Category: Opinion & Advice

Techno-Logic: Netflix eliminates my need for cable

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade Moving is not fun. Seriously. Sure, it can be exciting, but packing tons of boxes and a bunch of other stuff that you’ve accumulated over the years is not fun. That’s my current situation. During that move, I find myself having to transfer services such as my cable …

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Kayaking 101: Paddle, and where to place it

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade As you may have seen, we are starting to see a lot more Winter Texans, and I have been answering the same question over and over again, why won’t my kayak go straight? We offered some Free Kayak Classes this week and I saw a lot of people …

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Great Outdoors: The Bird is a Gentleman

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade The Bob White quail and Texas were made for each other. Even at a young age, I read all I could find about quail hunting and famous quail hunters. In the beginning, there was a quail. Some even believe it was quail the Lord sent to the Israelites …

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Red Ryder BB gun remains a great gift

Red Ryder BB Gun ad

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade ’Tis the season. Let me take a moment to wish you a very Merry Christmas and extend my wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season with your family and friends. This is also the time of the year when the Christmas movies are seen almost daily on …

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Great Outdoors: The Spirit of Travel

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade The old Athabascan moved down the path. Weathered by age and the results of hard winters spent on the Alaska Range, he remembered caribou hunted in his youth and the miles of unspoiled land. Land that put on its white coat when the days became short. The smoke …

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Kayaking 101: Sit On Top vs. Sit Inside

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade I am getting a lot of calls from Winter Texans about tapping into some great fishing while they are down here, there seems to be a lot of interests in Kayaking, but the major questions is, “Are sit on top kayaks more stable opposed to sit insides?” With …

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Great Outdoors: State Parks Appeal For Help

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade The Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPW) today hosted 11 news conferences at different locations across the state, appealing to the public to visit state parks and make donations to help offset a revenue loss caused by heat, drought, wildfires and a resulting drop in park visitor revenue. “The …

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Nature Niche: Behind Petra’s Binoculars

Scarlet Colley

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade Our friend Petra just returned from a two-week visit to South Georgia Island. Petra is not a stranger to South Padre as she is a trip leader for the three to four offshore birding trips we have yearly. She is a birder extraordinaire. So when she was invited …

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Kayaking 101: Kayak Sailing

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade Aaauugghhhhh, the wind is blowing, the sail is up, and I’m cruising into the horizon. Oh wait, did I fail to register my kayak since I have a sail on it? Yes, the new law is that if you put a sail on your kayak you must register …

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Techno-Logic: Finding New Ways to Play

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade Earlier this week, I got together with some friends: Mike, editor of the South Padre Parade, his lovely wife Leah, and my friend Allie and her adorable daughter Phay (hey, kiddo!). We spent the evening playing Mortal Kombat 9 on the PlayStation 3. After a while, Mike, who …

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