Powering progress

Powering progress


Traffic eases past a construction site on Tuesday, Feb. 13, as American Electric Power contractors continue a project to install...

Council goes behind closed doors to decide

Jim Polewchak chosen to serve until election on May 12 on 4-2 vote

Several hours and two closed sessions later, the Port Aransas City Council on Thursday, Feb. 8, appointed James L. Polewchak...

Airport, harbor on Polewchak’s mind

School board incumbents file during opening days of period

One city council incumbent files

The filing period had only just begun when four candidates filed papers to run for city council or school board....

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Dave McNeely

Molly Ivins, who died the last day of January, and I first met in 1965. I was 25, fresh out of The University of Texas...

Steve Martaindale

A major winter storm is raging in the Midwest. Heavy lake-effect snow is expected around the Great Lakes. Snow is possible across the High Plains....

Mary Henkel Judson

Two of the major television networks have done, or are doing, stories about two different challenges previously discussed in this space: television systems and caring...

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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...

Marlins optimistic about next season

Marlins optimistic about next season

This season was spent getting acquainted with new coach

The Port Aransas High School Marlins have ended their season with a 7-22 record, but their coach expects big things from the team next year. “We should be district champions,”...

Flying high

Flying high


Going for a rebound, Port Aransas High School Marlins Cody Collins, left, and Matt White jump high above several Woodsboro Eagles during a game on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Marlin blockade

Marlin blockade


Marlins players Christian Collins, left, and Scott Willey try to block a Woodsboro player’s shot.

JV closes out season


The Port Aransas High School Marlins JV ended their season with only a handful of wins under their belts. But coach Bryan Flack had kind words for his team after...

Head over heels

Head over heels


Port Aransas High School senior Clark Smith turns flips on the basketball court during halftime of a recent Lady Marlins basketball game. Chanting “CLARK, CLARK, CLARK,” Marlins fans often urge...

Lady Marlins take on Shiner at area

Game will be in Port Lavaca at 7 p.m. Friday

T he Po rt A r a nsas Hi gh S choo l Lady Marlins basketball team, ranked se co nd in t he sta t e, will begin i...

Battle for the ball

Battle for the ball


Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins players Hannah Jones, left, and Whitney Williams wrestle a Somerset High School player for the ball during a game played in Tilden on Saturday,...

Over and above

Over and above


Lad y Marl ins post W h it ney Wi l l i a m s sh o ot s o ver t w o S o m e r...

JV Ladies wrap up season with 33-20 victory over Pettus


T he Po rt A r a nsas Hi gh S choo l Lady Mar l i ns J V baske t ball team capped a great season with a...

On the offensive

On the offensive


Kath y A shley, a guard wi t h the La dy Ma rl ins, d ri ve s past a Somerset High School player.


Powering progress

Powering progress


Traffic eases past a construction site on Tuesday, Feb. 13, as American Electric Power contractors continue a project to install bigger power poles along a stretch of State Hwy. 361....

Council goes behind closed doors to decide

Jim Polewchak chosen to serve until election on May 12 on 4-2 vote

Several hours and two closed sessions later, the Port Aransas City Council on Thursday, Feb. 8, appointed James L. Polewchak Jr., 36, a Port Aransas resident for two years, to...

Airport, harbor on Polewchak’s mind

School board incumbents file during opening days of period

One city council incumbent files

The filing period had only just begun when four candidates filed papers to run for city council or school board. All three incumbents on the Port Aransas School Board of...

Sale of the season

Sale of the season

the season Project Graduation garage sale is Saturday

Home-baked goodies and treasures of every kind will be found at the Project Graduation annual garage sale Saturday, Feb. 17. A bake sale will be held during the sale with homemade treats to tempt the palate. Doors will open at 8 a.m., at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St....

Ready to sell

Ready to sell


Project Graduation volunteers Mary Jo Matthews (from left), Susan Lawson, Rick Burgess and Sandra McKelvy check over some of the items that will be offered during the Project Graduation fund raising garage sale on Saturday, Feb. 17. The auction will start at 8 a.m. at the Community Center, 408 N....

Let the good times roll!

Mardi Gras Parade is Tuesday, carnival is Saturday, Feb. 24

Parade on Fat Tuesday and party the following Saturday: It’s time for Mardi Gras in Port Aransas. The parade is sponsored by the Port Aransas Leisure Society (PALS). It will be held on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 20. A Mardi Gras carnival to benefit the Jody McCormick Scholarship Fund for vocational...

Relay for Life meeting tonight for volunteers, team captains, sponsors


Volunteers, sponsors and anyone interested in joining the effort to find a cure for cancer are invited to gather tonight, Thursday, Feb. 15, to make plans for the second annual Relay For Life. The meeting will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM) Center...

Artists offer bargains at Saturday sale


If your Valentine’s Day gift didn’t win you any prizes, redeem yourself with something bought at the next Third Saturday Sale. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. Member artists discount one piece...

Free concert series continues Monday


Americana music on guitar, keyboard and mandolin will fill the air at Winter Sounds Monday, Feb. 19. The Pipe Creek Rebellion will entertain 7 to 9 p.m., at the Civic Center, 710 W Ave. A. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department presents the free concert series similar...

PASTOR’S PEN: RICHARD SAFFORD

PASTOR’S PEN: RICHARD SAFFORD

What do we do with Lent?

Western culture has borrowed and adapted most of the Christian holy days into holidays with their own symbols and icons. Christmas is celebrated with trees, gifts and Santa Claus, which can only loosely be tied to stables, magi and a medieval saint. Easter has its dyed eggs, chocolate and the...

Sharing because they care

Sharing because they care


Sam Lawson, left, VWF Post 8967 commander, and family and friends, Lolita Haines, Julie Sando, Glen Bearden, Dylan Klingler and Ron Messrich, present Sue Bearden with a check. A benefit spaghetti dinner was held Saturday, Feb. 10 for Bearden, a cancer patient, to help raise money for medical costs.

PORT RANSAS CITY COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING - T , F 15, 2007 5 P.M. CITY HALL

B. Presentation of Charter Review Commission Report 5. OPEN PUBLIC HEARING President). Property Location: 2300 Block of State Highway 361. 6. CLOSE PUBLIC HEARINGS be limited to three (3) minutes or less. A. January Financial Report or have been discussed previously at a public meeting. of State Highway 361. construction...

SH 361 update on city agenda


City council members will be filled in on long-term plans for State Hwy. 361 at their meeting tonight, Thursday, Feb. 15. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. at city hall, 710 W. Ave A. A representative of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will get the council up to...

Port Aransas School Menus

Port Aransas School Menus

Feb. 19 - 23

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Juice, Milk Wednesday Potato and Egg Taco, Juice, Milk Thursday NutriGrain Bar, Sausage Link, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Peaches, Milk Tuesday Salisbury Steak, Rice and Gravy, Seasoned Carrots,...

Fun activities help early reading

Fun activities help early reading


Pre-kindergarten students at H.G. Olsen Elementary School Kylee Barwise and Wynne Parsons, above, stretch out with a book during center time. According to teacher Ginny Shaw, almost a third of the class already is reading independently. Volunteer reading companions Kristi Carll and Tom Scotthorn listen to children read almost every...

EDUCATION NOTES: LEIF JOHNSON

Marriage of Spanish, technology

I am so happy my foreign language students don’t have to take a standardized test. It gives us so much more time for enrichment and unbridled creative endeavors. I like technology, and I love teaching Spanish. So I do both. Yes, we have structured goals and detailed objectives of essential...

The run-around

The run-around


Speedy first grader Sebastian Williams is slightly airborne as he rounds a corner while sprinting through a recent gym class at H.G. Olsen Elementary School.

Student injured by nail in eye improves


A Port Aransas High School student who suffered a severe eye injury when another student threw a nail at him has regained much of his vision, but is not completely back to normal yet, his mother said. PAHS Principal Travis Longanecker, who investigated the incident, said a student engaging in...

Sunday fundraiser to benefit students attending summer leadership academy


All-you-can-eat Cajun food will be served at a fundraiser for students attending Lone Star Leadership Academy. Sunday, Feb. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., a lunch will be served by The Crazy Cajun in the garden next to the restaurant, 303 Beach St. The lunch will include jambalaya, red...

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