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Derry to expand with six new classrooms

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The new Classroom Wing project at Derry Elementary moved one step closer to construction on Tuesday as the Point Isabel Independent School District Board (PISD) approved a payment not to exceed $58,400 to Gignac & Associates LLP, of Corpus Christi, for architectural services. To read the rest of this …

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Students raise more than $1,400 for family in need

BY PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS When Maleidy Mendez received the news that her classmates’ mother had passed away, she knew what a difficult situation the family was facing and decided to take action. Together, with her friends Ashley Campos, Yoselin Guerrero, Zuleima Trigos and Samantha Silguero, they joined forces to help three young …

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School Board distributes 40 Year Club plaques

BY PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The Point Isabel Independent School District (PISD) Board had a full house in attendance on Tuesday night for its regular session. Superintendent Dr. Lisa Garcia began the meeting by unveiling the new 40 Year Club plaques that will be placed at all four campuses in Port Isabel. To …

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IN HONOR OF ‘COACH V’: School District dedicates Tarpon halftime facility

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Shortly before game time last Friday, Point Isabel Independent School District (PIISD) officials recognized former Tarpon defensive coordinator Eliseo “Coach V” Villareal by dedicating the team’s halftime facility in his honor. Over his 30 years with the school, ‘Coach V’ helped lead Port Isabel to 18 district titles, 17 …

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Students receive direction with Junior Explorers

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Jesus Guevara, a junior at Port Isabel High, would like to serve in the criminal justice industry once he’s finished school. To ensure Guevara has every opportunity to pursue his career goal, the school offers the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Junior Explorers training program. To read the …

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He went to the ‘Land Down Under’

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   It’s possible that Isaiah Martinez has never heard the song, “Land Down Under.” Most people will recognize the phrase as the traditional nickname for Australia and the song, by the Australian pop group, Men at Work, made it all the way to No. 1 on the American …

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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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Hill wows fans in Port Isabel

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Indiana Pacers point guard George Hill made a special appearance Tuesday night at the Port Isabel High School gym to play against a team sponsored by the Port Isabel Police Department. Tweet

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Breedlove picked as new PI volleyball coach

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The new varsity volleyball coach at Port Isabel High is Julie Breedlove, who comes over from an assistant’s job at Los Fresnos High, and is more than ready for the new season to begin. To read the rest of this story, subscribe to The Port Isabel-South Padre Island PRESS. …

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