Category Archive: Opinion & Advice

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 15 2017

Rio History: Treasure Hunting Tips

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Simple logic will pay big dividends if properly applied. When the United States went off the gold standard back in the 1930’s, banks were failing all over the country. Small time bank robbers, such as the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, became the heroes of the common man while bankers …

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Sep 08 2017

Letters to the Editor for Sept. 7, 2017

Special to the PRESS To the editor: One of South Padre’s own showed up at the right gas station at the right moment to make a bigger difference than she could imagine. My mother asked me to share her story with you. On Friday morning, my father, weary from a week of hard labor on …

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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 08 2017

Rio History: What’s This

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Dave, a local treasure hunter, found an old wooden box while hunting behind the dunes near the Cameron-Willacy County a few years back. The box was so decrepit that it literally fell apart as he dug it out of the sand. But amazingly, the old square nails that had …

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Sep 01 2017

A father’s struggle as his boy goes to college

By David Boughter Special to the PRESS As this summer comes to an end my wife and I are anticipating our son Clay leaving for UT-Austin. Tears have been shed by his mother and me around here constantly — at everything from home improvement show sob stories, to watching the scene from the end of …

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Sep 01 2017

Letter to the Editor for August 31, 2017

Special to the PRESS Editor, Liquefied natural gas will bring job diversity and investment to the RGV. It is an exciting time to be living in the Rio Grande Valley. Our tremendous economic growth and resources will bring life-changing opportunities to our region. This is great news for the Valley, which has a young and …

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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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Sep 01 2017

Rio History: Bagdad on the Rio Grande

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The small Mexican town of Bagdad, located across the border at the mouth of the Rio Grande, would assume its place in history and sustain the Southern cause throughout the war. The Union did not desire another war with Mexico and was bound by treaties to allow shipping in …

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Aug 18 2017

Castles in the Air; These May Cost Us

By Antonio Garza Special to the PRESS It looks to be construction season in South Texas. Along this stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, 31 miles of wall may soon be going up and companies are wading through the final paperwork for building liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the Port of Brownsville. At first …

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