Tag: RGV

5 Tarps up for RGV Sports Awards

BY LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The 2014 RGV Sports.com & Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame Awards ceremony will take place this Monday (June 16) in Philip J. Yeckel Memorial Auditorium at the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen. Port Isabel High is up for five awards. To read the rest of this story, please …

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Meschi inducted into Walk of Fame

Special to the PRESS Each year, nominations are received from chambers of commerce and cities across the Rio Grande Valley for recognition in the Rio Grande Valley Walk of Fame at the State Farm Arena, sponsored by the City of Hidalgo in conjunction with BorderFest. Nominees are considered for induction based on their life achievements …

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Third Annual UME kicks off this week

Break out the sunglasses, sunscreen and good times as the Third Annual Ultimate Music Experience will bring nonstop fun from March 14-16 at Schlitterbahn Waterpark at South Padre Island. Accompanied by the perfect soundtrack, UME is a heavily-attended event during Spring Break and is sure to continue attracting more. All ages are welcome to attend, …

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Women’s Voices to be presented March 16

Special to the Parade The Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center’s Writers’ Forum in San Benito is sponsoring “Women’s Voices” on March 16 as part of International Women’s Month. The event will feature a number of area women writers who will read from their original work and two art exhibits by women artists. The women authors …

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Big Squeeze auditions to be held in Los Fresnos

Special to the Parade Texas Folklife announces its seventh annual Big Squeeze accordion contest for up-and-coming Texas musicians, 21 years of age or younger. The non-profit that endeavors to preserve and promote Texas’s diverse cultural heritage is looking for great players in any genre of accordion-based music, including zydeco; Cajun; German, Czech, and Polish polka; …

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UPDATE: Schlitterbahn employee injured in accident dies

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com Life support was terminated over the weekend for Nicolas “Nico” Benavides, the 20-year-old Schlitterbahn Waterpark employee who was declared brain dead Saturday evening after suffering severe head injuries due to a work-related incident on Wednesday. Benavides began working at the South Padre Island waterpark approximately five weeks …

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IN TRANSITION: Chair discusses Centre’s future

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com When Cesar Cantor, General Manager for the Pearl on South Padre Island, was approached with the opportunity to sit on the Island’s newly formed Convention and Visitors Transition Board (CVT), tasked, among other things, to research available options for the future of the South Padre Island Convention …

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Soliz named interim head for Centre

Special to the PRESS South Padre Island Convention Centre Sales Manager Sylvia Soliz was selected to serve as Interim Director for the Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Soliz has been with the City of South Padre Island for nearly 16 years and has built strong working relationships with the hotel industry and community. Rene Valdez, …

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Water district imposes consumption measures

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ Special to the PRESS The Laguna Madre Water District has implemented water restrictions for the area as of Wednesday, February 27. According to a press release, the water district initiated Stage 2 Water Shortage Conditions in its existing Water Conservation Plan. With the initiation of Stage 2, the water district is …

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St. Patrick’s Day boiled dinner set

South Padre Parade The Rio Grande Valley Bikers for Christ, in cooperation with the Disciple Nation Youth Ministry, will be hosting an authentic Saint Patrick’s Day boiled dinner on Saturday, March 9. The event will be held from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Christ’s Harbor Church in Laguna Vista. The dinner will include corn …

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