Breaking news: Wednesday, Nov. 5 — Bond issue approved

78% of Port Aransas voters OK bonds

Breaking news: Wednesday, Nov. 5 — Bond issue approved 78% of Port Aransas voters OK bonds Todd Hunter wins in...

Breaking news: Fourth suspect surrenders in bird attacks

Birds were hit with blow-darts

Breaking news: Fourth suspect surrenders in bird attacks Birds were hit with blow-darts By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter The...

Decision 2008
Paddle power

Paddle power


Paddle in hands, Carson Einkauf of Port Aransas rides a 10-foot-6-inch stand-up paddle board on a pitching wave near Horace...

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Trustees should opt for transparency

On behalf of the taxpayers of the Port Aransas Independent School District, we urge the Board of Trustees to act in the interest of the...

Election will give answers

It was long ago that the jousting leading up to the Nov. 4 election began. But finally, election day is upon us, and some questions...

Political campaigns: Enough, already!

I think we should make some new rules. One rule should be that political candidates may talk only about themselves, their qualifications, their records 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...

The A team

The A team


The Brundrett Middle School cross-country team, from left in back, eighth graders Austin Henderson, Cameron Martin, Tyler Pate, Anna Roberson, Jocelyn Flood, Missy Gilbreath and Gabby Martinez. Middle row, from...

Middle school runners end cross-country season


The Brundrett Middle School Cross Country teams finished the season on Monday, Oct. 27. They competed in the district meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi under cool but...

Port Aransas High School Cross Country 2008 Schedule


NOVEMBER 8 Regional meet @ UTSA, 10 a.m. 15 State meet @ Round Rock, 10 a.m.

Girls varsity takes district

Girls varsity takes district


The Port Aransas High School girls’ varsity cross-country team has won the district championship for the fourth year running. The girls beat eight other schools at the district meet on...

Against the wind

Against the wind


Eighth graders Austin Henderson, second from left, Chase Chambers and Tyler Pate ran against a strong wind at the district meet on Monday, Oct. 27.

Lady Marlins schedule rally in PAHS gym


Go, Marlins! Go, Lady Marlins! The community is invited to attend a pep rally to be held at Port Aransas High School on Thursday, Nov. 6, to recognize the school’s...

Booster club shifting gears for basketball


With basketball season about to start, the Marlin Athletic Booster Club is shifting to high gear. A meeting Monday, Nov. 3, will address the upcoming season. The meeting will be...

Go, girls

Go, girls


Brundrett Middle School cross-country team members Anna Roberson, Malaika Harder, Missy Gilbreath, Meagan Forrest, Maddison Shannon, Jenna Socha, Jocelyn Flood, Bakar Sackschewsky and Jessica Borden head for the finish at...

Mako attack

Mako attack


The Makos soccer team of Port Aransas remains undefeated in its league. Playing offense on Saturday, Oct 25, are Blake Roberson, left, Trout Lorette, third from left, Wyatt Scott, second...

Round robin tennis set


Come on out to the tennis courts Saturday, Nov. 1, the weather’s going to be fine. Tennis players are invited to play in a round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament...

Devlin

Faith Ann Devlin, 72, died Wednesday Oct. 22, 2008. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Capt. Hope Devlin, for whom the Port Aransas Kiwanis Club named the Capt....

Aldridge

Dovie May Aldridge, 74, died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at her home in Traverse City, Mich. She spent much of her life in Port Aransas. She retired as manager of...

Nichols

Nichols

Anna Mae “Mas” Nichols, 90, died Saturday, October 25, 2008, at home in Grey Forest. She was the mother of Charles Jackson “Jack” or “Tex” (Debby) Nichols Jr., of Port...


Breaking news: Wednesday, Nov. 5 — Bond issue approved

78% of Port Aransas voters OK bonds

Breaking news: Wednesday, Nov. 5 — Bond issue approved 78% of Port Aransas voters OK bonds Todd Hunter wins in upset over incumbent Juan Garcia By Michael Cary South Jetty...

Breaking news: Fourth suspect surrenders in bird attacks

Birds were hit with blow-darts

Breaking news: Fourth suspect surrenders in bird attacks Birds were hit with blow-darts By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter The fourth and last suspect in a series of blow-dart attacks...

Decision 2008
Paddle power

Paddle power


Paddle in hands, Carson Einkauf of Port Aransas rides a 10-foot-6-inch stand-up paddle board on a pitching wave near Horace Caldwell Pier on Friday, Oct, 24. Relatively new to Port...

Project graduation needs community help

Project graduation needs community help


Project Graduation has a lot going on. Several fundraisers are planned in the near future, and Project Graduation volunteers need the support of the community to accomplish their goals. Parents of juniors and seniors at Port Aransas High School are encouraged to attend the next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6....

Dancing dolphins

Dancing dolphins


Dolphins leap ahead of a tanker ship, the Trogir, in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel off Roberts Point Park on Thursday, Oct. 23. Dolphins commonly ride the swells pushed ahead of ships passing through Port Aransas.

Last chance in 2008

Last chance in 2008

Wreath orders due Saturday

Saturday, Nov. 1, is the last day to get an order in for decorated, fresh, balsam fir wreaths from the Presbyterian Women of Community Presbyterian Church. Wreaths will be delivered anywhere in the continental U.S., as well as Hawaii, Alaska and Canada (for a slight fee) in early December. The...

Tour spooky sites Halloween night


Two spooky tours of Port Aransas are scheduled for tomorrow evening, Friday, Oct. 31. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association have partnered up to provide 90-minute bus tours of Port Aransas, complete with spooky stories for Halloween. Tours are...

We’re Having Fun series slated


The first session in the We’re Having Fun series will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 5, at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry Center (JELM) crafts room, 129 S. Alister St. Participants in the class, which begins at 2 p.m., will make salt dough apple placecards and wreaths for the table....

Church garage sale is Saturday


Donate some of those things lying around the house, or find that special something you’ve been meaning to shop for at a bargain price. The Presbyterian Women’s annual fall garage sale will be at the Pollock Center, behind the Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., on Saturday, Nov. 1....

Art About

Art About


Debra Wilbanks Williams, above, shows her latest work of art to her daughter, Misty Wyatt, left, and her granddaughter, Claire, 5. Williams opened her gallery for the annual Art About art walk that many art galleries in Port Aransas were featured in. Earlyne Buchanan, sitting at left, visits with Shanna...

Three-alarm winners

Three-alarm winners


The First Baptist Church held a chili cook-off at Roberts Point Park on Sunday, Oct. 26. Volunteers from the fire and police departments served as judges. The winners are, from left, first place, Sandy Etheridge; second place, Renee Gamel and third place, Erin Reaves.

Rotary Club initiates patriotic flag project


Feeling patriotic? The Port Aransas Rotary Club will help you fly the stars and stripes at the some of the most all-American times of year. The Rotary Club is beginning a new fundraising program in which the club will install a flagpole, complete with an American flag, in the front...

Commercial yard

Commercial yard


The Port Aransas Garden Club has chosen Seabreeze Suites, located at 407 Beach St., as October’s commercial yard of the month. Laurie Hanmore, owner, and her daughter, Gabi, show off the entrance to the property with plants that include lantana, periwinkle, yucca, sago palm, ixora and palms. The swimming pool...

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week


Port Aransas police and schools combine to offer several days of activities this week, Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-30, to raise consciousness among island kids against illegal drug use. Above: During a pep rally to kick off Red Ribbon Week, students at Brundrett Middle School compete in a race in...

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November 3 - 7

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday French toast, sausage, juice, milk Wednesday Egg & potato taco, flour tortilla, juice, milk Thursday Nutrigrain bar, sausage, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Steakfingers, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, bread or roll, fruit, milk Tuesday Nachos,...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Welcoming differences, challenges

I would first like to thank everyone for the kind words and generous welcome I have received since I have entered your community and school. I have enjoyed getting to know many of you and your families, and look forward to meeting many more. Moving is always difficult, but it...

Debri-bot

Debri-bot


Six-year-old Kai Kidd of checks out a costumed Chip Cooper, who created the robot-like outfit, just in time for Halloween, from beach debris, much of it likely sent to Port Aransas shores by Hurricane Ike. Cooper, an artist and Corpus Christi resident, captured some stares while sporting his costume outdoors...

Spooky fun slated

Boo!!!

If your costume isn’t ready or your candy bowl isn’t full, you’d better get crackin’. Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 31, is Halloween. Festivities will begin extra early for students at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. They will be allowed to wear costumes to school. Hats, masks or hand-held accessories are prohibited, however,...

In the pink

In the pink


Many children at H.G. Olsen Elementary School dressed in pink on Monday, Oct. 27, for the fourth annual Think Pink Day, part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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