PAISD superintendent may be leaving

Billy Wiggins is finalist for Salado job

 By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter Billy Wiggins is poised to resign soon from his job as superintendent of the...

So long, Dolly

Threat of storm tests Port Aransas readiness

Port Aransas was treated to four hours of national advertising on The Weather Channel Tuesday morning, July 22. TWC meteorologist...

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!


Surfing near Horace Caldwell Pier on Tuesday, July 22, Tim Smallwood of Port Aransas explodes over the top of a...

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Hurricane is 'heads up' to get affairs in order

It’s human nature to put things off, but Port Aransas insurance agents advise you to fight that urge if you...

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Demos learn Texas costly

An Austin visit by a Kansas U.S. Senate challenger, during a Netroots blogger convention, underlined a major problem facing Rick Noriega. State Rep. Noriega, a...

Keeping it to a few words

Do you find yourself missing the days of the sound bite – those expansive dissertations on a politician’s position and beliefs? Yes, back then, they...

Hurricane hazards: Fear, panic

It was looking as though the worst we would get from Tropical Storm Dolly would be tropical force (39 – 73 mph) winds and high...

Island Agenda


  DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway, offers swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays forswimming, 1-6p.m., and more. Call 749-2416...

Reynolds

Mary Evelyn (Walker) Reynolds, 90, of Benton, Ill., died at 5 a.m. Monday, July 21, at the Heritage Woods Assisted Living Center in Benton. She was the mother of Phil...

Bearden

Bert G. (Glenn) Bearden, 65, of Port Aransas, died Saturday, July 19, 2008. Bearden was born April 5, 1943, in San Antonio. In the 1960s and 70s he held two...

Collazo

Gina Collazo, 52, died Thursday, July 3, 2008. She was a part time resident of Port Aransas. Collazo was born September 8, 1955, in San Antonio to Merton and Evelyn...


PAISD superintendent may be leaving

Billy Wiggins is finalist for Salado job

 By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter Billy Wiggins is poised to resign soon from his job as superintendent of the Port Aransas Independent School District. Wiggins has been named the...

So long, Dolly

Threat of storm tests Port Aransas readiness

Port Aransas was treated to four hours of national advertising on The Weather Channel Tuesday morning, July 22. TWC meteorologist Jim Cantore was broadcasting live on the beach from 6...

Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!


Surfing near Horace Caldwell Pier on Tuesday, July 22, Tim Smallwood of Port Aransas explodes over the top of a wave generated by Hurricane Dolly. The hurricane, which moved inland...

Got insurance?

Hurricane is 'heads up' to get affairs in order

It’s human nature to put things off, but Port Aransas insurance agents advise you to fight that urge if you want to make sure you’re ready, insurancewise, if a hurricane...

Poetry slam to be held Friday

Poetry slam to be held Friday


Poetry lovers and those just seeking a fun evening out are invited to participate in the next Poetry Sand Slam tomorrow, Friday, July 25. Audience members as well as competitors are invited. It will be held at Sips Wine and Coffee Bar, 162 W. Cotter Ave., at 8 p.m. The...

Spike!

Spike!


Michael Mendez of San Antonio spikes the ball at family members on the opposing team during a volleyball game on the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, July 19.

Only four more left

GODSPELL JR. PERFORMANCES CONTINUE

There are only four more performances of Godspell Jr, a Broadway Junior musical production depicting the stories of John the Baptist, Jesus and Judas. The Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT) production opened Thursday, July 10, and will close with their last performance on Sunday, July 27. Performances are scheduled for...

Free beach walk Friday


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 examine tidal samples on Friday, July 25. The free walk, led by naturalist Steve Zarych, will start at 9...

Spruce up the park for Christmas

CHRISTMAS DECORATION MEETING SET JULY 31

A Christmas decoration meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Roberts Point Park. Sprucing up Roberts Point Park during the Christmas season is the goal of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce – Tourist Bureau. A meeting was held with non-profit organizations earlier this month. Those...

Swim late on Saturday


The Port Aransas Community Park Pool will be open late for extra family fun Saturday, July 26. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., red, white and blue popsicles and pool play are part of the fun for all ages. Admission is free for those under two, $1 for ages 2-18, $2...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Dirty hands

A surprise television hit show is on the Discovery Channel. It’s called “Dirty Jobs.” Host Mike Rowe takes on a new, disgusting, how-awful-isthat job each week. He has cleaned pig styes. He has helped artificially inseminate horses. He has dived for golf balls in alligator infested swamps. The people who...

House painters

House painters


On Saturday, July 19, volunteers showed up to help paint the Mercer House. Pam Green, left and Betty Bundy do a little precision painting on the front railing of the house. Below, from the left, Drew Ninnink of Austin, Jake Gann of Round Rock, George Armanovs and Bonnie Isaac of...

Cost saver?

City considering four-day work week

City employees are gingerly approaching the idea of a fourday work week as a possible way to save energy costs. But City Manager Michael Kovacs said he doesn’t intend to let that reduce customer service no matter whether workers try out the idea or not. Kovacs told city council members...

New marina slips will remain free


Over the objections of Councilman Charles Bujan, the city council on Thursday, July 17, voted to let Deep Sea Headquarters rent two of 10 new boat slips adjacent to the fishing outfitter on an annual basis. Mayor Claude Brown brought the matter to the council, saying the city had recently...

Boy Scout Troop 29 returns from summer camp

Boy Scout Troop 29 returns from summer camp


Boy Scout Troop 29 of Port Aransas just returned from a week at Lost Pines Scout Reservation, just outside of Bastrop. The boys range in age from 12 to 16 and learn to work together as a group as well as with scouts from other troops across Texas. Some 300...

Crafty creations

Crafty creations


Tripp Collins, 6, does some craft work on Wednesday, July 16, the last day of the seven-week summer reading program at Ellis Memorial Library. Children enjoyed books and created arts and crafts related to stories in the books during the program, which was sponsored by the Texas State Library and...

Jenna Ward to sing at Hooks game July 30

Jenna Ward to sing at Hooks game July 30


Twelve-year-old Jenna Ward of Port Aransas will sing the National Anthem before an expected crowd of a few thousand people at a Corpus Christi Hooks baseball game at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, July 30. As always, the National Anthem will precede the game, which is schedule to...

Kids’ Calendar


  Kids’ Calendar Unless otherwise noted, activities listed will be held at the Girl Scout hut, 739 W. Ave. A, are for children age five and up, and cost $2 for the first child, $1 for additional children. Parents are welcome at no charge. Call 749-4158 two days in advance...

Rogers admitted to Cornell grad school


Will Rogers, a former resident of Port Aransas and graduate of Port Aransas High School, has been admitted to the Ph.D. program in English literature at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Rogers has been guaranteed a financial support package for five years. Part of that package is a first-year non-teaching...

Detroit-proper: A city in distress

Detroit-proper: A city in distress


Rory and I spent some time in Detroit-proper last week with an eye on finding neighborhoods with more young people, and more street life, than Royal Oak. A neighbor tipped us off to a Web site that discusses Detroit happenings and neighborhoods: “It focuses on the good side of Detroit,”...

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