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Election is Saturday for city, school

If early voting figures are any indication, the turnout for the Saturday, May 9, city council and school board elections...

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Emergency medical technician trainees aid mock accident victim Alicia Smallwood during a training exercise on Saturday, May 2. They are,...

Schools open in Port Aransas

Coastal delegation makes mark in Austin


“Mission accomplished,” is how Port Aransas Mayor Pro Tem Keith McMullin described the impact made by a coastal delegation that...

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Shield law balances free press, fair trial


A reporter “shield” law that had died in the last two legislative sessions was finally passed by the Texas House of Representatives April 30, and...

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Cast an educated vote Saturday

Unless you’re one of those whose mind was already made up, Candidates’ Night was probably an eye-opener. All four candidates who participated – and there...

‘Windstorm Day’ a success


Coastal residents from Port Arthur to Port Mansfield made the trip up to Austin for “Windstorm Day at the Texas Capitol” on Tuesday, May 5....

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...

Baseball games rescheduled – again

Baseball games rescheduled – again

Marlins host Runge Monday in must-win game

 Baseball games rescheduled – again Marlins host Runge Monday in must-win game G-P game is there Friday Port Aransas High School baseball games have been rescheduled – again – as...

Dusek

A scholarship fund has been set up in honor of the late Beatrice Dusek, who died Friday, April 20, 2009. The H.G. Olsen Elementary School teachers will select a graduating...


Vote

Election is Saturday for city, school

If early voting figures are any indication, the turnout for the Saturday, May 9, city council and school board elections may be about half of what it was last year....

This is just a test . . .

This is just a test . . .


Emergency medical technician trainees aid mock accident victim Alicia Smallwood during a training exercise on Saturday, May 2. They are, clockwise from top, Henry Barton,Shawn Brown and Justin Sain. Fire...

Schools open in Port Aransas

Coastal delegation makes mark in Austin


“Mission accomplished,” is how Port Aransas Mayor Pro Tem Keith McMullin described the impact made by a coastal delegation that showed up at the state capitol on Tuesday, May 5....

And the winner is…

And the winner is…


The Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School in Port Aransas held a benefit golf tournament on Friday, May 1, complete with prize drawings. Helping with the drawings, from left, are Delaney Moss, Jenna Ward, Robbie Clark, Ian McClelland and school director Nana Ward. Christie Thompson, wearing sunglasses, shows the winning ticket to drawing...

Cops will pack ‘heat’ Saturday


So many chilis, and just enough time to taste them all! The fourth annual Coastal Bend Law Enforcement Chili Cook-off will be held Saturday, May 9, at Roberts Point Park. The cook-off is sponsored by the Coastal Bend Peace Officers Association. The public is invited to taste as many as...

Fun ride

Fun ride


Port Aransas youngsters (from front) Kai Kidd, Ian McClelland, Miles Parsons and Arthur Pecore ride a wave in a kayak pushed by Kai’s father, Des Kidd. The boys and their families were enjoying an afternoon at I.B Magee Beach Park on Sunday, May 3.

Sunset Sounds con Latin beat set for Friday

Sunset Sounds con Latin beat set for Friday


The next Sunset Sounds concert is tomorrow, Friday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. ROMI, with Alma Squillante and Luis Villareal, will play acoustical music with a Latin flair. ROMI performs what they describe as a musical fusion of Latin, pop, rock,...

Low-cost rabies vaccines offered


Load up and head down to the Island Animal Clinic for your pets’ rabies vaccines. The clinic, at 319 Beach St., will offer rabies and other vaccines at a reduced cost today, Thursday, May 7, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

PACT to hold two auditions


If you have talent and would like to get on stage, here’s your chance. The Port Aransas Community Theatre will hold auditions Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 and 14, at 7 p.m. for its June production, “Saturday Night Specials.” The specials are a variety show to be held each Saturday...

WIC to visit Monday


Representatives from the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, May 11. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Family Center IGA parking lot, 416 S. Alister St. For questions or an appointment, call (361) 767-7777....

Book club will discuss Lahiri’s ‘The Namesake’


The next meeting of the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club discussion group is on Tuesday, May 12. The club, open to the public, meets monthly at 6:30 p.m. in the library. The book to be discussed is “The Namesake,” by Jumpa Lahiri. If you have time to read it by...

Prayer set for noon Thursday


Spend your lunch hour in prayer for others. The First Baptist Church invites the community to participate in the National Day of Prayer today, 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...

Mysorski to speak to club


Gary Mysorski, Director of Parks and Recreation, will speak about the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture at the next meeting of the Port Aransas Garden Club. The meeting will be on Wednesday, May 13, at 10 a.m., at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 West Ave. A. Hostesses for the...

It’s a jungle in here

It’s a jungle in here


Third grader Logan Kreutziger, left, helps guide a tour of an H.G. Olsen Elemenary School classroom decorated by enrichment class students to look like a rain forest. Students got tours throughout the day on Tuesday, May 5. Tours also were scheduled to be provided to those attending a PTO meeting...

PAISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL AND REGULAR MEETINGS

5 & 6 P.M., THURSDAY, MAY 7-- ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

5 & 6 P.M., THURSDAY, MAY 7– ADMINISTRATION BUILDING Special Meeting 5 p.m. Workshop on the expansion of the PAISD Athletic Program Regular Meeting 6 p.m. I. CALL TO ORDER II. RECOGNITION: State Finalist Girls Golf Team, Band Sweepstakes, One Act Play Awards, PAISD Retirees III. COMMENTS IV. PRESENTATIONS/INFORMATION A....

PAISD School Menus

May 11 - 15

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Cinnamon and raisin biscuit, sausage, juice, milk Wednesday Breakfast pizza, juice, milk Thursday French toast, sausage, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Nachos, tossed salad, fruit, milk Tuesday Crispy chicken salad, crackers, fruit, milk Wednesday Cheeseburger,...

Morris raising ballet tuition

Dancer still seeking $448

To say that Hazel Morris, a Port Aransas High School freshman, has been busy may be an understatement. Morris was invited to attend a six-week workshop with the Joffrey Ballet this summer. The catch? She had to come up with more than $5,000 for tuition. She started working in January...

Bike rodeo to promote skill, safety


The Port Aransas Police Department will conduct its second annual Bicycle Rodeo in the parking lot at Port Aransas High School on Sunday, May 17. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Bike riders ages 5 to 12 will show their skills at riding through obstacle courses and get safety...

Students to show research projects at PAHS facility on Science Night


Dozens of Port Aransas youngsters soon will publicly display science projects they have put together as part of a program in which middle school and high school students have studied science not only with their teachers, but also with university graduate students. The displays will be set up at an...

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