Tag: Port Isabel

Man Dies in House Fire in Port Isabel

It’s the third fire reported over the last 7 days and a man loses his life after his mobile home goes up in flames in Port Isabel. The fire was reported around 3am on Bridge and Railroad Avenues. At this moment, no additional injuries have been reported in this fatal incident. ┬áThe authorities are continuing to investigate the reason for the fire. We will keep you informed as soon as they are made available.  ...

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Cameron County Housing Authorities file lawsuit against Port Isabel

In the legal documents, Cameron County Housing Authority and Community Housing and Economic Development Corporation allege federal funds were lost in 2015, due to a discrimination against low-income and Latino residents after hurricane dolly struck in 2008. Ben Riemer, the attorney representing the corporation tells Fox News, “The leaders in Port Isabel prevented my client from proceeding my client from re-developing this property ” Riemer continued saying it’s city commissioners and planning and zoning commission violated federal fair housing act. Port Isabel City Manager Jared Hockema responded saying they did the job correctly. “We just categorically deny that. We’ve...

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Caught on video: Boat Catches Fire at South Padre Island

SPI (KFXV) — This afternoon one person was hospitalized after a boat caught fire on South Padre Island. A FOX citizen reporter was present on the scene and sent the video in of when the vessel went up in flames. Authorities are confirming that the fire started on the north side of Port Isabel around midday. At this time, they have not revealed what started the fire.   We’ll keep you informed as more details become...

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Four Arrested Attempting to Traffic Marijuana

Port Isabel (KFXV) — Police in Port Isabel seized more than 250 pounds of marijuana after smugglers attempted to traffic the drugs through a ship channel. According to Port Isabel Police, a concerned citizen called in to report four individuals — identified as three adults and one juvenile, all from Mexico — crossing the channel near the area known as Long Island near Port Isabel. Agents search the area, found the subjects, along with five bundles of drugs, worth over $200,000. The suspects, and narcotics were handed over to the...

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Tense Moments After Bomb Threat Aboard Valley Metro Bus

Port Isabel (KFXV) — Reports of a threat in Port Isabel causes fear and confusion among some of its residents. It also prompted temporary closure of it main highway and surrounding businesses. Port Isabel police arrested 54-year-old, Angel Gomez after making a false bomb threat on board a Valley Metro Bus. Police say the caller reported that one of the passengers claimed he had a bomb in his backpack. Officers arrived at the bus stop near the intersection at Highways 100 and 48 just as the bus was nearing this location on its way back from South Padre Island.The...

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