Category: Event

It’s in the Sand!

Sandcastle Days

Some of the more beautiful and impressive scenes at this weekend’s Sandcastle Days at Clayton’s Beach Bar and Grill on South Padre Island are pictured here, including an awe-inspiring “cyborg” sculpture shown right. (Staff photos by Ray Quiroga) Tweet

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LITTLE WALKERS: Local children raise breast cancer awareness

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Grown-ups weren’t the only folks observing National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this past weekend. Students, as well as a number of parents, at Garriga Elementary also took part in a walk of their own Friday as students dressed in pink and carried signs calling for the demise of breast cancer. The participants walked from Garriga …

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National Night Out

National Night Out

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Dancin’ in the streets

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS The City of Port Isabel along with the Museums of Port Isabel and the Port Isabel Economic Development Corporation team up to put on a day of festivities for the community. On Saturday, Oct. 29 the park behind the Museum of Port Isabel was full of tents, children …

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Laguna Madre locals go pink

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the residents of Port Isabel and South Padre Island show their support by going pink. Throughout the month, there have been many events supporting breast cancer awareness, such as the Walk for Women and Zumbathon. Port Isabel schools have also …

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Raptober: Trash turns to art

By LAUREN N. LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On Saturday, Oct. 1, 40 volunteers gathered with Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter and removed over 300 pounds of plastic trash from Andy Bowie Park on South Padre Island. In order to better educate the public on beach litter, the Surfrider Foundation has declared the month of …

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Library News – Sept. 29

By MARGE JACOBS Special to the Press October is National Abuse Awareness Month According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence • One in every four wom­en will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. One in 33 men experienced an at­tempted or completed rape. • An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physi­cal assault …

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‘Raptoberfest’ combines beer, beach cleanup

By LAUREN LAUGHLIN Special to the PRESS On Saturday, Sept. 24 more than 1,000 people gathered along South Padre Island beaches for the 25th annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Clean­up. Volunteers throughout the state of Texas picked up an estimated 20 tons of trash and debris, including plastic bottles and bags which are harmful to sea life. …

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Derry event preps kids for college

PRESS Staff Report Derry Elementary will host “College Night,” on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 5 – 7 p.m. While Derry is, in fact, an elementary school, the teachers and staff have embraced the theme:  “College is in our Future” for the school year. Each teacher at Derry Elementary has chosen a college, university or technical …

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Museum series to teach researching

PRESS Staff Report The Museums of Port Isabel and the Laguna Madre Museum Foundation are offering the “Telling Our Stories” series of 2011 on Thursday, Sept. 29, with the topic of “Researching and Writing about Local History”. Steve Hathcock, a historian and locksmith, will present “Researching & Writing about Local History”. Hathcock is a founding …

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