Category: Opinion & Advice

Techno-Logic: What Is Carrier IQ?

Techno-Logic

By 8-Bit Jay Special to the Parade Over the last week, news broke that carriers and manufacturers were stocking their mobile phones with software called Carrier IQ. Carrier IQ, for those who don’t know, is a piece of software designed to collect data from users. Information such as browsing data, key presses and more are …

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Great Outdoors: Trout without the salt

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade What would you say if I wrote that the Texas Parks and Wildlife was going to bring over 1000 fish to Harlingen, just for you? These are not the better known spotted seatrout but the freshwater variety of trout with the name of “rainbow.” Each year, TPWD stocks …

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Nature Niche: Thanksgiving Day on the Bay

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade This year, Thanksgiving Day was a gorgeous day. It was a day of no wind, so our Laguna Madre Bay was calm and offshore water was pouring in with a ripping incoming tide. It was a day of thanks for not only Americans, but our dolphins decided it …

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Great Outdoors: Whooping Crane Arrival 2011

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade While I stood quietly on a fence line, the three large birds paid me no attention as my camera clicked away at the approaching birds. One of the birds wore both a red and blue bands of a tracking equipped crane. These were a family of whooping cranes …

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Kayaking 101: Is This Kayak Yours?

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade I read a story online of an individual that had his kayak taken from his front yard. Now, hopefully nothing like that happens around here, but sad to say it eventually will. Well, this individual had come across a kayak just like his, he didn’t have any recognizable …

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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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