Category: South Padre Parade

Outdoor Living: Tarpon served on the rocks

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS There are fish and then there are fish. All are fun to catch but there are those that are thrilling. There are a few species that cover all the bases, adding challenge and quite rare experience to the average angler. This fish is Megalops Atlanticus, the tarpon. Several …

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Walk for Women slated this weekend

Walk for Women

    By SCARLET O’ROURKE South Padre Parade editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The annual South Padre Island Walk for Women is in full swing for Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. According to Margie Swartz, a spokesperson for the event, their mission is to raise money for local women battling breast cancer as well as bring awareness to the …

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Business to Botana Expo 2011 features 100 exhibits

Business to Botana Expo

Special to the Parade Business to Botana Expo 2011 is once again upon us. Slated for Sept. 29 at the Brownsville Events Center, located on 1 Event Center Blvd., the event features a trade and food expo. Co-sponsored by the City of Brownsville and the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce, the Business to Botana Expo features …

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Valley Symphony Orchestra opens season with ‘Concert of the Century’

Valley Symphony Orchestra

Special to the Parade Up for the symphony? The acclaimed musicians of the Valley Symphony Orchestra & Chorale are, and they’re kicking off the 2011-2012 season at the McAllen Convention Center Thursday, Sept. 29 at 8 p.m. with the appropriately titled, “The Concert of the Century” – this in conjunction with the City of McAllen’s …

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Yellowjackets to buzz on jazz evolution

Yellowjackets

Special to the Parade The Yellowjackets will pack three decades of jazz evolution into one performance Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. when this acclaimed group brings its distinctive brand of electro-acoustic funk and fusion to the Arts Center. One of the longest-tenured groups in jazz history, they arrive in Brownsville as part of their …

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PalmFest International Folklife Celebration on tap

PalmFest logo

Special to the Parade McAllen’s PalmFest International Folklife Celebration will be held Oct. 1-2 at the McAllen Convention Center. “In addition to our great line up of signature events at PalmFest, this year look for the expanded Car Evolution classic car show and the 2011 PalmFest Farmer’s Market along with more kids and teen activities, …

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Madelyn Victoria slates EP release party at Wink’s

Madelyn Victoria

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ South Padre Parade paradeeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com She’s more than just a pretty face. Madelyn Victoria Vallejo, 21, performing simply as Madelyn Victoria, will celebrate a first in what’s sure to be a promising career in country music by holding an album release party for her first EP, a self-titled, five-track effort already sparking a …

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McAllen hosts 11th Annual Mayor’s Cup tourney

Mayor's Cup

Special to the Parade The 11th Annual McAllen Mayor’s Cup Golf Tournament will be held Oct. 1 at the McAllen Palm View Golf Course. The event goes toward the Top 25 program put together by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce every year in benefit of the best 25 students of the three McAllen ISD High …

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BCA 8-Ball Championship to benefit cancer research

Rebecca Galvan

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ South Padre Parade paradeeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sinking the 8-ball can win a game of pool, and now it can also help benefit cancer research. Richard and Rebecca Galvan of San Benito are organizing a BCA 8-Ball Championship tournament, to be held Oct. 7-9, at Rack Daddy’s in Harlingen, located on 1802 S. 77 Sunshine …

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Carol Welsman to open Latin Jazz Festival

Carol Welsman

Special to the Parade The University of Texas at Brownsville welcomes acclaimed jazz singer and pianist Carol Welsman at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at The Arts Center. Welsman’s performance continues the Signature Series and also opens the Brownsville Society for the Performing Arts’ Latin Jazz Festival. “I would describe her as smooth jazz, very, …

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