Tag: Port Isabel

East Valley 4A football coaches deal with UIL decisions

LYFORD — The University Interscholastic League decided not to delay the football calendar for Classes 1A through 4A on July 21, and 4A coaches...

39th annual Ladies Kingfish Tournament cancelled

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Along with individuals and businesses, annual events are also being impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, organizers announced the 39th...

More ICE detainees test positive for COVID-19

The number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees in local detention centers who have tested positive for COVID-19 is on the rise. To date,...

81st annual TIFT cancelled by coronavirus

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — As individuals and businesses continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, annual events are feeling the impact as well. For...

Texas Rangers investigating death of female inmate

A female inmate was found unresponsive last Thursday at the Port Isabel municipal jail, according to the latest custodial death report released by the...

Over 70 detainees test positive for COVID-19

Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday confirmed 76 positive coronavirus cases among detainees at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos. Cases have...

Cases of COVID-19 continue to increase at detention center

A COVID-19 outbreak is growing inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos, according to advocates and attorneys representing clients in quarantined dorms. Some...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise at federal detention facility

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos rose to eight over the weekend. Demonstrators at a...

Point Isabel School District police chief passes away

Officials in Port Isabel are mourning the loss of a local leader and friend who passed away late last week. Point Isabel Independent School District...

COVID-19 cases continue to rise at Port Isabel Detention Center

COVID-19 cases among detainees at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos continue to rise. On Wednesday, ICE updated its published numbers indicating...

Detained Cubans on hunger strike

Rio Grande Valley-based human rights organizers are reporting that two men from Cuba detained at the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos have...

Third detainee tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday confirmed that a third detainee inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos has tested positive...

Second ICE detainee at Port Isabel Center tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday confirmed that a second detainee inside the Port Isabel Detention Center in Los Fresnos tested positive for...

Port Isabel police warn public of check scam

PORT ISABEL — Authorities are warning the public about a recent check scam. According to a post from the department’s Facebook page, authorities have been...

Villarreal III back at helm of Tarpons

HARLINGEN — Port Isabel’s Tony Villarreal III reported to the school’s campus Thursday for the first time since he departed the program in 1997...

Port Isabel detainee tests positive for coronavirus

ICE confirmed that a detainee in the Port Isabel Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19. The detainee is a 20-year-old male from Mexico, according to the agency. ICE referred inquiries to the COVID-19 guidance listed on its website. According to that guidance, ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations in March “convened a working group between medical professionals, disease control specialists, detention experts, and field operators to identify additional enhanced steps to minimize the spread of the virus.” Read the full story on our website.

SPI sandcastle village to turn into class of 2020 tribute

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Unlike most high school graduating classes, this year’s group of seniors have experienced several changes due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Port Isabel rescinds prior regulations, adopts state, county orders

PORT ISABEL — City officials and leaders continue to make adjustments in response to the ever-changing conditions of the coronavirus pandemic. On Thursday, Port Isabel...

Port Isabel PD addresses traffic congestion

PORT ISABEL — In response to the lifting of mandates and the reopening of beaches and businesses, thousands of people have started traveling to...

Port Isabel cancels youth softball season

Citing Little League International’s move to cancel its regional tournaments and the 2020 Little League World Series, Raul Loera Jr., president of the Laguna...

Some leaders concerned virus cases could rise

HARLINGEN — Some local leaders are concerned the expiration of Gov. Greg Abbott’s stay-home order could lead to a spike in Cameron County’s coronavirus...

Youth football on hold indefinitely in Port Isabel

PORT ISABEL — Few people are more involved in youth sports in the East Valley than Port Isabel’s Raul Loera Jr. He is on the...

Port Isabel to conduct Facebook Live series for businesses

PORT ISABEL — For the time being, shoppers aren’t able to browse inside retail stores so to compensate for that, this community decided to...

Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk postponed

The Sixth annual 2020 Summer Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk scheduled for June 6 has been postponed because of COVID-19. The new date for...

Harlingen, Brownsville, Point Isabel cancel student travel

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District decided Thursday that all school-sponsored out of state travel will be canceled for the rest of the school...

Lawsuit claims asylum seeker moved to wrong facility

BROWNSVILLE — A lawsuit was filed this week on behalf of an 18-year-old asylum seeker who was transferred out of child detention and into...

Port Isabel schools launch Minitropolis communities

  PORT ISABEL — Students at Garriga and Derry elementary schools in Port Isabel inaugurated the first Minitropolis communities in the Laguna Madre area Wednesday...