Category Archive: South Padre Parade

Jul 21 2017

Writer’s Block: Memory Lane

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Time is a funny thing. It’s known as the fourth dimension. The first three length, width and height, can be mathematically represented by a three-dimensional graph with an X, Y and Z axis. We can move forward or backwards, side to side, or up and down each of …

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Jul 21 2017

Rio History: There’s a New Marshall in Town

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Ronalyn Adams could disarm just about any criminal with her looks,” reporter Mack Sisk wrote in a 1973 article “She is pretty and she is pretty tough.” “I’m just a mean redhead,” the 5-foot-7, 132-pound Mrs. Adams said, “and I’ve always wanted to be a cop.” Ronalyn Adams’ dream …

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Jul 14 2017

Writer’s Block: Chance of Showers

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A small rumble of thunder sounded overhead Tuesday evening. So gentle was the sound that at first I couldn’t tell if I’d heard thunder or my neighbor moving something next door. I turned on the light outside and cracked open my front door while Stephen Colbert’s image glowed …

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Jul 14 2017

Rio History: Atlantic Stingray

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS One of the most common hazards that can be easily avoided on the beaches of Padre Island is stingrays. The biggest problem with them is you can not see them because they bury themselves in the sand. We locals have learned how to do the “Padre shuffle” as we …

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Jul 07 2017

Writer’s Block: Fire Up the Grill

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Barbecue. Is there anything more quintessentially Texan than firing up a grill and slowly smoking various kinds and cuts of meat to savory, juicy perfection? I think not. We are known for our briskets and fajitas and chickens and sausages. We are known for our secret barbecue sauce …

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Jul 07 2017

Rio History: Persistence Pays Off

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS While swapping treasure hunting stories, Joyce Cordery and friend Jim Slazenik of Las Cruces New Mexico told me about a trip they had taken to Alaska. Wherever they stopped, the two treasure hunters would ask about any beaches in the area. For the most part, people were amused at …

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Jun 30 2017

Writer’s Block: American Values

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com What does it mean to be an American? What values define our nation and unite our people across political, religious, racial, gender and socioeconomic divides? As we gear up to celebrate the 241st anniversary of our forefathers’ signing of the Declaration of Independence those can feel like weighty …

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Jun 30 2017

Rio History: Treasure Hunting on South Padre Island

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Several readers have written (emailed) to ask me questions about metal detecting on South Padre Island. Sharon Steele asks, “Do you offer any treasure hunting as a guide and what is the cost if you do?” Thanks Sharon “Juggler” asks: “Hi, I had a question concerning treasure hunting on …

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Jun 23 2017

It’s Turtle Time!

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It’s sea turtle hatchling season on South Padre Island! Right now, hundreds of Kemp’s ridley sea turtle eggs are incubating in the warmth and safety of their sandy nests. Under the watchful eye of staff and volunteers at Sea Turtle Inc. (STI) the turtles will eventually hatch and …

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Jun 23 2017

Summertime is Turtle Time

By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com It begins with a text message, or a status update on Sea Turtle Inc’s Twitter and Facebook. “Yes!!!! Public release!” From that moment on, the clock’s ticking. Baby turtles only have so much energy and so much time to get into the water and hide in the safety …

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