April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Beach cleanup is tomorrow  Free Access 

Don’t forget the Spring Adopt-A-Beach cleanup is tomorrow from 9 a.m. until noon.Organizers say it will take place rain or shine.Report to the beach at Avenue G at 8:30 a.m. More...

In bloom

Nice rains have set the stage for a banner year for wildflowers in Texas, and Port Aransas is no exception. (See story, this page, and photos on page 1B.) More...

Build your own

Lessons to kick off SandFest

Get out on the beach and have some fun learning how to create sand sculptures on Saturday, April 18, at the kickoff event for Texas Sand- Fest 2015. Free lessons will be offered from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lesson Mountain. More...

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Making of law, sausage nauseating

“Laws are Like Sausages. Better Not to See Them Being Made.” That 19th Century saying is attributed to Otto von Bismarck, or John Godfrey Saxe, or maybe someone else. More...

SandFest is calling

This weekend is the “pep rally” for SandFest 2015. More...

Youth

Whooping winners

Teresa Clanton, membership services with the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau from left at top, Port Aransas High School students Matt Short, Bailey Gray, Sunny Maynard, teacher John Speck, and Shelley Mayer Witcher, director of operat More...

PAHS U.I.L. competes in London, wins district first place in class 2A

The UIL academic team at Port Aransas High School won big in London during the district competition on April 10 and 11. PAHS won the championship with a total of 490 points. London High School came in second with 399 points. More...

Take a stand against drugs

Education notes

I remember thinking: Wow. He was a star pitcher, homerun hitter, A-honor roll student, someone who had everything going for him. At 12-years-old, he was a student-athlete that everyone wanted to emulate. More...

Sports

On to regional!

Four PAHS doubles teams advance

Four Port Aransas High School doubles teams earned the right to compete at the regional tournament by winning first or second place at the district tournament, and the junior varsity boys’ team won first. More...

PAHS track competes in Woodsboro before district competition

The Port Aransas High School track team put in one more meet before district competition in Woodsboro, on Monday, April 12. More...

Winding up

Little League Marlin Ty Garrett prepares to deliver a pitch during a game on Tuesday, April 7. More...

Breaking News - 9:44 PM

Thunderstorms approaching Port Aransas area  Free Access 

A line of severe thunderstorms is moving across the Coastal Bend from the west, approaching the coast by 10 p.m., according to a bulletin issued by the National Weather Service office in Corpus Christi. More...

Breaking News - 7:53 AM

Council approves RV camping permit  Free Access 

But panel decides against barring RVs from areas with bollards

The Port Aransas City Council has approved a new ordinance that will create a new permit that people will be required to buy if they want to camp in RVs on the beach.The council made the move during a meeting on Thursday, April 16. More...

New South Jetty is out  Free Access 

April 16 edition hitting news stands now

Barges by the dozens are mooring in Lydia Ann Channel, a relatively new development that has prompted a Port Aransas citizens’ group to circulate a petition to get them out. More...

How to find petition on fleeting area

This is the link to a petition that is being circulated to object to barges being stationed in Lydia Ann Channel near San Jose Island: https:// wwaw. More...

Pow! Wildflower bloom exploding

This is a great year for wildflowers all over Texas, with showy displays also popping up in Port Aransas yards and along the town’s roadsides. More...

Island Life

Sunset blues

Rain couldn’t stop the season opener for the Sunset Sounds concert series sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The show moved from the Patsy Jones amphitheater to Fred Rohodes Memorial Pavilion to stay dry. More...

CCA Redfish Bay Chapter fete to benefit coastal conservation

Saturday, April 18

Tickets may still be purchased for the annual Redfish Bay Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Banquet on Saturday, April 18, at 6 p.m. “We always have people who buy tickets at the door. More...

Hunter among top in political power

State Rep. Todd Hunter is No. 2 in the Texas House of Representatives “Power Rankings” compiled by Capitol Inside, a publication that follows state politics. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Spring time flowers grow, flourish sporadically through town

(Clockwise from far right) Seven-year-old Lexi Lara bends down to pick an Indian blanket flower along Ross Avenue on Monday, April 13. Bicyclists ride down State Hwy. 361 along patches of pink drummond phlox flowers. More...

Fishing

In the surf

A man reels in a catch while surf fishing not far from Sand Castle Drive on a recent day. More...

Red grouper rule changes proposed

Federal authorities have announced two changes to recreational red grouper fishing rules. • The red grouper bag limit will go from four fish to two fish, effective May 7. More...

Big reds abundant off south jetty rocks

Fishing report

Anglers have been hooking a lot of oversized redfish in the bays and surf lately, according to folks who work along the Port Aransas waterfront. A hot spot has been on the beach side of the south jetty, according to Gary Carter of Dolphin Dock. More...













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