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  1. LETTERS: Beach fee; Midterm musingsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | TheMonitor.com

    I am concerned about why should people who live on the beach be required to pay a fee? According to the article "South Padre Island says public will have a say on parking fee plan," some people live and work on the beach and they are required to pay this fee. I think the option to pay through internet is a good idea and also, it says that people with disabilities and veterans are exempt to pay this fee, which I think is good.

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  2. Strong winds, cold weather reach ValleyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | TheMonitor.com

    The National Weather Service in Brownsville is warning Rio Grande Valley residents of high winds as the year's first cold front blows in unusually early. "It's going to be pretty brisk.

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  3. Cameron County parks dept. hopes to cut wait times through online reservationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 11 | TheMonitor.com

    Winter Texans and locals alike are wading into new territory when it comes to securing their spots in Cameron County coastal parks, and the department head leading the charge hopes it becomes routine. The parks saw 16 winter reservations for cabaA as, RV sites and tent sites made during the first week its new online reservation system went into service, Cameron County Parks Director Joe Vega said.

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  4. Mercedes moves interim city manager into permanent positionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | TheMonitor.com

    In unanimous decision, the commission appointed Sergio Zavala as city manager. Zavala had been serving as interim city manager since September 2017, when the commission fired then-City Manager Daniel Tijerina after only two months at the helm.

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  5. Mercedes man charged with manslaughter pleads not guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 9 | TheMonitor.com

    And this past Monday, eight months after he allegedly caused the death of Elizabeth Sweeten, he pleaded not guilty to all charges during his arraignment in front of Judge Arturo Nelson. Huerta is set for trial at 9 a.m. on Jan. 28, 2019, in the 138th District Court on charges of intoxication manslaughter and manslaughter.

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  6. South Padre Island says public will have a say on parking fee planRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 28 | TheMonitor.com

    The idea got mixed reviews this past week when more than 70 people were given a look at the city's proposed Beach User Fee Plan. The informal open house provided information on pricing and revenue projections, and residents were able to view street maps and software tutorials.

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  7. EDITORIAL: UTRGV filling market need with new hospitality programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 26 | TheMonitor.com

    A.J. Singh talks about the upcoming hospitality and tourism management program to open this spring at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Edinburg. A.J. Singh talks about the upcoming hospitality and tourism management program to open this spring at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Edinburg.

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  8. South Padre Island considering parking feeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | TheMonitor.com

    South Padre Island is inviting the public to a meeting on Thursday to discuss charging motorists for parking on city streets. The meeting will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. at city hall.

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  9. Impact statement identifies short- and long-term impact for Port of BrownsvilleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | TheMonitor.com

    This liquefied natural gas export facility in Peru is similar to what The Woodlands-based NextDecade LLC has proposed for the Port of Brownsville. This liquefied natural gas export facility in Peru is similar to what The Woodlands-based NextDecade LLC has proposed for the Port of Brownsville.

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  10. Texas Rangers search for second suspect in priest's murderRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 19 | TheMonitor.com

    Officials have released a picture of a man considered a person of interest in the death of a retired Massachusetts priest found dead in Willacy County. Pastor William Costello disappeared from the Tiki Condominiums on South Padre Island on Aug. 1. Also missing was his small dog Grace.

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  11. McAllen man found dead of gunshot on South Padre IslandRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    Authorities are investigating the death of a 68-year-old McAllen man found with an apparent gunshot wound early Monday morning in the water just north of Andie Bowie Park. The Cameron County Park Rangers said in a press release that a concerned citizen called authorities around 7 a.m. to report an unresponsive man found in the water on the shoreline.

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  12. CBP deploys airship at SPIRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    Visitors to Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island last Friday may have noticed an unusual sight: a large, white blimp-type airship. The airship, or aerostat, belongs to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, which deployed the tethered aerostat at the U.S. Coast Guard Station on South Padre Island late last week.

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  13. LETTERS: A businessman in support of proposed LNGRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 2, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    Some opponents of the proposed Rio Grande LNG project assert that the project would harm the environment and threaten South Padre Island tourism. As a longtime area resident and businessman interested in tourism, environmental conservation and economic growth, I have thoroughly studied the project with great interest.

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  14. SPI birding center celebrates 9th yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    But another fall date is being celebrated at the South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center, and that is the popular facility's ninth anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 29. " It's a great day, it's an open house," said Javi Gonzalez, naturalist-educator at the center.

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  15. Hidalgo County officials say they're ready if flooding occursRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    A man looks out into the waves searching for his own area to surf Friday, September 14, 2018, at Isla Blanca Park on South Padre Island, Texas. Rougher surf caused by the onshore arrival of a low-pressure system attracted several surfers to the waves.

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  16. Rescuers warn of fishing line dangers to turtlesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    Great Scott, a green sea turtle, was discovered on the beach on South Padre Island in distress. Staff at Sea Turtle Inc. believe the turtle became entangled in some type of debris offshore.

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  17. EDITORIAL: Bert Ogden Arena's opening evidence of Valley's progressionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    The buzz is undeniable, even before Luis Miguel takes the stage tonight. The performance by one of Latin America's biggest entertainers inaugurates Bert Ogden Arena, a 9,000-seat, $88 million venue in Edinburg that could be a game changer not only with regard to entertainment in the Rio Grande Valley, but in other ways as well.

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  18. Man who believes he is Jesus threatens Trump's lifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    A man who believes he is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ is charged with threatening to kill President Donald Trump. The Secret Service arrested Steven Joseph Christopher, 51, on Aug. 8 in San Antonio on charges levied in an indictment accusing the man of knowingly and willfully threatening to take the life of Donald John Trump, President of the United States of America.

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  19. Frontier Airlines coming to Valley InternationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    Daniel Schurz, vice president of commercial operations for Frontier Airlines, says his airline's fares will be the lowest available for Rio Grande Valley travelers. Flights to and from Denver and Chicago to Valley International Airport will begin in November.

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  20. Remains are those of retired priestRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | TheMonitor.com

    Texas Rangers have identified a body found in remote Willacy County as that of a retired Roman Catholic priest who went missing on South Padre Island more than three weeks ago. Yesterday, an autopsy conducted four days earlier confirmed the buried remains are those of William "Bill" Costello, 71, a retired Massachusetts parish priest.

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