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Some Valley residents confused as to which parks reopened after state announcement

2 years 5 months 6 days ago Tuesday, April 21 2020 Apr 21, 2020 April 21, 2020 7:30 PM April 21, 2020 in News - Local

BROWNSVILLE – Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott ordered the reopening of state parks, but some Rio Grande Valley residents are confused to what parks they're allowed to visit.

People are looking to escape from their homes and get some fresh air during the lockdown. With a large amount of parks across multiple jurisdictions, visitors are confused.

On South Padre Island, city beaches are open for exercising only. However, just a short walk north of some of the island's famous attractions, Cameron County beach accesses are closed.

At a checkpoint in Port Isabel, Captain Jose Luis Cadengo with Port Isabel police says they have stopped approximately 300 people per day, around 17 have resulted in a citation.

With only three state parks in the Valley – Resaca de la Palma, Estero Llano Grande and Bentsen – the captain recommends people look up the parks they want to visit to avoid a wasted trip or a citation.

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