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Lady Tarpons prep for District

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team split their last two pre-district matches against 5A squads Brownsville Pace and San Benito. Last Saturday they made one more trip to Brownsville, this time to take on the Lady Vikings of Pace High. To read the rest of this story, …

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Sweepstakes shut down

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office last week led three raids on businesses in Port Isabel and South Padre Island that were allegedly operating under false pretenses. The three establishments had been posing as lottery sweepstakes foundations. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to The Port Isabel-South Padre …

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LMWD Board tables lift station bid

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Water District Board Wednesday tabled a construction bid for the Lift Station No. 19 Rehabilitation Project until the District’s attorney can review LMWD’s proposed acquisition of a $51,000, 0.5-acre easement. District Engineer Charles Ortiz provided an overview of some of the work that will take place …

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Board reviews improvements

BY C.R. GARZA press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel Independent School District Board held a meeting Tuesday to discuss agenda items for the upcoming 2013-14 school year. Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations Henry LeVrier, presented an update of security improvements including the installation of one-quarter inch thick glass doors to Port Isabel Junior and High schools …

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Are you ready for school?

BY CHRISTINA R. GARZA Reporter press@portisabelsouthpadre.com A new school year is a new opportunity for students to do their best and make the most of the education opportunities before them. For students in Point Isabel Independent School District the new academic school year is less than a month away with classes scheduled to begin Aug. …

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Board hears academic report, update

BY CHRISTINA R. GARZA Reporter press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) Board on Thursday held a meeting to review items for the upcoming school year. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Ana Holland presented a report focusing on student performance for end-of-course exams in relation to student performance during the school course assessments. …

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LMWD Board approves new chemical feed

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Laguna Madre Water District Board of Directors on Wednesday approved the purchase of a new chemical feed system for Water Pump No. 2, including new allen feed, caustic and ALS pipes. The $58,273 purchase is actually a change order related to an already existing contract and is not …

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Garriga, Derry to combine

BY CHRISTINA R. GARZA Reporter press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Point Isabel Independent School District Elementary Schools will make history this fall. For the first time, third-graders zoned in the Garriga Elementary School area will attend Garriga and second-graders zoned in the Derry Elementary School area will attend Derry. The change is the first of many anticipated at local …

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Board picks new member

BY CHRISTINA R. GARZA Staff Writer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) Board on Wednesday appointed Diane O’Leary to fill the seat vacated last week by Merced Cantu. O’Leary will fill Cantu’s term set to end May 2014. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to The Port Isabel-South Padre Island PRESS. …

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Cantu resigns

BY CHRISTINA R. GARZA Staff Writer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Point Isabel Independent School District Board member Merced Cantu III has resigned from his position. Board members accepted Cantu’s resignation at a special school called meeting held Tuesday. Cantu explained that a family member of his had been highly recommended for a coaching position within the District. To …

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