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Rio History: Moments in Time: October 10 – 17

By Steve Hathcock Notice: Schedule Change The Daily Herald Brownsville, Texas, Thursday, October 12, 1893.  The regular train for Point Isabel will leave at 7 o’clock tomorrow morning instead of 9 as usual. The train will return from the point about 10 o’clock a.m., with passengers and express from the steamer  City Still Wide Open …

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Losing Streak Ends at Raymondville

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team ended their six-match district losing streak last Saturday at home against Raymondville.  It took five sets but P.I. got the Lady Bearkats by the scores of 25-12, 25-21, 23-25, 23-25, 15-12. “The first two games were amazing,” head coach Julie Breedlove …

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Band Performs Well at First Contests

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Contest season is on and the Port Isabel High Silver Tarpon Marching Band performed very well at the first contests of the year last Saturday. That’s right, there were not one but two contests that first Saturday of the month.  The first one took place at Mercedes that …

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Volleyball Player Zaloski Goes All Out

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Whitney Zaloski is in her second year of competition with the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons volleyball team, and she’s feeling pretty good after the team broke a six-match losing streak in district play at Raymondville last Saturday.   “It felt pretty good, fighting through all five sets. We …

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The ‘Carlos Santana of Harmonica’: Tim Gonzalez returns to the Island for two shows

By Angie Gamez Special to the Press Brownsville native and harmonica artist, Tim Gonzalez, from Nashville, Tennessee, will be performing at LongBoard Bar and Grill on South Padre Island Thursday, October 10, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 12, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.   His performances will cover original songs from his …

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Superintendent Says UTRGV Tuition Program Will Positively Change Our Area

Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS On September 16, 2019, serendipitously Mexican Independence Day, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) announced the UTRGV Tuition Advantage Program, which may foster financial independence for Port Isabel ISD students and families. It is the most expansive free-tuition program among public institutions in the state of …

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Local South Padre Island/Port Isabel legend passes away

By Randy Algoe Special to the Parade                       Billy Russell Algoe, one of the few original Island residents passed away on September 26th, 2019. Billy was born in Barboursville, W.V. in 1934. He joined the Air Force in 1952, went to basic training in N.Y. …

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Creatures Among Us: Great Kiskadees — Voices of the Rio Grande Valley

By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PARADE                         “Kis-ka DEE! Kis-ka-DEE!” The great kiskadee, a feisty, strikingly-colored flycatcher, shrieked its name as it swooped through the foliage fringing a boardwalk at Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Brownsville.  Though chirps and calls often baffle me …

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Movie review: Downton Abbey

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade   This week, I had to endure one of the most dull, boring, and vanilla films I’ve ever seen, and no, I’m in no way being overdramatic.  This film morphed my views on cinema and how truly awful a competent film with good acting, plot, and cinematography …

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Rio History: Yellow Fever in Rio Grande City and other Moments in Time

By Steve Hathcock                   October 4, 1846: American Flag  Travelers Hall Point Isabel “This subscriber has opened the above establishment at Point Isabel, where he is prepared to accommodate travelers and others who may favor him with their patronage at the lowest rates and with the best …

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