Lady Tarpons Corral Lady ‘Kats, 41-31

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By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hoops team got back on the winning track with a 41-31 win over the Lady Bearkats of Raymondville last Friday night at Tarpon Gym.   With the win the team improves to 3-2 in district play, 5-2 overall. After a 6-6 tie at the …

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PIHS band student wins virtual lesson with US Navy Band tubist

Special to the PRESS PIHS Tarpon Band tuba player Ryan McClaugherty, sophomore, recently won a one-on-one virtual lesson with Joseph Guimaraes, a professional tubist in the United States Navy Band.  McClaugherty won the virtual lesson after entering a contest on Guimaraes’ professional Instagram account. In McClaugherty’s own words, the lesson was “unreal” and he “learned …

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Rio History: Moments in Time

Curated by Steve Hathcock Editor’s note: These articles appeared in the Port Isabel-South Padre Island PRESS on January 8, 1976.   Cable TV Comes to the Laguna Madre  At a meeting of the South Padre Island town council, Tom Russell, a representative of the Laguna Madre Cable Company told the council about his companies’ proposal to …

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SPI appealing judge’s ruling on food truck ordinances

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The City of South Padre Island will continue enforcing its mobile food vendor ordinances, even after a district judge ruled them unconstitutional.  In a statement, South Padre Island Mayor Patrick McNulty said the city is appealing their plea to the 138th District Court, headed by Cameron County District Court Judge Arturo …

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Manuel’s continues crowdfunding campaign

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre community, its winter residents, and people across the country are continuing to donate to a beloved Port Isabel restaurant impacted by COVID-19.  Manuel’s Restaurant, through a GoFundMe campaign started on Jan. 13 by Frank Barroso, son of owner Jose “Manuel,” are raising money to remain in business.  More …

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With spring approaching, beware the “take-all”

By R. Lewis Special to the PRESS During the December-January time period there is not usually a lot going on gardening-wise, as our winter season clicks by week by week.  So, I have taken the slower period of time to discuss some topics that I felt needed to be covered more in-depth and will start …

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The way it was: Moments in Valley History

By Rene Torres Col. Charles A. Lindbergh brought the first air mail over the new route between the United States and Mexico in March of 1929 through Brownsville. This was the high spot in a day of momentous events in the history of aviation of Brownville.   On January 30, 1941, the Rio Grande Valley, …

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Exploring chainmaille artistry at Alchemaille Exploratorium

Words and Photos by Gaige Davila The Port Isabel Lighthouse, though built in 1852, is not the oldest piece of history in Port Isabel’s Market Square. Down the hill of the lighthouse sits Alchemaille Exploratorium, the workspace and store of Michael DeVeny, Port Isabel’s only chainmaille artist.  “I saw a chainmaille shirt sitting over a …

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Rio History: January Moments in Time

Curated by Steve Hathcock Editor’s note: These articles appeared in the Port Isabel-South Padre Island PRESS on January 8, 1976.   Cable TV Comes to the Laguna Madre At a meeting of the South Padre Island town council, Tom Russell, a representative of the Laguna Madre Cable Company told the council about his companies’ proposal to …

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Nav. District closer to repairing Port Road

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Port Road is close to receiving a full repaving. The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District (PISBND) will head a repair project on Port Road in Port Isabel, applying for a U.S. Economic Development Administration grant. The City of Port Isabel passed a resolution approving the grant application during a Jan. 12 …

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