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Looking Back: The Lipan Apaches

By ESTEVAN MEDRANO Port Isabel-South Padre Press press@portisabelsouthpadre.com The native people known as the Lipan Apaches, the easternmost group of the indigenous Apache, were a resilient and adaptive tribe whose territory spanned through much of the what is now the American southwest. All Apaches belong to southern region of the widely dispersed Athabaskan language family. Though …

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Reminiscing: Musician recalls days with Freddy Fender

By JACOB LOPEZ Special to the PRESS editor@sbnewspaper.com February 26, 2015 James Marvéll, an entertainer out of Tampa, Fla. who frequents the Valley with his wife Faye, remembers the late musician and hometown hero Freddy Fender fondly. “He was my hero,” Marvéll said of the San Benito-born singer. Back then, according to Marvéll, there weren’t many Spanish …

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Laguna Vista 4th of July Picnic

Laguna Vista hosted a Fourth of July picnic at Roloff Park on Friday that featured live music, games and food. The picnic was preceded by a Fourth of July parade. Photos courtesy of Martha McClain Tweet

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South Padre Island 4th of July Beach Parade

South Padre Island residents took the beach on Friday to celebrate the Fourth of July with a parade that featured the SPI Kazoo Marching Band. Staff photos by Sergio Trevino Tweet

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Festivities set for 4th of July

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s time to don your red, white and blue and show off your patriotic spirit as the Fourth of July is set for this Friday. The communities of South Padre Island, Port Isabel and Laguna Heights will celebrate Independence Day with the Second Annual Stars & Stripes Beach Bash, …

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IN HONOR: Communities gather to celebrate Memorial Day

Staff photos by Sasha Heller   The communities of Port Isabel and Laguna Vista each held ceremonies on Monday to honor Memorial Day and remember those who have fallen in combat. Also included in the slideshow are: photos taken on Saturday morning when members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8791 and American …

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Memorial Day Parade, services Monday

BY Sasha Heller Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com   The cities of Laguna Vista and Port Isabel will each host Memorial Day services on Monday to honor those who have fallen in combat serving in the U.S. armed forces. The Laguna Vista Memorial Day Parade will assemble at 5 p.m. on Broadway and will travel on Farm …

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‘Orange is the new Black’ at Jailbreak Beach Escape

  Thousands of residents and visitors to South Padre Island tested their strength on Saturday at the annual Jailbreak Beach Escape, a 5K adventure run that featured 18 sandy, wet and wild obstacles. (Staff photos by Sasha Heller and courtesy of Pro Leezure Productions) Tweet

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What is your name? Lyn Where are you from? Los Fresnos How long have you been bartending? Five years Why do you like working at Lighthouse Pub? “I like the ambiance. It is really laid back and I like meeting people.” What sports are you into? Football What is your favorite team? The Dallas Cowboys …

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What is your name? Leyna Where are you from? “I grew up in Fort Worth but I came down here for the summer.” How long have you been bartending? Five years. Why do you like working at Clayton’s Beach Bar & Grill? “Clayton’s is great place to work. It is right on the beach and …

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