New park plan includes rec facility

New park plan includes rec facility

A multipurpose recreational facility with new headquarters for the Parks and Recreation Department at the Port Aransas Community Park is...

Toys, cash donations are sought

Toys, cash donations are sought

Toy Roundup seeks donations

Pick up an extra toy or two for the annual Emergency Services Toy Roundup while out doing some Black Friday...

Christmas fund drives seek support

Christmas fund drives seek support

VFW collecting food for families

If you are out doing some shopping at after Thanksgiving sales on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, stop...

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History, architecture worth preserving

Years ago, I interviewed an archaeologist while I was writing news stories about an historic shipwreck. That archaeologist said something that struck me. He said...

Direction needed; help is out there

After reading about the “dressing down” of the volunteer Old Town Preservation Advisory Board (Old Town panel to go back to drawing board, South Jetty,...

How full is your glass this Thanksgiving?

Is the glass half empty or half full? In my experience it’s always been half full — and that’s one of many things I am...

Get out of the bed and breakfast

The whole concept of a bed and breakfast is pretty ingenious and fits almost perfectly with my lifestyle. In fact, the words “bed” and “breakfast”...

Holiday Market set Saturday and Sunday

Do some Christmas shopping and check some items off your list at the Holiday Market set for Saturday, Nov. 26 and Sunday, Nov. 27. The Port Aransas Art Center will...

Lighting up the night

Garden club’s planter light contest registration open

There is still time for folks who own Farley Boat planters to enter the third annual Farley Boat Planter Lighting Contest. Sponsored by the Port Aransas Garden Club, the contest...

Christmas radio show to open at PACT on Dec. 1

Old-time radio entertainment is coming to the Port Aransas Community Theatre for the holidays. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a classic holiday story, will be presented by the Narada Radio Company...

Student work to be featured at art center

In December the Port Aransas Art Center will feature art from area middle and high school students in the annual Student Art Exhibition in the gallery. The exhibition will open...

Wahoo!

Wahoo!

Rodney Cru holds a wahoo he reeled in on a recent day during a 56-hour offshore fishing trip out of...

Fishing conditions tough after front hits

Fishing report

The strong cold front that hit last week and caused high, gusty winds and high surf has kept anglers indoors....

Marlins set pace over Tuloso-Midway

Marlins set pace over Tuloso-Midway

The underdog Port Aransas High School Marlins managed to set the pace and pull out a three-point win over Tuloso-Midway on Tuesday, Nov. 15. “It was nip and tuck whole...

Ladies up game in Classic

Ladies up game in Classic

The Lady Marlins didn’t finish in the money at the Marlin Classic, held Nov. 17-19, but they sure gave the winning team a run for their money. Orange Grove “pressed...

BMS boys’ teams dominate Kenedy

BMS boys’ teams dominate Kenedy

The Brundrett Middle School boys’ basketball teams scored a couple of big wins against Kenedy. The games were played in Port Aransas on Monday, Nov. 14. The BMS seventh-graders whipped...

BMS girls chalk up victories

BMS girls chalk up victories

Chalk up a couple of wins over Kenedy for the Lady Marlins of Brundrett Middle School. The eighth-grade Port Aransas girls beat their counterparts, 23-19, while the the seventh-graders from...

Banquete blocks Ladies

Banquete blocks Ladies

Illness and injuries took a toll on the Lady Marlins in a road game against Banquete on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The trip home on the low side of a 28-56...

Class act

Class act

Marlins gain experience in tournament

Going up against bigger teams with more experience, the Marlins from Port Aransas High School fought to a second place finish in the Marlin Classic, held here Thursday through Saturday,...

Joe Michael Crow

Joe Michael Crow

Joe Michael Crow was an ordinary man who made an extraordinary impact on the lives of those he loved. In his 76 years, Joe was living proof that greatness isn’t...

New park plan includes rec facility

New park plan includes rec facility

A multipurpose recreational facility with new headquarters for the Parks and Recreation Department at the Port Aransas Community Park is part of the new Parks and Open Space Master Plan....

Toys, cash donations are sought

Toys, cash donations are sought

Toy Roundup seeks donations

Pick up an extra toy or two for the annual Emergency Services Toy Roundup while out doing some Black Friday shopping. Port Aransas Emergency Services personnel have been collecting toys...

Christmas fund drives seek support

Christmas fund drives seek support

VFW collecting food for families

If you are out doing some shopping at after Thanksgiving sales on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 25 and 26, stop by the Family Center IGA and make a cash donation...

First pay-to-park lot slated for Port Street

First pay-to-park lot slated for Port Street

The 160-space public parking lot the City of Port Aransas is building off Port Street will be the first paid parking lot in the city, according to longtime observers in Port Aransas. Construction on the lot is slated to finish in mid-December, said Lawrence Cutrone, assistant city manager. Work started...

Lights go up

Lights go up

City of Port Aransas worker Ron McCartney attaches a Christmas decoration to a power pole on Alister Street near East Avenue F on Thursday, Nov. 17. Decorations, which will be lit at night, went up on power poles throughout the length of Alister Street.

Trash pick-up days changing on Dec. 1

Take note: Trash pick-up days in Port Aransas are changing. Effective Thursday, Dec. 1, trash pick -will not be provided on Wednesday and Saturdays. On that date, all homes south of Avenue G and southwest of Cut-Off Road will have trash picked up Monday and Thursday. Also on Dec. 1,...

Council talks naming policy, RV beach parking and more

Council talks naming policy, RV beach parking and more

City of Port Aransas staff are developing a naming policy that can be used when the City Council wants to dedicate a building or structure. The City Council directed staff to do so during its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 15. The policy was brought up during council and city staff...

HOT board is back to guide spending

HOT board is back to guide spending

The City of Port Aransas is reestablishing a Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Board that will review requests from groups wanting funding from the city’s hotel occupancy tax revenue for events and projects. The board existed in the 1980s and 1990s and stopped meeting sometime around 2000. The Port Aransas City...

Memorial Tree to remember loved ones

For many who have lost loved ones, the holidays can be a difficult time of year. Those loved ones can be honored at the Nautical and Nice Community Drive-thru Holiday Light Display at Roberts Point Park on a Loved Ones Memorial Tree. The tree will be placed on the point...

Gift of life

Gift of life

David Swartwout, principal of Port Aransas High School, gives blood in the Coastal Bend Blood Center bloodmobile, which was parked in the PAHS parking lot on Thursday, Nov. 10. Looking on is Stephanie Dominguez of the blood center. Students, staff and other community members were helping out during a blood...

City offices, facilities to close for holiday

Take note if you have business with some municipal facilities over the Thanksgiving holiday. A number of offices will be closed. The City of Port Aransas business offices and the Municipal Court will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25. Administrative offices of the police and EMS...

Cheers!

Cheers!

Savannah Velez, manager of Island Wine, pours some wine for customers Erin Wolcott, background, and Stephanie DiBenedetto, both of North Padre Island, on Friday, Nov. 18. They later got a special deal on a bottle of wine because Island Wine was among 27 shops and boutiques taking part in Holiday...

Planting trees

Planting trees

Jackie Romeyn of the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department prepares to plant black willow trees next to the bus turn-around on Ross Avenue, near the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, on Thursday, Nov. 17. Black willows are native to this area.

ARK celebrated at fundraiser

ARK celebrated at fundraiser

The 40th anniversary of the Fall for the ARK (Amos Rehabilitation Keep) was a sell-out on Saturday, Nov. 19. That was a first, according to Lee Harrison of the Friends of the ARK. She said the event was a success,...

Fun, games

Fun, games

Port Aransas High School students Bianca Martinez, left, and Brody Milina take part in a guessing game during a pep rally in Doyle Marek Gym on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The two were the sophomore representatives on the school’s homecoming court. The pep rally marked homecoming and the Marlin Classic basketball...

Homecoming court

Homecoming court

Dominick Landa and Maddy Stegenga were crowned the Port Aransas High School homecoming king and queen on the evening of Friday, Nov. 18. The crowning took place as the entire homecoming court was presented after a basketball game that was part of the Marlin Classic tournament at Doyle Marek Gym....

Fundraiser a ‘grand’ affair

Fundraiser a ‘grand’ affair

A scholarship fundraiser in memory of Victoria Solarek, who was killed, along with her parents in an auto accident in North Carolina in July, raised about ‘10 grand’ ($10,000) on Sunday, Nov. 20, according to organizer Christine Kreutziger. ‘This community is amazing,’ she said. Solarek was a PAHS graduate and...

School tells science fair winners

School tells science fair winners

Dozens of young scientists displayed their research at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School Science Fair on Thursday, Nov. 17. The fair involved the school’s fourth- and fifth-grade students. Shelbi Thomason, a science teacher at the elementary school, worked with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute to organize the fair...

Eagle scout candidate seeks support for planned project

Eagle scout candidate seeks support for planned project

Levi Klusmeyer, an Eagle scout candidate, is seeking sponsors and volunteers to help him complete an Eagle Scout project. He needs help with the cost of materials to complete a project and volunteers to help on the work day. Work will include weed pulling, landscaping, fence building and the help...

Board meeting

Board meeting

Port Aransas ISD trustees reviewing reports during a school board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, are, from left, Marc Hofhiens, Leslie Mills and Kristi Littleton.

Ice capades

Claude Brown created a winter wonderland at his home on Avenue C for the viewing pleasure of family, friends and neighbors. Sprinklers and hoses left on during freezing weather created an icy picture to behold. A warming trend melted the icicles by the time the photo rolled off the press. This photo originally appeared in the Feb. 9, 1989 edition...

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