Port Isabel, TX

Three arrested, three wanted in connection to kidnapping

CAMERON COUNTY, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Three were arrested, and three others are wanted, in connection to an aggravated kidnapping case. On Sunday, July 3, 2022, deputies responded to an aggravated kidnapping at Avenida Katarina in Cameron Park, a release by the Cameron County Sheriff’s Office stated. Deputies made contact with a witness who said the […]
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TxDOT plans traffic switch in Los Fresnos

LOS FRESNOS, Texas (ValleyCentral) — Texas Department of Transportation announced a traffic switch planned for State Highway 100 in Los Fresnos, on Aug. 11 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. TxDOT’s news release said all traffic will shift over to the north side of State Highway 100, from Mesquite Street to Alamo Street, to allow […]
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Chivas and Inter Milan to Play in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The Chivas women’s team will take on Inter Milan on Wednesday night at the Brownsville Sports Park. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. “It can’t get better than this, the champions of Mexico, Chivas Femenil, and one of the biggest brands around the world, which is Inter Milan,” said match organizer Jorge Villalobos. “With the women’s team, it can’t get better than that.”

San Benito announces sandbag distribution

SAN BENITO, Texas (ValleyCentral) — San Benito prepares for hurricane season with their drive-thru sandbag distribution. The city will distribute sandbags only to San Benito residents and business owners on two separate dates. The first distribution will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. The second distribution will take place from 7 […]

Lighthouse Boutique Hotel-a travel writer’s dream

After residing in Austin for three decades where there is a plethora of hotels and cafes, I had a fear that I would not have my daily ritual of java and pastry anymore. I left my two-story home only a month ago to live near South Padre Island. But to my sheer delight, I found a gem- the Lighthouse Boutique Hotel.

Summer Causeway Run & Fitness Walk registration opens

The 7th Annual Summer Causeway Run & Fitness Walk will be hosted by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce on September 17. The event will benefit the Point Isabel ISD Scholarship Fund. The Press spoke with Mary Gonzalez, Interim Director of the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, regarding details on the event.

82nd TIFT Tournament underway at South Padre Island

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The 82nd Annual Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT) begins on Thursday. The organization said they offer the best of bay and offshore fishing to enthusiasts of all ages. TIFT begins the first weekend in August and attracts up to 1,500 anglers and more than 500 boats. Participants of all […]

DHR: Let’s Go Fishing For Hope!

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas – Registration now open for DHR Health’s 16th annual charity fishing tournament. The tournament is called “Fishing for Hope” and all proceeds benefit the Hope Family Health Center in McAllen. HOPE provides free medical care and counseling to the uninsured in the Rio Grande Valley.

Tax-Free Weekend at RGV malls

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — With the tax-free weekend approaching, Rio Grande Valley malls and outlets announced they will be offering the public clothing, footwear, and backpacks for all their back-to-school needs. A news release from the Sunrise Mall in Brownsville advises shoppers to make a list. Write down all clothing, footwear, school supplies, and essential […]

10 Beautiful Beach House Rentals On South Padre Island

All products featured on TravelAwaits are independently selected by our writers and editors. We may earn commission when you click on or make a purchase via our links. Discerning holidaymakers know to look deeper when deciding where to take their next trip. Florida is lovely, but it is by no means the only place in the United States to have an incredible beach vacation. South Padre Island offers visitors something special.

Ethel Whipple Summer Camps Come to a Close

Los Fresnos, Texas — The Ethel Whipple Memorial Library has been having a blast exploring with kids the underwater world through this year’s summer camp “Oceans of Possibilities”. The camp started on June 13th and has just come to an end this month on the 14th.

Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)

REMEMBER – even if you did not rent out your property any time during the previous month, you are required to file your HOT Return Form and claim zero. Failing to register and/or submit your HOT Return Form can result in a fine up to $500 and you can be fined daily while not in complinance.

Best of the RGV BBQ: #2 The Bullpen Smoke House

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The results are in for Best of the RGV: BBQ Edition. ValleyCentral asked the public to find the best BBQ in the Rio Grande Valley and you delivered. The #2 spot goes to The Bullpen Smoke House in Brownsville. Owner Luis Muñoz opened the restaurant just four months ago and quickly […]

Best of the RGV BBQ Winner: RJ’s BBQ

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — The results are in for Best of the RGV BBQ Edition. ValleyCentral asked the public to find the best BBQ in the Rio Grande Valley and you delivered. The #1 spot goes to RJ’S BBQ of Brownsville. RJ’S BBQ is currently located at the food court in Sunrise Mall. Owner Raul […]