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Five Football Tarpon Players Selected Unanimous All-District

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS                 The 2019 football All-District selections were released this week. The following Tarpon players were selected All-District from district 16-4A Division 2.  Offense First Team: Brayan Medina(RB)*, Tito Zamarron(TE)*, Fabian Oceguera(G), Luis Suarez(T), Mac Strunk(Rec)*, Will Camacho(Rec) Second Team: Joey …

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Poems by Katja Carpenter

By Katja Carpenter   House Blend Somehow I found myself going only to the gas station he worked at I took the bus just to get there. I remember walking through those old glass doors just to meet eyes with his mossy green corneas, the butterflies in my stomach were multiplying and migrating. I graze …

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Movie Review – Harriet

By David Lee Zamora  Special to the Parade   Harriet is a thrilling and exciting film filled with powerful acting that tells the story of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) and her journey from slave to one of America’s greatest abolitionists. The film starts by showing Harriet dealing with her struggles as a slave. This portion …

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SANDY WONDERLAND: HOLIDAY SANDCASTLE VILLAGE DELIGHTS YOUNG AND OLD

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS                   The climate in South Padre Island does not exactly lend itself to snowman building. However, one of our local sand sculptors has made certain visitors and residents can enjoy the experience in sand form.      World renowned award winning sand …

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BOAT PARADE LIGHTS UP THE BAY

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS        Thousands of spectators lined the shoreline of the Laguna Madre Bay Saturday evening to enjoy the annual  South Padre Island Lighted Boat Parade.      A phalanx of vessels departed from Southmost Marina in Port Isabel at 6pm, crossed under the Queen Isabella Causeway, then cruised along the waterline …

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The Most Haunted Places in the RGV: The Legend of Daisy Starck

By Joanna “Luna” Sanchez Special to the PRESS Welcome back to The Most Haunted Places in the RGV.  Last week, we took you on our investigation in San Juan, Texas. This week, we’re headed back to Brownsville, Texas, to investigate the legend of Daisy Starck.  Starck was born December 1, 1874, and died July 13, …

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School district employees earned extra cash

By Constancio Martinez, Jr. Special to the PRESS The PI-ISD School Board held a special meeting on Monday, December 9, at Port Isabel High School Lecture Hall, where a resolution was passed to pay a one-time $500 stipend to all district permanent employees who complete a safety training program. Superintendent Theresa Alarcon laid out the …

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Rio History: A Rose by Any Other Color

By Steve Hathcock           Doug Olson sent me the following email:   Hi Steve, Here is a picture of some of the things I found while beachcombing on South Padre Island this past February. I hope the pictures are good enough for you to see some of the details. Doug Olson         …

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Movie Review – Knives Out

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade   Knives Out is a fun, exciting murder mystery that manages to feel like a wacky Wes Anderson film.  The film is about an investigation into the apparent suicide of Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a wealthy author with a large, spoiled family. Someone in the family hired …

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Auditions! Auditions! El Paseo Arts Announces Auditions for Winter Plays

El Paseo Arts

Special to the PRESS On Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. and Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 A.M., El Paseo Arts Foundation’s Players Troupe will hold auditions for two plays:  Audition for a Murder and Love, Sex and the IRS.   Audition for a Murder by Lee Mueller is El Paseo’s annual comedy-mystery playa:  …

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