Category Archive: Editor’s Column

May 26 2017

Writer’s Block: Goodbye and Good Luck

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If, at any point over the last few years, you’ve had the opportunity to call or stop by our office then you might have been introduced to Sergio. His is the smiling face and friendly voice that most often greets people here at the PRESS and PARADE. He …

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May 19 2017

Writer’s Block: To the Class of 2017

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Congrats, Class of 2017! You’ve done it. You’ve arrived at graduation day. You’ve got your cap and gown, your stoles and cords, maybe even a class ring. Your family, friends and teachers are ready to cheer you on as you cross the stage this weekend and cross the …

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May 12 2017

Writer’s Block: Happy Mother’s Day, Mom

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Last weekend, as I was visiting my parents and enjoying a meal with them Sunday afternoon, my mom non-so-subtly began to drop hints about Mother’s Day. She and my dad had been discussing how their church plans to celebrate the holiday this coming weekend when Mom casually mentioned …

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May 05 2017

Writer’s Block: May the Fourth Be With You

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If you’re a fan of science fiction cinema, and of Star Wars in particular, then this week’s column title is probably something you’ve heard before. For several years now, May 4 has been celebrated as Star Wars Day by Star Wars and sci-fi fans around the globe. Fans …

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Apr 28 2017

Writer’s Block: Feathered Fallout

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com We had a bit of a cold front pass through the area this past weekend. Now, for you and I, the temperature drop was fairly mild. It wasn’t even worth grabbing a sweater, but the drop in humidity sure did feel nice. And though the slight dip in …

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Apr 21 2017

Writer’s Block: Happy Earth Day!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com This Saturday, April 22 marks a wonderful day to celebrate a wonderful thing: this incredible blue and green marble we call home — Earth. Saturday is Earth Day! According to my sleuthing via another wonderful thing — the internet — Earth Day got its start in 1970 after …

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Apr 14 2017

Writer’s Block: A Three Hour Tour … Almost

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Just like those times when I was a kid, right before piling into the car to begin a family road trip, I was advised to make one final trip to the restroom before the group set off. I laughed mentally as the advice momentarily took me back to …

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Apr 07 2017

Writer’s Block: Perennial Prickly Pear

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “I sometimes think drivers don’t know what grass is, or flowers, because they never see them slowly. If you showed a driver a green blur, Oh yes! he’d say, that’s grass! A pink blur! That’s a rose garden!” That quote has stuck with me since the moment I first …

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Mar 31 2017

Writer’s Block: Pastel Sunset

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com “Are you a birder?” asked a woman as I walked across the promenade behind the South Padre Island Convention Centre earlier this week. I stuttered for a second, first hesitantly saying “no” then “yes” before pitching my voice to better travel the distance between us. “Well, sort of,” …

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Mar 24 2017

Writer’s Block: So Long, Farewell!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Though the beats are still bumping at the beach and bayside parties, Spring Break 2017 is quickly winding down, it seems. Once again, the seasons are changing — Monday ushered in the first official day of spring with sunny skies and a warm breeze. As our college coed …

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