Category: South Padre Parade

Movie Review: Hustlers

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade I saw Hustlers this weekend and found myself incredibly lost.  How so, you say? Well, this movie isn’t awful, terrible, or even bad, but I wouldn’t say it’s great or good either. It was a fun film that I will, most likely, never want to see again, …

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Rio History: Moments in Time

By Steve Hathcock steve@southpadretv.tv This month in history September  WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.) September 18, 1969, 10:00 p.m.  A district judge in Corpus Christi today ordered that controversal Spanish Treasure (From the Padre Island Shipwrecks of 1554) be removed from the office of State Land Commissioner Sadler and be taken to a …

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32nd Annual Sandcastle Days starts next weekend

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Special to the Parade Starting next weekend, on Wednesday, October 2, Sandcastle Days begins their 5-day event at Clayton’s Beach Bar, complete with sand sculptures from master sculptors, a mercado, sand sculpting lessons at “Sandcamp,” live bands, numerous sand sculpture competitions, water slides, bouncer, and a bull riding simulator. On Wednesday …

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Recap: 2019 Wahoo Classic Tournament

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com                             The 2019 Wahoo Classic tournament, an offshore-only fishing tournament, concluded over the weekend, with the weigh-in held at Jim’s Pier, just off Swordfish St. on South Padre Island, just before sundown. Winning the tournament’s namesake was “Hoo …

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Movie review: IT Chapter 2

By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the Parade IT Chapter 2 is a disturbingly fun horror film, with a bit of comedy to help get you past the intense horror this film throws at you. IT Chapter 2 takes place 27 years after the first film, where almost all of the members of the Loser …

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Rio History: A Phennig for your thoughts

By Steve Hathcock                 Sorting through the coins that slid across the counter at my Padre Island Trading Company, (see editor’s note) was always one of the highlights of my day. One night, while counting the change in our tip jar, I  was pleasantly surprised to find an …

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Sea Turtle, Inc. fundraiser raises money towards turtle rehab facility

By PAMELA CODY Special to the Parade Turtle lovers from all over Texas came out to lend their support to Sea Turtle, Inc. last weekend, to help raise funds for the organization’s ongoing endeavors to rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles and conserve all marine turtle species. The fundraiser, dubbed “Tastes and Toddies with the …

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Creatures Among Us: Welcome, Hooded Warbler!

By M. KATHY RAINES Special to the PRESS Fall migration is in full swing, and the charming little hooded warbler is resting and filling up on Valley insects as it journeys from the eastern U.S. to the tropics. A black hood, like Batman’s cowl, encircles the lemon-yellow face of the male, making it one of …

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Recap: 5th Annual Shallow Stalkers Owner’s Tournament

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com                             The 5th Annual Shallow Stalker Owner’s Tournament was held over the weekend, with the weigh in and award ceremony held at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island. The anglers docked along a platform tied Louie’s Backyard’s deck, …

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Rio History: Treasure Hunting Tips

By Steve Hathcock Generally speaking, most jewelry is lost by people wading in the surf. During the summer, the waves are very gentle and the wind conditions actually add a couple of feet of beach in many areas. It’s not uncommon to see several people wandering the surf, intently eyeing the bottom in a mostly …

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