Sight-seeing boat sinks

Sight-seeing boat sinks

Passengers stay high and dry

Flipper sinks A strong outgoing tide hampered the crew of the Dolphin Dock-operated sightseeing boat, Flipper, on Saturday around noon...

To the rescue
Giving it a look

Giving it a look


STAFF PHOTO BY DAN PARKER Oscar Gonzales scowls at his shot, also eyeballed by team members Mike Lucas, left, Orrin...

Pier pressure

Pier pressure

Repairs under way to Charlie's Pasture Pier

Pole jumper STAFF PHOTO BY MICHAEL CARY Jason Bursby of Texas Docks & Decks jumps on top of a pole...

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Last chance to nominate Citizen of Year


I’ll give it to you straight: Citizen of the Year is not a popularity contest. Anyone who meets the criteria for this award has to...

Election is tough to call

Dave McNeely

Most observers are expecting the turnout in the 2008 election to be large. The question is how large. Significantly more voters tend to vote in...

A better life

Steve Martaindale

“Hey, c’mon Steve, hop in.” Where’re we going, Bubba? “Who cares? Have you noticed gasoline prices lately? I’ve had this big ol’ truck put up...

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...

BMS team places third at Calallen cross-country

BMS team places third at Calallen cross-country


The Brundrett Middle School Cross Country team placed third in two divisions at a meet in Calallen on Saturday, Oct. 11. “Pretty big meet,” said Javier Mendoza, coach of the...

Up and over

Up and over


Storm Bales of Port Aransas launches a jump shot over the heads of a group of Corpus Christi kids during the Sparkling City Basketball Tournament in Corpus Christi during the...

PAHS team faces illness, slow course at Calallen meet

PAHS team faces illness, slow course at Calallen meet


Illness and a slow course hampered the Port Aransas High School crosscountry team at a meet at Calallen High School on Saturday, Oct. 11. “The weather was nice, but the...

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...

Defense!

Defense!


Ashley Mack, a fifth-grader at H.G. Olsen Elementary School, defends the goal during a soccer match on Saturday, Oct. 4. Mack plays on the Port Aransas team Tempest. The game,...

Port Aransas Youth Soccer League

Oct. 11 game

Under-10 boys P.A. Hammerheads, 2; Valls, 3.

Spirit Dinner is Monday


Marlin and Lady Marlin fans and family member are invited to the Athletic Booster Club’s annual Spirit Dinner. The hot dog dinner will be Monday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m....

Flagg

Peter Flagg Jr., 59, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008, at his home in Port Aransas. Flagg was born Feb. 19, 1949 in Meridian, Conn. to Peter Flagg Sr. and Juana...


Sight-seeing boat sinks

Sight-seeing boat sinks

Passengers stay high and dry

Flipper sinks A strong outgoing tide hampered the crew of the Dolphin Dock-operated sightseeing boat, Flipper, on Saturday around noon as it began to sink in the ship channel. Approximately...

To the rescue
Giving it a look

Giving it a look


STAFF PHOTO BY DAN PARKER Oscar Gonzales scowls at his shot, also eyeballed by team members Mike Lucas, left, Orrin Miller (bending) and Nathan Kaminski. All four men are Corpus...

Pier pressure

Pier pressure

Repairs under way to Charlie's Pasture Pier

Pole jumper STAFF PHOTO BY MICHAEL CARY Jason Bursby of Texas Docks & Decks jumps on top of a pole to sink it into a hole to reinforce the existing...

Turtle Trail 2008 almost at an end: Last ‘hatching’ set for October 18

Turtle Trail 2008 almost at an end: Last ‘hatching’ set for October 18


Tortuga Dunes will host the last in a series of “hatchings” of painted or decorated cast aluminum turtles. The October “hatching,” part of the Turtle Trail 2008, is open to the public and will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Tortuga Dunes, 14801 State Hwy....

Flyboys

Flyboys


Airport Manager Randy Hansen, left, checks out a WWII era two-seater biplane, the Kaydet, manufactured by the Stearman Aircraft division of Boeing in Wichita, Kansas, between 1936 and 1944. The Navy pilot training airplane was flown into Mustang Beach Airport by Pete Brawn, center, of Alice, and Tyler Wilson of...

Pepper tree eradication class offered


If you’ve ever wondered how to get rid of those invasive Brazilian pepper trees, you’ll have a chance to find out at a meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the city council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. Originally scheduled for Sept. 11, the meeting was postponed due...

Pumpkin-patch-by-the-sea benefits school


Buy a pumpkin, have some fun and help a school. Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School is hosting its annual Pumpkin Patch on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17 and 18. Friday’s patch will be from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and Saturday’s will be from 8:30 a.m. until the pumpkins are all sold. The...

Garden club shopping trip open to public


The Port Aransas Garden Club has set Nov. 18 as the date for its annual shopping trip to San Marcos. A bus has been chartered for members and anyone in the community who would like to come along. The cost of the trip is $50 per person, and includes snacks...

Dominoes tourney to benefit kids


The Tarpon Ice House, 315 N. Alister St., will host a domino tournament on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to benefit the Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Round Up. The tournament, open to all ages, will begin at 7:15 p.m. and go until there is one final winner. The entry fee is...

Fundraiser bake sale set


Jade Mouton, 9, has been working for months raising funds for the American Heart Associaton. She will hold her last bake sale of the year at the IGA Family Center, 418 S. Alister St., Saturday, Oct. 18, from 2:30 until everything is sold.

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Consider the lilies

“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they do not work or sew, yet Solomon in all of his glory was not clothed like one of these” (Matthew 6:28-29). Jesus knew about anxiety. He was born into a world that had been under the Pax Romana for decades—a...

Think Christmas!

Think Christmas!


Forget the temperature. Think Christmas. In Port Aransas, that means ordering decorated fresh, balsam fir wreaths from the Presbyterian Women from Community Presbyterian Church. Wreaths may be ordered through Friday, Nov. 1. Wreaths will be delivered anywhere in the continental U.S., as well as Ha- waii, Alaska and Canada (for...

Flying a kite

Flying a kite


David Adams, of Port Aransas and Austin, carves a turn in the surf while kite-surfing at the beach just south of Sand Castle Road on Sunday, Oct. 12. The ropes Adams held were attached to a large, parachute-like kite that pulled him zipping through the water.

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Things change -- and stay the same

Students are buzzing with excitement. The sound of lockers slamming shut and the occasional outburst of laughter fill the halls. There is a mixed sense of anxiety, comfort, fear and happiness. The first bell is about to ring and my first students begin to filter into the classroom. I greet...

Celebrating Washington

Celebrating Washington


Students in H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s gifted-and-talented program held a celebration of George Washington on Friday, Oct. 10, by, among other things, dressing in period costumes, holding a short parade at the school and displaying a George Washington museum that the students created in a classroom. In the top photo,...

Criminal justice class gets federal tour

Criminal justice class gets federal tour


From left, Joey Fries, Ashley Hendricks, Kristen Krause, Andrew Ferguson-Johns, Nueces County Sherriff Jim Kaelin, Brittany Ferretti, Deputy Chief John Galvan and Ashley Taylor on a lunch break during a tour of the federal courthouse and U.S. Marshals offices in Corpus Christi.

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October 20 - 24

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Cinnamon & raisin biscuit, sausage, juice, milk Wednesday Breakfast pizza, juice, milk Thursday Pancake, sausage link, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Chicken on a bun, tater tots, sandwich salad cup, fruit, milk Tuesday Burritos, Spanish...

Skate-a-Palooza is Oct. 25


Break out the skates, pull out the pads, hunt down the helmet. It’s time again for Skate-a-Palooza. On Saturday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., the PAHS Key Club will host the skating party at the Port Aransas Community Skate Park, behind the pool, 700 Clark Parkway, off Ross...

PAHS criminal justice students get an inside look at federal court, marshals

PAHS criminal justice students get an inside look at federal court, marshals


The Port Aransas High School criminal justice class took a tour of the U.S. Federal Courthouse and the U.S. Marshals offices in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The marshals showed the students where they operate, track fugitives, the equipment they use and the security command room, where they monitor...

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