May 26 2017

Top 2 grads reflect on time in PI

By MARINA WISE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High School celebrated its top two graduates this past weekend: valedictorian Simone Harry and salutatorian Brisia Gonzalez. These two outstanding young women have been lifelong Tarpons and will both be headed off to college in August. The PRESS recently sat down with the two girls to talk …

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May 26 2017

Infante settling in fine

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS New head football coach and athletic director Jaime Infante has been in his new office and on the job at Port Isabel High School for almost two months now.  The Press dropped by this week to check up on him and get his thoughts on his new surroundings. …

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May 26 2017

Writer’s Block: Goodbye and Good Luck

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If, at any point over the last few years, you’ve had the opportunity to call or stop by our office then you might have been introduced to Sergio. His is the smiling face and friendly voice that most often greets people here at the PRESS and PARADE. He …

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May 26 2017

Rio History: Colonel Sam’s Dream

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Colonel Sam Robertson was a man unafraid to dream. Born in DeWitt, Missouri, on July 10, 1867, Sam left home at 15 to work on the railroad. A quick learner, young Sam moved up the ladder and by the time he first arrived in the Rio Grande Valley in …

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May 19 2017

‘Causeway Cat’ saved

Police chief aids in rescue, shelter gears up for Ay Chihuahua By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s said that cats have nine lives. And on Thursday, May 11, those extra lives came in very handy for one frightened kitten. The kitten, completely white like new fallen snow, was trapped on the Queen Isabella …

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May 19 2017

Second arrest made in connection with body found in bay

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Cameron County Sheriff’s deputies have made a second arrest in connection with the suspected murder of a 53-year-old McAllen woman whose body was found floating in the bay nearly three weeks ago. “Today, at approximately 8:30 a.m., Terry Lee Adams was arrested without incident at his residence out …

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May 19 2017

Task force analyzes Island parking issues

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Shoreline Management Director Brandon Hill presented an analysis regarding parking issues on the Island during a May 15 special meeting of the Shoreline Task Force. DMAIC, which stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control, is an analysis tool that Hill and other City staff have …

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May 19 2017

Town to hold Memorial Day parade, ceremony

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A Memorial Day ceremony and parade will be observed in Laguna Vista on Monday, May 29 to pay respects to the men and women who gave their lives in defense of this country. The “Always Honor, Never Forget” Parade will begin at 5 p.m. at the Laguna Vista Public …

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May 19 2017

Blooms, butterflies lead beautification committee talks

By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee recognized ecologically friendly initiatives and discussed environmental issues during its May 11 meeting. Committee Member Kimberly Dollar presented Boy Scout Troop 59 with the Environmentalist of the Month award in recognition of their work with the City’s mono-filament recycling program. “Thanks for …

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May 19 2017

Mock wins gold in Austin

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Sometimes all that glitters is gold.  Port Isabel High senior Sydney “Trey” Mock was awarded the gold medal in the discus at last weekend’s UIL State Track and Field Meet in Austin. He threw the metal disc a personal best 175-feet, 4-inches on his second attempt, and finished …

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