wednesday morning to march in the Annual Independence Day Parade. This year’s event enjoyed a record turnout, with many who were taking part in the festivities voicing …

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Vital Sign: Developer, BOA clash over electronic message board

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Could an electronic sign cost the City of Port Isabel the $5 million development of a pair of medical facilities, including an emergency room and a new clinic? That’s what one local developer seemed to imply during a contentious meeting of the Port Isabel Board of Adjustments Tuesday …

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Cities respond banned bag ban

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has put several Rio Grande Valley cities on notice that they may be at odds with state law. Late last week, the attorney general announced he had sent letters to 11 cities advising them of a June 22 decision by the Texas Supreme …

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Mosquito spraying continues weeks after heavy rains

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com They bite, leaving painful, itchy, angry red welts on your skin. And they can vectors for transmitting several diseases, including the West Nile and Zika viruses. They’re mosquitos, and the communities of the Laguna Madre have been doing everything they can to battle the buggers ever since a …

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Rate hike rumors lead to packed water district meeting

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By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A post on Facebook sparked fears among Laguna Madre residents that their water bills could soon see increases of over 100 percent. The post came after the Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) posted notice of a workshop to discuss the “2018 Water and Wastewater Rate and Long-Term Financial …

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