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Appointee would serve until May

Wanted: Person to devote hours to studying and solving city problems and shaping Port Aransas for the future. Infrequent travel...

Queen and her court

Queen and her court


Senior Whitney Williams, photo at left, is crowned Port Aransas High School Homecoming Queen by last year’s queen, Heather Grumbles....

Money to burn

School trustees shopping for ways to spend income from sale of land

Armed with tens of thousands of dollars from land sales, the school board has decided to go shopping for wide...

Wrong ‘tern’

Wrong ‘tern’


A royal tern sneaks into a gathering of skimmers on the beach. Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) director Tony Amos said...

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Texas politics

Two-thirds rule survives another

A member of the Texas Senate moved to do away with its two-thirds tradition that requires a two-thirds vote to bring a bill to the...

A Texas voice

Twenty days and a wake-up left

We are like school kids counting down the days until the end of the year. “Do you have your departure date yet?” “How many days...

Sage observations

Whatever happened to Danish?

Remember when you had the rare opportunity to eat one of those delicious rolls for breakfast? That delightful day-starter was delivered to us kids by...

Marlins clip Eagles in OT thriller

Marlins clip Eagles in OT thriller


This was one game the boys likely will remember for the rest of their lives. It was homecoming night, Friday, Jan. 19. They were a team with a 6-18 record,...

Pettus JVs stop hometown boys

Pettus JVs stop hometown boys


The Port Aransas High School Marlins JV squad lost to Pettus, despite surging in the second half. The taller Pettus Eagles JV won, 39-30, in the Jan. 19 game. “The...

Fire away!

Fire away!


Jason Ardoin fires off a shot over a Pettus Eagles player during the homecoming game.

Pettus falls to powerful Lady Marlin squad

Pettus falls to powerful Lady Marlin squad


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins manhandled the Pettus Lady Eagles in a victory that the Lady Marlins coach said was perhaps the most dominating performance any of his...

JV Ladies score homecoming win


The Pettus High School Lady Eagles JV was a passable team, but not nearly as good as the Lady Marlins JV. The Marlins beat Pettus 51-23 on Friday, Jan. 19...

Plowing through

Plowing through


Lady Marlin Kelvi Ousley moves past a San Antonio Hawkins defender during a game Monday, Jan. 22, in Three Rivers. Rebecca Armanovs, background at left, Alexis Boenisch, center, and Emily...

Comin’ through

Comin’ through


Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins Leah Matthews drives past a Pettus Lady Eagles player in the Marlins homecoming game Jan. 19.

Up and over

Up and over


JV Lady Marlin Rebecca Armanovs takes a shot up and over Pettus defenders during the homecoming game on Friday, Jan. 19.

Ready to rumble!

Ready to rumble!


The Voice of the Marlins, Brundrett Middle School Principal Bob Byrd introduces the players before the homecoming game gets underway Jan. 19 between the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins...

Ladies 8th wins it all

Ladies 8th wins it all

7TH GRADE TAKES THIRD

The Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins hosted and dominated their own tournament on Saturday, Jan. 20. The eighth grade team took the tournament title in their division while the seventh...

Frank

Frank

E. W. Frank. Jr. of Seguin died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007. He was 76 and was a former resident of Port Aransas. Frank was president of the Port Aransas Boatmen’s...

Haas

Haas

Charles Frederick Haas, father of Suzanne Roberts of Port Aransas, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, after a lengthy illness. He was 89. Hass was a prominent oilman and outstanding Corpus...


Volunteers for council asked to step

Appointee would serve until May

Wanted: Person to devote hours to studying and solving city problems and shaping Port Aransas for the future. Infrequent travel to unglamorous places. Time will be taken from regular job....

Queen and her court

Queen and her court


Senior Whitney Williams, photo at left, is crowned Port Aransas High School Homecoming Queen by last year’s queen, Heather Grumbles. Ceremonies were held at half-time of the Marlin varsity basketball...

Money to burn

School trustees shopping for ways to spend income from sale of land

Armed with tens of thousands of dollars from land sales, the school board has decided to go shopping for wide variety of items, from new desks for students to re-surfacing...

Wrong ‘tern’

Wrong ‘tern’


A royal tern sneaks into a gathering of skimmers on the beach. Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) director Tony Amos said the skimmers face into the wind to keep their feathers...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Top 10 list for 2007

Well, here we are in 2007, and things are moving right along. Many of us may still have the same problems, situations and circumstances that we had last year. Many of us may have already broken all of our resolutions that we made just a few short weeks ago. Well,...

Friends of Library silent auction includes three local history books

Friends of Library silent auction includes three local history books


Book buyers can get a head start on this year’s book sale by dropping by the Bill Ellis Memorial Library and taking a look at the silent auction books now on display. The silent auction is part of the annual Friends of the Library book sale, a fund raiser for...

Episcopal Women host BBQ tonight


Tickets will be sold at the door for the barbecue at the Episcopal Church Women’s annual barbecue dinner tonight, Thursday, Jan. 25. Tickets cost $7.50 per person. The dinner will offer 5 and 6:30 p.m. seatings at the Trinity-by-the- Sea Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 433 Trojan St. Take-out meals will...

Scary movie is on tap


Get your pants scared off at the next P.A. Movie Time to be shown Saturday, Feb. 3. The free movie will be “Attack of the Giant Leeches”. It will be at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. and is presentated by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Doors...

IN THE KITCHEN WITH SLING

IN THE KITCHEN WITH SLING

IN SLING 'Ethnic' Super Bowl dishes

For many people, the Super Bowl is a sports event, a blizzard of statistics, or some of the world’s best commercials. For me, the highlight of the game is the food. Whether I am staying at home, going to a Super Bowl party, or going to a sports bar, it...

Sales tax figures up a tad from last year


The return to city coffers from retail sales in November was up slightly compared to the previous year. December state sales tax collections and January allocations to local governments represent sales that occurred in November. Comptroller Susan Combs, in her first report since taking office after the November elections, said...

Winter Texans plan ‘state’ socials


As the Winter Texan population increases on the island, state-specific gatherings are being scheduled. These meetings allow more people from the same state to socialize, brag and commiserate with others from their area. As this issue went to print, Nebraska, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have organized territorial parties. The date...

Dine Around hits the road on Monday


“Ticket sales for the Dine Around are a tad slow, due to the ‘non-Chamber of Commerce-like weather’, and the number of other activities going on,” said Chamber of Commerce- Tourist Bureau director Ann Bracher Vaughan. The cost is $15 per ticket for the Monday, Jan. 29, event. A limited number...

The director speaks

The director speaks


Lee Fuiman, director of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, speaks at groundbreaking ceremonies for a new building at UTMSI’s Fisheries and Mariculture Laboratory on Wednesday, Jan. 24. The new laboratory, courtesy of a $600,000 grant from the Coastal Conservation Association, will let the Fisheries and Mariculture Lab do...

H.G. Olsen sets waffle breakfast for Feb. 4


Jump out of bed and head over to the Waffle Breakfast Sunday, Feb. 4, at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria. The fundraiser by the Brundrett Middle School Student Council will start at 9 a.m. and end at noon. The breakfast features all-you-caneat waffles for $5 per person. The menu...

Little League meeting scheduled Monday night


Nasty weather over the past few weeks has not lent itself to baseball or softball, but the season for both is just around the corner. Port Aransas Little League organizers are asking parents of players and enthusiasts of both sports to attend a meeting Monday, Jan. 29, to get organized...

In appreciation

In appreciation


Members of the Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees pose with framed certificates that Superintendent Billy Wiggins presented to them at a board meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18. Trustees also enjoyed a chocolate cake before the meeting got underway. Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed January School Board Appreciation...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Reading is key to success

Being a middle school teacher may seem like it would be a challenge, but for me it is a dream come true. I teach seventh and eighth grade reading. For a teacher like me, everyday is full of fun and, believe it or not, I learn something new. So, what...

Port Aransas School Menus

Jan. 29 - Feb. 2

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Juice, Milk Wednesday Breakfast on a Bun, Juice, Milk Thursday Pigs in a Blanket, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Chicken on a Bun, Potato Smiles, Mixed Fruit, Milk Tuesday Burritos w/Chili, Carrot...

Horror film set Feb. 3


Get your pants scared off at the next P.A. Movie Time to be shown Saturday, Feb. 3. The free movie will be “Attack of the Giant Leeches”. The film will be aired at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. The movie is presentated by the Port Aransas Parks and...

We got spirit

We got spirit


In the photo above, Port Aransas High School students Rebecca Armanovs, from left, Matt Brunicardi and Jordan Butterfield show off their colors at a pep rally on homecoming day, Jan. 19. In the middle photo, PAHS junior Kathy Ashley, a member of the Lady Marlins basketball team, had her face...

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