Category: South Padre Parade

Bass Pro Shops grand opening ongoing this weekend

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By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ South Padre Parade paradeeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Bass Pro Shops, recently named as one of the “Top 10 Hottest Brands in America” by Advertising Age magazine, celebrates its 58th store’s grand opening Thursday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 20. The store opened at 8 a.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. (normal opening hours) Friday and Saturday and …

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SPI Invitational: Rice, Providence look for strong start

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By BILL SCHNIER Special to the Parade The Rice Owls (Houston) and Providence College (RI) Friars are looking to start the 2011-12 college basketball season in winning fashion on South Padre Island. They join Iowa State and Northern Iowa as the top rated teams in the 2011 SPI Invitational, scheduled for Nov. 25-26 at the …

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‘Heart of the Valley’ Health Fair comes to McAllen Sunday

Heart of the Valley Health Fair pic

Special to the Parade On Sunday, Nov. 20 at the McAllen Convention Center, the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and United Way will host its 28th Annual “Heart of the Valley” Health, Fitness and Wellness Fair. “This is the 28 edition of the ‘Heart of the Valley’ health fair which will go from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. …

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Great Outdoors: Prime Time Whitetail

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade It was full light as the two hunters eased into the small clearing. Before the morning was over, one of these hunters would either be convinced the other was completely off his rocker or have a trophy whitetail buck. The tripod stand was set up quickly and the …

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SPI Tide Chart (Nov. 17 – Nov. 23)

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SPI SurfCast (Nov. 17– Nov. 23)

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Adopt-A-Friend: Riley

Riley

Riley is a female lab mix that is in need of a very special home. She is spayed, up to date on shots, and heartworm negative. She was rescued by Friends of Animal Rescue in July from the Isabel Y. Garcia Animal Shelter. We have been working with her to socialize her and she has …

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29th Annual Candlelight Posada Parade on tap

Candlelight Posada

Special to the Parade The 29th Annual Candlelight Posada Parade is slated for Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in McAllen. The early entry deadline is set for 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. The late entry deadline is scheduled for the same time Friday, Nov. 25 No entries will be accepted after the late entry …

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UTB continues holiday tradition of Handel’s Messiah

Handel's Messiah

Special to the Parade A beloved holiday tradition, George Frederic Handel’s Messiah returns to the Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. Handel’s Messiah continues the Signature Series and is a holiday gift to the community, supported by the University of Texas at Brownsville, the Brownsville Independent School District and Brownsville Society for the …

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Plans underway for Mid-Valley Christmas Parade

Mid-Valley Christmas Parade

Special to the Parade The Weslaco Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 17th Annual Mid-Valley Lighted Christmas Parade, set to be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. on Texas Boulevard in Weslaco. The theme, A Red, White & Blue Christmas, has special meaning for this year’s parade; it lands on the …

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