City steps up code enforcement

'If I can shake a building, it's coming down.' JOE LAMB CITY BUILDING OFFICIAL

‘If I can shake a building, it’s coming down.’ JOE LAMB CITY BUILDING OFFICIAL Look for code enforcement to once...

REDFISH ON THE RUN
Mardi Gras!

Stern likely to be AD board choice


The choice of a representative to the Nueces County Appraisal District board of directors now hinges on either the Calallen...

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Can Patterson sell Christmas?


Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is on the verge of being tagged as The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Or, more accurately, The Grinch who sold...

Looking from the outside in


Port Aransas has changed – a lot – since we made it our fulltime home in May of 1983. I loved it then and I...

The buzz on terrorism


Our country is under attack. Terrorists who look just like those who have inhabited the United States for generations are slipping across the border with...

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...

Sand in shoes speeds Marlins

Sand in shoes speeds Marlins

AT CROSS-COUNTRY MEET

Nobody runs faster on Port Aransas sand than Port Aransans. The Port Aransas High School High School Lady Marlins crosscountry team took first place at the cross-country meet hosted by...

PAISD CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE 2007


Saturday, Sept. 8 Odem 6:30 Bus leaves from School 8:30 Varsity Girls 9:00 Varsity Boys 9:30 JV Girls 10:30 JH Girls 11:00 JH Boys Saturday, Sept. 15 Flour Bluff (Malaquite...

Tennis tourney set Saturday


A mixed doubles tennis tournament on Saturday, Oct. 6, is open to residents and visitors alike. It will be held at the school courts on Station Street. Players should be...

Brundrett runners win medals

Brundrett runners win medals


Cooler weather and a cheering partisan crowd made for good performances by Brundrett Middle School cross-country runners. BMS eighth grader Ben Scott displayed the best performance, taking first place in...

Booster Club spirit dinner set Monday


The Marlin Athletic Booster Club has scheduled its fall sports Spirit Dinner for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park. The public is...


City steps up code enforcement

'If I can shake a building, it's coming down.' JOE LAMB CITY BUILDING OFFICIAL

‘If I can shake a building, it’s coming down.’ JOE LAMB CITY BUILDING OFFICIAL Look for code enforcement to once again heat up in Port Aransas. The arrival of a...

REDFISH ON THE RUN
Mardi Gras!

Stern likely to be AD board choice


The choice of a representative to the Nueces County Appraisal District board of directors now hinges on either the Calallen or West Oso school board. Lorraine Stern, the Port Aransas...

Enjoy comedic romance at final PACT performances of ‘Duet’

Enjoy comedic romance at final PACT performances of ‘Duet’


“Duet” performances continue for one more week at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT), at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361. The curtains will rise on the original romantic comedy at 7:30 p.m. each night, today, Thursday, Oct. 4, though Saturday, Oct. 6. A 2:30 p.m. matinee will be held...

Brush painting, glass, calligraphy and pottery on tap for First Friday

Brush painting, glass, calligraphy and pottery on tap for First Friday


Enjoy the beauty of art in different forms at the First Friday Reception tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 5. Artistic Expression is the theme for the reception at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. From 5 to 8 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy music and refreshments...

Break out the pots; cook-offs for scholarships slated this weekend


Country and western music singer Kevin Fowler will headline tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 5, on the first night of the seventh annual South Texas Music Fest Chili & BBQ Cook-off. This year the cook-off has been expanded to include chicken, ribs, brisket and beans. The two-day event that continues through Saturday,...

Williams to lead book club talk

Williams to lead book club talk

SECRET LIFE OF BEES' DISCUSSION IS TUESDAY

A little time remains to read the book and participate in the next Ellis Memorial Library book club discussion, but you had better read fast. A discussion on “The Secret Life of Bees” by Sue Monk Kidd will be held Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., in the library meeting...

Three for one

Three for one


The huge crane that had dominated the Harbor Island skyline for more than a decade is gone – mostly – but its place has been taken by three or more cranes that were needed to dismantle the larger equipment. When the big crane is fully dismantled, all the cranes will...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

This is the day the Lord made

Ps 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it. (New King James version). Do you notice that it doesn’t say if you feel like it, or if you want to? This scripture is not asking a question. This scripture is a...

Church women taking wreath orders

Church women taking wreath orders


With the temperature hovering between the mid-80s and the low 90s, and humidity at 50 percent and above, it’s hard to think about Christmas. Heat or no heat, though, it’s time to place orders for decorated fresh balsam fir wreaths to be delivered in time for the Christmas holidays. It’s...

Where’s my pot of gold?

Where’s my pot of gold?


This rainbow was seen from Marina Beach RV Resort on Cotter Avenue on Monday, Oct. 1. Several photo shots were taken and placed together to get a picture of the whole rainbow. A second outer rainbow is barely visible on the outer left.

Free concert

Gateway Brass to perform at PACT

The Gateway Brass will perform in a free concert Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. It will be at 7:30 p.m., at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361. Gateway Brass, the brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the West, is stationed at Lackland...

Deadline draws near to nominate

Deadline draws near to nominate

WORTHY CITIZEN(S) NEED TO BE SUGGESTED

With the deadline for nominations for Citizen of the Year two weeks away, none have been received. The recipient of the Citizen of the Year will be announced shortly after the nomination deadline, which is Friday, Oct. 12, so there will be no secrets on Friday, Nov. 9, the date...

Learn about college at PAHS workshop Oct. 15


Port Aransas High School will hold a workshop for seniors and parents to provide them with information on college on Monday, Oct. 15. The session will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the high school. Signs at the school’s main entrance will direct folks to the right room....

Parents, adults needed

PROJECT GRADUATION MEETING SET

Parents and guardians of junior and senior students at Port Aransas High School are urged to attend the first meeting to be held by organizers of Project Graduation. It will be at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the PAHS administration building meeting room, 100 S. Station St. Project Graduation...

The new NHS

The new NHS


In the photo above, the National Honor Society faculty council members seated infrontare Melanie Mayer, from left, Steve Reaves and Tiara Followell; sponsor Laurie Barello; and faculty council members Pete Barello and Leif Johnson. Standing in back, from left, are NHS members Greg Anderson, Sarah Armanovs, Caitlin Pyle, Ellen Powers,...

Sign on!

Sign on!

Student council purchases electronic sign

A new electronic sign, purchased through student council fundraisers, recently was installed at Brundrett Middle School. The sign, which cost about $800, alerts students and teachers to who is having birthdays, what’s on the cafeteria’s menu, special events and other messages. Money for the sign was raised by the 2006-07...

PAHS team unveils new design

ANNUAL ROBOTICS' DAY TO BE HELD FRIDAY

The community is invited to the annual Robotics’ Day in Port A tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 5. It will be held at 3:30 p.m. outside the shop behind Port Aransas High School (PAHS), 100 S. Station St. Attendees will be able to see the PAHS Island Robotics team’s Boosting Engineering, Science...

PTO selling tees to raise school spirit

PTO selling tees to raise school spirit


If you didn’t get a chance to buy an H.G. Olsen Elementary School t-shirt when the newly designed duds first were offered in late spring, you’ve now got another chance. Folks interested in buying a shirt can drop by the school office or contact H.G. Olsen Elementary School PTO President...

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