Category Archive: Editor’s Column

Jan 27 2017

Writer’s Block: Winter’s No Rest For the Weary

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s hard to call it “winter” when the days have been warm enough to go for walks along the beach barefoot, or when it’s been warm enough to dip your toes in the surf while on those walks. I know that from personal experience since I’ve recently taken …

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Jan 20 2017

Writer’s Block: Time to be ‘WOWEd’

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s no secret that the Rio Grande Valley’s best kept secret is its amazingly diverse wildlife. We’ve got elusive ocelot stalking through the thorn scrub beneath a clouded moon, and lemony bright great kiskadees chattering loudly in our backyard bird feeders. There’s zebra longwing butterflies flitting hither and …

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Jan 13 2017

Writer’s Block: Thar She Blows!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s officially been ‘winter’ for a while now, but it wasn’t until this past week that we truly saw some wintry weather. Now, sure, we’ve had a couple of cold fronts blow through during the 2016-2017 winter season already, but they’ve all been pretty tame compared to the …

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Jan 06 2017

Writer’s Block: New Year, You You… Again

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com We nearly one full week into the new year and I wonder how many of us have already broken our New Year’s resolutions. It’s ok. It happens. In the time I’ve been here my previous columns for the first week of January have also been about new year’s …

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Dec 23 2016

Writer’s Block: Christmas Tamales

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com If there’s one tradition celebrated by almost every Latino family in South Texas, it is the tradition of Christmas tamales. Tamaladas offer an opportunity for several generations of a family, usually women, to gather together in the spirit of cooperation for a day (or two) of hard work …

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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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