Port Isabel Cotillion 2011

FRONT (L-R): Ralynn Alcocer, Katherine Spurgeon, Carolina Perez, Shelly Campos and Kimberly Ceballos. BACK (L-R): Jasmine Cisneros, Gabriela Gonzalez, Erica Krzywonski, Nadia Perales, Laura Perez, Risa Garcia and Angelica Cantu. (Courtesy Photo)     Tweet

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NCEA Higher Performing School

The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Point Isabel ISD for having Port Isabel Junior High School make the 2010 NCEA Higher Performing Schools List. The Higher Performing Schools (formerly known as Just for Kids Schools) are identified by two measures: consistent improvement in student achievement from previous years …

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Ordinance draws crowd but no action

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. For a second time an ordi­nance came before the Board of Commissioners in Port Isabel and still no clear deci­sion on whether it shall pass or fail. Members of the com­munity showed up that were both for and against a pro­posed ordinance regulating parking of motor vehicles within the R-1A …

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Police department recognizes their own

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Tuesday night during the Port Isabel City Com­mission Meeting four of­ficers were recognized for their efforts as Chief Gual­berto Gonzalez handed out awards to Cesar Garcia, Sergeant Javier Vivero, Monica Garza and David Martinez. Each of the four were recognized for do­ing their part to assist in the daily operations …

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Beach clean-up set for Friday

 By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. Rain or shine, warm or cold, the 14th Annual Win­ter Texan Beach Clean-Up will take place Friday, Feb­ruary 11 on South Padre Island. Monica Vela with the Cameron County Parks Department says that ev­erything is set for the an­nual event. “Last year was cold, but the weather isn’t going to …

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EDC director charged in death

By JOE R. BOWLING, JR. A weekend crash that in­volved a motorcycle and an SUV driven by the South Pa­dre Island Economic Devel­opment Corporation (EDC) Director has resulted in a fa­tality. The Saturday night ac­cident cost the life of a man identified as 63-year-old Jimmie Anklam. Anklam and his wife were on a mo­torcycle that …

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Missing fishermen found after 18 hours on water

Special to the PRESS A member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary located four missing boaters near South Padre Island early Wednes­day morning. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi was contacted at ap­proximately 7:20 a.m. by a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, stating that he had located the four missing indi­viduals sitting on top of their …

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‘AYERS’ OF HIS WAYS: El Paseo co-founder reflects on life, arts

By RAY QUIROGA If you Google the term “giving back,” don’t be surprised if Ralph Ayers’ name is first to pop up on your computer screen. Throughout his years as a Valley resident, Ay­ers has been an active member and a recent past president of the local Ro­tary Club; a volunteer at his church, St. …

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LMHS receives large donation

By STEVE CODY On Wednesday, January 26th, Marilyn Ratliff pre­sented a check to the Lagu­na Madre Humane Society (LMHS) for $5,000. The check was a gift from Ratliff and her husband Joe who reside in Park Center RV Park in Port Isabel. She had originally planned on leaving the money to the Human So­ciety as …

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SPI assisting rabies vaccination program

 By CARLOS CENTENO The City of South Padre Island’s Environmental Health Services Depart­ment will be assisting the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control Division with the Oral Rabies Vacci­nation Program (ORVP). The purpose of this pro­gram is to reduce or possi­bly eliminate the dog strain of rabies, carried by coy­otes, in Texas. …

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