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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Bonita officials: Revenue-sharing agreement with Lee for downtown redevelopment 'historic'
Published 12/18/2013 at 6:46 p.m. 1 Comment
"It's a tremendous opportunity to create a walkable, live-work kind of space, with different levels of density," said Christine Ross, president and CEO of the Bonita Springs chamber. "It's a very, big deal. We are excited."
Bonita council agrees to 1-year moratorium on DRGR development
Published 12/18/2013 at 12:22 p.m. 2 Comments
The Bonita Springs City Council voted 4-3 Wednesday to proceed a one-year moratorium on the processing of any comprehensive plan amendments within an environmentally sensitive area east of Interstate 75 and north of Bonita Beach Road.
Sparkle in the night: Flesher family to open annual light extravaganza
Published 12/03/2013 at 10:02 a.m.
It’s a family tradition that never gets old, just brighter.
Builder Taylor Morrison acquires 38 acres at The Brooks in Estero
Published 11/29/2013 at 6:31 a.m.
Taylor Morrison, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., paid $5 million for 38 acres between Three Oaks Parkway and Interstate 75 within The Brooks. The property, known as Hidden Hammock, could fit up to 240 multifamily residential units.
Thousands enjoy barbecue, entertainment at 3rd annual ‘Pigs in Paradise’
Published 11/23/2013 at 5:46 p.m.
The festival features six nationally-renowned “ribbers” cooking up the best in ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket in hopes of winning the championship title.
Friends, family of Immokalee slaying victims relieved to hear of suspect’s arrest
Updated 11/23/2013 at 4:06 p.m.
While relieved to hear of Bachat’s arrest, Willia Angervil had a sad look on her face. “You get him or you don’t get him. It makes no difference,” she said in Creole, raising her arms in the air. “I still ...
Naples, Marco Island lead state in job growth
Updated 11/22/2013 at 7:34 p.m.
When it comes to hiring employees, Naples and Marco Island are the leaders of the pack.
As Trey Radel goes to rehab, names emerge as possible challengers
Updated 11/21/2013 at 10:25 p.m. 3 Comments
Who could Rep. Trey Radel face in his re-election bid?
Ham for the holidays: Price drops at 1, increases at 3 SW Fla. supermarkets
Published 11/21/2013 at 5:15 a.m.
Ham prices increased at three supermarkets and decreased at another.
Price check: Ham prices down at 1, up at 3 SW Fla. grocery stores
Published 11/20/2013 at 6:47 p.m.
However ground-chuck hamburger remained higher compared with last year at one store and remained the same at three others.
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