Monday, Sept. 1

Atkinson in the mend

Monday, Sept. 1 Atkinson on the mend J.B. Atkinson, 26, of Port Aransas is expected to be moved out of...

Last hurrah of summer

Labor Day is final big tourist weekend for local businesses

While Port Aransas will host many enjoying the Labor Day holiday this weekend, some offices in Port Aransas will join...

Sunrise view

Sunrise view


Labor Day holiday visitors to Port Aransas may have a chance to see scenes such as this, as a tanker...

Supporters express satisfaction with mayor

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They don’t make newsmen like that anymore

He’s a walking encyclopedia and, even though he’s past the traditional retirement age (not by much), he’s a technocrat. He’s the “go-to” guy in the...

Can Obama turn red blue?

KALISPELL, Montana – Here on the western edge of Glacier National Park, Montanans are both excited and a bit surprised that Democratic presidential hopeful Barack...

The difference is the people

When we talk about the benefits of traveling – broadening our horizons, we say – most of us tend to think about sights seen and...

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...

Mixed doubles tourney slated at tennis courts

Mixed doubles tourney slated at tennis courts

Round robin action

If tennis is your game, head for the school courts on Station Street on Saturday morning, Sept. 6, for a round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament. Entry fee is a...

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)...


Monday, Sept. 1

Atkinson in the mend

Monday, Sept. 1 Atkinson on the mend J.B. Atkinson, 26, of Port Aransas is expected to be moved out of intensive care today to a room at Christus Spohn Hospital...

Last hurrah of summer

Labor Day is final big tourist weekend for local businesses

While Port Aransas will host many enjoying the Labor Day holiday this weekend, some offices in Port Aransas will join the fun by taking the day off Monday, Sept. 1....

Sunrise view

Sunrise view


Labor Day holiday visitors to Port Aransas may have a chance to see scenes such as this, as a tanker makes its way into the Aransas Pass Channel at sunrise...

Supporters express satisfaction with mayor
Curtain Call

Curtain Call

Play depicts old-time radio

Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 29, begins the second weekend of performances of the Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT) production of “Radio Notes From an Island.” The play, directed by Ginny Shaw, depicts an old-time radio show performed live on stage, reflecting life in Port Aransas during a simpler time. Old-time radio...

Blooms and a bird

Blooms and a bird


A bird perches amid sunflower blooms off Cotter Street near the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute on Sunday, Aug. 24. Recent rains have lots of island vegetation greening up.

Pool visit is half price Labor Day

Cool off at the park!

Splish and splash for half price at the Community Park pool on Monday, Sept. 1. The pool, normally closed on Mondays, will open for the annual Labor Day Splash. Lap swimming will be allowed from noon to 1 p.m. and open swim will be from 1 to 6 p.m. The...

Bake sale to benefit school team


The Port Aransas High School Cross-Country Team will hold a second fundraising bake sale at the Family Center IGA on Sunday, Aug. 31, from 8 a.m. to noon. The first was on Saturday, Aug. 23. The bake sale will raise money to help the team take an overnight trip to...

Blood drive today at IGA


Give blood, get a shirt, grab a bite and maybe win a prize. Put all that on your to-do list for today. The Coastal Bend Blood Center is holding a blood drive in Port Aransas today, Thursday, Aug. 28. The donation center will be in the Family Center IGA parking...

Davidson earns Del Mar degree


Andy Davidson of Port Aransas received an Associate of Arts degree from Del Mar Community College on Friday, Aug. 15. Davidson, who lives in Port Aransas, earned his degree in business administration.

Lemonade, pickles, baked goods on sale to help heart association


Jade Mouton, 9, of Port Aransas is determined to meet her goal of raisi ng $7,000 to donate to the American Heart Association. So far, she has raised half that goal. Jade has heart disease and wants to help children like herself. On Saturday, Aug. 30, she will sell lemonade...

Jackson, Wilson wed

Jackson, Wilson wed


In a double-ring ceremony Tomi JoAnna Jackson and Joseph Anthony Wilson, both formerly of Port Aransas, exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 9. The ceremony was held at the First Baptist Church of Port Aransas with the Revs. Richard Safford and William Campbell officiating. After the ceremony, a reception was...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

It takes a village to raise a child

Can you believe school has started? It seems like summer just started. It also seems that Port Aransas had a very good summer. Now that our kids are going back to school, our community seems to shift its focus off summer time tourism. As a pastor in the community, I...

Financial workshop scheduled


The First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St., will host a financial workshop titled Good Sense on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop, open to the public, is designed to develop healthy financial habits and better personal finances. It is presented by the Good Sense...

Reduced-price meals available for kids

Reduced-price meals available for kids


Parents of students in the Port Aransas Independent School District may apply for free or reduced price meals for their children. Parents who qualify are encouraged to apply under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the central office has a copy of the policy,...

Great groms

Great groms


Above, 7-year-old Marek Belcher of Port Aransas rides a wave on his way to winning first place the micro-groms division of the Port Aransas Grom Roundup surf contest at Horace Caldwell Pier Saturday, Aug. 23. (“Groms” is surfer slang for child surfers.) Sanctioned by the Texas Gulf Surfing Association, the...

Cross country team

Cross country team


Members of the Port Aransas High School cross country team include, back row, from left: Judy Wright, Kelsey Ortiz, Chelsea Perez, Reba Armanovs, Kelsey Abel, Kasey Reed and Blue Shodrok; and, front row, from left, Marina Milligan, Matt Fries, Sarah Armanovs and Chris Eggleston.

PAISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SPECIAL MEETING 6 P.M., THURSDAY, AUG. 28 -- ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

I. Call Meeting to Order Board President, Rick Adams, will call the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. II. Consider/Approve Final Budget Amendments for the 2007-2008 School Year III. Public Discussion of Proposed 2008-2009 Budget IV. Public Discussion of Proposed Tax Rate for the 2008-2009 School Year V. Consider/Approve the...

Three new faces in Port Aransas ISD

Three new faces in Port Aransas ISD


Three teachers are new to the Port Aransas Independent School District this fall. Name: Mike Jones Teaching assignments: Algebra I and II; physics; and anatomy and physiology at Port Aransas High School. City and school district from which you come: Corpus Christi Independent School District. Where did you grow up?...

PAISD School Menus

Aug. 25 - Aug. 29

Breakfast Monday No school Tuesday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice & milk Wednesday French toast, sausage link, juice & milk Thursday Breakfast bagel fruit, juice and milk Friday Assorted cereal, grahamcrackers, juice & milk Lunch Monday No School Tuesday Nachos, tossed salad, fruit, milk Wednesday Chicken patty, broccoli w/ cheese,...

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