Category: Editor’s Column

Writer’s Block: Lawns as a Metaphor for Life

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A few months ago, my dad bought a small, rectangular foam pad. I asked him what it was for and he said it was for his knees. “Have you seen the grass?” he asked before I could say anything further. Outside, in the front yard, the tiniest spears …

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Writer’s Block: Enjoying the Fresh Air

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. And with the solstice still being a couple of weeks away, the interval of available sunshine between sunrise and sunset is still growing longer by a few minutes every day. That’s good news for me because it means …

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Writer’s Block: Hello, Summer!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I can’t believe it’s already summer, but here we are. This year has just flown by and already we’re about halfway done. Everywhere you look, you’ll see signs of summer: the days are sunny and hot, the traffic is heavy and slow-moving, and the beaches are crowded with …

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Writer’s Block: Summer Safety Tips, Pt. 2

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Last week, with the temperatures on a steady incline, I decided to share some safety tips for dealing with the humid South Texas heat and avoiding heat stroke. Of course, limited page space means I couldn’t mention every single warning sign or symptom of heat exhaustion and heat …

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Writer’s Block: Summer Safety Tips

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’ve been outside at all this week then surely you’ve noticed it’s been hot. Very hot. It’s been downright uncomfortable, and with Memorial Day coming up soon, it seems Mother Nature wants to get a head start on the summer weather. And so that means it’s time …

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Writer’s Block: Happy Mother’s Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s hard to believe that this Sunday is Mother’s Day. This year has flown by so fast that May — and Mother’s Day with it — almost snuck up on me. But, here we are and, once again, I am struggling to put into words just how I …

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Writer’s Block: The Good Side of Facebook

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’ve been paying attention to the news the last few months, then chances are you might have seen some of the bad press our most ubiquitous social media company has been receiving lately. I’m talking about Facebook — that behemoth of a technological marvel that serves as …

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Writer’s Block: Memories of Earth Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This weekend will mark the 48th Earth Day — an annual day to reflect on environmental consciousness and stewardship. It all started with a single person, Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who was spurred to action after seeing the detrimental effects of an oil spill. According to the Earth …

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Writer’s Block: Our Pets, Our Family

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Wednesday was National Pet Day. As such, you may have seen an uptick in pet pictures while scrolling through your social media feeds this week. I know I did. Sure, it seems like just about every day is National Something Day, or International Something Day. There are days …

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Writer’s Block: The Struggle is Green

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Now that we’re well and truly into spring our customary strong April winds and unpredictably rainy/sunny weather have arrived, as well. But, along with the knock-you-over gusts of winds, blistering sunshine, sideways rain and other things we usually experience this time of year, there’s something else that has …

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