Category: South Padre Parade

Movie Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the Parade Terminator: Dark Fate is the latest installment in the extremely bloated Terminator film series, but unlike the last three or four films that feel like shallow, poor imitations of the original films, that feel more like cash grabs that got way too messy with their plots, Dark …

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Rio History: Lost Treasures and Ghost Ships

By Steve Hathcock The cargo steamer Baychimo, built in Sweden, in 1914 for the Hudson Bay Company, spent its early days plying the frigid waters along the Victoria Island Coast of the Northwest Territory trading supplies for pelts with the people who lived in the cold northern wilderness. The Baychimo was homeward bound in October …

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Creatures Among Us: Green and Brown Anoles: One Native, One Introduced

By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PRESS                   Glancing from my book, I was delighted to glimpse the ballooning speckled pink dewlap, or throat fan, of a green anole as did push-ups against the wall of the gazebo.  Noticing me a few photographs later, it leapt …

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Rio History: Moments in Time October 24-31

By Steve Hathcock Funeral Shuts Down City Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.) Saturday, October 27, 1849  John Quincy Adams funeral was held at Washington. All business suspended in that city  Goes Down on Padre Island Brownsville Herald October 28 1875: The Ada lewis, with U.P. Heustis as master and a crew of seven bound from …

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Movie Review: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade   Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is surprisingly dark fantasy that reminded me of  Lord of the Rings and Shrek, and I’ll get into that odd mix later.  The film’s small amount of slapstick humor, mixed with its incredible imagery, and awesome character designs, makes the first half …

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Day of the Dead exhibit featured at local gallery

By Pamela Cody Special to the Parade       For the 4th consecutive year, the Laguna Madre Art Gallery in Port Isabel is featuring a Day of the Dead art exhibit.       For those unfamiliar with Day of the Dead, or as it’s known in the country of its origin (Mexico), Dios de Los Muertos, gallery owner Laurel …

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A mile in their shoes: Walk for Women celebrates 16 years

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      Walk for Women started out as a group of local women trying to help one of their friends fight a terrible disease. Now it’s an annual fundraiser by an all-volunteer, non-profit group that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over the past 16 years to help women …

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SPI PRIDE: Island hold its 1st LGBTQ Parade

         By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS   With the mission being to celebrate diversity, equality, and dignity, South Padre Island’s first Pride Parade took place Sunday afternoon.      Texas cities such as Houston, Austin and San Antonio host these events annually, but this was the first Pride Parade in the Rio …

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Movie Review: Gemini Man

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade Gemini Man is a run-of-the-mill action film with a simple and easy plot. But even with its moments of fast-paced action, it still managed to become incredibly boring at times. The film follows Henry Brogen (Will Smith), a hitman for the U.S. government who’s ever-growing conscience causes …

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Rio History: Moments in Time October 17-October 24

By Steve Hathcock Notorious Green Brothers Killed October 17, 1896:  The Daily Herald Brownsville, Tex. “The notorious Green gang of desperados were given a “hard” blow today by United States Marshal Samuel Rutherford and his men today. Bill and Edward Green were killed Luther Green, the youngest brother was shot and captured and Alton Baker …

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