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Laguna Vista trashes garbage

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Junk vehicles, unsanitary yards and unsightly rubbish are on a hit-list in Laguna Vista. Town councilmembers recently approved two ordinances that deal specifically with elimination or control of such undesirable features in the community. The updated ordinances provide more stringent measures for enforcement. “This gives us more teeth …

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Rip tides close beaches

            By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Judge Carlos Cascos and Brownsville City Commissioner Sophi Benavidez announced on Sunday that, beach accesses 5, 6 and Boca Chica Beach would be closed to visitors. The reason being a surge of high tides, rip currents, and dangerous driving conditions. Judge Cascos has …

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Tarpon field goal finishes off Zapata, 31-28

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Two years ago, the Port Isabel Tarpons lost to Zapata in overtime after missing a go-ahead field goal with sec­onds to go in regulation. Also in 2009, the Tarpons lost on a field goal in overtime to Hidalgo. On Friday night, in Tarpon Stadium, the issue was again …

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JV Tarpons take out Hawks, 14-6

 Special to the PRESS The JV Tarpon football team defeated the Zapata Hawks, 14-6 to open dis­trict play on Thursday. The Tarpon defense swarmed the Hawks all night, causing four turn­overs. The turnovers were caused by Luis San Juan, Pedro Villareal, Cesar Herbert, and Jason Shrank. Down 6-0 in the third quarter, the Tarpons came …

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PIJH squads battle La Feria Lions

Special to the PRESS On Thursday, Sept. 30, the Port Isabel Junior High seventh and eighth grade white football teams played in La Feria against the Li­ons. The seventh grade team won their competition, 8-6, on a touchdown by Ju­nior Martinez and a two-point conversion by Sidney “Trey” Mock III. They were supported by great …

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Tax assessor mails 205,696 statements

Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – Tony Yzaguirre, Jr., Cameron County Tax Assessor-Collector, announced that approximately 205,696 tax statements for tax year 2011 were mailed to property owners Friday, Sept. 30 for personal property and real estate accounts. Cameron County collects taxes for a total of 31 taxing jurisdictions. The 2011 levy for all …

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Wags & Tags: Animal shelter update

By GLENDA STAFFORD Special to the PRESS   Rabies and Micro- Chipping Clinic This update is going to focus on the rabies clinic which will be at the Port Isabel Animal Clinic on Oct. 15. The clinic is located at 407 E. Maxan St. The rabies clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. …

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A Better Life: Nicaraguan native recalls family’s struggle to survive

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by celebrating the history, culture and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under …

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Automatic guns seized on SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A father and daughter were arrested on Saturday and charged with disorderly conduct for shooting high-powered guns on the north end of the Island. According to an official report, at approximately 7 p.m., a Cameron County Precinct 1 Deputy Constable was patrolling Park Road 100 North of Beach Access …

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PI community center equipped for emergencies

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Contrary to some concerns, Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza said the community center is not going to be turned into a homeless shelter. The concern arose when the city council approved construction on the center for new shower units. Some citizens were concerned that people would have constant …

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