August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Angling for a good time

Some 37 boats competed in the Texas Women Anglers Tournament in Port Aransas Friday to Sunday, Aug. 21 to 23. More...

City to seek road permit

Port Aransas leaders haven’t made a decision to build a new city marina, but they might soon devote $150,000 toward seeking a wetlands permit to build a road to the site where the marina would be. More...

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Island Life

Police foundation

Board members to provide information about organization Friday, Saturday

Board members of a non-profit organization to support the Port Aransas Police Department will be at the Family Center IGA on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, distributing information, answering questions and collecting donations. More...

Beach walking

Shirley Fischer, long-time Port Aransas resident, leads a free beach walk the fourth Friday of each month to search for the many ‘beach finds’ along the shore. Above she discusses a find with Dale Cooper of Fort Worth. 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 Interval Training More...

Youth

BMS tour

Brundrett Middle School student Jaydyn Clark, from right, shows incoming seventh graders Molly Moats and Claire Wyatt pictures of the clubs at BMS during an orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 19. More...

Welcome back

From left clockwise: First grade teacher at H.G. Olsen Elementary School Meghan Zigmond pulls a tray to give to first grade student Kassidy Abel and her mother Amanda for Kassidy’s school supplies on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24. More...

Paddle for Parkinsons set Sept. 5

Port Aransas Marlins, Lady Marlins and coaches are gearing up to kayak, and raise money for a good cause. The sixth annual Paddle for Parkinson’s Kayak Relay Race will be on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Billish Park on North Padre Island. More...

Sports

Cross Country

Runners compete in opening meet

The Port Aransas High School cross-country team competed in their first meet of the season in Gregory Portland on Saturday, Aug. 22. “All in all I am proud of how we did,” coach Steve Reaves said. More...

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Public invited to town hall meeting

Reminder: Congressman Blake Farenthold will hold a town hall meeting from 3 to 4 p.m. at Port Aransas City Hall today.The event is open to the public. More...

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Trustee

Gonzalez is tapped for Place 3

The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Alfredo Gonzalez to the vacant Place 3 position on the board. The board made its decision on Wednesday, Aug. 19, during a regular meeting . More...

Feds eyeball snapper allocation

Federal authorities are looking at increasing the total red snapper allocation to recreational anglers in the Gu l f of Mexico. More...

Holiday means early deadline for South Jetty

Letters to the editor, classified and display advertising and non-breaking news to go in the Sept. 10 edition of the South Jetty should be turned in by noon on Friday, Sept. 4. More...

 

Opinion

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AG Paxton is Dem’s piñata

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with his felony indictments for securities fraud, has become the new piñata for the Texas Democratic Party. More...

Looking ahead critical

Years before electric and/or gas-powered carts showed up in Port Aransas, they were in use in South Padre Island, about three hours south of here. Certainly they were in other tourist communities around the country as well. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Texas Women Anglers Tournament 2015 supports Women’s Shelter of South Texas

Counterclockwise from left: Julie Cummings of Port Aransas shows off a dorado fish she caught during the Texas Women Anglers Tournament 2015 on Saturday, Aug. 22. More...

Fishing

Pier fishing

Steve Riggenbach of Keller said he has caught a ‘boat load’ of sharks at Horace Caldwell Pier. He is shown here with a blacktip shark he caught. More...

Penny’s catch

Penny Floerke of Portland fished with her mom at the Horace Caldwell Pier on Friday, Aug. 14. Penny had barely put her hook in the water when she caught this 32-inch blacktip shark. More...

Made it snappy

Miriam Dovers of Austin shows the big red snapper she caught while aboard the Scat Cat out of Fisherman’s Wharf on Saturday, Aug. 22. More...













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