April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Should Port Aransas block big boxes?

Should Port Aransas city government set limits on just how sprawling a retail business can be in town? The city council is set to talk about the idea when it meets on Thursday, April 17. It’s one of a number of topics on the agenda. More...

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Obama says health care a civil right

So, is this Ted Cruz, honing his Republican presidential campaign in New Hampshire by issuing this warning in continuing to bash Obamacare? More...

SandFest worth support

We’ve worked with the cast of volunteers who have put on SandFest since the first festival. More...

Youth

Dying to yourself

Education notes

In a baseball game, the most beautiful play to me has to be the sacrifice bunt. More...

Buried

Dillon Arreguin, 12, of New Braunfels, is buried (in fun, of course) by several relatives visiting I.B. Magee Beach Park in Port Aransas on Saturday, April 5. More...

BMS students prepare for trip

Three Port Aransas students are preparing for a trip to Washington D.C. this summer. More...

Sports

PAHS track athletes advance to regionals

Thirteen Port Aransas High School track athletes have qualified for regionals after the area meet in Ben Bolt last weekend. More...

Shut out

Three Rivers handed 10-0 loss by Marlins

Marlins baseball pitcher Chase Denton threw strikes all night long while playing Three Rivers, coach James Garrett said. The Port Aransas High School team played at home on Tuesday, April 8, and beat out the Bulldogs 10-0, making only one error. More...

Bishop stops PAHS

The Marlins have a 7-2-district record after falling to the Badgers by five points in Bishop on Friday, April 11. Port Aransas High School lost 5-10 and coach James Garrett said it was disappointing to see the team not compete like they should. More...

Breaking News - 4/18/2014 11:18 AM

No decision on plastic bag ban question  Free Access 

The Port Aransas City Council has delayed a decision on whether to ban plastic shopping bags at points of sale in town. More...

Breaking News - 4/18/2014 10:53 AM

City plans moratorium on big retail store construction  Free Access 

The Port Aransas City Council has decided to seek a moratorium on construction of large retail stores.The council made the decision on Thursday, April 17. More...

Breaking News - 4/17/2014 12:21 PM

Dance Night Rescheduled  Free Access 

The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department has announced that the Family Dance night originally scheduled for tonight has been re-scheduled for Thursday, April 24.The free dance with live music begins at 6:30 p.m. at Roberts Point Park. More...

Council to hear plastic bag issue

Proposal to ban bags finds supporters and opponents

The issue of plastic bag litter will get a hard look when the Port Aransas City Council meets on Thursday, April 17. While no proposed ordinance currently is up for a vote, the issue is on the council’s agenda as a discussion item. More...

Island Life

Sandy times

Texas SandFest brought thousands of people to the beach in Port Aransas. In the photo above the Master Sculptor area was packed with folks watching the creation of the masterpieces. The vendor area was filled with shoppers all three days. More...

Easter egg hunt

Easter Bunny, egg hunt and hotdogs on Saturday

Join the Easter Bunny at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, April 19, for a community-wide Easter egg hunt from 10 a.m. to noon. Thousands of eggs will be hidden for kids 0 to 10 to hunt. Areas will be marked off for age groups 0-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 8-10. More...

Music

Free Beer Band concert is Friday

Hippie, hillbilly, country, rock and blues, the Free Beer Band brings it to the Patsy Jones Amphitheater at Roberts Point Park on Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

SandFest in photos

Clockwise from upper right, here are some snapshots taken at the 18th annual Texas SandFest, held on the beach in Port Aransas from Friday through Sunday, April 11 to 13: Aubrey Espinosa, 6, of Portland, stands in front of a work by master sculptors More...

Fishing

April 18 fishing report  Free Access 

Whiting biting

The whiting are biting.“There’s just all kinds of whiting coming off the pier,” said Mike Miller, who works at Keepers, a shop on Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. “There’s a guy who’s been catching about 20 of them every day for the past week.” More...

Lopez wins fishing tournament

Rene Lopez, of Port Aransas, took home the top prize in the first regular-season event for the Texas Division of the IFA Kayak Fishing Tour . The tournament was held in Port Aransas on Sunday, April 6. More...

‘B’day’ catch

Chelsea Tambis from Carrollton went on an 8-hour trip on Sunday, April 6, her 21st birthday. Tambis came back with this 82- pound mako shark. She was aboard the New Pelican with Capt. Dean Luke out of Deep Sea Headquarters. More...













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