Island-style Christmas starts with boat parade on Saturday

Island-style Christmas starts with boat parade on Saturday


The Port Aransas harbor will fill with holiday spirit, music and light displays this Saturday, Dec. 6. Residents and visitors...

New airport lease will mean more amenities

New airport lease will mean more amenities


The Mustang Beach Airport could soon undergo a dramatic transformation if a lease agreement between Port Aransas and the Texas...

Christmas drives collect food, toys

Donate nonperishable foods, cash to VFW Care and Share campaign

The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Care and Share food drive provides Christmas dinner to a multitude of Port Aransas...

Toys for tots to teens are needed for first responders’ Toy Roundup


Businesses and individuals are invited to donate toys for the less fortunate children in Port Aransas through the Port Aransas...

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Senate’s rule on two-thirds


The number 21 takes on special significance in the Texas Senate. That is the two-thirds vote of the 31 senators needed to bring a measure...

Gifts for those who have everything


You didn’t see me in line at 4 a.m. at the big box stores in Corpus Christi on Black Friday. Instead, I slept in, savored...

Priorities way out of whack


I’m struggling with something here. On Black Friday, Nov. 28 – the traditional kickoff to the U.S. Christmas shopping frenzy – an unfortunate chain of...

Island Agenda


  • 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 more....

Clutch!

Clutch!

Lady Marlins beat Ingleside in OT

After falling 11 points behind early in the game, the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins battled back to squeak past the Ingleside High School Lady Mustangs in an overtime...

2008-09 Lady Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opp Time/Score NOVEMBER T-11 Bloom’ton 35-11; 45-35; 13&15 PA JV girls tourney F-14 Bishop CANCELLED T-18 Odem 41-9; 54-33 20-22 M’lin Classic See story M-24 Aransas P. 25-14; 61-35...

2008-09 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time NOVEMBER 10 IWA 4 17 Pettus 4 24 Woodsboro 4:30 DECEMBER 1 Yorktown 4 8 Falls City 4 JANUARY 8 St. James 4 15 Pettus 4 17...

Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize


Brundrett Middle School player Savannah Ortiz eyeballs the basket during a game against Yorktown on Monday, Dec. 1. Results of BMS games against Yorktown that day were: Girls’ white team,...

Mustangs beat Lady Marlin JV


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlin JV fell to their Ingleside High School counterparts, 28-39, in a home game on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The island girls fell behind early,...

Orange Crush

Orange Crush

Marlins fall to bigger Orange Grove High School

This David vs. Goliath match didn’t work out for David. Orange Grove High School, a 3A outfit that went three rounds into the playoffs last year, beat the 1-A Port...

2008-09 Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time/Score NOVEMBER 18 Taft V: 36-64; JV: 27-47 20-22 Marlin Classic 24 Highland C. V: 64-30 25 O. Gr. V: 41-61; JV: 25-47 DECEMBER 2 Refugio 5, 6:30...

Orange Grove beats Marlins JV

Orange Grove beats Marlins JV


The Orange Grove High School Bulldogs JV beat the Port Aransas High School Marlins JV, 47-25, in a game on Tuesday, Nov. 25. “Still working out some kinks,” said Brian...

Makos and Tempest qualify for district finals

Makos and Tempest qualify for district finals


Two Port Aransas Youth Soccer League teams – the Makos and Tempest – will compete with teams from around much of the state in the western district finals in Corpus...


Island-style Christmas starts with boat parade on Saturday

Island-style Christmas starts with boat parade on Saturday


The Port Aransas harbor will fill with holiday spirit, music and light displays this Saturday, Dec. 6. Residents and visitors will board boats to participate in the annual Carolers Afloat...

New airport lease will mean more amenities

New airport lease will mean more amenities


The Mustang Beach Airport could soon undergo a dramatic transformation if a lease agreement between Port Aransas and the Texas General Land Office is signed by the end of the...

Christmas drives collect food, toys

Donate nonperishable foods, cash to VFW Care and Share campaign

The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Care and Share food drive provides Christmas dinner to a multitude of Port Aransas families in need. Collection of nonperishable foods and cash that...

Toys for tots to teens are needed for first responders’ Toy Roundup


Businesses and individuals are invited to donate toys for the less fortunate children in Port Aransas through the Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Roundup. The collection of toys will continue...

Oysters are lecture topic Wednesday

Oysters are lecture topic Wednesday


Spend your lunch hour learning about our coastal environment. The next lecture in the Brown Bag Lecture Series will be Wednesday, Dec. 10. Beginning at noon in the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St., W. Jay Tarkington of Rockport will speak about Oysters: The Building Blocks of the Coast. Tarkington...

Student art show opens Sunday

Student art show opens Sunday


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its First Friday reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, at the art center, 323 N. Alister. The December exhibit will feature the annual Middle School and High School Student Art Show and Awards. The public is invited to...

WIC to visit Port Aransas Monday


Representatives from the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, Dec. 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,...

Christmas movie features Santa, Merlin and children


The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a free monthly movie night at the council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. (Please note change in location). P.A. Movie Time this month is on Saturday, Dec. 13. The movies will continue through February. Doors will open at 6:30...

Parrot Heads to meet Dec. 11


A “phlocking” of the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas will be held Thursday (aka Thirstday), Dec. 11. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at Moby Dick’s Restaurant, 517 S. Alister St. Interested Parrotheads will gather in the outside bar area that has been enclosed for the winter months. Folks...

Nonprofits offer many ways to give


There are many ways to give during the Christmas season and yearround. Port Aransas has its share of civic, youth, sports, animal, arts and other nonprofit organizations, many of which are run solely or primarily on charitable donations. Some are nationwide, some are unique to Port Aransas. Port Aransas offers...

Trade toys for barbecue


The Flats Lounge will hold its third annual Toy Run, in memory of “Big Jim” Madison, on Saturday, Dec. 13. Beginning at 3 p.m., toys and cash will be collected in exchange for a barbecue dinner cooked by Steve Coons. Madison began the Toy Run from his home years ago,...

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

The 'perfect' used boat for birding

I suppose it all started by wanting to conduct a better Guadalupe River Delta Christmas Bird Count. Last year, Mad Island led the nation with the most species. Guadalupe River Delta placed second, only 10 species behind. We’d never been satisfied with our small river boat. We needed to find,...

Friday is deadline to submit name, info for chamber board


Tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 5, is the deadline to submit your name for consideration as a nominee for the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce- Tourist Bureau board of directors. Chamber members will select three board members from six nominees in balloting scheduled for mid to late December. Nominees for the chamber...

Writing contest deadline is set


The Texas Laughing Gull Writing Contest is seeking submissions for its sixth annual competition. The contest, sponsored by the Art Center for the Islands, includes writing in fiction, non-fiction and poetry categories. The first place prize in each category is $100, second place $50 and third place $25. Non-fiction entries...

Christmas cheer for kids

Christmas cheer for kids


Clark Wilson, Left, and Chloe Tugwell, show off a Christmas tree donated to the Kiwanis Key Club at Port Aransas High School.Wilson is vice president of Key Club and Tugwell is a member. My Coastal Home and Serta Matresses donated the tree adorned with sheep ornaments of three sizes. The...

PAISD School Menus

December 8 - 12

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Cinnamon toast, applesauce, juice, milk Wednesday Breakfast pizza, juice, milk Thursday Waffles, sausage, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday BBQ chicken sandwich, beans, pickles,fruit, milk Tuesday Turkey noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwich, tossed salad, fruit, milk...

Band concert set for Tuesday


The Brundrett Middle School bands will present a concert on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in the Brundrett Middle School gym. Concert and Christmas music will be played. The sixth grade beginner band will open the concert followed by the seventh and eighth grade band. The concert is free...

Mixed doubles tennis tourney slated Saturday


If tennis is your game, grab your racket and head for the school courts on Saturday, Dec. 6. Tennis players are invited to play in a round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament at the courts on Station Street between Beach and Lantana streets. Entry fee is a can of new...

In school

In school


Students wait for classes to begin on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 3, at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. Olsen will be one of three campuses that Dr. Sharon Doughty will supervise if she takes over as superintendent of the Port Aransas Independent School District, as planned.

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