Tag: Garriga Elementary

Port Isabel schools jumpstart literacy

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com First graders of Derry and Garriga Elementary on Monday, Oct. 20, eagerly received their very own book selected by Jumpstart as part of the national event, “Read Across America” – a Rotary International project spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Port Isabel. The following day, elementary schools across …

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Garriga student wins art contest with rocket drawing

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Layla Jean Mahan, a third grader from Garriga Elementary School in Port Isabel, was recently selected as the winner from her school for her entry in an art contest sponsored by SpaceX, the privately-owned rocket launching company that is building a facility on Boca Chica Beach in Brownsville. The …

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Garcia celebrates 40th year with district

By CHRISTINA R. GARZA Staff Writer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Rita “Nina” Garcia is passionate about education. The Port Isabel Junior High School counselor will celebrate her 40th year working for the Point Isabel Independent School District. Garcia and her husband Rudy, currently director of Project Puente, an after-school program, were born and raised in Port Isabel. The …

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Election Day set for Saturday

PRESS Staff Report The Point Isabel Independent School District will be holding elections for three seats on the school board. Merced Cantu and Olga Vega-Carter are on the ballot but are running unopposed. Mickey Furcron is also up for re-election and his opponent is Raul “Cowboy” Lorea. Polling places open this Saturday at 7 a.m. …

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