Tag: Spring Break

ON THE COVER: Blazin’ with Bianca

By RAY QUIROGA South Padre Parade rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’re going to spend some quality time with Bianca Alvarado, our advice is to be prepared, be ready and have plenty of energy to keep up with her. Yes, get plenty of rest, drink your coffee and maybe down a few energy drinks because this 23-year old …

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SPRING BREAK 2013: The good, the bad, the ugly

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com While a healthy crowd of Spring Breakers and vacationers remain in the area, another Texas week is officially in the record books. Officials estimate that upwards of 25,000 vacationers descended on the Island this Spring Break, Texas Week crowds, however, are estimated to have been conservatively 75 …

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Spring Break incident downgraded

By RAY QUIROGA Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS rayq@portisabelsouthpadre.com An incident which was thought to have involved up to 100 victims of illicit intoxication was severely downgraded and downplayed on Tuesday. Media reports rapidly spread that a substance possibly known as “Molly” had been passed among Spring Breakers and vacationers throughout the weekend. By Tuesday evening, …

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IT’S SPRING BREAK: Island abuzz with Breakers, national attention

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  The second week of March was Texas Week on South Padre Island. Students from all over the state as well as the country made their way out to the Island. South Padre Island police have said the season has begun with a mild start but they expect more traffic on …

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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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Authorities on high alert for Spring Break

Special to the PRESS The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will increase DWI patrols from March 8-17, one of the most active Spring Break periods in Texas. DPS troopers will focus DWI patrols in high-risk locations at times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent. The enhanced patrols that target intoxicated drivers are funded through …

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Smooth shaves offered to Spring Breakers

Gillette will be hosting an event called Keep It Smooth Shaven, or KISS, for Spring Break 2013 on March 12 and 13. The events, slated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Padre South Hotel on 1500 Gulf Blvd, will consist of a tent in which Spring Breakers can get a free shave using the …

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Randy Rogers Band on tap at ‘Spring Break on the Beach’

The Randy Rogers Band takes the stage over 220 dates a year, playing to sold-out crowds night after night, and they’ll do it again Thursday, March 14 at the South Padre Island Convention Centre Outdoor Amphitheater. The amphitheater is located at 7355 Padre Blvd. at South Padre Island. Scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., the …

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Area preparing for Spring Break

By CRAIG ALANIZ Reporter/Photographer press@portisabelsouthpadre.com  Officials for the City of South Padre Island met at city hall to present their measures for the Spring Break season last Thursday. The season is expected to last from Friday, March 1 until the end of Holy Week, which is March 31. Last year’s sales tax totals for this …

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Lil Flip to play Padre Sunset Club

South Padre Parade Hip Hop artist Lil Flip will appear at Padre Sunset Club on Sunday, March 3. Promising to be the kick-off event for Spring Break 2013, Lil Flip’s Sunday Night B-Day Bash will also feature $10,000 in free giveaways and feature the sexy and talented DJ Tay Rie. Born Wesley Eric Weston, Jr., …

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