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Some lanes on JFK bridge to close at night


Starting Tuesday, Nov. 28, and lasting through the end of the week, contractors temporarily will close at night a single lane in each direction on the main span of the JFK Causeway bridge to continue work on a $9 million maintenance project, the Texas Department of Transportation said in a news release issued today – Monday, Nov. 27. The release […]

Musicians invited to play at Chapel on the Dunes


It’s said that the Chapel on the Dunes has some great acoustics for playing live music inside the little structure. The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) will be putting that idea to work as the organization invites musicians to perform and be recorded at the chapel on Sunday and Monday, Nov. 26 and 27. The sessions will run […]

2023-11-23 E-Edition

Homecoming royalty

Members of the Port Aransas High School homecoming court pose for photos in Doyle Marek Gym on Friday, Nov. 17. From left are Ronald Herndon and Brooke Jones, representing the school’s sophomore class; Ryder Maraquin and Claire Pitre, seniors; seniors Gunner Belcher and Ellis Burrill, homecoming king and queen; Austin Bepko and Chloe Jendel, seniors; Ryan Kuykendall and Kali Moore, […]

Basketball tourney raises over $5,000 for Solarek scholarship

More than $5,000 was raised for a Port Aransas High School scholarship by way of a basketball tournament on Sunday, Nov. 19. Folks of all ages played in the second annual Victoria Solarek Scholarship Fundraiser at Doyle Marek Gym. Many PAHS graduates played in the three-on-three games, and a number of current PAHS students also competed. In the basketball tournament’s […]

Port A plans streetfront beautification

The City of Port Aransas plans to beautify some of this town’s main thoroughfares. The city recently put out a request for qualifications looking for “professional design services for downtown streetscape design.” The RFQ will close on Dec. 8. The city wants a landscape architect firm to come up with designs to enhance the main streets in Port Aransas – […]

Donations way down in local Toy Roundup

Monetary donations to the annual Emergency Services Toy Roundup are down more than half from this time last year, according to Joe Garza, organizer. He said because of economic conditions folks may have less money to give to charities this year. “I hope that donations pick up because there is plenty of need out there,” Garza said. The annual toy […]

VFW conducting drive for Christmas dinners

If you are out and about after Thanksgiving, be sure to stop by the Family Center IGA and make a cash donation to the annual VFW Care and Share Christmas Food Drive. Every year since 1991, members of the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 have collected donations to provide Christmas dinners for Port Aransas residents in need. Members of the VFW […]

Art market

Shop for holiday gifts Friday, Saturday at art center event

More than three dozen vendors will fill up the Civic Center for the Port Aransas Art Center’s annual Holiday Market Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25. The market will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Shoppers can find fine art, handmade crafts, ceramics, jewelry and many other gift […]