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Great Outdoors: It’s Just A Really Big Lizard

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade It has not been that long ago when it was difficult to find a pond or lake holding water in most of our area. The drought had a grip on South Texas and other parts of the country. Today, the story is a bit different with many places …

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Horoscope: For the Week Beginning Oct. 16

Horoscope

By HOLIDAY MATHIS Special to the Parade Money matters make the news, not because there’s anything groundbreaking or different about the financial scene, but because people are more inclined to express opinions, thoughts and feelings about economics, especially in a judgmental way, during the opposition of Mercury and Jupiter. The aspect will be strongly felt …

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Kayaking 101: To Tandem, Or Not To Tandem?

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade Tandem kayaks are great for those couples who want to get out together and experience something new, they are also very nice for those buddies who want to head out and hit that fishing spot together, but in the not so perfect world we live in, some couples …

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Techno-Logic: Novation UltraNova Review

Techno-Logic

By 8-Bit Jay Special to the Parade Oscillators The UltraNova has three oscillators, two ring modulators and a noise generator. The oscillators each have 14 analog waveforms, 20 digital waveforms and 36 wavetables with nine waveforms each. Oscillators can quickly be fattened with the Density control. Density stacks multiple copies of the same oscillator without …

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Red tide lingers

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Red tide warnings are still in effect for South Padre Island and are expected to continue throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Brownsville. The front that blew through on Wednesday temporarily alleviated the conditions for residents and visitors. “While cooler surf water temperatures should …

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Master sculptors to beautify Island

By SCARLET O’ROURKE Staff Writer editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Construction is underway and Master Sculptors are already working to create their masterpieces. The 24th Annual Sandcastle Days are going on in normal fashion despite the high concentration of red tide bloom on the north end of the Island. Co-founder of Sandcastle Days and Master Sculptor Lucinda “Sandy Feet” …

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LV Judge selection criticized

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Calls for Laguna Vista officials to rescind their recent municipal court judge appointment were hurled on Tuesday by residents upset over the action. In the absence of Mayor Susie Houston, the meeting was conducted by Mayor Pro Tem Steven Muschenheim. Councilmembers named Roberto Rodriguez to fill the position …

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Garbage ordinance left standing

By MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Seasonal residents in Laguna Vista will have to comply with its garbage ordinance, but can request temporary discontinuation of service as an absentee owner. Town officials Tuesday sought review and clarification of Ordinance 2007-31 that requires all property owners who have utility service to also have waste collection …

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Will Lions roar at Tarpon stadium?

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS A year ago, the Port Isabel Tarpons turned the ball over five times at La Feria, twice fell behind by 13 points, and won the game when they blocked a Lion’s field goal on the last play of the game. The win came three weeks after the Tarpons …

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Volleyball: PI takes PSJA S’West in straight sets

By LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS There’s nothing like actual competition to prepare a team for the playoffs.  On Tuesday night the Port Isabel Lady Tarpons volleyball team went on the road to take on PSJA Southwest in a District 32-3A match.  The Ladies had already locked up a playoff spot, and they won …

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