Sep 18

Island brings ‘Colossal Heads’ in observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com In observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the City of South Padre Island has displayed a three-piece set by artist Javier Marin of Mexico. The work of art, entitled “The Three Colossal Heads,” consists of Cabeza Vainilla, which is Spanish for vanilla. This is a bearded male’s head …

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Sep 18

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Chavez among six Texans honored as top scholar

  By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS r…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Janelle Chavez is a parent’s dream and an educator’s delight. In fact, if you were to search for the term “overachiever” in the dictionary, don’t be surprised to find a photograph of this Port Isabel High School senior adjacent to that entry. This 17-year old is …

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Sep 13

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tarpons remain undefeated after 38-17 victory over Hidalgo

PRESS Staff Report The Port Isabel Tarpons remain undefeated on the season after dispatching the Hidalgo Pirates at home on Friday. The Tarpons (3-0) will next travel to Valley View on Friday, Sept. 19, to take on the winless Tigers, who fell to Cigarroa on Friday by a score of 28-0. Kickoff is set for 7:30 …

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Sep 12

WEB EXCLUSIVE: USS Saratoga makes way through South Padre Island

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Sep 11

TARPON NATION: Fans find squad as source of pride, inspiration

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS r…@portisabelsouthpadre.com A threat of showers along with hot, muggy weather did nothing to deter the Port Isabel faithful from packing the home side of Tarpon Stadium Friday night for their beloved squad’s home opener. With the type of winning season the team had in 2013, it’s little wonder …

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Sep 11

Coast Guard salvages Mexican shrimper grounded by Dolly

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Authorities with the U.S. Coast Guard continue to investigate what caused the grounding of a Mexican shrimper on South Padre Island last week. According to the Coast Guard, the vessel was attempting to seek refuge from Tropical Storm Dolly, which made landfall in Mexican south of Brownsville on …

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Sep 11

PISBND experiences influx of activity; port director cites job growth

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District is growing every day, and with it the opportunity for new jobs in the area. On Monday, PISBND Port Director Steven Bearden said that the district, which was once largely responsible for shipping produce via rail line before that industry eventually integrated …

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Sep 11

SALES TAX REPORT: South Padre Island, Port Isabel collections increase in July

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The cities of Port Isabel and South Padre Island experienced an increase in sales tax receipts collected in the month of July. According to data reported by the Texas Comptroller’s Office, which tracks and reports sales tax information two months prior, Port Isabel reported a 2.77 percent rise …

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Sep 11

A LIFE WELL LIVED: Baldovinos’ legacy felt throughout community

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS r…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Juan Baldovinos speaks of his wife, Brenda, in the present tense. And why wouldn’t he? Her spirit can be felt throughout the business she established; in its walls, in this community, within the members of her family and the children – some of whom are now young …

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Sep 05

Tarpons improve to 2-0 with RGC win

Special to the PRESS PORT ISABEL — It wasn’t pretty. Boy, was it not pretty. But the most important thing is that the Port Isabel Tarpons are 2-0 on the young season after a 36-27 win over Rio Grande City in the home opener at Tarpon Stadium on Friday night. In sending the Rattlers to …

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