Tag: South Texas

Ocean enthusiast holds personal accumulation of messages in a bottle

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Carole Mahalak, a long time winter Texan, has an unusual talent that corresponds with her love of the ocean. Every year for the past four years, she has come across a message in a bottle that has reached the South Texas shore. “I’ve had a love affair with …

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Tarpons in title hunt after West Oso win

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpons went bear hunting last week and found a whole team of them in Corpus Christi. They bagged the lot and came away with a 42-24 win over the Bears of West Oso. With the win, the Tarpons move into a three-way tie for second …

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Lady Tarpons top La Feria, tie for district title

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons, playing in a raucously loud Tarpon Gym, knocked off district leader La Feria in five sets to pull themselves into a three-way tie for the District 16-4A (Division II) championship. The team had already clinched a playoff spot and it was just a …

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Standing Calendar (Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

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 Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Date: Oct. 31 Time: 4:30 p.m. Event: Scary Pumpkin Contest Where: South Padre Island Birding Center, SPI More Info: (956) 761-6801 Date: Oct. 31 Time: 7 to 9 p.m. Event: Zombie Walk & Costume Contest Where: South Padre Island Birding Center, SPI More Info: (956) 761-6801 Date: Oct. 31 Time: 8:30 p.m. Event: Lighthouse Establishment …

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The Runs (Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5)

Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 8 to 9 a.m. Event: Walking Club Where: Washington Park, Port Isabel Admission: Free More Info: (956) 266-2231 Date: Every Monday to Friday Time: 7 to 8 p.m. Event: 30 minutes Walking and 30 minutes Exercise Class Where: Bajareno Park, Laguna Heights Admission: Free More Info: (956) 266-2231 Date: …

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Safety, health reasons prompt sidewalk project

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Pedestrians’ awkward walk alternating between the edge of Highway 100 and the strip will soon be a thing of the past for the people of Port Isabel. The city received a grant from the UT Health System and an ordinance was approved for the construction of a new …

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Early voting underway in hotly contested races

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There is still time to participate in early voting, which concludes Oct. 31, before the Nov. 4 general election. Polling places are at the County Annex Building at 505 Highway 100 in Port Isabel during the following dates and times – Friday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to …

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AREA OF EXPERTISE: Silver Tarpon Band at Calallen Saturday

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon marching band is off to Corpus Christi this weekend to compete for a spot in the state marching contest. Last Saturday the band participated in the Pigskin Marching Contest at San Benito and appeared, as well as sounded, as though they are …

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PD: Alcohol suspected in fatal crash

PRESS Staff Report Port Isabel police suspect that alcohol may have played a role in a fatal car crash that reportedly occurred near Highway 100 and Tarnava Street over last weekend. The accident occurred at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. According to authorities, the driver, 20-year-old Johnny Anthony Moore, collided with multiple palm …

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