About TRACY X. MIGUEL
Six years ago, I started as an intern at the Naples Daily News in Naples, fresh out of college at The University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor's degree in print communication/journalism and a minor in creative writing. Before the internship was over, I asked for an extension of my time. I stayed with the ambition and hopes of staying as a staff writer. Before the extended internship was over, I was hired as staff writer.
Prior to covering transportation, traffic and breaking news, my beat included Immokalee, Golden Gate, Golden Gate Estates, higher education, including Hodges University and Edison State College, police and K-12 education. My beat continues to include general assignments and cops.
Living in the El Paso, Texas /Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mexico border for 22 years with my Mexican family and friends has helped me bring Latinos out of the shadows of foreign speech in Collier County.
I always knew I would be writing for a living. Writing will always be my passion.
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Naples sisters open luxury spa, hope to expand franchise to 20 locations
Published 05/20/2013 at 5:45 a.m.
From espresso mud body scrubs, rainfall refresher massages to agave nectar pedicure and detoxifying seaweed wraps, The Woodhouse Day Spa's customers can indulge their senses. Two sisters have opened the spa.
Riding into the sunset: King Richard's sells rides, equipment at auction
Published 05/17/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
More than 400 King Richard's Family Fun Park items were auctioned Thursday by Norton Auctioneers of Michigan Inc. at the site. From arcade games and rides to restaurant and bar equipment, who were the buyers?
Price check: Southwest Florida shoppers see modest food price increases
Published 05/13/2013 at 7:30 a.m.
Food prices are continuing to increase in Southwest Florida and an analyst looks ahead at whether that trend will continue.
Hedge funds, investors grabbing up real estate in some parts of Florida
Published 05/11/2013 at 7:15 a.m.
Hedge fund operators are targeting homes to acquire in some parts of Florida, but not everyone sees that as a trend in Collier County. Experts offer their opinions on hedge fund acquisitions and how they affect the market.
North Naples church's 35-acre expansion plans get airing
Published 05/09/2013 at 8:09 p.m.
A North Naples church wants to add a children's center, an elementary and middle school and continuing care units.
Collier church has long-range plan for schools, assisted living center
Published 05/08/2013 at 7 a.m.
A church in North Naples wants to be more than a church. It wants to offer a school, community center and assisted living units. The community will have a chance to hear more about it this week.
Parents at work can keep eye on children at new Bonita Springs preschool
Published 05/06/2013 at 5:30 a.m.
When parents drop off their children at a new Bonita Springs preschool, they won’t be far away from checking up on how the little ones are doing.
Bill Nelson urges leaders to make voices heard about sequestration
Published 05/01/2013 at 7:30 p.m. 15 Comments
Florida Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson made two stops in Southwest Florida on Wednesday, discussing the effect higher education has on the continued growth of the area’s economy.
Salazar Machine & Steel in Immokalee to show off expansion at open house
Published 05/01/2013 at 6 a.m. 1 Comment
Salazar Machine & Steel plans to host an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Collier County Airport Authority Manufacturing Facility, 190 Airpark Blvd., Immokalee Regional Airport. A ribbon-cutting is ...
Terraces at Bonita Springs retirement center moves toward summer opening
Published 04/29/2013 at 6:51 a.m. 2 Comments
As the finishing touches are put on the newest senior living community in Bonita Springs, Bernard Feldman and his wife, Elaine, are one step closer to moving into their new home.
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