Category: Features

Shrimp Tales Local authors document Port Isabel, Brownsville shrimping history in new book

Local authors document Port Isabel, Brownsville shrimping history in new book By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The degrees of separation between a person and a shrimper in the Laguna Madre area are few. And though the Laguna Madre’s shrimping industry has slowed considerably, it still exists, and carries with it generations of stories. Local authors Rudy …

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2019: Year in Review

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                  By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadrepress.com The Port Isabel-South Padre Press had some transitional periods in 2019. Longtime editor Dina Arevalo left the PRESS at the beginning of the year, to work with the Mid-Valley Town Crier, where she is Editor. Freddy Jimenez, former editor of San Benito …

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A comedy about the valley, its people, and…chickens?

Casting for Valley-based sitcom “Something Fowl” finishes By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the PRESS On December 21, Pandering Productions, a Rio Grande Valley-based content producer, held its second casting for a comedy sitcom pilot called “Something Fowl” in the Brownsville Public Library. The next day, at Austin Street Bar in McAllen, Texas, they held …

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PI-ISD’s Mariachi Plata Wins Area and Advances to State

                By LAURA LYLES REAGAN Special to the PRESS Point Isabel ISD proudly announced on December 17 that the Port Isabel High School Mariachi Plata earned a Division 1 Superior Rating at the Texas Association Mariachi Educators South Area Contest. It qualified them to compete at the state …

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SPI CHRISTMAS PARADE ROLLS OUT HOLIDAY CHEER

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      With over 60 entries, the annual South Padre Island Christmas Parade delighted onlookers once again, as proud parents, residents and visitors lined the parade route to enjoy the festivities.      Beginning at Mars Street and finishing at the judge’s station located at the Padre Island Brewing Company, a variety …

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

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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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Award winning film: Local film “Our Quinceañera” wins best documentary at Film Festival

By David Lee Zamora Special to the PRESS Our Quinceañera is a heartwarming documentary, putting a spotlight on the community of San Benito, Texas, and San Benito Veteran’s Memorial Academy (SBVMA) as they host a quinceañera for 75 students. The documentary was shown at the 26th Annual CineSol Film Festival on November 23 and 24, …

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The Most Haunted Places In The RGV: The Stillman House in Brownsville

By JOANNA “LUNA” SANCHEZ Special to the PRESS Welcome to The Most Haunted Places In The RGV. I am your narrator, Luna. On our last story, we visited South Padre Island, where we continued our investigation at the Isla Grand Resort, formerly known as the Radisson Resort. JoeDarkly Vlogs and I were supposed to shoot …

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The Most Haunted Places In The RGV: The Isla Grand Beach Resort

By JOANNA “LUNA” SANCHEZ Special to the PRESS Welcome back to The Most Haunted Places In The RGV. I am your host, Luna. On our last segment, we traveled to Mercedes, Texas, in Hidalgo County, where we investigated a story known as “La Llorona.” For this week, the Paranormal Investigation Team and I traveled to …

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Shrimply Delicious: Cook off unveils new name, format

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS                                 The newly christened Port Isabel Shrimp Cook Off and Seafood Festival carried on the same storied tradition as its predecessor, with the 26th year of the event taking place this past Saturday …

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