Who’s on board?
A leg up

A leg up


A snowy egret has a leg up on the situation at the south jetty, where the bird was photographed on...

Most in survey want football, volleyball
TxDOT answers criticism, explains recent ferry delays

TxDOT answers criticism, explains recent ferry delays


The Texas Department of Transportation has no plan to abandon the Port Aransas ferry operation, and it has requested additional...

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Justice Jefferson urges merit rule

Texas has a lot of honorable elected judges. Still, 80 percent of people polled think money and influence affect how judges rule. That “alarming” statistic...

New iPhone means more work

About a month ago, I told you I was really with it – or trying to be – because I got an iPhone. It’s a...

The flower driver always welcome

Almost three months into my latest adventure – delivering flowers for a living – and having put one of the two major floral holidays behind...

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 fall to D’Hanis

Lady Marlins fall to D’Hanis

... But coach lauds island girls

Lady Marlins fall to D’Hanis … But coach lauds island girls Loss ends season By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins fell to the...

Marlins lose in bi-district

Island boys fall to Bruni

Marlins lose in bi-district Island boys fall to Bruni Score was 40-48 By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter The Port Aransas High School Marlins fell to the Bruni Badgers, 40-48,...

Bye-bye, Bruni!

Bye-bye, Bruni!

Lady Marlins are bi-district champions

The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins are set to play for the area girls’ 1-A basketball championship at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, in Beeville. The Lady Marlins will...

2008-09 Lady Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opp Time/Score FEBRUARY T-3 Yorktown* 11-35; 28-31 F-6 Falls City* 20-38; 37-46 T-10 John Paul CANCELLED 16-17 Bi-dist – Bruni 37-30 19-21 Area See story 23-24 Regional Q-final TBA...

Play-off-bound

District capper is OT thriller

The Port Aransas High School Marlins finished their regular season by losing an overtime heartbreaker to Woodsboro, 71-70, on Tuesday, Feb. 17. But the Marlins still have plenty to look...

Marlins stomp Pettus Eagles

Marlins stomp Pettus Eagles


The Port Aransas High School Marlins blitzed the Pettus Eagles, 73-46, in a home game on Friday, Feb. 13. The victory put the Marlins’ district record at 6-1. “The Marlins...

Despite illnesses, Marlins JV wins

Despite illnesses, Marlins JV wins


Despite having a short roster, the Port Aransas High School Marlin JV trounced their Pettus counterparts, 53- 31, in a game on Friday, Feb. 13. “The kids really stepped it...

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* 53-31, 73-46 17 Woodsboro* 49-35; 71-70 • JV and varsity play where two times are...

Reed paces netters

PAHS tennis team

Kasey Reed of the Port Aransas High School tennis team won first place in the JV boys’ singles division of the Beeville Trojans Junior Varsity Invitational Tennis Tournament on Thursday,...

2009 Marlin Tennis Schedule


Feb. 19, Thurs. Quad Meet Port Aransas Feb. 26, Thurs. Too Cold for Coconuts (Varsity) Port Aransas March 6 & 7, Fri. & Sat. State Team Tennis (Varsity) Menard March...

Hinojosa

Hinojosa

Christina Elizabeth Hinojosa was delivered in God’s hands on February 15, 2009 at the age of 22. She was a graduate of Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi where...


Who’s on board?
A leg up

A leg up


A snowy egret has a leg up on the situation at the south jetty, where the bird was photographed on Thursday, Feb. 5. Since it’s getting to be that time...

Most in survey want football, volleyball
TxDOT answers criticism, explains recent ferry delays

TxDOT answers criticism, explains recent ferry delays


The Texas Department of Transportation has no plan to abandon the Port Aransas ferry operation, and it has requested additional funding from to make up a $700,000 shortfall in funding...

‘Social Security’ performances continue at community theater

‘Social Security’ performances continue at community theater


The Port Aransas Community Theatre will continue its production of “Social Security” tonight, Thursday, Feb. 19. Performances will run Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. throughout February with a final matinee performance on Sunday, March 1. The play is by Andrew Bergman, who also wrote screenplays for “Blazing Saddles” and...

Fishing the point

Fishing the point


Gigi and Stephan Lott of Cedar Park drove down to Port Aransas over the Valentine’s Day weekend to try their luck at fishing in Roberts Point Park, adjacent to the entrance to Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor.

Revel in parade on Fat Tuesday


Get ready to party and parade on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 24. The annual Mardi Gras parade sponsored by the Port Aransas Leisure Society (PALS) will leave at 5 p.m. from The Gaff parking lot, 323 Beach St. Paraders are invited to walk or take the ride of their choice. The...

Celebrate Mardis Gras at free carnival Saturday


The pre-Lenten celebration in Port Aransas will begin Saturday, Feb. 21, with the 11th annual Mardi Gras carnival. The event is sponsored by the Port Aransas Leisure Society (PALS). The Mardi Gras carnival will be on the grounds of Sharkey’s, 2600 State Hwy. 361. It will benefit the Jody McCormick...

Rotary Club Shrimp Boil is Saturday


Shrimp dinner, dancing, cocktails and prizes are all rolled into one night of entertainment at the Port Aransas Rotary Club’s Shrimp Boil on Saturday, Feb. 21. The evening will begin when the doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. Dinner is at...

Two seafood dinners will benefit RFL


You can dine out twice this week and benefit the Relay for Life both times. Tonight, Thursday, Feb. 19, the Super Chicks Relay for Life team will have an all-you-can-eat fish fry at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Fish will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. For...

Project Graduation garage sale is Saturday


Love a bargain? The Project Graduation garage sale holds bargains galore. The sale is set for Saturday, Feb. 21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Sale organizer Renee Gamel said they have “lots of furniture,” including three dining sets, couches,...

Golden Oldies anniversary celebration slated Tuesday


The “Golden Oldies” have been playing music at the Pollock Center for 10 years, and JELM wants to show their appreciation. They are hosting a 10th anniversary party on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St., and all Port Aransas residents are invited....

Art

Prices slashed

The Art Center for the Islands’ Third Saturday Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on February 21. More than 50 artists will offer from 10 to 50 percent off some or all of their work. According to art center director Mary Rose, “This is a fine time...

Poets will throw down


What do you get when you mix poetry, competition, fun and food? If you’re in Port Aransas, you get a Sand Slam, which is a performance poetry competition. The Sand Slam is tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 27, at Moby Dick’s restaurant, 517 S. Alister St. Presenting poets must sign up by...

History lesson

History lesson


H.G. Olsen Elementary School fourth graders got some local history lessons when they visited the new Port Aransas Museum on Friday, Feb. 13. In the photo at right, Lauren Hernandez, left, and Aubrey Sergeant view a collection of photos of historic Port Aransas in the Mercer House. Also in the...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

The value of a journal

The other day, my sister-in-law was frustrated because my nephew did not want to do his journal writing. He is in second grade. He just wasn’t interested and didn’t want any part of it. It made me think back to my own children and their school journals. I kept all...

Hunter safety course will be three nights

Required for license

A hunter safety course for ages 10 and over will be held Monday through Wednesday, Feb. 23-25, from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendees may register the first night and must attend all three nights (10 hours total) to complete the course. Nueces County Precinct No. 4 Constable Bobby Sherwood will...

PAISD School Menus

February 16-20

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 Chopped BBQ sandwich, beans, coleslaw, fruit, milk Tuesday Chicken patty, broccoli w/ cheese,...

Superintendent agrees with reform report


Dr. Sharon Doughty, superintendent of Port Aransas schools, said she agrees with the conclusions of a recently released report recommending an overhaul of how Texas public schools are run. The report, called “Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas,” was compiled by 35 superintendents from around the state....

PAISD to get new insurance


School employees this fall will have new “cafeteria-plan” insurance, according to Brian Schuss, business manager of the Port Aransas Independent School District. Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 12, the PAISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously, with all members present, to drop The Lueddeke Agency of Corpus Christi and AFLAC (American Family...

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