Tag: South Texas

Market Days coming at Convention Centre

Special to the Parade The South Padre Island Convention Centre will host Market Days on February 22, 23 and 24. The 17th Annual Arts and Crafts show will also have a number of vendors selling unique items at the event. Admission is $1 at the door and will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 …

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NATURE NICHE: Nurture with Nature at Expo

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade This Saturday, the Winter Texan Outdoor Wildlife Expo will be held at the Convention Centre. Yay! It’s the perfect place for it. This year, there is emphasis on including young people and children. Who wouldn’t love seeing the Raptor show with Jonathon Woods or the eagles, hawks and owls …

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NEVER TOO ‘YOUNG’ – 90-year-old takes plunge

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Russell Louden decided to do something drastic to celebrate his birthday in 2013. He drove his motorcycle from his temporary home in Weslaco to the Island to skydive for his first time last Saturday. Louden said he was an Army brat growing up so he spent time all over the …

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SPI council hosts town hall meeting

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The South Padre Island City Council hosted a town hall meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn Monday to discuss the Convention Centre Expansion/Renovation Project. Broaddus and Associates presented a plan that would go into action if the expansion/renovation project is approved. Gilbert Gallegos, a representative from Broaddus and Associates, said …

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Task force meets to discuss TWIA plan

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Coastal Windstorm task force met at the Hilton Garden Inn to present their plan for TWIA to avoid raising premiums for the 14 coastal counties. The task force said the issue began when Hurricane Ike caused catastrophic damage in Galveston. They said their plan in the beginning was to …

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Surfriders oppose wall

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The Surfrider Foundation South Texas Chapter sent a letter to the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court opposing a retaining wall that would be built at the north end of access 6. Rob Nixon, Chairman of Surfrider South Texas, said his organization is against the construction of a wall because it would …

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Malki: Two-thirds of tourists are Texans

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The South Padre Island Economic Development Corporation held a regular meeting last Wednesday. Dr. Mostafa Malki presented the annual Economic Index and Economic Impact Analysis to the EDC. He said the study had three factors he examined: Performance, projections and external factors. Malki said two-thirds of South Padre Island visitors …

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IT’S YOUR BUSINESS: Island Market offers wide-variety

By CRAIG ALANIZ South Padre Parade Island Market opened for business in 1999 and the family owned and operated business has been opened every day since. Owners Hash and Angie Hashash said the store was converted from traditional convenient store to a mini-supermarket. The inventory at Island Market is everything from gasoline to organic produce. …

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NATURE NICHE: Dolphins’ Joyous Gift

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade Dolphins love. Dolphins play. Sharing their world with us is a very special time and a time that has given so many joys, and many of you are getting warm fuzzies that have had this experience and remember it. It is magical and it is special. The dolphins of …

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13th Annual SPI Kite Fest on tap Saturday

Special to the Parade On Feb. 2 and 3, the 13th Annual SPI Kite Fest will take place on South Padre Island. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the flats just north of the Convention Centre. Admission is free and you are encouraged to come …

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