Category Archive: Opinion & Advice

Nov 10 2017

Letters to the Editor for Nov. 9, 2017

Special to the PRESS Editor, It’s no secret that Port Isabel has had its fair share of turmoil in recent years, but it’s a relief to see our city finally moving forward. As reported in this paper, the city has been working to upgrade its finances, its infrastructure and its government. Citizen committees were formed …

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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 10 2017

Rio History: Treasure Hunter’s Tip

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS If you are searching for Civil War artifacts, the north end of Boca Chica Beach is where you will want to take your metal detector. Stand at the jetties in Isla Blanca Park, now, gaze directly south and a little to the west. About 100 yards due west of …

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Nov 03 2017

Letter to the Editor for Nov. 2, 2017

Special to the PRESS Editor, Cameron County Commissioners recently voted to approve short-term tax abatement agreements with Rio Grande LNG that will help bring great benefits to our Rio Grande Valley (RGV). I and many other residents agree with this bold move by our County Commissioners. For many years the RGV has been losing residents …

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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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Nov 03 2017

Rio History: Picking a Site

Treasure hunting tips By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Lesson number one: Wherever people gather to play, pay or pray, there will be treasure. One of my favorite spots is the stretch of beach near the jetties in Isla Blanca Park. Most weekends, and almost every day during the summer, this beach is crowded with …

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Oct 27 2017

Letters to the Editor for Oct. 26, 2017

Special to the PRESS Letter to the Editor and Laguna Madre area residents, Residents of the area, please vote NO on the Laguna Madre Water District $16 million bond issue in November. If fully authorized, the bond issue could more than double the tax rate of the water district and residents would then be paying …

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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 27 2017

Rio History: Another Tale of the Bottle

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS “Mister Hathcock,” the email started, “I am writing to you, in the hopes you may be able to tell me something about a bottle we found, while walking along the beach on South Padre Island last summer. It is amber colored with an embossed message that reads as follows: …

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Oct 13 2017

Letter to the Editor for Oct. 12, 2017

Special to the PRESS Editor: Having grown up in this region, I’ve seen and done a lot. After graduating from Brownsville High School in 1959, I began working for $1 an hour at Brownsville Shrimp Exchange. I saw the shrimpers were making more money than I was, so I went shrimping as a Header, then …

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