Never pass up a chance to sit down or relieve yourself.
-old Apache saying
Monday, April 10, 2017
Aw, we're gonna miss this one. Not quite like the Bonzai Pipeline in Hawaii, but hey, it's just down the street.
South Padre Island hosts surfing competition
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX - Grab your flip-flops and sunscreen and head to South Padre Island to cheer on surfers as they compete for first place in the South Padre Island Open. The South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau is a proud supporter of the Open which is a Texas Gulf Surf Association (TGSA) sanctioned event.
On Saturday, April 22, surfers will begin riding the waves at 8:00 a.m. at Isla Blanca Park. On Sunday, April 23, the final rounds begin at 8:00 a.m. at Isla Blanca Park. An awards ceremony will follow at approximately 1:00 p.m. at The Pained Marlin Grille, 202 W. Whiting St., South Padre Island.
“We are excited to host this competition and are very supportive of surfing, paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kite boarding events in South Padre Island and throughout the state,” said Keith Arnold, Director of the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.
TSGA holds between 8-10 amateur events per season that are healthy, family oriented and fun, with attention on healthy competition values, and sportsmanship.
For more information on the South Padre Island Open and other events visit www.sopadre.com.
Redford: I'm not sure I do. I've explored every religion, some very deeply, enough to know there's not one philosophy that can satisfy me. Problems can't be solved with one way of thinking. If anything is my guide, nature is. That's where my spirituality is. I don't believe in organized religion, because I don't believe people should be organized in how they think, in what they believe. That has never been driven home as hard as with the Bush administration. If God is speaking to the president, he's speaking with a forked tongue, because the behavior of this administration doesn't seem very godlike or spiritual....Is there an afterlife? As far as I know, this is it. It's all we've got. You take your opportunities and you go for it.
If we are honest - and scientists have to be - we must admit that religion is a jumble of false assertions, with no basis in reality. The very idea of God is a product of the human imagination. If religion is still being taught, it is by no means because its ideas still convince us, but simply because some of us want to keep the lower classes quiet.