Tag Archive: Brownsville

Oct 02 2014

Tarpons handle ‘Hounds, 44-21

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons shifted their vaunted running game into high gear last Friday night as they outscored a feisty Brownsville St. Joseph’s team, 44-21, at Tarpon Stadium. It was a game of two halves for Port Isabel. The Tarpons scored the first four times they had the …

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Sep 25 2014

PHOTO GALLERY: SpaceX – To the Future… And Beyond

Seen are various images from festivities and events surrounding the ground breaking ceremony of SpaceX, the commercial launch site to be constructed at Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. The impact of SpaceX is expected to benefit the surrounding communities, including the Laguna Madre and Harlingen-San Benito-Brownsville metropolitan areas. Pictured in this gallery are an artist’s …

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Sep 25 2014

Officials revel in SpaceX groundbreaking; economic boon anticipated locally

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com BROWNSVILLE – Visitors to the Rio Grande Valley have long described the culture shock experienced at the border communities within as an out of this world experience. It’s a statement that can now be taken literally as Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) broke ground Monday, Sept. 22, for its …

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Sep 25 2014

SPI bash exhibits local support for launch site

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS With the room packed with state and local politicians and officials, business and real estate representatives, and local residents, the ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island was filled to capacity Monday evening for the celebration of the groundbreaking ceremony for the SpaceX rocket launching facility …

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Sep 25 2014

More than 100 business reps, citizens attend welcoming event

By BROOKE WILKINSON Special to the PRESS An event welcoming the arrival of SpaceX was held Monday, Sept. 22, at the Hilton Garden Inn Beach Resort. More than 100 businesses along with the community attended the event. Many gathered to listen to how SpaceX will bring many job opportunities and contribute millions of dollars into the …

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Sep 25 2014

Physics students participate in ceremony

Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE – Jose Martinez, 23, a master’s student in physics at The University of Texas at Brownsville, grew up in Brownsville and could not imagine the day the southernmost point in Texas could be transformed into another Space Coast. Martinez and other students from UTB’s Department of Physics and Astronomy played …

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Sep 18 2014

FINAL VOYAGE: USS Saratoga arrives in Brownsville

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS For the second time in seven months, area residents gathered along the beaches and jetties on South Padre Island to witness a piece of floating history, as the USS Saratoga made its final journey through the shipping channel early Friday morning. One of only four Forrestal-class supercarriers built by …

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Jun 19 2014

Beach cleanup hauls 1,800 lbs. of trash

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Last week, Keep Brownsville Beautiful (KBB) hosted its Fourth Annual Post Memorial Day Beach Clean Up at Boca Chica Beach in which 47 volunteers collected a total of 1,815 pounds of debris from the beach. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition …

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Feb 20 2014

FOND FAREWELL: Forrestal makes historic trip

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Around 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, with thousands of onlookers lining the beach at Isla Blanca Park, the USNS Forrestal veered around the bend and began navigating her way through the Brownsville Ship Channel. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS E-edition by …

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Dec 12 2013

Battle over property rights rages on

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The City of Port Isabel sent a stern letter to the City of Brownsville last week, notifying Brownsville’s City Commission that its multiple attempts to annex areas throughout the Laguna Madre area have allegedly been illegal. Port Isabel’s city officials clearly state in their letter that they intend to …

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