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SWEETEST OF SENTIMENTS: Wife’s Valentine’s Day gesture unique

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Thursday was the annual celebration of love, and this Valentine’s Day was made special for a local business owner. Enrique Saldaña was surprised by his wife Thursday morning when he found his car covered with balloons and love notes written by his wife Janett. Saldaña said his wife had some …

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59th Annual Lower Valley Cotillion features Port Isabel debutantes

Special to the PRESS The Lower Rio Grande Valley Cotillion Club held its Annual Presentation Ball on Saturday, February 2, at the Jacob Brown Auditorium in Brownsville. The Cotillion Club was founded 59 years ago in September 1954 by Mrs. Byron Campbell of Raymondville as a social organization designed to bring together and present to …

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Museums of PI fundraiser set Friday

Special to the Parade The Museums of Port Isabel invite the public for an evening of fun and fundraising for the Museums of Port Isabel. “Traveling Through Our History: Pictorial Port Isabel” is slated for Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m. at Treasures of the Gulf Museum on 317 E. Railroad Avenue. Live music, a …

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SPI Senior Prom slated Friday

Special to the Parade The Second Annual South Padre Island Senior Prom is scheduled from 7-11 p.m. Friday, February 15, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, located at 7000 Padre Boulevard. The event will include Hors D’oeuvres, a prom picture and a cash bar. The Senior Prom will also feature a complimentary concert with …

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‘Pedal the Park’ this Saturday

Special to the Parade “Pedal the Park” is slated Saturday, February 16, at Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville. The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The park entrance is free. The event is part of the Biggest Loser Challenge of Brownsville. Bring your own bike or rent one while …

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Viva Laguna Madre Casino Night slated Saturday

Special to the Parade Leadership Laguna Madre Class XVII presents Viva Laguna Madre Casino Night on Feb. 16 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Isla Grand Beach Resort, 500 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island. The event features a Las Vegas inspired night, buffet dinner, cash bar, music and dancing, gaming tables, fun photo booth, …

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Refuge to host ‘Winter Texan Appreciation Day’

Special to the Parade Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is holding a Winter Texan Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 16, with free refuge entrance, refreshments and door prizes for seniors. The refuge opened in 1943, which makes it the oldest public nature site in the Rio Grande Valley. Along the …

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Brett Marshall to present ‘Moon Glow’

Special to the Parade Musician Brett Marshall will be performing at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island at 7 p.m. Sunday, February 17. Marshall will be presenting his “Moon Glow” concert with full band, stage and lights. It will be a night of incredible music from the Great American Songbook as well as …

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Author to talk ‘Superhero Princess’ at signing

By FRANCISCO E. JIMENEZ South Padre Parade Superhero princesses need a superhero mother, and that is what Venessa Zepeda is to her two daughters. Zepeda, a counselor at La Encantada Elementary School outside San Benito, recently had her first children’s book published, appropriately titled Superhero Princesses. While the book is obviously a work of fiction, it …

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Film festival screens Ruhorahoza’s impressions of genocide

Special to the Parade Writer and director Kivu Ruhorahoza spent almost two decades creating his first feature length film, Gray Matter, an account of the stress and burden of living through the Rwanda genocide. He felt a mission, however, to bring it to a world audience. It was, he explains, a way of expiating his …

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