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Silver Tarpon Marching Band advances to state

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Members of the Port Isabel High School Silver Tarpon Marching Band raised their game last Saturday. They placed fourth in the finals of the area marching band competition at Corpus Christi Calallen and advance to next week’s state marching contest in San Antonio. In order to make Saturday …

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Two men drown at area beaches

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Two visitors died while swimming around Cameron County beaches on South Padre Island during Memorial Day weekend. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by clicking here or call the news office at (956) 943-5545. Tweet

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Area unlikely to see major effects of spill

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com As of press time Thursday, roughly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil was floating around Galveston Bay, located just 400 miles northeast of the Lower Laguna Madre. The spill occurred over the weekend when a barge carrying around 900,000 gallons of oil collided with a vessel in the Houston Ship …

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Area braces for Spring Break

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spring Break is upon us and everywhere you look, things are starting to heat up. To ensure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable stay on the Island, SPI authorities have been coordinating their efforts with area law enforcement agencies. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe …

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IN IT TO WIN IT: Tarps advance to Area round

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There were the usual concerns before last week’s bi-district playoff game between the Port Isabel Tarpons and the Bearkats of Raymondville. There was Raymondville’s backfield speed of Jesse Valladares and Romeo Rosales, who combined for nearly 2,200 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns in the regular season. There was …

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Joint ops drill prepares emergency service personnel

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Members with three response agencies simulated a joint agency response to an incident involving 12 people in various emergency situations on the beach. The Coast Guard, City of South Padre Island Beach Rescue and Cameron County Beach Rescue participated in the rescue exercise. The drill tested the agencies’ abilities …

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