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Pro bono vacation

Part of a group of about 40 students from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law was in the Port Isabel/ South Padre Island area this week doing pro bono legal services. Their work included informing people on a variety of issues such as immigration reform, and helping low income people on how …

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Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman in town

By LARRY GAGE Former college and professional basketball star Nancy Lieberman is on South Padre Island this week for the NBA Development League Showcase.  She is the head coach of the league’s newest team, the Texas Legends, who play their home games in Frisco, located just north of Dallas.  Lieberman is the first female head …

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D-League showcase wows, offers look at talent

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Teams converged from throughout the country Monday on South Padre Island as the 7th Annual NBA D-League Showcase began with four thrilling games. Played out on the same day that college football was playing their title game the crowds still came out to watch some of the best basketball in …

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Community Corner: Fishing has been his life

By ANTONIO VINDELL Port Isabel resident Jose Cuevas has been connect­ed to the Gulf of Mexico during the better part of his life. He came from Tampico, a town on the Mexican gulf coast, at the age of five and started working with the local shrimping indus­try as a teenager. “I went to school and …

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The Wave gets better

By ANTONIO VINDELL A one-of-a-kind new bus has been acquired by the City of South Padre Island public transportation sys­tem called The Wave. Dubbed as the party bus due to its inside configura­tion, beachgoers and visi­tors will be able to carry items such as coolers, food, boogie boards, umbrellas, chairs and other items each time …

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Causeway run breaks records

By RAY QUIROGA Mild temperatures and overcast skies that shielded runners from the sometimes harsh South Texas sunrays may have contributed to the record masses that took part in the 27th Annual Longest Causeway Run & Fitness Walk, held here on Satur­day. Nearly 4,000 participants took part in this year’s run which started at the …

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SPI enacts plastic ban ordinance

By ANTONIO VINDELL The South Padre Island City Council unanimously voted in support of a proposed ordinance that prohibits the use of plastic bags at the point of sale in the city. The action came a day after an ordinance banning plastic bags went into effect January 5 in Brownsville. The SPI ordinance provides a …

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Tarpons beat Red Ants

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Tar­pons took the bus to Pro­greso last Friday and re­turned with their second district win in as many games. They topped the Red Ants, 69-41, and in so doing moved into a first-place tie in District 32-3A with a 2-0 record. “We came out a little rusty in the …

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Lady Tarpons take Progreso, 56-41

By LARRY GAGE The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons hosted the Lady Red Ants of Progreso on Friday night and got the best of the encounter, 56-41. One of the old sayings in team sports is that records can be deceiving; Progreso came in at 1-3 in district play. “Yeah, they did give us a battle …

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Bearden takes helm at PISBND

By ANTONIO VINDELL Steve Bearden, a La Feria resident, has taken the helm as director of the Port Isabel/San Benito Navigation District. “My first day was Monday,” he said in a Tuesday interview.  “I am new at this job, but I have been learning a lot already from Bob.” Bearden was referring to Bob Cornelison, …

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