Golf makes Mustang Island debut

Golf makes Mustang Island debut

Palmer course opens today in Port Aransas

Sneak preview STAFF PHOTO BY MURRAY JUDSON Area golf pros, media and others were among invited guests at a pre-opening...

Police file complaint with DA over Atkinson assault

Casino ship may be in operation by end of year


Gambling is all about odds. So here are the odds of a casino ship making Port Aransas its home within...

Gustav has ‘ripple down’ effect on waves

Gustav has ‘ripple down’ effect on waves


Even though Hurricane Gustav struck hundreds of miles away in Louisiana, the storm caused ripple effects – or, rather, big-wave...

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Palin: Just a heartbeat away

  When a football team is losing late in the game, it’s not unusual for the quarterback to heave the ball as far as he...

New links, new lingo … new life?

As far as I’m concerned, a birdie is what you keep your eye on so you don’t blink when the flash goes off while you’re...

No longer the ‘good old days’

This is not to say Dave Lieber was right in what he did. Indeed, he called it “a stupid and quite serious mistake” and I...

Island Agenda


DAILY • Port A rans as Com muni ty Park swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway, offers swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays for swimming, 1-...

Tennis tournament scheduled Saturday

Tennis tournament scheduled Saturday


Visiting and resident tennis players are invited to a mixed doubles round robin tournament on Saturday morning, Sept. 6. The tournament will be at the Port Aransas school courts on...

In the running

In the running


Soccer deadline today


Students new to the Port Aransas school district who would like to play in the Port Aransas Youth Soccer league must register by today, Thursday, Sept. 4. Each player must...

Get in the swing!

City offers introduction to tennis

Dig those tennis rackets out of the garage, round up the kids and head for the courts. An introduction to tennis for families will be offered on Tuesday, Sept. 16,...

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)...

Cross Country team begins season


The Port Aransas High School cross country team finished ahead of all other schools size 3A and smaller at a meet at Cole Park in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Aug....

Booster club slates meeting


The Port Aransas Athletic Booster Club’s first meeting of the 2008-2009 school year will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9. New members and old will meet at the...

Harris

Mary Ellen Harris, 67, of Hallettsville, died on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008. She and her husband were residents and owners of the Sportsman’s Lodge in Port Aransas from 1974 to...


Golf makes Mustang Island debut

Golf makes Mustang Island debut

Palmer course opens today in Port Aransas

Sneak preview STAFF PHOTO BY MURRAY JUDSON Area golf pros, media and others were among invited guests at a pre-opening round of golf at the Newport Dunes Golf Club on...

Police file complaint with DA over Atkinson assault

Casino ship may be in operation by end of year


Gambling is all about odds. So here are the odds of a casino ship making Port Aransas its home within the next few months: Better than 50-50, according to an...

Gustav has ‘ripple down’ effect on waves

Gustav has ‘ripple down’ effect on waves


Even though Hurricane Gustav struck hundreds of miles away in Louisiana, the storm caused ripple effects – or, rather, big-wave effects – in Port Aransas on Monday, Sept. 1. Waves...

WIC representatives set monthly Port Aransas visit Monday, Sept. 8

WIC representatives set monthly Port Aransas visit Monday, Sept. 8


Representatives from the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, Sept. 8. They will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Family Center IGA parking lot, 416 S. Alister St. For questions or an appointment,...

Sunset Sounds concert is Sept. 12 at pavilion


The Sunset Sounds free summer concert series will continue on Friday, Sept. 12. The concert, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion in Roberts Point Park, will feature Eddie Lee Skipworth and Friends. They play a wide assortment and styles of music, a “little bit of...

Mardi Gras in October raises money for schools


If you want to eat, drink, be merry, maybe win some great prizes and contribute to the cause of providing a good education for Port Aransas children, Mardi Gras in October might be just the ticket. The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the...

CITY OF PORT ARANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

POLICE BLOTTER

MONDAY, AUG. 25 • 8:33 A.M . A man was arrested in the 700 block of West Avenue A on outstanding warrants from municipal court. TUESDAY, AUG. 26 • 5:17 A.M . Emergency Medical Service (EMS) crews took a sick person from the 500 block of North Station Street to...

Tar balls cleaned from Mustang Island beaches

Tar balls cleaned from Mustang Island beaches


The U.S. Coast Guard and Texas General Land office are investigating to determine the origin of thousands of small tar balls that began washing ashore along miles of Mustang Island shoreline on Saturday, Aug. 30. The tar appeared to be unrefined crude oil, said Lt. Armell Balmaceda, a Coast Guard...

COAST GUARD STATION PORT ARANSAS

COAST GUARD SIGNALS

SATURDAY, AUG. 30 • 4:30 P .M . Coast Guard Station Port Aransas was called about a man who had jumped off the fishing boat Ambush in the Gulf of Mexico on a dare. A 41- foot utility boat, the cutter Heron and a helicopter were launched to search for...

NUECES COUNTY, PRECINCT 4

CONSTABLE'S BEAT

SUNDAY, AUG. 24 • 10 A.M . A deputy arrested a man on the beach who was wanted on 12 outstanding warrants. The warrants were mostly for bad checks, officials said. • 2 p.m. In the 500 block of North Alister Street, a deputy arrested a man on an outstanding...

Pepper trees topic of Sept. 11 meeting


Ever wonder how to go about ridding your property of those invasive Brazilian pepper trees? Removing them will be the subject of a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. As part of an effort to remove this invasive species...

PASTOR’S PEN

Abundant living requires optimism

A pessimist says, “If I don’t try, I can’t fail.” The optimist says, “If I don’t try I can’t win.” It is the difference in attitudes that makes for success for one and failure for the other. Optimism is one of the necessary qualities of success. A Christian should be...

Lined up

Lined up


BRUNDRETT CAMPUS GAINS 8.8%

BRUNDRETT CAMPUS GAINS 8.8%

Port Aransas schools see jump in enrollment, possibly revenue

The latest figures show that the Port Aransas Independent School District is experiencing a spurt in enrollment. The additional students could lead to thousands of dollars in more revenue for the district, but only if students are good about attending school, district officials said. As of Tuesday, Sept. 2, a...

Swarm of students

Swarm of students


EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Moving beyond ratings

How would you feel about outsourcing all of our local school decisions to somebody else… say Flour Bluff… or Corpus Christi… or Austin? It sounds nuts, but over the past 10 to12 years, we’ve all but given up local control of our schools. And if you’re inclined to think that’s...

PAISD mentor volunteers to meet Friday


Anyone interested in volunteering and/or mentoring in the Port Aransas schools is invited to a reception on Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in the administration building, 100 S. Station St. Attendance at the meeting does not obligate anyone. The purpose is to provide information about the programs. Counselor Jeri...

BMS gets new books, bookcases

BMS gets new books, bookcases


New books, shelves STAFF PHOTO BY DAN PARKER Patt Coeckelenbergh, librarian at Brundrett Middle School, shows some of the new books (in her arms and on top of the shelves) she bought recently with a grant from the Port Aransas Education Foundation. The shelves in the foreground, soon to be...

Public perspective on next superintendent welcomed by PAISD


Teachers and other community members will have opportunities to chime in on what kind of superintendent should be hired to supervise the Port Aransas Independent School District. The PAISD Board of Trustees plans to schedule meetings in which a search firm representative will hear suggestions from any Port Aransans who...

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