County backs off dune permit move


Nearly 20 Port Aransas residents and officials went to a meeting of the Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee meeting...

Four little piggies

Four little piggies


From left, first graders Alexcis Rish, Trinity Merrill, Katie Koetter and Anne-Marie Appling perform in a skit called “Farmer 4”...

Neal, Garcia approach new offices differently


One newly-elected official is jumping in with both feet; another is taking time to talk to local city officials. State...

Salute to veterans

Salute to veterans


Port Aransas honored its veterans with songs, speeches and remembrances during emotional Veterans Day ceremonies at the Port Aransas High...

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Partisan sword cuts two ways

Bipartisanship (noun) – An archaic custom in which elected officials from two opposing political parties actually cooperate. In recent years, as rare in Washington as...

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Learning to live with penguins

It was drilled into us during orientation. We were reminded upon arrival. There are occasional reminders still. When you’re in Antarctica, you may not get...

Spinoff

Treat yourself to .Streetcar'

“Streetcar Named Desire”, now on stage at the Port Aransas Community Theater, is a play not to be missed. I’ll admit that I’ve been a...

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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...

Big win

Big win

Marlins stop Highland

Varsity wins, 72-42 over the Warriors The Port Aransas Marlins whipped the Highland Christian Warriors at Doyle Marek Gym in Port Aransas on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The score was 72-42....

Classic promises excitement

Classic promises excitement

Bigger teams expected to present challenges

The Marlin Classic will be one challenging tournament, involving several teams from much bigger high schools than the one in Port Aransas. The tournament begins today, Nov. 16, and runs...

None shall pass

None shall pass


Marlin player Michael Jennings (center) challenges a player from Highland Christian while Marlins Charley Walker, left, and Drake Sawyer, right, provide backup.

Marlin Basketball Schedule

Marlin Basketball Schedule


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Lady Marlins fall to    big Hempstead team

Lady Marlins fall to big Hempstead team


The Lady Marlins varsity and JV came up short after running up against a heap of Hempstead on Monday, Nov. 13. The Hempstead Ladycats varsity won out over the Lady...

JV Ladies sweep tourney

JV Ladies sweep tourney

Wins posted over Aransas Pass, Odem, Goliad

The Por t A ransas Lady Marlins junior varsity team won all three of its games in the Lady Marlins JV tournament, but it wasn’t always easy. Th e Lad...

Lady Marlin Basketball

Lady Marlin Basketball


Lady Marlin Basketball  

Experience guides 8th grade; 7th grade needs time on court

Experience guides 8th grade; 7th grade needs time on court


Brundrett Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade Marlins split games with the visiting Incarnate Word Academy teams on Monday, Nov. 13. The veteran eighth grade team won, 31-29, while the...

Little Lady Marlins win in double overtime

7th, 8th grade teams combine

The Little Lady Marlins from Brundrett Middle School combined their seventh and eighth grade teams for an exciting start to the season on Monday, Nov. 13. The teams hosted Incarnate...

Mighty Mullets

Mighty Mullets


The Islander sponsored the Mullets soccer team. They are Coach Tray Clark, from left, Jamie Barr, Zach Parker, Jordon Barello, Hailey Clark, Mason Barwise, Carson Collins, Daniel Forsberg and Kylee...

Brown

Lucille M. Brown died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2006, at a Corpus Christi hospital. She was 83, and a resident of Port Aransas for more than 64 years. Brown was born...

Hayes

Hayes

Richard J. “Dick” Hayes died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006, at his home in San Antonio, following a long battle with cancer. He considered Port Aransas his second home, where he...


County backs off dune permit move


Nearly 20 Port Aransas residents and officials went to a meeting of the Nueces County Beach Management Advisory Committee meeting on Friday, Nov. 10, loaded for bear. It was largely...

Four little piggies

Four little piggies


From left, first graders Alexcis Rish, Trinity Merrill, Katie Koetter and Anne-Marie Appling perform in a skit called “Farmer 4” at a PTO meeting at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School...

Neal, Garcia approach new offices differently


One newly-elected official is jumping in with both feet; another is taking time to talk to local city officials. State Rep. Juan Garcia, D-Corpus Christi, whose House district 32 includes...

Salute to veterans

Salute to veterans


Port Aransas honored its veterans with songs, speeches and remembrances during emotional Veterans Day ceremonies at the Port Aransas High School gymnasium on Friday, Nov. 10. Clockwise from top, local...

‘Streetcar’ nears end of line

‘Streetcar’ nears end of line

FINAL PERFORMANCES THIS WEEKEND

This weekend will be the last chance to see performances of “Streetcar Named Desire” at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Tonight, Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18, “Desire” will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361. The drama, written by Tennessee Williams and laced with humor, is...

Swapping more than plants

Swapping more than plants


Participants in the Keep Port Aransas Beautiful “swap day” at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion on Roberts Point on Saturday, Nov. 11, managed to swap more than plants and books. They spent much of their time trading information on plant care and feeding, and on book plots and authors. A...

‘One Eyed Jacks’ kicks off Movie Time

‘One Eyed Jacks’ kicks off Movie Time


A western made in 1961 will be shown at the first P.A. Movie Time of the season. The free movie is open to the public. “One Eyed Jacks” will air Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show will...

Art Center sale offers gift bargains


Art lovers can “get great gifts for the holidays at fabulous prices,” said spokesman Maggie Guscott of the upcoming Third Saturday Sale. The monthly sale at the Art Center for the Islands is especially good this time of year, Guscott said, because of the deals available for holiday shopping. It...

Time grows short to order greenery from Kiwanians


Stop procrastinating, as there are only two days left to order fresh greenery for the holidays from the Kiwanis Club in Port Aransas. The order deadline is Saturday, Nov. 18, and the greenery will be delivered the first week of December. Fresh, fragrant cedar garlands are 15 feet long and...

Two dinners will celebrate Thanksgiving


Two dinners to celebrate Thanksgiving, one on Sunday, Nov. 19, and one on Thanksgiving Day, have been scheduled by churches in the community. The First Baptist Church of Port Aransas is inviting everyone to its annual community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner Sunday, at 6 p.m. The dinner will be at the Civic...

Most ever

Most ever


Betty Crawford, board member of the Port Aransas Community Theatre and Fall Back Festival chairman, is presented with a check for $7,010.06 from Michael Ahlstrom. The check is the profit from the festival and is the most money the event has raised for the theater in its history. Crawford credits...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Time for caring, sharing

I want to wish all the readers of the South Jetty a very happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for, and we at St. Joseph’sCatholic Church do so by inviting our people to come to church at 9 a.m. Thanksgaving morning to give thanks. We do something...

Journalists to judge writing contest


Corpus Christi Caller-Times journalists will be judges of the third annual Texas Laughing Gull Writing Contest, headquartered in Port Aransas, contest officials recently announced. Libby Averyt, editor and vice president of the Caller-Times, will be judge of the non-fiction category. Sarah Booher, copy editor and designer, will judge fiction. Assistant...

PAISD board okays money for marquee


The Port Aransas Independent School District is planning to erect a new sign with electronically scrolling messages updating passersby on upcoming events at local schools. The PAISD Board of Trustees voted 6-0 on Thursday, Nov. 9, to spend $23,500 to buy the marquee. Trustee Rick Adams was absent. The marquee...

Target practice

Target practice


Boys from the Marlin Under 14 soccer team enjoyed an end of the season party at Krossfire Paintball in San Antonio on Sunday, Nov. 12. Pictured above are Michael Safford, Chase Chambers, Aaron Kenigsberg, Clark Wilson, Tyler Pate, Thomas Forsberg, Jonathan Forsberg, Austin Raanes and Caleb Rogers. Below, Tyler Pate...

Port Aransas School Menus

Nov. 20 - Nov. 21

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday French Toast, Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk Wednesday – Friday Thanksgiving Holidays! Lunch Monday Chicken Shoestrings, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Peaches, Milk Tuesday Chili Dogs, Potato Smiles, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk Wednesday – Friday Thanksgiving Holidays!

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Making music at PAISD

It is still early in the 2006/2007 school year, but things are already busy in the Port Aransas ISD music department. Jillian Bartlet, a senior at Port Aransas High School, qualified for the Texas Music Educators alldistrict choir and also sang with the all-region choir last weekend in Rockport. Band...

Playing to the audience

Playing to the audience


Five Port Aransas children will act in “A Storybook Christmas” Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10, at the Rialto Theater, 327 Commercial St., Aransas Pass. The chorale is a celebration of children’s stories through music. The troupe also will perform at the Old Irish Christmas in San Patricio, Saturday,...

Dressed .not’ to kill

Dressed .not’ to kill


The kindergarten students at H.G. Olsen Elementary took home a construction paper turkey last week with instructions to dress it up so that it would not be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. The children were very clever in their disguises. From left, Dylan Klingler’s is a cat, Ashby Snow’s is a...

High school team takes UIL trophy


The Port Aransas High School Academic Team started this season’s competition by winning the sweepstakes trophy at the Taft Math/Science/ Computer Science Invitational Tournament. The tournament was held Saturday, Nov. 11. Brett Brogan took first place in physics, second in 12th grade number sense, and fourth place in both computer...

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