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‘Orange is the new Black’ at Jailbreak Beach Escape

  Thousands of residents and visitors to South Padre Island tested their strength on Saturday at the annual Jailbreak Beach Escape, a 5K adventure run that featured 18 sandy, wet and wild obstacles. (Staff photos by Sasha Heller and courtesy of Pro Leezure Productions) Tweet

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SEMANA SANTA SCENE: Daddy Yankee, Foam Wonderland highlight week

Check out the pics below to see some of the highlights from Semana Santa, celebrated this past week on South Padre Island. Thousands of visitors enjoyed a lively performance from Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee and the Wonderland Foam Party at Clayton’s Beach Bar. Louie’s Backyard held a colorful, all-ages paint party earlier in the week. …

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Argh! It’s Pirate Days

  Hundreds flocked to the historic Port Isabel Lighthouse Square on Saturday for the community’s Pirate Days festivities that included costume contests, music and door prizes. Lighthouse Square merchants also provided shoppers with special deals to mark the occasion, and the evening was capped off with a presentation of the film “Hook” on the lighthouse. …

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Pirate Days!

    Port Isabel Pirate Days is set for Saturday, May 4, from 11 am — 10 pm. at Port Isabel’s Historic Lighthouse Square. Scheduled events include: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.—Scavenger Hunt; 2-4 p.m.—Canon Throw; 11:30 a.m. -5 p.m.—Caricatures & Face Painting; 4 p.m.—Best Arrrgh! & Best Costume;11 a.m.-5 p.m.—Music Extravaganza; 8:30 p.m.—Lighthouse movie …

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Let it Ride!

Hundreds of spectators and bikers attended this year’s Beach N Biker Fest on South Padre Island, some of whom are seen here enjoying the many festivities that were on-hand, including entertainment provided by musicians, art and photography. (Photos by Francisco E. Jimenez) Tweet

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Port Isabel observes Autism Awareness Month

  Continuing to delight area residents and visitors with its decorative sense of illumination is the City of Port Isabel as the lighthouse is once again sporting colors associating with a certain theme. Currently, a blue hue illuminates the lighthouse in observation of Autism Awareness Month. (Staff photo by Ray Quiroga) Tweet

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Scenes from the Surfrider Shindig

Pictured are scenes from the Fifth Annual Surfrider Shindig held at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island Saturday. This year’s Shindig was entitled “No Beach Access?!” and was a celebration of the Open Beaches Act. (Staff photos by Craig Alaniz)   Tweet

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SPI Kite Fest takes flight

Various kites of all shapes, sizes and colors are pictured at the 13th Annual SPI Kite Fest, held Feb. 2-4 at South Padre Island on the flats just north of the Convention Centre. (Staff photos) Tweet

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59th Annual Lower Valley Cotillion features Port Isabel debutantes

Special to the PRESS The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 2, at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 59 years ago in September 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and present to …

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29th Annual Causeway Run/Walk

Thousands participated in the 29th Annual Causeway Run/Walk on Saturday, Jan. 12. Shown are various scenes from the event, including a sea of humanity making its way from Port Isabel to South Padre Island over the Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway. (Staff photos by Ray Quiroga) Tweet

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