Communication to outside world cut off again

City's 9-1-1 emergency number was out for an hour

City officials are working to ensure that it doesn’t happen again, but City Manager Michael Kovacs said if Mustang Island...

Help!

Volunteers for work at center needed Saturday

Port Aransas’ Community Center will take a big step toward being refurbished on Saturday, Jan. 12, and it needs your...

It’s a Lab thing

It’s a Lab thing


Bailey, an 8-month-old female chocolate Labrador retriever, lunges at a ball (if you look closely, you can see Bailey’s name...

Christie Campbell loses battle with cancer

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Ric Williamson leaves a legacy


Ric Williamson may have done more to change Texas transportation than anything since the farmto market road campaign of a half-century earlier to “get the...

Christie’s message


Christie Campbell may have left us physically, but she will be with us forever because of the message she left: Yes, you can! The salutatorian...

Introverts, speak out!


“Happy Introvert Day,” read the headline. It worked in that it got my attention and I followed a link to The Christian Science Monitor. Once...

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...

Lady Marlins beat Centurions

Lady Marlins beat Centurions


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins scored 68 points, but their coach said they had a bad night of shooting. That will tell you something about the potential of...

LADY 2007-08 MARLIN PORT ARANSAS HIGH SCHOOL

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PORT ARANSAS LADY MARLINS VS. KING BRAHMAS (KINGSVILLE) JAN. 2


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PORT ARANSAS LADY MARLINS JV 50

LADY MARLINS JV 50 HM KING BRAHMAS JV 6

INDIVIDUAL SCORING: SAVANNA NIXON, 2; ABBY KENIGSBERG, 8; KALANI BALCOM, 2; KATIE VOYLES, 8; CHELSEA PEREZ, 4; TARRYN MURRAY, 7; KELSEY ORTIZ, 6; KATIE SAMUDIO, 5; ALEXIS BOENISCH, 8.

Lady Marlins JV gets past John Paul on home court 29-19


Outnumbering the John Paul II High School players 3 to 1, the Port Aransas Lady Marlins exhausted their opponents in a 29-19 victory on Friday, Jan. 4. John Paul II,...

Heel, boy!

Heel, boy!

Bulldogs take bite out of Marlin team

Despite playing a good defensive game, the Port Aransas High School Marlins couldn’t quite score enough buckets to stop the Orange Grove Bulldogs. The Bulldogs, from a larger 3-A school,...

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...

Marlins JV squad falls to OG Bulldogs


The Port Aransas High School Marlins JV fell way behind, then staged a big comeback against their counterparts from Orange Grove, but the effort wasn’t quite enough. The Orange Grove...

MARLINS VS. ARANSAS PASS JAN. 1


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Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer

Dr. Carl Henry Oppenheimer Jr. of Austin died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, in an auto accident while visiting his wife’s family in Brazil. He was 86, and formerly of Port...

Earenfight

Richard Earenfight of Port Aransas died Nov. 15, 2007, in Minneapolis, Minn. He was 76 and a house painter. Earenfight was born Dec. 30, 1930. Survivors include his wife, Mert...

Ryan

Ryan

Daniel Paul Ryan Jr. died Dec. 28, 2007, in Many, La., from complications associated with Alzheimer ‘s disease. He was the father of Kate Ryan (John) Williams and grandfather to...

Samuels

Samuels

James Andrew Samuels, 75, of Terre Haute, died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was a long-time Winter Texan in Port Aransas. Samuels was born Feb....


Communication to outside world cut off again

City's 9-1-1 emergency number was out for an hour

City officials are working to ensure that it doesn’t happen again, but City Manager Michael Kovacs said if Mustang Island again loses telephone communications with the “outside world,” the best...

Help!

Volunteers for work at center needed Saturday

Port Aransas’ Community Center will take a big step toward being refurbished on Saturday, Jan. 12, and it needs your help. Saturday has been declared a work day. Members of...

It’s a Lab thing

It’s a Lab thing


Bailey, an 8-month-old female chocolate Labrador retriever, lunges at a ball (if you look closely, you can see Bailey’s name written faintly on the ball) thrown by her owner, John...

Christie Campbell loses battle with cancer
Relay for Life team captain meeting is at JELM tonight

Relay for Life team captain meeting is at JELM tonight


Tonight, Thursday, Jan. 10, team captains in the 2008 Relay for Life Cancer Walk will meet at 6 p.m. The meeting will be at the JELM Center next to Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St. Relay co-chairman Lynne Ahlstrom urges all team captains to attend, “as time is passing...

Cameramen

Cameramen


Friends Stan Goldberg, left, of Louisville, Ky., and Larry Goldstein, of New York City, were out shooting scenic photos for fun when they decided to make a stop at Horace Caldwell Pier and point their cameras out toward the surf at sunset on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

KPAB keeps public busy

Work day Saturday, Amos talk on Tuesday set

Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) has set two activities for the upcoming week and has invited the public to both. Saturday, Jan. 12, the group will begin its Adopt A Plot project. Volunteers are asked to help from 8 a.m. until noon sprucing up the trolley turn-around area across from...

WIC mobile unit to be in Port Aransas on Monday


Representatives from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, Jan. 14. Situated at the Family Center IGA, 416 S. Alister St., they will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For questions or an appointment, call...

Chamber luncheon slated Wednesday


New officers and directors will be introduced Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the annual Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The event will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Sandcastle Conference Center. Cost is $12 at the door, and reservations are requested by calling the chamber at 749-5919 no later than...

Yoga class on beach scheduled Saturday


scheduled Saturday Get going early by uniting body and mind at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, Jan. 12. Nancy Myers will instruct the free class beginning at 8 a.m. next to the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. The public is invited to attend the class held...

Stressed?

Brown Bag lecturer to look at stress from shark standpoint

Insights into interesting topics from people in the know can be heard during Brown Bag Series lecture, said Rachael King, assistant director of the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The parks department co-sponsors the series with the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM). Community members are invited to...

JELM January schedule set


Activities to entertain residents and Winter Texans continue to be scheduled by the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM). A lunch/work session for all regular JELM volunteers will be held at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 11, in the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Contact the JELM Center at 749-5321...

JELM Center

January Calendar

Monday 7:30 a.m. Aerobics Pollock Center 8:30 a.m. Aerobics 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....

Gospel group on stage at Worship Center

Gospel group on stage at Worship Center


Shekinah Glory, internationally known Christian music performers and evangelists, will be at Island Worship Center Sunday and Monday, Jan. 13 and 14. The group will perform and bring the message at the 10 a.m. worship service. Special services also will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday and 7 p.m....

On track

On track


John McNatt jogs on the track at Port Aransas High School, along with his daughter, Courtney, 12, and their dogs, on Wednesday, Jan. 2.

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

School Board Appreciation Month

Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month, and Port Aransas ISD is joining other districts across the state to thank these community volunteers for their commitment and contributions to our public schools. “School board members serve countless hours working to make public education the best it...

Giving back to the community

Giving back to the community

SHODROK LEADS BRUNDRETT BEAUTIFICATION PROJECT

For two and a half years now, Julie Shodrok has been driving her son, Blue, to classes at Brundrett Middle School. As she gazed at the school’s front entrance on many of those mornings, she couldn’t help thinking that the landscaping could use some spiffing up. And so Shodrok decided...

Three from Port Aransas graduate from TAMU-CC


Port Aransas graduates from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for fall 2007 have been announced. From the College of Business, Lars Erik Miller and Juan Francisco Sanchez received Bachelor of Business Administration degrees. From the College of Education, Laura Elizabeth Harding received a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary studies. From...

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