RV parking on beach changes; pick up your ‘stuff’Free Access

RV owners and beach-goers, take note. Effective today, Friday, May 20, recreational vehicles camping or parking on the beach must park perpendicular to the water, and items left overnight on...

Drought could force water-use restrictions

Drought could force water-use restrictions

If rain keeps refusing to fall much longer around here, Port Aransas and surrounding areas could see water use restrictions...

Date for run-off to be determined

Date for run-off to be determined

The city’s new mayor and two new council members are scheduled to be sworn into office on Tuesday, May 24....

Sea turtle deaths rising

Sea turtle deaths rising

An unusually large number of sea turtles have been washing up – some ill, most dead – on beaches in...

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Liver no substitute for medium-rare ribeye

When you order a medium-rare ribeye in a restaurant, you get a medium-rare ribeye, right? When you go to a shoe store and ask for...

GOP anti-abortion crusade not pro-family

In the hours after the bombshell leak of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion toppling Roe v. Wade, I awaited the torrent of Republican-authored...

Dispelling myths about abortion

I was always a big fan of mythology. My particular favorite is Athena, also known as Minerva, goddess of wisdom. She is said to have...

CCA Redfish Bay banquet set Saturday

Table sponsorships, couples and individual tickets are now available for the Redfish Bay Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Banquet set for Saturday, May 21, beginning at 6 p.m. The...

Family tie-dye craft scheduled at park

Bring the kids to Roberts Point Park on Saturday, May 21, for a Family Craft Time. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event at...

Outdoor concert set May 27

A free outdoor concert is set for Friday, May 27, at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. The Wayward Gypsies will take the stage beginning at 7 p.m....

Summer reading program kick off scheduled June 4

Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 4, and make plans to register for the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library 2022 Summer Reading program. Registration for both the kid and...

Terrific tuna

Terrific tuna

The Sashimi had a heck of a day offshore on Monday, May 16. James Murr of College Station was aboard...

Disabled anglers tourney slated Friday, Saturday

It’s almost summer. That means it’s time for summer fishing tournaments to get underway. Anglers on Wheels, a free fishing...

Red snapper

Season to reopen with new regulations

Anglers wanting to land some big red snapper will have more opportunities to catch their limits when recreational angler red...

Bunch ‘o gafftop

Bunch ‘o gafftop

It’s a struggle for Bobby Samaripa of Manchaca to hoist up his heavy stringer of gafftop. He caught the fish...

Shrimp trawling off Texas coast now closed

Fresh shrimp from the Texas Gulf coast may be a little harder to get in the coming months. Federal waters...

Pier catch

Pier catch

Brother and sister, Lane Sances, 8 and KyLee Sances, 12, both of Port Aransas, fished off the Horace Caldwell Pier...

675-pound bluefin tuna caught offshore Monday

Fishing report

A 675-pound bluefin tuna was the catch of the week. James Murr of College Station fought for more than two...

BMS dominates at district tourney

BMS dominates at district tourney

It was a near clean sweep when the Brundrett Middle School hosted the district tennis tournament on Tuesday, May 10. The date of the tournament was switched from May 16...

Good season for Marlins

Good season for Marlins

They were a young team, but the players plugged away throughout the season, made the play-offs and managed to score a post-season victory before it was over. “I’m just really...

Ester A. Maldonado

Ester A. Maldonado

Ester A. Maldonado of Port Aransas, Texas, passed away May 15, 2022 at the age of 89. She was born October 3, 1932 in Taft, Texas to Teodoro and Rita...

RV parking on beach changes; pick up your ‘stuff’Free Access

RV owners and beach-goers, take note. Effective today, Friday, May 20, recreational vehicles camping or parking on the beach must park perpendicular to the water, and items left overnight on the beach likely will be confiscated and thrown away or destroyed. A change in City Code 27-51 prohibits RVs from...

Drought could force water-use restrictions

Drought could force water-use restrictions

If rain keeps refusing to fall much longer around here, Port Aransas and surrounding areas could see water use restrictions by the end of summer. That’s according to Scott Mack,...

Date for run-off to be determined

Date for run-off to be determined

The city’s new mayor and two new council members are scheduled to be sworn into office on Tuesday, May 24. The swearings-in will be conducted during a council meeting that...

Sea turtle deaths rising

Sea turtle deaths rising

An unusually large number of sea turtles have been washing up – some ill, most dead – on beaches in and near Port Aransas, but the reason hasn’t been determined....

Port Aransans participated in Buccaneer Days coronation

Port Aransans participated in Buccaneer Days coronation

Port Aransas residents Ashby Snow and Kendall Owens took part in the 68th annual Buccaneer Days Coronation in Corpus Christi on May 5. Snow was known as Her Grace Ashby Fariss of the House of Snow, the Duchess of Whimsical Hummingbird, Representing Perpetual Flights of Fancy. She was escorted by...

Her job is done

Her job is done

A Kemp’s ridley sea turtle returns to the Gulf of Mexico after laying a clutch of eggs on Mustang Island at 7:30 a.m. Monday, May 9, between Markers 2 and 3. Dr. Paula Baker, photographing the turtle, was on turtle patrol and was flagged down by a beach goer. Patroller...

Man rescued from sinking boat

The Coast Guard rescued an 18-year-old boater from a flooded vessel near the jetties on Saturday, May 14. No injuries were reported. A Coast Guard news release didn’t include the boater’s name or city of residence. The Coast Guard got a report at 5 p.m. from Port Aransas police that...

Wetlands walk

Wetlands walk

Visitors walk along a path at the Wetlands Education Center at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute on Friday, April 29. They were taking part in the City Nature Challenge, in which folks all over the world document wildlife in their cities. Subscribe Purchase Single Issue The full version of...

Primary run-offs draw few to vote early

On day one of early voting in the May 24 Republican and Democratic primary run-off elections 18 had cast ballots in Port Aransas by mid-afternoon on Monday, May 16. Early voting continues through Friday, May 20. Voting in Port Aransas is at the Bill Ellis Memorial Library. Hours are 7...

Surfing assistance

Surfing assistance

Ashley Monzon of San Antonio rides a wave with the help of Brittany Faulkner, left, Kassandra Banda, center, and Jessica Read on Saturday, April 30, at Horace Caldwell Pier. The fun was part of an event where an organization called Life Rolls On partnered with Texas Surf Camps to give...

Trustee officers named

While no positions on the Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees were contested and no school board election was held this year, it is the practice of the board to re-organize each year. The same officers as last year were elected to the board following a closed session...

South Jetty earns top prize

South Jetty earns top prize

Texas Gulf Coast Press Association contest

The South Jetty won the Sweepstakes award for the most points accumulated in various categories of the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest. Awards were presented at the association’s 84th annual convention in Sugar Land Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14. First places were won for special sections,...

Bags on the go

Bags on the go

The Port Aransas Police Foundation presented seat organizer bags to members of the Port Aransas Police Department on Monday, May 16, in honor of National Police Week, May 15-21. The bags allow officers to keep paperwork, supplies, equipment and personal items with them at all times, no matter what vehicle...

New development

New development

Photographed on Friday, May 6, workers piece together buildings that will be part of Beachway Bungalows at 237 N. Station St. Construction has been underway for about two months on the project. Beachway Bungalows will be 12 detached, individually owned condominium units, according to Craig Scott, who is part of...

Music, meats and more

Music, meats and more

Weekend barbecue cook off, music festival draws crowd

The second annual Southern Coast Open Texas BBQ Masters Throwdown and the PalmFest music festival were held Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, at Roberts Point Park. The events featured live music from tribute bands, family friendly rides and...

Blasts from their pasts

Blasts from their pasts

Getting a kick out of photos of themselves and their classmates from several years earlier are, from left, Port Aransas High School seniors Wylie Duxstad, Hefner Appling and Miles Parsons. Brundrett Middle School English teacher Michelle Parker shoots photos of her students every year and also has her sixth-grade students...

Cyndi Christenson honored for years of volunteer work

Cyndi Christenson honored for years of volunteer work

Few, if any, have devoted more personal time to supporting Port Aransas schools and their students than Cyndi Christenson. Christenson was recognized on Wednesday, May 11, by the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees for her 15 years of volunteer work at the school district. A video made by Port...

Kreutziger graduates with honors

Kreutziger graduates with honors

Logan Kreutziger graduated on Saturday, May 14, from Texas A&M University at College Station with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Kreutziger, 21, took summa cum laude honors, finishing with a grade-point average of 3.95. The 2018 valedictorian of Port Aransas High School, he plans to begin studies for a...

Pollution lesson

Pollution lesson

Bundrett Middle School students learn about how pollution migrates through waterways by use of food coloring, spray bottles and a map showing the rivers that send water toward the Gulf of Mexico. They were taking part in a Water Awareness Day field trip at the University of Texas Marine Science...

Field Day!

Field Day!

The Brundrett Middle School Blue Pride teams celebrates a victory in dodgeball during Field Day on Friday, May 13, on the school district’s tennis courts. BMS, Port Aransas High School and H.G. Olsen Elementary School hold field days - a few hours of fun and games - every year as...

Project Graduation committee seeks donations

It’s not too late to donate to the 2022 Project Graduation party for Port Aransas High School students. Donations of cash, merchandise and gift cards are still being accepted for the free all-night chemical-free lock-in party for graduating seniors that begins after graduation on Thursday, May 26. “Project Graduation is...

How about a nice puppy?

That was one of the questions asked at the first dinner, dance and auction of the Redfish Chapter of the Gulf Coast ConservationAssociation. A black Labrador retriever was among the items to be auctioned on Aug. 10, 1984, at the Port Aransas Civic Center. Pictured are Duncan Neblett, left, then president of the GCCA and his son Hunter Neblett. This...

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