Category: South Padre Parade

Movie review: Maiden

By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the Parade Maiden, at surface level, is a documentary about a group of women and their skipper/ navigator, Tracy Edwards, finishing the Whitbread Round the World Race, but it more so shows how powerful we humans are, how even with the worst of flaws, and highest of obstacles, we …

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Creatures Among Us: Groove-Billed Ani article

By M. Kathy Raines Special to the Parade I mistook the black bird swaying atop the hackberry for a great-tailed grackle. I didn’t recognize its chirruping “TEE-ho,” but then grackles do possess a broad repertoire of whistles, clacks and shrieks. But, trying out a new camera that morning, I opted to take one final shot …

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Movie review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the PARADE Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark is a fun, cheesy, creature-feature film that manages to fit the fun, yet chilling, stories from the books of the same name into its simple plot. Before watching this film, I was worried that it would be a run-of-the-mill cash …

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Rio History: Where to Dig

Rio History: Where to Dig By Steve Hathcock Spike Reality series American Digger, starring former pro wrestler Ric Savage and the History Channel’s Swamp People, (a group of characters who make their living salvaging old logs, wrestling alligators and treasure hunting in the wilds of Louisiana swamps) have inspired a lot of interest in metal …

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Movie Review: Where’d You Go, Bernadette

By DAVID LEE ZAMORA Special to the Parade Where’d You Go, Bernadette, based on the novel by Maria Semple, follows Bernadette Fox (Cate Blanchett), a famed architect turned stay-at-home mother who finds any human interaction with anybody outside of her family challenging and stressful. All this builds up on the family, eventually leading to her …

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Rio History: Bottle Cleaning

Rio History: Bottle Cleaning By Steve Hathcock Matt found a bunch of old bottles while renovating an old building in his town’s historic district. “Some of them are real dirty,” he wrote, “have you ever written about how to clean them? Also, does it hurt the value of the bottle to clean it?” “Matt,” I …

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Creatures Among Us: Diamondback Water Snake

By M. KATHY RAINES Special to the Parade Relax, it’s not a cottonmouth. Those venomous water snakes, you’ll be pleased to know, live no further south than Corpus Christi. No, that long, thick, brownish snake swimming in or basking along one of the Rio Grande Valley’s resaca is likely one of our benign and quite …

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New Mexican restaurant on SPI: Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant brings Brownsville flavor to the Island

By ANGIE GAMEZ Special to the PRESS   Jalapeños Mexican Restaurant opened last month, on July 16, on South Padre Island, within the Suites at Sunchase strip at 1004 Padre Blvd. Martin Aguilera, owner of Jalapeños, will likely greet and seat you when you walk in, intent on providing “good food, good service, and at …

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Business Highlight: Luna Medical Clinic

By WENDY VAN DEN BOOGERD Special to the PRESS No matter what ails you, Greg Luna is the person you’ll want to see. Located at 112 West Queen Isabella Ste C in Port Isabel, Luna Medical Clinic operated by Gregory Luna, P.A., delivers personalized care, along with compassion and a knowledge base that is sure …

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Rio History: The Reservation

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the Parade Bill Howard wrote to ask about about a postcard he found. The photo shows the U.S. Naval radio tower and station which was situated on a 22 acre plot near where the swing bridge connecting Long Island Village to Port Isabel is located today. In response to increased …

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