Old Town festival to celebrate past
Port Aransas turkeys

Port Aransas turkeys


As Thanksgiving approached, these wild turkeys were photographed passing through a back yard in old-town Port Aransas on Friday, Nov....

Christmas drives under way in city

VFW Care and Share

The annual drive to collect food so that less fortunate families in Port Aransas will have a Christmas dinner begins...

Christmas drives under way in city

Emergency Services Toy Roundup

The collection of toys and money continues for the Emergency Services Toy Round Up through Friday, Dec. 15. Children who...

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Texas politics

Faith unites, doesn't divide

A couple years ago, GSD&M head man Roy Spence left Austin on a wandering road trip, trying to find out whether there was any common...

A Texas voice

Far from being a lonely place

Being one of only a few thousand people on the entire continent of Antarctica would, on its surface, suggest things are quite roomy. Looking at...

Sage observations

Joe's gifts that keep giving

When the creek bank is washed yellow with a flood of black-eyed Susans, when a grandchild catches a goggle-eyed perch or big mouth bass and...

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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...

Lady Marlins second to one in Classic

Lady Marlins second to one in Classic


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins varsity took second place in the Marlin Classic tournament, winning three of the four games they played Nov. 16-18. “I feel very positive...

Defense!

Defense!


Port Aransas Marlins player Cody Collins faces down a Poolville player during the Marlin Classic.

Hands up!

Hands up!


Port Aransas Marlins Hunter Glasscock, left, and Cody Collins go on the defensive against the Poolville Monarchs.

Ya gotta have heart

Ya gotta have heart

A game lost with emotion better than a win without it

Port Aransas High School Marlin varsity players lost all four of their games in the Marlin Classic held Nov. 16-18. Yet, Coach Mark Spencer was feeling good about his team...

Mixed doubles tennis is open to all on Dec. 2


Visitors are invited to join residents for the monthly round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament on Saturday, Dec. 2. The tournament is held on the Port Aransas High School tennis...

PAHS tennis team plays pre-season tournament


Port Aransas High School’s tennis team tested the waters last week by playing in the Tuloso-Midway Fall Festival Junior Varsity and Freshman Tennis Tournament on Tuesday. Pro-sets were supposed to...

Sports Schedules

Sports Schedules


 

Lein

Jeanette E. “Ciddie” Lein of Santa Fe, N.M., and Port Aransas, died Monday, Nov. 6, at her home in Santa Fe. She was 76. Lein was born in Deming, N.M.,...

Chapman

Chapman

James W. “Bill” Chapman of Pampa died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. He had been a resident of Wheeler and Port Aransas for many years before moving to Pampa. He was...

Cates

Archie Cates Jr. died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006. He was 38 and a former resident of Port Aransas. Cates was in the oilfield construction business. Three sisters, Sue Nell Artb...

Lorette

Lola Anne “Tonie” Brogdon Lorette of Corsicana died Monday, Nov. 20, 2006. She is survived by her son, Nicholas Bernard (Michelle Tschurr) Lorette Jr. and grandchildren, Nicholas Bernard “Trout” Lorette...


Old Town festival to celebrate past
Port Aransas turkeys

Port Aransas turkeys


As Thanksgiving approached, these wild turkeys were photographed passing through a back yard in old-town Port Aransas on Friday, Nov. 17. They are believed to be part of a small...

Christmas drives under way in city

VFW Care and Share

The annual drive to collect food so that less fortunate families in Port Aransas will have a Christmas dinner begins tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 24, and continues through Sunday, Dec. 17....

Christmas drives under way in city

Emergency Services Toy Roundup

The collection of toys and money continues for the Emergency Services Toy Round Up through Friday, Dec. 15. Children who might not otherwise have Christmas presents are provided toys each...

Burn holiday calories on beach walk

Burn holiday calories on beach walk


Beach and nature lovers are invited to get an early start burning off those extra Thanksgiving dinner calories tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 24. The burn can begin at a free, guided beach walk sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The walk is free, and is guided...

Plenty for all

Plenty for all


A.J. Hernandez, 5, waits to fill his plate at a community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner held on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Civic Center. It was sponsored by the First Baptist Church.

Tour of Homes tickets available for purchase starting Monday


Tickets for the 19th annual Tour of Homes go on sale Monday, Nov. 27. Anyone curious about how island residents live can find out by going on the tour Saturday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $15 per person for bus tours and $10 for self-drive tours. Advance tickets are required for...

Tree lighting set for Tuesday


Catch the spirit of Christmas early by participating in the official Christmas Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The switch will be tripped on the city’s official Christmas tree at about 6:15 p.m. in the center field of Roberts Point Park. The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department invites residents...

Poinsettia pick up is Saturday


Poinsettias ordered from Project Graduation may be picked up Saturday, Nov. 25, in the parking lot of the Family Center IGA, between 10 a.m. and noon. Pre-ordered poinsettias sold for $10. Extra poinsettias will be available for purchase Saturday at a cost of $12. For further information, call Rob Phillips...

Paper sets holiday hours


The South Jetty newspaper office closed for the Thanksgiving holiday at noon Wednesday, Nov. 22. The office, at 141 W. Cotter, will remain closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24. The South Jetty will participate in the Old Town Festival celebration on Saturday, Nov. 25, by being open from...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Day of thanksgiving

The celebration of a day for Thanksgiving comes not only from the celebrations of the first colonists in North America, but also from the universal and ancient human custom of giving thanks for the gifts of the earth at harvest time. When the ancient people of Israel celebrated thanksgiving it...

Floor to ceiling furnishing

Floor to ceiling furnishing


My Coastal Home held a ribbon cutting ceremony for its furniture store Friday, Nov. 17. The store that has tropical style furniture from floor to ceiling is located at 445 W. Cotter Ave. It is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday by appointment only. The...

Bazaar!

Episcopal event offers bargains for holiday shopping

Unique and one-of-a-kind gifts will go on sale at the annual Trinity-bythe Sea Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. New and slightly used kitchen items, china and glassware, paintings, framed artwork, books, CDs, videos, Christmas décor, electronics and jewelry are among...

Wed in Vegas

Wed in Vegas


Robin Kelly and Heber Stone of Port Aransas were married Monday, Oct. 30 at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas. A reception was held in the Caear’s Forum in Las Vegas and the honeymoon was spent in Las Vegas as well. Kim Hajaston of San Antonio was...

Port Aransas School Menus

Nov. 27 - Dec. 1

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Mikl Tuesday Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Juice, Milk Wednesday Breakfast on a Bun, Juice, Milk Thursday Breakfast Pizza, Juice, Milk Friday Not available Lunch Monday Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Fruit, Milk Tuesday Chalupas, Lettuce, Tomato & Cheese, Fruit, Milk Wednesday Lasagna, Tossed Salad, Peaches, Garlic...

Thanksgiving creations

Thanksgiving creations


Fifth-grade students show off some Thanksgiving-related artwork they created recently at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. Front row, from left: Courtney McNatt, Susana Valdivia and Brooke Halcomb; middle row, from left: Justin Kahn, Samuel Martinez and Tommy Stevenson; back row, from left: Brianna Wright, Christian Johnson, Paul Voyles and Dutch Honsinger.

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Middle school is 'happening' place

Even from the beginning of the school year, the Brundrett Middle School Student Council has been busy planning ways to make money and help improve its school. The weekend before the first day of school, a few student council members were seen outside the school weeding and picking up trash...

Kids feast

Kids feast


H.G. Olsen Elementary School students feast on pre-Thanksgiving lunches of turkey with all the fixings on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the school cafeteria.

FINatics aim to boost Marlins

FINatics aim to boost Marlins


For one group of Port Aransans, blue hair no longer necessarily will be the result of a dye job gone bad. Some Marlin fans have formed a new group, called FINatics, to boost spirit at Port Aransas schools’ athletic events. They wear blue wigs or spray their hair blue; they...

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

First six weeks

H.G. OLSEN ELEMENTARY A HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Anne-Marie Appling, Natalie Bien, Benjamin Brown, Zachary Brown, Lane Cody, Elena Crawford, Dylan Denton, Gabriella Hanmore, Jacquelynne Hernandez, Katie Koetter, Allison Hille, Journey Jones, Logan Kreutziger, Hannah May, Mary-Katherine Scott, Ashleigh Simanek, Skyler Simanek, Deja Simmons, Stevieray Stephenson, Noah Swindle and Hannah...

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