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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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Tarpons fall to Gators, 61-56

By LARRY GAGE It was a rough road trip to Rio Grande City for Port Isabel   Tuesday night as the Tarpons came up short against the Gators of Grulla, 61-56.  There were no surprises, according to head coach Al Senteno; “They were a good team when we played them here,” he said Wednesday afternoon.  “They …

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Zumba: Fitness craze big deal locally

By RAY QUIROGA They’re so hot, they’ll fog up your lens! Of course, that’s if you just happened to be a newspaper photographer assigned to shoot a Zumba class at Port Isabel’s The Gym. The Gym’s jam-packed morning Zumba class has proven to not only fog up lenses, but even get specta­tors sweating. Fitness trainers …

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Director recalls early days at port

 By RAY QUIROGA It’s al­most too hard for retired S an Benito busi­ness­man Lionel Betan­court to fathom. But it has been over 30 years since he first approached Bob Cornelison with the proposition to take the helm of a financially-despondent Port Isabel-San Benito Navigation District (PISBND). During a recent Rotary Club meeting in San Benito, Cornelison …

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Paper or plastic? Not an option on South Padre Island

 By STEVE CODY, II It’s a done deal. The City of South Padre Island joined the bandwagon to ban plastic bags at the point of sale. The or­dinance will be voluntary beginning Feb. 1st of this year and will take full effect on January 1st, 2012. The City of South Padre Island is attempting to …

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Lady Tarpons take down Zapata, 60-45

Morgan Malik blocks a pass by a Lady Hawk player in Tuesday night’s game. (Courtesy Photo)

By LARRY GAGE The Zapata Lady Hawks flew into Tarpon Gym in first place Tuesday night with a perfect 6-0 record in district play.  They left with a 6-1 record after losing to the Lady Tarpons, 60-45. Head coach Alan Ward’s squad brought their “A” game and led from the start.  So I was told …

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Swearing in

Justice of the Peace Bennie Ochoa, III gives the oath of office to Horacio A. Zamora, constable for Cameron County Constable Department Precinct #1 at the county courthouse earlier this month. Zamora’s wife, Eva, and daughter, Iris Zamora Moya, stood by his side. (Courtesy Photo) Tweet

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NBA Showcase helps local economy

By ANTONIO VINDELL The NBA Development League Showcase has been having a series of games this week on South Padre Island where scouts are looking for potential players to go to NBA teams all over the country. But the four-day event, that ends tonight (Thursday), also provided a prime opportunity to showcase the Island and …

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