41 PAHS grads to ‘walk’ Friday

41 PAHS grads to ‘walk’ Friday


Forty-one Port Aransas High School seniors will close one chapter of their lives as they begin a new one during...

Shuttling workers to, from ferry deliberated


Would a shuttle that picks up employees at the ferry landing and takes them to their workplaces work in Port...

A rock and a hard place

A rock and a hard place

Seaweed washing ashore has city caught in between

Although officially billed as a “workshop,” a gathering of city council members scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, at 5 p.m....

Officer installation is Wednesday


The Port Aransas Garden Club will wrap up the year’s business at a meeting Wednesday, June 6, that will include...

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Forty-one Port Aransas High School seniors will walk across a stage tomorrow night and receive their diplomas. It’s a day they and their families have...

Session ends in dissension

The metal detectors might have been in the wrong end of the Texas capitol. The cautious Texas Senate for the past few weeks had required...

Email: Lost in cyberspace

If you’ve sent me an e-mail in the last month and I haven’t responded, or your news item did not appear in the paper; or...

Island Agenda


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...

Little League honors volunteers, players

Little League honors volunteers, players


Shutout

Shutout


The Longhorns, the Port Aransas major boys baseball team, won their last game of the season with a complete shut out of the Aransas Pass Indians. John Amundsen, in photo...

Island Women runners

Island Women runners


Island Woman Boutique in Port Aransas sponsored a team in the women’s division in the 32nd Running of the Beach to Bay Relay Marathon honoring our nation’s military on Armed...

Round robin tennis hits courts Saturday


Resurfacing of the school tennis courts should not interfere with the monthly round robin tennis tournament scheduled for Saturday, June 2. At least four courts will be available for the...


41 PAHS grads to ‘walk’ Friday

41 PAHS grads to ‘walk’ Friday


Forty-one Port Aransas High School seniors will close one chapter of their lives as they begin a new one during commencement ceremonies tomorrow, Friday, June 1. Valedictorian Minda Willner and...

Shuttling workers to, from ferry deliberated


Would a shuttle that picks up employees at the ferry landing and takes them to their workplaces work in Port Aransas? Depends. Planning and zoning commissioners heard the concept from...

A rock and a hard place

A rock and a hard place

Seaweed washing ashore has city caught in between

Although officially billed as a “workshop,” a gathering of city council members scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, at 5 p.m. could result in a decision about how the city will...

Officer installation is Wednesday


The Port Aransas Garden Club will wrap up the year’s business at a meeting Wednesday, June 6, that will include the installation of officers for the 2007-08 year. It will...

Residential yard of the month

Residential yard of the month


The Port Aransas Garden Club has chosen the home of John and Johnie Whisman for May’s residential yard of the month. The house is located at 819 MiraMar with well-manicured and beautifully landscaped yards in front and back. The yards host an array of plants including hibiscus, cannes, Hawaiin hibiscus,...

A day at the beach

A day at the beach


Aviona Rosenthal, 2, of Tafton, Pa., hangs out at the beach with her grandfather, Gerald Tyler and grandmother, Denise McGoey, both of Port Aransas, on Memorial Day.

Look ahead: Sun precaution today makes cancer less likely in future

Look ahead: Sun precaution today makes cancer less likely in future


Bill Smith has some advice for everyone out there who is planning a lot of fun in the sun this summer. “Buy lots of sunscreen, and wear long sleeves when you can,” said Smith, 60, of Port Aransas. Smith knows all about this kind of thing. The 60-year-old Port Aransan...

Shady business

Shady business


Staying in the shade and wearing sunscreen with an SPF of 15 and greater are some of the best ways to avoid getting sunburns, which can lead eventually to skin cancer.

Van Loh, Bereza repeat vows

Van Loh, Bereza repeat vows


Sarah Marie Van Loh of Dunbar, Wis. and Samuel Justus Bereza of Chesapeake, Va., were married Saturday, May 19, 2007, in the Twin City Baptist Church, in Marinette, Wis. The groom is the grandson of Cissie Williams of Port Aransas. The bride is the daughter of the Rev. Paul and...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Life lessons from Little League

The Little League season is officially over (everyone except the children is cheering); closing ceremonies were last Saturday. I’m sure there are some pictures in this week’s paper celebrating the kids, teams and volunteers that make it possible. Your local pastors were well represented, as both William Campbell and I...

SandFest seeks new director


SandFest, the largest master sand sculpting competition in the United States, is seeking a new event director and advisory committee members. The event is a family-oriented festival, which generates serious income for the community, said a spokesman for the festival. Dee McElroy, event director for the last six years, is...

Fighter escort?

Fighter escort?


Looking like a scene from a World War II movie, a squadron of brown pelicans flies over Mustang Island, apparently ‘escorted’ by a seagull.

Time remains to buy tickets to win PAPHA painting of coastal rescue

Time remains to buy tickets to win PAPHA painting of coastal rescue


Time remains to purchase a raffle ticket for a painting with all proceeds going to the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) fund drive. Tickets will be sold up until the drawing to be held Saturday, June 9, at the gallery of the artist donating the painting. Artist Flint...

Perkins, Pugh announce birth of baby daughter


Daniel Perkins and Brandy Pugh of Port Aransas announce the birth of their daughter, Demi Ryanne Perkins. She was born at 4:29 p.m., Monday, May 21, 2007, in a Corpus Christi hospital. The child weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. She has two sisters, Kylie and...

PAHS 2007 Graduates

PAHS 2007 Graduates


Community awards $86,345 in  scholarships to 39 PAHS seniors

Community awards $86,345 in scholarships to 39 PAHS seniors


Members of the Port Aransas business community, as well as individuals, continued the tradition of supporting Port Aransas High School seniors by presenting scholarships at the annual assembly held Friday, May 25.

Clanton named to president’s list at Stephen F. Austin


Scott Alan Clanton has been named to The President’s List at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. The designation is reserved for students who make at least a 4.0 grade point average in all of their courses. Typically, only about two percent of the SFA student body qualifies for...

Tidying up

Tidying up


H.G. Olsen Elementary School fourth-graders, from left, Summer Hernandez, Collin Barr and Jon Forsberg do some cleaning up on Wednesday, May 30 – the next-to-last day of school. The students were wiping down an overhead projector in their classroom. Students, teachers and staff performed were tidying up all over campus...

Cheerleaders schedule training for June 4-8


Port Aransas ISD cheerleaders will hold a cheerleader-training clinic this summer for students in kindergarten through ninth grade. The clinic will be held Monday through Friday, June 4-8. The clinic will start each day at 9 a.m. and end at noon. It will cost $50. High school cheerleaders will teach...

‘Four score, and …’

‘Four score, and …’


H.G. Olsen Elementary School student Shivam Bhakta portrays Abraham Lincoln during the annual wax museum program that fourth graders put on at the school cafeteria on Wednesday, May 23. Each of the 34 fourth graders on hand had researched noteworthy people, living and dead, and created a wax museum display...

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