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Tarps make run for district with senior leadership

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By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Certain responsibilities go along with participation in a team sport. These responsibilities include such basics as showing up on time for practice and always listening to the coaches. For senior team members there’s one additional responsibility; providing leadership. Those players in their final year of inter-scholastic competition are expected, by …

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Bear Down: 2012 Dip Memorable

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Roach earns doctorate at UTB Commencement

UTB graduate William Roach

Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE – More than 1,400 graduates, including Port Isabel High School Principal William Roach received certificates and degrees at the 17th Winter Commencement for The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College on Saturday, Dec. 17. The graduating class is the largest in the university’s history. The original single …

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Board appointments policy OK’d

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A uniform policy for making appointments to Laguna Vista advisory boards was approved here last month. A requirement of the Town’s Home Rule charter, the policy stipulates that volunteers wishing to serve should complete an application, provide background information, prior to consideration for an appointment. Exempted from that …

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Sea grass protection sought

Texas Parks and Wildlife

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Howard Meyers and his wife Melanie don’t like to be called “Winter Texans,” but they certainly fit the profile. The couple of 43 years has been visiting the Laguna Madre area for the past six winters, hauling Howard’s small motor boat from their permanent residence in Missouri …

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Battle of Troy: Baby dolphin survives shark attack

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By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Still considered a juvenile and at just over six feet in length, his size is deceiving. Compared to an adult, Troy — as he’s been named by rescuers — looks akin to a giant stuffed animal. But at 200-250 lbs., this Bottlenose Dolphin can pack a wallop, …

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UTPA Coastal needs volunteers, dolphin washed ashore

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South Padre Parade UTPA Coastal is looking for volunteers right now as a dolphin was washed ashore. Wet suits are provided. Go to the UTPA Coastal Studies Lab located within Isla Blanca Park. Tweet

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Port Isabel to hold Christmas Tree Lighting

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By JERRY RODRIGUEZ Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel will be holding its Fourth Annual Community Tree Lighting Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at Beulah Lee Park. The event will be hosted by Mayor Joe E. Vega and the Port Isabel City Commission. There will be many festivities taking place during …

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Editor’s Letter: Help Janet

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ South Padre Parade paradeeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It seems as though it’s been weeks since I’ve written you guys. I don’t know, maybe it’s been the hustle and bustle of the holiday season that’s had me preoccupied. One thing is for certain, it’s definitely been a busy time for us here at the Parade, and …

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Man gets 30 for sexual abuse

PRESS Staff Report Armando R. Villalobos, County and District Attorney for Cameron County, announces that Quelen Nolasco Herrera, 47, of Port Isabel, Texas, was sentenced to 30 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice – Institutional Division for continuous sexual abuse of a young child, a first degree felony. Herrera appeared before a district …

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