Tarpon Hard Court Men Start Practice

By Larry Gage Special to the PRESS Basketball practice has officially begun for the Port Isabel High School hoops squad.  The Press was there to see how it all went down, and the head man and a few of his players shared their thoughts.  “It’ll be pretty much just basics, getting them moving, and running …

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Alligators Among Us: Nuisance alligator on SPI finds home in Gator Sanctuary

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS   South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary (SPI SBNCAS) received a call on the morning of October 27, 2019, from SPI Police Department regarding a four-foot nuisance alligator near the KOA entrance, right off Padre Blvd. Texas Parks & Wildlife were contacted first and, …

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The Most Haunted Places in The RGV: An Introduction

By Johanna “Luna” Sanchez Special to the PRESS My name is Luna, and I am part of a paranormal investigation team called @JoeDarklyVlogs. The team and I will be taking you across the Rio Grande Valley to encounter some of the experiences we, and others, have come across with the paranormal.  Our first visit was …

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4th annual Hallowings Monarch Migration Festival celebrates monarch journey

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS It was perfect weather for the 4th Annual Hallowings Monarch Migration Festival. The South Padre Island Birding Nature Center and Alligator Sanctuary (SPIBNCAS) hosts the annual celebration of the Monarch butterfly migration which passes through South Padre Island late October and early November.  The generation of Monarchs …

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DOWN BUT NOT OUT: After damage from high winds, South Padre Island recovery process underway

Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS On Monday October 21, 2019 beginning at 12:58am. the National Weather Service of Brownsville, Texas issued the first tornado warning. Then it issued the first severe thunderstorm warning. Multiple residents said that severe weather hit the island at approximately 2:00am and the electricity was lost shortly thereafter. Tim …

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Polished and Poised: Local bartender’s wine glass polisher invention soon to be mass produced

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   Most evenings, you can find Robert Foehringer behind the bar at Gabriella’s Italian Grill and Pizzeria, at 700 Padre Boulevard on South Padre Island.  Sometime during the seven years he’s worked there, Foehringer created a faster method to an oft-dreaded restaurant side work: polishing wine glasses. Foehringer created a wine …

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Baby Love: How Birth Order Affects Our Parenting

Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS Parenting expert, Dr. Gail Gross summarizes the existing roles and research on birth order by naming the first born as the achiever, the middle child as the peacemaker and the youngest child as the life of the party. While the eldest child is programmed for excellence and achievement, the …

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Rio History: Moments in Time October 24-31

By Steve Hathcock Funeral Shuts Down City Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.) Saturday, October 27, 1849  John Quincy Adams funeral was held at Washington. All business suspended in that city  Goes Down on Padre Island Brownsville Herald October 28 1875: The Ada lewis, with U.P. Heustis as master and a crew of seven bound from …

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Movie Review: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

By David Lee Zamora Special to the Parade   Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is surprisingly dark fantasy that reminded me of  Lord of the Rings and Shrek, and I’ll get into that odd mix later.  The film’s small amount of slapstick humor, mixed with its incredible imagery, and awesome character designs, makes the first half …

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Day of the Dead exhibit featured at local gallery

By Pamela Cody Special to the Parade       For the 4th consecutive year, the Laguna Madre Art Gallery in Port Isabel is featuring a Day of the Dead art exhibit.       For those unfamiliar with Day of the Dead, or as it’s known in the country of its origin (Mexico), Dios de Los Muertos, gallery owner Laurel …

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