Tag: Queen Isabella

13 YEARS GONE: Community reflects on Causeway tragedy

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Amid the chaos that fateful morning of Sept. 15, 2001, something else was amiss, Port Isabel EMS Director Charlie Wood recalled — Port Isabel Fire Marshal Bob Harris wasn’t among the first responders at that tragic scene. “Everyone was wondering where he was because he was always …

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TxDOT: Causeway undergoes maintenance often

By JACOB LOPEZ Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been 13 years since the Sept. 15, 2001 tragedy in which a barge collided with the Queen Isabella Memorial Bridge, causing portions of the bridge to collapse. The accident claimed eight lives: Robert “Bob” Harris, “Harpoon” Barry and Chelsea Welch, Hector Martinez Jr., Julio Mireles, Gaspar S. …

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