Stabbing suspect nabbed by police

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. An early morning arrest was made Wednes­day in Port Isabel as an officer followed a blood trail that led to an arrest from a stabbing of a Port Isabel teen. According to police reports on March 30, at approxi­mately 3:01 a.m., Officer Ray Brandriff was on patrol in the vicinity …

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Long Island Villagers question swing bridge ownership

By JACQUELINE VASQUEZ The Port Isabel City Com­mission had their second An­nexation Public Hearing on March 29. David Evans, a representative for Oasis De­velopment, gave a brief over­view of what the annexation of Long Island Village will look like. Included in the plans is a restaurant, a marina and an event center. “We’re going to …

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Salvation Army warns of scam

Special to the NEWS The Salvation Army is warning donors to beware of a bogus email appeal which asks for donations to The Salvation Army’s Relief efforts in Japan. The appeal, claiming to be from “Salvation Army National Corp.,” urges donors to send a donation to an email address which is not a valid Salvation …

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Construction resumes on causeway

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. TxDOT crews began mov­ing equipment back into posi­tion as work is set to resume on the Queen Isabella Bridge going from Port Isabel to South Padre Island. Crews were out setting up signs early Monday morning and by days end the right lane crossing the bridge should be closed off. …

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Accident claims child’s life

By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Satur­day af­ternoon marked a tragic event on South Padre Island as a result of an auto accident that claimed the life of a young girl. Officers from the surround­ing area along with emer­gency crews were dispatched to the island for a one vehicle crash at 1:30 p.m. According to reports, …

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Tarpons vs. Tigers a soccer epic

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By CARLOS GONZALES Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Tarpon varsity boys’ soccer squad traveled to Mercedes Thursday where the two teams faced off in a Class 4A Bi-District playoff game. Both teams relied heavily on their defensive efforts the entire game, but it did eventually lead to a shoot-out in which the Mercedes …

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Barker pitches no-hitter

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. One run was enough for Bobby Barker, pitcher for the Port Isabel Tarpon Varsity Baseball Team. The Port Isabel Tarpons scored a single run in a rivalry game against La Feria and Barker did the rest as the senior pitcher hurled a gem in a 1-0, no-hit win recently. Barker …

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Spring Break crowds back-up traffic

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Back to back concerts, lim­ited travel to Mexico, national artists up and down the strip, all led to one of the biggest Spring Break weeks in years, according to officials. Thousands of visitors made their way on the island and law enforcement, city manag­ers and officials and promot­ers were all …

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City to take over shelter

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. This time the City of Port Isabel is following through. Paperwork was being pro­cessed Monday morning that will, in essence, force the Laguna Madre Humane So­ciety (LMHS) to turn over the operations of the Port Isabel Animal Shelter to the City. This as City Manager Ed Meza works towards ensur­ing …

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Spring break aftermath

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Crowds flowed in by the thousands last week as Texas Week Spring Break 2011 reached a peak. Friday night traffic lines made for wait times of up to three hours to get from Laguna Vista across to South Padre Island and Saturday night the scene was the same. An esti­mated …

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