About TRACY X. MIGUEL-NAVARRO
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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Relay for life 2014 Bonita Estero Fort Myers
Published 04/15/2014 at 3:37 p.m.
The Whitmans believe Relay For Life is a family affair.
Hidden Gems: Bonita Springs' Emeritus Basketeers pass on weaving traditions
Published 04/11/2014 at 2 p.m.
I know how to sew. But knitting and coil basket making? Well, maybe not (yet). When I heard about a local basketry group, I thought it would be fun to tap into a new side of my creativity.
Weeks Fish camp Marina to close for year long renovations
Published 04/11/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
A historic marina on Estero Bay will close at the end of the month for extensive renovations.
Hidden Gems: Annual walking tour of downtown Bonita Springs brings history to life
Published 04/04/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Did you know that the Engel’s Bicycles located in downtown Bonita Springs on Old 41 Road used to be a U.S. post office in the 1940s? The truth is while some landmark buildings in the historic areas of Bonita have ...
Nelson Marine celebrates 30 years in Bonita Springs
Published 03/28/2014 at 2 p.m.
Bonita Springs Mayor Ben Nelson Jr. is a tad bashful when it comes to his construction business’ 30th anniversary.
20/20 vision: Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic continues sight saving mission
Published 03/28/2014 at 1:30 p.m.
The Bonita Springs Lions Eye Clinic is the only facility of its kind in the state to offer free services to treat eye problems.
Hidden gems: Sweet Odin's Danish Bakery offers 100 made-from-scratch pastries
Published 03/28/2014 at 11:14 a.m.
Nestled on the stretch of U.S. 41 at the corner of U.S. 41 and Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs, Sweet Odin’s Danish Bakery provides about 100 made-from-scratch products.
Colorful Bonita: New mural highlights Bonita Springs history
Updated 03/26/2014 at 10:13 a.m.
Walking or riding a bicycle along Wilson Street near Old 41 Road in downtown Bonita Springs? Take the time to stop and admire a brand new mural on the wall outside of Benson's Grocery.
Hidden Gems: "Alla Prima, Alla Fun"
Published 03/21/2014 at 2:30 p.m.
pull quote: “I switched to old clothes and my brown-color wedge sandals. I finished the class without getting any paint on my clothing or wedges ...”
Shangri-La Springs opens gates: Historic hotel hosts art days for public
Published 03/21/2014 at 2 p.m.
The public can take a sneak peek of the wonders of the beautiful garden and the historic site behind the walls of Shangri-La in Bonita Springs.
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