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Lower Valley Cotillion Club celebrates ‘A Night of Elegance’

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Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE – The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 58 years go in September 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and …

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Cleanup nets thousands in trash

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s like the old saying goes, “It’s the little things that make all the difference.” And in so many ways, that adage perfectly describes a weekend of clean-up activities which took place on South Padre Island beaches as volunteers collected over 1,100 pounds of debris on Friday …

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Initiative could generate millions

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS A new economic development initiative could bring millions of foreign investment dollars to the City of Port Isabel. An EB-5 Regional Center was the topic of discussion at a joint workshop of the Port Isabel EDC/City Commission on Thursday evening. EB-5 is an Employment Based Immigration: Preference 5, …

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El Paseo presents Strong in one-man show as Oscar Wilde

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Special to the PRESS An iconic celebrity from Victorian London comes to life this week on stage in South Padre Island. The El Paseo Arts Foundation is bringing back William Strong in his new one-man show as Oscar Wilde. Anyone who saw Strong’s previous brilliant appearance here as Mark Twain, will need no urging to …

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Pit bull shows nurturing side

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS Do you recall Petey, the dog (with the black eye patch) from “The Little Rascals?” Can you remember what type of dog he was? He was a pit bull, and today many would be shocked to find the pit-bull the most likely to be placed on an animal …

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Beach cleanup set for weekend

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Special to the PRESS Trash on South Padre Island beaches is a growing problem but various groups and government entities are doing what they can to mobilize the citizenry in an all-out war again littered beaches. Winter Texans who love Texas beaches but hate seeing them trashed will join forces Friday, Feb. 10 at Edwin …

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Cash For Trash back again

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Special to the PRESS Once again, Cameron County Parks will implement a Cash For Trash Return Refund Program. The program will begin March 1 through Sept. 9 and will operate on the Cameron County Beaches north of Access Number 5. This program is intended to address the negative impacts of domestic trash left behind by …

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Family endures trying times

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Angie Valdez is a strong woman. And that strength has been tested recently as she’s led her family members through the most trying time of their lives. On Tuesday, Epifanio, her husband of 30 years, underwent a high-risk surgery to remove a large tumor in his lung …

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LMHS works to save pit bulls

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Humane Society has experienced significant changes over the last year, including their newest endeavor of saving pit bulls from euthanasia. You may recall a horrific headline in recent months of the pit bull, Champ; he was abused and beaten allegedly by his owner in Harlingen …

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Cromwell attends signing

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By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The cold-wet weather did little to sway an enthusiastically sizeable group from attending the book signing of author Dave Cromwell’s, “Allison: The mostly true story of a one-flippered sea turtle” on Monday afternoon at Paragraphs Bookstore, 5505 Padre Blvd., South Padre Island. The author, at first glance, was …

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