Category: South Padre Parade

SANDY WONDERLAND: HOLIDAY SANDCASTLE VILLAGE DELIGHTS YOUNG AND OLD

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS                   The climate in South Padre Island does not exactly lend itself to snowman building. However, one of our local sand sculptors has made certain visitors and residents can enjoy the experience in sand form.      World renowned award winning sand …

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BOAT PARADE LIGHTS UP THE BAY

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS        Thousands of spectators lined the shoreline of the Laguna Madre Bay Saturday evening to enjoy the annual  South Padre Island Lighted Boat Parade.      A phalanx of vessels departed from Southmost Marina in Port Isabel at 6pm, crossed under the Queen Isabella Causeway, then cruised along the waterline …

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Rio History: A Rose by Any Other Color

By Steve Hathcock           Doug Olson sent me the following email:   Hi Steve, Here is a picture of some of the things I found while beachcombing on South Padre Island this past February. I hope the pictures are good enough for you to see some of the details. Doug Olson         …

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Movie Review – Knives Out

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade   Knives Out is a fun, exciting murder mystery that manages to feel like a wacky Wes Anderson film.  The film is about an investigation into the apparent suicide of Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a wealthy author with a large, spoiled family. Someone in the family hired …

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Auditions! Auditions! El Paseo Arts Announces Auditions for Winter Plays

El Paseo Arts

Special to the PRESS On Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. and Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 10 A.M., El Paseo Arts Foundation’s Players Troupe will hold auditions for two plays:  Audition for a Murder and Love, Sex and the IRS.   Audition for a Murder by Lee Mueller is El Paseo’s annual comedy-mystery playa:  …

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Street cravings: Island hosts food truck festival

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      Food enthusiasts of all ages ventured out to the South Padre Island Convention Centre Saturday, November 9, for the first-ever SPI Food Truck Festival.      Around 15 food trucks, about half as many as were advertised for the event, were spread out on the south parking lot, offering a …

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Shrimply Delicious: Cook off unveils new name, format

By PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS                                 The newly christened Port Isabel Shrimp Cook Off and Seafood Festival carried on the same storied tradition as its predecessor, with the 26th year of the event taking place this past Saturday …

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Rio History: Moments in Time: November 6 – November 13

Advertisement for resort at mouth of the Rio Grande RiverThe Daily Ranchero (Brownsville, Texas) November 6, 1869:   Gulf Veranda at Cameronville Texas (Mouth of the Rio Grande) Opened May 1st, 1869 Superior entertainments for travelers.  Special accommodations for families  who wish to spend the summer months on the Gulf.  Private conveyances ready at all …

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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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