SandFest

SandFest

Festival offers sand sculpture contests, sculpting lessons, food, music, vendors

SandFest Ukrainians Iryna Kalyuzhna and Andrii Vazhynskyi have traveled all over Europe, competing professionally in many sand sculpting contests. But...

No conflict, no contest: Charles withdraws

No conflict, no contest: Charles withdraws


BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER Citing her lack of disagreement with erstwhile challenger Keith Donley, incumbent City Council member...

Closing days

Closing days


Sunbathers and swimmers (background) take advantage of a sunny afternoon during the last few days of an open Community Park...

Splash down

Pool closing Tuesday for month for repairs

Dedicated swimmers have four days as of today, Thursday, March 29, to get their laps in at the pool at...

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Could gas tax hike be ahead?

Some might call Sen. John Carona of Dallas the bottom-line equivalent of a Compassionate Conservative: he’s a Responsible Republican. He says raising the state’s 20...

No council race: What a disappointment

Profound disappointment is my reaction to lack of a single contested race for any position on the Port Aransas city council. The race between Place...

Real guys and romance novels

In what must be considered a victory for the average guy, Harlequin says it wants to begin using “real men” as models for its book...

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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...

Marlins learn from loss, sock it to Woodsboro 16-14 on the road

Marlins learn from loss, sock it to Woodsboro 16-14 on the road


Port Aransas High School’s Marlin baseball team won a hard-fought district game, 16-14, in Woodsboro on Monday, March 26. The win followed a tough loss to Falls City on the...

Rough season bonds Lady Marlins

Rough season bonds Lady Marlins


“We fought hard, but came up short in the end,” junior Taylor Young said of her fellow Lady Marlins at the softball game Monday, March 26. Port Aransas lost to...

Big serve

Big serve


Kevin Drewry of Port Aransas High School serves during a match in Refugio.

Henderson named Coach of Year; Williams is All-South Texas MVP

Henderson named Coach of Year; Williams is All-South Texas MVP


Yet another honor has been bestowed upon Whitney Williams, star player with the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team. And her coach has received a big honor too....

PAHS 2007 Golf Schedule

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PAHS 2007 Track Schedule


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2007 Marlin Tennis Schedule

2007 Marlin Tennis Schedule


PAHS Track Refugio Meet

PAHS Track Refugio Meet


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SandFest

SandFest

Festival offers sand sculpture contests, sculpting lessons, food, music, vendors

SandFest Ukrainians Iryna Kalyuzhna and Andrii Vazhynskyi have traveled all over Europe, competing professionally in many sand sculpting contests. But rarely have they seen sand they like as much as...

No conflict, no contest: Charles withdraws

No conflict, no contest: Charles withdraws


BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER Citing her lack of disagreement with erstwhile challenger Keith Donley, incumbent City Council member Beverly Charles abruptly withdrew from the May 12 city council...

Closing days

Closing days


Sunbathers and swimmers (background) take advantage of a sunny afternoon during the last few days of an open Community Park swimming pool. The pool will close Monday, April 2, for...

Splash down

Pool closing Tuesday for month for repairs

Dedicated swimmers have four days as of today, Thursday, March 29, to get their laps in at the pool at Port Aransas Community Park. After that they’ll have to use...

Bloodmobile visits Port Aransas today

Bloodmobile visits Port Aransas today


Today, Thursday, March 29, is the day to give life to someone by donating blood. 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 IGA parking lot, 418 S. Alister St. Donors...

Aw, shucks

Aw, shucks


Jim Pawlechek, above, is one of the sponsors of the second annual oyster party, scheduled for Saturday at Fred Rhodes Pavilion in Roberts Point Park. Proceeds from the party will go to help Project Graduation.

Gulp a fresh oyster, catch a local band, help Project Grad


Free food and music are in store for those attending the second annual Port Aransas oyster party. It will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 31, and will be held at the Fred Rhodes Pavilion in Roberts Point Park. The event is a fundraiser to help fund Project Graduation. While...

Schweppe lectures begin ’07 series tonight with talk on plankton world


The Laura Randall Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series in Marine Science will begin its 2007 season with a lecture tonight, Thursday, March 29. Tonight’s speaker is one of three scientists visiting the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute this spring to interact with its faculty, staff and students, and...

Laughing Gull hosts readings by writers


The Texas Laughing Gull Writing Contest organization has begun holding monthly coffee house gettogethers where local writers can give readings of their work. The sessions are being held at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. The second Thursday of each month is reserved for high school...

Project Graduation flowers ready for pick up Saturday


Annuals, perennials and geraniums ordered in the annual Project Graduation flower sale will be available for pick up Saturday, March 31. Volunteers will have the flowers at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delivery will be made for large orders or the...

Churches set Easter service schedules


Holy Week services, in addition to the community-wide Easter sunrise service (see related story), have been announced by three Port Aransas churches. Community Presbyterian Church will hold a Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae service, Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church plans a Holy Thursday Mass of the...

Bixler, Starr to wed

Bixler, Starr to wed


Paul and Elizabeth Bixler have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Wallis Bixler to Parrish Starr. All are of Port Aransas. The prospective groom’s parents are Elizabeth Starr and the late Dillwyn T. Starr of Flour Bluff. The couple have set the wedding for Saturday, June 2.

Service set for sunrise


A community-wide sunrise service on Easter Sunday, April 8, will be held at Roberts Point Park at 7 a.m. Residents and visitors are invited to “come as you are” for the service that will be highlighted by a sermon by Father John Xaviour Amepparambil of St. Joseph Catholic Church. Other...

New place, new times

New place, new times


Shopper Louella Goodwin of Michigan picks up some linens at the new resale building run by the Episcopal Church Women at Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas. The new building joins the original resale shop on the north side of the church; along with the new building,...

Egg hunt

Egg hunt

Kids invited to seek Easter treats April 8

The Easter Bunny will make a stop in Port Aransas on Sunday, April 8, to supervise the annual Easter egg hunt. Kids from zip to 10 are invited to be at the Port Aransas Community Park by the swimming pool at 2 p.m., according to coordinator Ida Jones. Port Aransas...

Award-winning actors

Award-winning actors


Three Port Aransas High School students won medals for their performances in a UIL district one-act play competition in Refugio on Wednesday, March 21. From left, Greg Anderson and Patricia Stievo took all-star cast honors, and Seb Tugwell won the best actor award. PAHS took third place overall in the...

EDUCATION NOTES:

EDUCATION NOTES:

In their own words. . .

The sixth grade reading curriculum is very diverse. Included in our studies are short stories, novels, biographies, drama, myths, legends and poetry. The hope is that by exposing the students to so many different things, the ones who enjoy reading will continue to do so, and that, perhaps, the ones...

Up in lights

Up in lights


A new marquee stands near the Port Aransas Independent School District’s administrative office building. Erected on Friday, March 23, the sign electronically scrolls messages that update passersby on upcoming events at local schools. The marquee cost $27,439, including installation and related expenses.

KATE WILLIAMS: LONGEST DAYS, SHORTEST YEARS

KATE WILLIAMS: LONGEST DAYS, SHORTEST YEARS

My sister, my self

I watch her on the dance floor and realize how beautiful she is. She looks like our mother. People at the dance club come up to me that night and ask me if I’m a twin. “Oh, I get it now! You have twin boys and you’re a twin, too!”...

Rockin’ sock hop

Rockin’ sock hop

PTO hosts sock hop for elementary kids, parents

T h e P a r e n t – Te a c h e r Organization held a sock hop Friday, March 23, to raise money for projects, but more importantly to have a fun activity families could enjoy together. Kids and parents were encouraged to dress in the...

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