Category: Features

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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Local author offers glimpse of Afghanistan

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS Will Everett is a noted writer, producer, world traveler and NPR correspondent with an impressive resumé.  His NPR documentary, The World War I Living History Project, in which he traveled around the country interviewing the last surviving US veterans of WWI, featured narration by Walter Cronkite and gathered …

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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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Plant of the Month: Beach Morning Glory

By ALEXANDRA BROTZMAN Special to the PRESS Most people associate the Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee (KSPIBC) with a group of Island locals dedicated to beach cleanups, recycling and conservation. While all of this is true, the group is also dedicated to community education and involvement. For this reason, we have decided to bring back …

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Around Town: Barrels and Bullets

Around Town By ALLEY COWGILL Port Isabel-South Padre Press ads@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s midnight. There’s a stillness in the air that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand on end.  Your senses are heightened as the gravel beneath your feet crackle as you near your car. The smell of beer and tequila invade your nose …

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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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