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Winter Texans’ visits support PI’s tourism-based economy

BY SASHA HELLER Managing Editor editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Every year, thousands of Winter Texans flock to the Rio Grande Valley to take advantage of the area’s sub-tropical climate, lush environment and various amenities. During their stay, which can sometimes last up to six months, Winter Texans frequent the local retailers, restaurants and outdoor activities. To read the …

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Dozens brave harsh elements, clean up beach

BY CHIEF MICHAEL JOHNSON Special to the PRESS Picture this: 37 degrees, rain that The Weather Channel is calling “snow” and sustained 25 mph wind. These were the conditions that that 39 dedicated volunteers had to weather during the ADOPT-a-BEACH cleanup at Edwin Atwood Park on Friday. To read the rest of this story, please …

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Winter Texan thanks First Responders who saved him

BY PAMELA CODY Special to the PRESS His voice still raspy from the ventilator tube, Frank Keenan of Syracuse, N.Y. recalled the circumstances of his automobile accident last December. “I’d had a really bad reaction to a flu shot and was on my way to the pharmacist to see about getting something to counteract the …

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Wildlife Expo set for Feb. 9

Special to the Parade The 19th Annual Winter Outdoor and Wildlife Expo will be held Saturday, February 9, at the South Padre Island Convention Center. In 2013, organizers are making significant changes to the expo in hopes of reaching out to families and children. From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., about 25 seminars will be …

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Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo coming Feb. 9

Special to the Parade The Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo, sponsored by St. Andrew’s by the Sea Episcopal Church, is scheduled on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. Doors open at 8 a.m. with opening presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. Jonathon Wood’s Live Raptor Show feature will be followed by a day …

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