BOB CLARK: 1944-2008
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Mobile music


Above: At Roberts Point Park, Molly Groff drives as her husband, Joey, plays Christmas songs on an organ in back...

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New year may bring changes


The Texas Legislature is coming back Jan. 13, and change may be in the air. The Sunset Advisory Commission, by a narrow margin, recently voted...

Clark a good friend to Port Aransas

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Port Aransas lost a good friend the day after Christmas. Bob Clark, referred to as “Big Bob” by many because of his large stature, was...

The difference a day makes


The difference How is it that a Christmas tree that was drop-dead gorgeous on Dec. 25 looks drab and dated on Dec. 26? It must...

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...

Proud hunter

Proud hunter


Micah Sherwood, 9, shot his first deer while hunting on the family ranch in Goliad on Tuesday, Dec. 23. He is the son of Matt Sherwood of Port Aransas. It...


BOB CLARK: 1944-2008
Mobile music

Mobile music


Above: At Roberts Point Park, Molly Groff drives as her husband, Joey, plays Christmas songs on an organ in back of the couple’s 1921 Ford Model T on Friday, Dec....

Looking back at 2008
Art center offering workshops

Art center offering workshops


Stave off the post-Christmas blues with one of several workshops offered by the Art Center for the Islands. Pre-registration and prepayment are required for some classes, and supply lists are available at the front desk at the art center. A workshop in hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery with Bill Hildebrand will...

Adult students’ work is focus of First Friday art reception

Adult students’ work is focus of First Friday art reception


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its First Friday reception on Jan. 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister. The January exhibit will feature the works of adult students in art center classes and workshops. The public is invited to enjoy the...

Food Bank subject of Brown Bag


Ever wonder how the food bank works? At the next lecture in the Brown Bag Lecture Series, Wednesday, Jan. 7, you can learn all about it. Beginning at noon in the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St., Kiesha Hall of the Corpus Christi Food Bank will speak. Hall teaches nutrition...

Craft activities’ schedule changed


The We’re Having Fun craft activities at the Pollock Center are being moved to Mondays at 1 p.m. through the rest of the season, beginning Jan. 5. The activity scheduled for Monday, Jan. 5, is making fringed t-shirts with Pam Greene of the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation...

Amos to speak Tuesday night


Tony Amos will discuss Hurricane Ike and beach marine debris on Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. Amos, a research fellow at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, will speak in the Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. The lecture, sponsored by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful and...

EMT basic training course offered by city to start Monday


It’s not too late to apply for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) basic training course to be offered by the City of Port Aransas. The classes will be held January through May on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Brundrett Middle School. Classes begin Monday, Jan....

PACT auditions open


If you’ve ever felt a yearning for the stage, now may your time. The Port Aransas Community Theater will hold auditions for its next production on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 6 and 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. The play, “Social Security,” by Andrew Bergman, will open in late February....

Hughes to teach rug painting


The first Hands On Workshop of the season will be rug painting with Arlene Hughes. The workshop will be Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. in the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Hughes is limiting the class to 10 people, and there will be a materials charge. The theme...

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New Year’s Day closures told


Public offices and banks in Port Aransas will take time off for New Year’s Day. City offices will be closed on New Year’s Day, and no trash will be collected. The Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4 office will be closed New Year’s Day. ValueBank Texas, Prosperity...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

TAKS isn't only measure of success

As the new year opens up, staff and students at Brundrett Middle School will focus more intently on achieving great results on the TAKS test. The TAKS test is the primary factor that most affects our accountability ratings from the state; how much that affects our parents and community’s view...

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January 5 - 9

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Pancake, sausage link, juice, milk Wednesday Pig in the blanket, fruit, juice, milk Thursday Breakfast bagel, fruit, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Pizza, seasoned corn, fruit, milk Tuesday Cheeseburger, sandwich salad cup, tater tots, fruit,...

Father and son

Father and son


Corey Williams helps his 6-year-old son, Jacob Rubio, test a brandnew bicycle Jacob got for Christmas. The two were playing outside their home off Dolphin Lane on Friday, Dec. 26.

Coeckelenbergh earns degrees at Angelo State


Sean E. Coeckelenbergh, a 2004 graduate of Port Aransas High School, graduated from Angelo State University on Saturday, Dec. 13, at ceremonies in San Angelo. Coeckelenbergh earned a Bachelor of Arts in French with a minor in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in biochemisty with a minor in chemistry,...

Four residents earn TAMU-CC degrees


Four Port Aransas residents earned degrees from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi during fall commencement ceremonies. Diplomas were awarded Saturday, Dec. 20, at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi with Dr. Frank B. Ashley III, vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Texas A&M University System as keynote speaker....

Family fun

Family fun


A family plays a game of soccer at the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier on a recent afternoon.

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