March 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring Break offenses vary widely

Port Aransas police responded to many dozens of incidents during Spring Break, ranging from reckless driving to a stabbing. More...

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Focus on guns not pre-kinder

Given the intensity of the discussion, you are forgiven if you thought your state senators might be weighing important matters like full-day pre-kindergarten. No such luck. The Republican-driven Senate was dealing with one of Lt. Gov. More...

Letting go -- or trying

A registered control freak, giving up my duties under the part of my job description that reads “news editor” won’t be easy. More...

Youth

Egg hunt for kids slated for April 4

Kids will be running to gather Easter eggs on Saturday, April 4, at Roberts Point Park, at the community-wide Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Thousands of eggs will be hidden for kids 0 to 10 to hunt. More...

Finding Marlin pride everywhere

Education notes

Marlin pride! It is a way of life at Port Aransas ISD. It may be so imbedded in our daily lives that one might not even notice it. More...

Registration for science day extended through Friday

Registration has been extended until Friday, March 27, for the second annual Women in Marine Science Day on Saturday, March 28, at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. More...

Sports

Marlins lose to Bobcats, 1-6

Managing one run against the Refugio High School Bobcats, the Marlins fell in seven innings, 1-6. The Marlins played in Refugio on Tuesday, March 17, warming to their triple-header in San Antonio the following Saturday. More...

PAHS track team off to a solid start

The Port Aransas High School track team is picking up steam as the season is getting on its feet. The team competed at a meet in Refugio on Thursday, March 19, and took home three first place medals, one second place medal and six third place medals. More...

Lady Marlins shut out Pettus, 15-0, at home

Coming off a 10-0 shut out win against Woodsboro High School to open district play, the Lady Marlins shut out the Lady War Eagles of Pettus High School in three innings, 15-0. More...

New South Jetty out  Free Access 

March 26 edition hitting news stands now

Want to see photos of a film crew from the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” shooting in Port Aransas waters? Including a photo of a big mako shark being tagged with a satellite transmitter? More...

Hey, big fella!

Greg Stunz of Port Aransas inspects a 9- foot mako shark during filming in Gulf waters for the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week on a recent day. More...

More Winter Texans visiting Port Aransas

Winter Texan numbers this season have been big, according to Port Aransas folks who keep a close eye on that kind of thing. Pat Reilly has seen it. More...

Island Life

Pogo pooch

The Port Aransas Animal Shelter held an event to encourage folks to adopt the shelter’s dogs and cats at the Family Center IGA parking lot on Sunday, March 1. More...

Food, wine sampling event set for Monday

‘Meet the Chefs’

Food samplings and wine pairings from six of Port Aransas’ restaurants are on tap Monday, March 30, at the fourth annual Kiwanis Club “Meet the Chefs Food and Wine Extravaganza.” The event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. More...

Dunk the junk

Free large item disposal day for Port Aransans is Saturday

Take advantage of the opportunity to dispose of all that junk that’s been collecting around the house on Saturday, March 28, at the Spring Dunk Your Junk Day. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Reminiscing with The Medicare Band

Local musicians play big band music from the 30s and 40s in Port Aransas

Some could say a band’s name is a unifying title that embodies each of its members. For a group that was meeting to rehearse big band era music, that name was The Medicare Band. More...

Fishing

March 27 fishing report  Free Access 

The weather’s beautiful, and the fish are biting in Port Aransas.At Dolphin Dock, employee Gary Carter said a 12-hour excursion offshore Wednesday brought back amberjack, vermilion snapper, grouper, wahoo, pompano and a 150-pound spinner shark.A bay More...

Lolita’s jack

Lolita Haines from Arkansas stands next to the 60-pound amberjack she caught while on a 24-hour tuna trip with some Winter Texan friends. She was aboard the Pelican, which returned on Sunday, March 22, with Capt. Clint Clark and Capt. More...

Red snapper

Two new accountability measures to begin April 1

Federal authorities have announced a rule that adds two long-term recreational accountability measures for red snapper, according to a news release issued by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). More...













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