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Group hug!


The Hagedorn family embraces at mid-court in Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School during Parents’ Night held between...

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Ellis wields club over state board


State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, is fed up with the State Board of Education’s continued wrangling over teaching the science of evolution. His Senate Bill...

Riding out a tough economy


The stinkin’ economy is gettin’ to us. You’ve read about it. You see it on the news every night. In Port Aransas, it is mostly...

TV’s ‘Dirty Jobs’ a real eye opener


I stumbled across a surprisingly insightful television program the other day while attempting to confirm there was nothing worth watching among our dozens of channels....

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...

Lady Marlins to play in area championship

Lady Marlins to play in area championship

Game is Saturday in Beeville

Lady Marlins to play in area championship Game is Saturday in Beeville By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins are set to play for...

A gnawing feeling

A gnawing feeling

Beaverettes bite PAHS Lady Marlins

The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins lost to the state-ranked Falls City Beaverettes on Friday, Feb. 6, but the island girls remained in the play-off picture. The Lady Marlins...

BMS girls split games with Falls City teams


Brundrett Middle school’s seventh grade girls beat their Falls City opponents, 22-10, while the island’s eighth graders were defeated 12-38, in games played in Port Aransas on Thursday, Feb. 5....

Lady Marlins JV falls to Falls City


The Falls City Beaverettes JV beat the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins, 38-20, in a Feb. 6 game on Mustang Island. Lady Marlin scorers: Katie Voyles, seven; Kelsey Abel,...

Booster Club to meet about Spirit Dinner


The Marlin Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the Port Aransas ISD Administration Building. The club will discuss the Spring Spirit Dinner, scheduled for...

2008-09 Lady Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Beavers bashed

Beavers bashed

Marlins secure playoff spot with win

The Port Aransas High School Marlins secured a spot in the playoffs with a 61-54 win over the Falls City Beavers Feb. 6. “The Marlins had been waiting to avenge...

Marlins JV cages Falls City Beavers in huge nail-biter


The Port Aransas High School Marlins JV beat their Falls City counterparts in a close, hard-fought game on Friday, Feb. 6. Final score: Port Aransas, 42; Falls City, 41. “The...

2008-09 Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time/Score FEBRUARY 3 Yorktown* 37-26; 58-55 6 Falls City* 42-41; 61-54 13 Pettus* 5, 6:30 17 Woodsboro* 5, 6:30 • JV and varsity play where two times are...

BMS boys win district

BMS boys win district


The seventh- and eighth-grade Marlin basketball teams sealed district championships with wins over their Falls City counterparts on Thursday, Feb. 5. The Port Aransas eighth graders scored a 47-44 victory....

Dowdy

Dowdy

Linda Beth Dowdy, 71, of Abilene and formerly of Port Aransas, died Wednesd ay, Jan. 28, 2009, in Abilene. She was born Dec. 2, 1937, in Wichita, Kan., to Charles...

Mulloney

Mulloney

Myrtle Bonita “Bonnie” Stewart Mulloney, 89, of Potomac Falls, Va., and formerly of Port Aransas, died Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Mulloney was born in Provo, Utah, March 23, 1919. She...

Olson

Olson

Jacob Doss Olson, 19, of Port Aransas, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009. Olson was born in Corpus Christi on March 17, 1989. He is survived by his parents, Todd (Mary)...

Pugsley

Pugsley

M. Neil Puglsey, 74, of Bridgeport, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, in Fort Worth. He was the father of Marsha Owens of Port Aransas. Pugsley’s boat, the K Sea, is...


Ferry operation runs afoul of city
Group hug!

Group hug!


The Hagedorn family embraces at mid-court in Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School during Parents’ Night held between basketball games against Falls City High School teams on Friday,...

Parents float trial balloon for football, volleyball
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VFW hog roast, auction are Saturday

VFW hog roast, auction are Saturday


Eat some hog, benefit the young and maybe win a prize, all in one night. The Moore-McDonald Veterans of Foreign Wars post 8967 will host its annual auction, hog roast and prize drawing on Saturday, Feb. 14. Donations of items for the auction and drawing are being accepted now, and...

Concert on Monday to feature sounds of flamenco, bossa nova


Flamenco and bossa nova music will heat things up at the Winter Sounds concert Monday, Feb. 16. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A., from 7 to 9 pm. Lela Caldwell, a 1999 PAHS graduate, and Daniel...

Curtain to rise on ‘Social Security’

Curtain to rise on ‘Social Security’

PACT play is adult comedy

Opening night COURTESY PHOTO BY PEGGY WILLMOTT Jay Olah and Bonnie Isaac rehearse for the opening night of "Social Security," the current production at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The play opens tonight, Thursday, Feb. 12. The Port Aransas Community Theatre will open its production of "Social Security" tonight, Thursday,...

Valentine’s Day yoga session is on the beach


Bring your valentine and share some serenity at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, Feb. 14. Nancy Myers will instruct the free class beginning at 8 a.m. next to Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. The public is invited to attend the free class held the second Saturday...

Babysitting offered Saturday as fundraiser for RFL team


Babysitters are often in short supply on Valentine’s Day. This year, you can have your babysitter and donate to Relay for life all at once. From 6 to 10:30 p.m., babysitting will be provided by the Free Spirit Relay for Life team at the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N....

JELM Center sets Valentine’s dance


Looking for somewhere to take your Valentine? The JELM Center’s Valentines Dance will be on Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Pollock Center. Tickets, $5 each, are on sale at the JELM Center, 113 S. Alister. The dance will begin at 6 p.m., with live music by the Texas Stars. Door...

Book Club to discuss ‘The Shack’


The Ellis Memorial Library Book Club will meet in the Library, 710 W. Ave. A, on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. The book to be discussed is "The Shack," by William P. Young.

Hearts for the Arts

Hearts for the Arts


  These are among works up for bid in the Art Center for the Islands’ ‘Hearts for the Arts’ benefit silent auction. Bidding ends at 4 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 13.        

Toeing the line

Toeing the line


The couples line dancing class at the Joint Effort Leisures Ministry was well attended on Thursday, Feb. 5. Line dancing, aerobics, a Golden Oldies jam, artist workshops and other activities are regular fare at the Pollock Center, located on the grounds of the Community Presbyterian Church. For a list of...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

The 'Age of Questioning'

Many of us have heard of, or are familiar with Thomas Paine’s book, “The Age of Reason,” which highlights corruption in the Christian church and its search for political power. Others are familiar with the term “age of enlightenment,” a philosophical term with a political emphasis on liberty and individual...

Price follows through on plan to file for re-election


Margaret Price has filed for re-election to Place 1 on the Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees. At press time, no one else had filed for either of the two trustees’ spots up that are for grabs, although incumbent Ann Appling has said she intends to file for...

Twister time

Twister time


Getting twisted up in a game of Twister are students Reba Armanovs, Rebeccah McCall, Ellen Powers and Sarah Armanovs during a pep rally at Port Aransas High School on Friday, Jan. 30. The twist on this Twister game: The colored dots were made of gooey foodstuffs like chocolate syrup. The...

PAISD School Menus

February 16-20

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Biscuit and gravy, sausage, juice, milk Wednesday Breakfast on a bun, juice, milk Thursday French toast, sausage link, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Chicken quesadilla, refried beans, tossed salad, fruit, milk Tuesday Sloppy Joe, cheese...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

How to reach students

As a teacher, I know that student motivation is the foundation to effective learning. In my Spanish classes, I like to create an environment where students feel comfortable enough to take chances. I like to try to promote a student desire to be in my classroom and attentive to the...

Pate aces HPU president’s list


Sarah Elise Pate, a 2008 graduate of Port Aransas High School, has been included in the president’s list for the fall semester at Howard Payne University in Brownwood. She earned a 4.0 grade point average for the semester. Pate is the daughter of James and Marnie Pate of Port Aransas...

PAISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

REGULAR MEETING 6 P.M. THURSDAY, FEB. 19 -- ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

REGULAR MEETING 6 P.M. THURSDAY, FEB. 19 — ADMINISTRATION BUILDING 1. Call to Order, moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance 2. Recognitions: "The Mind that’s Mine: Neuroscience for Kids," funded by PAEF; PAPD and PAISD partnership. 3. Comments: Public comments, trustees acknowledgements. 4. Presentations/information: PAISD student achievement data, 2006-2008;...

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