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Spring Break rocks and rolls



Many families, day trippers and college students traveled to Port Aransas for Spring Break, creating strong Port Aransas business traffic. A shooting that killed one and injured another stood out as the most serious incident that happened in Port Aransas during Spring Break. (See story in this issue.) Other notable incidents included a man being pulled, not breathing, from the […]

Promoting Port A

Bureau partners with sportswear company


The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Columbia Sportswear Company to help promote fishing in Port Aransas, according to Brett Stawar, CEO and president of the bureau. Two anglers who represent Columbia plan to visit Port Aransas and go on a fishing trip in the early weeks of the federal water red snapper season. The […]

Spring Break busy but calm

Fatal shooting mars holiday


Until a fatal shooting late Monday night, March 11, Spring Break 2024 could have been described as busy but calm. (See story on the shooting Page 3B.) The beach in Port Aransas was mostly filled with families on Saturday, March 9, for the first weekend of Spring Break. However, the south area of the beach, near Mile Marker 32, was […]

Man aiding Ukrainians faces porn charge



Only weeks after making headlines for his stated efforts to bring a beleaguered Ukrainian family to the U.S., a Port Aransas man now is facing a federal charge of transporting child pornography in interstate or foreign commerce. Court records show that a criminal complaint was filed against Darcy Randall Trett on Feb. 28 and that Trett made an initial federal […]

Construction starts on new fire station



A groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire station will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. The event is hosted by the City of Port Aransas. The public is invited to attend the ceremony which will be at 325 Ninth St., where the new fire station is being built, according to a news release from Del Sol Consulting. […]

City council to consider short-term RV ordinance



RVs could soon be rented out as short-term rentals under certain conditions in Port Aransas. Port Aransas city staff is developing an ordinance that would allow RV park owners to rent out a certain number of RVs that they own on their properties as short-term rentals. The measure is expected to be considered by the Port Aransas City Council during […]

Let’s party!

Port Aransas prepares for Spring Break influx


Spring Break is expected to bring a lot of families and tourism business to Port Aransas, according to local business owners and police. Parties on the beach also are likely to attract throngs of young adults, if experience from past years can be any indication. Port Aransas businesses stock up on extra inventory and bring in more staff. Short-term rental […]

Crawford looks back on life in Port A

Port Aransas Profiles


Editor’s note: Port Aransas Profiles are stories about folks who are longtime residents or are otherwise noteworthy in the community. Betty Crawford’s devoted work in community organizations goes back decades, and Port Aransas today is a better place as a result of her work, those who know her say. Betty has served on the board of the Port Aransas Community […]


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