Category Archive: Opinion & Advice

Mar 17 2017

Letter to the Editor for 3-16-2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, The word “LNG” (Liquefied Natural Gas) has been introduced into our everyday vocabulary with the prospect of three LNG export facilities at the Port of Brownsville. It is a complicated issue — which has become a controversial one as well. Many of the residents in the Laguna Madre communities, …

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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 17 2017

Rio History: The First Spring Break

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS To a certain degree the modern phenomenon of Spring Break really owes its existence to “The Great Miami Hurricane of 1926” which inundated that city with a 15 foot storm surge wiping out most of the city’s structures and causing approximately $100 million dollars in damage. During the rebuilding …

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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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Mar 10 2017

Rio History: The Count of Padre Island

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS The following is an excerpt from my book, Old Indio, Last of the Karankawa Indians of Padre Island and other short stories. A special telegram to the Philadelphia Times, (June 12-1893) from Rockport, Texas read, “On Laguna Padre, a long lozenge-shaped island lying off the coast just below this …

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Mar 03 2017

Letter to the Editor for 3-02-2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, As an environmentalist, birder, and sea turtle volunteer, I find it unconscionable and extremely hard to understand why the South Padre Island Convention & Visitors Bureau would underwrite a non-eco-friendly event  to the tune of $35,000 and allow it to go forward for a second time! Sky lanterns fall …

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Mar 03 2017

Rio History: Treasure Hunting on Padre Island

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS I received the following email. Mr. Hathcock, While I was studying up on treasure hunting on the Texas coast I came across an article from a guy you took out treasure hunting and found it very fascinating and interesting and it really got my curiosity going. I am a …

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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 24 2017

Letter to the Editor for 2-23-2017

Special to the PRESS Dear Editor, The Point Isabel school board did a great disservice to the district’s students, teachers, families and all taxpayers, when they rejected consideration of Chapter 313 for two multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas projects. If the four school board members who voted against the possibility of Chapter 313 agreements thought …

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Feb 24 2017

Rio History: A Rose by Any Other Color

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Doug Olson sent me the following email: Hi Steve, Here is a picture of some of the things I found while beachcombing on South Padre Island this past February. I hope the pictures are good enough for you to see some of the detail. Doug Olson Hi Doug, It …

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