Category: South Padre Parade

Outdoor Living: Camping

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS How many times have you said, “This summer we will do some camping?” Well, it’s October, and the camping gear is still in the garage.  The heat and dry weather may be an excuse, however, fall is hear and the temperatures are falling, so let’s dust off the …

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Joan Sebastian to play State Farm Arena Saturday

Special to the Parade Known as “The People’s Poet” and “The King of Jaripeo,” Joan Sebastian is said to be one of the most influential Mexican performers of all time and will be at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo on Oct. 8. With three Grammy awards, five Latin Grammys, and a number of Latin …

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Sandcastle Days to feature Trash Art Contest

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Special to the Parade The 24th annual Sandcastle Days slated for Oct. 19-23 on South Padre Island is happy to welcome back the Unlitter Campaign’s annual Trash Art Contest. Picking up trash not only improves the neighborhood but also provides the unlitterer with free sculpture materials. Open to all, trash sculptures must be free-standing and …

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Birding center offers wildlife cruise along Laguna Madre

Wildlife cruise

Special to the Parade The South Padre Island Birding & Nature Center is offering a cruise up the Laguna Madre Bay aboard the “Explorer” on Saturday, Oct. 8, to view the wildlife that calls the bay their home. Birds, dolphins, and fish will be pointed out by on-board naturalists while attendees enjoy the sights and …

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Author schedules book signing in San Benito

Get Out of the Way

Special to the Parade Author Daniel Dinges will hold book signing events in Harlingen and San Benito this October. The “Get Out of the Way” author will be in at at the San Benito Public Library on 101 W. Rose St. from 1-3 p.m. on Oct. 8. Dinges, a resident of Harlingen, will be available …

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Winter Wonderland pageant taking entries

Special to the Parade The Winter Wonderland Miss Beauty Pageant will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at the Raymondville High School Auditorium on South 10th and Bearkat Street. Beauty competition for Baby Miss, Junior Miss through Sophisticated Miss will start approximately at 10 a.m. The six age divisions and titles are listed: Baby …

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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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