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Barker pitches no-hitter

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. One run was enough for Bobby Barker, pitcher for the Port Isabel Tarpon Varsity Baseball Team. The Port Isabel Tarpons scored a single run in a rivalry game against La Feria and Barker did the rest as the senior pitcher hurled a gem in a 1-0, no-hit win recently. Barker …

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Spring Break crowds back-up traffic

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Back to back concerts, lim­ited travel to Mexico, national artists up and down the strip, all led to one of the biggest Spring Break weeks in years, according to officials. Thousands of visitors made their way on the island and law enforcement, city manag­ers and officials and promot­ers were all …

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City to take over shelter

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. This time the City of Port Isabel is following through. Paperwork was being pro­cessed Monday morning that will, in essence, force the Laguna Madre Humane So­ciety (LMHS) to turn over the operations of the Port Isabel Animal Shelter to the City. This as City Manager Ed Meza works towards ensur­ing …

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Spring break aftermath

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Crowds flowed in by the thousands last week as Texas Week Spring Break 2011 reached a peak. Friday night traffic lines made for wait times of up to three hours to get from Laguna Vista across to South Padre Island and Saturday night the scene was the same. An esti­mated …

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Two commissioners to again run unopposed

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The filing deadline came this week in the City of Port Isabel and for a second time two commissioners will run unopposed. Martin Cantu and Memo Torres have held the position of commissioner for this past term and each will remain in that position once again. “I think this is …

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Beach Reach working overtime

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Follow some of the biggest crowds in the early morning hours during Spring Break and chances are you will land at the Island Baptist Church. Students have been filing in by the thousands to receive free pancakes and more. Wednesday, over 2,500 plates were served  and there are expectations that …

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Arresting developments for shelter

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. For the second time in a mat­ter of weeks, an arrest was made in relation to the Port Isabel Animal Shelter. According to the Port Isabel Police Department (PIPD), an unlicensed veteri­narian was taken into custody on Tuesday, March 15. This as the Laguna Madre Humane Society (LMHS), who operates …

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Break Time 2011

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Laguna Vista giving park a new look

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Work has begun at Rol­off Park in Laguna Vista in a project that will give it a whole new look. This Sat­urday is tabbed as “Spruce Up Day” at the park and City Manager Rolando Vela is inviting everyone to come and be a part of this. “We have already …

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Vietnam Vets recognized at city meeting

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Port Isabel joined with other cities across the Rio Grande Valley Tuesday night as they set aside April 9, 2011 as a day to honor those who served in the Vietnam War. Mayor Joe E. Vega proclaimed that this would be done and presented a copy of a proclamation to …

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