Unofficial Election Returns

*Voting Precincts 19A, 19B, 19C (Port Arnasas and Mustang Island

*Voting Precincts 19A, 19B, 19C (Port Arnasas and Mustang Island) U.S. Senator                           19A             19B               19CKay Bailey Hutchison (I)           29             923...

Races to be decided Tuesday; early voting brisk

Voters asked to ok bonds to pay for infrastructure repair


State law may prohibit the city from taking a position on the upcoming bond election, but city council members have...

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This group of North Padre Island residents brought their enthusiasm to the Fall Back Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28. Dressed...

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Texas politics

President Bush is traveling the country, campaigning hard to try to keep the Republicans in charge of the embattled Congress. But the final two years...

Spinoff

Six more days. After next Tuesday, the assaults by politicians who have come at voters from every direction will be over. I don’t know about...

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With people coming from all over the country – and some from other countries – to this little “town” of just over a thousand people...

Island Agenda


DAILY + Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM) Center, 113 S. Alister behind Community Presbyterian Church office, welcome room open to Winter Texans. Coffee, cookies and activity schedules. + Community Park...

Ladies ranked #2 to start

Ladies ranked #2 to start


Port Aransas Lady Marlin varsity basketball team players have high expectations of themselves for the coming season. And they’re not the only ones. People all over the state are anticipating...

SAND &SURF BEACH RUN

SAND &SURF BEACH RUN


        5K Run Results Overall winners: Female: Beate Zimmer (24:52). Male: Clent Mericle (20:17) 14-19 Male: Clark Smith 20-24 Male: 1. Russell Broyles; 2. Michael Garcia 30-34 Male: 1. Charlie Clark;...

Deaths/Funerals

Ernie Lowe of Valley Mills died Friday, Oct. 27, 2006. He was 66 and a former resident of Port Aransas. Lowe was born Jan. 19, 1940, in St. Petersburg, Fla.,...


Unofficial Election Returns

*Voting Precincts 19A, 19B, 19C (Port Arnasas and Mustang Island

*Voting Precincts 19A, 19B, 19C (Port Arnasas and Mustang Island) U.S. Senator                           19A             19B               19CKay Bailey Hutchison (I)           29             923                     7Barbara Ann Radnofsky           13             403                     0GovernorRick Perry (I)                               19             497...

Races to be decided Tuesday; early voting brisk

Voters asked to ok bonds to pay for infrastructure repair


State law may prohibit the city from taking a position on the upcoming bond election, but city council members have made no secret about where they stand. Mayor Claude Brown...

Got fun?

Got fun?


This group of North Padre Island residents brought their enthusiasm to the Fall Back Festival on Saturday, Oct. 28. Dressed as the St. Pauli Beer Girls with support from the...

First Friday features all-member show

First Friday features all-member show


Art by all members of the Art Center for the Islands will be featured at the First Friday reception on Nov. 3. “Food Glorious Food”, an all media show, will be held at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. From 5 to 8 p.m., patrons may enjoy refreshments by...

Drama continues run at theater


Performances of “Streetcar Named Desire” continue Thursdays through Saturdays, Nov. 2 to 18, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. A new curtain time of 7:30 p.m. has been scheduled for these and future productions. Alan Gardner-Atkinson is directing the drama by Tennessee Williams. The production begins as Blanche DuBois, a...

Shipwreck talk at Cline’s Landing tonight


Three shipwrecks have been investigated at Port Aransas. The wrecks, including the recently discovered wreck in Lydia Ann Channel, will be part of an illustrated presentation to be given tonight, Thursday, Nov. 2. Steve Hoyt, state marine archeologist with the Texas Historical Commission, will present at 7 p.m., at the...

Botanical garden director to speak at club meeting

Botanical garden director to speak at club meeting


Paul Thornton will be the guest speaker at the Port Aransas Garden Club meeting Wednesday, Nov. 8. The meeting will be at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., at 10 a.m. Thornton is the director of operations at the South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Shirlee Page, Deanne...

Relay for Life meeting slated for 6:30 tonight


The first team meeting for the 2007 Relay for Life will be held tonight, Thursday, Nov. 2. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the JELM Center next to Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St. Anyone interested is invited to the meeting to learn how they can help...

Construction continues

Construction continues


Work proceeds Sunday, Oct. 29, on the 16,500-square-foot first phase of The Shops at Port A on State Hwy. 361, north of the post office. The first phase is expected to house businesses including ACE Hardware; Pratt & Lambert Design; Starkey Properties; Don Huff and Associates Architects and Planners; and...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

'Praying' attention

Scott Carpenter was the second American to orbit the earth. During the Cold War space race he was a national hero. Soon after his successful landing he received a call of congratulations from Pres. John F. Kennedy, then he was off to a ceremony to recognize his achievement and courage....

LONGEST DAYS, SHORTEST YEARS

LONGEST DAYS, SHORTEST YEARS

I'll take the past

I’m avoiding him. I know it’s terrible, but I can’t bring myself to endure the terrible phone calls to his wife. I haven’t checked in on my father since Father’s Day. That’s a long time. My older sister and I talked a few days ago, and she pushed me to...

Coupon book copy needed


The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce is compiling its seventh annual Winter Texan Coupon booklets. Chamber members are invited to participate in the coupon book by submitting camera ready copy no later than Friday, Nov. 10. Coupons should include offers that include give-aways, two-for one-offers , discounts and free gifts....

Marine Science Institute bids farewell to a seagoing icon

Marine Science Institute bids farewell to a seagoing icon


The research vessel Longhorn has taken its last cruise. The major research vessel at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (MSI) took her last cruise on Thursday, Oct. 26, with staff members and faculty aboard. Earlier this year, university regents decided it was too expensive to keep...

In disguise

In disguise


Students show off masks they created recently in teacher Bill Slingerland’s freshman and sophomore biology classes at Port Aransas High School. The students, who have been studying ecology, made masks depicting predators’ faces. One student – Abby Kenigsberg, bottom row, second from left – said she shaved her pet dog...

Band teacher sundae

Band teacher sundae


On Friday, Oct. 27, band director Jim Cole was more than just a teacher with 37 years experience in education. He was a tasty treat. The 15 band students who sold the most Christmas-related catalogue items to raise money for the Brundrett Middle School band activity fund were allowed the...

Beach pumpkins

Beach pumpkins


In the top photo, nine-year-old Gatlin Reed, left, and Arthur Rosales, 11, sculpt sand pumpkins. At left, children carve jack-o-lanterns from lumps of sand. Below, sand sculptor Laura Billetter of Austin puts some finishing touches on a giant Halloween sand sculpture on the beach near Avenue G on Sunday, Oct....

Fundraisers planned to benefit drug free night


Project Graduation organizers are lining up fund raisers that will enable Port Aransas High School juniors, seniors and their guests to enjoy an alcohol-free and drug-free party after graduation in May. A meeting to plan for a barbecue during the Marlin Classic, the annual poinsettia sale and the garage sale...

School has defibrillators

School has defibrillators


Port Aransas schools have some new medical equipment that could save a life if someone has a heart attack at school. The district in October received one automated external defibrillator for each of the three campuses within the Port Aransas Independent School District, said Melissa Ramsden, the school district’s nurse....

Parents asked to booster club meeting


Plans for the Marlin Classic will be discussed Monday, Nov. 6, when the Marlin Athletic Booster Club meets. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the administration building meeting room, 100 S. Station St. Also on the agenda will be discussion of the junior varsity girls’ tournament and the...

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