Category: South Padre Parade

Rio History: The Padre Island Story

                              By Steve Hathcock Special to the PARADE Christina wrote to me about a book she bought titled, “The Padre Island Story” by Loraine Daly. “I know that books about Texas history can be quite rare and I wonder if you …

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Movie Review: Jumanji: The Next Level

                        By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the PARADE Have you ever had one of those days where you wanted to turn off your brain, sit in front of a big ol’ white screen and see a film that will make you awe at …

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Rio History: Getting Her Two Cents Worth

By Steve Hathcock Back in 2007, I bought a canvas bag full of pennies from a man who had accumulated them over the past couple of decades. He tried to exchange them for currency at his bank but was told that large amounts of coins had to be in rolls in order for the bank …

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Creatures Among Us: Stunning, Clever Green Jays

By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PARADE Bright blue caps its head, suggesting woodland shadows. Black velvet encircles its eyes, draping cheeks and throat. Olive back feathers and a lemon underbelly wash into milky green as it flutters off, dissolving into foliage, yellow blossoms and Spanish moss.  Green jays, South Texas’ pride and joy, …

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Rio History: The story of Velcro

By Steve Hathcock The most unique fastener ever invented, Velcro can be used when age makes fingers useless or when ripping a garment off quickly without tearing it is desired. Tired of pricking his fingers while picking burrs off his dog’s coat Swiss inventor George de Mestral decided to find an easier way to do …

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Movie Review – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a sad but insightful film about death and forgiveness, that from the beginning hit me with immense nostalgia, only to put an ever growing lump in my throat that left me in a tearful state of happiness at the end. …

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SPI CHRISTMAS PARADE ROLLS OUT HOLIDAY CHEER

By Pamela Cody Special to the PRESS      With over 60 entries, the annual South Padre Island Christmas Parade delighted onlookers once again, as proud parents, residents and visitors lined the parade route to enjoy the festivities.      Beginning at Mars Street and finishing at the judge’s station located at the Padre Island Brewing Company, a variety …

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Movie Review – Harriet

By David Lee Zamora  Special to the Parade   Harriet is a thrilling and exciting film filled with powerful acting that tells the story of Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) and her journey from slave to one of America’s greatest abolitionists. The film starts by showing Harriet dealing with her struggles as a slave. This portion …

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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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