Category Archive: News

Oct 18

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tarpons suffer first loss of season to Rio Hondo, 21-14

By ARMANDO GARZA Special to the PRESS They took their shots. Boy, did they take their shots. But the Rio Hondo Bobcats gave out a few of their own, too. And with only 34 seconds left and four yards to glory in a tie game on the road on Friday night, the final haymaker in …

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Oct 17

WEB EXCLUSIVE: LMWD early voting kicks off Monday

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Early voting for the upcoming Laguna Madre Water District (LMWD) election begins next week. Polling places are at the County Annex Building at 505 Highway 100 and City Hall during the following dates and times – Monday, October 20, through Friday Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. to …

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Oct 16

Sidewalk repairs spark dissension

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS At the South Padre Island City Council special meeting last Thursday morning, council members were unhappy with one of their own. Members were concerned about the process by which Council Member Barry Patel went about repairing a section of sidewalk on Padre Boulevard. Mayor Bob Pinkerton opened discussion …

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Oct 16

ANATOMY OF A RIVALRY: Tarpons, Bobcats matchup ignites community spirit

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Bobcats are solitary and elusive, relying on camouflage and stealth, as they are the smallest of the Lynx genus species. The tarpon, a premier saltwater game fish in many areas, has existed since prehistoric times, vulnerable to a number of land and sea predators throughout its life. Don’t …

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Oct 16

More details revealed in Yacht Club facelift

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com Following the City of Port Isabel’s decision to select Star Consultants & Associates to lead the rehabilitation effort to transform the Port Isabel Yacht Club into the municipality’s Culinary Arts Institute, a long set of meticulous phases were approved and set in motion, which included securing funds, determining …

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Oct 16

Island City Council special meeting heats up

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Tensions ran high last Thursday morning at the special meeting for the South Padre Island City Council. The meeting was called to discuss over $6 million of funding for upcoming projects and contracts. Mayor Bob Pinkerton called the meeting to order, and citizens were given the opportunity to …

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Oct 16

Silver Tarpon Marching Band up for contest season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It’s contest season and once again the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band is on track for another spot in the state contest. The band has participated in four contests the past two weekends and received top marks in each one. At the Deep River Marching Contest …

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Oct 16

Walk for Women basks despite weather

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS The unexpected rain Sunday morning did little to dampen the spirits of this year’s Walk for Women participants, as more than 1,000 women, children, men and animals walked, jogged and ran from the South Padre Island Convention Centre to Louie’s Backyard to support the event and raise money …

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Oct 16

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Lampkin on track in scholarship, leadership

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Amaya Lampkin is new to the RGV but has already proven that she is on the fast track to success. Lampkin moved to Port Isabel last year from Dallas, Texas and is a junior at Port Isabel High School. An academic and athletic standout, Amaya is a welcome …

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Oct 16

Port Isabel continues to promote healthy living

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press edi…@portisabelsouthpadre.com The war against obesity, diabetes and heart disease in South Texas has, statistically speaking, been difficult, but that doesn’t mean battles aren’t won. In a month dedicated to cancer awareness, the City of Port Isabel and Tu Salud Sí Cuenta are promoting health and nutrition through the city …

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