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Pool to open tomorrow  Free Access 

Port Aransas Community Park Pool will re-open tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 22, for normal hours because the resurfacing was completed earlier than expected. The pool will be open at 7:30 a.m. for lap swim/exercising and open swim from 1 to 6 p.m.. More...

Empty The Shelter Day  Free Access 

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Aug. 21 edition hitting news stands now

City leaders are about to decide whether to pull the trigger on a big move aimed at greatly reducing traffic jams in Port Aransas. Find out what they are planning by picking up the Aug. More...

Sand man

Kenny Fain, 58, of Port Aransas tosses a ball of sand in the air in an effort to round it out. Fain has been inconspicuously stacking sand balls all around Port Aransas for more than three years. More...

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A new council member will be appointed Thursday night to fill the position being vacated by Councilman Skipper Lister. More...

Davis taking aim at Abbott in advertising

Wendy Davis is finally hitting a groove. Greg Abbott’s campaign calls it “despicable,” but her new-found concentration on rape victims is at least putting her in control of the campaign dialogue in the governor’s race. More...

Youth

A little help

Schools offer reduced-price meals

Port Aransas ISD offers free and reduced-price meals for students and applications are available throughout the year. More...

High-flying

Four-year-old Ryan Aleman, top, and his twin brother, Jacob, enjoy a session on a swing set at Port Aransas Community Park on Friday, Aug. 15. They were being pushed by their father, Art Aleman, of Buda. More...

Students do field research

Two undergraduate students recently took part in a research course in Wyoming using travel funds they were awarded for the strength of the research they did at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. More...

Breaking News - 5:20 PM

Watch out for rip tides  Free Access 

Nationa Weather Service issues warning

The National Weather Service has issued a warning that dangerous swimming conditions exist at Gulf beaches in the Coastal Bend today.“There is a high risk of rip currents along Gulf-facing beaches this afternoon and evening,” the weather service repo More...

Breaking News - 8/21/2014 7:49 PM

Council approves issuing up to $1.69 million in bonds  Free Access 

Money will buy property for ferry stacking lanes

Move is aimed at getting ferry lines off city streets More...

Breaking News - 8/21/2014 7:37 PM

Balentine appointed to city council  Free Access 

The newest Port Aransas City Council member is a former one.The council voted 6-0 to appoint former council member Glenda Balentine to Place 3, which recently was left vacant when Skipper Lister resigned to move to San Patricio County. More...

A bucket of ice water over my head?  Free Access 

Yes, please.

Port Aransas resident Anna Roberson and her family are organizing an Ice Bucket Challenge that will take place at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, Aug. More...

Decision on property for ferry lanes is Thursday

If you’ve got something to say about a proposal to issue $1.65 million in bonds to buy land to help create new ferry stacking lanes, you ought to go to a Port Aransas City Council meeting scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 21. More...

Seeking help for tarpon research

A scientist studying tarpon is seeking help from Port Aransas area anglers. Matt Seeley is a University of Texas Marine Science Institute student who is working on his master’s degree by doing research on tarpon habitat use and migration. More...

School bells ring Monday

On Monday, Aug. 25, students – big and small, will flood the halls of H.G. Olsen Elementary, Brundrett Middle and Port Aransas High schools for the first day of the 2014-15 school year. More...

Island Life

USAF clarinet quartet concert set for Sunday

Enjoy a night of musical entertainment on Sunday, Aug. 24, when the Mission Winds, the Clarinet Quartet, from the United States Air Force Band of the West comes to Port Aransas. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. More...

Champagne Cruise, Taste tickets close to selling out

Tickets are on sale now for the 34th annual Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas. But you’d better hurry. Only 30 are left at $50 each. They’re available at the courtesy desk of the Family Center IGA, 416 S. Alister St. More...

Stuff to do and see

Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register for events, call 749-4158. This Week Total Body Aquacize More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Grown men cutting up

Fish cleaners mean business

Fish cleaners of Port Aransas work hard to get as much meat off of fish as they can. More...

Fishing

August 22 fishing report  Free Access 

Folks were catching all kinds of fish offshore as the Texas Women Anglers Tournament got underway today, according to folks who work along the Port Aransas waterfront.The tournament lasts today through Sunday.Offshore catches this week have included More...

Amberjack season set to close Monday; re-opening on Jan. 1

Stock up on amberjack because the fishing will close at a minute after midnight on Monday, Aug. 25. More...

Toothy catch

Parker DeReese, 10, of Corpus Christi poses with a 65-pound blacktip shark he caught recently while on an excursion out of Port Aransas. He weighed in at Woody’s Sports Center. More...













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