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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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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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Rio History: Lost Treasures and Ghost Ships

By Steve Hathcock The cargo steamer Baychimo, built in Sweden, in 1914 for the Hudson Bay Company, spent its early days plying the frigid waters along the Victoria Island Coast of the Northwest Territory trading supplies for pelts with the people who lived in the cold northern wilderness. The Baychimo was homeward bound in October …

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Varsity Hoops Player Pinkerton Eager to Get Started

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Cole Pinkerton is ready to go.  The third-year Varsity hoops player has been hard at work on his game ever since the end of last year’s basketball season and he is ready to hit the hard court running when practice begins this week.  The Press found Pinkerton in …

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The Most Haunted Places in The RGV: An Introduction

By Johanna “Luna” Sanchez Special to the PRESS My name is Luna, and I am part of a paranormal investigation team called @JoeDarklyVlogs. The team and I will be taking you across the Rio Grande Valley to encounter some of the experiences we, and others, have come across with the paranormal.  Our first visit was …

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4th annual Hallowings Monarch Migration Festival celebrates monarch journey

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS It was perfect weather for the 4th Annual Hallowings Monarch Migration Festival. The South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary (SPIBNCAS) hosts the annual celebration of the Monarch butterfly migration which passes through South Padre Island late October and early November.  The generation of Monarchs …

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Polished and Poised: Local bartender’s wine glass polisher invention soon to be mass produced

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   Most evenings, you can find Robert Foehringer behind the bar at Gabriella’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria, at 700 Padre Boulevard on South Padre Island.  Sometime during the seven years he’s worked there, Foehringer created a faster method to an oft-dreaded restaurant side work: polishing wine glasses. Foehringer created a wine …

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