Category Archive: Opinion & Advice

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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Aug 18 2017

A healthy, clean, green economy for the RGV, not LNG

By Joyce Hamilton, Kate McSwain and Jodi Goodwin Action South Texas Special to the PRESS If their permits are granted, three companies — Next Decade LLC (trading as Rio Grande LNG), Annova LNG and Texas LNG — will build massive LNG (liquefied natural gas) liquefaction and export facilities at the Brownsville Ship Channel, adjacent to …

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Aug 18 2017

From the Desk of the City Manager

Laguna Vista and Point Isabel ISD “Back to School” Run and Walk Special to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista is partnering with the Point Isabel ISD on a “Back to School” Run and Walk scheduled for Saturday, August 19 at 7am at Roloff Park in Laguna Vista. This is a free event.  It’s …

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Aug 18 2017

Writer’s Block: Clear the Shelter

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Being an animal lover can be a dangerous thing. How so? Well, being an animal lover makes it incredibly difficult to take a trip down to the local animal shelter to work on a story about all the cute cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. It makes it difficult …

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Aug 18 2017

Rio History: Making Sparks

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The ability to make fire by rubbing two sticks together was arguably the single greatest accomplishment made by our forefathers. The principle is simple; one wooden stick, called the drill or saw, was twisted or rubbed against another, known as the hearth. If done properly, enough heat is created …

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Aug 11 2017

Writer’s Block: Winding Down

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I love the summertime. I love the long days filled with warm sunshine and the hum of cicadas so loud they can clearly be heard indoors, even with a television or stereo turned loud. Throughout winter and spring, I eagerly await the arrival of summer. I yearn for …

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Aug 11 2017

Rio History: The Cut

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS In March of 1950 the Willacy County Navigation District sued to have the 1,760 acres of land immediately surrounding the port facilities of “Red Fish Landing” condemned. In a court ordered settlement, the District paid the American Legion $3 an acre for the land it owned. The small fishing …

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Aug 04 2017

From the Desk of the City Manager

Special to the PRESS Cities, of all sizes, are coming together to work together. A meeting was held this past Thursday to discuss the special session. It was a very productive one. Cities from larger and smaller cities were in attendance. We are all concerned with what is taking place in Austin. We all recognize …

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Aug 04 2017

Letter to the Editor for Aug. 3, 2017

Special to the PRESS To the Editor, I would to make the following points clear, in regards to the Town of Laguna Vista / LVRA Marina lease dispute. All of the Bayfront property, next to Roloff Park, is owned by the town. The LVRA is indirectly subsidized by Laguna Vista taxpayers since it pays NO …

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Aug 04 2017

Writer’s Block: Cat-iversary

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It wasn’t my first trip there, but somehow I knew this time would be different. There are paw prints leading up to the door, painted on the asphalt with the same shade of safety yellow used to mark the outlines of the parking spaces. Big paw prints. Larger …

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