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Monday is deadline to nominate candidates for '06 Citizen of Year

Only two persons have submitted nominations for the 2006 Citizen of the Year, and time is running out to get...

Waterspout leads thunderstorm

Waterspout leads thunderstorm


A waterspout twists across Lydia Ann Channel as thunderstorms roll through the Port Aransas area on Monday, Sept. 11. The...

City, RTA may offer job related bus route


If we run it, will they come? That’s the theory behind a proposal to put a Corpus Christi Regional Transportation...

Young patriots

Young patriots


First grade students in Shanon Null’s class at H.G. Olsen Elementary School celebrated Patriot Day on Monday, Sept. 11, as...

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Texas politics

Bell pulls out the artillery

FORT DAVIS -When you’re in a tight political race in Texas, it doesn’t hurt to pull out your gun. That’s exactly what Chris Bell, the...

A Texas voice

How did we ever reach adulthood?

How in the world did baby boomers ever live long enough to become a looming burden on the Social Security system? Our mothers quite likely...

Spinoff

Flan fixer will leave the baking to Sling

I’m so proud of Bill Slingerland (whom I’ve known since before he dropped the “y” at the end of his first name). He beat out...

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DAILY + Community Park Swimming Pool offers swim lessons and lap swimming, water exercise. Open daily except Mondays for swimming and more. Call 749-2416 for information. + Free use of...

Muddy run

Muddy run


Lia Phillips and Leah Matthews of Port Aransas High School, third and fourth from left, compete in the Robstown Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 9. The course was muddy...

Cross counry teams battle rain, mud at Robstown event


Port Aransas High School’s Lady Marlins are making waves in cross country competition, while the two members of the Marlin cross country team continue to improve with each meet. The...

Plea for players

Adults needed for softball, volleyball teams

For the first time in all the years Butch Findley has been organizing teams, he’s scrambling for team members in softball and volleyball. As the paper goes to press, Findley...

Wettersten

Wettersten

James Leeper Wettersten died at home in Port at home in Port Aransas on Friday, Sept. 8, 2006. He was born in Fort Worth on Sept. 29, 1925, to Carl...

Shanklin

Shanklin

Roy Lee Shanklin, 61, a life long resident of Port Aransas, died Thursday, Sept. 7, 2006, Sept. 7, 2006, at an Aransas Pass hospital. Shanklin was born Jan. 21, 1945,...


Last chance

Monday is deadline to nominate candidates for '06 Citizen of Year

Only two persons have submitted nominations for the 2006 Citizen of the Year, and time is running out to get them in. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, Sept. 18,...

Waterspout leads thunderstorm

Waterspout leads thunderstorm


A waterspout twists across Lydia Ann Channel as thunderstorms roll through the Port Aransas area on Monday, Sept. 11. The waterspout can be seen just to the left of Ancel...

City, RTA may offer job related bus route


If we run it, will they come? That’s the theory behind a proposal to put a Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) bus at the Port Aransas end of the...

Young patriots

Young patriots


First grade students in Shanon Null’s class at H.G. Olsen Elementary School celebrated Patriot Day on Monday, Sept. 11, as the nation recalled the horrors of the day five years...

TOURISM IN SOUTH TEXAS

TOURISM IN SOUTH TEXAS

Longhorn cruise on Tuesday agenda for Tropical Trail program meeting at MSI

The Texas Tropical Trail Region heritage tourism program will hold its monthly meeting, open to the public, at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Highlights of the meeting will include a tour of the MSI campus and the Animal Rehabilitation...

Setting an example

Setting an example


The Port Aransas Garden Club chose the University of Texas Marine Science Institute as the September commercial yard of the month. Responsible for grounds keeping from left are flower man Jesse Cavazos, gardener Joe Rodriguez, crew leader Jose Chavez and superintendent Mike Gibson. Yaupon holly, bougainvillea, Indian hawthorne, hibiscus, angelonia,...

County to demonstrate voting device at Community Center Wednesday, Sept. 20

County to demonstrate voting device at Community Center Wednesday, Sept. 20


If you’re not familiar with eSlate, you have another chance to make its acquaintance. eSlate is the electronic voting system that will be used in the Nov. 7 general election, which includes three bond elections for Port Aransas. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau and the City of Port...

‘Elvis’ will attend A representative of the Nueces Chamber mixer on September 20


An Elvis impersonator will entertain those attending a mixer on Wednesday, Sept. 20. The event celebrating the end of a successful summer season, is sponsored by the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau. It will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pelican’s Landing, 337 N. Alister St. Cost is...

Computer center will close at noon for funeral service


The Port Aransas Computer Center will close at noon today, Thursday, Sept. 14, so volunteers can attend the funeral of James Wettersten. Wettersten was a long time volunteer at the Computer Center and former treasurer of the computer club. Services are 2 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church (see related story,...

Spanish for adults offered at PAHS


Want to learn the basics of the Spanish language? Register from 6 to 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, Sept. 14, in the Port Aransas High School library. The five-week course for adults will be offered at the high school. Students will be taught to communicate effectively in Spanish at a cost...

Art center schedules sale for Saturday


The Art Center for the Islands invites the public to the Third Saturday Sale, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale location is the art center, 323 N. Alister St. More than 40 artists will offer 10 to 50 percent off art work. “This is a perfect...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Four things God cannot do

Matthew 19:26 says, “but Jesus looked at them and said: With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Does the title of my article and the scripture above contradict each other? No, for only God can limit or impose a restriction on Himself. And He says...

Future full?

Future full?


The Texas Department of Transportation Park & Walk lot on Harbor Island is seldom full now except during high-use times such as holidays. However, if a proposal to run an RTA shuttle bus from the Port Aransas ferry landing to work sites in the city is approved, use of the...

Kid ministry held midweek


A mid-week children’s ministry program called “Tidal Wave KIDS” started this week at the First Baptist Church. The program is a mini vacation Bible school that will be held each Wednesday night during the school year. The kids will meet in the church hall, 200 N. Station St. All kids...

Marilyn Cook named to council of honor society


Marilyn Cook of Port Aransas has been named to the 2006-2008 Kappa Delta Pi Executive Council. Cook, a teacher at H.G. Olsen Elementary School, was chosen as alumni counselor for the International Honor Society in Education for the next two years. Cook has been in the educational field for 23...

Who, what, when, where, why

Who, what, when, where, why


Police officer Gary Langston, left, from the Port Aransas Police Department made a visit to the fourth grade classes of Clare Adams and Gina McKeever at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School Monday, Sept. 11.

Police to students: Be prepared


A 911 dispatcher and police officer from the Port Aransas Police Department made a visit to the fourth grade classes of Clare Adams and Gina McKeever at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School Monday, Sept. 11. The PAPD representatives shared the importance of rehearsing what to do when you call 911...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

The right people on the bus

WOW! This year is really rocking and rolling! The beginning of each year is always so refreshing and exciting. I watch new friendships blossoming, mentors leading the way for new teachers, new teaching ideas being shared, the copy machine blazing, and everyone helping everyone -and this is all before the...

School Port Aransas Menus Sept 18-22


Breakfast                 Monday Assorted Cereal, Toast, Juice and Milk               Tuesday Waffles, Sausage Links, Juice and Milk             Wednesday Biscuits and Gravy, Sausage, Juice and Milk               Thursday Breakfast Bagel, Fruit and milk                 Friday Assorted   Cereal,   Graham Crackers, Juice and Milk Lunch                 Monday Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Fresh Fruit, Milk               Tuesday Fish Burger, Tator Tots,...

PTO open house, meeting

Events set at elementary Tuesday

Block out a little time Tuesday night, Sept. 19, to invest in the future of Port Aransas children. Family members and friends are invited to an open house to be held by the Port Aransas Parent-TeacherOrganization from 6:30 to 7 p.m., at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. Volunteers are encouraged to...

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