Tragedy on the Gulf:Coast Guard searches for 2, 1 dead

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. A 22-year-old has lost his life and two are missing as an all out search continues Thursday Morning from Boca Chica Beach north to Isla Blanca Park. Accord­ing to Constable Horacio Zamora his office received a call at 7:45 p.m. Wednes­day evening reporting that three swimmers were in distress. Deputy …

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Holiday traffic this week provided a challenge for Port Isabel Police

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR.  “We knew this was com­ing,” said Port Isabel Police Chief Gualberto Gonzalez, “and we did the best we could.” This after a set of chal­lenges for the department to control flow of traffic on an expected busy weekend. “We knew coming in that with one lane on the bridge that …

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Animal shelter undergoes transition

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. A few days in and all is well as the City of Port Isabel, along with the La­guna Madre Humane So­ciety and the Friends of Isabel Y. Garcia Shelter have teamed up to work together at the animal shelter. The city is now officially operating the shelter but they are …

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Modern Venice Workshop Set

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. The number four will significant to those inter­ested in the next step for the Modern Venice Proj­ect in Port Isabel Tuesday night. Item four on the agenda for this week’s commissioners meeting on Tuesday will be a dis­cussion of a revised map of the area and prior to that a …

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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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