South Padre Island Photos

This past January I shot my first assignment working with RGVision magazine. The written article was going to be about the economic impact of Spring Break on South Padre Island and my assignment was to capture the “before the Spring Break storm” type photos, mainly because that’s all we had in January. Most of the photos felt a bit desolate but sort of made you want to be there at the same time. At least for me they did. I went with a “snapshot” style of photo, much like a visitor would shoot, but exposed and composed correctly.

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Mom Arrambide

Hello friends and family

As promised, here is the video played at Mom Arrambide’s service. The song is called “Thank You” sang by Lizz Wright originally written by Jimmy Page & Robert Plant of Led Zepplin.

Alma Gloria Arrambide – Alamo, Tx

Alma Gloria Arrambide, 76, died Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Comfort House in McAllen. Alma Gloria was born April 11, 1936 in Rio Grande City to Arcadio and Rafaela Gonzalez. She was a 1955 graduate of PSJA High School. Mrs. Arrambide was an active member of First Baptist Church in Alamo. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Elsa Garcia; and a grandchild, Mark McCollum. Mrs. Arrambide is survived by her husband of 57 years, Esteban Arrambide; five children, Jose (Felis) Arrambide of San Juan, Eduardo (Nelda) Arrambide of Mission, Edna (J.D.) McCollum of Houston, TX, and Evette (Johnny) Quiroz of Mission; seven grandchildren, and one great grandson; siblings, Leonel Gonzalez, Dora Jaramillo, Genoveva Betancourt and Sylvia Ozuna, all of San Antonio, TX. Visitation will be held from 5 – 9 pm, today, January 8, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2013, at Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 311 E. Expressway 83 San Juan, TX, with Pastor C.T. Cunnigham of First Baptist Church in Alamo officiating. Interment will follow at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens in Pharr. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Comfort House, 617 Dallas Ave., McAllen, TX 78501. Funeral services are under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in San Juan.