Category: Opinion & Advice

Kayaking 101: Mirage Drive…

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade Hello to all, hope everyone had a great Halloween. I, for one, think I ate more candy than I gave out. Now, as far as Kayaking is concerned, the winds have been rough lately, and I know that most of the people out there don’t like to paddle …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/11/03/kayaking-101-mirage-drive/

Techno-Logic: A Look At the Game Industry

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade Hey everyone! Hope you had an excellent Halloween! Next is Thanksgiving! Man, time flies. Last week I wrote about the season of threes. We have a handful of major games releasing: Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3. Those are just the threes …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/11/03/techno-logic-a-look-at-the-game-industry/

Outdoor living: The stamp you can’t mail

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS It was only a short time ago when I was amongst a spread of full-bodied decoys watching a flight of the large variety Canada geese set their wings and begin floating into my spread. As I lay in my ground blind watching, the large birds flared, acquired altitude …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/27/outdoor-living-the-stamp-you-cant-mail/

Kayaking 101: Kayak Spotlight: Hobie Revolution 11

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade To start, I’ve been on a bunch of different kayaks, so to have one really impress me is not an everyday thing, but the newest addition to the Hobie family is the Hobie Revolution 11, and this thing knocked my socks off, stable yet fast, length is 11’6”, …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/27/kayaking-101-kayak-spotlight-hobie-revolution-11/

Nature Niche: How Do Dolphins Endure Red Tide?

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade With this red tide we are having, I am getting many inquiries about how our dolphins are handling it for so long. We first saw this red tide up the shipping channel weeks ago, and now it is spreading like a wildfire to the south of us in …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/27/nature-niche-how-do-dolphins-endure-red-tide/

Techno-Logic: Season of 3’s – Gears of War, Battlefield, Modern Warfare and Uncharted

Techno-Logic

By 8-BIT JAY Special to the Parade Over the second half of the year, four major games are getting sequel releases. All four of them are also part three in their respective series: Gears of War 3, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3 and Uncharted 3. Each of these games deserve mention, and each of these …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/27/techno-logic-season-of-3s-gears-of-war-battlefield-modern-warfare-and-uncharted/

Editor’s Letter: Get some sand in your shoes!

Michael Rodriguez

By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ South Padre Parade paradeeditor@portisabelsouthpadre.com When I was a kid, I hated getting sand in my shoes, down my shirt, in my hair… you name the place and it got there. It was just one of those things, ya know? Some kids hate meat loaf, and some love it. Some adore the beach …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/21/editors-letter-get-some-sand-in-your-shoes/

Nature Niche: The Island’s Own Dolphin Tale

Nature Niche

By SCARLET COLLEY Special to the Parade South Padre Island has its own Dolphin Tale. This tale begins with a dolphin we named Cookie. We saw her early on in our years of becoming part of the Laguna Madre dolphin tribe. It was when they realized they had found a dolphin of the land that …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/20/nature-niche-the-islands-own-dolphin-tale/

Great Outdoors: It’s Just A Really Big Lizard

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade It has not been that long ago when it was difficult to find a pond or lake holding water in most of our area. The drought had a grip on South Texas and other parts of the country. Today, the story is a bit different with many places …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/20/the-great-outdoors-its-just-a-really-big-lizard/

Kayaking 101: To Tandem, Or Not To Tandem?

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade Tandem kayaks are great for those couples who want to get out together and experience something new, they are also very nice for those buddies who want to head out and hit that fishing spot together, but in the not so perfect world we live in, some couples …

Continue reading

Permanent link to this article: https://www.portisabelsouthpadre.com/2011/10/20/kayaking-101-to-tandem-or-not-to-tandem/