UIL suspends competitions

Precaution is to prevent spread of swine flu

 UIL suspends competitions Precaution is the prevent spread of swine flu The following news release was posted Wednesday, April 29,...

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Sale of 'paraphernalia' pounced on by council

Rankled by a new Port Aransas shop that sells products that many see as drug paraphernalia, the Port Aransas City...

Best of the rest

Best of the rest


The 13th annual Texas Sand Sculpture Festival — SandFest — lived up to expectations with nearly 100,000 spectators arriving over...

Early voting starts Monday


Early voting in elections for city council and school board positions in Port Aransas starts Monday, April 27. The early...

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Tea for Texas: Perry goes long


There he goes again. Gov. Rick Perry continues to pander to the right wing of his party, which he figures is his party’s base vote....

Readers keep me on my toes


It’s interesting how people react to what is written in this space. The topics have drawn letters of abhorrence and praise. I’ve been called on...

Bills focus on trafficking


In late 2008, the Office of the Texas Attorney General released The Texas Response to Human Trafficking report highlighting the protection of victims of human...

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....

Golfers going to state

Golfers going to state


The Port Aransas High School girls’ golf team is heading for state competition, apparently a first for the school’s golf program. The team – Kelsey Ortiz, Kelsey Abel, Hannah Jones,...

PAHS Golf


May 11 & 12 State Austin Head Coach: Steve Reaves

Lady Marlin Softball


Friday, April 17 Academy 15 Port Aransas 1 Tuesday, April 14 Ben Bolt 2 Port Aransas 0

Whose ball is it?

Whose ball is it?


Blake Roberson, center, and Miles May, number 10, fight for the ball in their final game of the season, against the Corpus Christi Black Hawks, on Saturday, April 18. The...

PAHS falls to Falls City


Port Aransas is in a “must win” position after a 9-16 loss to Falls City on Friday, April 17. The Marlin varsity baseball team “had a huge meltdown in the...

Marlin Baseball


Tuesday, April 14 Junior Varsity Port Aransas 4 UC Randolph 2 Leading Hitters: Zack Cleveland, 2-2; Dillion , 1-1, triple; Ryan Minor, 1-1, double; Coltan Marcantel, 1-2; Alex Groseclose —...

PAHS Track 2009 Schedule


May Fri-Sat. 1/2 Regional (Huntsville) Fri-Sat. 8/9 State (Austin) Head Coach: Steve Reaves Asst. Coach: Javier Mendoza

Lehmann

Lehmann

Barbara Taylor Lehmann died at home with her family in Port Aransas on April 17, 2009. She was 82. Although she never smoked, she fought lung cancer for nearly years....

Baechtel

Baechtel

Lenora Baechtel, 96, of Port Aransas, died Saturday, April 18, 2009. She was born on April 20, 1912 in Cleburne to the late James Isaac and Zena Vivian Fisher Eaton....


UIL suspends competitions

Precaution is to prevent spread of swine flu

 UIL suspends competitions Precaution is the prevent spread of swine flu The following news release was posted Wednesday, April 29, by the University Interscholastic League: AUSTIN, TX— On the recommendation...

‘STOP!’

Sale of 'paraphernalia' pounced on by council

Rankled by a new Port Aransas shop that sells products that many see as drug paraphernalia, the Port Aransas City Council has passed a resolution decrying the kind of business...

Best of the rest

Best of the rest


The 13th annual Texas Sand Sculpture Festival — SandFest — lived up to expectations with nearly 100,000 spectators arriving over the three-day period, Friday through Sunday, April 17-19, to see...

Early voting starts Monday


Early voting in elections for city council and school board positions in Port Aransas starts Monday, April 27. The early voting will continue through May 5. Election day is Saturday,...

‘Olé, Y’all’ theme of First Friday exhibit

‘Olé, Y’all’ theme of First Friday exhibit


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its First Friday reception on May 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. The May exhibit, “Ole´, Y’all!” is comprised of a colorful and eclectic mix of artists and media. The public is invited to...

Community will join forces to clean up the beach on Saturday


It’s our beach and it’s our responsibility. Spend a few hours taking care of it on Saturday, April 25. Keep Port Aransas Beautiful needs help cleaning up Port Aransas beaches. In a joint effort with the Texas General Land Office, KPAB is hosting the 23rd annual Adopt-A-Beach Clean-up as part...

Too close for comfort

Too close for comfort


This fire burned more than three acres and came perilously close to several homes between 11th Street and the beach on Saturday, April 18. Some residents were evacuated and five or six homes suffered smoke damage. Port Aransas fire fighters were joined by Aransas Pass and Flour Bluff fire departments...

PAPHA to celebrate anniversary


Remember how exciting it was when the Mercer house was moved last year? You can relive those days and celebrate with the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association on the anniversary of the move on Thursday, April 23. Festivities will begin at the original location of the house at the...

Free guided beach walk set for Friday


Spring is in the air and stuff is on the beach. Come take a look. The monthly free, guided beach walk led by Shirley Fischer will start at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 24, under the red flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. Sponsored by the City of Port Aransas...

Bill would mean money back for city


A bill that could mean thousands more dollars for continuing cleanup and maintenance on Port Aransas beaches has taken another step toward becoming law. House Bill 2276 would allow Port Aransas to collect a rebate on some of the hotel-motel tax revenue that currently goes to the state. The bill...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

What is it about love?

God loves us. He says we need to love each other. Then, why do we often find it so hard to love? It is more likely that we want to be accepted. We want people to approve of us. We want others to think we are successful, but what God...

Day of prayer set


The First Baptist Church invites the community to participate in the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Seven prayer stations will be set up under the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park; one each for government, military, media, business, education, church...

First Communion

First Communion


COURTESY PHOTO Father John Xaviour congratulates a group of second graders who received their First Holy Communion on Thursday, April 9, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Dave Moats, from left, Ryan Love, Thomas Ramsden, Amy Ayala, Monique Lorette, Colby Jones and Michael Mendoza were taught by Heather Collins and Barbara...

Mixing it up

Mixing it up


STTAFF PHOTO BY MURRAY JUDSON Members of the Port Aransas business community gathered Wednesday, April 15, to celebrate the end of ‘tax season’ and the beginning of spring. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau held the mixer for members at the Wild Horse Saloon and Grill. Partaking of hors...

Superior performance

Superior performance


The Port Aransas High School band won the sweepstakes trophy at the UIL concert/sightreading contest held at Sinton on Wednesday, April 15. The band received a first-division rating, signifying a superior performance in both the concert and sight-reading portions of the contest. In the concert portion, the band performs three...

Cook named Teacher of Honor by international honor society

Cook named Teacher of Honor by international honor society

Kappa Delta Pi

H.G. Olsen Elementary School teacher Marilyn Cook has been honored with a Teacher of Honor award by Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education. Sylvia Buttler, the school principal, surprised Cook with the award before scores of applauding elementary students at an assembly in the school gym on...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Dreaming of a food science class

As a recipient of a Port Aransas Education Foundation grant, I am very excited. We have a group of businesses, parents and citizens who, with their hard work and commitment, gave more than $50,000 in grants to teachers and staff at the schools. The money will be used for computers,...

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April 27 - May 1

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Cinnamon toast, applesauce, 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 Manager’s choice Tuesday Spaghetti w/meat sauce,tossed salad, garlic toast, fruit, milk Wednesday Cheeseburger,...

Book fair slated at Trinity Day School


Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School will host a book fair on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fair is a fundraiser for the school, which needs new books for classrooms. Rainbow Books, a family-owned bookstore in Corpus Christi, will sell books, games and puzzles for children age 0 to...

Skate park meeting slated

Skate park meeting slated


Skaters should grab their boards and skate on down to the Port Aransas Community Center on Wednesday, April 29. A skate park design firm will conduct a community design workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in an effort to piece together a layout for construction of a new skate...

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