Category Archive: South Padre Parade

Aug 18 2017

Writer’s Block: Clear the Shelter

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Being an animal lover can be a dangerous thing. How so? Well, being an animal lover makes it incredibly difficult to take a trip down to the local animal shelter to work on a story about all the cute cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. It makes it difficult …

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Aug 18 2017

Rio History: Making Sparks

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The ability to make fire by rubbing two sticks together was arguably the single greatest accomplishment made by our forefathers. The principle is simple; one wooden stick, called the drill or saw, was twisted or rubbed against another, known as the hearth. If done properly, enough heat is created …

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Aug 11 2017

Writer’s Block: Winding Down

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I love the summertime. I love the long days filled with warm sunshine and the hum of cicadas so loud they can clearly be heard indoors, even with a television or stereo turned loud. Throughout winter and spring, I eagerly await the arrival of summer. I yearn for …

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Aug 11 2017

Rio History: The Cut

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS In March of 1950 the Willacy County Navigation District sued to have the 1,760 acres of land immediately surrounding the port facilities of “Red Fish Landing” condemned. In a court ordered settlement, the District paid the American Legion $3 an acre for the land it owned. The small fishing …

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Aug 04 2017

Writer’s Block: Cat-iversary

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It wasn’t my first trip there, but somehow I knew this time would be different. There are paw prints leading up to the door, painted on the asphalt with the same shade of safety yellow used to mark the outlines of the parking spaces. Big paw prints. Larger …

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Aug 04 2017

Rio History: Rules of the Hunt

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Hello Steve, I have been enjoying the stories on your website and had a question. I grew up in San Benito but now live in Fort Worth. I have recently started the hobby of metal detecting and have found some old relics but never old coins. Not yet at …

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Jul 31 2017

Writer’s Block: Time for TIFT

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Almost eight decades. That’s how long the Texas International Fishing Tournament, or TIFT, has been around. Seventy-eight years. That’s a long time and it marks TIFT as one of the most long-lived traditions in the Rio Grande Valley. If TIFT were a person, it would likely have kids, …

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Jul 31 2017

Rio History: The Devil’s Elbow of Padre Island

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The Loop Current flows through the straits of the Yucatan into the Gulf of Mexico and then splits. The main current loops southeastward flowing through the Florida Keys (where it is called the Florida Current), and then into the Atlantic. Another, lesser current, called a “Loop Current Eddy,” which …

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Jul 21 2017

Writer’s Block: Memory Lane

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Time is a funny thing. It’s known as the fourth dimension. The first three length, width and height, can be mathematically represented by a three-dimensional graph with an X, Y and Z axis. We can move forward or backwards, side to side, or up and down each of …

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Jul 21 2017

Rio History: There’s a New Marshall in Town

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Ronalyn Adams could disarm just about any criminal with her looks,” reporter Mack Sisk wrote in a 1973 article “She is pretty and she is pretty tough.” “I’m just a mean redhead,” the 5-foot-7, 132-pound Mrs. Adams said, “and I’ve always wanted to be a cop.” Ronalyn Adams’ dream …

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