Spring Break: EMS on call

Spring Break: EMS on call

Paramedics catch 'em, patch 'em up when they fall

Law enforcement officers aren’t the only ones gearing up for Spring Break. Port Aransas’ Emergency Medical Service (EMS) figures to...

SandFest alive, well

Corpus Christi, not Port Aransas, event is cancelled

SandFest 2008 is alive, well and on the calendar for Friday through Sunday, April 18-20. A sand sculpture contest in...

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Demos vote in record numbers

Texas Democrats were still pinching themselves several days after the March 4 primary. The face-off between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in Texas’ hybrid primary/caucus...

‘Trip from hell’ was worth it

South Jetty advertising director Jennifer Heddlesten and I attended workshops in Fort Worth last week. It was the trip from hell. We had strict parameters...

Bottom of the ninth inning?

“Batting ninth and playing second base for your New York Yankees – Billy Crystal.” Yep, that Billy Crystal. The actor/comedian, a well-documented Yankees fan, is...

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  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...

Lady Marlins split two games at Aransas Pass

Lady Marlins split two games at Aransas Pass

BEAT JV, LOSE TO VARSITY

First, they won big. Then, they lost big. The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team beat the Aransas Pass Lady Panthers JV, 16-2, on Friday, March 7. Later...

Lady Marlins of distinction

Lady Marlins of distinction


Members of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team recently named academic all-state by the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) are Sarah Pate, right, and Elaine Franco, second...

Marlins do well in tennis tourney, despite weather

Marlins do well in tennis tourney, despite weather


Windy and chilly conditions greeted competitors in the Port Aransas Spring Break Special Varsity Tennis Tournament on Friday, March 7. Despite the adverse circumstances, “our players did very well. This...

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Lady golfers compete against selves at Padre

Lady golfers compete against selves at Padre


The Lady Marlin golf team from Port Aransas High School competed against itself on Thursday, March 6, at Padre Isles County Club. A few bands of showers briefly interrupted play...

PAHS 2008 Golf Schedule


PAHS track team competes in Ben Bolt

PAHS track team competes in Ben Bolt


Near perfect weather conditions greeted the Port Aransas High School track team in Ben Bolt on Saturday, March 8. “The wind stayed down most of the day, and the temperature...

Marlins beat Eagles

Marlins beat Eagles

WIN OVER DEFENDING CHAMPS

The Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team opened district play with a win over the defending district champions on Friday, March 7. The Marlins beat the Pettus Eagles, 10-2,...

2008 Marlin Baseball Schedule


February     14 Fri. Banquete (Scrimmage)   28 Thurs. Banquete Tournament   March     1 Sat. BHS Tourney   3 Mon. Banquete 5, 7 P 7 Fri. *Pettus...

2008 Lady Marlin Softball Schedule


Gehri

Althea Elizabeth Gehri of Corpus Christi, formerly of Port Aransas, died Saturday, March 8, 2008. She was the mother of Paul (Deborah) Gehri and Mary (Byron) Pratt, and grandmother of...


Spring Break: EMS on call

Spring Break: EMS on call

Paramedics catch 'em, patch 'em up when they fall

Law enforcement officers aren’t the only ones gearing up for Spring Break. Port Aransas’ Emergency Medical Service (EMS) figures to be just about as busy as the police during this...

SandFest alive, well

Corpus Christi, not Port Aransas, event is cancelled

SandFest 2008 is alive, well and on the calendar for Friday through Sunday, April 18-20. A sand sculpture contest in Corpus Christi was cancelled this week, giving rise to rumors...

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Eat, drink and be merry

Eat, drink and be merry

RFL teams set cancer awareness money-making activities

  A pickle sale, a barbecue lunch and a musical variety show are among fundraisers scheduled by Relay For Life (RFL) teams. All money raised is used for cancer research, cancer awareness and to help cancer survivors as they go through treatment. RFLis an all-night cancer awareness walk set for...

Challenging conditions

Challenging conditions


Angler Bill Elias of Peshtigo, Wis., keeps his rod and reel steady as a swell from the Aransas Pass slams into the south jetty, shooting white water skyward. Elias remained largely dry, as most of the water cascaded straight back down into the ship channel.

Last curtain call

Performances of 'On Golden Pond' end with matinee Sunday

The final four performances of “On Golden Pond” will be presented this week. The romantic play may be seen at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT), 2327 State Hwy. 361. The love story about a couple in their golden years will be at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Thursday, March 13, through...

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Time running out to buy Girl Scout cookies

The last chance to help Girl Scouts and get your sugar (or sugar-free) fix is this week, so order up. Scouts from Troop 834 are selling eight different types of cookies at $3.50 per box. Cookies include Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Trefoils, All Abouts, Sugar Free Chocolate Chip, Do-Si- Dos...

Blood mobile is coming to Port Aransas on Monday

GIVE SO OTHERS CAN LIVE

The average adult body holds 10- 12 pints of blood, and some of yours is needed. A Coastal Bend Blood Center (CBBC) mobile unit will be accepting blood in Port Aransas from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, March 19. It will be at the Family Center IGA parking lot,...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Freedom and forgiveness

Have you ever had someone say they love and/or accept you just as you are, but then you later find out that they really didn’t? Not only that, but that person held a grudge against you for something you’ve done. From that point on you probably felt anything but free....

Proud to be a (winter) Texan

Proud to be a (winter) Texan


Winter Texans at Beachgate Condo Suites and Motel pose wearing hats provided by Jerry Hoppe of Wisconsin. Most of the men have been coming to Port Aransas for many years and said ‘they continue to enjoy this little island’.

McKeever, Boatright wed

McKeever, Boatright wed


Tahra Anne McKeever and Michael Rory Boatright, both of Austin, were married Saturday, Feb. 16. The ceremony took place at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Austin, with a reception held at The University of Texas at Austin Alumni Center. She is the daughter of Pat and Gina McKeever of Port...

Worship Center sets egg hunt Easter Sunday


An Easter egg hunt will be held for children ages 2-10 on Easter Sunday, March 23. The Island Worship Center will conduct the egg hunt at approximately 11:45 a.m., as soon as the morning service, which begins at 10 a.m., ends. The entire family is invited to watch the kids...

Drawing offers chance to win handmade quilt


An opportunity to win a hand-made quilt is available through a drawing being held by the Island Worship Center. The Women’s Ministries group from the church will be selling tickets for the quilt Tuesday, March 25. Members will be at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., from 11...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

It's all about thinking

Finding successful practices that adequately prepare students to embrace the complexity of the modern world is a challenge educators face. The information revolution and the availability of search engines have put less value on knowing information and more on knowing how to think. Although reading, writing and arithmetic are still...

Sushi, anyone?

Sushi, anyone?


Waitress Beth Edwards shows some of the sushi being served up on Monday, March 10, during Sushi Tasting Plus at the Pelican Club. Pelican Club owner Guy Carnathan sponsored the fundraising event, with all proceeds going to the Art Center for the Islands.

Art time

Lessons for children keep creativity going during Spring Break

Put creativity in your child’s Spring Break by signing up for Spring Art Days. The Art Center for the Islands is offering afternoons of art Monday through Friday, March 17-21. Students in third through fifth grade can learn art in different medias from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the art...

Three cowboys

Three cowboys


From left, Zach Parker, Ben Villasana and Robert Carlough cuddle stuffed animals while listening to a volunteer reading a story at Trinity Day School on Friday, March 7. Trinity children wore western garb — including some of their fathers’ big cowboy boots — while learning lessons about Texas.

Lifeguard classes scheduled

SIGN UP NOW FOR APRIL INSTRUCTION

Two lifeguard classes have been scheduled for April, and those interested may sign up now. The three-day course for certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer will be held Friday through Sunday, April 4-6 and 11-13. The classes on Fridays will be held...

College bound

College bound


Cody Collins of Port Aransas, right, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) at its annual local chapter banquet on Thursday, Feb. 28. Giving the award was Charles Stockstill, Regional Director of the NWTF for Texas, Louisiana and Colorado, left. To be eligible, students must...

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