Category: Opinion & Advice

Opinion: At the mercy of waves

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There is an obvious relationship between Cameron County’s COVID-19 cases and Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño’s tone at his press conferences: as the wave rises, so, too, does the urgency of the captain’s voice of this ship we’re all aboard, looking down as the crest refuses to roll back, hoping for …

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Opinion: An Aspiring Counselor and Surviving Human of COVID-19

By Havannah Cascos Our everyday lives were cast into the void of uncertainty. Conceivably, it is an advantageous moment to reflect on our lives and comportment as individuals, our role within our family system, who we are within organizations, and as members of society. Individuals of all ages may be feeling increasing levels of stress …

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Op-ed: How to get BJJ/MMA open again

By Joseph Cantu Special to the PRESS As we start to see public restrictions being lifted and adjusted to get the economy going again industry leaders from hair salons to hotels are volunteering and being asked by civic leaders to share their best business practices regarding customer safety and confidence during this unprecedented time. Across …

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Letter from the editor: For What It’s Worth

By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com We’re wandering in a well-lit room. We being any of us taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously. In that well-lit room, there’s an elephant we can see clearly, the gravity of the contemporary world’s first global cataclysm, screaming as we go from the rooms’ four corners: shopping at H-E-B in ill-fitting masks, …

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Editorial: Cameron County consolidates carelessly

    By Gaige Davila editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The Port Isabel-South Padre Press and our sister publication, the San Benito News, have been reporting the COVID-19 pandemic as it spreads throughout the Rio Grande Valley, namely on the precautions Cameron County, San Benito, Laguna Vista, Port Isabel and South Padre Island have taken. Both newsrooms are dependent …

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Letter to the Editor: 1-30-2020

To The Editor, After reading the letter to the editor that Council Member Nadine Smith recently wrote, one is led to believe that all the City Council does is attend meetings and take action on agenda items. Having served as a Council Member myself, I understand first hand that there is more that is involved. …

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A conversation using Trump’s “How to win an argument with your liberal relatives”

By ROB AVILA Special to the PRESS On Christmas Eve, President Trump’s campaign surprised us with a gift no one asked for, the “win an argument with your liberal relatives” website, snowflakevictory.com. The website offers plenty for those whose New Year’s resolution is to spend more time DESTROYING loved ones with Trump loyal talking points, …

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Poems by Katja Carpenter

By Katja Carpenter   House Blend Somehow I found myself going only to the gas station he worked at I took the bus just to get there. I remember walking through those old glass doors just to meet eyes with his mossy green corneas, the butterflies in my stomach were multiplying and migrating. I graze …

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Mindful Holiday Magic

By Laura Lyles Reagan Special to the PRESS The holidays are here! You’ve planned and prepared. But too often the holidays can be a hectic, chaotic swirl of shopping, entertaining, and traveling. Kids may be looking forward to doing absolutely nothing during the holidays. They may be a little burned out from the structure and regiment …

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My modern American view, is that you should not worry about fake news

By ROBERT AVILA Special to the NEWS I’m a lefty liberal arts major rightly conservative in my concern about the cool illusion of collusion between the media we consume and our confusion of what is right and what will be left of us when the word “fake news” is abused until we lose any sense …

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