Friday is last chance
Watching the sun slip away
Memorial service is Saturday for former mayor, ‘Capt. Bob’ Flood

PAISD rating by TEA revised to ‘recognized’


The Port Aransas Independent School District now stands as a “recognized” district, after winning its appeal of the Texas Education...

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Statues coming for jailin’ laws?


Someday, when they are 10 or 15 years older, the boys who are teenagers in Dallas now should erect a statue of Ron Price. He...

Baby boomers: Unburden your children


This is the letter to myself that I’ve been saying I would write for years. The reaction to the column I wrote about caring for...

Doing the ol’ ‘sack dance’


I was not one of those who fussed when the National Football League sold Monday Night Football rights to ESPN. Sure, it meant that people...

Island Agenda


DAILY 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...

Out of town race difficult

Out of town race difficult

Port Aransas High School Cross-Country

Take away the Port Aransas sea breeze, and running a cross country race just isn’t so much fun. Withering heat hurt Port Aransas High School cross-country runners’ times at a...

PAISD CROSS COUNTRY SCHEDULE 2007


Saturday, Sept. 15 Flour Bluff (Malaquite Beach) 7:30 Bus leaves from School 9:00 7th Grade boys and girls 9:25 8th Grade boys and girls 9:50 Varsity girls 10:15 Varsity boys...

Whoops!


A caption on page 11-A of the Oct. 4 edition of the South Jetty misidentified a runner in a cross-country event held in Port Aransas on Saturday, Sept. 29. The...

Makos’ winning streak continues

Makos’ winning streak continues


The Port Aransas Makos Under 10 soccer team improved their record with its third win of the season Saturday, Oct. 6. The co-ed team scored a 5 to 1 victory...

Layne

Layne

George Arvo Layne, 90, died Friday Sept. 28, 2007, in Corpus Christi. He was the father of Phyllis Layne, grandfather of Tanya Chambers and great-grandfather of Chase Chambers, all of...

Chapman

Chapman

Marilyn (Jerrie) Emily Chapman of San Antonio died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2007. She and her husband, George, spent time a lot of time in Port Aransas. She was 64. Chapman...


Friday is last chance
Watching the sun slip away
Memorial service is Saturday for former mayor, ‘Capt. Bob’ Flood

PAISD rating by TEA revised to ‘recognized’


The Port Aransas Independent School District now stands as a “recognized” district, after winning its appeal of the Texas Education Agency’s earlier rating of PAISD as simply “acceptable.” The TEA...

Computer Club to meet Tuesday

Computer Club to meet Tuesday


The Port Aransas Computer Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the classroom section of the Computer Center, 430 North Alister. A question and answer and computer troubleshooting session will start the meeting, and at 7:30 p.m. will be followed by a program about Vista, Microsoft’s new...

In flight

In flight


Looking more like hieroglyphics than birds, five brown pelicans fly down the Corpus Christi Ship Channel near the ferry landing at sunset on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

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Today is deadline to apply for three city board positions

The City of Port Aransas is looking for a few good people – and in a hurry. Specifically, the terms of three regular members and the alternate member of the city’s library board are expiring as well as three regular airport advisory board and one alternate airport board members’ terms....

STRIKE UP THE BAND

Air Force ensemble to play Sunday

A free musical concert by the Gateway Brass will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. It will be at 7:30 p.m., at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361. The brass ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of the West is comprised of two...

Beach yoga is Saturday


Grab a blanket and join fellow yoga lovers on the beach Saturday, Oct. 13, to exercise mind and body in a natural environment. Meet at 8 a.m., at Horace Caldwell Pier, at the end of Beach Street. Nancy Myers conducts the free monthly Yoga on the Beach program. The event...

Chili, music fans make fundraiser successful

Chili, music fans make fundraiser successful


The seventh annual South Texas Music Fest Chili Cook-off attracted 33 chili teams, 12 barbecue teams and hundreds of revelers to Sharkey’s Beach Club on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6. “Overall, I think it went very well,” said Glenda McCormick, owner of Sharkey’s. “We had a very good turnout for...

Help needed to get Mercer house ready


Help from people with chainsaws, a trailer or just muscles, is needed by the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association. Saturday, Oct. 20, volunteers are needed to remove all the bushes, trees and other foliage around the Mercer house on Oleander Street. The plant life needs to be removed to...

Mardi Gras puts money on education

Mardi Gras puts money on education


The Port Aransas Education Foundation held its Mardi Gras in October celebration on the evening of Friday, Oct. 5. But the real celebration started after the event. Foundation officials counted their intake and found that the fundraiser had made a profit of more than $40,000, doubling expectations. More than 300...

‘Art About’ offers art tour of city

‘Art About’ offers art tour of city

WELCOME TO 'PORT ARTY'

Make plans now for the first PA Art About on Saturday, Oct. 20. The “art walk” is being held to encourage and promote art and culture. “We want everyone to know that Port A is Port Arty,” said Mary Rose, of the Art Center for the Islands, the nonprofit organization...

Rest and relaxation

Rest and relaxation


John Contreras of San Antonio rests his feet while fishing near the south jetty on Friday, Oct. 5. He said he was planning on spending the weekend in Port Aransas.

Boo!

Tykes' Halloween photos to be shot at South Jetty

Is your child going to be one photogenic little fright this Halloween? If so, we want to hear from you. The South Jetty is planning a Halloween time article that will feature photos of Port Aransas children clad in the coolest, scariest and most outrageous costumes they can come up...

Robot masters

Robot masters


The Port Aransas High School Island Robotics team poses with the team’s creation, MATT – Marlin Advanced Technology Transporter – at Robotics Day in Port A, held at the shop behind PAHS, on Friday, Oct. 5. Standing, from left: Sponsor Monica Sonier, students John Eggleston, Jordan Butterfield, John Sanchez, Evan...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Gender equity

What is gender equity? Gender equity is allowing females the same opportunities as their male counter parts in the classroom and beyond. As a female who was not encouraged to take advanced math and science, yet did, I am sensitive to gender balancing and the encouragement of females in science....

TAMU official coming to PAHS for College Night


A college workshop for Port Aransas High School seniors and their parents will feature a special guest from Texas A&M University. Monica Caylor, admissions office representative for Texas A&M University at College Station, will be on hand at the event on Monday, Oct. 15. The session will be from 6:30...

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Oct. 15 - Oct. 19

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Juice, Milk Wednesday Waffles, Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk Thursday Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage Links, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Salisbury Steaks, Rice & Gravy, Seasoned Carrots, Pineapple Chunks, Milk Tuesday Hot Dogs...

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

First six weeks

H.G. OLSEN ELEMENTARY A HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Gus Adams, Jordan Barello, Marek Belcher, Jacek Bhakta, Sebastian Bien, Ryan Brown, Hannah Campbell, Savanah Deason, Forrest Garlough, Hannah Grubbs, Alex Harrison, A.J. Hernandez, Jordan Jensen, Colby Jones, Dylan Klingler, Hattie Longanecker, Monique Lorette, Ryan Love, Noah Mack, Michael Mendoza, Kendall Owens,...

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