By ANTONIO VINDELL
Another year is about to end and a new year arrives this week, but 2010 produced a number of memorable events in the Laguna Madre area.
Others resulted in controversies, sad moments, celebrations and financial stress for those whose livelihood depends on the seafood they harvest from the Gulf of Mexico.
Here is a list of some of the top news events that took place throughout 2010 which might have impacted the lives of many in the greater Laguna Madre area.
South Padre Island officials unveiled a mega project to transform Padre and Laguna boulevards into a place that would rival other tourist destinations such as California and Florida. A vision plan of how the project would look was prepared by a consulting firm at a price tag of more than $500,000. The proposed project would cost millions of dollars to build and funding sources are still unknown.
For more on this story, pick up a copy of the Dec. 30 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press.