Ladies take down Grulla

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team took the long road trip to Rio Grande City Tuesday night and returned home with a win against the RGC-Grulla Lady Gators that went to five sets. Port Isabel won by the scores of 25-16, 18-25, 15-25, 25-23, 15-11. The Lady …

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Tigers tame Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons fell to the Tigers of Valley View on the road last Friday night, 34-7, and Tarpon turnovers played a big part in the final outcome. Port Isabel turned the ball over five times — two on fumbles and three interceptions.  Valley View had two …

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Silver Tarpon Band preps for contests

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The difference between a football team and a marching band is that, while your local high school team tries to play something like a complete game each Friday night, the same school’s marching band may not have even half of a complete show on the field for the …

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Learning to talk about mental health is the first step in helping veterans

By DR. MARSHA SARGEANT Special to the PRESS The rate of suicide among veterans is higher than that in the general population. The VA’s 2012 Suicide Data Report indicated that in 2012, 38,000 of some of the most morally resolute and brave women and men perceived suicide as a solution to the pain they felt. …

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Writer’s Block: Beauty in Transience

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Here today, gone tomorrow. It’s a cliché. And, like most clichés, the popularity of its usage comes from its truth. Such is the case with some ephemeral marvels I’ve witnessed during my daily travels this week. Perhaps you noticed them, too? It began Monday, on my first drive …

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Town approves 10-year marina lease

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Following years of sometimes heated discussion, Laguna Vista officials have approved a 10-year lease agreement with the Laguna Vista Recreation Association to operate the Town’s marina located on 3.24 acres of waterfront land. The agreement becomes effective upon execution by both parties.  If approved by the LVRA, the lease …

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ONLINE ONLY: Tropical disturbance sparks local preps

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Update: Thursday, 4:10 p.m. Cameron County has issued a statement that three County beach accesses will be closed, effective 7 p.m. tonight. They are County Beach Access 5, County Beach Access 6 and Boca Chica Beach. “These county beaches are being temporarily closed to vehicular traffic due to …

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Boondoggle: Port Isabel files Yacht Club lawsuit

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel has filed a million dollar lawsuit in relation to the failed restoration of the Port Isabel Yacht Club. The City has named six defendants in the suit, including former City Manager Edward Meza, as well as the former consultant and architect on the …

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Reserve police officer arrested for DWI

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A reserve Port Isabel police officer is no longer on the force after he was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. According to an incident report released by the Brownsville Police Department, a Brownsville police officer stopped Carlos L. Martinez at approximately 2:43 a.m. on the …

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The price of parking: Island visitors may soon have to pay for space

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The City of South Padre Island is once again considering implementing a beach user fee to provide paid parking at city beach accesses. The subject was the highlight of discussions during a meeting of the Shoreline Taskforce on Tuesday, Sept. 4. “Beach user fee or a paid parking plan …

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