Category Archive: News

Sep 18

FINAL VOYAGE: USS Saratoga arrives in Brownsville

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS For the second time in seven months, area residents gathered along the beaches and jetties on South Padre Island to witness a piece of floating history, as the USS Saratoga made its final journey through the shipping channel early Friday morning. One of only four Forrestal-class supercarriers built by …

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Sep 18

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two nabbed for vehicle burglaries

PRESS Staff Report On Sept. 17, Port Isabel police arrested two suspects allegedly involved in five vehicle burglaries in Port Isabel. According to police reports, the thefts happened at Shark Tank, Port Isabel High School’s parking lot, Walgreens, Casa Rosa and The Gym. Witnesses noticed two subjects, one male and one female, looking into cars …

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Sep 18

13 YEARS GONE: Community reflects on Causeway tragedy

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS r…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Amid the chaos that fateful morning of Sept. 15, 2001, something else was amiss, Port Isabel EMS Director Charlie Wood recalled — Port Isabel Fire Marshal Bob Harris wasn’t among the first responders at that tragic scene. “Everyone was wondering where he was because he was always …

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Sep 18

TxDOT: Causeway undergoes maintenance often

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been 13 years since the Sept. 15, 2001 tragedy in which a barge collided with the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge, causing portions of the bridge to collapse. The accident claimed eight lives: Robert “Bob” Harris, “Harpoon” Barry and Chelsea Welch, Hector Martinez Jr., Julio Mireles, Gaspar S. …

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Sep 18

Rainfall improves drought, impacts agriculture

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com According to the Texas Water Development Board, recent rainfall experienced throughout the state improved drought conditions in the lower Rio Grande Valley. The statement released by the board adds, “The prognosis for more rain over the next week is promising, so perhaps we can reverse downward reservoir trends …

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Sep 18

Police search for suspect in sports bar shooting

Press Staff Report Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Local authorities are continuing their search for the suspect of a shooting reported at a popular Port Isabel nightspot last weekend. It was at approximately 1:50 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, when officers with the Port Isabel Police Department responded to a call about shots being fired at …

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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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