Texas SandFest opens Friday

Texas SandFest opens Friday

24 master sculptors from around the world to participate in event

Port Aransas is expecting more than 100,000 visitors this weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 18-20, for the 12th annual SandFest,...

Full-time airport manager proposed


Port Aransas could take one step closer to having a full-time airport manager after city council members hear a proposal...

In the money!

In the money!

PAEF awards $48,000 to 25 PAISD educators

The Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) wowed teachers and students alike on Friday, April 11, by awarding Port Aransas schools...

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All eyes are on Eldorado sect


Perhaps someday, the removal of 416 children from an offshoot Mormon sect’s compound may be known as “The Eldorado Incident.” Though its Biblical proportions certainly...

PAEF gets ‘A’ for school grants


How great is the Port Aransas Education Foundation? How great is Port Aransas? Both are fantastic! Thanks to the support of Port Aransas, the PAEF...

Heard the one about the golfing preacher?


I went as a guest to a golfing contest. My host and partner was a retired Baptist preacher. We were matched against two women, one...

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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 of...

On track

On track


Members of the Port Aransas High School track team are headed for regional competition. From left: Elaine Franco, Lia Phillips, Kelsey Cartwright, Meredith Berry, Joseph Shrier, Marina Milligan, Cody Collins,...

Ready, set …

Ready, set …

PAHS track team sprinting to regionals with five Marlins and ten Lady Marlins

Port Aransas High School will be 15 strong at the regional track meet April 25-26 in at Sam Houston State University. Five Marlins and 10 Lady Marlins earned the right...

Fore!

Fore!

PAHS golf teams are bound for regionals

Port Aransas High School’s girls golf teams and the boys’ team will advance to the regional golf tournament in Brenham April 21-22. The right to advance was earned at the...

Lady Marlins fall to Falls City


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team fell to Falls City High School, 2-10, in a home game on Thursday, April 10. “The girls are winding down our...

Marlins win two out of three

Marlins win two out of three


The past three baseball games have left Port Aransas High School Marlins Coach Brian Flack perplexed. The Marlins lost to Charlotte High School, 9-16, April 11. Then, on April 14,...

Drewry, Lucke region-bound

Drewry, Lucke region-bound


Port Aransas High School’s mixed doubles tennis team will head for the regional tournament at College Station after taking second place at district. The district tournament was held in Alice...

Booster club still needs new volunteers to step up


The Marlin Athletic Booster Club still is in need of volunteers to take over leadership positions that soon will be vacated. No one stepped forward to volunteer for the positions...

All-state

All-state


Port Aransas High School Lady Marlin basketball players Sarah Pate, left, and Elaine Franco, recently were named Academic All- State by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. To qualify, a...

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Sigler

James R. Sigler, 60, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, in Austin. Sigler was a former investigator with the Nueces County Constable’s Office in Port Aransas. He had a long history...


Texas SandFest opens Friday

Texas SandFest opens Friday

24 master sculptors from around the world to participate in event

Port Aransas is expecting more than 100,000 visitors this weekend, Friday through Sunday, April 18-20, for the 12th annual SandFest, the largest sand sculpting contest in the U.S. Now a...

Full-time airport manager proposed


Port Aransas could take one step closer to having a full-time airport manager after city council members hear a proposal tonight, Thursday, April 17, from a company that wants to...

In the money!

In the money!

PAEF awards $48,000 to 25 PAISD educators

The Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) wowed teachers and students alike on Friday, April 11, by awarding Port Aransas schools with 29 grants totaling more than $48,000. The grants will...

Council to look at impact fees

Council to look at impact fees

BY PHIL REYNOLDS SOUTH JETTY REPORTER

SOUTH JETTY City council members will take what will presumably be their final look at a proposal to start roadway impact fees in Port Aransas tonight, Thursday, April 17. The proposal is one that has drawn fire in its final stages from at least one developer. Erol Hanmore has charged...

Lessons in sand

Lessons in sand


Young folks do some sand sculpting at Lesson Mountain on the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, April 12. Sandscuplting lessons were being offered at Lesson Mountain, an event held just in advance of SandFest, the Texas Sand Sculpture Contest and Festival, to be held Friday to Sunday, April 18-20....

Southern sparks flying in PACT’s ‘Breath of Dusty Air’


The Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT) production, “A Breath of Dusty Air,” opened Thursday, April 10, at the PACT, 2327 State Hwy. 361. Performances will continue through the rest of the month. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, April 17-19, and April 24 and 26. A...

Guided beachwalk is free and open to public


Residents and visitors are invited to learn about what washes ashore on the beaches of Mustang Island. A guided beach walk, sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, will spotlight the tidal offering on Friday, April 25. The free walk, led by Capt. Steve Zarych, will start at...

RV talks set

FOR BEACH CAMPING

Should recreational vehicle owners be allowed to camp on the beach – and if so, where? That’s a question that faces the city council tonight, Thursday, April 17, when it decides whether to rescind part of an ordinance that restricts RV camping to between beach markers 27 and 34. The...

Tarpon Inn is setting for Harrison-Sullivan vows

Tarpon Inn is setting for Harrison-Sullivan vows


Heather Harrison and Patrick Sullivan, both of Converse, were married at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Tarpon Inn in Port Aransas. The bride is the daughter of Gene and Lisa Albright of Portland, and the groom’s parents are David and Amy Sullivan of Port Aransas. The ceremony was...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Marriage better with God

In Port Aransas we have several different seasons. We have summer tourist season, Winter Texan season, fishing tournament season, surfing season and, of course, the season we are in, baseball season. Now that spring is here, there is another season that is beginning – the “marrying season.” It is that...

50th anniversary

50th anniversary


Ken and Marcie Gilley were married in Weatherford on April 11, 1958. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in San Antonio with their son, Matt, his wife Heather, and their children Kenneth and Matthew. The couple has lived in Port Aransas since 1993.

IWC hosts missionary for talk on Zaccaeus


The Island Worship Center will host a presentation by Nick Della Valle on Sunday, April 27, at 10 a.m. Della Valle has walked 3,300 miles across the U.S. twice as a missionary. He will talk about Zacchaeus, the diminutive tax collector from the Gospel of Luke.

Tentacle talk

Tentacle talk

Researcher explains squid to Olsen students

Call it Squid 101. Fourth graders at H.G. Olsen Elementary School recently got a science lesson on squid from an expert: Karin Akre, a University of Texas graduate student who is studying squid in Redfish and Corpus Christi bays. Fourth graders became interested in Akre’s squid work while on a...

A black dress and funeral blues

A black dress and funeral blues

KATE WILLIAMS

I unfolded the black dress from the bag it had been in for three months. It sat on a chair by the front door, where I put it when I unpacked the car from our trip in January. I had not looked at the dress I wore to my father’s...

Applause for a job well-done

Applause for a job well-done


Cathy Medchill, left, becomes emotional while being applauded by fellow Port Aransas Independent School District employees during a meeting of the PAISD Board of Trustees on Thursday, April 10. Well-known for her ever-cheerful personality, Medchill was being recognized by trustees upon her retirement after 22 years working as a custodian...

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April 21 - April 25

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal Graham Crackers Juice & Milk Tuesday Pig in a Blanket Juice & Milk Wednesday Cinnamon & Raisin Biscuit Juice & Milk Thursday Egg & Potato Taco Flour Tortilla Juice & Milk Friday Assorted Cereal Graham Crackers Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Sloppy Joe, Corn on the Cob,...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Busy time for NHS students

This time of year it starts to get busy for those of us in the National Honor Society. Seniors are starting to receive letters from schools of their choice or already have their minds set on where they are going to college. No matter what the situation, each one of...

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