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Noise ordinance meets silence
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By-passing 2/3 rule brought on ‘chubbing’

The flight of the Killer Bees in 1979. Or Texas Democratic senators fleeing to Albuquerque to break quorum in 2003. Or Texas’ loss of clout...

Great kids, great community

Cheers and kudos are in order for the students of Port Aransas Independent School District and the community of individuals, civic organizations and businesses that...

‘Chubbing’ by Democrats slows the pace

As the Texas Legislature enters the final week of the 81st Legislative session, work in the Texas House of Representatives has suffered from partisan stalling...

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....

They’ve got game

They’ve got game


Several members of the Port Aransas High School baseball team recently took district honors. From left: Kevin Sikes, first-team all district and offensive player of the year; Ryan Phillips, Zach...

Distractions impact regional track


While no cases of swine flu have been reported in Port Aransas, it took a toll on the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlin track team at the regional meet...

PAISD athletes honored

PAISD athletes honored


Port Aransas High School athletes were honored during the Marlin Athletic Booster Club’s annual banquet on Wednesday, May 20. Ryan Phillips and Hannah Jones were named Athletes of the Year,...

Hernandez wraps it up

Hernandez wraps it up


Summer Hernandez played with the sixth-grade Corpus Christi Lady Hot Shots in the Prime Time tournament May 22 – 25, in Humble. The team took third place. Hernandez also finished...


Class of 2009 graduates Friday
They’re No. 1!
Noise ordinance meets silence
Mayor, principal engage in verbal sparring match
KPAB is seeking new blood

KPAB is seeking new blood


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful will soon select new board members and officers. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m. in the Ellis Memorial Library board room, 710 W. Ave. A. “If you’re interested in stepping up your participation, or just want to know what’s going...

Getting some air

Getting some air


Fifteen-year-old Corban Marcantel and his skateboard fly off the top of a ramp at Port Aransas Community Park on Monday, May 18. Marcantel and several other Port Aransas youths were trying a variety of tricks in the park’s pocket skate area as the sun began to set that day.

Tax appraisal appeal forum is Saturday


You don’t have to call or drive to Corpus Christi with questions about your property tax appraisals. The county is coming to you to provide answers. The Nueces County Appraisal District will hold a forum for Port Aransas residents on how to appeal property tax appraisals on Saturday, May 30....

Colorful collection

Colorful collection


The May yard of the month, chosen by the Port Aransas Garden Club, is that of Bob and Marsha Smith, 325 12th St. The yard is filled with color, from esperanza and bougainvillea to curly crotons, honeysuckle and asparagus fern. A variety of palm trees, from sago to Washingtonia to...

June Calendar of events

June Calendar of events


June 5: First Friday reception Workshops and classes: •Drop in and Draw: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $13.50 members, $15 non-members. •Soft Pastels or Oil Painting: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers. Register now for summer youth art camps, June 15-19 and July 6-10, third through...

Fence goes up at Charlie’s


A fence cutting off vehicular traffic is the latest sign that big changes are coming to the area long known a Charlie’s Pasture. The 1,217-acre chunk of undeveloped land officially was renamed the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture a few months ago, and city officials have put plans...

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

The quest for a bird

The thrill of a “new bird” or a “good bird” can make a birder giddy with delight. A birder who has just found a prize has a feeling of rapture; his spirit soars, there is a rush of euphoria, an adrenaline high, and a feeling of triumph. For the moment...

Ross gets degree at TAMU-CC


Olivia Francine Ross of Port Aransas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi during the 2009 spring commencement on Saturday, May 16.

Art center reception to be held on June 5


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its First Friday reception on June 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. The June exhibit is “Through the Lens,”a group photography show. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit, live music and refreshments...

Conner earns dean’s list at Henderson


Stephanie Conner, the 2006 valedictorian of Port Aransas High School, was placed on the dean’s list for the spring semester at Henderson State University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have achieved a 4.0 grade point average for the entire semester. Conner earned a business degree...

Community awards $100,000+ in scholarships to 34 PAHS seniors

Community awards $100,000+ in scholarships to 34 PAHS seniors


The Port Aransas business community, as well as individuals, supported Port Aransas High School seniors by presenting scholarships at the annual assembly Friday, May 22. Also during the assembly, the valedictorian and salutatorian were presented, as were the recipients of the Jerry McDonald Citizenship Award.

Summer school sign-up deadline is set tomorrow


Tomorrow, Friday, May 29, is the registration deadline for summer school at Port Aransas High School. The cost is $250 per class for credit recovery purposes. For more information call or e-mail Jennifer Miller at 749-1206 or miller@paisd. net.

A job well done

A job well done


Port Aransas High School students Matthew Bartlett, from left, Kolton Loomis, Michael Long and Scott Willey show off the bench they and other shop students built and donated on Thursday, May 21, to Bilmore and Son Inc., owned by Donny D’Herde, right. Bilmore’s has donated and discounted materials to classes...

Kids’ Calendar

PORT ARANSAS PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND OTHER SUMMER PROGRAMS

Pre-register for all parks and recreation programs at 739 W. Ave. A or call 749-4158. DAILY ACTIVITES MONDAY, JUNE 1 • Hula Hoops, 9 am – noon, all ages. Make a hoop to fit you. H.G. Olsen Elementary School Cafeteria, gym and payground, 100 S. Station St. Bring sack lunch,...

Terrific T’s program for kids slated on Tuesday, Thursday


Beginning Tuesday, June 2, kids age three to fifth grade are invited to enjoy food, fun and companionship at “Terrific T’s” every Tuesday and Thursday, at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister. The program will offer free lunch, outdoor play time, stories and crafts. Activities will begin at 11:30 a.m....

Teen book club forming


Know a teen who likes to read? Pass the word: The Ellis Memorial Library invites any teens interested in having a book club this summer to come in to the library, 710 W. Ave. A, to sign up. The club would most likely read two books and meet at the...

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