Category Archive: South Padre Parade

May 18 2018

Writer’s Block: Summer Safety Tips

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’ve been outside at all this week then surely you’ve noticed it’s been hot. Very hot. It’s been downright uncomfortable, and with Memorial Day coming up soon, it seems Mother Nature wants to get a head start on the summer weather. And so that means it’s time …

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May 18 2018

Rio History: Stranded on Boca Chica Beach

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS A few years back, Steve Moore, marketing manager for Garrett Metal Detectors decided to test some of Garrett’s machines in the heavily mineralized sands of South Padre’s shores and asked if I could guide him to some of my secret sites. Jerry Wilson of southpadrenetwork.com helped with the logistics …

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May 11 2018

Writer’s Block: Happy Mother’s Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s hard to believe that this Sunday is Mother’s Day. This year has flown by so fast that May — and Mother’s Day with it — almost snuck up on me. But, here we are and, once again, I am struggling to put into words just how I …

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May 11 2018

Rio History: Hunting for Artifacts

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS When working (metal detecting) a battlefield, any map you find can usually be put to good use. Many older maps are crudely drawn, but when compared with modern topographical maps, hills, islands, and waterways can be used as landmarks to put you in the general area of a battle. …

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May 04 2018

Writer’s Block: The Good Side of Facebook

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’ve been paying attention to the news the last few months, then chances are you might have seen some of the bad press our most ubiquitous social media company has been receiving lately. I’m talking about Facebook — that behemoth of a technological marvel that serves as …

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May 04 2018

Rio History: This Treasure Hunt Ended In A Washout

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS I remember a time my friend Bill Bieker and I were on a hunt for an old US army encampment we had heard about. A friend of Bill’s had stumbled upon the site on his ranch after Hurricane Brett had brushed the Island back in 1999. Though the storm …

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Apr 20 2018

Writer’s Block: Memories of Earth Day

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This weekend will mark the 48th Earth Day — an annual day to reflect on environmental consciousness and stewardship. It all started with a single person, Wisconsin Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who was spurred to action after seeing the detrimental effects of an oil spill. According to the Earth …

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Apr 20 2018

Rio History: The Padre Island Lighthouse

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Every now and then I am asked about light houses on Padre Island. Today if a visitor to the Island wanted to explore an old lighthouse, they would need to make their way across the Laguna Madre to Port Isabel where they will find a perfectly preserved stone tower …

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Apr 13 2018

Writer’s Block: Our Pets, Our Family

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Wednesday was National Pet Day. As such, you may have seen an uptick in pet pictures while scrolling through your social media feeds this week. I know I did. Sure, it seems like just about every day is National Something Day, or International Something Day. There are days …

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Apr 13 2018

Rio History: What Ever Happened To …

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS In the past few months I have had three people ask me about the “old” pier that was on the beach somewhere north on the Island. The Gulfside Pier, which was situated in Andy Bowie Park some five miles north of the original Queen Isabella Causeway, was constructed by …

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