Local restaurateur lobbies for law protecting educators from bullying

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Jennifer Overpeck, co-owner and operator of Overpeck B-B-Q food truck on South Padre Island, will soon head to the state capitol for a new bill aimed at protecting teachers from workplace bullying. The bill, House Bill 256, would require school districts to adopt “anti-bullying measures to address bullying in the workplace, …

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Increased SpaceX activity, debris, concerning activists, officials

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The remnants of SpaceX’s SN11 rocket test from Mar. 30 are strewn through Boca Chica and the surrounding wetlands, as recovery efforts are underway to recover debris.  Right now, SpaceX, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Park Service are recovering debris from …

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Wise’s “Fishing for Photographs” gives a new lens to South Texas angling

    By Gaige Davila “I never wanted to be a photographer,” Capt. Danno Wise said, during a signing event for his book, “Fishing for Photographs” at Laguna Bobs on the Island. But with the success of this book, the captain, Port Isabel High School history teacher, and freelance writer is, inadvertently, now a photographer.   …

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WillieDean Bagels brings New York delicacy to SPI

By Gaige Davila At WillieDean Bagels, you can find a part of Broadway on Padre.  Ernie Lopez and his sister, Bella, own and operate WillieDean Bagels on South Padre Island. Since 2019, the shop has served bagels with made-in-house cream cheeses or into breakfast and lunch sandwiches. WillieDean Bages is one of only two bagel …

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Lopez, Hernandez Medal at State Meet

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High students Jaden Lopez and David Hernandez both brought home medals from the Men’s State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene last Saturday.  Lopez took third-place in the 123-pound weight division and Hernandez was fourth in the 132-pound class.  A lifter’s best lift in each of the three …

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Three Lady Tarpons Medal at State Meet

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Four Port Isabel Lady Tarpons competed at the Women’s State High School Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi two weeks ago, and three of them came home with medals.  The Press spoke with assistant lifting coach Jessica Hedrick and she shared her thoughts about it all. “They did amazingly …

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Crew sailing from Miami to Boca Chica to propose Mars analog to SpaceX

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  A crew of sailors is leaving today for a two to three week journey across the Gulf of Mexico, bound for Boca Chica to tell SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk that they can train the first people on Mars.  Aboard the 70-foot sailboat Anne, the crew proposes they can train …

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ABI-SPI moves forward after vehicle destroys storefront

  By Gaige Davila  editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Art Business Incubator (ABI-SPI), like many in the Laguna Madre area, has had quite a year.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a new crop of resident artists and upcoming events, a car crashed into ABI-SPI’s building last week. The front door is destroyed, and a crack now runs along the …

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SPIPD reports: Mar. 22 – Mar. 29

Compiled by Steve Hathcock 2804 RECKLESSLY DAMAGING OR DESTROYING PROPERTY: On March 22, 2021 at approximately 9:13 a.m. officers were dispatched to 130 Padre Boulevard in reference to criminal mischief. Upon arrival I made contact with a female subject who stated that her vehicles rear window has been shattered. Information was gathered and a case …

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Foggy SpaceX launch ends in explosion

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  An unusually early launch at SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility ended in flames after the most recent Starship prototype exploded before landing.  In its fourth high-altitude test flight, Starship SN11 launched at 8 a.m. on Mar. 30. Around six minutes later, before the spacecraft had a chance to land, fire illuminated the …

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