SPI mayoral forum held, candidates make their case

By Kevin Rich Special to the Press A large crowd was on hand to witness the Rio Grande Valley League of Women Voters Mayoral Candidate Forum held on Thursday, March 28 at the SPI Convention Centre. All three candidates in the upcoming SPI election for Mayor, CLayton Brashear, Darla Jones, and Patrick McNulty participated in …

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Student’s essay wins State, headed to nationals

By Freddy Jimenez editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   Laguna Vista is sending one of their own to represent the State of Texas by way of an essay contest. Kylah East, an 11-year-old sixth grader attending the Laguna Madre Christian Academy (LMCA), recently won an essay contest held by the Daughters of the American Revolution. East traveled to Houston …

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Sprinters Ellison, Strunk ready for District

By Larry Gage Special to the Press Port Isabel High sprinters Tavien Ellison and Mac Strunk are primed and ready for this week’s district meet at Hidalgo. The Press spoke with both athletes this week to get their thoughts on the meet itself and the preparation that leads up to it. “The workouts have been …

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Lady Tarpons Strong at Tijerina Relays

By Larry Gage Special to the Press   The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons track and field team ran its last meet at Raymondville last week before this week’s District 32-4A meet in Hidalgo. They won two gold medals in individual events and earned enough points overall to place fourth in the final team standings. …

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Letter to the Editor for April 5, 2019

Special to the Press   To the editor, I believe in freedom of speech, and I believe in freedom of the press. And after reading the March 28 letter (rant) to the editor from Rev. Barry Abraham Zavah of Alpine, Tx, I now believe there is fake news. Amen.   Dennis Moreau Laguna Vista Tweet

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Rio History: The Storm of 1875

By Steve Hathcock Special to the Press    Although the war had ended, the terror had not. A period of lawlessness existed along the Texas border. Because the Rio Grande River was a major artery of ancient trade routes, South Texas suffered the most. The area from the banks of the Nueces River near Corpus …

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Lopez, Hernandez place 4th at State meet

by Larry Gage Special to the Press   Jaden Lopez and David Hernandez both registered fourth-place finishes at last week’s Texas High School Powerlifting Association state meet in Abilene. As freshmen, both young men were making their first appearances at the state meet. Head PI.I. powerlifting coach, Johnathan Bodden was extremely impressed with the two …

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CVA Board considers funding requests

By Kevin Rich Special to the Press   Consideration of special events funding highlighted the Wednesday, March 27 meeting of the SPI Convention and Visitors Advisory (CVA) Board. The Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) scheduled for August of 2019 was the first to be considered. The amount requested was $15,000; however, at their March 6 …

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Barrera inducted to Walk of Fame

By Anamaria Ramirez Special to the Press Ernestina Barrera, an employee and contributor to the City of Port Isabel for 45 years, was inducted into the 2019 Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame for her work in the community. Barrera is 93 years old and has been a resident of the Rio Grande Valley her …

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Ordinance discrepancies discussed at Commissioner’s meeting

By Pamela Cody Special to the Press   A Port Isabel property owner addressed Commissioners at a city meeting held on Tuesday evening to voice her concerns regarding alterations to some of the city’s ordinances that she feels need to be corrected to their original wording. A property owner on the Fingers in Port Isabel …

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