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Rio History: A Rose by Any Other Color

By Steve Hathcock           Doug Olson sent me the following email:   Hi Steve, Here is a picture of some of the things I found while beachcombing on South Padre Island this past February. I hope the pictures are good enough for you to see some of the details. Doug Olson         …

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Movie Review – Knives Out

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade   Knives Out is a fun, exciting murder mystery that manages to feel like a wacky Wes Anderson film.  The film is about an investigation into the apparent suicide of Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a wealthy author with a large, spoiled family. Someone in the family hired …

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Auditions! Auditions! El Paseo Arts Announces Auditions for Winter Plays

El Paseo Arts

Special to the PRESS On Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. and Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 A.M., El Paseo Arts Foundation’s Players Troupe will hold auditions for two plays:  Audition for a Murder and Love, Sex and the IRS.   Audition for a Murder by Lee Mueller is El Paseo’s annual comedy-mystery playa:  …

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Brown anxious for District competition

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS   Serena Brown is a junior member of the Port Isabel High girls’ basketball team. She’s starting her second year as a Varsity player. She missed most of last season due to an injury. “Last year I rolled my ankle and I was out for about half the …

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Perkins has the speed

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Port Isabel High sophomore Mandy Perkins is starting her second season on the Varsity basketball team.  This week she talked with the Press about how she is is more comfortable with the experience the second time around. “My first year on Varsity I was a little nervous around …

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Mindful Holiday Magic

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS The holidays are here! You’ve planned and prepared. But too often the holidays can be a hectic, chaotic swirl of shopping, entertaining, and traveling. Kids may be looking forward to doing absolutely nothing during the holidays. They may be a little burned out from the structure and regiment …

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My modern American view, is that you should not worry about fake news

By ROBERT AVILA Special to the NEWS I’m a lefty liberal arts major rightly conservative in my concern about the cool illusion of collusion between the media we consume and our confusion of what is right and what will be left of us when the word “fake news” is abused until we lose any sense …

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South Padre Island kicks off holiday events

By CONSTANCIO MARTINEZ, JR. Special to the PRESS On Friday, December 6, the City of South Padre Island welcomes the public as they kick off the holiday season with their Christmas Tree Lighting, at SPI City Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After the Tree Lighting ceremony, the 31st Annual Christmas Parade will follow …

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Polishing the competition: Bar Ringer hitting market soon

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   “I love the way that it looks. It looks perfect. It’s exactly what I sent them,” Robert Foehringer told the PRESS during an interview at Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria, on South Padre Island, where he bartends, as he showed off the completed model of The Bar Ringer, his glass …

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The Most Haunted Places in the RGV: The San Juan Hotel

By Joanna “Luna” Sanchez Special to the PRESS    Welcome back to The Most Haunted Places in the RGV. On our last investigation, we visited the Stillman House in Brownsville, Texas. This week we’re investigating in San Juan, Texas, located in Hidalgo County, where dear friends of ours have encountered a paranormal entity known as “The …

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