Port Aransas water is safe to drink

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Port Aransas water is safe to drink “Our water is definitely safe to drink,” said Mary Moss, manager of Nueces...

Appraisal appeal may land in court

'Investors have purchased property, and by so doing, have changed the market. JAY REYNOLDS, ASSISTANT CHIEF APPRAISER NUECES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT

City council members are due to decide tonight, Thursday, July 19, whether to pursue a lawsuit against the Nueces County...

Colorful kayaks

Colorful kayaks


A kayaking class spangles the water with color near the State Hwy. 361 causeway between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass...

Shuttle from ferry starts Monday


A shuttle bus designed to get workers from the Port Aransas ferry landing to job sites will begin Monday, July...

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Keep Lady Bird’s legacy alive


Back when Lyndon Johnson was president, Texas was pretty much a one-party state. That was when the Democratic Party was more moderate and represented the...

Noriega might run for Senate


If you sit around wondering how many Texans have sat in the United States Senate in the 91 years since senators began being selected by...

Is it time to kill Harry Potter?


Chatting with a guy the other day and the discussion turned to movies. Somehow, we both admitted that we even enjoyed Kevin Costner films. I...

Island Agenda


DAILY • Community Park Swimming Pool offers swim lessons and lap swimming, water exercise. Open daily except Mondays for swimming and more. Call 749-2416 for information. • Free use of...

Long-distance cyclists

Long-distance cyclists


From left, Jack Reynolds, 17, Corbin Brooks, 17, Brent Sloan, 18, and Drew Jackson, 17, all of Coleman, pose for a photo on Friday, July 13, outside the offices of...

PORT ARANSAS SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUE


MEN’S LEAGUE THURSDAY, JULY 19 7 P.M. WOLF JAW VS. SHORTY’S 8 P.M. FISHERMAN’S WHARF VS. ISLAND BOYS 9 P.M. ISLAND BOYS VS. MARLINS COED LEAGUE TUESDAY, JULY 24 7...

Three to compete in state meet

Three to compete in state meet


Three Port Aransas Swim Team members, Cody Angel, Matt Beyer and Jenna Ward, have advanced to compete in the state meet. They earned the honor by taking first or second...

B-ball players

B-ball players


These Port Aransas boys attended the 11th annual Texas A&M University-Kingsville boys’ basketball camp recently. They received awards for individual accomplishment in their age divisions. Left to right are Tyler...

PLAY BALL

PLAY BALL

Community softball teams are alive and well in Port Aransas

The Port Aransas Softball League is a non-profit organization that not only provides summer fun for players but also raises money for scholarships for Port Aransas High School seniors. The...

Borders

Borders

Mikki Borders died Sunday morning, July 15, at her home in Port Aransas after a long illness. She had been a barber for more than 40 years and founded Shear...

Fridge

Roy Fridge, an artist and filmmaker who had lived in Port Aransas since 1963, died Sunday, July 15, at his home in Port Aransas. He was 79. Fridge was born...


Port Aransas water is safe to drink

Breaking News

Port Aransas water is safe to drink “Our water is definitely safe to drink,” said Mary Moss, manager of Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4. Low levels...

Appraisal appeal may land in court

'Investors have purchased property, and by so doing, have changed the market. JAY REYNOLDS, ASSISTANT CHIEF APPRAISER NUECES COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT

City council members are due to decide tonight, Thursday, July 19, whether to pursue a lawsuit against the Nueces County Appraisal District seeking revised single-family appraisals throughout the city. That...

Colorful kayaks

Colorful kayaks


A kayaking class spangles the water with color near the State Hwy. 361 causeway between Port Aransas and Aransas Pass on a sunny day recently. The class was learning to...

Shuttle from ferry starts Monday


A shuttle bus designed to get workers from the Port Aransas ferry landing to job sites will begin Monday, July 23. The shuttle, an idea of the Corpus Christi Regional...

Fairy tale performance opens

Fairy tale performance opens


Interested in what really goes on in the woods? You can find out beginning tonight, courtesy of the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Performances for “Into the Woods Junior” will begin at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, July 19-21 and 26-28. Matinees will be on Sunday, July 22 and 29, at...

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Free drawing class slated for Saturday

Looking for something fun and free to do on Saturday morning? Stop by the Art Center for the Islands for a “You Can Draw Anything” presentation. Pat Dittberner will demonstrate drawing with a grid, and participants can try their hand and learn the technique from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday...

People watching

People watching


Standing on bleachers at Roberts Point Park, laughing gulls watch traffic in the ferry line on Tuesday, July 17.

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

The spirit within us

Three passages of scripture: Eccl. 12:7– “…the spirit returns to God who gave it.” Zachariah 12:1– “The Lord…who forms the spirit of man.” Hebrews 12:9– “How much more should we submit to the Father of our spirits and live?” These affirm that you and I got our spirits from God....

Community Center renovation pauses for Mercer House move


It’s time for a breathing spell at the Community Center. The venerable building, at 408 N. Alister St., is in the process of being remodeled, refurbished and almost reinvented. Port Aransas Garden Club members have taken out much of the existing landscaping, but Kathy Reynolds, the Garden Clubber who’s in...

Sunday is sign-up deadline for Aug. 5 Catholic picnic


Catholics must register by Sunday, July 22, to be included in a free picnic and activity day on Sunday, Aug. 5. All parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church and all Catholic families in Port Aransas are invited. While the meal is free, each person eating will need a ticket. The...

State sales tax allocation holds steady in July 2007


Port Aransas retailers held steady in May, according to sales tax allocations distributed on Friday, July 13, by State Comptroller Susan Combs. “Sales tax collections continue to grow at a steady pace,” Combs said. “Growth in the construction, oil and gas, and retail sectors are helping the current strength of...

Wind and sea

Wind and sea


As seen from the south jetty, Socol 1 heads through the Aransas Pass, heading for the Port of Corpus Christi with a load of wind turbine blades on Wednesday, 11. The turbines are used on wind farms to generate electricity.

Traditions, legends

Traditions, legends


After the pickup had slid across West Texas, through the wide desert and past El Paso hunched there under mountains, and then up across the border into New Mexico, I engaged in a Pearson tradition that dates back to the early 1980s: I got violently ill. It’s some crazy reaction...

Council to vote again on permit


The question of a special use permit for a proposed development near Oleander Street and Avenue A will come up again tonight, Thursday, July 19, when the city council re-visits the second reading of the ordinance to grant that permit. The permit was requested for the former Island One Marine...

Reading related fun

Reading related fun


The Bill Ellis Memorial Library Summer Program allows children to work on a book-related craft project as shown here. One more event is set for Wednesday, July 25, from 10 to 11 a.m., at the library, 710 W. Ave. A.

Superintendent’s salary, campus cop get attention at school board meeting


Two existing school district jobs and a proposed position have been focuses of attention recently at the Port Aransas Independent School District. At a meeting Wednesday, July 18, the PAISD Board of Trustees was scheduled to discuss a raise for Superintendent Billy Wiggins. Trustees also were to talk about whether...

Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Summer Programs


All are available for residents and visitors and include arts and crafts, science, sports and more. Register online at cityofportaransas. org/SummerPrograms. cfm. Cheer Camp Cheer Camp for Pre-K – 8th graders will be Monday through Friday, July 30-Aug 3. Register 8:30-9 a.m. July 30 at the Port Aransas High School...

SALES TAX HOLIDAY AUG. 17 – 19

Shop for school and save

Backpacks have been added to the list of tax-free items that can be purchased during the state’s sales tax holiday. The three days during which no tax will be charged on certain “back to school” items will be Aug. 17 – 19. Comptroller Susan Combs announced that the date for...

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