Category Archive: News

Mar 17 2017

‘It’s Lit!’

Breakers enjoy Texas Week By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The music was loud, the drinks were free flowing and the atmosphere was filled with laughter and good times. Texas Week was in full swing on South Padre Island. Overwhelmingly, the giddy coeds who had gathered on the beach behind Clayton’s Beach Bar Tuesday …

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Mar 17 2017

Resolutions send message to Texas lege

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS In a special meeting of the South Padre Island City Council held Thursday, March 9, council members mulled five resolutions related to proposed state bills currently on the docket for the 85th Legislature. First on the agenda was Resolution No. 2017-08, supporting proposed legislation allowing the use of Municipal …

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Mar 17 2017

Locals hear from Maryland, Oregon anti-LNG organizers

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Representatives from Oregon and Maryland were in Brownsville Tuesday evening to share their stories about how liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities have impacted their communities. The two men spoke to a gathering of Rio Grande Valley LNG opponents — members of the grassroots movement known as Save RGV …

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Mar 17 2017

Valley mourns pioneer congressman

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Rio Grande Valley is in mourning after the death of former Congressman Eligio “Kika” de la Garza II Monday. He was 89. De la Garza, a Mission native who served as the Democratic representative of Texas’ 15 congressional district from 1965 to 1997, was the first Mexican …

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Mar 17 2017

Lenten season underway

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Throughout the Lenten season, bilingual Stations of the Cross will be recited at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church on Fridays at 6:30 p.m.Everyone is welcome. The Church is located at 705 South Longoria Street in Port Isabel. Lenten Mission Services will be conducted during the coming …

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Mar 17 2017

Lady Tarpons fast in the rain at La Feria

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Rain was a factor at the Jim Hudson Relays at Lion Stadium in La Feria last Friday, but the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpon track and field team did not let the wet conditions slow them down. Four gold medals were awarded to Port Isabel athletes, two each …

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Mar 17 2017

Letter to the Editor for 3-16-2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, The word “LNG” (Liquefied Natural Gas) has been introduced into our everyday vocabulary with the prospect of three LNG export facilities at the Port of Brownsville. It is a complicated issue — which has become a controversial one as well. Many of the residents in the Laguna Madre communities, …

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Mar 17 2017

Do You Have a Flag?

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com You might have seen some flags waving in the breeze at the entrances to the beach here on South Padre Island. Lately they’ve all been a bright shade of crimson, but it’s not because we’re all fans of the color red. The flags mounted to the beach access …

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Mar 17 2017

Writer’s Block: Texas Week

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spring Break isn’t just big business for the Rio Grande Valley, it’s also big news. Having worked in the media industry for a while now, I’ve covered my fair share of Spring Breaks in the past. And usually, Texas Week is the biggest, best week of all. It’s …

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Mar 17 2017

Rio History: The First Spring Break

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS To a certain degree the modern phenomenon of Spring Break really owes its existence to “The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926” which inundated that city with a 15 foot storm surge wiping out most of the city’s structures and causing approximately $100 million dollars in damage. During the rebuilding …

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