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Nov 23 2016

Giving Season

Local church rallies to spread Thanksgiving cheer By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS For many, the Thanksgiving holiday means gathering with family and friends, indulging in a feast of delicious food, and giving thanks for the bounty at their table. For some, however, Thanksgiving is a painful reminder of the daily struggle to put …

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Nov 23 2016

Making Spirits Bright

Salvation Army Angel Tree collects Christmas gifts By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS A child’s Christmas list is written proof of believing in the magic of Santa Claus. While some are quite modest, merely asking for a particular toy or doll, others resemble a novel, with page after page of detailed requests. That being …

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Nov 23 2016

DPS urges safety this holiday

Special to the PRESS As Texans prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers tips for safe travel and calls on residents to celebrate responsibly. “The Thanksgiving weekend invariably means increased traffic on roadways, and DPS is reminding Texans that we all have a responsibility to help make the roads …

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Nov 23 2016

Council swears in new members

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The SPI City Council met in a special meeting as well as held a regular meeting on Nov.16 to canvass election results, swear in new council members, address a variance request, consider ordinance and form based code revisions, and consider a beach dune application. Council canvassed returns and declared …

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Nov 23 2016

Sky Adventure

Birthday gift turns into harrowing adventure high above SPI By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS An adrenaline-filled birthday surprise became even more thrilling than Pete Zurita could have imagined, when his girlfriend, Danica Rae Bird, decided to surprise him with his first-ever skydiving trip. Danica, an avid skydiving enthusiast, made the arrangements, and secretly …

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Nov 23 2016

Tarpons Off for Thanksgiving

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpon high school hard court men will take the rest of Thanksgiving Week off after a home game against Brownsville Athlos Academy Tuesday night.  The game was played after the paper went to press Tuesday. The team played its second game of the new season …

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Nov 23 2016

Lady Tarpons on Track for District

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons basketball team is on track for the start of the 2016-2017 district season.  In the span of seven days, starting last Tuesday, Nov. 15, the girls played seven games, and take a 3-5 win/loss record into this week’s Thanksgiving Break. After winning huge …

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Nov 23 2016

Writer’s Block: Happy Thanksgiving!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Gobble, gobble! It’s that time of the year again — that time where we set our tables with our nicest china and our homes are filled with the warm smells of butter, thyme, cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberry and citrus as we prepare a feast fit for royalty. It’s Thanksgiving! …

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Nov 18 2016

Feast For All: Record turnout at community Thanksgiving event

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It was a full house at Port Isabel High School Wednesday as hundreds of people gathered inside Tarpon Gym for a holiday feast. It was the 7th Annual Feast of Sharing, sponsored by HEB, in conjunction with the Point Isabel Independent School District and the City of Port …

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Nov 18 2016

Island marks Veterans Day

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Respect, discipline, camaraderie, honor: those are the memories shared by veterans from all branches of the military, no matter which war they fought in or how long they served. Last Friday, Nov. 11, South Padre Island Mayor Barry Patel, hosted the City’s annual celebration for service members at …

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