PIISD names superintendent finalist

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS Dr. Lisa Garcia, Region 1ESC Dept. Administrator, has been named the lone finalist in the running for the Point Isabel ISD Superintendent vacancy. Merced Cantu III, PIISD Board President said the board decided on a finalist earlier this month. Dr. Garcia was in a group of over 20 …

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Early voting begins Monday for local elections


By MARTHA McCLAIN & CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS Early voting for three Laguna Vista Town Council positions begins here Monday at Laguna Vista City Hall, 122 Fernandez St. from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Seats held by incumbent Councilmembers Leti Keplinger and Rita Garcia will be decided in the election. A third seat held by …

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Remains found in ship channel


By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS has received reports that human remains were found in a ship channel north of Long Island Village on Saturday. According to reports, the remains – which may have been skeletal – were recovered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CBP reportedly notified …

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Property catches fire, again


PRESS Staff Report A second fire in a matter of weeks has investigators’ suspicions up in Port Isabel. Firefighters responded to a fire Sunday night at a home that was under construction on the block of 2nd Street and Illinois Ave. A house under construction burned to the ground and an adjacent home was damaged. …

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Autism Walk: Event draws attention to issue

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By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS Port Isabel hosted the inaugural Walk for Autism Saturday. Elsa Garcia, special education and bilingual instructor for the Point Isabel Independent School District, coordinated the event. She said there were over 400 registered participants in the walk. The trek was from the flagpoles at Port Isabel High School …

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DECA teams head to Salt Lake


By CRAIG ALANIZ Special to the PRESS Two Port Isabel High School DECA teams will advance to international competition in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Hospitality and Tourism team, made of J.T. Monroe and Andy Barrera, and the Travel and Tourism team, made of James Taylor and Austin Lara, have been invited to International Career …

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Sheriff: Nolan admits to killing puppies


By JERRY RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS LOS FRESNOS – The man accused of killing three puppies turned himself in to authorities on Friday. According to Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, Los Fresnos resident John Paul Nolan, 56, gave a voluntary confession on Thursday and informed the arresting officers that there was no need for …

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See what’s hot in this week’s South Padre Parade!

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Dear Readers, Every week we say it, and every week it’s true. The South Padre Parade remains at the forefront of givin’ you, our readers, the goods. And this week’s issue is no exception as we have a monster magazine for ya! Let’s do this in a quick rundown: Featured here are articles on Korn …

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Yvette Clarke: Outside her comfort zone

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By RAY QUIROGA South Padre Parade rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com “Serious.” That was the word Yvette Clarke used when asked by the South Padre Parade to describe herself. “Serious? Really?” we replied. It took us a few moments to think about it, and say, “Yeah, guess you’re right.” Still, after we got to know her, “serious” wasn’t the …

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35 and Alive! Sea Turtle Inc. sees three decades of success

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com What a difference a year makes. Last winter, the Valley suffered a freeze that put a strain on the local wildlife population, sea turtles included. To this day, Sea Turtle Inc., located on South Padre Island, is nursing some of those younger turtle that were caught in …

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