PAISD staying open

No swine flu here

No swine flu here By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter Port Aransas schools have no plans to close, even though...

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Start of early voting a snoozer

Early voting in elections for city council and school board positions in Port Aransas got off to a slow start....

Survivors united
Making it sparkle

Making it sparkle


More than 160 volunteers descended on the beach in Port Aransas and San Jose Island Saturday, April 25, for the...

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Redistricting board: + or -?

Most Texans probably don’t know about the Legislative Redistricting Board. But it has become increasingly important in deciding who represents them, and which legislators and...

Windstorm insurance rates affect all Texans

Everyone who lives, works or owns property in, or who regularly visits Port Aransas needs to keep a close eye on the Texas Legislature. Multiple...

Windstorm looms; tax relief passes

As the Texas Legislature approaches its final 30 days, windstorm continues to be an emergency item commanding a great deal of attention from lawmakers in...

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....

Benefit event about more than just golf

Benefit event about more than just golf


You don’t even have to get up early for the Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church charity golf tournament tomorrow, Friday, May 1. You don’t even have to play golf to enjoy the...

Mason ends season for PAHS tennis pair

Mason ends season for PAHS tennis pair


The luck of the draw did not fall on the side of Abby Kenigsberg and Charlotte Lucke, Port Aransas High School’s entry in the regional tennis tournament. The tournament was...

Best effort comes up short

Marlins in a must-win situation here on Monday

Despite their best effort of the season, the Port Aransas High School Marlin baseball team came up short in a key contest against Pettus on Friday, April 24. The 8-9...

Eyes on the ball

Eyes on the ball


Port Aransas High School Marlins JV player Alex Groseclose prepares to go for a tag out against a Falls City player in a recent game. The Marlins must win Monday,...

In the glove!

In the glove!


Eight-year-old Toby Smith, a player with the Marlins, part of the Port Aransas Little League, prepares to catch a ball thrown to him at first base during a game on...

2009 Marlin Baseball Schedule


May 1 Fri Gregory-P 6 V 4 Mon *Woodsboro 4:30 JV Runge 7 V Bold Type = Home games Games With * = district games Head Coach: Brian Flack SUBJECT...

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

PAHS Golf 2009 Schedule


May 11 & 12 State, Austin Head Coach: Steve Reaves

Marlin Baseball

vs Sunnybrook Christian Academy

Saturday, April 25 Game 1 PA12 Sunnybrook 5 Leading Hitters: Kevin Sikes 2-3; Ryan Phillips 2-3; Nick Benavides 2-3; Fletcher Ray 2-3; Mac Owens 2-3; Zack Cleveland 3-3; Pitcher: Zach...

Beach volleyball

Beach volleyball


Troy Kreutziger of Port Aransas returns service during a volleyball game between friends at I.B. Magee Jr. Beach Park.


PAISD staying open

No swine flu here

No swine flu here By Dan Parker South Jetty reporter Port Aransas schools have no plans to close, even though Corpus Christi school officials announced on Monday that they will...

Z-z-z-z

Start of early voting a snoozer

Early voting in elections for city council and school board positions in Port Aransas got off to a slow start. Election judge Maude Bomarito said only 30 ballots had been...

Survivors united
Making it sparkle

Making it sparkle


More than 160 volunteers descended on the beach in Port Aransas and San Jose Island Saturday, April 25, for the 23rd annual Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup, a joint effort of the Texas...

PTO meeting, art exhibit and rainforest tour set for Tuesday

PTO meeting, art exhibit and rainforest tour set for Tuesday


Take in an art exhibit, tour a rainforest and attend a PTO meeting all in one evening. The H.G. Olsen Elementary School PTO will meet on Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the gym. On the agenda are upcoming end-of-year activities, among other plans. After the meeting, cruise down...

First Friday exhibit a colorful mix

First Friday exhibit a colorful mix


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its First Friday reception tomorrow, 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 theme was chosen to...

NERR to celebrate anniversary with tours, talks and kids’ stuff


The Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve will celebrate its anniversary on Wednesday, May 6, and everyone is invited to the celebration. From 1 to 7 p.m., the University of Texas Marine Science Institute will host several tours, presentations, kids’ activities and information booths. Visitors should start with the welcome...

Council says mayor can be paid for subcontract work


The Port Aransas City Council has moved to clear the way for Mayor Claude Brown to be paid by a city contractor for work he did as a subcontractor. Brown said he purchased materials and started some work as a subcontractor for Island Construction recently because he was told months...

Commercial yard

Commercial yard


The Port Aransas Garden Club has chosen the Shops at Alister and Beach St, as April’s commercial yard of the month. Owners of Fire It! Ceramics, Garrett Smith and Melissa Shook and their daughter, Ava, provided all the planning and labor for the beds. The property is landscaped with plants...

Rabies clinic dates told


Dogs, beg your masters and cats, order your staff to take you to the Island Animal Clinic for your rabies vaccines. The clinic, at 319 Beach St., will offer rabies and other vaccines at a reduced cost on Wednesday, May 6, Thursday, May 7, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and...

Noise ordinance still on table


The Port Aransas City Council was set to consider a second reading of a revised noise ordinance at a special meeting on Monday, April 27, but the matter ended up being tabled. The issue will be heard next probably at the next regular council meeting, on May 21, said City...

April Calendar of events

April Calendar of events


•First Friday art reception and sale, Friday May 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. • Deadline to buy tickets for Fiesta de Mayo, Friday, 5-1. • Art center benefit sushi & wine tasting, Monday, May 4, at Pelican Club. Call 749-4888 or 749-7334 for tickets. Workshops and classes: •Drop in and...

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!


Standing in front of the Port Aransas Museum, Rick Pratt, director of the museum, holds a birthday cake iced with an illustration bearing the likeness of the museum building, also known as the Mercer House. Pratt and other members of the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association got together on...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Life lessons from baseball and softball

To continue my annual list of life lessons from softball and baseball: 1. The game is over after 5, 6, 7 or 9 innings. Some games may go into “extra innings.” The game may take an hour or stretch on for four. But sooner or later the game is up....

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Special needs met with special programs

Several programs are available in Port Aransas ISD to ensure that students with special learning needs are able to access and make progress in the curriculum. Students whose first language is not English may need special services through English as a Second Language (ESL). Students who have unexpected difficulty learning...

A pair in the air

A pair in the air


Third graders Gabriella Salazar, left, and Jacquelynne Hernandez jump rope together during recess at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Friday, April 24.

PAISD School Menus

May 4 - 8

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Pancake, sausage, juice, milk Wednesday Pig in the blanket, fruit, juice, milk Thursday Egg and potato taco, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Pizza, seasoned corn, tossed salad, fruit, milk Tuesday Hot dogs with or without...

School benefit book fair is set


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...

Port Aransas stars

Port Aransas stars


Two actors from Port Aransas will star in ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,’ on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2. Aaron Kenigsberg, center in back, a seventh-grader at Brundrett Middle school, and Taylor Griffin, Port Aransas High School freshman, second from left in front, are veterans of the...

I’ve got a book for that . . .

I’ve got a book for that . . .


A new friend of mine recently declared, “I’ve never met anyone like you, Kate.” I waited. Nothing more. I couldn’t just leave that hanging. “What do you mean?” I asked. “You’ve got a book for everything!” she laughed and continued. “If somebody mentions they’re worried about their kids fighting and...

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