Spring Break rated ‘good’

Spring Break rated ‘good’

No records broken; DWI arrests top list

It could have been better, but it could also have been much, much worse. While lamenting the deaths of two...

City may tap into tax rebate

GLO may share hotel-motel tax funds for beach cleaning

Port Aransas wants to get in on some of the money the Texas General Land Office (GLO) collects through statewide...

Ready for SandFest

Ready for SandFest


Gloria Fric, also known as the Dragon Lady, spent two weeks on the beach in Port Aransas with a group...

Relief in sight for Oleander

  City council members have told City Manager Michael Kovacs to go ahead and sign a contract for $1,952,460 with...

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Legislators show a fighting spirit


What’s this? Texas legislators showing some muscle? Looks like it. Although a few independent legislators always said what they thought, suddenly quite a few members...

What would you ask candidates?


Somebody help me! Of all the things I do at the South Jetty, the one task that causes the most stress and takes more time...

Don’t mess with Mother Nature


It was definitely a case of arrogance and cockiness, and I was appropriately punished. We awoke Monday morning last week with 4.1 inches of rain...

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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 Swimming...

In full swing

In full swing


Freshman Abby Kenigsberg eyes the Runge High School batter as freshman pitcher Katelin Dupnik pitches her the ball at the Marlins vs. Yellowjackets showdown Friday, Feb. 23.

Safe!

Safe!


Lady Marlin Katelin Dupnik sprints past first base as a Runge first baseman tries in vain to tag the base. The game was held in Runge, Friday, Feb. 23.

SOFTBALL

SOFTBALL


Baseball

Baseball


Tennis Schedule

Tennis Schedule


Williams is All-state; Phillips is All-region

Williams is All-state; Phillips is All-region


Whitney Williams of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team has been selected to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Class A Division I All-State team for the...

Suited up

Suited up


Photographed as the season opened, the 2006-07 Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team members included, from left, back row, standing: Sam Byrd, Zach Merrill, Ryan Phillips, Scott Willey, Kenny...

PAHS track team: Off and running

PAHS track team: Off and running


      PAHS Track Three Rivers Meet       SATURDAY, MARCH 17             VARSITY BOYS Long Jump Matt White, 20′ 4.25″, First High Jump Cody Collins, 5′ 8″, Sixth 4X100m Relay Collins, White, Travis Kahn,...

Batter up!

Ceremonies on Saturday to open Little League season

According to the calendar, Tuesday, March 20, was the first day of Spring. But according to American tradition, Spring really begins with the opening of baseball season, and that’s going...

PAHS 2007 Golf Schedule

PAHS 2007 Golf Schedule


Arzola

Arzola

Noel Arzola, 45, died Friday, March 16, 2007. He was a lifelong resident of Port Aransas. Arzola was born Dec. 29, 1961, in Aransas Pass, to Pedro L. and Esther...

Huddleston

Huddleston

Thomas R. (Bob) Huddleston, II, 62, a former resident of Port Aransas, died Friday, March 16, 2007, at Methodist Hospital in Houston. He had owned the Anchorage Restaurant, where Fins...

Jones

Jones

Adrian Neal “Buck” Jones of Nashville, Tenn., died Saturday, March 17, 2007, near Greenville., Tex., after being struck by a vehicle as he walked along a highway access road. Jones,...

Deike

Eliese “Lizzie” Deike, 96, died Sunday, March 18, 2007. She was the grandmother of Lisa Foley of Port Aransas Born to Willie and Eliese Friedrich Scott on Nov. 1, 1910...


Spring Break rated ‘good’

Spring Break rated ‘good’

No records broken; DWI arrests top list

It could have been better, but it could also have been much, much worse. While lamenting the deaths of two teen-agers in a fiery auto crash Thursday night, Port Aransas...

City may tap into tax rebate

GLO may share hotel-motel tax funds for beach cleaning

Port Aransas wants to get in on some of the money the Texas General Land Office (GLO) collects through statewide hotel-motel taxes. City Manager Michael Kovacs told council members at...

Ready for SandFest

Ready for SandFest


Gloria Fric, also known as the Dragon Lady, spent two weeks on the beach in Port Aransas with a group of 14 who were practicing their skills for the upcoming...

Relief in sight for Oleander

  City council members have told City Manager Michael Kovacs to go ahead and sign a contract for $1,952,460 with Island Construction Co. to kick off work on the Oleander...

Time travel book discussion Tuesday

Time travel book discussion Tuesday


Fast readers still have time to read “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and join a book discussion Tuesday, March 27, at the Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 710 Ave. A. Mary Ann Gregory will lead the discussion on the book by Audrey Niffenegger beginning at 6:45 p.m. Niffenegger’s debut is the story...

ARK auction items

ARK auction items


Volunteers at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute hold some of the auction items that will be available Saturday at the annual Spring for the ARK fund raiser. From left, seated, are Shel Perkins, Joni Ray, Ginger Massey and Judy K....

Tickets still available

ARK annual fundraiser dinner and auction is Saturday

It’s not too late to buy a table for 10, individual tickets or donate to the silent or live auction for the Spring for the ARK on Saturday, March 24. The event, that in addition to the auctions, will include a catered dinner and the “tropicoustical” sounds of Triggerfish. It...

This weekend is last chance to view ‘Over the River’ at PACT


“Over the River and Through the Woods” continues to wow audiences at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT), said president Charlie Zahn. The comedy will be performed with four more times: tonight, Thursday, March 22, through Saturday, March 24, with a matinee on Sunday, March 25. Curtain time is 7:30...

Art center member meeting Wednesday


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its annual membership meeting on Wednesday, March 28. The meeting will be at 1:30 pm in the art center classroom, 323 N. Alister St. Membership is not limited to artists. “We have many members who support the art center who are not...

PASTOR’S PEN:

PASTOR’S PEN:

Fantasy fishing

The Helping Hands Community Food Pantry is seeing fewer folk each week. Fewer volunteers also, due to the number of Winter Texan helpers who have returned north. We could use a few more locals for pick-ups and stocking shelves on Mondays and distribution on Tuesdays. Call Kim Fon at 749-0552...

JELM Center

JELM Center

March Calendar

Beach walk set Friday


Residents and visitors are invited to learn about what washes ashore on the beaches of Mustang Island as spring winds drive waves in from the south. A guided beach walk sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department will reveal the secrets of the sea tomorrow, Friday, March 23....

Odd angle

Odd angle


Bob Plasko of Georgetown did a double take when he looked out of the driver’s side window and saw the sign painted on the inside of the rail. Obviously, the intent of the sign was distorted by the viewing angle. The actual sign reads ‘No unattended children allowed on deck.

Burger coupon, t-shirt are rewards for donating blood here on March 29


Receive a t-shirt and a Whataburger coupon along with the knowledge you helped someone in need, when you donate blood Thursday, March 29. The Coastal Bend Blood Center will have a mobile unit in Port Aransas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The unit will be in the Family Center...

Budding artists

Budding artists


These youngsters spent part of their Spring Break at a youth art camp at the Art Center for the Islands. In front are Michael Trevino, from left, Karina Bien, Anna Trevino, Julie Johnson, Rylie Hughes, Paige Bridges and Devan Dilelio. In the back row are instructor Marilyn Cook, Shelby Fox,...

Pick this one!

Pick this one!


H.G. Olsen Elementary School classes from kindergarten through fifth grade created original art on canvass that will be auctioned during a silent auction at the PTO sock hop tomorrow night, March 23. Displaying the work of their classmates are second graders, from front to back, Charlotte Ramsden, Cooper Sowers, Hawkins...

Port Aransas School Menus

Port Aransas School Menus


Flower fundraiser order deadline is Wednesday

Flower fundraiser order deadline is Wednesday


Sprucing up your yard with color has been made easier by organizers of Project Graduation. But get on the ball and order because the deadline is Wednesday, March 28. A variety of annuals and perennials have been added to geraniums available for purchase in the annual flower sale. Geraniums come...

PTO SOCK HOP IS FRIDAY

MUSIC, GAM ES, FOOD, ART IN STORE

Parents and kids will get together for a sock hop and raffle tomorrow, Friday, March 23. Proceeds will benefit the Port Aransas Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO). Dancing, games and awards, such as the twist, limbo, best dressed boy and girl and more, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the...

Sophomores catch break; no closed lunch


Port Aransas High School Principal Travis Longanecker has decided against restricting sophomores to campus during lunch period next year. PAHS students of all grade levels were free to leave campus during lunch until the current school year. A new rule restricted freshmen to campus beginning in the fall. Administrators said...

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