Peek at what’s under the sea Saturday at MSI


Saturday is the big day. The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) only holds open house every...

Sperm whale is euthanized after beaching

Sperm whale is euthanized after beaching


Animal rescue workers euthanized an apparently ill or injured young sperm whale after it beached itself on Mustang Island on...

Restaurants seek new sources for tomato supplies
Taking a spin

Taking a spin


Lainey Fisher becomes a human carousel, to the delight of her 3-year-old daughter, Evelyn, on the beach in Port Aransas...

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Parties now in home stretch

Democrats heaved a sigh of relief and gratitude Friday evening, June 6, in Austin, when Chelsea Clinton delivered her message: My Momma is for Obama....

No shoes I’d like to fill

Hillary’s out, Obama’s in. Now the big question is who Obama will choose for his veep, and there’s plenty of speculation that it might be...

Looking at airport folks

“Everyone is strange in an airport,” my wife observed. “Everyone.” She felt qualified to make such an observation. We were hanging out in our third...

Island Agenda


DAILY     • Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway, offers swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays for swimming and more. Call...

A lesson in baseball

A lesson in baseball


Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team player Nick Benavidez gives a few pointers to 5-year-old Jerry Templeton on Tuesday, June 3. Marlin baseball players, along with Coach Brian Flack,...

Winners listed in round robin


Three teams competed at the first Saturday round robin tennis tournament on June 7. Winners in mixed doubles were Galen Faulconer and Ellen Nicholes, both from Port Aransas. Others participating...

First axis buck

First axis buck


Chase Denton, 10, of Port Aransas, shot his first axis buck on Saturday, June 7. Its main beams, from head to tip of the horns, were over 31 inches. Chase...

Requarth

Dr. William Henry Requarth, 95, died on Monday, June 2, 2008, in Decatur, Ill. He was the father of Kurt Requarth, of Rockport, former harbormaster in Port Aransas. Requarth was...


Peek at what’s under the sea Saturday at MSI


Saturday is the big day. The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) only holds open house every other year. This year, it’s Saturday, June 14. The UTMSI...

Sperm whale is euthanized after beaching

Sperm whale is euthanized after beaching


Animal rescue workers euthanized an apparently ill or injured young sperm whale after it beached itself on Mustang Island on Tuesday, June 10. “It’s a shame, but you know, that’s...

Restaurants seek new sources for tomato supplies
Taking a spin

Taking a spin


Lainey Fisher becomes a human carousel, to the delight of her 3-year-old daughter, Evelyn, on the beach in Port Aransas on Monday, June 9. The Fishers were visiting from Austin....

John McCall to arrive Sunday

John McCall to arrive Sunday

A soldier returns from Iraq

A soldier returns from Iraq Port Aransas is invited to give one of its own a hero’s welcome home on Father ‘s Day, Sunday, June 15. John McCall, a member of the Port Aransas High School Class of 2001, will arrive after 11 months in Iraq for a leave of about 10 days....

H2-Oh!

H2-Oh!


H2-Oh! STAFF PHOTO BY DAN PARKER A boy grips his body board as he is hit by a wave at the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, May 25. The wave buried him for a moment, but he was unhurt.

Live concert

Sunset Sounds is Friday

If a picnic, a lawn chair, a summer breeze and some live music sounds good, head on down to Roberts Point Park on Friday, June 13. The Sunset Sounds concert series,sponsored by Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, will present the concert tomorrow. This month’s scheduled performer, Vickie Cross, is...

Stretch yourself

YOGA ON THE BEACH SATURDAY

Tranquility, yoga and the beach all seem to go hand in hand. Yoga on the Beach will bring them all together on Saturday, June 14. 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...

Free swim for Dad Sunday


Take your dad swimming for free on Father’s Day. The Port Aransas Community Park pool is letting all dads swim free when they bring kids to the pool to swim on Father ‘s Day, Sunday, June 15. The pool, at 700 Clark Parkway, is open from noon to 6 p.m....

Jade Mouton to raise money for Heart Association


Jade Mouton, a 9-year-old Port Aransan, is having a bake sale on Saturday, June 14, at the Family Center IGA from 3 to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit the American Heart Association.

Safford, Magee exchange vows

Safford, Magee exchange vows


Amanda Safford and Nick Magee of San Antonio were married at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Vernett Safford of Port Aransas, and the granddaughter of the late Rev. P.G. and Jessie Safford and the late...

At work on the church

At work on the church


Workers Greg Garcia, left, and James Williams toil on the St. Joseph Catholic Church construction site on Wednesday, June 11.

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Flag Day, symbolism

To understand the unconditional love of God, I begin by looking at my own ability to express love. I think of my family and how I feel about them. They can disappoint me, challenge and frustrate me, yet I still love them. I would do anything within my power to...

Picnic slated June 22 at Roberts Point Park


St. Joseph Catholic Church is hosting its second annual church picnic on Sunday, June 22, at 1 p.m. The picnic, which will be held at Roberts Point Park, is for all parishioners, Catholic families in Port Aransas and visitors to St. Joseph’s parish. Fellowship, games, music and food will be...

Gone campin’

Gone campin’


Field science camp sessions for children began at Port Aransas schools this week. Clockwise from upper left: Emily Roberson, 11, from left, Shelby Fox, 11, and Maggie Strain, 10, handle brown pelican bones at the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute under the instruction of Beth Hoekje, a...

Girl fundraising for Heart Association

Girl fundraising for Heart Association


Nine-year-old Jade Mouton wants possibly to be a doctor when she grows up. “I like helping,” said Jade, a softspoken, hazel-eyed girl who lives in Port Aransas. “I like the doctor shows on TV. It makes me feel like I should be a doctor, to help other kids.” Medicine is...

D’Herde places in go-kart race

D’Herde places in go-kart race


Seven-year-old Michael D’Herde of Port Aransas took second place in a go-kart race at the Motor Sports Ranch (MSR) track in Houston on Sunday, June 8. Michael regularly competes around the state in the cadet class of go-karts in races governed by the TAG USA, a racing organization. He takes...

Service Learning project complete

Service Learning project complete


The Brundrett Middle School Service Learning Class completed its renovations to the reading garden last week. Materials were donated by Island Construction and supervision was provided by teacher Kristi Longanecker and garden club volunteers Patricia and Scott Eggleston.The participants are back row, from left: Scott Eggleston, Storm Bales, Patty Eggleston,...

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

Sixth six weeks

H.G. OLSEN ELEMENTARY A HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Jordan Barello, Marek Belcher, Jacek Bhakta, Ryan Brown, Hannah Campbell, Noah Copeland, Savanah Deason, Forrest Garlough, Jordan Jensen, Colby Jones, Hattie Longanecker, Monique Lorette, Ryan Love, Noah Mack, Lady Meek, Dendall Owens, Thomas Ramsden, Cole Smith, Ashby Snow, Kristopher Stevenson, Noah Waters,...

Wee Ones will learn wetlands


Junior naturalists are in luck. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a workshop just for them. Wee One Wetlands, for kids 5-8 years old, will include a workshop on native plants and wetlands, hands-on activities such as planting and a nature walk. They will learn...

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