Lions too explosive in 47-7 win over the Tarpons

By Constancio Martinez, Jr.  Special to the PRESS After starting the season at 1-2, the Port Isabel Tarpons were eager to get back in the win column. Unfortunately, for the Tarpons, the undefeated La Feria Lions were up next. Led by quarterback Dorian Hernandez, the Lions came into town with offense that averaged 46 points …

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Punishment Phase: Trial ongoing in death of former Press editor

By Gaige Davila  editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com    Editor’s note: This story will be updated as the trial progresses and a sentence is made.      Ronnie Huerta, who allegedly hit and killed former PRESS editor Elizabeth “Liz” Sweeten on a motorcycle, as she crossed Highway 100 in Port Isabel, on March 4, 2018, is standing punishment trial …

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Vela resigns as LV city manager

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista’s Town Council Tuesday unanimously accepted the resignation of City Manager Rolando Vela. Vela said he has served the Town for almost 10 years. Following deliberations in closed session, the board reconvened to formally accept the resignation, and to authorize the solicitation of requests for qualifications (RFQs) …

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PI lets loose with new Anti-LNG Slogan

By Pamela Cody  Special to the PRESS Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema relayed several announcements to the City Commissioners on Tuesday evening, regarding the ongoing fight against liquified natural gas (LNG) companies and a lawsuit against the city. Several LNG companies have been pursuing tax abatements and air permit applications from the city of …

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Movie Review: Hustlers

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade I saw Hustlers this weekend and found myself incredibly lost.  How so, you say? Well, this movie isn’t awful, terrible, or even bad, but I wouldn’t say it’s great or good either. It was a fun film that I will, most likely, never want to see again, …

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Rio History: Moments in Time

By Steve Hathcock steve@southpadretv.tv This month in history September  WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.) September 18, 1969, 10:00 p.m.  A district judge in Corpus Christi today ordered that controversal Spanish Treasure (From the Padre Island Shipwrecks of 1554) be removed from the office of State Land Commissioner Sadler and be taken to a …

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32nd Annual Sandcastle Days starts next weekend

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Special to the Parade Starting next weekend, on Wednesday, October 2, Sandcastle Days begins their 5-day event at Clayton’s Beach Bar, complete with sand sculptures from master sculptors, a mercado, sand sculpting lessons at “Sandcamp,” live bands, numerous sand sculpture competitions, water slides, bouncer, and a bull riding simulator. On Wednesday …

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Laguna Madre area sees strong sales tax increases

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Madre area cities have seen healthy sales tax increases this year according to statistics from the Texas Comptroller’s office. The statistics help communities point to present and future economic movement. The figures represent retail sales in July that were documented in the Texas Comptroller’s office and sent …

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First Annual SPI Pride Week two weeks away

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the PRESS Jay Carlsen, owner of The Upper Deck hotel and bar, along with Keith George, owner of the Purple Pig toy store, and a committee of ten others, have been organizing a fun-filled week for joining together the LGBTQ community. From October 9-13, South Padre Island will …

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Bird Battles: As North American bird population decreases, SPI Birding and Nature Center aiming to educate the public on birds

By LAURA LYLES REAGAN Special to the PRESS On September 19, 2019, the American Association for the Advancement of Science released a journal report by Kenneth V. Rosenberg, et al., that states there has been a 29% decline in bird populations in North America, since 1970. News outlets across the nation picked up the report. …

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