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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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L.H. man attacks constables

By ANTONIO VINDELL A Laguna Heights man is behind bars after he assaulted two Cameron County deputy constables and attempted to take the gun away from a third one, authorities said. The incident happened at about 1 a.m. January 7. Deputy constables responded to a call about a suspicious looking man walking around Michigan and …

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