Category: Opinion & Advice

Great Outdoors: The High Points of Travel

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade For anyone who hunts and fishes across the state or travels to other states and climates, just getting there can be an adventure all its own. Recently after sitting behind the wheel for the better part of the day I found myself looking for a place to stop …

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Kayaking 101: Robalo Guide Service

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade Hello to all, ready for some great info. Well, today we are going to talk a little about another great guide service here in the Rio Grande Valley, Robalo Guide service are the people to call for great fishing adventures. Captain Felipe Diaz takes tours out in the …

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Great Outdoors: Prime Time Whitetail

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade It was full light as the two hunters eased into the small clearing. Before the morning was over, one of these hunters would either be convinced the other was completely off his rocker or have a trophy whitetail buck. The tripod stand was set up quickly and the …

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Nature Niche: Dolphin Side of the Moon

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade Sometimes wishes do come true. This is a photo that I truly wished for long ago in my early days on the bay. I was still using film. There was a full moon in the evening sky, and our dolphins were playing around. I knew that the light …

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Kayaking 101: This the season to be… sick

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade First, I want to say that I hope none of you out there get that ugly flu or cold bug, but for those who have, I hope its mild and you get over it right away. I currently have been sick the past couple of days and want …

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Techno-Logic: Kindle Fire closest to being iPad killer

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade The tablet market is heating up with new devices like Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble’s Nook Tablet. Both are sub-$300 tablets and take aim at a market controlled almost entirely by the iPad, Apple’s popular tablet device. At a glance, both tablets may seem underpowered compared …

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The Great Outdoors: Water off a duck’s back

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade My article last week was about the Federal Waterfowl Stamp and how it helps fund many of this country’s wetlands conservation efforts. I would surmise that wetlands should be wet – as in water. However, this year there have been wide variations of wet and dry areas. This …

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Nature Niche: Sea Urchin’s Pearly Whites

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade Some of you may look at this photo and know right away what it is, and some of you may wonder what is that a mouth of? Look at those pearly whites. There are only five of them but they are strong and they are very white. It …

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Techno-Logic: Do you play iPhone games?

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade A long time ago, back in 2008, I remember hearing that Apple wanted to turn the iPhone into a gaming platform. At the time, the only cell phone that had even attempted such a thing was the Nokia N-Gage, which never quite took off. We had some reason …

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Nature Niche: Finding the Elusive Redknot

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade We do a lot of birding on the Laguna Madre. We bird almost every day. We know birds individually and we see new ones all the time. This time of year we get to see and meet so many species that just use this area as a stopover. …

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