Category Archive: Editor’s Column

Dec 16 2016

Writer’s Block: The Reason for the Season

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com There’s something magical about seeing the eyes of a small child light up as he sees Santa Claus holding a Christmas present intended just for him. Even if there’s a line of other kids who have already gotten gifts, or children who are still waiting to see what …

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Dec 09 2016

Writer’s Block: Santa Claus is Coming to Town

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I have it on good authority that things inside Santa’s workshop at the North Pole have been kicked into high gear as we enter the final countdown to Christmas. We’re just a couple of short weeks away before the jolly big man himself loads up his sleigh to …

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Nov 23 2016

Writer’s Block: Happy Thanksgiving!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Gobble, gobble! It’s that time of the year again — that time where we set our tables with our nicest china and our homes are filled with the warm smells of butter, thyme, cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberry and citrus as we prepare a feast fit for royalty. It’s Thanksgiving! …

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Nov 18 2016

Writer’s Block: The Time I Met Beethoven and Other Adventures

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Well, I don’t have a time machine (though sometimes I wish I did) so I didn’t really travel to the early 19th Century. And I didn’t actually meet the classical music genius, either, but I did one time meet a man who shares his name. I met a …

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Nov 04 2016

Writer’s Block: Fall Favorites

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com What’s your comfort food? It’s the first week of November, and ostensibly we’re in fall — at least according to my calendar. But with much of the Rio Grande Valley hitting record high temperatures over the past several days, it still feels very much like summer. Regardless of …

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Oct 21 2016

Writer’s Block: Sunset Meetings

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Earlier this week I had a late afternoon meeting on South Padre Island. As the meeting began to draw to a close, I couldn’t help but notice the increasingly golden tones of sunlight that pierced through the cracks in the blinds at the back of the room. The …

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Oct 14 2016

Writer’s Block: Facebook For All

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I think it’s true that many of us are pretty active on social media. From the original social network — Facebook — to Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, we all find ways to stay connected. It’s been 12 years since Mark Zuckerburg created Facebook in his Harvard dorm room. …

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Oct 07 2016

Writer’s Block: Dream Dust

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Sand. Made from mile-high mountains worn down to near-microscopic grains by wind, water and time; made from the fragments of shells and corals, flotsam and jetsam; made from countless other unknown ingredients. Strange, then, to think that this deconstruction of things from mighty and large to tiny and …

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Sep 30 2016

Writer’s Block: Let Me Pencil That In

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Have you been enjoying the rain this week? I know I have. Finally, it’s not hot enough to bake cookies inside my car, which is how hot it’s felt for far too long. I remember leaving the office one day last week to grab a quick lunch at …

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Sep 23 2016

Writer’s Block: Thanks, Mother Earth

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com I don’t think there’s a single person in the Laguna Madre region who doesn’t realize just how important our environment is — and just how fragile it is. One of the best parts about living here is seeing how much my fellow residents care about the native life …

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