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Rentals getting a hard look

The City of Port Aransas is about to crack down on property owners who are allowing short-term rentals at houses in areas not zoned for that. More...

Police eye three men after safe, guns stolen

Staff photo by Taryn Walker More...

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Why so many Texas statewide elective offices?

As voting Texans can attest, the ballot in non-presidential election years is often rather long. Texas has an outsized number of statewide offices to vote on. Blame it on the Texas Constitution of 1876. We’ll discuss why in a moment. More...

‘The Giver’ a portent of what is to be?

With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn’t alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. More...

Youth

Christmas in July

Port Aranasas Parks and Recreation Department had a Christmas in July celebration on Thursday, July 24. At left, a group of children stand by a Christmas tree. More...

Cool fun

Children enjoy an inflatable water slide at Roberts Point Park on the hot afternoon of Saturday, July 26. It was one of the features of the 17th annual Blue Wave Owners Tournament. More...

Olsen Elementary and PAHS named ‘High-Progress’ schools

Only schools in region

Port Aransas High and H. G. Olsen Elementary schools were named as High-Progress Federal Reward Schools based on the 2013 Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability report. More...

Sports

Marlin pride

Port Aransas High School Marlins Caleb Minnick, left, and Jake Roberts, right, were named to the Texas Sports Writers Association Class A all-state honorable mention baseball team. More...

Swim team prepares for state competition

Members of the Por t Aransas Swim Team swam at the Corpus Christi City Championship Meet held Friday-Sunday, July 25-27, at the Corpus Christi Natatorium. Results of PAST members are as follows; 10 & Under Boys More...

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July 31 edition hitting news stands now

The City of Port Aransas is about to crack down on property owners who are allowing short-term rentals at houses in areas not zoned for that. More...

On stage

‘ Godspell’ cast members performing on stage during a recent rehearsal at Port Aransas Community Theatre are, from left, Amanda Tipps, Jordan Bruster, Tamara Merson Wren, Bill Wren, Hannah Dishongh and Sally Jo Bartlett. More...

Tiny creature brings big honor

Gulf crustacean named after Port Aransas researcher Montagna

It’s a tiny sea creature that most people will never see, but its name marks an honor for Port Aransas resident Paul Montagna. More...

Island Life

First Friday highlights winning artists’ works

Meet the Merit winners of the March Tiddle Caylor All Member Show and view their works at the Port Aransas Art Center on Friday, Aug. 1. The First Friday reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

‘Godspell’

Rock musical opens Thursday at PACT

“Godspell 2012,” the next production at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, opens Thursday. The rock musical runs Thursday-Sunday, July 31- Aug. 10. Show times are Thursday Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. More...

Classes offered in various mediums and skill levels

Port Aransas Art Center

Develop your inner artist while having fun at any of the upcoming workshops offered by the Port Aransas Art Center. On Sunday, Aug. 3, at the popular Wine Whine, and Design workshop, participants guided by Arlene Hughes will paint a hibiscus. More...

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PACT presents ‘Godspell’

From top: Jeffrey Sidor, 18, of Warren, Ohio, operates the Port Aransas Community Theatre soundboard during a rehearsal for Godspell. Sidor has spent much of the summer visiting Port Aransas. More...

Fishing

Fish fakeout

Above, 3-year-old Landon Elder of Austin holds up a lure used for bait that he found during the beach walk on Friday, July 25 near the Horace Caldwell Pier. More...

Majek owners to compete

Owners of Majek boats will compete on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 8 and 9, for the sixth year in the Majek Boat Owners Tournament. Tournament headquarters are at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion in Roberts Point Park. More...

State record?

Timmy Oestreich was on a 60- hour trip on Friday, July 25, when he caught a possible state record oceanic white tip shark, left. The beast was 200-pounds, 7 foot 11 3/4 inches long. The standing record is 106-pounds. More...













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