Tag: Rene Torres

FROM THE PAST: A summer day at the beach

By RENE TORRES Special to the Parade Step in at Boca Chica beach, located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, three miles from the mouth of the Rio Grande and Mexican border, only a few minutes ride from Brownsville. The invitation to visit our beaches was answered in a big way. It was the first …

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FROM THE PAST: Cavazos captured by Comanche

By RENE TORRES Special to the Parade The story of the local Spanish beauty, Juana Josefina Cavazos, who was kidnapped by the Comanche that wintered in this area, was one of the favorite romantic tales published in newspapers and magazines in the early 1900s. According to the Handbook of Texas Online, “It was on August …

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FROM THE PAST: San Benito girls blank Sebastian

By RENE TORRES Special to the Parade In the summer of 1941, Valley girls’ softball was attracting thousands of fans to the ball park. The girls from throughout the region were playing a good brand of softball. One of the best pitching performances of that summer came when San Benito’s Kiwanis blanked the Sebastian 10. …

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FROM THE PAST: Tidal Wave on the Diamond

By RENE TORRES Special to the Parade The year was 1931 when much of the talk around Valley baseball circles was centered on the big match-up between the Port Isabel Pelicans and Houston Southern Pacific Mo-Pacs. But before you read about the Pels, early at the turn of the century, the sandy diamond on the Gulf …

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