Toters by the curb

Toters by the curb


Workmen for Allied Waste, Justin Wood, left, and David Sanchez, unload one of the new 95-gallon toters at a home...

Speaking out

Five address trustees on student drug testing idea

Drug testing could prove to be a hot topic for Port Aransas schools in coming weeks. On Thursday, Dec. 20,...

Up and downs

Hearing moves city closer to adopting impact fee ordinance


Port Aransas took the first step toward requiring developers to share in the cost of keeping major streets in good...

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Craddick draws more opponents

The political bullets continue to fly at Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, R-Midland. Now an at-large Midland city councilman has filed to try to do...

Word on how to be Christian

It was one of those epiphanic moments, when clarity descends upon confusion and takes over. It came to me via a church newsletter, but it...

Practice what we preach: Drive sober

Last week’s letter to the editor from Debby Kalke was a sad and poignant reminder of the finality of a single lapse in judgement. Less...

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...

Where’s the butter?

Where’s the butter?

Lady Marlins eat up Calhoun High School Crabs

Crab – an unconventional holiday dish, but one the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins cooked up and devoured with gusto just four days before Christmas. The Lady Marlins gobbled...

LADY 2007-08 MARLIN PORT ARANSAS HIGH SCHOOL Basketball Schedule


DATE OPP TIME TEAMS November T-Nov 6 Bloomington 9th: 36-17, JV:34-14; v: 60-44 Th-Nov 8 Port A JV Girls Tourney S-Nov 10 Port A JV Girls Tourney T-Nov 13 Odem...

Throwback!

Go retro at Jan. 4 game vs. John Paul

It’s gonna to be a blast from the past! The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins’ Jan. 4 game against Corpus Christi’s John Paul II High School will be Throwback...

Plugged in!

Plugged in!

High-energy attack sparks win for Marlins over Redfish

The Port Aransas High School Marlins annihilated the AustwellTivoli High School Redfish, 67-25, in a game on Friday, Dec. 21, at Doyle Marek Gym. A constantly energetic attack made the...

Marlin 2007-08 PORT ARANSAS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE


Date Opp Time Teams November 15-17 Marlin Classic M-19 Yorktown JV: 36-48; V:81-63 T-20 Karnes City JV: 49-51;V:78-72 M-26 Faith Academy JV: 53-52; V:59-60 29- Dec 1 Industrial Invitational December...

PAHS basketball

PAHS basketball

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BRUNDRETT MIDDLE SCHOOL 2007-08 Basketball Schedule


Date Opponent Time/Scores November 19 St. James 7G: 3-31, 8G: 3-30,7B:35-13;8B:14-34 26 Falls City 7G:11-28,8G:3-30;7B:27-16 8B:9-46 30 Dec. 1 IWA Girls Tourney DECEMBER M3 Pettus 7G: 9-14 8G:13-8 7B29-10; 8B...


Toters by the curb

Toters by the curb


Workmen for Allied Waste, Justin Wood, left, and David Sanchez, unload one of the new 95-gallon toters at a home in Port Aransas on Thursday, Dec. 27. The toters, provided...

Speaking out

Five address trustees on student drug testing idea

Drug testing could prove to be a hot topic for Port Aransas schools in coming weeks. On Thursday, Dec. 20, the prospect of a drug-testing program being created for students...

Up and downs

Hearing moves city closer to adopting impact fee ordinance


Port Aransas took the first step toward requiring developers to share in the cost of keeping major streets in good condition on Thursday, Dec. 20, when city council members approved...

Come one, come all

Come one, come all


Laughing gulls come in bunches whenever a chance for any food arises. These beachgoers were feeding the masses near Sandcastle Drive on Christmas Eve.

Guided beach walk tomorrow


Walk off a few of those holiday pounds at the guided beach walk tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 28. Residents and visitors are invited to learn about what washes ashore on the beaches of Mustang Island as winter approaches. The guided beach walk sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department...

2008 MEANDER

Walk, run at 2:08 p.m.

Kick off the New Year with a little exercise by participating in the 2008 Meander. The two-mile fun run or 2008- meter walk will begin promptly at 2:08 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Meet at the Community Park at the end of Ross Ave., to meander with residents and visitors...

‘Noon Year’s Eve’ celebration slated


Celebrate the arrival of 2008 a little early with music and fellowship at the Noon Year’s Eve event scheduled by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The community is invited to join the department from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31, at the Fred...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

After Christmas

The Methodist missionary Earl Stanley Jones, in his autobiography, “A Song of Ascents”, tells of an African who changed his name to “After” immediately following his conversion. He reasoned that all things were new and different and important after he met Christ, so he was going to reflect that new...

Door-to-door walk

Door-to-door walk


Children at the Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School re-enacted Los Posadas Wednesday, Dec. 19, with the kids going door-to-door as nativity characters begging entry to a warm place to spend the night. Finally the kids were welcomed into the church (the stable), where baby Jesus was born. From right are Mason Barwise,...

JELM Center December Calendar


Monday 8 a.m. Aerobics – Low Impact Pollock Center 9:30 a.m. Line Dancing (Beg.) Pollock Center 10: a.m. Creative Writing JELM Library 10:45 a.m. Line Dancing (Adv.) Pollock Center 1 p.m. Bridge JELM Library 1 p.m. Needleworks JELM Crafts 2:00 p.m. Hands-On Workshop Pollock Center Tuesday 8 a.m. Body Toning...

Churches adding more services as visitors increase


Several churches in Port Aransas have announced the addition of services to accommodate the influx of Winter Texans. Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., and the First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St., will add an 8:30 a.m. worship service on Sundays beginning Sunday, Jan. 6. At both churches,...

Council gives city manager raise, contract


City Manager Michael Kovacs still has a job. The last thing on the city council’s agenda on Thursday, Dec. 20, was an executive session to discuss Kovacs’ annual evaluation. Though the evaluation was held in closed session, Mayor Claude Brown reported afterward that everyone gave Kovacs high marks for his...

Who needs sun?

Who needs sun?


A hazy Saturday morning on Port Aransas beaches didn’t bother this beachgoer, who brought her beach towel, drink and cell phone and enjoyed the weather. It obviously didn’t bother a flock of laughing gulls much, either – although they may not have gotten the handouts they were hoping for.

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Merry Melody — Above, from left, second graders Sierra Howe, Hannah May, Dylan Denton, Jace Maxham and Anne Marie Appling sing in a musical Christmas program at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School gym on Friday, Dec. 21. Elfin audience — At left, from left, kindergarteners Chase Shelton, McKenzie Krott, Amber...

Family visit: Give ’em hell

Family visit: Give ’em hell


I woke up this morning crying. The mail I received the evening before was awful. It was a Christmas photo card of my father. Sent by his wife. I don’t know why she does it. Why would anyone prop him up and take a picture and send it to God...

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