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Rain on me

Dark clouds gathered over Port Aransas on Monday, Oct. 20, and at about midmorning they opened up and poured about two inches of rain in some areas in about a two-hour period. More...

How Key West handles it

Resort town makes efforts, but housing problems remain

Port Aransas isn’the only small tourist town that’s grappling with the problem of a lack of affordable housing. Destinations such as Key West, Florida, have worked to deal with the issue. More...

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Ken, Glen play ‘Where’s Waldo’ with press, public

It’s not all that unusual for front-runners in political contests to duck debates. That’s part of political gamesmanship. More...

Get to root of the problem

Does anyone really find beauty in dirty diapers in parking lots or empty beer cans, fast-food cups, bags and straws clustered against a freeway median, or unflushed toilets and toilet paper strewn about a public restroom? More...

Youth

Trustees approve raises, implement drug testing

Raises for Port Aransas ISD’s lowest paid employees, implementation of drug testing and a new district mission statement were adopted at board of trustees meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 15. Raises More...

Parade to kick off PTO’s Fall Festival

Freaky Friday

Who knows what kind of characters you’ll see parading outside of H.G. Olsen Elementary School tomorrow on Friday, Oct. 24. The annual Fall Festival hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization begins at 4:30 p.m. More...

Spooky

Halloween stories to be told at library

Bring the kids to the Ellis Memorial Library on Wednesday, Oct. 29, for an afternoon of Halloween story telling. Varsha Patel, a Marlin in Action member, will read Halloween stories beginning at 4 p.m. More...

Sports

Big kick

Port Aransas Blacktips player Kyler Spaeth, foreground, prepares a big kick during a soccer game at Roberts Point Park against the Great Western War Cats, out of the Calallen area of Corpus Christi, on a recent day. More...

PAHS dominates district meet

Victory is the name of the game for the Port Aransas High School cross country teams. Both the boys and the girls’ varsity teams won at the district meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Monday, Oct. 20. More...

BMS closes season with district

The Brundrett Middle School seventh grade boys and seventh and eighth grade girls cross country teams almost completed a sweep at the district meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Monday, Oct. 20, coach Jonathan Sheffield said. More...

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Warrant issued for suspect in hit-and-run fatality  Free Access 

An arrest warrant has been issued for John Pope IV, 35, of Corpus Christi in association with the hit and run that killed 26-year-old Port Aransan Dustin Willis. The warrant is from Nueces County and is a second-degree felony for accident involv More...

Oct. 24 fish report  Free Access 

Dorado delight

Folks reported getting a good dose of dorado during an offshore excursion out of Port Aransas this week.A group that went out a 50-hour trip aboard the Dolphin Express came back with more than 30 dorado averaging about 35 pounds each, according to Cr More...

First vote: Ban bags

Two more readings before it becomes law

The Port Aransas City Council looks like it’s ready to pull the plug on plastic bags. The council voted on Thursday, Oct. 16, to approve an ordinance banning plastic shopping bags from points of sale as a litter control measure. More...

Police have suspect in fatality

The Port Aransas Police Department has a suspect in the case of the hit-and-run incident that killed Dustin Willis, 26, of Port Aransas, on Sunday, Oct. 12. More...

Island Life

Yard of the month

Employees Samantha Kypke, left, and Celeste Edwards stand outside the Susan Castor Collection store, 1956 State Hwy. 361, on Wednesday, Oct. 15. More...

‘Fall-o-ween’

Port Aransas Halloween events continue through Thursday, Oct. 30

Halloween celebrations are in full swing in Port Aransas with events sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. More...

Pink

Pumpkin patch event supports cancer research

Pink pumpkins will fill the parking lot at the VFW Post 8967 on Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 10 a. m. during the second annual Pink Pumpkin Patch. The event is sponsored by the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. More...

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Happy 104th!

Old Town Festival celebrates Port Aransas

Old Town Festival saw plenty of activity on Saturday, Oct. 18, for Port Aransas’ 104th birthday. More...

Fishing

King caught

Saul Bernal of Midland caught this 73-pound kingfish on Friday, Oct. 17. This was Bernal’s first offshore trip. He was aboard the Kingfisher with Capt. Marvin Horner out of Deep Sea Headquarters. More...

Offshore bounty

This San Antonio resident caught this dorado on Tuesday, Oct. 7. She was fishing out of Deep Sea Headquarters aboard the Kingfisher with Capt. Marvin Horner. More...

Wild tuna

These folks went on a 56-hour tuna trip aboard the Scat Cat on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19. The group came back with this nice haul of yellowfin and blackfin tuna and a dorado. A blue marlin was caught and released during the trip. More...













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