Category Archive: South Padre Parade

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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Sep 29 2017

Rio History: How’s Them Apples?

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS “Something under here,” Bill said as he moved the coil over a steaming pile of fresh manure. Holding my breath, I began shoveling. Now let me start at the beginning. A few years back, my friend Bill Biecker called to tell me the sad story of a woman who …

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Sep 22 2017

Writer’s Block: Fall Equinox

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I saw a meme on Facebook recently. It said it’s fall in Texas and asked the reader if they knew what that meant. It then answered the question by saying “Absolutely nothing! It’s still 90 degrees out!” Boy, is that ever true. The forecast for the rest of …

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Sep 22 2017

Rio History: Going for the Gold

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS I received an email from Tom recently asking about treasure hunting on South Padre Island. Steve, We are planning on visiting the Island sometime and I am planning on bringing my metal detector with me. Can you tell me what I need to know about the legalities of using …

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Sep 15 2017

Writer’s Block: Never Forget

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s funny the things that will spur a memory that’s sat quietly in the back of our minds. Sometimes a familiar smell or sound will trigger a fond reverie of pleasant times past. Other times, the memories which spring to the surface are unpleasant ones whose sharp edges …

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Sep 15 2017

Rio History: Treasure Hunting Tips

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Simple logic will pay big dividends if properly applied. When the United States went off the gold standard back in the 1930’s, banks were failing all over the country. Small time bank robbers, such as the notorious Bonnie and Clyde, became the heroes of the common man while bankers …

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Sep 08 2017

Writer’s Block: No Holds Barred

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com The comforting aroma of freshly brewed coffee begins to fill the air inside a home warmly lit and cozy with seasonal knickknacks set out on practically every flat surface. The sun has gone down and with it, the heat of the day has subsided to a much more …

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