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

dolphin rescue pic1

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

emergency-lights

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

PI Christmas Tree lighting

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

Michael Rodriguez

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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Cop: 300,000 kids exploited yearly

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer Between 100,000 and 300,000 children are at risk of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) each year, said San Juan Police Chief Juan Gonzalez at the Valley Forensic Conference on the Island,Wednesday. Though the tabloids scream out drug trafficking daily, the chief said that the market for DMST is far greater …

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Veterans to be honored on SPI

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Freedom is a blood-bought gift from the soldiers of past and present who fought to obtain and keep the American way. To honor those men and women, the City of South Padre Island will host a dedication ceremony for the Rio Grande Valley Purple Heart Memorial Trail on Friday, …

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Laguna Madre Bay to hear tunes

PRESS Staff Report The City of Laguna Vista is set to offer an evening for all ages as the bayside community gathers for Music by the Bay on Saturday, Nov. 12. The outdoor event will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at Roloff Park, right near the Laguna Madre Bay. The event is free …

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