Tag: family

Laguna Heights man guilty of family assault

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A jury found Laguna Heights resident Joel Martinez guilty last Wednesday of assault/family violence with a previous conviction. Martinez, 25, assaulted a family member by striking her and dragging her by the hair in August 2013 in Laguna Heights. To read the rest of this story, please subscribe to the Port …

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Students raise more than $1,400 for family in need

BY PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS When Maleidy Mendez received the news that her classmates’ mother had passed away, she knew what a difficult situation the family was facing and decided to take action. Together, with her friends Ashley Campos, Yoselin Guerrero, Zuleima Trigos and Samantha Silguero, they joined forces to help three young …

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EDC director gets six months in jail

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Special to the PRESS BROWNSVILLE – South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Darla Lapeyre was sentenced to six months in jail at a state facility Thursday for negligent homicide charges dating back to a Feb. 6, 2011 incident in which the vehicle she was driving struck and killed Michigan …

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