Category: Opinion & Advice

Letter to the Editor for June 14, 2018

Special to the PRESS Editor, In America’s Name This Administration violates the Constitution at the southern border by forcibly separating children from parents, not communicating where the other is and unable to contact them. Unfortunately most Americans are unaware the 5th Amendment’s “Due Process” clause applies to ALL persons on our soil. We’re also unaware …

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Writer’s Block: Lawns as a Metaphor for Life

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A few months ago, my dad bought a small, rectangular foam pad. I asked him what it was for and he said it was for his knees. “Have you seen the grass?” he asked before I could say anything further. Outside, in the front yard, the tiniest spears …

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Rio History: Getting Her Two Cents’ Worth

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Back in 2007 I bought a canvas bag full of pennies from a man who had accumulated them over the past couple of decades. He tried to exchange them for currency at his bank but was told that large amounts of coins had to be in rolls in order …

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Writer’s Block: Enjoying the Fresh Air

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year. And with the solstice still being a couple of weeks away, the interval of available sunshine between sunrise and sunset is still growing longer by a few minutes every day. That’s good news for me because it means …

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Rio History: Bagdad on the River

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 Civil war. The Union did not desire a war with Mexico and was bound by treaties to allow shipping …

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Letter to the Editor for May 31, 2018

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, The Museums of Port Isabel have an on-going project your readers may well be aware of in the effort to sell more fish for the Champion Building Fish Mural, the location of the Historical Museum in Port Isabel. There are over 200 sea creatures for sale. Less than half, …

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Writer’s Block: Hello, Summer!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I can’t believe it’s already summer, but here we are. This year has just flown by and already we’re about halfway done. Everywhere you look, you’ll see signs of summer: the days are sunny and hot, the traffic is heavy and slow-moving, and the beaches are crowded with …

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Rio History: The Indigenous People of Padre

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Much has been speculated about the indigenous people who inhabited the lands that lay between the mouth of the Rio Grande and the Nueces River 130 miles to the north. Oftentimes, the Spaniards would accuse the local populations of horrible crimes against humanity. In this way, they could justify …

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Writer’s Block: Summer Safety Tips, Pt. 2

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Last week, with the temperatures on a steady incline, I decided to share some safety tips for dealing with the humid South Texas heat and avoiding heat stroke. Of course, limited page space means I couldn’t mention every single warning sign or symptom of heat exhaustion and heat …

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Writer’s Block: Summer Safety Tips

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’ve been outside at all this week then surely you’ve noticed it’s been hot. Very hot. It’s been downright uncomfortable, and with Memorial Day coming up soon, it seems Mother Nature wants to get a head start on the summer weather. And so that means it’s time …

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