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Police department recognizes their own

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Tuesday night during the Port Isabel City Com­mission Meeting four of­ficers were recognized for their efforts as Chief Gual­berto Gonzalez handed out awards to Cesar Garcia, Sergeant Javier Vivero, Monica Garza and David Martinez. Each of the four were recognized for do­ing their part to assist in the daily operations …

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Beach clean-up set for Friday

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Rain or shine, warm or cold, the 14th Annual Win­ter Texan Beach Clean-Up will take place Friday, Feb­ruary 11 on South Padre Island. Monica Vela with the Cameron County Parks Department says that ev­erything is set for the an­nual event. “Last year was cold, but the weather isn’t going to …

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EDC director charged in death

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. A weekend crash that in­volved a motorcycle and an SUV driven by the South Pa­dre Island Economic Devel­opment Corporation (EDC) Director has resulted in a fa­tality. The Saturday night ac­cident cost the life of a man identified as 63-year-old Jimmie Anklam. Anklam and his wife were on a mo­torcycle that …

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Missing fishermen found after 18 hours on water

Special to the PRESS A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary located four missing boaters near South Padre Island early Wednes­day morning. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi was contacted at ap­proximately 7:20 a.m. by a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, stating that he had located the four missing indi­viduals sitting on top of their …

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‘AYERS’ OF HIS WAYS: El Paseo co-founder reflects on life, arts

By RAY QUIROGA If you Google the term “giving back,” don’t be surprised if Ralph Ayers’ name is first to pop up on your computer screen. Throughout his years as a Valley resident, Ay­ers has been an active member and a recent past president of the local Ro­tary Club; a volunteer at his church, St. …

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LMHS receives large donation

By STEVE CODY On Wednesday, January 26th, Marilyn Ratliff pre­sented a check to the Lagu­na Madre Humane Society (LMHS) for $5,000. The check was a gift from Ratliff and her husband Joe who reside in Park Center RV Park in Port Isabel. She had originally planned on leaving the money to the Human So­ciety as …

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SPI assisting rabies vaccination program

 By CARLOS CENTENO The City of South Padre Island’s Environmental Health Services Depart­ment will be assisting the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control Division with the Oral Rabies Vacci­nation Program (ORVP). The purpose of this pro­gram is to reduce or possi­bly eliminate the dog strain of rabies, carried by coy­otes, in Texas. …

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Wildlife expo set to draw crowd

 By RAY QUIROGA The best ideas sometimes start small. Port Isabel businessman, and area volunteer Ralph Ayers can attest to that. Seventeen years ago, he and other members of St. Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Isabel arranged for local fishing guides to provide an instructional lecture for a group of Winter Texans …

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LMLL registration underway

Special to the PRESS Laguna Madre Little League is now registering kids ages 4 – 14 for the 2011 Little League season. Registration fee is: 1 Child = $35, 2 = $60, 3 = $75 ($25 per child after 3). Assistance is available. Deadline for registration is Feb. 26, 2011. The 2011 LMLL season will …

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Lady Tarpons overwhelm Grulla, 62-9

By LARRY GAGE It was a rather one-sided game Tuesday night as the Port Isabel girls’ roundball team easily won their game with the Lady Gators of Grulla, 62-9. “They’ve had a rough season,” head coach Alan Ward said in a silent gym afterwards.  “They’re mostly sophomores and juniors and I don’t know how much …

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