Shorty’s Place gets new space

Shorty’s Place gets new space

Old Shorty’s Place has begun a new life. On Thursday, Jan. 26, a truck towed rear half of the iconic...

No races yet in council and trustee election

No races yet in council and trustee election

No races have developed yet in the upcoming election for the city council and school board in Port Aransas. But...

Book sale scheduled Saturday and Sunday

Book sale scheduled Saturday and Sunday

Book lovers are sure to be lined up outside the Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, waiting for the doors...

TxDOT to study part of Hwy. 361

TxDOT to study part of Hwy. 361

Highway officials will study safety issues associated with the northbound turning lane alignment on State Highway 361 near the intersection...

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Santos: A good reason for a free press

U.S. Rep. George Santos (R-New York) is an excellent example of why we need to fight hard to maintain a free press in these United...

Our readers speak

Perspective needed You may be pleased to learn, Dan Parker, that politically motivated violent nutjobs are being prosecuted. Just this week I read that two...

Solution to gun problem is obvious

My Nhan, 65, immigrated to the United States from Vietnam in the 1980s, and made her home in California’s San Gabriel Valley, in a community...

Biden’s lost docs and losing war

It’s a stretch, but I think I know the real reason the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago. We’ve been told for months that the DOJ ordered a...

Dinner, casino night to honor police personnel

Who is going to be tapped as “top cop,” rookie of the year and civilian employee of the year? Be on hand to find out and offer your support to...

Citywide garage sale is Feb. 11

Folks who want to sell all that stuff taking up space in their closets, garages and storage barns should register now to take part in the annual Citywide Garage Sale....

Open auditions set on Feb. 11, 12 at PACT for comedy production

Actors are needed for a comedy show opening at the Port Aransas Community Theatre opening at the end of March. Auditions for “Drinking Habits,” by Tom Smith, are set Saturday,...

Tickets now on sale for Rock Around the Arts

Don’t miss out on attending one of the more popular fundraisers in Port Aransas - the annual Rock Around the Arts dinner and dance. Hosted by the Port Aransas Art...

Nice catch

Nice catch

Markham Benn of San Antonio and Port Aransas holds up a spotted sea trout that he caught while wade fishing...

Trips bring in plenty of tuna

Fishing report

Offshore fishing trips at Port Aransas fishing charters returned with a lot of blackfin and yellowfin tuna this past week....

Port A boys thrash Three Rivers, Kenedy

Port A boys thrash Three Rivers, Kenedy

Two lopsided wins were scored by the Port Aransas High School Marlins last week as they continued their march toward the playoffs. The Marlins dismantled Three Rivers, 74-38, on Tuesday,...

Good news, bad news

Good news, bad news

Lady Marlins beat Three Rivers but fall to Kenedy foes

It was a one-win, one-loss week for the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins. They beat Three Rivers, 40-30, on Tuesday, Jan. 24. They then fell to Kenedy, 48-32 on...

Pitching key to winning season

Pitching key to winning season

The Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team is going to have to work on developing its young pitching staff. That’s going to be a key to success during the...

Middle school teams dominate vs Woodsboro

Middle school teams dominate vs Woodsboro

None of the games really were all that close. Brundrett Middle School basketball teams largely clobbered the competition when they went up against Woodsboro on Thursday, Jan. 26. The seventh-grade...

PAHS golfers begin season

Port Aransas High School’s golf season began on Monday, Jan. 30, with a meet in Alice, and coach Steve Reaves said he was happy with how his players performed. “I...

JV gets big wins

JV gets big wins

Trouncings were delivered by the Port Aransas High School Marlins JV to their opponents last week. The Port A boys crushed Three Rivers, 71-18, on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Then they...

JV shows ‘best’ play

JV shows ‘best’ play

Port A girls defeat Annapolis

Lady Marlins JV coach Ginger Jones had a big compliment for her players after they beat Annapolis Christian Academy. It was “the very best this team has ever played,” Jones...

McClain

McClain

Bill W. McClain of Port Aransas died on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. He was 65. He owned mobile golf car t repair and glass repair businesses in Port Aransas. A...

Shorty’s Place gets new space

Shorty’s Place gets new space

Old Shorty’s Place has begun a new life. On Thursday, Jan. 26, a truck towed rear half of the iconic Port Aransas bar building from its longtime Tarpon Street location...

No races yet in council and trustee election

No races yet in council and trustee election

No races have developed yet in the upcoming election for the city council and school board in Port Aransas. But it still could happen. The deadline for filing to be...

Book sale scheduled Saturday and Sunday

Book sale scheduled Saturday and Sunday

Book lovers are sure to be lined up outside the Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, waiting for the doors to open for the annual book sale. The William R....

TxDOT to study part of Hwy. 361

TxDOT to study part of Hwy. 361

Highway officials will study safety issues associated with the northbound turning lane alignment on State Highway 361 near the intersection of Avenue G in Port Aransas. Drivers headed south on...

Recovered bollard buddies will be returned to beach

Recovered bollard buddies will be returned to beach

Fourteen “bollard buddies” reportedly taken from their beach posts over the weekend are back in good hands after the person who took them apparently had a change of heart. “I’m over the moon happy,” said Diana Vondra, a Port Aransas resident who organized the effort that put more than 300...

Getting a paint job

Getting a paint job

Photographed on Thursday, Jan. 26, workers were continuing the process of getting a new paint job on a water tower off State Highway 361, near the headquarters of Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4. The tower will still have the words “Port Aransas Fighting Marlins and illustrations...

Stawar files for school board

Stawar files for school board

Brett Stawar has filed to run for Place 2 on the Port Aransas school board. He submitted the following candidate statement. “From the first trip our family made to Port Aransas, it was the Port Aransas Independent School District (PAISD), and specifically the people who make up that entity, that...

At the summit

At the summit

Audience members applaud a speaker at the second annual Port Aransas Tourism Summit on Friday, Jan. 27, at the Civic Center. The event was sponsored by the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce. Speakers talked about tourism trends, the bureau’s work and what the future holds for tourism...

Tackle talk

Tackle talk

David McKee, a retired professor of biology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, talked about vintage and antique fishing tackle and lures on Monday, Jan. 30. He was speaking at the Winter Lecture Series hosted by the Port Aransas Museum.

Touring homes

Touring homes

Dozens of folks took part in the 33rd annual Port Aransas Garden Club Home Tour on Saturday, Jan. 28. Above: Visitors check out the interior of a home at the Beach Walk II subdivision. Below left: Folks head into a home on Park Place. Below right: At the Community Center,...

Tickets go on sale for garden club style show

Tickets go on sale for garden club style show

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Fashion ‘N Flip Flops Fashion Show hosted by the Port Aransas Garden Club. The annual show is set for Thursday, March 2, at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased at Gratitude, 316...

Clarity on fog

Clarity on fog

Giving a lecture in Port Aransas on Thursday, Jan. 26, was Liz Sommerville, marine program leader with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi. She was at speaking about sea fog at the Patton Center-Marine Science Education, part of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute.

Woltersdorf, Craig wedding held Dec. 28

Woltersdorf, Craig wedding held Dec. 28

Paytyn Allyn Woltersdorf and Cody Andrew Craig were married on Dec. 28, 2022 at Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club in Port Aransas. Paytyn is the daughter of Kay and Ronald Woltersdorf of San Antonio and Port Aransas. Cody is the son of Jayne and Chance Craig of Longview. The...

Sign-up open for tennis tourney

Winter Old-Lympics

Registration is open for the Winter Old-Lympics tennis tournament, set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19. It will be the 26th installment of the tournament that pairs partners whose ages add up to 100 or more. Players who are rated by the United States Tennis Association must be...

Wintertime pastimes

Wintertime pastimes

For decades Port Aransas has been home to winter visitors who come here to enjoy the warmer winter months and escape the snow and cold in the northern United States and Canada. Many of the folks who spend the winter...

Exchange student enjoys Port Aransas

Exchange student enjoys Port Aransas

The grocery stores are bigger, and folks are a little chattier here. Those are some of the differences that Frieda Petersen has observed between Port Aransas and her home in Europe. Petersen is a German foreign exchange student at Port Aransas High School. A sophomore, she just enrolled in classes...

Recycling fun

Recycling fun

Winning the lottery

Winning the lottery

Education Notes

In August of 2018, I won the lottery. No, not some silly little lottery worth millions of dollars. Something even better. The teacher’s lottery. That was the month I won the teaching jackpot and was hired at Brundrett Middle School and became a Marlin. Let me tell you, it just...

Bee winners crowned

Bee winners crowned

Dominic Joyce and Joseph Tocci were crowned the winners of a student spelling bee held in Port Aransas on Saturday, Jan. 17. Dominic, a fifth-grader, won a spelling competition that involved H.G. Olsen Elementary School students. Joseph, who is in seventh grade, won the Brundrett Middle School contest. The bee...

Library story time slated for Saturday

Library story time slated for Saturday

Take Your Child to the Library Day will be on Saturday, Feb. 4, and to celebrate, the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library is inviting all kids and their parents to the library. Annette Anderson, program coordinator at the library, will host a story time and craft making beginning at...

Brennan earns honor roll spot at Sam Houston State University

Elish Brennan, a 2022 graduate of Port Aransas High School, was named to the President’s Honor Roll for the fall 2022 semester at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Students who receive this designation must earn a 4.0 grade point average in all work attempted while enrolled in not less...

Cotter consternation

A proposed plan to route traffic from the ferry to Cut-off Road, with traffic taking a left to reach Cotter Avenue, was the subject of much controversy in the fall of 1989. The plan was discussed in a workshop session between the Port Aransas City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, a citizens’ advisory committee appointed by Mayor J.C. Barr, and...

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