Category: South Padre Parade

Creatures Among Us: Great Kiskadees — Voices of the Rio Grande Valley

By M. Kathy Raines Special to the PARADE                         “Kis-ka DEE! Kis-ka-DEE!” The great kiskadee, a feisty, strikingly-colored flycatcher, shrieked its name as it swooped through the foliage fringing a boardwalk at Sabal Palm Sanctuary in Brownsville.  Though chirps and calls often baffle me …

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Movie review: Downton Abbey

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade   This week, I had to endure one of the most dull, boring, and vanilla films I’ve ever seen, and no, I’m in no way being overdramatic.  This film morphed my views on cinema and how truly awful a competent film with good acting, plot, and cinematography …

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Rio History: Yellow Fever in Rio Grande City and other Moments in Time

By Steve Hathcock                   October 4, 1846: American Flag  Travelers Hall Point Isabel “This subscriber has opened the above establishment at Point Isabel, where he is prepared to accommodate travelers and others who may favor him with their patronage at the lowest rates and with the best …

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Laguna Madre Yacht Club hosting open house next wee

By ANGIE GAMEZ Special to the Parade The Laguna Madre Yacht Club (LMYC) is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 12, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 502 South Point Drive in Port Isabel. The public is invited, where free food and soft drinks will be served. Attendees have the opportunity to converse with …

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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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