Category: Editor’s Column

Writer’s Block: Easter Traditions

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There’s a ceramic coffee mug filled with silk flowers that sits atop an end table in my parents’ living room this time of year. It’s shaped to look like a rabbit with its floppy ears curving outward to form handles. Its almost doleful eyes look upward, while its …

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Writer’s Block: Grace Under Pressure

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s almost over. Spring Break 2015 has come, and now it’s just about gone. It’s brought with it thousands of coeds, days of grey skies and rain interspersed with a few rays of sun, relentless traffic and the seemingly ever-present sound of sirens. It’s the biggest party of …

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Writer’s Block: Rejoice, for Spring has Arrived!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spring begins March 20, but Mother Nature has already gotten quite a bit of a head start on those famous showers which promise May flowers. Though I know it’s not true, with the thick grey clouds overhead casting gloomy shadows and cars still splashing through puddles on the …

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Writer’s Block: Let Your Hair Down

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Right about now a certain song by Cake starts running through my head. It’s called, appropriately, “Long Line of Cars,” and the first few stanzas say the following: “There’s a long line of cars And they’re trying to get through There’s no single explanation There’s no central destination …

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Writer’s Block: It’s for the birds

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The weather doesn’t seem able to make up its mind lately. Some days are dreary and cold — the air saturated with a fine, chill mist that caresses exposed skin like the lingering grip of a bad memory. Yet other days are sunny and bright — warm with …

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Writer’s Block: Once in a Lifetime

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 19, 2015 I often tell people that this job is perfectly suited to the type of person I am. I’m a naturally curious person and can find interest in almost any subject matter, from politics to sports, from science and technology to entertainment. Being a journalist affords …

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Writer’s Block: Six More Weeks

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com February 5, 2015 Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this week. And right on cue, the sunny skies we saw over the weekend dimmed into memory as dull gray clouds scuttled overhead, ushered in by a chill breeze. If the plump, yet shy rodent is to be believed, we’ve …

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Editor’s Note: Football is Football

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 29, 2015   Sunday marks the end of a season for many folks in the Valley. With much fanfare, food, friends and family, folks will gather around their TV screens as the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots square off against each other in the NFL’s …

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Editor’s Note: When the Fish Don’t Bite

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 22, 2015 One of my uncles has a not-so-secret fishing spot where he regularly catches reds, drum, and other fish. He likes to set up camp on one of the public piers out at Port Mansfield. Like Norm from the TV show Cheers, everyone who regularly fishes …

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Editor’s Note: Ponies on the Beach

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com January 15, 2015 I may not look it, but I consider myself something of a car enthusiast. I love vintage Ford Mustangs in particular. And I can remember exactly when I fell in love with the original pony car, too. I was a kid and it was a …

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