PI lights up the holidays


By BEN CHRISTENSEN Hundreds of revelers crowded Beulah Lee Park in Port Isabel last Friday night to share time as a community and mark the lighting of the Port Isabel Christmas Tree: a well-illuminated Washingtonian Palm. Port Isabel City Manager Edward Meza made a few introductory remarks, thanking Port Isabel’s public works department for decorating …

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‘High School Hoops’ this weekend on SPI and in Port Isabel

Sweet 16 Invitational

By BILL SCHNIER Five teams ranked in the top 25 in the state of Texas will be competing for the title in this weekend’s 7th Annual Spaw Glass South Padre Island Sweet 16 Invitational, scheduled for December 3-4 at two locations, the SPI Convention Centre and at Port Isabel High School. Headlining the field is …

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Long Island project envisioned next to the old causeway

By ANTONIO VINDELL The old causeway that is now in a state of abandonment east of Long Island could be revamped and converted into a recreational place. An investor out of South Carolina is planning to pump in $15 million to build a recreational vehicle park with 106 sites, 6 water side floating cabanas and …

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Cascos declared winner of November race

By ANTONIO VINDELL Cameron County Judge Car­los Cascos has been declared the winner of the November 2 elec­tion in which he ran for a second four-year term. Cascos, a Republican who was challenged by John Wood, a Democrat, won the race by 64 votes. The Cameron County Commissioners’ Court, by a 3-to-1 vote, declared Cascos …

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Inferno destroys PI home

The addition Fidel Calvillo built onto his house on Ilinois Street in Port Isabel was destroyed by a fire that started in a storage room on Monday night.

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