Tag: South Texas

Shrimp Cook-off attracts more than 4,500

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea,” remarks Bubba, the simple but lovable shrimp enthusiast in the film Forrest Gump. “You can barbeque it, broil it, bake it, sauté it.” The quote goes on and on over the course of multiple scenes with the diversity of ways to …

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David hired as new LV police chief

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Anthony Alan David has been named to serve as the new police chief in the Town of Laguna Vista. A retired Texas Ranger, David will begin working here on Nov. 17, according to City Manager Rolando Vela. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience and is currently …

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‘Sentinel of the Coast’ to be installed on Island

Special to the PRESS The third of four new “Sentinels of the Coast” data collection stations is going in at Brazos Santiago Pass in South Padre Island, beginning Friday, Nov. 7. Crews start by lifting and driving the 140 foot long pile into the sea floor. Lifting the top section of the structure onto the …

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State approves funding for Port Isabel-Cameron County Airport

Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel-Cameron County airport will receive nearly $1 million in upgrades, State Representative Rene Oliveira announced Tuesday. “It will be a nice infusion of upgrades for our growing community airport,” said Oliveira. “By investigating in infrastructure, the state’s transportation system will continue to be among the best in the nation.” …

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Constable’s Office x-rays Halloween candy

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Although Halloween is celebrated for fun scares and monsters, no parent wants to be a part of the chilling possibility that their children’s candy could have piercing materials in them. It is this risk that motivated members of the Rio Grande Valley Mobile X-ray Lab and Constable Pete …

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Silver Tarpon Band home from State

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High School Silver Tarpon Marching Band arrived home Tuesday afternoon after participating in the UIL State Marching Band Contest at San Antonio’s Alamodome on Monday. The band was primed and ready to go after qualifying for the state contest by finishing as the fourth-ranked band …

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Orange Crush: Bulldogs 33, Tarpons 7

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS ORANGE GROVE—Orange Grove led from start to finish Saturday night and scored a convincing 33-7 victory over Port Isabel at Bulldog Stadium in a game that was postponed from Friday due to heavy rains. In front of an enthusiastic home crowd, the Bulldogs wasted no time getting on …

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Lady Tarpons take down Beeville in bi-district

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team was victorious in its first-round bi-district playoff match against Beeville on Tuesday night. The Lady Tarpons advance to the area round of the playoffs with a 25-14, 25-18, 25-9 straight sets win over the Trojans of Beeville’s Jones High School. The …

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Standing Calendar (Week of Nov. 6-Nov. 12)

Date: First Monday of every month Time: 4 p.m. Event: Friends of the Port Isabel Public Library Meeting Where: Main Library Conference Room, 213 N. Yturria St., Port Isabel Admission: $10 per-year More Info: (956) 943-1822 Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Event: Walking Club Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel Admission: …

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Community Calendar (Week of Nov. 6-Nov. 12)

Date: Nov. 8 (Second Saturday of each month) Time: 9 a.m. Event: RGV Bikers for Christ Regular Meeting Where: Christ’s Harbor Church, 1441 Santa Isabel Blvd. Laguna Vista More Info: (956) 943-5595 Date: Nov. 8 (Every other Saturday) Time: 9:30 a.m. Event: Guided Nature Walk Where: South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center, 6801 Padre …

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