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Marlins’ 11-year win streak ends, but team still holds first in district

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It’s been a real good-news-bad-news kind of week for the Port Aransas High School Marlins basketball team. Player Kris Jones scored what appears to be a school record of 56 points against Refugio on Tuesday, Jan. 31, and as of today (Saturday, Feb. 4) the Marlins are No. 1 in district play and are assured a spot in the playoffs. […]

2023-02-02 E-Edition

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 to its new home in a lot at Alister and Beach streets. On Sunday, Jan. 29, the truck towed the front half of the structure to the same lot, where […]

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 of marlins when the project is finished.

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 of the hand-crocheted and knitted creations on wooden posts at […]

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 on the ballot isn’t until Friday, Feb. 17. Election day will be on Saturday, May 6. The last day to register to vote will be Thursday, April 6. Early voting […]

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. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library Book Sale is set for Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 4 and 5. The sale, sponsored by the Ellis Library Advisory Board, will be held from 9 […]

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 the highway often get in the northbound left-turn lane when they are making a turn into the Whataburger entrance. This puts drivers at risk of a head-on crash as northbound […]

Scientists, WWII topic at Thursday talk

The true story of how oceanographers helped win World War II will be the focus of the next lecture hosted by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Patton Center-Marine Science Education, 855 E. Cotter Ave. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 7 p.m. […]