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Tarpons celebrate Villarreal’s coaching milestone

PORT ISABEL — The Port Isabel Tarpons had a lot of reason to cheer at a surprise celebration for football coach/athletic director Tony Villarreal...

In remembrance: Families, friends remember victims of causeway collapse

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Stephen Murphy was home asleep when his friends came pounding on his door. It was a little after 2 a.m., and...

Photo Gallery: Causeway anniversary remembrance

Hundreds gathered Wednesday morning at the “Queen Isabella Causeway Sept. 15, 2001, In Remembrance” event to recall that day when a barge struck the...

Photographer recalls causeway tragedy

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Port Isabel native Valerie D. Bates vividly remembers the morning of Sept. 15, 2001, the agony of waiting for the victims to be pulled...

Catastrophic Collapse: Tragedy spurred major safety systems upgrade on causeway

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The Queen Isabella Causeway, as it was known then, suffered catastrophic damage when an out-of-control towboat and barge slammed into it 20 years ago...

A Survivor Remembers: Victim of Sept. 15, 2001 causeway collapse shares his story

Gustavo Morales Jr. was driving home from work on the morning of Sept. 15, 2001 as he had done many nights in the past. Morales,...

East Valley Football Notes: Teams start strong in Week 1

Week 1 is in the books, and several East Valley football teams got their seasons started with impressive performances. Harlingen High, the highest ranked team...

Continued learning: Point Isabel ISD to begin new school year

PORT ISABEL — As summer comes to an end, many students around the Valley are returning to the classroom for a new year of...

A literary adventure: Port Isabel resident opens bookstore, coffee bar

PORT ISABEL — As someone with a background in education and a love of learning, Gayle Curry felt inspired to follow her dream of...
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