March 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Found art

Manezmii Fernandez, 4, of San Antonio checks out a sand castle she found on the beach in Port Aransas on a recent day. She and her parents, Michael and Alexandra Fernandez, set about creating their own sand village next to the castle. More...

No contested races

Elections expected to be cancelled

With the filing period over and no contested races cropping up, the Port Aransas city elections that had been scheduled for May 9 now are expected to be cancelled. The deadline to file to run for city council and school board was Friday, Feb. 27. More...

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Van de Putte leaves Senate to seek election as SA mayor

The emotion behind state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s farewell to her Senate colleagues Feb. 24 was summed up by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. She called Van de Putte “everybody’s mama.” More...

So much to do, so little time

The definition of retired, I’ve been told, is getting “retired” – as in tired all over again. In Port Aransas, I can see why! More...

Youth

Importance of physical education

Education notes

Physical education (PE) plays a critical role in educating the whole student. Physical education contributes directly to the development of physical competence and fitness. More...

Step right up

Brundrett Middle School students Momo Lorette, left, and Jordan Jensen work the door at an all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast held at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria on Sunday, Feb. 22. More...

Spring Break Camp slots filling quickly

If you are looking for something to keep your kids busy during Spring Break, enroll them in the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp 2015. More...

Sports

Baseball clinic set for Saturday

Kids ages 4 to 14 are invited to a baseball clinic on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Port Aransas baseball fields at Community Park, 700 Clark Parkway. More...

Marlin seniors

Seniors Jackson Willoughby (from left), Austin Scott, Markus Marion and Tyler Leonard pose for a shot on Tuesday, Feb. 3, after their last regular season game against the Premont High School Cowboys. More...

2014-15 all district selections

Several Lady Marlins were honored with all district selctions for Class 2A. More...

New South Jetty out  Free Access 

March 5 edition hitting streets now

Where does the Texas Department of Transportation plan to put turn lanes and passing lanes on State Hwy. 361 from Port Aransas to North Padre Island? More...

Prepping for the party

Merchants hope for strong Spring Break

Though weather forecasts look foreboding, Port Aransas merchants are hoping for a profitable Spring Break, with many schools letting out during the week of March 9 to 13 and another big chunk observing the holiday the following week. More...

Traffic plan set for holiday

With two Spring Break weeks this year, Port Aransas residents will notice a spike in two things: tourists and traffic. More...

Spring forward!

Whether you’re planning to get up early to fish or not, make sure you set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed on the evening of Saturday, March 7. Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 8. More...

Island Life

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PAGC hosts ‘Fashion and Flip Flops’ style show Thursday at Civic Center

Tickets will be available for $30 at the door on Thursday, March 5, at the annual “Fashion and Flip Flops-Island Style” style show presented by the Port Aransas Garden Club. More...

All member show is Friday

Port Aransas Art Center

Art, live music and refreshments are on tap at the next First Friday reception on Friday, March 6, at the Port Aransas Art Center. The annual Tiddle Caylor All Member Show reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Paddles up!

Fundraising dinner, auction benefits boat works, museum

Some tickets are still available for the Port Aransas Museum dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, March 7. Table seating for eight is available for $1,500, $1,800 and $2,500. Individual tickets also are available for $150. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Rockin’ on the waterfront

PA Rockers pack house Wednesdays with oldies

You don’t need a time machine to hear the hits from the 50s and 60s in Port Aransas. Comprised of mostly Winter Texans, The PA Rockers have been jamming at Bernie’s Beach House since 2009. More...

Fishing

Jack catch

Showing off this large amberjack from left are Will Wood of Corpus Christi, Bruce Haskins of Amarillo and Dan Hilburn, deck hand. More...

Overfishing is topic of Green Team film

Imagine a world without fish and the global consequences of such a world. The next University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s Green Team is hosting the movie, “The End of the Line,” on Tuesday, March 10. More...

Fruitfull fishing

This group of anglers returned with this nice haul on Tuesday, March 3, after a 48-hour trip. They reeled in vermilion snapper, blackfin tuna, dorado, blue runners, kingfish, cobia and these nice amberjack all averaging 60 to 90-pounds each. More...













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