Category Archive: South Padre Parade

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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Jul 14 2017

Writer’s Block: Chance of Showers

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A small rumble of thunder sounded overhead Tuesday evening. So gentle was the sound that at first I couldn’t tell if I’d heard thunder or my neighbor moving something next door. I turned on the light outside and cracked open my front door while Stephen Colbert’s image glowed …

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Jul 14 2017

Rio History: Atlantic Stingray

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS One of the most common hazards that can be easily avoided on the beaches of Padre Island is stingrays. The biggest problem with them is you can not see them because they bury themselves in the sand. We locals have learned how to do the “Padre shuffle” as we …

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Jul 07 2017

Writer’s Block: Fire Up the Grill

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Barbecue. Is there anything more quintessentially Texan than firing up a grill and slowly smoking various kinds and cuts of meat to savory, juicy perfection? I think not. We are known for our briskets and fajitas and chickens and sausages. We are known for our secret barbecue sauce …

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Jul 07 2017

Rio History: Persistence Pays Off

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS While swapping treasure hunting stories, Joyce Cordery and friend Jim Slazenik of Las Cruces New Mexico told me about a trip they had taken to Alaska. Wherever they stopped, the two treasure hunters would ask about any beaches in the area. For the most part, people were amused at …

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