Debris Ashore

Debris Ashore

Hurricane Ike sends wreckage from Galveston to Port Aransas

‘Beaming’ at debris STAFF PHOTO BY MICHAEL CARY Nine-year-old Stevie Ray Stephenson of Port Aransas lifts a beam from a...

P&Z explores affordable housing options


Expensive real estate and high property taxes are squeezing out Port Aransas and Mustang Island’s workforce, and a city commission...

Cotter Avenue work nears completion with underground utilities, sidewalks

Cotter Avenue work nears completion with underground utilities, sidewalks


Six more weeks is about what it will take before new sidewalks, new asphalt and all new underground utilities will...

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Disasters — natural and otherwise


The topic this week is disasters – both natural and unnatural. Let’s start with natural. As far as natural disasters go, I’ll take hurricanes. Tornadoes...

Texas: Big state to cover


Florence Shapiro, a Republican state senator from Plano, may be in for a learning experience. She is among those eyeing the possibility of trying to...

Ding-dong . . .


Hey there, Bubba. Haven’t seen you in a while; come in. Is everything OK? You’re not the type to just drop by. Want some tea?...

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.,...

Lady Marlins take sixth

Lady Marlins take sixth


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlin varsity girls took sixth place overall at a cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 20, in San Antonio. The course was at Brooks Air Force...

BMS runners compete

BMS runners compete


Brundrett Middle School runners competed in a cross-country meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Thursday, Sept. 18. The West Guth Park meet was the first meet of...

Stallions take third

Stallions take third


The Port Aransas Stallions competed in a basketball tournament at Cabaniss Gym in Corpus Christi on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20 and 21. They won third place and an Intensity...

It’s soccer season!

It’s soccer season!


The Port Aransas Youth Soccer League’s season opened Saturday, Sept. 20, with highly spirited players and spectators alike. Clockwise, from above: From left, Caitlin Shannon, Jamie Barr, Jayden Clark, Pablito...

Kiwanis golf tourney fills roster for Oct. 11


A full complement of golfers – 120 strong – will play the first Port Aransas Kiwanis Club Scholarship Golf Tournament at the just-opened Newport Dunes Golf Club on Saturday, Oct....

Sign up now for Sand and Surf Run


Run, walk or stroll to serve the community on Saturday, Oct. 4, at the 16th annual Port Aransas Sand and Surf Beach Run, benefiting the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM)....

Go, Lady Marlins!

Go, Lady Marlins!


Three Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins cross country runners lead the pack at a meet in San Antonio on Saturday, Sept. 18. Marina Milligan is front and center, with...

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 Malaquite Beach* (Cancelled) 20 TBA UTSA (HS) 27 9 a.m. Port Aransas (MS/HS) OCTOBER...

Pearson

Pearson

Olive Belle Pearson, 81, of Corpus Christi died on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. She was the mother of Charles “Chuck” L. (Reta) Pearson, Arthur Joseph “Joe” Pearson and June (David...


Debris Ashore

Debris Ashore

Hurricane Ike sends wreckage from Galveston to Port Aransas

‘Beaming’ at debris STAFF PHOTO BY MICHAEL CARY Nine-year-old Stevie Ray Stephenson of Port Aransas lifts a beam from a wood deck that washed ashore here after Hurricane Ike destroyed...

P&Z explores affordable housing options


Expensive real estate and high property taxes are squeezing out Port Aransas and Mustang Island’s workforce, and a city commission is looking at one way to fix the problem. The...

Cotter Avenue work nears completion with underground utilities, sidewalks

Cotter Avenue work nears completion with underground utilities, sidewalks


Six more weeks is about what it will take before new sidewalks, new asphalt and all new underground utilities will be in place along Cotter Avenue from Tarrant to Station...

Beach cleanup volunteers to have plenty to pick up

Beach cleanup volunteers to have plenty to pick up

Debris from Hurricane Ike adds to what typically washes ashore

Cleaner-uppers STAFF PHOTO BY DAN PARKER A group of H.G. Olsen Elementary School students search the beach for trash on Friday, Sept. 19. The students were getting an early start on the 22nd annual Texas General Land Office Adopt- A-Beach Fall Cleanup to be held at beaches in Port Aransas...

Amateur poets to gather Friday to present original, other works


The public is invited to participate in the Poetry Sand Slam tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 26. In last week’s issue the incorrect date was reported. Audience members as well as competitors are encouraged to meet at Sips Wine and Coffee Bar, 162 W. Cotter Ave., at 8 p.m. The Slam, a...

Beach walk is tomorrow


A guided beach walk, sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, will examine whatever the tides serve up on Friday, Sept. 26. The free beach walk will start at 9 a.m. by the red flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. The walks are held on the fourth Friday...

Garden club potluck dinner, dance are slated


Members and their guests are invited to the Port Aransas Garden Club old-fashioned Potluck Dinner and Dance Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 9 p.m. Festivities will be at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park. Each member should bring a favorite dish to share along with a...

Commercial yard

Commercial yard


The Port Aransas Garden Club has chosen King Fish Court, located at 1610 South 11th St., as September’s commmercial yard of the month. Shirley and Thomas Nixon own the property shaded with a mesquite and a poplar tree. The property is a host to many plants including oleander, norfolk pines,...

Puppylove

Puppylove


I talked my husband into getting another dog. It took some doing. Since our sweet girl went on to beagle heaven, I have wanted another dog. I have grieved, to be sure. I miss her most when I wake up and before I go to bed at night. Those were...

Tennis for everyone

Tennis for everyone


Teach Me Tennis night on Tuesday, Sept. 16, was sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Colin Barr, 11, right, gives it his best shot.

Boosters invite sports fans to meet Monday


Marlin and Lady Marlin supporters are invited to meet with and join the Marlin Athletic Booster Club on Monday, Sept. 29. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, in the board room of the Port Aransas ISD administration building, 100 Station St. Club president Christie Ortiz said...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Can you hear me now?

If you have watched television for any length of time over the past six years or so, you have seen the guy with his cell phone going to different places asking the person on the other end of the line, “Can you hear me now?” He’s been through tunnels, wheat...

Cutting up Cotter

Cutting up Cotter


Workers install a drainage pipe under Cotter Avenue on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Cotter Avenue work is the last unfinished street and drainage project funded by a 2006 bond issue. The Port Aransas City Council will ask voters to approve a $4.9 million bond issue in November to do more...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Set goals for a winning year!

You’ve heard it all before. Plan ahead. Set goals. Strive for success. The beginning of the school year is the perfect opportunity to discuss and set goals with the entire family. We know it, and we intend to do it. Or we make a mental note of what our goals...

Students reviving PAHS newspaper


After a short break, the Port Aransas High School newspaper, previously named The Splash, is making its way back. The paper, which has been out of print for four years, will resume production in October. The paper went out of print when former Port Aransas High School English teacher Rita...

Join 4-H Club

MEMBERS NEEDED FOR CLUB TO CONTINUE

The Port Aransas 4-H Club will be dissolved unless at least two more students join and a club manager is found. A minimum of five members is mandatory for the club to continue, but this year only three students signed up. Members can participate in many ways, not just in...

Making music

Making music


From left, fourth-grade students Jacob Williams, Toby Suphachai, Miranda Moseley and Matt Allen play musical instruments in H.G. Olsen Elementary School teacher Gay DeMontel’s music class on Friday, Sept. 19. DeMontel bought three xylophones, a metallophone and other music supplies with a $2,500 grant awarded to her in the spring...

We want you!

SIGN UP FOR GIRL SCOUTS

Girl Scouts of America wants you. If you’re a girl between the age of five and 18, or an adult interested in helping out, that is. A sign up and information meeting is scheduled for tonight, Thursday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the H.G. Olsen Elementary School...

Mardi Gras tickets limited


Only 160 tickets are available for the upcoming Mardi Gras in October, an event that helps the Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) raise money to supply tangible benefits for island schools and their students. The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Port Aransas...

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