Appraisal board volunteers sought for Port Aransas


Time is running out if you’d like to try to make a difference in Port Aransas property appraisals. Both the...

Beacon in the night

Beacon in the night


The Lydia Ann Channel Lighthouse is silhouetted against the sunset on Friday, Sept. 7. This photo was shot from the...

Marina, ferry landing?

Council to deliberate possibilities for 67 acres at workshop on Sept. 20

City council members are bracing for round two with a 67-acre tract of land the city owns off the end...

Share ideas for city’s 67 acres


Most Port Aransans will remember a couple of years ago, when a proposal to develop 67 acres of city-owned land...

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Edwards plans Texas campaign

The answer came before the question was finished. “If your husband wins the nomination, will — ” “The answer is ‘Yes,'” shot back Elizabeth Edwards....

67 acres: Opportunity for ferry landing, marina

Although the “hot economy” of the past several years is in a cooling phase – some call it a “market correction” – the long-term future...

And the garage project goes on . . .

You know Murray’s garage project I wrote about, what was it, two years ago? The project was in its second year at the time. It’s...

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...

PAHS cross-country team takes second

PAHS cross-country team takes second


The Marlin varsity girls’ crosscountry team took second place at the Odem High School Cross-Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 8. Again conditions were muggy. “There really hasn’t been a breeze...

BMS track team starts season well

BMS track team starts season well


Brundrett Middle School’s crosscountry team hit the dirt Saturday, Sept. 8, in its first meet of the season at Odem. In spite of the heat, “The kids did extremely well....

Keeping track

Keeping track


Kelsey Cartwright, left, stands by as team manager Rachel Phillips, right records the time and place results on her clipboard.

Kids surfing contest slated September 22


More than 30 competitors are expected to take part in a surfing contest for children scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at Horace Caldwell Pier. The third annual Ashlyn Shoemaker Memorial...

JOIN IN! Volleyball players needed for league


Adults interested in playing on a coed volleyball league are invited to join. The Port Aransas Volleyball League will begin organizing teams and playing games on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at...

PAISD CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE 2007


Saturday, Sept. 1 Carroll (West Guth Park) 7:00 Bus leaves from school 9:15 Varsity Girls 9:45 Varsity Boys 10:15 JV Girls Saturday, Sept. 8 Odem 6:30 Bus leaves from School...

Blackard

Allan Blackard, a former resident of Port Aransas, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at his home in Kerrville. He was 64. He was preceded in death by his parents, A.A....


Appraisal board volunteers sought for Port Aransas


Time is running out if you’d like to try to make a difference in Port Aransas property appraisals. Both the Port Aransas ISD and the City of Port Aransas are...

Beacon in the night

Beacon in the night


The Lydia Ann Channel Lighthouse is silhouetted against the sunset on Friday, Sept. 7. This photo was shot from the Scat Cat during the Port Aransas Rotary Club’s Champagne Cruise...

Marina, ferry landing?

Council to deliberate possibilities for 67 acres at workshop on Sept. 20

City council members are bracing for round two with a 67-acre tract of land the city owns off the end of Port Street. The council is scheduled to discuss the...

Share ideas for city’s 67 acres


Most Port Aransans will remember a couple of years ago, when a proposal to develop 67 acres of city-owned land near the end of Port Street on the Corpus Christi...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Burden bridges

Ants are endlessly fascinating creatures. I remember as a child sitting by ant mounds for long stretches of time, just watching the workers going in and out building the nest one grain of sand at a time, or following an ant trail backward for what to an ant must seem...

Service is today for avid angler Gilmore

Service is today for avid angler Gilmore


Memorial services for longtime Port Aransas fisherman Dr. Robert Marshall “Doc” Gilmore will be held at Community Presbyterian Church today, Thursday, Sept. 13, at 10 a.m. The Rev. Richard Safford will officiate with Charlie Zahn and Ed Ziegler. Casual island attire is suggested. Gilmore, 80, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2007,...

Van Veens mark 60 years of marriage

Van Veens mark 60 years of marriage


Corrinne and Art Van Veen celebrated 60 years of marriage Sunday, Sept. 9, at Port Royal Ocean Resort on Mustang Island. The couple was married Sept. 9, 1947, in the Netherlands. They immigrated to the United States soon after, and have lived in Port Aransas for nearly 10 years. The...

India missionary to speak here


The community is invited to hear a talk on Operation Equip India (OEI), a multi-organizational Christian initiative, on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Missionary Tim Swauger, founder of OEI, will speak at 6:30 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St. The presentation is open to everyone, and dessert and...

Celebration of Dreessen’s life slated Saturday

Celebration of Dreessen’s life slated Saturday


Friends and family of Alicia Dreessen are invited to celebrate her life Saturday, Sept. 15. Dreessen, who died Friday, March 30, 2007, had been a resident of Port Aransas since 2002. The celebration will begin at Woody’s Sports Center, where friends will board the Island Queen at 4 p.m. It...

Giant crane will come down; McDermott property for sale


The prime feature of the Harbor Island skyline is on its way out of town. J. Ray McDermott has sold the giant crane that has jutted into the western sky for nearly two decades. But the crane may not be gone as quickly as the buyer had originally thought. Cary...

Gearing up for family fun

Gearing up for family fun


Some of the organizers of the upcoming Family Fun Festival pose after a strategic meeting. The festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 29, was created to allow families to have a fun time with each other. Games, a dunk tank, fire truck, a rock climbing wall, exhibits, an obstacle course, moon...

Beach cleanup set Sept. 22


Dig out your sneakers, slap on some sunscreen and get ready to help in the 21st annual Adopt-A-Beach (AAB) Fall Cleanup. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) program has set the cleanup for Saturday, Sept. 22, and Port Aransas coordinator Bruce Reynolds is extending a personal invitation to those who...

PACT to stage world premiere of ‘Duet’ comedy


The upcoming production of “Duet” at the Port Aransas Community Theatre will be a world premier of the play. Patrons are invited to meet the playwright Rebecca MacLean at a reception on opening night, Thursday, Sept. 20. The reception will be at 6:30 p.m., at the rehearsal hall of the...

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

Rare sighting at Paradise Pond

A rare sighting made for some excitement this week. From 5:20 till 6:36 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 10, there were five sightings of a Brewster’s backcross warbler at the Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond. A Brewster’s warbler is a hybrid between a blue-winged warbler and a golden-winged warbler. The...

Mentor training set

Mentor training set


You could make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a mentor. An orientation and training meeting for current and potential mentors in the Port Aransas Independent School District will be held at H.G. Olsen Elementary School Wednesday, Sept. 19. Interested adults should sign in at the school office...

Open house

Open house


In her third-grade classroom, Marissa Harder shows some of her schoolwork to her grandmother, Jackie Johnson, at an open house at H.G. Olsen Elementary School Tuesday evening, Sept. 11. Dozens of parents and grandparents attended the event.

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Enrollment steady despite new students

H.G. Olsen Elementary is proud to welcome 65 new students to the 2007-2008 school year. The new students who have arrived are joining pre-kindergarten through fifth grades, and have found Olsen Elementary to be a very warm, welcoming school. The elementary enrollment at the end of school last year was...

Port Aransas School Menus Sept. 17 – Sept. 21


Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk Wednesday Breakfast on a Bun, Juice, Milk Thursday Pigs in a Blanket, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Egg Rolls, Rice, Broccoli, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk Tuesday Sloppy Joes, Corn...

Parent involvement needed for success of Boy Scout programs


Port Aransas Boy Scout leaders will hold another meeting for parents and other interested adults Monday, Sept. 17. It will be at 6:30 p.m., at the Scout hut, located behind Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St. This second meeting to attract adults is being held because no parents attended...

Donations, help needed for PAHS Robotics team


The Island Robotics team from Port Aransas High School is in desperate need of donations of supplies, said team leader Chloe Tugwell. Also needed is help from people with experience in electronics or mechanics with time to help the team. Anyone willing to help or having supplies may contact team...

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