Christmas — island style

Christmas — island style


Ship’s wake washes boat ashore

Ship’s wake washes boat ashore


They had a few flounder and had gone to the breakwater at the end of Turtle Cove to see if...

Toy Round Up donations lagging

Toy Round Up donations lagging


“Please help now,” said Round Up chairman Kristin Barton concerning donations of toys for infants through teens for the 10th...

Sunday is last day to donate food to VFW Care and Share

Sunday is last day to donate food to VFW Care and Share


Sunday, Dec. 16, is the last day to donate so that less fortunate families in Port Aransas will have a...

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TEA monkeys with evolution

The Texas State Board of Education has evolved over the years, from appointed to elected to appointed to elected. But should its changes be defined...

Get off ‘island time’ – toys needed now!

I’m hoping people are just taking “island time” a little too seriously this year. The city’s first responders in charge of the Toy Round Up...

Ah, the ‘hereness’ of you

We are all under one sky. And be you yellow, brown black or white, I am you and you are me. I cry, you cry....

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...

They shoot, they score!

They shoot, they score!

Lady Marlins score most three pointers ever; take third place in tourney

There wasn’t much difference between the top three finishers in the Ingleside High School girls basketball tournament Dec. 6-8. The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins, Ingleside High School Lady...

Lady Marlins JV falls to Lady ‘Dogs

Lady Marlins JV falls to Lady ‘Dogs


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins JV fell to the Orange Grove High School Lady Bulldog JV 31-27 on Tuesday, Dec. 4. “We really did not play very well...

Freshman team defeats Bulldogs

Freshman team defeats Bulldogs


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins freshmen overcame early foul problems to defeat the Orange Grove Lady Bulldogs, 41-28, on Dec. 4. Five Lady Marlin players had three fouls...

Lady Marlins beat Lady ‘Dogs with big defense

Lady Marlins beat Lady ‘Dogs with big defense


By the end of the first quarter, the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins were leading the Orange Grove Lady Bulldogs, 16-4. The Lady Marlins never looked back after that,...

Dog gone!

Dog gone!

Marlins spoil the Bulldogs' perfect record with whipping

The Banquete High School Bulldogs are favored to make the playoffs in their district. They were a Class 2-A team that was undefeated, 4-0, going into their game against the...

Marlins tune up in tournament at McMullen County

Marlins tune up in tournament at McMullen County


The Port Aransas High School Marlins lost two out of three games at the McMullen County High School basketball tournament Dec. 6-8. The Marlins beat Pleasanton High School but lost...

Marlin JV wins in big comeback

Marlin JV wins in big comeback


In the third quarter of the game, Banquete High School’s JV Bulldogs built a lead of eight points over their Port Aransas High School counterparts. But, in the end, the...

Brundrett basketball

Brundrett basketball

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BMS Ladies split with Woodsboro

BMS Ladies split with Woodsboro


The eighth-grade Lady Marlins lost to Woodsboro, 39-8, in a game at Woodsboro on Monday, Dec. 10. On the plus side, the seventh-grade Lady Marlins beat Woodsboro’s seventh graders, 22-6....

7th boys remain undefeated with big win over Woodsboro


The Port Aransas seventh-grade Marlins continued their undefeated season with a 42-18 shellacking of Woodsboro on Monday, Dec. 10. The eighth-grade Marlins lost to Woodsboro, 34-25, yet continued to show...

Schabilion

Melvin O. Schabilion of Port Aransas died in Las Vegas, Nev., on Friday, Nov 30, 2007. Born Nov 27, 1946, he was 61. Formerly from the Chicago suburbs, Schabilion was...


Christmas — island style

Christmas — island style


Ship’s wake washes boat ashore

Ship’s wake washes boat ashore


They had a few flounder and had gone to the breakwater at the end of Turtle Cove to see if another of the flat fish was lurking on the sand...

Toy Round Up donations lagging

Toy Round Up donations lagging


“Please help now,” said Round Up chairman Kristin Barton concerning donations of toys for infants through teens for the 10th annual Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Round Up. “Giving has...

Sunday is last day to donate food to VFW Care and Share

Sunday is last day to donate food to VFW Care and Share


Sunday, Dec. 16, is the last day to donate so that less fortunate families in Port Aransas will have a Christmas dinner. VFW Post 8976 volunteers hope to add to...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

The Christian's hope

Hebrews 6:11-20: Some people are, by nature, optimistic. It is their natural temperament. Others are, by the same token, pessimistic. You most often get what you expect. One man sees a rose bush in terms of thorns; another sees only the roses. One man sees the dark side of every...

Making money

Making money


Community invited to see kids choir perform

Community invited to see kids choir perform

Christmas musical is Tuesday

“Nothing warms the heart like watching kids sing and act, so come on down and get heated up at Children ‘s Christmas Musical,” said Deanne Sims. The annual musical performance this year, “Miracle on Main Street”, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the...

Vows planned

Vows planned


Music and cantata set Sunday


A music extravaganza, including the annual Christmas cantata, prefaced by singing and music on the piano, flute, baritone and bells, will entertain Sunday, Dec. 16. “Touched by a Child, Touched by a King” is the title of this year’s Christmas cantata at the Community Presbyterian Church. Choir director Judy Cole...

Church invites island to a Christmas party


An “Island Christmas Party” for the community will be hosted by the First Baptist Church on Sunday, Dec. 16. In the fellowship hall of the church, 200 N. Station St., it will begin at 6:30 p.m. “Come fellowship with us and enjoy Christmas caroling, finger foods, desserts, hot chocolate and...

Water works

Water works


Book club sets meeting


“Kafka on the Shore” is the selection for the next book club discussion at the Bill Ellis Memorial Library. The discussion will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the library meeting room, 710 W. Ave. A. Everyone is invited to read the book and add their views....

SUBSCRIBERS ON ICE

Readers in storm-stricken Midwest say they're getting along OK

How are our friends up north getting along in the midst of the ice storm that hit the Midwest this week? Apparently all right – at least, according to a spot survey done Tuesday, Dec. 11, by the South Jetty. We called several South Jetty subscribers to learn how they...

Brrrrr!

Brrrrr!


School Menus

School Menus

Dec. 17 - Dec. 21

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday French Toast, Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk Wednesday Breakfast Bagel, Fruit, Juice, Milk Thursday Cinnamon Roll, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Chicken Tacos, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheese, Pinto Beans, Fruit, Milk Tuesday Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Sliced Peaches,...

Quite the quilters

Quite the quilters


High school moments

High school moments


I’m teaching at Tuloso-Midway High School. It still feels weird to say it. I’m a teacher. It’s my first year, and what I’ve figured out so far is that you have these moments when you’re teaching. Some are good. Some are not so good. But it’s all made up of...

PAHS team will compete on television


A team of four Port Aransas High School students will take on a team from Carroll High School of Corpus Christi in a game show-style academic competition to be televised on Monday, Dec. 17. The show, called “Challenge!”, will be at 7 p.m. on KEDT public television, said Jeff Felts,...

BMS kids collect cans

BMS kids collect cans


Brundrett Middle School students recently collected more than 300 cans of food in a food drive conducted by the student council. The sixth grade class was rewarded with ice cream treats in the school cafeteria for collecting more cans per student than any other grade, said Kristi Longanecker, the student...

Band concert tonight


The Port Aransas High School Band will hold its fall/Christmas concert at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 13, at the school cafeteria. The band will pay selections from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean; and from High School Musical, a Disney Channel movie. “The concert will feature some music for just...

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