Showdown at appraisal district

Showdown at appraisal district

Property value increases called 'an act of organized crime'

Five “gunslingers” rode into Corpus Christi Monday, and while there was no actual bloodshed, when the five left, the Nueces...

Paint fumes send PD dispatchers packing Monday

Paint fumes send PD dispatchers packing Monday


Port Aransas emergency radio dispatchers are “camping out” for a few days at the Aransas Princess condominiums on Beach Access...

Day’s over; fishin’s not

Day’s over; fishin’s not


Duane Zurovec and his wife, Sarah, of Castroville, fish from the bulkhead at Roberts Point Park as a ferry passes...

State may boost MSI funding by $2 million

State may boost MSI funding by $2 million


The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas could soon receive a $2 million shot in the arm...

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Demos eye 2008 election chances


Several Democrats are looking at a run for the nomination in 2008 to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. One who filed the paperwork to...

How many techies does it take to fix e-mail?


The e-mail saga goes on. Since we last visited, I have talked to Eric, Jackson (again), Adrian, Jennifer, Lawanda, Mike and one techie whose name...

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...

Third in US

Third in US


University of Texas Marine Science Institute director Lee Fuiman, second from left in front, competed in the US Volleyball National Championships on May 26-29 at the Austin Convention Center. His...

Greene backs up wins with another first place

Greene backs up wins with another first place


Full moon racing on any level usually means a race full of wrecks. Although this proved true for racing at CC Speedway Saturday, June 2, Pappy Greene of Port Aransas...


Showdown at appraisal district

Showdown at appraisal district

Property value increases called 'an act of organized crime'

Five “gunslingers” rode into Corpus Christi Monday, and while there was no actual bloodshed, when the five left, the Nueces County Appraisal Board knew they were serious about lowering property...

Paint fumes send PD dispatchers packing Monday

Paint fumes send PD dispatchers packing Monday


Port Aransas emergency radio dispatchers are “camping out” for a few days at the Aransas Princess condominiums on Beach Access Road 1A while paint fumes clear out from police headquarters....

Day’s over; fishin’s not

Day’s over; fishin’s not


Duane Zurovec and his wife, Sarah, of Castroville, fish from the bulkhead at Roberts Point Park as a ferry passes by at sunset on Saturday, June 2.

State may boost MSI funding by $2 million

State may boost MSI funding by $2 million


The University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas could soon receive a $2 million shot in the arm that would help fund salary increases, bring in additional staff...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

We can learn from seaweed

Seaweed. Seaweed on the beach. Seaweed in the dunes. Seaweed on the beach roadway. Seaweed in the ocean. Seaweed in the bay. Yes, it is natural. Yes, it helps build our beaches. Yes, it helps provide a natural barrier for storms. Yes, it even helps my organic garden. But, enough...

Meeting of the minds

Meeting of the minds


With hurricane season starting June 1, Port Aransas leaders met on Wednesday, May 23, with other area leaders to talk about planning for evacuations just in case any of the big storms threaten the Coastal Bend this summer. The officials met over lunch at Trout Street Bar & Grill. Posing...

Presbyterian VBS to begin June 17


Children age 3 to fifth graders are invited to “Soar with God in a Hot Air Balloon”, metaphorically speaking, at this year’s vacation Bible school at the Community Presbyterian Church. The VBS will be held Sunday through Friday, June 17-22. Parents and guardians may register through the church office at...

Vows planned

Vows planned


Richard and Vernett Safford of Port Aransas announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Amanda Kyla, to Nicholas James Magee, both of San Antonio. The prospective groom’s parents are Jim and Janie Magee of Port Aransas. A June 7, 2008, wedding in Port Aransas is planned.

Community Presbyterian women will meet Tuesday


The Presbyterian Women of Community Presbyterian Church will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday, June 12. It will be held at 7 p.m. in the JELM library, 129 S. Alister St. Joan Snyder will lead the lesson, and Jane Thompson and Trudy Beimers will be the hostesses. The group gave three...

Campbell earns degree despite fighting cancer


Christie Campbell graduated from The University of Texas at Austin College of Education with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology and a minor in applied learning and development. Ceremonies were held in Austin on Friday, May 18. Campbell, a 1998 graduate of Port Aransas High School, has battled neuroblastoma,...

Rare opportunity

South Texan students may apply to become a Congressional Page

Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz will nominate a young South Texan to participate in the United States Congressional Page program. “This is a rare and prestigious opportunity for a young person to join other 16-year-olds going to school and working in the U.S. House of Representatives,” according to a press release...

Bujan urges citizens to join tax appraisal protest


City Councilman Charles Bujan is asking for help in the city’s protest of tax appraisal hikes. Bujan sent a series of e-mails on Monday, noting that the action of the city council in meeting with the appraisal district board won’t be enough by itself to affect appraisal values. “I believe...

Tough turtles taken home

Tough turtles taken home


A green jay, cerulean warbler, two baby black-chinned hummingbirds, a hedgehog, a screech owl baby, a great kiskadee trapped in a warehouse, a 200-lb loggerhead sea turtle entangled in rope, the bed of my truck doubling as an operating room, five big loggerheads released from the beach and a trip...

Free yoga on beach offered


Yoga on the beach will be offered at 8 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month beginning Saturday, June 9. Under the direction of Nancy Myers, the hatha yoga class will meet for one hour. Participants should bring a beach mat or towel and meet at the Horace Caldwell...

Moving on up: Pre-K students graduate

Moving on up: Pre-K students graduate


Pre-kindergarten students celebrating their special night in the top photo are Michael May, from left, McKenzie Krott, Carson Collins (in back), Jacob Bender, Chase Shelton (in back), Christopher Rawe, Nicky Brown (in back), Savannah McCaskill, Wynne Parsons (arm over face), Sailor Arnold and Phoebe Shelton (partial face). In the far...

Basic completed


Army Pvt. Nina S. Tristan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. She is the daughter of Avery and Sandra Hernandez of Port Aransas, and a 1999 graduate of Port Aransas High School. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the army mission, history,...

Surviving in style

Surviving in style


Port Aransas High School seniors, their guests and juniors had a big time while keeping safe at the 2007 Project Graduation party. The substance-free event is held on graduation night in an effort to prevent accident, injury and death that often happen when seniors party after graduating. The party included...

Troop 834 celebrates year of Girl Scouting

Troop 834 celebrates year of Girl Scouting


Port Aransas Girl Scout troop 834 celebrated another year in scouting with a barbecue and awards ceremony. Interest project patches from fitness to fashion and fashion design were among the awards earned this year by troop members. Special recognition was given to Caitlin Pyle who earned her Silver Award, the...

School trustees elect Adams president


Rick Adams is the new president of the Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees. Adams was elected in a 6-0 vote by board members during a special meeting at the district’s administrative offices on Saturday, June 2. Trustee Ken Dunton was out of town. Trustees also elected Dunton...

City’s Parks, Recreation Department schedules entire summer full of fun


Entertain your child all summer in Port Aransas with activities conducted by the Parks and Recreation Department. All are available for residents and visitors. Pre-register for daily or weekly sessions of two-hour activities including arts and crafts, science, sports and more online at cityofportaransas.org/ SummerPrograms.cfm. Catamaran Cruise Enjoy sailing aboard...

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