Body washes up on SPI beach

By ANTONIO VINDELL The body of a man washed ashore late Thurs­day night on South Padre Island, and authorities be­lieved it was a Mexican fisherman who had been dead for more than 46 hours. Police and Emergency Medical Services personnel were alerted about a body showing up on the beach near Wanna-Wanna Beach Bar & …

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Thousands welcome new year with cool dip

By RAY QUIROGA Okay, so there are many people in agreement: Polar Bear dipping off the gulf waters of South Padre Is­land may not command the same courage as that mus­tered by dippers who leap into Lake Michigan on New Years; but, hey, as far as deep South Texas standards are concerned, New Years Day …

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Story time

Port Isabel Mayor Joe Vega reads books written by local children at the Port Isabel Public Library during a book reading series held at the library.            (Staff photo by Antonio Vindell) Tweet

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Cameron County parks’ fees set to go up

By ANTONIO VINDELL  The year 2010 is coming to an end and 2011 is about to start. For the perennial beachgoer, that could bring new changes such as change in fees to enjoy the sun and the surf on the Texas Gulf Coast.  The Cameron County Parks System is in the process of changing its …

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Goodbye 2010, a year to remember

People

By ANTONIO VINDELL Another year is about to end and a new year arrives this week, but 2010 produced a number of memorable events in the Laguna Madre area. Others resulted in controversies, sad moments, celebrations and financial stress for those whose livelihood depends on the seafood they harvest from the Gulf of Mexico. Here …

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Winter Texan enjoys surf fishing

By ANTONIO VINDELL Some people like fishing off the jetties, others off the fishing pier or from a boat, but Leo Roseland enjoys catching fish on the surf. “I am here as long as the weather is nice,” he said during a fishing outing on Isla Blanca Park last week. “I am here when it’s …

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Local EMS acquires new ambulance

By ANTONIO VINDELL The city-owned Port Is­abel Emergency Medical Services has been mak­ing headway in a number of ways compared to a year ago, according to of­ficials. It now has a new com­pany that is in charge of billing, a new ambu­lance that is responding to emergency calls and a new computerized system to fill …

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Jakosa Army makes Laguna Vista children smile

By BILL SCHNIER While the specific details of his itinerary are unknown, we do know that sometime after Santa left the North Pole on Christmas Eve to begin his magical journey around the globe, he indeed found time to stop in Laguna Vista and put holiday smiles on the faces of 27 local children. Escorted …

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New big kid on the block

Area business leaders and public officials gathered for a groundbreaking for the new 38-floor Kirana luxury condominium complex that is scheduled to open in December 2012. (Staff photo by Jaime Nuñez) Tweet

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Annual Christmas Bird Count goes into flight

Bird Watching

By SCARLET O’ROURKE The Christmas Bird Count is in full swing in the Rio Grande Valley. For over 100 years, both North and South Americans have been picking one day of the year, usually around Christmas, to go out and tally up the birds that inhabit their area. The South Padre Island-Port Isabel group had …

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