Category Archive: South Padre Parade

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

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

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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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 17 2017

Rio History: Invasion of the Giant Jellyfish

By STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS A couple of years back, I wrote about a massive influx of Portuguese Man of Wars that washed onto the beaches of South Padre island in 2012. In that article, I explained to my readers that under normal conditions, colonies of Man-o-Wars travel with the currents and usually wash …

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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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