From palms to pickleball

From palms to pickleball

RDC funds many needs

Thirty new palm trees and pickleball court improvements are among many items that will be funded over the next year...

Roundup accepting toys, cash

Roundup accepting toys, cash

There is still time to put a smile on Port Aransas children’s faces this Christmas by donating to the annual...

Reeder has left imprint throughout community

Reeder has left imprint throughout community

Port Aransas Profiles

Editor’s note: Port Aransas Profiles are stories about folks who are longtime residents or are otherwise noteworthy. This profile was...

VFW collects money for meals

VFW collects money for meals

Port Aransas folks who are struggling to make ends meet can get some help with their Christmas dinner again this...

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City’s parks plan demonstrates vision

Overriding the prevailing rule of thumb – at least on social media – of, “If you don’t have anything nasty to say, don’t say anything,”...

Our readers speak

Don’t be duplicitous If you believe something is morally wrong, and you wouldn’t do it because of that belief, then why would you vote for...

Predictable progressive response backfires

Following the tragic shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, it was predictable that along with the gun control discussions, the conversation would bleed...

Club Q massacre is sadly not shocking

The massacre at Club Q, an LGBTQ club in Colorado Springs, was hardly shocking given our current politically acrimonious and poisoned climate. Police are still...

Christmas parade slated Saturday

The holiday season in Port A will kick off with the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. Everyone is invited to participate by decorating a golf cart or any...

Book club meets Dec. 7

A coming-of-age book was the choice of the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library Book Club for its December meeting. Book club members will discuss “My Grandmother Asked Me to...

Holiday light display to open Dec. 8

The public is invited to view the Nautical and Nice Community Drive-thru Holiday Light Display beginning on Thursday, Dec. 8. Individuals, families, organizations and businesses have decorated ocean-themed cut-outs shaped...

City Tree lighting set Dec. 8

The community is invited to enjoy refreshments, music, activities and more on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the lighting of the City Christmas Tree. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at...

Barracuda hooked

Barracuda hooked

Max Kreger of Canyon Lake shows a barracuda he caught during a recent 56-hour offshore trip out of Dolphin Dock...

Inshore fishing brings in redfish

Fishing report

Redfish have been a common catch for inshore fishing at Port Aransas fishing charters this past week. At Fisherman’s Wharf,...

Jones reaches 200-win milestone

Jones reaches 200-win milestone

Those long runs into the play-offs helped Marlin basketball head coach Kris Jones reach a milestone earlier than many coaches. On Monday, Nov. 21, Jones racked up his 200th career...

BMS boys’ teams trounce Yorktown

BMS boys’ teams trounce Yorktown

It didn’t matter that it was a road game that involved a twohour bus ride, one-way. It also didn’t matter that the players had just finished up a week-long holiday....

BMS girls notch wins

BMS girls notch wins

The Brundrett Middle School girls’ basketball teams notched some nice victories over Yorktown on Monday, Nov. 28. The seventh-grade Lady Marlins beat their opponents, 24-16. The eighth-grade Port A girls...

JV Marlin Classic tourney Saturday

Teams from three high schools will visit our town for the Port Aransas High School JV Marlin Classic. The basketball tournament will be at Doyle Marek Gym on Saturday, Dec....

Jed Ancel Brundrett

Jed Ancel Brundrett

Jed Ancel Brundrett, age 79, loved Port Aransas, hated shoes. Jed was born on July 29, 1943, in Galveston, TX to parents Ancel and Josephine Leita Brundrett. The couple lived...

From palms to pickleball

From palms to pickleball

RDC funds many needs

Thirty new palm trees and pickleball court improvements are among many items that will be funded over the next year by sales tax revenue allocated by the Port Aransas Recreational...

Roundup accepting toys, cash

Roundup accepting toys, cash

There is still time to put a smile on Port Aransas children’s faces this Christmas by donating to the annual Emergency Services Toy Roundup. For the past 24 years, Port...

Reeder has left imprint throughout community

Reeder has left imprint throughout community

Port Aransas Profiles

Editor’s note: Port Aransas Profiles are stories about folks who are longtime residents or are otherwise noteworthy. This profile was based on a series of South Jetty interviews with Suzanna...

VFW collects money for meals

VFW collects money for meals

Port Aransas folks who are struggling to make ends meet can get some help with their Christmas dinner again this year. The Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 is collecting monetary donations...

In progress

In progress

Work continues on a recent day at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor, where a new harbor master’s office is under construction. The two-story, 10,561-square-foot facility will be located on the east side of the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion, which is undergoing renovation as part of the $7.2 million project. It’s all...

JFK Causeway bridge final phase to restart Thursday

On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) $9 million maintenance project on the JFK Causeway bridge is scheduled to begin its final phase, according to a press release from TxDOT. Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. The work will begin on Thursday night with...

Permits, plates on hold

Permits, plates on hold

The Port Aransas Police Department is not enforcing the city requirements for beach parking permits and golf cart license plates for the rest of 2022, because the City of Port Aransas is no longer selling them for this year. The police department will start enforcing the requirements about a week...

Two gunfire incidents remain under scrutiny

The Port Aransas Police Department is not yet releasing further information on two recent incidents involving gunfire as both cases are still under investigation. At press time, police were still gathering evidence on the cases that will be submitted to the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office. A grand jury hearing...

House fire

House fire

Officers and firefighters responded to a structure fire at 3:39 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at a home in the 600 block of Sanddollar Circle. Smoke was coming out of the back of the house and the front of the garage. Firefighters extinguished the fire. The main portion of the home...

Camera work

Camera work

At the south jetty in Port Aransas, videographer Will Dotter of Austin prepares a drone for flight while shooting a story on jetty fishing on a recent day for a Texas Parks and Wildlife Television show.

Donations for dinners

Donations for dinners

John Spitta of Austin receives an American flag after making a donation to the annual Moore- McDonald VFW Post 8967 Care and Share Christmas Dinner Drive on Saturday, Nov. 26. Taking collections were Harold Gage, left, of the VFW post and C.D. McCabe, post chief of staff.

Memorial tree

Memorial tree

Putting up a Christmas tree at the overlook at Roberts Point Park on Monday, Nov. 28, are, from left, David Horninger, Annie Hickman, Pam Greene and Bill Murphy, all of Port Aransas. It was the Loved Ones Memorial Tree, part of the Nautical and Nice Community Drive-thru Holiday Light Display...

Medal of honor

Medal of honor

Tessa Gates of Port Aransas places her medal for participation in the Turkey Trot around her neck as Nana Ward, director of the Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School, looks on on Wednesday, Nov 23. The event was held at Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club to benefit the day school.

The Trot Squad

The Trot Squad

These ladies were set to run at the benefit Turkey Trot on Wednesday, Nov 23, to benefit the Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School. The event was held at the Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club. Ready to run are, from left, Deborah Hope of Round Rock, Faith Ross of Port Aransas, Stevie...

Turkeys roll for funds

Turkeys roll for funds

A golf tournament, family friendly mixer and a run/ walk was organized to benefit the Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 22 and 23. In all, more than $80,000 was raised to sustain the school’s programs and provide...

Concert coming

Concert coming

At band practice at Port Aransas High School on a recent day were band director Sherry Marshall, left, and students Philip Campbell, center, and James Neagle. The high school band, along with Brundrett Middle School’s band members, will perform a holiday-oriented concert in Doyle Marek Gym at PAHS from 6...

Student work is feature at art center for month

Middle school and high school students will display their works at the Port Art Center throughout the month of December. The annual Student Art Exhibition will open in the gallery on Friday, Dec. 2, at the First Friday reception. The reception will include refreshments and live music from 5:30 to...

Creating in class

Creating in class

Students Cody Berryhill, left, and Asher Waddell piece together a barbecue pit stand that was made recently in Engineering Design II, a class in the Marlin Innovation Lab at Port Aransas High School.

Would you look over there!

Port Aransas City Manager Tom Brooks, above left, shows Mayor Jim Sherrill some of the finer points at the city’s new birding facility on a day in 1994. The facility, originally known simply as the Port Aransas Birding Center, officially opened with a dedication ceremony held on Dec. 1 of that year. In April 2004 it was renamed the Leonabelle...

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