Category Archive: South Padre Parade

Nov 10 2017

Writer’s Block: Thank You For Your Service

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I’d seen Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize winning photo of U.S. Marines raising a flag atop Mount Suribachi on Iwo Jima before. I’d learned about the Pacific Theater of World War II in school, along with the European Theater. I’d also seen the grainy black and white footage of …

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Nov 10 2017

Rio History: Treasure Hunter’s Tip

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS If you are searching for Civil War artifacts, the north end of Boca Chica Beach is where you will want to take your metal detector. Stand at the jetties in Isla Blanca Park, now, gaze directly south and a little to the west. About 100 yards due west of …

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Nov 03 2017

Writer’s Block: Earned History

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It was a grounder that skipped and hopped with a jittery urgency between first and second base — closer to first than not. First baseman Yuli Gurriel had his left foot planted firmly on the bag as Jose Altuve, playing close in right field, scooped up the ball …

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Nov 03 2017

Rio History: Picking a Site

Treasure hunting tips By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Lesson number one: Wherever people gather to play, pay or pray, there will be treasure. One of my favorite spots is the stretch of beach near the jetties in Isla Blanca Park. Most weekends, and almost every day during the summer, this beach is crowded with …

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Oct 27 2017

Writer’s Block: Recharging the Batteries

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Recently, a friend wrote about the importance of communing with nature. It’s important, he said, going so far as to describe it as vital to our well-being. I’d have to say that I wholeheartedly agree with him. Thanks to some mild cold fronts we’ve had quite a few …

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Oct 27 2017

Rio History: Another Tale of the Bottle

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS “Mister Hathcock,” the email started, “I am writing to you, in the hopes you may be able to tell me something about a bottle we found, while walking along the beach on South Padre Island last summer. It is amber colored with an embossed message that reads as follows: …

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Oct 13 2017

Writer’s Block: Sweater Weather

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s here! The first cold front of the season is here! I was simultaneously excited to go outside to feel the cool air, and reticent to get out of bed since cold days are the best days for snuggling beneath the blankets with a good book. And the …

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Oct 06 2017

Writer’s Block: The Small Moments

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The air was fresh with just a hint of humidity as I walked out the door Monday morning. It had been raining overnight and into the early morning hours, so the start of the day had a scrubbed clean feeling to it. With the sun continuing its upward …

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Oct 06 2017

Rio History: Chump Change

A Coin Collector’s Dream By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Sorting through the coins that slid across the counter at my (now closed) Padre Island Trading Company, was always one of the highlights of my day. One night I was counting the change in our tip jar and was surprised to find an “elongated” penny …

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Sep 29 2017

Writer’s Block: Mark Your Calendars

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, it’s not Christmastime. We’re still quite a bit of a ways from that, but it’s the next best thing. Now that fall is in full swing, our event calendar is quickly filling up with fun and fabulous things to …

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