Category: Event

HAPPY 240th BIRTHDAY

Cities to mark 4th of July By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Many a Laguna Madre fiesta is being planned throughout the long holiday weekend to celebrate the 240th birthday of the United States of America. Things get started Friday evening, with the traditional beach and bayside fireworks displays on South Padre Island. Bayside …

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Air Fiesta Soars Into Town

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The forecast is set to be perfect this weekend as Air Fiesta flies into town. Almost two dozen performers are ready to wow the crowds by performing aerobatic acts in the sunny skies over Brownsville this Saturday and Sunday. “We have several national acts, including a sailplane performer …

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Quite the Cotillion

Special to the PRESS The 62nd Annual Presentation Ball of the Lower Valley Cotillion Club was held at the South Padre Island Convention Centre on Saturday, Jan. 30. The Cotillion Club was founded in September of 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and present to society …

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Bunco Party to raise money for children’s hospital

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Members of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha women’s service organization are hosting a Bunco Party this Saturday to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. The event, which is open to anyone, will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port Isabel Community Center, said ESA …

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Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup scheduled Saturday

By ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Although summer is officially over, events are in full swing on South Padre Island. The Keep SPI Beautiful (KSPIB) committee met Wednesday afternoon to discuss projects and events coming up for the fall. The committee is scheduled to host and participate in a  myriad of beach cleanups over …

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Survivorfest returns to SPI

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS A beloved Island tradition was resurrected this past Tuesday evening, when several local restaurants and businesses collaborated to bring back an event known as Survivorfest on South Padre Island. Survivorfest began back in the late 1980’s, according to Mary Jo Camp, former co-owner of Dolphin Cove Oyster Bar, …

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Over 300 anglers fished 34th annual LKT

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Ladies Kingfish Tournament (LKT) Bay and Offshore grand champions had one thing in mind after they collected their trophies on Sunday afternoon: sleep. Ericka Kinney, the Offshore Grand Champion, and Kelsey Garcia, the Bay Grand Champion were all smiles during the awards luncheon. When asked how they …

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Fish On! 76th Annual T.I.F.T. kicks off this weekend

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By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Load up your rods and reels and stock up on sunscreen, because it’s time once again for the Texas International Fishing Tournament (TIFT). This year marks the 76th year that anglers from across the country and abroad will compete to haul in some of the biggest catches the …

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Ready, set, GO! Hundreds show for 1st Annual Summer Longest Causeway Run

Special to the PRESS Warm weather couldn’t stop hundreds of runners eager to participate in the first ever summertime iteration of the Longest Causeway Run and Fitness Walk. Sponsored by the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce, the mid-year run followed a course different than that of its winter counterpart, beginning at Schlitterbahn Beach Resort on South Padre Island and ending at the Port Isabel Event and …

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Beach-N-Biker Fest 2015 photo gallery

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Tweet

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