Citizen consensus critical to 67 acres

Citizen consensus critical to 67 acres


BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER After only one meeting, consultant Bob Stluka of Strategic Partnerships and city council members...

Birds of a feather feed together

Birds of a feather feed together


Roseate spoonbills, distinguishable by their coloring and distinct bill shape, feed in fresh rain water in a ditch alongside a...

New policy restricts vehicles to city limits

Council goes behind closed doors to discuss employee duties, comes out with new policy on city vehicles

BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER After two closed-door sessions that took up nearly one-third of a marathon council session,...

Talking trash

Talking trash

Residents complain that proposal offers less service at a higher cost

BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER Relax. Your trash collection rates won’t be going up immediately, senior citizens will continue...

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Doing a do-si-do between parties

It is a bit of a surprise, but not much, that state Rep. Kirk England of Grand Prairie has bolted the Republican Party for the...

Make it a merry Port Aransas Christmas

We’re all about stuff and money. We want a lot of stuff, and we want a lot of money, but we don’t want to part...

Talking silently: Marcel Marceau

I never really understood why so many people say they hate mimes. Never gave it a lot of thought, to be honest. Maybe it’s because,...

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 Computer Resource...

PAHS track team takes third

PAHS track team takes third


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins Cross-Country team took third place out of nine Class 1-A teams competing under a scorching sun at a meet in San Antonio on...

Here’s the strategy …

Here’s the strategy …


Port Aransas High School cross-country coach Steve Reaves provides some last-minute tips to his runners just before a race at the Ricardo Romo/University of Texas San Antonio Six Flags Fiesta...

Halfway there

Halfway there


Marina Milligan and Judy Wright round a corner at the halfway point.

Efforts rewarded

Efforts rewarded


From left, Port Aransas High School cross-country runners Katie Samudio and Reba Armanovs pose with trophies they won at the Ricardo Romo/University of Texas San Antonio Six Flags Fiesta Texas...

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...

Mixed doubles tennis set Oct. 6


Head for the school courts on Station Street on Saturday morning, Oct. 6, for a round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament. Entry fee is a can of new tennis balls...

Hills and dales

Hills and dales

BMS cross-country runners have ups, downs on course at Corpus Christi West Guth Park

Heading for the hills wasn’t an easy thing for Brundrett Middle School cross-country runners. The meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Thursday, Sept. 20, inspired some sweat....

Go, team!

Go, team!


Members of the Kingfish 5-and-under soccer team put their hands together in a show of unity. From left are Robbie Clark, Jeb Boulanger, Mason Barwise, Ben Villasana, Morgan Kite, Sayla...

U12 Tempest goes on road to take two


The Port Aransas Under 12 girls soccer team Tempest won both of its away games last weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 22, the team played against Beeville, winning the game 4...

Eyes on the ball

Eyes on the ball


From left, Jeb Boulanger, Conner Kreutziger, Sayla Rawe and Kai Kidd pursue the ball in a soccer game pitting the Kingfish against the Squids in the 5-and-under division of the...


Citizen consensus critical to 67 acres

Citizen consensus critical to 67 acres


BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER After only one meeting, consultant Bob Stluka of Strategic Partnerships and city council members already agree on one thing: No matter how the city’s...

Birds of a feather feed together

Birds of a feather feed together


Roseate spoonbills, distinguishable by their coloring and distinct bill shape, feed in fresh rain water in a ditch alongside a pair of cattle egrets.

New policy restricts vehicles to city limits

Council goes behind closed doors to discuss employee duties, comes out with new policy on city vehicles

BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER After two closed-door sessions that took up nearly one-third of a marathon council session, city council members on Thursday, Sept. 20, promulgated a city...

Talking trash

Talking trash

Residents complain that proposal offers less service at a higher cost

BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER Relax. Your trash collection rates won’t be going up immediately, senior citizens will continue to pay less for pickup and – at least for...

Family fun set Saturday

Family fun set Saturday

Every kid receives 20 free tickets for games to keep it affordable

Corral your children and drive, bike or walk to the Family Fun Festival Saturday, Sept. 29. Fun for all ages is set from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jerry McDonald ball field, next to Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St. Each child attending will be given 20...

Residentially beautiful

Residentially beautiful


The Port Aransas Garden Club chose the yard of Kay and Scotty Martin at 376 Blue Heron as the September residential yard of the month. Landscaping in the yard includes Washingtonian palms, Mediterranean palms, sable palms, sago palms, robalenas, pentas, hibiscus, Indian hawthorn, caladiums, day lilies, vinca, mums, wild olive...

Playwright thrilled with ‘Duet’

Playwright thrilled with ‘Duet’

PACT PLAY CONTINUES TONIGHT

For Rebecca MacLean, author of “Duet,” watching the world premiere of her play, performed at Port Aransas Community Theater on Thursday, was “absolutely thrilling,” she said. “It went beautifully,” said MacLean, who flew from her home in New York City to Port Aransas especially to see the performance. “It’s all...

Chamber mixer set tonight at the Wharf


Members of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau will mark the close of a successful summer season today, Thursday, Sept. 27. An “Island Time” Mixer will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Tortuga Tavern at the Wharf Restaurant, 500 S. Cut-off Road. Cost is $12 per person...

Book it!

'Secret Life of Bees' is October selection

Book it!  ‘Secret Life of Bees’ is October selection Run to the library and pick up a copy of “The Secret Life of Bees” to participate in a discussion with other book lovers. The Ellis Memorial Library book club discussion will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., in...

Golden glow

Golden glow


A kayaker slices across a swath of golden sunset as he navigates the Corpus Christi Ship Channel near the ferry landing recently.

City takes big step toward preserve


Port Aransas’ nature preserve got a boost upward on Thursday, Sept. 20, when city council members told City Manager Michael Kovacs to sign a $215,000 agreement with an Austin land planner. The contract, with Land Design Partners, provides that the firm will start work on the schematic design of the...

Summer’s over – not a bad thing

Summer’s over – not a bad thing


Halfway through September I guess it is time to fully come to grips with the fact that another summer has more or less come and gone. In retrospect, this recent part of the offshore season, i.e. summer season, has reminded me a little bit of the kid who gets all...

Fantastic fall fishing

Fantastic fall fishing


Peter Fox of Port Aransas (above) wires a nice dolphin offshore of Port Aransas on a recent outing aboard “Incommunicado”. Left, a nice wahoo caught aboard Mo Azul with angler Paul Choucair, left, and mate Chris Pickett.

Great grommets!

Great grommets!

Riding waves is child's play at surf competition for kids

More than 30 children, some as young as 2 years old, splashed through a surf competition on the beach at Avenue G on Saturday, Sept 22. The third annual Ashlyn Shoemaker Memorial Grom Roundup attracted surfing tykes from as far away as Galveston and Austin. The grom roundup was organized...

Boy Scouts need parent volunteers

Boy Scouts need parent volunteers

SIGN-UP FOR BOYS, PARENT LEADERS IS TONIGHT

Boy Scouting isn’t just for boys. Parents are needed for the program, too. Parents of boys in first through 12th grade may volunteer as den leaders for their sons who sign up to become members of Port Aransas Boy Scout Troop 29 at a registration tonight, Thursday, Sept. 27. Sign-up...

Scout wraps up Eagle project

Scout wraps up Eagle project


Eric Hawes of Port Aransas Boy Scout Troop 29 completed his Eagle Scout project, Saturday Sept. 22. The project he chose was to rebuild and improve the swing set at the First Baptist Church in Port Aransas. Several troop members, friends and five adults worked with Hawes to complete the...

Tidying up

Tidying up


Hunter Roos, foreground, picks up a piece of litter while classmates trail behind as about 40 H.G. Olsen Elementary School fifth graders take part in a cleanup on Thursday, Sept. 20. The effort was done in concert with the 21st annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 22.

Climbing kindergarteners

Climbing kindergarteners


Kindergarteners Omar Angel and McKenzie Haynes climb on playground equipment at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Friday, Sept. 7.

PAHS earns grant from Sam’s Club


A Corpus Christi Sam’s Club outlet has agreed to award a $1,000 grant to Port Aransas High School, said Travis Longanecker, principal at PAHS. The grant is part of a partnership agreement with Sam’s in which 35 student volunteers spent a morning picking up litter at Mustang Island State Park....

PTO sale continues


Buy! Sell! Buy! Sell! The deadline is Monday, Oct. 1, for folks to buy catalogue items from the dozens of H.G. Olsen Elementary School students taking part in an annual fundraiser for PTO programs. Students are selling items including wrapping paper and gift items like picture frames and candles. Cookie...

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