Category: South Padre Parade

Sea Turtle, Inc. fundraiser raises money towards turtle rehab facility

By PAMELA CODY Special to the Parade Turtle lovers from all over Texas came out to lend their support to Sea Turtle, Inc. last weekend, to help raise funds for the organization’s ongoing endeavors to rescue and rehabilitate injured sea turtles and conserve all marine turtle species. The fundraiser, dubbed “Tastes and Toddies with the …

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Creatures Among Us: Welcome, Hooded Warbler!

By M. KATHY RAINES Special to the PRESS Fall migration is in full swing, and the charming little hooded warbler is resting and filling up on Valley insects as it journeys from the eastern U.S. to the tropics. A black hood, like Batman’s cowl, encircles the lemon-yellow face of the male, making it one of …

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Recap: 5th Annual Shallow Stalkers Owner’s Tournament

By GAIGE DAVILA editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com                             The 5th Annual Shallow Stalker Owner’s Tournament was held over the weekend, with the weigh in and award ceremony held at Louie’s Backyard on South Padre Island. The anglers docked along a platform tied Louie’s Backyard’s deck, …

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Rio History: Treasure Hunting Tips

By Steve Hathcock Generally speaking, most jewelry is lost by people wading in the surf. During the summer, the waves are very gentle and the wind conditions actually add a couple of feet of beach in many areas. It’s not uncommon to see several people wandering the surf, intently eyeing the bottom in a mostly …

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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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