September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pirate Parade 2014  Free Access 

VIDEO INSIDE!
Full Story

Mayor plans to seek apartment developer

Producing “sustainable housing” for the less-than-wealthy in Port Aransas will be Mayor Keith McMullin’s top priority for the remaining 18 months of his term, he said in an interview. More...

Council to consider bag ban ordinance

Will bags be banned? Maybe. Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 18, the Port Aransas City Council took a big step toward the possibility of imposing a ban on plastic shopping bags at the point of sale. More...

Special Sections

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bushes start high and lose their first races

In the fourth generation, George P. Bush may be the first to break the Bush Dynasty’s pattern of losing their first election. If, as expected, P. More...

Scratch backs that scratch yours

It’s September, and Christmas – yeah, Christmas – is just 13 weeks away. That’s 97 days. If you work five days a week, that gives you 26 days to shop. More...

Youth

Tickets on sale for fiesta

Individual tickets are still on sale for the eighth annual Port Aransas Education Foundation “Fiesta in October,” to be held on Friday, Oct. 3. Tickets may be purchased at Casa Bella Salon, 1023 State Hwy 361, Suite G, for $50 each. More...

Let the light in

Education notes

“I had never seen a black Jesus before, and this sight both knocked me for a loop and opened up a space in my mind that I’d never known needed light.” So says the 12-year-old white narrator in Robert Mc- Cammon’s, A Boy’ More...

Sniffing out

Port Aransas High School had a guest on Friday, Sept. 19. A ‘drug’ dog, named Wilson was seen sniffing cars parked in the school’s parking lot. More...

Obituary  Free Access 

Jackson

Garrett Jackson, of Port Aransas, died on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. He was 27.Jackson was born on Oct. More...

Heavy rainfall expected for next several days  Free Access 

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop over the Gulf waters late tonight, and will move inland across the Coastal Bend during the day Thursday as tropical moisture moves in from the Gulf of Mexico, according to John Metz of the National Wea More...

Hot off the presses  Free Access 

Sept. 25 South Jetty hitting news stands now

Port Aransas Mayor Keith McMullin has a proposal to deal with a shortage of homes where moderate- and low-income folks can live in Port Aransas. Find out what it is by picking up the Sept. More...

Housing plays role in lower enrollment

With Port Aransas ISD’s enrollment numbers on the decline, the issue of the lack of Port Aransas’ options for affordable housing has repeatedly sprung up in conversations amongst community members. More...

Glub, glub ...

A 155- foot retired cargo ship called the Kinta S slips beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico about eight miles off Mustang Island on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The ship was scuttled so it could be added to an artificial reef. (See story, 7A.) More...

Island Life

Fall Adopt-a-Beach

Cleanup set for Saturday morning

Get out and enjoy a morning on the beach while helping with the 28th annual Adopt-a- Beach Fall Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 27. Participants should report to Avenue G at the beach beginning at 8:30 a.m. to check in and be assigned an area to clean. More...

Trucking it out

Photographed near the south jetty, City of Port Aransas Public Works Department employees scoop up sargassum seaweed on the beach and truck it away on Wednesday, Sept. 17. More...

Wildlife refuge cleanup scheduled for Saturday

It’s not too late to sign up to help clean the shores at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Sept. 27, National Estuaries Day. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Pirate parade

A pirate parade on the streets of Port Aransas on Tuesday, Sept. 16, raised $182 for the Emergency Services Toy Roundup. More...

Fishing

Sept. 26 fishing report  Free Access 

Nice shark catches at pier

You don’t have to venture miles offshore to catch big fish in the Port Aransas area.Blake Wallingsford reported that a six-foot blacktip shark and bull shark about the same size were caught at Horace Caldwell Pier this week. More...

Disabled anglers to fish Friday, Saturday

Anglers on Wheels

Disabled anglers will fish for prizes in the free Anglers on Wheels Tournament Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26 and 27. Each disabled angler may bring up to three family members or friends and reservations must be made for one of the two trips. More...

Handful of halibut

Butch Findley of Port Aransas holds a halibut he caught in Cook Inlet in Alaska. He and his wife, Julie, visited the state from Aug. 25 to Sept. 18. More...

Sports

Marlins win at UTSA

The Port Aransas High School boys cross country team had a big victory at the University of Texas at San Antonio meet on Saturday, Sept. 20, coach Steve Reaves said. More...

BMS runs toughest course so far

The Brundrett Middle School cross country team ran its most difficult course so far this season and heat was a factor, coach Jonathan Sheffield said. After traveling to West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Thursday, Sept. More...

The next step

College night to help prepare PAHS seniors

With the school year moving along steadily, it’s about that time for Port Aransas High School seniors to consider meeting with college recruiters. More...













Follow us on Twitter