Former ACISD superintendent chosen as interim school chief

Wayne Johnson to fill in as trustees look for permanent replacement

Former ACISD superintendent chosen as interim school chief By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter The Port Aransas Independent School District...

Sand Slam cancelled tonight

Weather forces poetry event to cancel

 Sand Slam cancelled tonight Weather forces poetry event to cancel

Bells ring Monday

Bells ring Monday

New school year starts at PAISD

School starts Monday, Aug. 25, for Port Aransas students. At H.G. Olsen Elementary, the first bell rings at 8 a.m....

Trustees to choose interim school chief

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V.P. path is long, winding

Okay, Hillary Clinton has acknowledged that she didn’t get enough delegates in the Democratic caucuses and primary elections to be declared the presidential nominee. And...

Responsibility is learned before school

“Get up!” “Get dressed!” “Did you brush your teeth?” “Where’s your backpack?” Sound familiar? Those phrases, and others like them, can be heard at probably...

Why do we let watches rule?

“People come and go so quickly here!” remarked Dorothy Gale shortly after arriving in the Emerald City in the 1939 classic, “The Wizard of Oz.”...

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, 1- 6 p.m., and...

PAHS and BMS Cross Country 2008 Schedule

PAHS and BMS Cross Country 2008 Schedule

All meets are on Saturdays

AUGUST 30 8:30 a.m. Cole Park (HS) SEPTEMBER 6 8:30 a.m. West Guth Park (MS/HS) 13 8:30 a.m. Malaquite Beach* (MS/HS) 20 TBA UTSA (HS) 27 9 a.m. Port Aransas...


Former ACISD superintendent chosen as interim school chief

Wayne Johnson to fill in as trustees look for permanent replacement

Former ACISD superintendent chosen as interim school chief By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter The Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees has hired Wayne Johnson to be the...

Sand Slam cancelled tonight

Weather forces poetry event to cancel

 Sand Slam cancelled tonight Weather forces poetry event to cancel

Bells ring Monday

Bells ring Monday

New school year starts at PAISD

School starts Monday, Aug. 25, for Port Aransas students. At H.G. Olsen Elementary, the first bell rings at 8 a.m. The tardy bell rings at 8:05 a.m. Students in the...

Trustees to choose interim school chief
‘Radio notes’ opens Friday

‘Radio notes’ opens Friday


Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 22, is opening night for the Port Aransas Community Theater production of Radio Notes from an Island. Director Ginny Shaw said, “This family show will have you rolling in the aisles, reminiscing about a bygone age and singing along with the classics.” The play depicts an old...

Poets who know it asked to show ‘stuff’ tomorrow


If an evening of poetry with a few friends and a warm summer breeze sounds appealing, the Port Aransas Poetry Sand Slam may be the just the ticket. Audience members and competitors are invited to the slam tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 22. It will be held at Sips Wine and Coffee...

Turtle ‘hatching’ set tonight at Back Porch

Turtle ‘hatching’ set tonight at Back Porch


The fourth of six opportunities to inspect decorated aluminum turtles is today, Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Back Porch Bar, 132 W. Cotter Ave., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. If you’ve been to one of the socalled “turtle hatchings” before, that’s no reason to miss this one: All the turtles...

Bus of contention

Bus of contention

Residents express their discontent over bus; owner moves it and mows

The bus This bus’s lengthy presence in a vacant lot at Avenue G and 11th Street has prompted complaints. It recently was moved away from the street, and the grass was mowed, but the vehicle remains in the same lot. STAFF PHOTO BY DAN PARKER Residents express their discontent over...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

The one behind them all

School starts Monday. In an annual rite, teachers who have worked for the past month setting up their rooms will welcome students who will drag themselves out of bed hours earlier than any time in the past three months. Parents will dance in the streets all the way home. OK,...

Nap time

Nap time


This laughing gull seems to be catching a few winks atop one of the pilings at the ferry landing.

If you hurry, you can still go on Champagne Cruise


There is still time and there are still tickets available for the Port Aransas Rotary Club Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas scheduled for Friday, Sept. 5. Tickets may be purchased at ValueBank Texas in Port Aransas, 500 S. Alister St., or from American Bank, 216 S. Alister St....

Blood drive is next week


The Coastal Bend Blood Center is holding a blood drive in Port Aransas on Thursday, Aug. 28. The donation center will be in the Family Center IGA parking lot, 418 S. Alister, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors will be entered in a drawing for a Coastal Bend Blood...

AGENDA

PORT ARANSAS CITY COUNCIL

1. Call to order 2. Pledge and prayer 3. Presentation A. Presentation by a representative from the Texas Water Development Board on Community Rating System with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) B. Presentation by a representative from Charter Communications and discussion and take appropriate action on cable television service...

Kiwanis slate benefit golf tourney

Kiwanis slate benefit golf tourney

AT NEWPORT DUNES GOLF CLUB

The Newport Dunes Golf Club isn’t even open, but its first golf tournament is already scheduled. The first Port Aransas Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13. It is open to the first 120 players to register by Friday, Aug. 29. Opening day for the course...

Batter up!

Batter up!


These batters show off their skills at the Softball Derby on Thursday, Aug.14, at the Jerry McDonald Field. Gary Mysorski sets up for an unidentified youngster, from left, Michael Safford , Hailey Meyers, 11 of Arlington and J.J. Morris give it their best. The event was one of many sponsored...

Bugs galore

Bugs galore


Posing with their creations at the Girl Scout hut on Tuesday, Aug. 12, these budding artists made mobiles, T-shirt transfers and other crafts, all with a bug theme. Spiders and butterlies were everywhere, all part of the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department’s Chill-Out Time program for children....

PAISD School Menus

PAISD School Menus


Aug. 25 – Aug. 29 Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice & milk Tuesday Pig in a blanket, applesauce, juice & milk Wednesday Pancake, sausage link, juice & milk Thursday Breakfast Pizza, juice & milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice & milk Lunch Monday Corn dogs, baked beans,...

Kid’s Calendar

PORT ARANSAS PARKS ANS RECREATION DEPARTMENT

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 to register. Check...

Chillin’

Chillin’


Model Magic was the medium of the day, and these junior artists made good use of it. They all participated in the city’s parks and recreation department Chill-Out time. Logan Kruetziger, 8, from left, Reid and Hayden Williams, 7, Conner Kreutziger, 5, all of Port Aransas, and at right, Jeanna...

New look for old gym

New look for old gym

Floor to be refinished and get new graphics

The floor in Port Aransas High School’s Doyle Marek Gym will get a shiny facelift, including a new midcourt graphic, in time for basketball season, if a planned refinishing project goes as expected. “I’m excited about it,” said Steve Reaves, athletic director at the Port Aransas Independent School District. “I...

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