Lady’s track and field off to Regionals

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Seven Port Isabel Lady Tarpon athletes are off to next week’s regional track and field meet as a result of high finishes at this week’s area meet in La Feria. Madison Ramos, Marlyn Cesenes, Danaka Camacho, Gabby Torres, Mandy Perkins, Lora Galvan, and Allyson Reyes advance to regional …

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Rio History: Another Tale of the Bottle

By Steve Hathcock Special to the Parade Ellen Smith of Hot Springs, Arkansas sent me an email a while back asking about a bottle she and her husband had found while exploring near the mouth of the Rio Grande after Hurricane Dolly. The bottle you found, I replied, is known as a ceramic, or stoneware, beer …

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Gator exhibit on the way

Alligators to be housed at birding center By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center (BNC) will soon be offering a new alligator exhibit for visitors to enjoy. Presently, there are alligators at the BNC, but they are not in any kind of enclosure. Cristin Howard, manager …

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Club replaces Hackberry tree

By FREDDY JIMENEZ Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   Those visiting and frolicking through the Port Isabel Historical Museum may encounter a new addition in the form of a Hackberry tree. On Wednesday, April 10, at exactly ten in the morning, four members of the Driftwood Garden Club convened upon the museum for the new …

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Farewell: sea turtles home again

By DONALD LEE Special to the PRESS   For those lucky enough to be on the Original Dolphin Watch boats Double Sunshine, and Diver 1, this last Thursday, you witnessed previously compromised sea turtles released into the Laguna Madre Bay by Sea Turtle, Inc. Once into the blue/green waters, one by one, the turtles scurried …

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Navigation District confirms candidate, explores marketing strategies

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS   At their regular meeting on March 28, members of the Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District met to confirm a candidate to the board and discuss ways to attract new tenants to the port. Robert A. Ostos, who was already serving as Commissioner Place 3, was unopposed in …

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Track and field win five gold medals

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons track and field team was golden at the District 32-4A meet last week at Hidalgo. They captured the team championship and won five gold medals in the process. And that’s not all; a total of nine Lady Tarpon athletes are advancing to …

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Tarpons strong at District, send seven to Area

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Tarpons track and field team placed second at last week’s District 32-4A track and field meet and qualified seven athletes for next week’s area meet. Cesar Aguilera and Mac Strunk won gold in the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes respectively and ran legs in the …

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Letters to the Editor for April 12, 2019

To the Editor, We are sorry to see Dina Arevalo go. In the past four plus years she’s been the only personality of the Padre Press whom we’ve come to know, and we shall miss her. Good luck, Dina, in whatever your new endeavors will be. Sincerely yours, David A. Sears South Padre Island The …

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Rio History: A Look Back

By Steve Hathcock Special to the Parade   Long before Padre Bali began running cattle on the Island this entire area was a favored destination for wealthy ranchers and their families. At first, the little town that stood on the bay was called El Fronton. Some say it got that name from a sheer cliff that extended …

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