Tag: Port Isabel

Fundraising hardship: Churches make adjustments due to pandemic

SAN BENITO — About this same time last year, churches around the Rio Grande Valley were holding their annual fall festival fundraisers. From selling an...

Port Isabel postpones start of fall athletics until Oct. 12

The Port Isabel athletic department announced Tuesday that it is postponing the start of fall sports until Oct. 12. Port Isabel athletic director and football...

Police: Arrest made in Port Isabel fatal shooting

PORT ISABEL— A possible argument resulted in an afternoon shooting on Monday and police now say they have one person in custody. Port Isabel Chief...

Moment of Remembrance: Ceremony held for causeway collapse victims, families

City officials, first responders, loved ones, and family members of survivors and those lost in the Sept. 15, 2001, collapse of the Queen Isabella...

Authorities discuss protocols used to inspect bridge after bomb threat

Authorities early Tuesday morning reopened the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge between Port Isabel and South Padre Island following a Monday night bomb threat almost...

Bomb threat shuts down Queen Isabella Causeway

City of Port Isabel | Courtesy photoSeveral law enforcement officers are seen at the base of the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway in Port Isabel...

Falcons, Tarpons players to compete in San Antonio

Basketball teams are facing some new challenges ahead of their 2020-21 seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the student-athletes are finding ways to...

Port Isabel to honor first responders

PORT ISABEL — This coastal city will host events in honor of first responders and in remembrance of those who were affected by the...

PI ISD school board president selected to Leadership TASB program

PORT ISABEL — As a graduate of Point Isabel ISD, Jimmy Vela says he feels thankful he can give back to the school district...

Congressmen seek detainee’s release

Nearly 50 members of the United States Congress have signed onto a letter urging Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf to immediately...

Point Isabel ISD to start meal distribution program

PORT ISABEL — As this school district inches closer to kicking off the new school year with remote instruction, preparations are underway for its...

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...