Concealed carry classes to be offered

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

Local residents will soon have the option of obtaining their Texas license to carry (LTC) a handgun at the Port Isabel Police Department Shooting Range.

The news came as the Port Isabel City Commission approved the proposal during a special meeting Monday evening.

“It’s a good thing. I think it’s something that the public needs,” said Mayor Juan Jose “J.J.” Zamora. Zamora has previously served as a chief of police in Port Isabel.

The certification classes will be taught by Frankie Garza, proprietor of GD Security, a Level III firearms training school that is licensed by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Garza also works as the IT director for the City of Port Isabel.*

*Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly noted that Garza works at the Port Isabel Police Department and may have led readers to assume that the firearms training is being offered by the police department. Garza works for the City of Port Isabel. The firearms training school is a separate, independent enterprise. The PRESS apologizes for the error.

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