Category Archive: Editor’s Column

Nov 10 2017

Writer’s Block: Thank You For Your Service

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I’d seen Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo of U.S. Marines raising a flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima before. I’d learned about the Pacific Theater of World War II in school, along with the European Theater. I’d also seen the grainy black and white footage of …

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Nov 03 2017

Writer’s Block: Earned History

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It was a grounder that skipped and hopped with a jittery urgency between first and second base — closer to first than not. First baseman Yuli Gurriel had his left foot planted firmly on the bag as Jose Altuve, playing close in right field, scooped up the ball …

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Oct 27 2017

Writer’s Block: Recharging the Batteries

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Recently, a friend wrote about the importance of communing with nature. It’s important, he said, going so far as to describe it as vital to our well-being. I’d have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with him. Thanks to some mild cold fronts we’ve had quite a few …

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Oct 13 2017

Writer’s Block: Sweater Weather

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s here! The first cold front of the season is here! I was simultaneously excited to go outside to feel the cool air, and reticent to get out of bed since cold days are the best days for snuggling beneath the blankets with a good book. And the …

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Oct 06 2017

Writer’s Block: The Small Moments

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The air was fresh with just a hint of humidity as I walked out the door Monday morning. It had been raining overnight and into the early morning hours, so the start of the day had a scrubbed clean feeling to it. With the sun continuing its upward …

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Sep 29 2017

Writer’s Block: Mark Your Calendars

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmastime. We’re still quite a bit of a ways from that, but it’s the next best thing. Now that fall is in full swing, our event calendar is quickly filling up with fun and fabulous things to …

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Sep 22 2017

Writer’s Block: Fall Equinox

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I saw a meme on Facebook recently. It said it’s fall in Texas and asked the reader if they knew what that meant. It then answered the question by saying “Absolutely nothing! It’s still 90 degrees out!” Boy, is that ever true. The forecast for the rest of …

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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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