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Junior High Track finishes strong

  The District 32-3A Jr. High meet was held last Saturday, April 2nd at Tarpon Stadium. The Lady Tarpon track teams came into the meet with high hopes as the dis­appointment of last year’s meet still hung in the air for the eighth grade girls who wanted to avenge their 12-point loss of last year …

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Freshman pitcher Salinas hurls gem in road win

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Friday marked perfection for the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons softball team. A road win over Grulla with a 13-0 score marked a fourth consecutive shut out and it was highlighted as Daniela Salinas pitched a perfect game. “Nobody said a word,” said Head Coach Belinda Trevino, “as a matter of …

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League opens season in style

 By JASON MIHALICK On a breezy and comfort­able Saturday morning, little leaguers of Port Isabel and their parents lined up for the parade that commemorates the beginning of what looks to be a fun-filled season of baseball and softball. The 24 teams assembled at the Point Isabel I.S.D. Administration building at 8 a.m. sharp lead …

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Altercation leads to arrest

By JOE R. BOWLING JR.   P o r t Isabel po­lice made an arrest Saturday morning after an a l l ege d a t t a c k on a 23- year-old local woman. According to police, a call was received Saturday morn­ing around 8:30 a.m. from the 23-year-old Port woman who reported …

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Past mayor honored by pavilion

 By JASON MIHALICK   Former Port Isabel May­or Quirino Zurita Martinez was honored on Saturday for years of continued hard work and commitment he has given to the City of Port Isabel as a pavilion at Washington Park was dedicated to him. Martinez was in office from 1970-1976 as City Commissioner, 1972-1976 as Mayor Pro-Term …

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For Those Who Served: Local Patriot Guard escort Vietnam ‘Wall’

By MARTHA McCLAIN  “It has taken me 30 years to forget my demons,” said John Hamlink, a Viet­nam War Veteran who was among local Patriot Guard Riders Wednesday who es­corted the traveling Healing Wall to the LZ: RGV – Wel­come Home South Texas Vietnam Veterans’ tribute this Saturday at the McAl­len Convention Center. The day-long …

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Animal Shelter’s fate in jury’s hands

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.   The decision regarding who will run the animal shel­ter in Port Isabel will be in the hands of a jury. This comes after a late fil­ing by the Laguna Madre Humane Society requesting the hearing in lieu of an out­right ruling by Judge Benny Ochoa. “They had a window …

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Tempers flare at city meeting

 By JACQUELINE VASQUEZ The Port Isabel City Com­mission meeting on Tuesday evening was once again packed with citizens wishing to express their concerns over the Modern Venice project. Port Isabel resident, Gary Snyder commented on the matter while wearing a sign on his back that read, “Are You Listening? We Don’t Want The District! We, …

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Lopez takes second at state

 By LARRY GAGE Jerry Lopez place sec­ond in the Men’s State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene last Saturday. His total lift of 875 pounds broke down as follows; squat lift, 360 pounds; bench press, 185 pounds; and dead lift, 330 pounds. He tied his per­sonal best in the bench press. His PB on the squat lift …

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Barker takes second no-hitter

 By LARRY GAGE Bobby Barker tossed his second no-hitter of the season Friday night at Tarpon Field, as Port Isabel ran away from Rio Hondo by the score of 13-0. The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run rule. Barker struck out six Bobcat batters and walked only two. “Everybody came out …

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