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Dedication honors fallen agent

By JASON MIHALICK It was a Mother’s Day week­end Mary Zapata-Muñoz won’t soon forget. Unlike most moms, she wasn’t able to celebrate the holiday honoring motherhood knowing that her son, Depart­ment of Homeland Security ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata, had been killed approximately two months pri­or on Feb. 15, 2011. Fortunately …

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‘Friends’ play role at Shelter

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. As the City of Port Isa­bel and the Laguna Madre Humane Society were work­ing through the process of operations at the Port Isabel Animal Shelter, a group was forming that is now in place as an integral part in moving forward in a positive manor. This past weekend over 60 …

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9-11 artifact donated to SPIFD

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Soon visitors and residents on South Padre Island will be able to see a piece of history as part of the Twin Towers will be permanently dis­played at the new firehouse. According to South Padre Island Fire Chief Burney Baskett, applications were filed over a year and a half ago …

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New law impacts Modern Venice

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.   Amid heated debate in the background, two pieces of legislation took steps for­ward for the creation of an improvement district in Port Isabel. Members of the Port Isabel City Administration were on hand as testimonies took place Monday in Aus­tin. Even as the two pieces of legislation were being …

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Tarpons fall to Rio Hondo

 By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tar­pons lost to Rio Hondo, 10-5, on the road on Sat­urday in their final regu­lar season game. The team is now busy preparing for their first-round playoff matchup against Orange Grove. It will be a best-of-three series, the first game of which will be at Edinburg Economedes High School …

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Traffic issues prompt action

By JOE R. BOWLING JR. The City if Port Isabel will be looking at options to assist with traffic for the summer months while the construc­tion and repair continues on the Queen Isabella Causeway. At the City Commissioners Meeting Tuesday night, both citizens and commissioners chimed in expressing enough concern that this will be a …

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Boy’s body recovered from water

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Sunday morning brought an end to a search that lasted over four days after three swimmers came up missing near Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Is­land. According to Cam­eron County Constable Department Pct. 1 Sgt. Richard Hernandez, the final victim was recovered about a mile and half north of …

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Legislation could impact Modern Venice

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Legislation was filed in Austin, Thursday that, if passed, will have an im­pact on the Modern Venice Project. In a statement re­leased by State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. he says that this could “pave the way for new jobs and much needed Infrastructure in the Mod­ern Venice portion of Port …

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Ghost tours, Investigations coming to P.I.

 Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Mer­chant’s Committee in collab­oration with the Museums of Port Isabel is hosting Central Texas Paranormal Society investigators late September. They are committed to pro­viding professional investiga­tions using scientific methods to prove or debunk claims of paranormal activity in Port Is­abel. Following the investiga­tion …

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Port Isabel Athletes Prep for regional meet

 By LARRY GAGE Port Isabel High track and field athletes are hard at work this week prepar­ing for the Region IV meet at Corpus Christi Callallen next week. Four Tarpons have qual­ified for regional competi­tion in individual events. Two additional athletes will team up with two of the aforementioned to run the 4×400-meter relay. For …

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