May 29 2015

UPDATE: Donations sought for funeral costs for Nahum Barragan Castañeda

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lisa Garcia released a statement Friday afternoon shortly after news broke that the body of a missing PIISD student had been found in the Laguna Madre. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Nahum Barragan Castañeda for their loss,” …

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May 29 2015

BREAKING: Body of missing teen found

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Update 3:26 p.m.: Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio has confirmed that the body of a missing 14-year-old boy has been found after a search that stretched overnight and was temporarily halted due to bad weather. “The body was found a little after (2) o’clock by Texas Parks and Wildlife,” …

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May 26 2015

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana intercepted on Island

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Authorities intercepted a 976 pound shipment of marijuana early last Thursday near Beach Access 6 on South Padre Island. According to federal court records, a gray Chevrolet Tahoe and a white Ford F-250 truck were being observed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and …

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May 22 2015

FOR COUNTRY: Military family remembers their brother, Pfc. Rey David Cuervo

  By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Rey David Cuervo was just out of high school when he enlisted in the Army in 1999. It was peacetime, but that didn’t matter. For Cuervo, serving in the military was something he’d always wanted to do, said his sister, Valentina Barrientez, speaking from Camp Pendleton in …

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May 22 2015

Meza, Collins voted out at commission meeting

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com Port Isabel City Attorney Robert Collins and City Manager Ed Meza were voted out by the City Commission on Tuesday during an eventful special meeting which was once again filled to capacity with local residents. The commission previously voted to remove commissioners Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora and Martin …

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May 22 2015

Dynamic Daniella: Standout athlete impresses outside the ring

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Three-peater. Record setter. Medal winner. Those are words that can be used to very accurately describe Port Isabel High School senior Daniella Murchison, who became the first Valley athlete to win gold three times in a single event at state level competition. Her parents Ron and Ivy Murchison, …

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May 22 2015

Council reduces speed limit on Padre Boulevard

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS   The SPI City Council met Wednesday evening for their regular meeting. The meeting covered upcoming events, project funding options, and transportation topics including the lowering of speed limits on north Padre Boulevard. During public comments, City Manager Bill DiLibero came up to remind those with short term …

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May 22 2015

Writer’s Block: Memorial Day – Close to Home

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I’d seen Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo of U.S. marines raising a flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima before. I’d learned about the Pacific Theater of World War II in school, along with the European Theater. I’d also seen the grainy black and white footage of …

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May 22 2015

Stolen dragon recovered

By DINA ARÉVALO and ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In a strange twist to the story of the theft of an unique piece of art from the Port Isabel Yacht Club, Port Isabel police have arrested Kent Bigham in connection with the crime. On April 20, former City Manager Edward Meza noted the absence …

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May 22 2015

Keep SPI Beautiful to participate in Great American Cleanup

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS The Keep SPI Beautiful Committee (KSPIB) met last Thursday afternoon for their regular monthly meeting. The committee quickly reviewed recent events in which they partook and discussed the upcoming schedule for the summer. Chairman Susan Dalton opened the meeting, praising the recent Coastal Days education program that was …

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