Stimulus funding would be boost for nature preserve


The federal economic stimulus bill could be especially stimulating for the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. The City...

Wooo-hoo!

Wooo-hoo!


Wooo-hoo! Eden Shushan, 9, of Corpus Christi flies through the air on a bungee jumping apparatus. She was testing her...

Fight isn’t over

Residents advised to keep eye on insurance bills

Windstorm bills of concern to Port Aransas residents keep popping up in the Legislature like hurricanes in the Gulf of...

City rolling on skate park

City rolling on skate park

Skaters' input wanted for design of facility

The City of Port Aransas is planning to vastly expand its small skate park, and city officials will ask skaters...

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Books offer insight into state politics


The people’s governors. The people’s lawyer. The people’s water. Those are the subjects of three recent books published by the presses of the state’s two...

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Texas should stand together against HB 911

Folks from West Texas are among the friendliest we’ve ever encountered – and that’s saying a lot in the great State of Texas, which is...

Say it real fast so it’s not what it is


Did I mention that I’m a food snob? Don’t get me wrong, I can wolf down a Frito® pie with the best of ’em, good...

Island Agenda


  DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway: swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays for swimming, 1- 6 p.m., and more....

PAHS ramps up for district

PAHS ramps up for district


Port Aransas High School’s track team headed into a torrent of rain Thursday, March 25. The stormy weather held the Ingleside track meet to running events and just a few...

BMS track team brings home ribbons


When too few teams were able to compete in a Brundrett Middle School track meet here on Friday, March 27, the team had a back-up plan. Coach Javier Mendoza took...

PAHS netters take on ‘big boys’ in bay bash


Port Aransas High School’s 1-A varsity tennis team played against 3-A and 4-A schools at the Bash by the Bay Tournament in Port Lavaca on Friday, March 27. “With bigger...

JV team brings home tennis trophy


Competition was tough in the junior varsity division of the Bash by the Bay Tennis Tournament in Port Lavaca on Tuesday, March 24. The single elimination format was unforgiving, but...

Battling at Ben Bolt

Battling at Ben Bolt


Brundrett Middle School students competed in a track meet at Ben Bolt on Thursday, March 26. Clockwise from upper left: Chase Gustafson leaps in the long jump; Anna Roberson soars...

Ladies give Academy game


The Lady Marlins continue to improve on the diamond, and gave Academy some game on Wednesday, March 25, in Driscoll. Athletic director Steve Reaves filled in for Coach Karen Hall,...

Little League opening ceremony is Saturday


Play ball! Port Aransas Little League opening ceremonies will start the season on Saturday, April 4, at 9 a.m. at the Port Aransas Community Park baseball field. All managers, coaches,...

Softball team improves record with 13-4 victory

Softball team improves record with 13-4 victory


The Lady Marlins improved to three and three in district after a 13-4 win over La Villa on Friday, March 27. It was a team effort led by Jordan Butterfield...

JV baseball holds its own

JV baseball holds its own


Taking on the much bigger Flour Bluff High School junior varsity, the Marlin JV baseball team held its own, despite the loss. Flour Bluff took the game, 15-5. “The young...

PAHS golf scores drop as district contest nears


Things are looking up for the Port Aransas High School golf team as scores drop leading in to district competition. “Several kids played the best round of their lives this...

Shanahan

Shanahan

Myrtle L. Shanahan, 85, died March 25, 2009, in St. Paul, Minn. She was a long-time Port Aransas Winter Texan. She was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Waubun, Minn. She...

Nieuwenhuyse

Steven Forrest Nieuwenhuyse, 52, of Lake Dallas, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009, in Lewisville. He was the son of Harry T. and Connie Hutchinson Nieuwenhuyse of Port Aransas. Nieuwenhuyse was...


Stimulus funding would be boost for nature preserve


The federal economic stimulus bill could be especially stimulating for the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. The City of Port Aransas is applying for a $2.2 million grant...

Wooo-hoo!

Wooo-hoo!


Wooo-hoo! Eden Shushan, 9, of Corpus Christi flies through the air on a bungee jumping apparatus. She was testing her uncle Nir Gozlan’s equipment that is set up at the...

Fight isn’t over

Residents advised to keep eye on insurance bills

Windstorm bills of concern to Port Aransas residents keep popping up in the Legislature like hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. Port Aransans and other Texas coastal residents are keeping...

City rolling on skate park

City rolling on skate park

Skaters' input wanted for design of facility

The City of Port Aransas is planning to vastly expand its small skate park, and city officials will ask skaters of all ages, including kids, to help create a final...

Spotlight to shine on ‘Island Women’ Friday

Spotlight to shine on ‘Island Women’ Friday


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its First Friday art reception tomorrow, April 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. The April exhibit will feature the works of women artists who live on, or are inspired by, the islands. Laurie Reed,...

Benefit variety show opens tonight


Forget the movies. Take your family out to see an old-fashioned variety show this weekend. The PACTheads, one of many Relay For Life fundraising teams, will host a family-friendly variety show, “Seasons of Love,” Thursday through Saturday, April 2 – 4. All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. at the...

First Country Fair Saturday to benefit Project Graduation


Project Graduation volunteers are preparing for the first Country Fair in Roberts Point Park on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A wide variety of activities and entertainment are planned, including a treasure hunt, Spam-off recipe contest, a dessert bake-off, games, several races, a silent auction, square...

Parrot Heads to meet Wednesday


The April meeting of the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas will be on Wednesday, April 8, at the Beach Lodge, 2016 S. On the Beach, at 6:30 p.m. Parrot Heads usually meet on the second Thursday of each month, but due to a scheduling conflict, the April meeting was moved...

KPAB board will meet on Tuesday night


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful will hold its monthly board meeting on Tuesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. The board will convene in the conference room at the Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W. Ave. A. While the public is always welcome, no activities or programs are planned. The meeting is a...

Old and new

Old and new


The old Saint Joseph Catholic Church building is demolished on Friday, March 27, while the congregation’s new church building stands in the backg round. The 46-year-old structure was flattened within an hour. A parking lot is planned where the old building was.

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Best April Fools' joke

Did you know that the church is responsible, after a fashion, for April Fools’ Day? In 1582, Pope Gregory XII ordered all European countries to turn back their calendars 10 days. The result was the Gregorian calendar that we use today, but there were a number of complications, and one...

Sunrise service slated at Roberts Point Park


A community-wide non-denominational Easter sunrise service will be held Sunday, April 12. The service will be a joint gathering of the Community Presbyterian Church, the First Baptist Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church, and Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Services will begin at 6:45 a.m. under the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts...

Volunteer extraordinaire

Volunteer extraordinaire


A longtime Winter Texan in Port Aransas, Virginia Davis was recently recognized as the 2008 Kay County Free Fair Volunteer of the Year. Davis followed in the footsteps of her parents and grandparents, who volunteered at the fair from its beginning in 1917. She has volunteered at the fair board...

Presbyterian group slates sale Saturday


The Presbyterian Women will be accepting donations tomorrow, Friday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St., for their semiannual garage sale. Most items other than large furniture will be accepted. The sale will be held on Saturday, April 4, at the center,...

Hazel Morris named semi-finalist in contest

Hazel Morris named semi-finalist in contest


Vote for Hazel! Hazel Morris, a freshman at Port Aransas High School, was invited to participate in a six-week intensive summer ballet workshop with the Joffrey Ballet. She has since been working to raise the $4,000 tuition. She was recently named a semi-finalist in a greeting card art contest, where...

Practicing the play

Practicing the play


Port Aransas High School students rehearse just prior to a one-act play competition at Refugio High School on Tuesday, March 24. While Port Aransas did not place in the competition, PAHS seniors David Thasher, Greg Anderson and Macy Luker won medals for individual acting performances. Reba Armanovs, a junior, won...

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April 6 - 10

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Pancake, sausage link, juice, milk Wednesday Cinnamon toast, applesauce, juice, milk Thursday Egg & potato taco, juice, milk Friday School Holiday Lunch Monday Chicken quesadilla, refried beans, fruit, milk Tuesday Mini corndogs, baked beans, rosey applesauce, milk Wednesday Crispy chicken salad,...

Easter egg hunt slated


Children up to 10 years old are invited to hunt for Easter eggs and prizes at the annual Rotary Club egg hunt. The hunt will take place by the pool at the Community Park, 700 Clark Parkway, off Ross Avenue. It will start promptly at 2 p.m., on Sunday, April...

Kindergarten field trip

Kindergarten field trip


Kindergarteners walk with H.G. Olsen Elementary School teachers and other adult chaperones on a field trip from the school to Port A Pizzeria, where they chowed down on pizza. The kindergarteners have been studying signs and the symbols commonly seen on them, so part of the field trip was spent...

PAEF will award grants on Friday


More than $50,000 in grants will be awarded to employees of the Port Aransas Independent School District tomorrow, Friday, April 3. The public is invited to attend the presentations at 2:15 p.m. in the Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School. Representatives from all three campuses will attend. Awarding...

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