Boat rideshare service coming to the Laguna Madre area

By Angie Gamez Special to the Press   The South Padre Island area and surrounding communities Port Isabel and Laguna Vista could soon be the Uber of boats area, when word of the GetMyBoat app gets out. Val Streif, Marketing Manager for GetMyBoat calls the service “the world’s largest Uber of Boats.”   The app has …

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Street cravings: Island hosts food truck festival

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      Food enthusiasts of all ages ventured out to the South Padre Island Convention Centre Saturday, November 9, for the first-ever SPI Food Truck Festival.      Around 15 food trucks, about half as many as were advertised for the event, were spread out on the south parking lot, offering a …

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The Most Haunted Places In The RGV: The Stillman House in Brownsville

By JOANNA “LUNA” SANCHEZ Special to the PRESS Welcome to The Most Haunted Places In The RGV. I am your narrator, Luna. On our last story, we visited South Padre Island, where we continued our investigation at the Isla Grand Resort, formerly known as the Radisson Resort. JoeDarkly Vlogs and I were supposed to shoot …

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Council meeting: Former mayor Cyganiewicz appointed SPI city attorney, Laguna Madre area annexed into metro organization

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The South Padre Island City Council held its regular meeting Wednesday, November 6, to approve budget amendments, discuss annexation, and to appoint an attorney for the city. After going into executive session, South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty, all city council members and city manager Randy Smith emerged …

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Alligators Among Us: Nuisance alligator caught in front of KOA adjusting to life at Gator Sanctuary

By LAURA LYLES REAGAN Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary (SPI BNCAS) received a call on the morning of October 27, 2019 from SPI Police Department regarding a four-foot nuisance alligator near the KOA entrance, right off Padre Blvd. Texas Parks & Wildlife were contacted first and, since …

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The three choice process to diminish homework hassles

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS Life is hard. Being a student and becoming a responsible young adult is one of the hardest stages of life. As parents, communicating that we are supportive and present to help can go a long way to co-create mutually beneficial solutions together and lay the foundation for …

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The Most Haunted Places In The RGV: The Isla Grand Beach Resort

By JOANNA “LUNA” SANCHEZ Special to the PRESS Welcome back to The Most Haunted Places In The RGV. I am your host, Luna. On our last segment, we traveled to Mercedes, Texas, in Hidalgo County, where we investigated a story known as “La Llorona.” For this week, the Paranormal Investigation Team and I traveled to …

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Practice is On for Tarpon Hoops

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Practice has started for the Port Isabel High basketball team and optimism is the order of the day. The Press found head coach Mike Hazelton and the players in Tarpon Gym this week working on their shots and getting in basketball shape. “The kids have been doing a …

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Tarpons fall to Bobcats 27-15

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS Even when two teams are having a down year, the Friday night lights atmosphere is like no other. As such was the case when long-time rivals, the Port Isabel Tarpons (3-4) and Rio Hondo Bobcats (4-4), met this past Friday night for the 68th time. Their long-standing …

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Gonzalez a Spark Plug for Lady Tarpons

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sabrina Gonzalez may be the shortest player on the court in any game Port Isabel plays this year. She’s a spark plug, though, on offense and defense, and she took time out from practice this week to talk with the Press about what kind of team she’ll be …

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