Tag: Port Isabel

Junior High student top speller

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com The intellect of a Rhodes Scholar, the focus of a crack marksman and the discipline of a blue chip athlete — that’s what it takes to compete at the highest level in the world of scholastic spelling bees, and that describes Port Isabel Junior High School student …

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WEB EXCLUSIVE: PI approves resolution opposing strip annexations

PRESS Staff Report The Port Isabel City Commission held a regular city meeting Tuesday, where, among the order of business, the commission approved Resolution 02-26-2013-01 to endorse the creation of the New Institution to serve the lower Rio Grande Valley by consolidating UTPA, UTB and Transformed Regional Academic Health Center. Resolution 02-26-2013-02 expressing concern and …

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Bridge construction should cease by March

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The preventative maintenance project for the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway continues through the month of February but should cease by March, officials say. The work being performed in this contract is part of continued preventive maintenance and remediation strategies to maintain the bridge’s extended service life. Rex Costly, Maintenance Engineer …

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Local cities unite to fight Brownsville

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Leaders of small cities in Cameron County are uniting to fight the long-running land-grab movement by Brownsville. Tuesday night, Laguna Vista town leaders met to approve a resolution calling upon State Rep. Rene Oliveira and State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. to “take all steps necessary, including, but not limited …

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59th Annual Lower Valley Cotillion features Port Isabel debutantes

Special to the PRESS The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 2, at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 59 years ago in September 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and present to …

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Museums of PI fundraiser set Friday

Special to the Parade The Museums of Port Isabel invite the public for an evening of fun and fundraising for the Museums of Port Isabel. “Traveling Through Our History: Pictorial Port Isabel” is slated for Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at Treasures of the Gulf Museum on 317 E. Railroad Avenue. Live music, a …

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NATURE NICHE: Dolphins say ‘Thank You’

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade Here’s another great dolphin experience to share with all of you. We were so fortunate to have a day that was flat and calm this week, so calm that the bay was like a mirror reflecting the sky so perfectly. It even seemed there was no division between them. …

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Mayor discusses long-term goals

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce hosted an all-member meeting with a State of Port Isabel address from Mayor Joe E. Vega last Friday. Vega said he is proud to report a healthy fund balance of $826,000 without making major cuts to employment and without raising taxes. He said the …

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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Optometrist comes out of retirement to serve Laguna Madre area

By CRAIG ALANIZ South Padre Parade Residents and visitors to the Laguna Madre area now have a therapeutic optometrist in the area. Dr. C. E. Zimmerman recently retired and sold his practice that had been based out of Harlingen for 15 years. He said optometry is something he loves doing, so he decided to provide …

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THE WELLNESS CHOICE: Don’t be fooled by Fat Fallacies – Fats can be Good!

By Dr. SUSAN DUVÉ Special to the Parade Essential Fats (are found in) all seed and cereal oils but only if fresh and unprocessed. If stale, the rancidity destroys both the E and F complex content. The rancid oils in commercial products seem to be the main cause of E and F deficiency. The “bad” …

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