February 2, 2012 RSS feed / Island Life

Farley building to reopen Tuesday

Let’s build a boat. The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) will open its freshly restored Farley Boat Works building to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 7. More...

Round Robin tourney scheduled for Saturday

Visitors are invited to join residents on Saturday, Feb. 4, for an informal “just for fun” round robin tennis tournament. It will kick off with sign up at 7:45 a.m. Play begins at 8 a.m. More...

Personalized bricks raise funds for shelter

Memorialize or honor your pet by purchasing an engraved brick from the Animal Friends of Port Aransas. More...

PACT gives Sandy Awards

Ken Yarbrough honored for best actor, set, volunteer

The Port Aransas Community Theatre honored its stars at the 11th annual Sandy Awards on Sunday, Jan. 29. The theatre filled with family, friends and supporters to see who would walk away with PACT’s own version of the Tony Awards. More...

House of cards

Six tables full of card-wielding folks play bridge at the Pollock Center on Monday, Jan. 23. More...

Red Skelton movies slated

Chuckles, giggles and even some good belly laughs are sure to be yours if you attend the next Pastime Matinee scheduled for Friday, Feb. 3, at 3 p.m. More...

New slate

Glenn Martin, at podium, in-coming chairman of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce- Tourist Bureau board of directors, introduces the other officers and directors at the chamber’s annual celeb More...

Ready to run? Dash is Feb. 25

Start training now for the eighth annual Port Aransas Kiwanis Club Beach Dash. The event date is fast approaching for this fun run, held on the Beach in Port Aransas. Saturday, Feb. 25, is the date to mark on your calendar; events begin at 8 a.m. More...

Art center holding logo design contest

Be a part of Port Aransas history in the making; enter the Port Aransas Art Center’s now logo design contest. More...

Ray gets honors at Lackland

Air Force Airman Nathan F. Ray graduated with honors from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. More...

Whooping Crane Festival set

Early registration can reserve spots and score reduced rates

Early registration continues for the 16th annual Whooping Crane Festival, set for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 23-26, in Port Aransas. Those who register early for the four-day event, through Sunday, Feb. More...

CHIEF CONCERNS

Much cop work not ‘G’ rated

Here it is Monday morning, my deadline is noon, and I don’t have a clue about what my subject matter is going to be this week. I think the most difficult part about writing this column is trying to come up with fresh topics. More...

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Staying healthy

Joe Bomarito of Port Aransas and his daughter, former Port Aransas resident Dawn Bomarito, now a Houston resident, wait in line behind Anne Schock of Kahoka, Mo., as she gets her blood pressure taken More...

PASTOR’S PEN

Keep on paddling

TRICIA TEDROW Before coming to the island, I served a church in northern Massachusetts (northern as in if you sneeze, a person in New Hampshire catches your cold.) More...

Winter beach cleanup set February 11

Help keep Port Aransas beaches looking pristine by joining the efforts of the winter Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 11. More...

Melodrama opens on PACT stage tonight

Audiences are invited to cheer on the hero and boo/ hiss at the villain in an oldfashioned melodrama on stage at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. More...

Charges to committees

Speaker of the House Joe Straus has released a list of interim study charges for the standing committees of the Texas House of Representatives. More...

Blood buddy

Nancy Torres, a phlebotomist from the Coastal Bend Blood Center, assists John Joswick of Mount Ida, Ark., as he gives blood in the center’s blood mobile at the Port Aransas Community Center on More...

IN THE KITCHEN WITH SLING

Score with recipes for game day

Sunday, Feb. 5, is the big daddy of all the football games, the Super Bowl. I love all the hype, the halftime show, the commercials and the food. I really enjoy the food. More...

Delicious dining

Dozens of folks went from business to business, taking part in the 15th annual Dine Around on the evening of Monday, Jan. 30. More...

“La Charette” topic of next Brown Bag lecture

A talk by Lowell Schake about “La Charette,” the last settlement of the Lewis and Clark expedition, will be held at the next Brown Bag lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 8. More...

Poker tourney to benefit youth trip

A rod and reel, a digital photo frame, jewelry, fine art, free stays at resorts and gift cards ranging up to $100 are among the items to be won at a poker tournament and silent auction set for Wednesday, Feb. More...

Free whooper talk scheduled Feb. 15

Whooping Crane enthusiasts are invited to “Whoop It Up with Texas Whooping Cranes!” at an informational lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 15. More...

Red tide is topic of UTMSI ‘Ask the Scientist’ tonight

The public is invited to a special “Ask a Scientist” panel discussion at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute tonight, Thursday, Feb. 2. More...

VFW seeking donations for fundraising auction

Area businesses or individuals willing to donate auction items to help the Moore McDonald VFW Post 8967 with its annual fundraising auction, dinner and dance are being sought. More...

And the winners are...

Port Aransas Community Theatre Sandy Award winners are Phyllis Layne, back row from left, Pam Greene, Tonya Chambers, Darlene Secich, Dianne Govella, Laura Crocker, Jenna Ward, Elliott Morris, Jason Morris, Cathryn Yarbrough, Aaron Kenigsberg and Lar More...

Talk topic: Island birds

Learn about the birds of Port Aransas at the next Lunch, Leisure and Learning workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at noon in the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Guest speaker David Lund will talk about the birds of Port Aransas. More...

Mardi Gras!

Parade scheduled Feb. 21

Put your creative thinking caps on and begin designing decorations for your vehicle, your golf cart, bicycle, motorcycle or yourself – the Mardi Gras Parade is just around the corner. More...

Chamber names officers

Glenn Martin was introduced as the 2012-13 chairman of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce board of directors on Thursday, Jan. 26. Martin also was named as 2012 Citizen of the Year (see related story) at the chamber’s annual celebration. More...

City to air comedy film on Feb. 11

The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to an airing of “Oklahoma Annie” at the next Port Aransas Movie Time on Saturday, Feb. 11. Doors will open to the Community Center, 408 N. More...

Yoga class scheduled

Stretch, focus and energize your body at the next free lesson of yoga offered on Saturday, Feb. 11. The public is invited to a free one-hour Yoga on the Beach lesson beginning at 8 a.m. next to the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. More...

Bodacious abodes

Touring some...

Traveling by bus and by car, dozens of folks toured eight fabulous domiciles as part of the 24th annual Tour of Homes on Mustang Island Saturday, Jan. 28. The event was hosted by the Port Aransas Garden Club. More...

Two charged with robbery in alleged home invasion

A Port Aransas man and an Ingleside man are charged with robbery after being identified as the two who broke into a vacation home and assaulted a couple in the 100 block of White Street on Tuesday, Jan. 24. More...

H.E.L.P. to hear of veterans’ program

The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to an upcoming lecture and tours being held as part of its H.E.L.P. series. H.E.L.P. activities offer information and tours on health, ecology, lifestyle and preparation. More...

Registration deadline is Feb. 9 for ‘Old-Lympics’

Tennis buffs have one week to find a partner whose age, added to his or hers, equals 100 or more and register for the18th annual Bill Morgan Memorial Winter Old-Lympics Tennis Tournament. More...

ISLAND OBSERVER

Turtles, a duck and cormorants, oh my!

Last year was a remarkable and record year for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), with a total of 1,805 animals treated, including 1,409 birds, 283 sea turtles,* 34 terrestrial turtles, 80 small mammals and one large iguana coming through our door More...

Valentine dance, dinner Wednesday

Cupid’s arrows will be flying at the Pollock Center on Wednesday, Feb. 15. That’s when the chubby little cherub will take aim at a Valentine’s Dance. Music by Carl Erwin and the Texas Stars Band will open the dance at 6 p.m. More...

Goike baby born Jan. 18

Jodi and Doug Goike of Port Aransas are the grandparents of a baby grandson. James William Goike was born Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 5:32 p.m., at St. David’s Medical Center in Austin. He weighed eight pounds and was 20.25-inches long. More...

‘Hearts for the Arts’ is the First Friday exhibit

Valentine’s Day is nearing and love is in the air, at least at the Port Aransas Art Center. More...

‘Phil’ hunt is Thursday

Who will find “Port A Phillip” this year? Join the search for Port Aransas own Punxsutawney Phil at the annual Groundhog Day Stroll on Thursday, Feb. 2. The public is invited to meet at 10 a.m. More...

Windstorm conference sees insurance rate battle

Two Port Aransas officials attended a Jan. 27 meeting held in Corpus Christi to bring Texas coastal residents and politicians together to, in part, guard against the possibility of large windstorm insurance rate increases. More...

CONSTABLE’S BEAT

FROM NUECES COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4, RECORDS

TUESDAY, JAN. 24 12:40 A.M. • A deputy cited a driver on State Hwy. 361 for speeding. 9 A.M. • A deputy investigated a burglary in the 7000 block of State Hwy. More...

POLICE BLOTTER

FROM PORT ARANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS

MONDAY, JAN. 23 8:42 A.M. More...

Practice

Some Port Aransas High School art class students have plans to compete as sand sculptors in the 16th annual SandFest competition to be held April 20-22. More...

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