Category: Event

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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Laguna Vista schedules fun Fall events

By MARTHA  McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A series of Fall events scheduled in Laguna Vista begin with a community celebration of National Night Out on Tuesday evening, Oct. 1 at Roloff Park, 122 Fernandez Street. Sponsored by the Laguna Vista Police Department, the event is designed to encourage a closer relationship with the police and …

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32nd Annual Sandcastle Days starts next weekend

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Special to the Parade Starting next weekend, on Wednesday, October 2, Sandcastle Days begins their 5-day event at Clayton’s Beach Bar, complete with sand sculptures from master sculptors, a mercado, sand sculpting lessons at “Sandcamp,” live bands, numerous sand sculpture competitions, water slides, bouncer, and a bull riding simulator. On Wednesday …

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Meet the Author Series at Paragraphs: Book signing and conversation with author, W. F. Strong

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the PRESS Paragraphs has scheduled a book signing with author W.F. Strong for his second appearance at Paragraphs on Padre Boulevard bookstore, on October 12, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 5505 Padre Boulevard. In 2010, Strong began sharing his “Stories from Texas” vignettes on public radio …

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Recap: 2019 Wahoo Classic Tournament

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com                             The 2019 Wahoo Classic tournament, an offshore-only fishing tournament, concluded over the weekend, with the weigh-in held at Jim’s Pier, just off Swordfish St. on South Padre Island, just before sundown. Winning the tournament’s namesake was “Hoo …

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Author of “South Padre Shark” holding book signing this weekend

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the Press Ernest Francis Schanilec, author of the “Hastings series” novels, will be signing copies of his most recent novel, “South Padre Shark,” on Saturday, August 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, at Paragraphs on Padre Bou levard bookstore, located at 5505 Padre Boulevard on the island. …

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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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