Rosales working hard for football success

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS David Rosales is an incoming junior at Port Isabel High School and, as a football player, has been hard at work for months getting ready for the 2019 season. He sat with the Press this week and shared his thoughts on how his workouts have been progressing, and …

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Rio History: Pick your Poison (a few stories of the bottle)

By Steve Hathcock Special to the PARADE Ever since humans have had the ability to write, they have enclosed messages in bottles that have been dropped into the sea. The earliest recorded sender was the Greek philosopher Theophrastus who, in around 310 BC, threw sealed bottles into the Mediterranean to prove that the inland body of water was formed …

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Causeway Run: Runners share motivation in pursuit of the finish line

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre Press rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Every runner has a motivation as to why he or she runs. For Harlingen’s Alexia Juarez, her motivation lies close to her heart. “I do this every year in memory of my dad who passed away 11 years ago,” Juarez said minutes after crossing the finish line …

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Pro Watercross event held on Island

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the Press   Multiple tents lined the beach just outside of Clayton’s Beach Bar this past Saturday, June 1, where hundreds gathered to watch, as well as participate, in the first Pro Watercross event held on South Padre Island. This was not your average day at the beach. …

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City council approves interim fees for HB 852

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   On Wednesday evening, the South Padre Island City Council unanimously approved an interim fee schedule for new residential dwelling construction to be in compliance with newly enacted House Bill 852. Effective May 21, 2019, the Texas Legislature enacted House Bill 852, which prohibits municipalities from considering the …

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P.I. animal shelter seeking to revamp

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter, after some period of stagnancy, is reaching out to the community in an effort to revamp its local presence. The Press recently had the opportunity to speak to John Sandoval, Code Enforcement Dept. Head and Fire Marshall, who shared some …

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Former QB DeMoss looks ahead

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Former Port Isabel Tarpon quarterback Kyle DeMoss is starting his second year with the P.I. coaching staff. It’s a time for optimism as coaches and players look ahead to the new season. DeMoss sat with the Press this week and talked about what’s ahead for the 2019 …

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Hernandez ready for double-duty

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Port Isabel High student David Hernandez is not unusual when it comes to the multi-talented, multitasking young people that populate the classrooms and hallways of good old P.I. High. Hernandez is an incoming sophomore and he’ll be doing double-duty for the next few months in instrumental music …

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Strunk looks forward to healthy ‘19 season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Senior Tarpon football player Mac Strunk, like most of his teammates, has been hard at work in the weight room at Port Isabel High School. He’s preparing for his senior year of football and he hopes that this one will be much healthier for him than the …

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Rio History: Treasure Ships of Padre Island

By Steve Hathcock Special to the Parade I remember reading an article one time, where the author wrote; “There is a sunken ship for every mile of shoreline along the Texas Coast.” Early Spanish records are full of shipwreck accounts. For instance; in November 1527, an unexpected, late season storm struck Galveston Island. A merchant …

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