Unofficial Election Results

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Unofficial Election Results Saturday, May 10, 2008 Mayor *Claude Brown ……………………………………………………..543 Charlie Zahn ………………………………………………………..424 Port Aransas City Council Place 2...

Mayor, trustee races to be decided
A big bite

A big bite


A great blue heron flips a fish in the air just before consuming it while wading through beach waters near...

New finance director is on the job at city hall

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Voter IDs are back on table

There is a certain irony to the United States Supreme Court’s upholding an Indiana law on April 28 requiring showing a photo identification to vote....

Candidates deserve consideration

Anyone who offers himself or herself for public service as an unpaid member of the city council, school board or water district deserves our gratitude...

God bless our royalty

Who says we don’t have royalty in the United States? All-Star baseball player Roger Clemens some years ago had an affair with the then-wife of...

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...

Marlins fall in bi-district

Marlins fall in bi-district

But coach congratulates team for historic run

The Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team nabbed the first game of the bi-district championship but lost the second two games of the best-of-three series against the Ben Bolt...

Pooling some talents

Swim team registration is May 14 at Community Pool

The Port Aransas Swim Team is ready to form this year’s team. Swimmers age 4 to 18 are invited to register Wednesday, May 14, at the Port Aransas Community Pool,...

Close to a shave

Close to a shave


Rob Phillips might be shopping for some extra-sharp razors soon. Earlier this season, Coach Phillips made a bet with his Port Aransas Little League team, the Sunbirds, that he would...

Down in the dirt

Down in the dirt


Charley Walker of the Port Aransas High School Marlins dives back to first to avoid a tag by a Ben Bolt player during a playoff game on Saturday, May 3,...

Deaths/Funerals

Deaths/Funerals

William F. “Bill” Hurst, 81, of Port Aransas died Thursday, May 1, 2008. Hurst was born September 3, 1927, in Caldwell, Kan., to Fahy and Mina Hurst. He graduated from...


Unofficial Election Results

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Unofficial Election Results Saturday, May 10, 2008 Mayor *Claude Brown ……………………………………………………..543 Charlie Zahn ………………………………………………………..424 Port Aransas City Council Place 2 Keith McMullin ……………………………………………………..720 Place 4 Glenda Balentine ………………………………………………….727 Place 6...

Mayor, trustee races to be decided
A big bite

A big bite


A great blue heron flips a fish in the air just before consuming it while wading through beach waters near the south jetty on Sunday, May 4.

New finance director is on the job at city hall
Git your ‘Boots’ on

Git your ‘Boots’ on

BAND IS FRIDAY'S SUNSET SOUNDS FEATURE

BAND IS FRIDAY’S SUNSET SOUNDS FEATURE Grab a picnic, a blanket and a pair of dancin’ boots (or flip flops) and head on down to Roberts Point Park on Friday, May 9. The Sunset Sounds concert series will present this month’s band, Boots. The band originally formed as a neighborhood...

A place in the shade

A place in the shade


With an umbrella set up for some shade, an angler enjoys some time alone on the north jetty on San Jose Island on Saturday, April 19. This photo was shot from a small private plane passing over the island.

Rabies clinics set today, Saturday


Pet owners will have the opportunity to get their pets’ initial or annual rabies vaccination at a reduced cost this week. Pets and veterinary records should be brought to the rabies clinic at 319 Beach St. Rabies shots and tags and city tags will be given for $5 for unaltered...

Spots still available in lifeguard course


There is still time to get certified as a lifeguard in May. Registration will be held throughout the day on Tuesday, May 13. The three-day course for certification in American Red Cross lifeguard, first aid and CPR for the professional rescuer is being offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, May 13,...

City offers bike safety on May 18


Gather up the family and bicycle over to the Port Aransas High School parking lot for a workshop on bike safety on Sunday, May 18, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sgt. Sandy Flores of the Port Aransas Police Department will instruct any who would like to attend. Families should bring...

Moms swim free on Mother’s Day


In celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11, all mothers may swim for free at the Port Aransas Community Park Pool, 700 Clark Pkwy. Lap swimming begins at noon on Sundays, and open swim is from 1 to 6 p.m.

GED party is canceled


A party to observe the closing of a General Education Development (GED) and Literacy Program housed at Community Presbyterian Church has been cancelled, said Alice Marks, an instructor with the volunteer program. The party previously was scheduled for May 15 at the GED classroom at the church’s Joint Effort Leisure...

WIC representatives will visit Port Aransas Monday


Representatives from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, May 12. 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...

Construction progress

Construction progress


Construction on the new St. Joseph’s Catholic Church building is taking shape. The new church is expected to cost about $2 million, and will hold 500 people. Groundbreaking was on Aug. 4, 2007, and completion is expected in November 2008.

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Growing in spirit

In Greek the word ‘Pentecost’ means “50th.” Pentecost Sunday ends the 50- day season of Easter. Pentecost grew from a festival marking the first grain harvest of the Middle Eastern year. It was a festival offering sacrifices to the gods from the first harvest. In Palestine, their early cultures tied...

Hoopin’ it up

Hoopin’ it up


From left, H.G. Olsen Elementary School students Colby Jones, Hattie Longanecker and Olivia Russell do some Hula Hooping at Field Day, a day of fun, offbeat sports sponsored by the Olsen Elementary PTO on Friday, May 2.

Club slates skate event


Strap on your blades and roll on down to the skate park on Friday, May 16, for Skate-a-palooza. The Port Aransas High School Key Club is having the skating party to raise funds for new ramps at the Community Park skate park, 700 Clark Pkwy. Skating will be from 6...

Outside the box

Outside the box


H.G. Olsen Elementary School student Jacquelynne Hernandez crawls through a cardboard box as part of an event at Field Day.

Pre-K registration planned at Olsen

For the fall semester ...

Students may be registered on Thursday, May 15, at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School office, 100 Station Street, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. for the fall session of pre-kindergarten. Children who will be four years old on or before Sept. 1 will be eligible to...

Board meets May 15


The Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the district’s administrative offices building at 100 S. Station St. School board meetings normally are held on the second Thursday of each month, but May’s meeting was rescheduled partly to accommodate...

PTO schedules date for officers’ election


Officers for the 2008-09 school year will be elected when the Port Aransas Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) meets on Monday, May. 12. The nominating committee will present a slate of officers to consideration at the meeting that will be at 6 p.m. in the H.G. Olsen Elementary School gym, 100 Station...

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