Mother, infant killed in crash

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ An 11-month-old baby boy and his mother died Friday in a two-car colli­sion off of US Highway 100 and California Road in Los Fresnos. According to Pub­lic Information Offi­cer Eddie Garcia of the Brownsville Police De­partment (BPD), a silver 2003 Ford Mustang was traveling east on High­way 100 when the driver …

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Port Isabel freshman student earns $5,000 Scholarship

  By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com In reaching goals in life it is never too early for success. Thus is the case for Port Isabel freshman Sara Mayes. Mayes, who competes in equestrian events, secured a $5,000 scholarship recently by beating out several other hopefuls. Mayes has been riding horses for nearly three years …

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Police chief has passion for law

By MARTHA McCLAIN With an eye toward service, training and progress, Laguna Vista’s top public safety offi­cial hold the credentials need­ed to get the job done Robert McGinnis is the Town’s police and fire chief, as well as its emergency man­agement coordinator. He’s also lead instructor at the Lower Rio Grande Val­ley Development Council’s Regional …

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City – LMHS ‘define’ shelter

    By JOE R. BOWLING JR.   With an agreement be­tween the City of Port Isa­bel and the Laguna Madre Humane Society in place, the task at hand is to now define what the shelter represents and who will be doing what. City Manager Ed Meza and LMHS President Beth Fedigan met Thurs­day morning …

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SETTLED!:LMHS names new president, city to run shelter

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR.  “This is a perfect exam­ple of an open door policy working in this country.” These were the words from new President of the Lagu­na Madre Humane Society (LMHS), Beth Fedigan, after an agreement was reached between LMHS and the City of Port Isabel regarding the operations at the animal Shelter. …

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LMHS President: End eviction

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Breaking the silence to the media Tuesday night, the new president of the La­guna Madre Humane Soci­ety made a plea to the City of Port Isabel to negotiate a settlement and end the legal proceedings and the pending eviction. Margaret Ingle attended and spoke at the commission meeting Tuesday night …

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Bringing cities closer

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The City of Trejo, Hon­duras may be many miles away from the Rio Grande Valley, but this week Mayor Jose Antonio Lai­nez Mejia from the city of Trejo made a journey that will bring the two closer. The Port Isabel Rotary Club has been instrumental in a program for 10 …

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Turtles make way to shore

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The weather conditions were perfect and nature took it’s course on South Padre Island Saturday morning. As a parade to mark the beginning of the Kemp’s ridley Seas Turtle nesting season was going on, the first turtle made it’s way on shore to lay her eggs. By the end of …

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Laguna Vista committee purchases charter

 By MARTHA McCLAIN Fears of Brownsville’s land-march to Laguna Vista, and the prospect of becom­ing a land-locked community were reasons cited that vot­ers should adopt a proposed Home Rule Charter here on May 14. “Part of the golf course (property) could be in Brownsville’s city limits if Home Rule doesn’t pass,” Committee Chairman Rudy Garcia …

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Bikes take over Island

 By JASON MIHALICK Thousands cruised up and down South Padre Island Boulevard this year for Beach N’ Biker­fest 2011. Once again it was a well-attended event co­ordinated and held by the Magic Valley Motor­cycle Club. Eli Hinojosa and Dave Lozano were the main coordinators of the event, along with hundreds of volunteers out to make …

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