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16 Year Anniversary of the Queen Isabella Causeway Collapse

16 years ago today South Padre Island’s Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway collapsed on the night of September 15th 2001 Killing eight people when they plunged from the roadway 80 feet below into the bay. Witnesses watched as two 80 foot slabs of the causeway plummeted into the Laguna Madre bay along with a trail of cars and their passengers. Those killed were: Robert Harris, 46, Hector Martinez, 32, “Harpoon” Barry Welch, 53, Chelsea Welch, 23, all of Port Isabel; Julio Mireles, 23, of Los Fresnos; Robin Leavell, 29, of Mercedes; Stevan Rivas, 22, of Humble, Aspar Hinojosa, 52, of...

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3 Arrested in Laguna Madre Narcotics Raid

Two houses in Laguna Vista raided today with three people arrested for the alleged distribution of narcotics. The sale of crack cocaine in both homes was part of an ongoing investigation by police in the Laguna Madre area. Search warrants were executed leading to the arrests of Maria Alicia Garcia, Maria Alondra Rodriguez and Jacob Aaron Green. We will bring more details on this story as they become...

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Causeway Project will Consist of Three Phases

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Cameron County officials holding public hearings to gather input on the second access project in South Padre Island. It will consist of three components: the mainland roadway, the Laguna Madre crossing bridge and the island roadway. The project has been in the works for several years with a series of public and stakeholder meetings aimed at gathering feedback from the community. The bridge project is expected to be completed by...

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Woman Dies in Parasailing Accident on South Padre Island

In tonight’s top story, a woman is dead after a parasailing accident on South Padre Island. Officials say the 37-year-old San Antonio woman fell off her parachute seat near Laguna Madre Bay, around 6 pm Saturday. coast guard retrieved the woman’s body, and performed CPR before she was airlifted to hospital, where she was later pronounced dead. Further details have yet to be released as the case remains under...

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