Candidates may throw hats in political ring starting Monday

Golf cart bridge construction to get started soon


By mid-May, a bridge should stretch over State Hwy. 361, allowing golf carts to go from one part of Newport...

Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!


A helicopter carries a wooden power pole away for disposal on Saturday, Feb. 2, as part of a multi-million-dollar project...

Cotter traffic to be re-routed next week


Expect to take a different route on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12-13, if you had planned to come down Cotter...

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Patterson backs off on park deal


While the remaining presidential candidates were flying around the country at a breakneck pace, trying to shore up or add to their support in two...

Financing the highway system


Leah and I did some honest number crunching and soul searching this weekend and it made me think of the Texas Department of Transportation and,...

Polling is starting to cast a pall


Unlike most of America, which is tuned in to the latest on Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Mary Kate and Ashley and the like, I’m following...

Now presenting … alternative Oscars


Some time there should be an Academy Award for the actor or actress who walks across the stage, is handed the well-known Oscar award, and...

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...

To the play-offs!

To the play-offs!

Girls pulverize Pettus on way to post-season

One-on-one STAFF PHOTO BY STEPHANIE KENIGSBERG Hannah Jones, a post with the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins, prepares to shoot over the head of a Pettus player. The Port...

Port Aransas JV puts away Pettus

Port Aransas JV puts away Pettus


STAFF PHOTO BY STEPHANIE KENIGSBERG Lady Marlins JV player Jordan Butterfield stretches for a rebound against Pettus. The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins JV ended their season on a...

LADY 2007-08 MARLIN PORT ARANSAS HIGH SCHOOL Basketball Schedule


Pettus pounded

Pettus pounded

Marlins heading for post-season

A united effort by the Port Aransas High School Marlins lifted the team to a 69-59 victory over Pettus Feb. 1, helping assure the Marlins a spot in the playoffs...

Marlin 2007-08 PORT ARANSAS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE


Marlins JV beats Pettus in a big way

Marlins JV beats Pettus in a big way


When you limit the other team to only 6 points in the entire first half, you know you’re doing something right. That’s how things went for the Port Aransas High...

Marlins honor fallen Pettus player

Marlins honor fallen Pettus player


The Port Aransas High School Marlins compete fiercely with the Pettus High School Eagles each year. But, on Friday, Feb. 1, the two teams united to mourn the loss of...

Yorktown rejoins district with Port Aransas ISD


A realignment set up by the University Interscholastic League has added one new school district to the Port Aransas Independent School District’s list of district opponents and subtracted another. The...

Almost-perfect seventh-grade Marlins win district

Almost-perfect seventh-grade Marlins win district


The seventh-grade Marlins are district champions. That’s the kind of thing that happens when a team wins eight district games and loses none. The team’s overall record was 11-1. Steve...

Brundrett Middle School 2007-08 Basketball Schedule


DATE OPPONENT PLACE TIME Thur. Nov. 8 St. James Here 4:00 Mon. Nov. 12 IWA Here 4:30 Nov. 19 St. James 7th G: 3-31, 8th G: 3-30/7thB:35-13;8thB:14-34 Nov. 26 Falls...

Carhart

Carhart

Henry (Bill) William Carhart Jr. died Sunday, Feb. 03, 2008, of heart failure. He had been a resident of Port Aransas for the last 13 years. Carhart was bornAug. 3,...

Hubbs

Clark Hubbs died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, following a lengthy battle with colorectal cancer. Hubbs had been a member of the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (MSI)...


Candidates may throw hats in political ring starting Monday

Golf cart bridge construction to get started soon


By mid-May, a bridge should stretch over State Hwy. 361, allowing golf carts to go from one part of Newport Beach and Golf to the other. Next week – at...

Up, up and away!

Up, up and away!


A helicopter carries a wooden power pole away for disposal on Saturday, Feb. 2, as part of a multi-million-dollar project to replace wood power poles with bigger concrete poles carrying...

Cotter traffic to be re-routed next week


Expect to take a different route on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 12-13, if you had planned to come down Cotter Avenue. The Harbor Condominiums project – construction of condominiums in...

Mardi Gras Carnival is Saturday

Mardi Gras Carnival is Saturday

Proceeds earmarked for PAHS vocational education scholarship

The Mardi Gras celebration in Port Aransas will continue on Saturday, Feb. 9, with a carnival. The event is sponsored by the Port Aransas Leisure Society (PALS). The Mardi Gras carnival will be on the grounds of Sharkey’s, 2600 State Hwy. 361. It will benefit the Jody McCormick Scholarship Fund...

Island Mardi Gras

Island Mardi Gras


The annual Mardi Gras Parade heads down Beach Street on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 5. More than 1,000 folks turned out to take part in and watch the parade, which was followed by a carnival. The events were sponsored by the Port Aransas Leisure Society.

PACT play to finish run

This weekend is last chance at humorous island history production

Need gossip material? Get some juicy tidbits at the last showings of “A Mostly True History of Port Aransas, Texas.” See if you know which characters are “loosely represented” in the latest production at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT). The production includes music, dancing and some tall tales. The...

Colorado trail topic of workshop Feb. 18


Tips for trail riding will be talked about at the next Hands-On Workshops held by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM). The workshops, covering a variety of topics, will continue through the end of February. They are held from 2...

Lecture series ongoing

LUNCH AND LEARN

The next two Brown Bag Lectures will feature music and information on pepper trees. The meetings will be held at noon on Wednesdays, at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Community members are invited to bring a lunch to munch as the knowledge is dispensed. Marion Fersing will be...

Book discussion Tuesday

Book discussion Tuesday

YOUR TWO-CENTS WANTED

If you are a fast reader or have time, on your hands time remains to read the selected book and join the Book Discussion. “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls will be scrutinized at the Bill Ellis Memorial Library meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12. Library director Kathy...

Early bird

Early bird


Shoppers stream past Rebecca Splittstoesser, of Houston, Minn., as she loads up her shopping cart with books at the annual book sale to benefit the Bill Ellis Memorial Library on Saturday, Feb. 2. Splittstoesser, on her first visit to Port Aransas, had arrived only the night before when she said...

First time in first class

First time in first class


I have always imagined that flying first class is like being in a strange heaven for the rich: The seats roll back into feather beds. You can order a steak medium rare, and the flight attendant who brings it to you will be topless. It’s not really like that. I’m...

Get shivery feeling at Movie Time


Love that “scared to death” feeling? Get it for free at the next P.A. Movie Time on Saturday, Feb. 9. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the horror film “Carnival of Souls” will start at 6:55 p.m. The movie will be aired in the council chambers next to the Civic...

Lecture tonight: Can I eat it?


“Toxic Fish in the Northern Gulf: What Should I Eat?” is the next presentation by the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute Public Lecture Series. It will be tonight, Thursday, Feb. 7. The public is invited to attend the free lecture at the Marine Science Institute (MSI) Visitor...

New PAISD employees must be fingerprinted


A new state law requiring school district employees to be fingerprinted soon will have its effects on the Port Aransas Independent School District. The law requires that all school district employees in the state be fingerprinted by 2011 and that new employees be fingerprinted immediately upon being hired, said Penny...

Dash trophy art

Dash trophy art


Winners of the Kiwanis Club Beach Dash Awards Art Contest, open to students at H.G. Olsen Elementary and Brundrett Middle Schools, have been announced. The winning artists are, in back from left, seventh grader Jenna Ward and eighth grader Hazel Morris; in front, fourth grader Katie Peterson, first grader Ashby...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

School counselors: Pathway to success

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), is being celebrated this week to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact counselors can have in helping students achieve school success...

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Feb. 11 - Feb. 15

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk Wednesday Breakfast on a Bun, Juice, Milk Thursday Pigs in a Blanket, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Salisbury Steaks, Rice & Gravy, Seasoned Carrots, Pineapple Chunks, Milk Tuesday...

Latchkey Art Show

Latchkey Art Show


For the Latchkey Art Show and Sale held Friday, Feb. 1, the children created works of art from Model Magic clay and sold them. The kids were given the option of keeping the money or donating it to the Port Aransas Food Pantry, which all agreed to do. In the...

Science Night is Tuesday

PAISD-UTMSI collaboration

Dr. Ken Dunton will conduct a lecture on the Arctic as part of an evening of science activities for children on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria. Dunton, a marine science professor at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas (UTMSI),...

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