Rio History: A Long Time Ago on Padre Island

first_img RelatedRio History: From Pineda to LafitteBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Alonso Álvarez de Pineda was on a mapping expedition when he discovered the Brazos pass in 1519. He is generally credited with naming the pass, Brazos de Santiago, meaning the Arms of Saint James, which has remained unchanged to this day. Pineda continued south…November 30, 2018In “News”Rio History: The Indigenous People of PadreBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS Much has been speculated about the indigenous people who inhabited the lands that lay between the mouth of the Rio Grande and the Nueces River 130 miles to the north. Oftentimes, the Spaniards would accuse the local populations of horrible crimes against humanity. In…June 1, 2018In “News”Rio History: Racer’s StormBy STEVE HATHCOCK Special to the PRESS In his book, “Hurricane Almanac,” writer Michael J. Ellis talks of a cyclone called Racers Storm that formed up in the Yucatan in 1837. The storm was named for the British Sloop of War, “Racer”. The ship ran ahead of the storm for some…September 7, 2018In “News” By STEVE HATHCOCKSpecial to the PRESSMuch has been speculated about the original Americans who inhabited the lands lying between the mouth of the Rio Grande River and the Nueces River 130 miles to the north. Oftentimes, the Spaniards would accuse the local populations of horrible crimes against humanity. In this way, they could justify any actions they themselves took against the natives.While on a mapping expedition, Alonso Alvarez de Piñeda sailed past the Isla Blanca (White Island) in the summer of 1519. Though historians argue about where exactly along the coast he and his four ships dropped anchor, there is no doubting his reports of a tribe of tall Indians who frequented this coast and were rumored to be very war-like. Unlike future explorers, Piñeda stopped short of branding them as, “eaters of men.”In late November 1528, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and other members of an expedition led by Pániflo de Narváez were shipwrecked on the Texas coast near Galveston Island. Cabeza de Vaca and three others were enslaved by the Karankawa, spending 8 years as captives of the tribe. During that time, Cabeza de Vaca acquired a reputation as a healer. The Indians trusted him and he traveled amongst the various tribes at will. Eventually, Cabeza de Vaca and his companions traveled across West Texas, wandered through what would become the southwestern United States until, in 1536, they reached a Spanish settlement in Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca’s account of his life with the Karankawa and Coahuiltecan Indians continues to be one of the most quoted works about the Coastal Indians of Texas.There were five large groups of Karankawa that called the Gulf coast home. Those bands included the Capoques, Cocos, Kohanis, Copanes and Karankawa. They inhabited the Gulf Coast of Texas from Galveston Bay southwestward to Corpus Christi Bay. The Karankawa lived along the coastal areas while the Coahuiltecans inhabited the interior.They were very similar in many ways. Both groups hunted and gathered, which, of course, meant they traveled to where the nuts and prickly pears grew in abundance and set  up camp for as long as the harvest lasted. Once the fruit was out of season the whole tribe would pack up their households and set off for their favorite hunting grounds. Bison was much sought after, as were deer and fowl. During the summer months the tribes would head to the shore where it was cooler. The Laguna Madre teemed with Nature’s abundance and the tribe feasted on redfish and trout. When they tired of fishing they could hunt for clams and oysters and shellfish in the shallow bay waters. The shells were harvested for trade while the creature inside went into the stew pot.Sometimes — and this was a rare delicacy — an alligator would be killed. The meat was wrapped in leaves and left to cook atop the hot coals of a banked fire. The reptilian skin was valued for the articles that could be made from it, while the yellow fatty tissue below the flesh was smeared upon naked bodies to act as an insect repellant. The teeth and claws were often strung together on strips of the animals own skin and worn about the neck. A badge of honor, reserved only for those who had actually engaged the beast in mortal combat.Food was scarcer inland and the Coahuiltecans hunted in smaller groups bringing down rabbits and birds alike.  The names of several hundred groups of the Coahuiltecans including the Manos de Perro, Patrines, Piguisas, Pasnaaus, and Malaguita Indians were recorded by the Spaniards though some historians feel many more went unnamed and thus are forgotten to history. While searching the Island for British spies in 1768, Ramon Falcon wrote of several small tribes of Indians who lived very near the southern tip of Isla Blanca, today known as South Padre Island. Many people of Coahuiltecan descent still live in South Texas today. Theirs is a constant struggle to retain their heritage.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Sharelast_img read more

Ishikawa pleased with progress in recovery from back injury

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 “There’s still some pain when I swing a driver. Nothing is decided (about my return timetable),” Ishikawa said. “I’m doing training and the (swings on) irons are really sharp. I’m not pessimistic as there’re only woods left to work on.” KEYWORDS Ryo Ishikawa center_img Ryo Ishikawa, out since mid-February with a lower-back injury, told Kyodo News Saturday he is recovered to the extent he can take full swings with irons but is still uncertain when he can make a comeback.The 24-year-old was diagnosed with lumber discopathy after pulling out of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am and has been absent from the PGA Tour since as he continues his rehab in Japan. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

The last message Neymar gave PSG as he tries to force transfer away

first_imgThe on-off again Neymar saga looks set to finally reach its conclusion. According to Quim Domenech on ‘El Chiringuito’ last night, Neymar is now doing his part to try and force a move away from PSG this week. ��¡ÚLTIMA HORA con @quimdomenech!�� “NEYMAR le ha COMUNICADO al PSG que QUIERE IR al BARÇA”. #ChiringuitoNeymar— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) August 26, 2019 IN SPORT.ES 27/08/2019 The journalist claims that whilst Neymar has publicly asked for a move away, he has done so in private to the club. The Brazilian wants to move to Barça and informed PSG of that decision. He asked them to consider any offers which come from the Camp Nou. As we all know now, Barça have sent a delegation to Paris once again to try and finalise a deal.  From a deal which looked dead in the water a few days ago, it now seems to be very much back on. El último mensaje interno de Neymar al PSG metiendo presión Upd. on 28/08/2019 at 09:48 CEST Juan Linares (@Jlinares91)last_img read more

Just being hospitable

first_imgI WRITE in response to the letter No Kidding (Gazette, 24 February). Several weeks ago the local band Meg Doherty…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Mad Max feel at burger joint

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows An estimated 1000 movie enthusiasts hit up Sally’s Big Ass Burgers on Saturday for the ultimate Mad…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Step forward on school rebuild

first_imgBy Bonny Burrows A $1.16 million upgrade to Kooweerup Secondary College is making progress with the announcement architects have been…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Replay Match Tracker

first_imgJames Skehill has the ball….The referee Blows the Full Time Whistle…GALWAY WIN IT! Galway are through to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final beating Clare by a single point….Galway 1-17 (20) Clare 2-13 (19) The teams on the programme but will they be the starting fifteens? 30 seconds extra……Clare get the ball….Tony Kelly…Ball goes wide….Time is up….Referee plays on….Galway leading by a point….One minute of injury time left….Clare have a free….Peter Duggan gets the point…..Galway lead by a point….Galway 1-17 Clare 2-13Niall Burke has the ball…POINT Galway….Galway 1-17 Clare 2-12…Galway by two pointsJohn Conlon responds for Clare…..Galway 1-16 Clare 2-12..Galway leads by one point.Two minutes left and Galway have a Lineball….Joe Canning…..INCREDIBLE POINT!Shane O’Donnell has the ball….He had a goal chance….It’s a g….NO. Brilliant save by Skehill and hits the post!Clare 18 Galway 12 – Wide Count with three minutes left…Clare point closes the gap to a single point but Galway coming out the wrong side of some of the calls….Ten Minutes left and Galway lead by two after a Joe Canning free….Galway 1-15 (18) Clare 2-10 (16)Galway 1-14 Clare 2-10 with fourteen minutes leftFifteen minutes left….Now Ian Galvin for Clare and it’s back to a one point game….Sean Loftus comes in for GalwayBrilliant goal from Duggan but free for Galway…Joe Canning will take it…point Galway…Galway 1-14 (17) Clare 2-9 (15)Peter Duggan has the ball….He has a chance….GOAL CLARE….Galway 1-13 (16) Clare 2-9 (15)Joe Canning with the free….Point Galway…Galway 1-13 Clare 1-9Galway free and yellow for Jack Browne….Galway needs a point and Niall Burke scores and Galway leads by three…Galway 1-12 Clare 1-9Clare free and Peter Duggan gets it…..Galway 1-11 Clare 1-9Shane O’Donnell is through…GOAL CLARE…Galway leads 1-11 Clare 1-7Joseph Cooney with a brilliant catch under pressure…Joe Canning now…Galway 1-11 Clare 0-7Conor Whelan with a great point…Galway 1-10 Clare 0-7Clare point but the referee misses a few things…Joe Canning and David McInerney being spoken to by the referee…Two Yellows..Second Half is underway and win a free…Referee could be busy…Half Time…Galway 1-9 Clare 0-6Not this time…Podge Collins gets a point for Clare and it is the last score of the First HalfPodge Collins with another effort but again wide…Clare have had a couple of chances but they have gone wideThree minutes injury time to be played at the end of the first halfWide count….Clare 9 Galway 5Chance for Galway…Conor Cooney…Great save by the Clare keeper..Free Clare…Peter Duggan scores his third of the day….Galway 1-9 Clare 0-5Free Clare…Peter Duggan….Drops short but James Skehill collects and clearsYellow Card Conor CooneyClare respond…Shane O’Donnell with the point….Galway 1-9 Clare 0-4James Skehill to Joseph Cooney….Johnny Glynn………..GALWAY GOAL…..Galway 1-9 Clare 0-3Tony Kelly scores Clare’s first point but….Eighteen minutes gone…Cathal Mannion with the point…Galway 0-9 Clare 0-2Now David Burke with a point…His second….Galway 0-8 Clare 0-2Short puck to Touhy long to Cooney…Point Galway….Galway 0-7 Clare 0-2Fifteen Minutes Gone…..This one is Níl also…Galway 0-6 Clare 0-2Galway had four Hawkeyes last week…..All were wide…..Free Galway….Joe Canning from his own 65’….HAWKEYEConor Whelan intercepts the short puck out and puts it over the bar…Galway 0-6 Clare 0-2Free for Clare…Peter Duggan makes no mistake….Galway 0-5 Clare 0-2Conor Whelan with a good point for Galway……Galway 0-5 Clare 0-1Clare open their scoring after nine and a half minutes….Peter Duggan with the free…Galway 0-4 Clare 0-1From the puck out….Joe Canning collects and puts it over! Galway 0-4 Clare 0-0.David Burke takes possession and puts it over the bar…Galway 0-3 Clare 0-0Point Galway….Galway 0-2 Clare 0-0..four and a half minutes gone in the first half.Free Galway with Conor Cooney fouled…..Canning will take…Line ball for Galway and Joe Canning takes it…To Jonathan Glynn back to Canning and over the bar! Galway 0-1 Clare 0-0The Ball is in and the game is on!Almost time for throw in at Semple StadiumThere are reports of serious traffic delays but the game throws in at 2 as scheduled…David Fitzgerald in for ClareReports are that Niall Burke is in for Gearoid Mc at Centre Half BackSemple Stadium, The venue of today’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final replay. That’s it for today! Galway in the All-Ireland Senior And Minor Hurling Finals on the 19th of August! The Match Programme for today’s replay….Good afternoon everybody and Welcome to Galway Bay FM Sport’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Match Tracker!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons

first_imgKRD is made up of a diverse group of people, including breast cancer survivours, friends, family, and supporters, who want to share in the activity of paddling and the team message. There is lots of interest in our team, and we are hoping that we can inspire other teams to take up Dragon Boating in Nelson.The Dragons, which are preparing to once again host the annual Terry Fox Run on the Nelson waterfront, had a visit from Fred Fox, brother of Terry during the summer.Fred Fox discussed the Nelson event and talk about future plans for the Run as the 40th anniversary of Terry’s incredible Marathon of Hope draws near (2020). Fred also spoke with several paddlers who are cancer survivors and have benefited from the work of the Terry Fox Research Institute.Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the squad as Team of the Week.Team members include Diane Lines, Don Hubert, Cath Little, Jeanette McCarvell, Dorita van Vugt, Yvonne Edwards, Maureen Hendry, Patricia Logan, Dorothy Hatto, Mary Walters, Shiela Howard, Maggie Mulvihill, Sandra Irvine, Pat Glackin, Pat Gibson, Deb Creaser, Jill Jacobsen, Nan Bell, Linda Hoffman and Gerrie Melnechuk.  The Nelson Annual Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday, September 16 at Rotary Lakeside Park beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and run at 9:30 a.m. Pre-register at Anyone frequenting the Nelson waterfront most likely has seen the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons in action as the squad trains on Kootenay Lake.The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons are Nelson’s first dragon boat team. The team building began in the fall of 2003, and the momentum has continued to build. Each year we continue to grow and develop our team.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino warns Tottenham to not allow Chelsea back into top four race

first_img4 Chelsea turned things around with a big win against SouthamptonCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd Pochettino hinted he could rest the striker for tomorrow’s league clash at Brighton.Poch said: “We need to assess him after his injury. He has played a lot since then. But this defeat was not down to him, it was because of our first 20 minutes.”Kane has been slated this week after being given Spurs’ winner at Stoke.4 Dele Alli is backing Kane to regain his goalscoring touchCredit: PA:Press AssociationTottenham 1-3 Manchester City: Sterling, Jesus and Gundogan score to leave Pep Guardiola on brink of title gloryMost Read In SportWHAT THE REFMMA fighter gets DQ’d in Abu Dhabi and tries to fight Brit ref Marc GoddardLIL ISSUEBoris Becker’s estranged wife begs his new girlfriend to ‘step away from my son’RETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraCHOPPER BOTHERJohn Terry ignores hol advice & travels to ‘off-limits’ Portugal by chopperTeam-mate Dele Alli said: “He wants goals — every striker wants goals.“So he has just got to ignore it and focus on himself.“If it was me and I touched it I would claim it as well!” MAURICIO POCHETTINO has told Tottenham to beware of Chelsea pipping them to a top-four slot.Spurs sit seven points clear of their London rivals with five matches left to play.4 Mauricio Pochettino has warned Spurs to watch out for Chelsea in the top four raceCredit: Getty ImagesBut boss Poch has warned his men they cannot take a third successive Champions League qualification for granted after Saturday’s defeat to Manchester City.He said: “In football nothing is guaranteed. You can never say anything is done until it is finished.“We still have to fight for fourth place.”Pochettino was shocked at how easily his team were ripped apart by rampant City early on.SUN BETS: BET £10 GET A FREE £30 BET4 Spurs slipped up at Wembley as they lost to Manchester CityCredit: REUTERSThe shell-shocked Spurs chief said: “I don’t know what happened. It’s a problem we must find the answer to because they were much better than us in the first 20 minutes.“We conceded two goals and then provided them with easier chances.’A DREAM’ Spurs suffer blow on Malcom race after forward reveals plans to play for PSG“When you are so open against a team of a level like City they can create chances and punish you.”Harry Kane looked well off the pace, touching the ball just six times in the second half.last_img read more