Category: Opinion & Advice

Letter to the Editor for August 16, 2018

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, As the owner of South Texas Covert Security Investigations Company in Brownsville, I can’t begin to express how much of a blessing it will be to have the LNG industry in our south Texas community. In particular Rio Grande LNG who will be the largest project and will be …

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Writer’s Block: Cleared Shelter, Full Heart, Can’t Lose

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Each day, when I get home from work, I walk up the path to my front door. I jiggle the key in the lock, push open the door and am greeted by a friendly face. Sitting a few paces from the reach of the arc of the swinging …

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Rio History: From El Fronton to the Island

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Long before Padre Nicolas Ballí began running cattle on the Island this entire area was a favored destination for wealthy ranchers and their families. At first, the little town that stood on the bay was called El Fronton. Some say it got that name from a sheer cliff that …

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Letter to the Editor for Aug. 9, 2018

Special to the PRESS To The Editor, This letter is in response to a previous letter regarding Laguna Vista’s Independence Day celebration. I’m sure we all agree that July 4 is officially the United States of America’s Independence Day, but just like many families, sometimes we choose to have a birthday party on another day …

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Writer’s Block: Late Summer, Sweet Summer

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It seems the Saharan dust is well and truly gone from our skies now. Thankfully! No more blinding white midday skies, no more haze choking lungs and blotting out the horizon. And, as if to cap off the end to that dusty mess, we even had a nice, …

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Rio History: Metal Detecting Tips

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Generally speaking, most gold jewelry is lost by people wading in the surf. During the summer, the waves are very gentle and the wind conditions actually add a couple of feet of beach in many areas. It’s not uncommon to see several people wandering the surf, intently eyeing the …

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Writer’s Block: TIFT Time Once Again

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There are the big holidays, like Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s and Fourth of July, that everyone celebrates. And there are smaller, “bank” holidays like Presidents Day or Labor Day, where, if you’re lucky, you get the day off work or a 3-day weekend. And then there are holidays …

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Rio History: The Lost Camp on Brazos Island

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS A few years ago, I received a packet of photos and old periodicals from a Jim Jennings of Balboa Island California. Jim had lived in Point (Port) Isabel in the early 1930s. His Dad, Jim Jennings Senior had been the engineer in charge of building the Brownsville Ship Channel. …

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Letter to the Editor for July 26, 2018

Special to the PRESS Editor, We support the proposed Rio Grande LNG project because people in the Rio Grande Valley need the good-paying jobs that this proposed project will bring. An economic study by the Perryman Group shows that the project would bring thousands of jobs during construction and add a few hundred permanent jobs …

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Writer’s Block: Dog Days of Summer

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’ve been outside during the daytime at all this past week, then you’ll have realized we are well and truly into the dog days of summer. There’s only one word one can use to describe the weather: hot. Actually, I can think of a few others: sweltering, …

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