Two commissioners to again run unopposed

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The filing deadline came this week in the City of Port Isabel and for a second time two commissioners will run unopposed. Martin Cantu and Memo Torres have held the position of commissioner for this past term and each will remain in that position once again. “I think this is …

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Beach Reach working overtime

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Follow some of the biggest crowds in the early morning hours during Spring Break and chances are you will land at the Island Baptist Church. Students have been filing in by the thousands to receive free pancakes and more. Wednesday, over 2,500 plates were served  and there are expectations that …

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Arresting developments for shelter

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. For the second time in a mat­ter of weeks, an arrest was made in relation to the Port Isabel Animal Shelter. According to the Port Isabel Police Department (PIPD), an unlicensed veteri­narian was taken into custody on Tuesday, March 15. This as the Laguna Madre Humane Society (LMHS), who operates …

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Laguna Vista giving park a new look

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Work has begun at Rol­off Park in Laguna Vista in a project that will give it a whole new look. This Sat­urday is tabbed as “Spruce Up Day” at the park and City Manager Rolando Vela is inviting everyone to come and be a part of this. “We have already …

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Vietnam Vets recognized at city meeting

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Port Isabel joined with other cities across the Rio Grande Valley Tuesday night as they set aside April 9, 2011 as a day to honor those who served in the Vietnam War. Mayor Joe E. Vega proclaimed that this would be done and presented a copy of a proclamation to …

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Local business presents check to Humane Society

Special to the PRESS On Tuesday Liz Money and Diane Denson, owners of Ship Shape Boutique on South Padre Island, presented the Laguna Madre Humane Society with a check for $2,380. The funds were raised at Ship Shape’s annual fashion show in February. 250 wom­en attended. “We asked them to donate to the shelter and …

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From The Heart: Community rallies around transplant patient

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Business owners and citi­zens from Port Isabel have taken up a cause and are helping in raising funds for one of their own to receive a heart transplant. This Sat­urday at Doubleday’s Res­taurant family and friends of 25-year-old Jose Santos Moncivias III will be there on hand in what they …

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Flea Market to reopen

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. The City of Port Isabel voted Tuesday night in favor of re-opening the flea mar­ket along Hwy. 100, at least on a part time basis, with full hopes for a full return. Field­ing complaints after closing it just a few weeks ago the com­missioners acted in a manner that will …

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Fingers Project drawing controversy

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. An item not even listed on the agenda took front and center as the primary topic from Tuesday night’s commissioners meeting in Port Isabel. Nearly 20 citi­zens made statements both for and against the project in the Fingers. This has been an item that has been front and center in …

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