Danny Dollar stars in a play about honesty

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Danny Austin Dollar will star as Vincent DiDonato in the El Paseo Arts Foundation’s latest upcoming production, “Centennial Casting”, showing May 10 and 11 at the South Padre Island Convention Center. Dollar was born in San Antonio, Texas, and moved to an area in northern Houston called Spring, when he was …

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SPI recognized as Gold Star Affiliate by Keep Texas Beautiful

Special to the PRESS Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement organization, recently named the City of South Padre Island as a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to eight affiliates of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Gold Star recognition is the highest status any community affiliate can achieve. In 2021 alone, …

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Philly King offers Pastrami Stuffed Burger

By TESS FICCAGLIA Special to the PARADE Those who enjoy the original Philly Steak sandwich from Philadelphia Pennsylvania will be happy to know that it’s an option right here in Port Isabel at Philly King. It’s authentic from the thinly sliced ribeye steak meat to the Amorosa Hoagie roll shipped from Pennsylvania. Dale and Jennifer …

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Meet the Artist: Rayne Wood

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Rayne Wood, often found cruising on his Harley, started working as a henna artist at Peggy’s Tattoos in 2019, shortly after graduating high school. He says that the best part of being a henna artist is “the gratitude you get when you finish a piece and you get to step back …

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Great service attracts repeat customers from around the world at Lookout Bar

By TESS FICCAGLIA Special to the PARADE Going to work on a gorgeous warm, sunny, spring day can be dis-hearting when living in a paradise like South Padre Island. But once there, look out the windows across the expansive deck with brightly colored umbrellas and tables while setting up the bar for the soon arriving …

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‘Water people’ eat up Nathan Hubble’s unique groove

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Nathan Hubble was born in Houston Texas and grew up in Arlington. “I was a normal middle income kid doing normal middle income kid stuff,” Hubble described his childhood. His parents, Gay and Ted Hubble, were loving to him and his younger sister, and supported Hubble throughout all of his hobbies …

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Unique new shop features Maria Victoria

By SHELDON MOORE Special to the PARADE A bright blue awning has appeared in the Franke Plaza at 700 Padre Boulevard on the Island. Friday, April 1, was the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Island’s new H&L store. H&L features the popular Maria Victoria handbags as well as a line of Kinsley Armelle …

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Father of surf champion coaches surf team

By ALEXANDREA BAILEY editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Members of the local surfing community are proud to surf along the father of a surfing champion. That father, John Nava, a familiar face around Isla Blanca park, has something big in store for South Padre Island. Nava grew up in Corpus Christi. He has called South Padre Island his home …

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Prothonotary Warbler is a charming spring visitor

By M. KATHY RAINES Among the flames of a tiny bottlebrush tree, a sprightly yellow, blue-winged warbler, a Prothonotary, hopped and rested during its visit to the Island to wind down and stuff itself with insects after an exhausting trans-Gulf flight. Posing for photos as it did, this warbler starred in a parade of vibrant …

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Prickly Cactus bloom a ‘jewel box of colors’

By R. LEWIS Spring has been pleasant this year. We have enjoyed some milder high temperatures, along with our constant breezes. Together, they have made it nice to be outside, but now, into the first week of May, you know it is going to warm up quickly. This year we enjoyed a long blooming season …

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