PI community center equipped for emergencies

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Contrary to some concerns, Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza said the community center is not going to be turned into a homeless shelter. The concern arose when the city council approved construction on the center for new shower units. Some citizens were concerned that people would have constant …

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Street fair slated

PRESS Staff Report The Port Isabel Merchants Association has scheduled a Street Fair for Saturday, Oct. 8, as part of their October “Fall for Port Isabel” campaign. To see this story in print, pick up a copy of the Oct. 3 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here. …

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Outdoor Living: Camping

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS How many times have you said, “This summer we will do some camping?” Well, it’s October, and the camping gear is still in the garage.  The heat and dry weather may be an excuse, however, fall is hear and the temperatures are falling, so let’s dust off the …

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Library News

By MARGE JACOBS Special to the PRESS October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Many of us spent this past weekend in activities that dealt with National Breast Cancer Awareness, increasing public knowledge about the disease, and celebrating with those who have become “survivors.”  It always amazes this writer to see the turnout from people …

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Tarpons to host Zapata Hawks

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons will welcome the Zapata Hawks to Tarpon Stadium this Friday night for the much anticipated District 32-3A opener for both teams. This is the game that starts the “real season,” five weeks that will determine who will make the playoffs and who will not.  …

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Vball: Lady Tarpons take gown Grulla

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team defeated Grulla-Rio Grande City on the road Tuesday night in four games. The win keeps PI alone in second place in the District 32-3A standings. “We should have won in three games,” Head Coach George Hamilton said. “We just didn’t come …

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Tarpons sports updates and highlights

Special to the PRESS Freshman football The ninth grade football team played a great game last Thursday in front of their home crowd. The opponent came from down Highway 48, the Brownsville Veterans Chargers. Seventh grade volleyball The seventh grade girls volleyball team played an “A” and “B” team game in Progreso on Monday, Oct. …

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Fall into Port Isabel

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel is spooking up the streets for the month of October to capture the spirit of the season. A number of events and activities have been planned to entertain citizens and tourists alike. • Oct. 8: There will be a street fair featured all day as well as …

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Plenty on SPI’s agenda

PRESS Staff Report South Padre Island’s City Council’s first regular meeting date for the new fiscal year includes both a workshop and the regular council meeting. The 2 p.m. workshop agenda focuses on a discussion with the Atkins Group, the marketing firm for South Padre Island. Steve Atkins, the firms’s president will present the agency …

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LV to discuss parks

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS With $1.5 million in certificates of obligation just approved for parks, building and other improvements in Laguna Vista, the town council and Parks and Recreation board will meet in a workshop session, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss project what project will be funded by the …

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