Jun 16 2017

Ramirez looking forward to senior season

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Tarpon football player Elijah Ramirez is hard at work this spring as he prepares for his senior year of football.  The Press found Ramirez in the weight room at the high school this week and he talked about his schedule and the upcoming season. “I come in every …

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Jun 16 2017

Tarpons to compete in qualifier tourney

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel 7-on-7 football team will play in this Saturday’s qualifying tournament at McAllen.  The state 7-on-7 tournament will take place June 28-29 at College Station, and the Tarpons can qualify for state competition if they finish as one of the top two teams at McAllen. The …

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Jun 16 2017

Letter to the Editor for June 15, 2016

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, Thanks be to God! It is my most fervent desire to publicize my gratitude to my Lord and Savior. My journey after waking up to a brain hemorrhage on April 19, 2017 can only be described as miraculous. I was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency surgery and …

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Jun 16 2017

Writer’s Block: Happy Father’s Day!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com My dad has jokes. My dad has a seemingly endless supply of corny jokes and he’ll dust one off at the most random time, tell it to you spontaneously, and then chuckle mischievously just a fraction of a second after he delivers the punch line. I know my …

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Jun 16 2017

Rio History: Sea Beans

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Sea Beans have been found in the tombs of the Pharaohs, in burial grounds throughout Europe, in the ashes of ancient Viking campfires on Iceland and along the shores of virtually every body of water in the world. Probably the most ubiquitous drift seed found germinating on tropical beaches, …

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Jun 09 2017

Final Farewell

Veterans, locals bid aircraft carrier goodbye By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Hundreds of people gathered on the rocks of the jetties at Isla Blanca Park last Thursday afternoon to say their final farewells to the USS Independence, a Forrestal class aircraft carrier with nearly four decades of service in the American Navy fleet. …

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Jun 09 2017

The Shrinking Bottom Line

After 85th Legislature, PIISD faces $763,000 budget shortfall By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Just one week after the 85th Legislature adjourned, the Point Isabel School Board of Trustees sat down for a preliminary discussion of their 2017-2018 fiscal budget. It was a sobering look at the year ahead, as the District will have …

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Jun 09 2017

Causeway Run a pit stop in one runner’s nationwide journey

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Whether it’s the original Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk, or its summer sibling, the event is usually the highlight of the racing season for many Rio Grande Valley runners. The events are also a big draw for runners from outside the area thanks to the singular views …

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Jun 09 2017

Budget Talks

Council hears prelim budget By KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Chief Financial Officer Rodrigo Gimenez presented the fiscal year 2017-2018 draft budget to City Council during a special meeting held on June 7. Gimenez noted that updates to the budget process this year included the formation of a budget committee, the creation …

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Jun 09 2017

7-on-7 to play Falcons next week

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel 7-on-7 football team will play the Falcons of Los Fresnos at their place next week. The Press visited by phone this week with Tarpon 7-on-7 coach Jarrod Martinez, who said that the day of the two-game set had yet to be determined.  Indications are that …

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