Category Archive: Editor’s Column

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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Mar 17 2017

Writer’s Block: Texas Week

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Spring Break isn’t just big business for the Rio Grande Valley, it’s also big news. Having worked in the media industry for a while now, I’ve covered my fair share of Spring Breaks in the past. And usually, Texas Week is the biggest, best week of all. It’s …

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Mar 10 2017

Writer’s Block: Spring Break 2017

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Welcome Spring Breakers! Welcome to our beautiful South Padre Island, where the sun shines warm, the wind blows cool and the music plays loud. I know I speak for many when I say we’re glad you’re here. And we hope you enjoy your week of fun and sun …

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Feb 24 2017

Writer’s Block: Here We Go Again

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s like family. You walk into a place you haven’t been to in a while, but instantly feel yourself falling into a sense of comfortable familiarity. Like pulling on your oldest, most care worn sweater, you’re surrounded by a sensation that’s warm, soft and welcoming. It’s almost like …

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Feb 17 2017

Writer’s Block: Cowboy Creed

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com You hear stories about the good ol’ days. You hear stories of the time when towns were so small that you knew all your neighbors and folks never locked their doors at night because why would you when you can name everyone in your no-stoplight-town? You hear stories …

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Feb 03 2017

Writer’s Block: Don’t Rain On My Parade

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I’d much rather be out enjoying this weather. All week long it’s been perfect. Sunny skies, wispy clouds drifting along a backdrop of brightest azure and pleasant warmth with just the right amount of chill in the breeze to kiss your skin and keep you cool. Yet, no …

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