Category: Opinion & Advice

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Techno-Logic: Novation UltraNova Review

Techno-Logic

By 8-Bit Jay Special to the Parade Oscillators The UltraNova has three oscillators, two ring modulators and a noise generator. The oscillators each have 14 analog waveforms, 20 digital waveforms and 36 wavetables with nine waveforms each. Oscillators can quickly be fattened with the Density control. Density stacks multiple copies of the same oscillator without …

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Outdoor Living Gator: It’s just a really big lizard

By JIM FOSTER Special to the PRESS 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 …

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Techno-Logic: His Legacy – Remembering Steve Jobs

Techno-Logic

By 8-Bit Jay Special to the Parade “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to …

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Kayaking 101: Rodbenders LLM Kayak Fishing Guide Service… Manny Torres

Kayaking 101

By TONY CROUCH Special to the Parade This week’s article is about a fellow kayaker, one great fisherman and a really good friend. Manny Torres has only been kayak fishing for three years now, but he instantly fell in love with the sport. He has managed to become one of the few Kayak fishing guides …

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Great Outdoors: Let’s go camping and fishing

Great Outdoors

By JIM FOSTER Special to the Parade How many times have you said, “This summer we will do some camping”? Well, it’s October, and you say the camping gear is still in the garage? The heat and dry weather may be an excuse; however, fall is here and the temperatures are falling, so let’s dust …

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Nature Niche: Face to Face with Dolphins

Nature Niche

A dolphin face is a face we all love. But out on the Laguna Madre Bay, a dolphin face is not seen as often as the dorsal fin of the dolphin. My favorite request to our dolphins out there is to show me their face, and sometimes they oblige. What a beautiful face, indeed. How …

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