Nature prevails in preserve

Trails, structure at Charlie's Pasture minimized by board

Human impact on the Charlie’s Pasture Nature Preserve got scaled back somewhat by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Board...

Wildflower time

Wildflower time


A bee checks out an Indian blanket flower in a vacant lot on Ninth Street on Thursday, April 3. Despite...

Hurricane evacuation return process changed

Re-entry cards should be available by May 1

SOUTH JETTY Be prepared for a change in the way you return to Mustang Island in the event we have...

Kite flyers

Kite flyers


From left, 7-year-old Jolie Groeneveld of Allendale, Mich., and Jolie Larocque, 6, of Austin, fly a kite together on the...

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TYC is under another attack


The Texas Youth Commission has been embroiled in a years-long scandal that has included sexual improprieties with detainees on the part of TYC staff. But...

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God, science: incompatible?

Steve Martaindale

Startling news from the Times Online out of London … it seems that some people believe science and God can co-exist. You don’t say. The...

Hospitality folks: Try being a tourist


Last week I broke away for a long weekend with girlfriends, and we had some experiences that made me think that folks in the hospitality...

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...

Track teams win ribbons

Track teams win ribbons


Brundrett Middle School’s four track teams took thirds, fourths and fifths at the district track meet in Woodsboro on Saturday, April 5. “We had a good effort given by all...

Marlin men come from behind to win

Marlin men come from behind to win


It didn’t look good at first. The Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team fell way behind early in its road game against Pettus High School on Friday, April 4....

Track athletes advance to area

Track athletes advance to area


Nine Lady Marlins and four Marlins will advance to the area track meet based on their performances at the district meet on Wednesday, April 2, at Ben Bolt. The area...

The wind-up

The wind-up


Marlin senior Charley Walker winds up against Woodsboro on April 1. The Marlins won, 2-1. Walker held Woodsboro to only one run on two hits.

Booster Club needs parents to step up to leadership plate


The Marlin Athletic Booster Club has provided tens of thousands of dollars worth of sports equipment to Port Aransas schools since the organization was founded more than 20 years ago....

Winning team

Winning team


The Makos, a Port Aransas team pictured above, won the under- 10 division of the Coastal Bend Youth Soccer Association’s spring season, finishing with a 6-1 record. Front row, from...


Nature prevails in preserve

Trails, structure at Charlie's Pasture minimized by board

Human impact on the Charlie’s Pasture Nature Preserve got scaled back somewhat by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Board on Monday, April 7, when the board approved reducing the...

Wildflower time

Wildflower time


A bee checks out an Indian blanket flower in a vacant lot on Ninth Street on Thursday, April 3. Despite dry weather, wildflowers have been popping up all over Port...

Hurricane evacuation return process changed

Re-entry cards should be available by May 1

SOUTH JETTY Be prepared for a change in the way you return to Mustang Island in the event we have to evacuate in the face of a hurricane. Emergency workers...

Kite flyers

Kite flyers


From left, 7-year-old Jolie Groeneveld of Allendale, Mich., and Jolie Larocque, 6, of Austin, fly a kite together on the beach in Port Aransas near sunset on Sunday, April 6....

Dump your stuff

Dump your stuff

Free trash disposal slated Saturday

Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) is sponsoring a free dump day, an opportunity for everyone to get a head start on hurricane season by disposing of junk from yards and garages. A tradition for years, the event will be Saturday, April 12. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents may...

Break a leg!

Break a leg!

Southern sparks to fly at opening of 'Breath of Dusty Air'

Opening night for “A Breath of Dusty Air,” the next Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT) production, is tonight, Thursday, April 10, at the PACT, 2327 State Hwy. 361. The play, written by Perry Steele Patton, is set in a Continental Trailways bus stop and diner in Mammoth Spring, Ark. Performances...

Chili cook-off Saturday to benefit peace officers


The third annual Coastal Bend Law Enforcement Chili Cook-off will be held this Saturday at Roberts Point Park. The event is sponsored by the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association (CBPOA). The public is invited to taste awardwinning chili from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music will be provided. The...

Triggerfish to open Sunset Sounds series


What better way to celebrate a Friday than a picnic and a concert in the park? The Sunset Sounds concert series, sponsored by Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, begins tomorrow, Friday, April 11. Concerts are scheduled for the second Friday of every month, April through October. The concerts begin...

Sign up, rules on soccer board agenda Monday


The Port Aransas Youth Soccer League will hold a board meeting on Monday, April 14, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria. Topics to be discussed include new board members, a review of new rules and registration dates. The meeting is open to the public....

Free yoga class slated on beach Saturday morning


Unite body and mind by the sea at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, April 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 the second Saturday...

WIC unit is due Monday


Representatives from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, April 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...

For charity

For charity


At the Port Aransas Helping Hands Food Pantry, Marie Gerry Carlson poses with more than $200 worth of food that about 85 well-wishers brought to her 80th birthday party recently at the Episcopal Conference Center. Carlson, a part-time Port Aransas resident who also lives in Minnesota, asked that guests not...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

More life lessons from the diamond

It’s Little League season again; opening ceremonies were just a couple of weeks ago, and all of our teams have played a couple of games. Once again, your pastors are well represented on the fields with William Campbell coaching the Major boys baseball, Danny Burch is umpiring, and I am...

Writing contest winners will be honored Sunday


The Art Center for the Islands will honor the winners of the fifth annual Texas Laughing Gull Writing Contest at a reception Sunday, April 13, at 2 p.m. at the Third Coast Studio, 502 East Ave. G, Port Aransas. Both monetary and certificate awards will be presented to winners. One...

‘Spur’red on

‘Spur’red on

PAHS students get inside look at tech careers, Spurs game

Port Aransas High School students got a behind-the-scenes look at the production and broadcasting of a Spurs game last week. Monica Sonnier, the career technologies teacher, and Kate Prejean, the industrial arts teacher, accompanied 22 students to the Texas Technology Students Association (TTSA) Career Day in San Antonio on Tuesday,...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Setting goals

At the beginning of every year there are goals to be set. Whether playing on a team, being a member of a club, or just being yourself, set goals to push yourself farther. Of course, setting the goal is the easiest thing, but in order to achieve it, the work...

PAEF to award grants Friday at three assemblies


Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) officials will award more than $40,000 in grants to school employees tomorrow, Friday, April 11. The public is invited to attend school assemblies where the grant awards will be announced. The assemblies have been scheduled for 10 a.m. at H.G. Olsen Elementary School, 2:10 p.m....

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April 14 - April 18

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal Graham Crackers Juice & Milk Tuesday Biscuits & Gravy Sausage Patty Juice & Milk Wednesday Cinnamon Roll Fruit Juice & Milk Thursday Breakfast on the Bun Juice & Milk Friday Assorted Cereal Graham Crackers Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Salisbury Steaks, Rice & Gravy, Seasoned Carrots, Fruit,...

PAISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

REGULAR MEETING,THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2008 6 P.M. ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

I. Call meeting to order A. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance II. Comments A. Special Recognition of April Retiree B. Public Comment C. Board Comments/Committee Comments III. Consent Agenda A. Consider/Approve Minutes of the Regular meeting held on March 13, 2008. B. Consider /Approve Local Maintenance and Operations,...

Jill Smith admitted to UMass summer institute


Port Aransas High School science teacher Jill Smith has been granted admission to a summer institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she will learn about changes in the world’s polar regions. After the July 14-18 institute is over, Smith will return to Port Aransas, where she will...

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