Family endures trying times

Valdezes

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

Lady and the Champ

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

Cromwell signing

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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Play-ing Around

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Housing community going green

PI Housing Authority

By THERESA VASQUEZ Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Housing Authority (PIHA), in collaboration with Franklin Development, introduces ‘Green/sustainable building’ to the community. Thursday, Feb. 2 marked the commencement of the new, affordable housing community project, Artisan at Port Isabel lead by the PIHA and Franklin Development. Ryan Wilson, Vice President of Franklin Development, …

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Citizens apply for vacancies

Laguna Vista

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Eight new applicants and six currently serving board members have notified Laguna Vista officials of their wishes to serve on advisory boards here. Deadline to submit an application was Jan. 27. Board members whose terms are expiring were allowed to notify officials of their continued desire to serve, …

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Amnesty underway in Laguna Vista

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By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS CAD has new board member Small cities in Cameron County, including those in the Laguna Madre area, will be represented by Ricardo Morado on the Cameron Appraisal District Board of Directors. A former mayor of San Benito, Morado currently serves as that city’s attorney of record. He replaces …

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Surfrider Shindig a hit!

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Kite Fest draws tens of thousands

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A Weekend on SPI

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