By RAY QUIROGA
Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS
The couple of 43 years has been visiting the Laguna Madre area for the past six winters, hauling Howard’s small motor boat from their permanent residence in Missouri to South Padre Island. Melanie says she loves the area and its friendly people while Howard says he comes for one reason and one reason alone – the fishing.
So it’s little wonder that Howard is wary about anything that even has a hint of threatening his favorite pastime. Howard was one of the equally curious, wary, and even confused local sportsmen and business owners that attended a standing room only “scoping” meeting hosted by Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) recently. Held at the Port Isabel Community Building, the meeting was intended to gauge opinion on proposed regulations that will affect the Texas coastal waters.
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