Category: Opinion & Advice

Now thawed, the time to fertilize and plant is now

Robert Lewis Special to the PRESS Now that we are in the final week of March, we are all over the “shock” of the devastating freeze that affected all plants throughout the entire state of Texas. After five weeks of recovery, I am seeing many plants showing signs of life: mainly from the bottom half …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2021/03/26/now-thawed-the-time-to-fertilize-and-plant-is-now/

Gardening: Let the survivors revive

By Robert Lewis Special to the PRESS It’s been a month since the February 2021 freeze ended after nearly a full week of relentless cold winds of an arctic blast that made life miserable for the entire state of Texas and left our beautiful Rio Grande Valley tropical landscapes brown and dying.   A lot has …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2021/03/20/gardening-let-the-survivors-revive/

Tips for post-freeze lawn revival

By Robert Lewis Special to the PRESS What a beautiful Saturday: warm sunshine and a steady cool breeze and lots of emerging green leaves accented by the clear blue sky.   You know I mention the “spring energy” often in these articles, but I love it when you can walk outside one morning and you can …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2021/03/12/tips-for-post-freeze-lawn-revival/

With spring approaching, beware the “take-all”

By R. Lewis Special to the PRESS During the December-January time period there is not usually a lot going on gardening-wise, as our winter season clicks by week by week.  So, I have taken the slower period of time to discuss some topics that I felt needed to be covered more in-depth and will start …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2021/01/21/with-spring-approaching-beware-the-take-all/

Op-ed: Fishing is Great Year Round!

By Danno Wise Special to the PRESS The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has challenged the traditional norms of society throughout the United States. With restrictions such as social distancing becoming our new normal, anglers know there is no better way to social distance than to spend time on the water. Throughout this trying time, fishing and …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2020/10/02/fishing-is-great-year-round/

Perfect planting season is upon us

R. Lewis J&R Landscaping Special to the Parade October is one of my favorite gardening months of the year.   The “To-Do” list of gardening activities for October is a long list of fun things to do outside in the garden, and the weather is a little more comfortable as well. September rains have helped our …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2020/10/01/perfect-planting-season-is-upon-us/

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2020/07/24/opinion-at-the-mercy-of-waves/

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2020/05/13/opinion-an-aspiring-counselor-and-surviving-human-of-covid-19/

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 …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2020/04/27/op-ed-how-to-get-bjj-mma-open-again/

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, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2020/04/13/letter-from-the-editor-for-what-its-worth/