Category Archive: News

Jun 24 2016

Hang Ten: Dozens of kids ride the waves on International Surfing Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A look of fierce concentration quickly turned into a smile as 8-year-old Emma Coleman successfully navigated a wave on her first solo ride on a surfboard. With her parents looking on nearby, she waved, holding her thumb and pinky finger outstretched in the familiar surfer greeting of ‘hang …

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Jun 24 2016

Sea Turtle Inc. sees largest turtle release

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cars were packed onto the shoulder of Park Road 100 for several hundred yards on either side of the entrance to County Beach Access #3 Wednesday morning as hundreds of people arrived to witness what was expected to be one of the largest sea turtle hatchling releases ever. …

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Jun 24 2016

Stumped: Board deliberates coach’s face

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Once again, the fate of Point Isabel ISD Athletic Coordinator Monty Stumbaugh was the topic of discussion at Tuesday night’s meeting of the School Board of Trustees. The board was set to deliberate buying the head football coach out of his contract, of which one year remains. After …

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Jun 24 2016

Swink Reports Great First Year at York

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Former Port Isabel High School student-athlete Kelcie Swink is home from her first year of college in Nebraska and, as she reported last week, it was a very successful freshman year. “It was absolutely amazing,” Swink told the Press last Friday.  “I just loved being there.  It was …

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Jun 24 2016

Be prepared for hurricane season

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com With hurricane season well underway, officials urge residents to prepare early, before a potential storm enters the Gulf of Mexico. Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema encouraged Laguna Madre residents to make sure they have prepared their homes, themselves, and even their pets for the possibility of a …

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Jun 24 2016

Lifeguard towers brightened by local artists

By MARINA WISE Special to the PRESS The week before Memorial Day Weekend, eight artists were materializing the vision that they had held for quite some time—to leave an artistic stamp on the beaches of South Padre Island. To achieve this goal, they coated various lifeguard towers along the coast with unique paintings. Jim Pigg, who …

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Jun 24 2016

7-on-7 Football Falls Short of State Tourney

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel 7-on-7 football team fell one game short of the state tournament at the state qualifying tournament at McAllen last week. The team won two games and lost one in pool play, then fell 19-9 against La Feria in the deciding game. “We were second in …

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Jun 24 2016

Boys’ Summer Track Warming Up

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel summer track program is up and running.  The Press found boys’ coach Wen Moore at the high school athletic offices this week, and he talked about the program and the upcoming schedule of meets. “Our summer track program is a two-week program,” Moore said Monday.  …

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Jun 24 2016

Writer’s Block: Beautiful, Bountiful Summer

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s hot. It’s so hot that the first thing almost everyone says when coming into our office is how hot it is outside. While most of the Rio Grande Valley has been enduring triple digit heat indexes lately, we here along the coast haven’t been fairing much better, …

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Jun 24 2016

Rio History: Finding Treasure

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Old battlegrounds are full of artifacts, however, most of these sites are now part of the National Parks System and it is illegal to use a metal detector on them. But a lot of skirmishes, such as the Battle of Palmito Ranch, were running battles, fought over a large …

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