Category Archive: Editor’s Column

Sep 15 2017

Writer’s Block: Never Forget

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s funny the things that will spur a memory that’s sat quietly in the back of our minds. Sometimes a familiar smell or sound will trigger a fond reverie of pleasant times past. Other times, the memories which spring to the surface are unpleasant ones whose sharp edges …

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Sep 08 2017

Writer’s Block: No Holds Barred

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee begins to fill the air inside a home warmly lit and cozy with seasonal knickknacks set out on practically every flat surface. The sun has gone down and with it, the heat of the day has subsided to a much more …

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Sep 01 2017

Writer’s Block: Texas Proud

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s been a tough week for a lot of Texans. With Hurricane Harvey making its slow approach towards the Texas coast last week, we here in the Laguna Madre began making our storm preparations. So, too, did our brothers and sisters to the north. It wasn’t a very …

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Aug 18 2017

Writer’s Block: Clear the Shelter

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Being an animal lover can be a dangerous thing. How so? Well, being an animal lover makes it incredibly difficult to take a trip down to the local animal shelter to work on a story about all the cute cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. It makes it difficult …

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Aug 11 2017

Writer’s Block: Winding Down

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I love the summertime. I love the long days filled with warm sunshine and the hum of cicadas so loud they can clearly be heard indoors, even with a television or stereo turned loud. Throughout winter and spring, I eagerly await the arrival of summer. I yearn for …

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Aug 04 2017

Writer’s Block: Cat-iversary

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It wasn’t my first trip there, but somehow I knew this time would be different. There are paw prints leading up to the door, painted on the asphalt with the same shade of safety yellow used to mark the outlines of the parking spaces. Big paw prints. Larger …

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Jul 31 2017

Writer’s Block: Time for TIFT

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Almost eight decades. That’s how long the Texas International Fishing Tournament, or TIFT, has been around. Seventy-eight years. That’s a long time and it marks TIFT as one of the most long-lived traditions in the Rio Grande Valley. If TIFT were a person, it would likely have kids, …

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Jul 21 2017

Writer’s Block: Memory Lane

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Time is a funny thing. It’s known as the fourth dimension. The first three length, width and height, can be mathematically represented by a three-dimensional graph with an X, Y and Z axis. We can move forward or backwards, side to side, or up and down each of …

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Jul 14 2017

Writer’s Block: Chance of Showers

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A small rumble of thunder sounded overhead Tuesday evening. So gentle was the sound that at first I couldn’t tell if I’d heard thunder or my neighbor moving something next door. I turned on the light outside and cracked open my front door while Stephen Colbert’s image glowed …

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Jul 07 2017

Writer’s Block: Fire Up the Grill

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Barbecue. Is there anything more quintessentially Texan than firing up a grill and slowly smoking various kinds and cuts of meat to savory, juicy perfection? I think not. We are known for our briskets and fajitas and chickens and sausages. We are known for our secret barbecue sauce …

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