EMS students prepare for big test

 By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Students from Los Fresnos are busy with end of the year testing as are students throughout the Rio Grande Valley but a select few are tak­ing the last steps towards a national test which takes place on April 12 in Edinburg. Justin Oak­ers, the Director of In­ternational Academy of Emergency …

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New website in the works for PI

By JACQUELINE VASQUEZ The City of Port Isabel will soon be getting a new website to promote and in­form the public on various topics, including news, on what is happening in surrounding communities and stories about local history. The proposal was ap­proved to redesign the Port Isabel EDC website for $2,500 at the Port Isabel …

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Sidewalk project continues for Port Isabel

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Construction of new sidewalks in Port Isabel continues and immediate feedback is nothing but positive. The city is work­ing with private construc­tion companies to complete this project which Mayor Joe Vega says is vital. “This is about public safety,” said Vega, “from kids walking to school to places that have …

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Modern Venice project still hot

By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Two items on the agen­da for the Port Isabel City Commissioners’ Meeting this past Tuesday night led to another packed house at City Hall. Although there were other items on the agenda, there was talk about the Modern Venice Project that brought out the big turn­out. The crowd was large …

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Surfing Safari:Tip leads to arrest in theft

By JOE R. BOWLING JR. Working from a tip from a local resident, Cameron County Constable Hora­cio Zamora announced Wednesday night that three arrests were made and more could be pending from a case involving a theft of a jeep and surfboards during Spring Break. On March 15, a report was filed that a 1999 …

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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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