Beating the summertime heat

Beating the summertime heat


Beating the summertime heat is a matter of perspective, and age, perhaps. The ‘Real Housewives of Wimberley,’ as this group...

Football fans fail to score home team

Football fans fail to score home team

Port Aransas ISD trustees to keep idea on back burner

The idea of adding football and volleyball to the extra-curricular activities offered by the Port Aransas Independent School District is...

Resignation agreement gets nod

Trustees approve resignation/release agreement with Byrd

Bob Byrd’s 11-year career with the Port Aransas Independent School District came to an end with his resignation on Wednesday,...

Sight, sound to get another look by city


The issues of lighting and noise will get yet another look by the Port Aransas City Council today, Thursday, June...

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MOLLY Award presented by Texas Observer

It’s been just over two years since the death of Molly Ivins, the progressive and very funny nationally syndicated columnist. But her spirit lives on...

Dance with the one who brung ya

If you think an increased awareness of, and respect for the past is a sign you’re getting old, I beg to differ. There is a...

Looking back at 81st session

As the Legislative session came to a close on June 1, a number of bills were sent to Gov. Rick Perry’s desk for consideration. The...

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. Call...

Surf team from Port Aransas scores Texas state championship

Surf team from Port Aransas scores Texas state championship


A Port Aransas surf team captured first place in the Texas Gulf Surfing Association’s state championships on Saturday, June 13, at Bob Hall Pier on Padre Island. The Board House...

George L. Barnes

George L. Barnes

George Leon Barnes of Port Aransas died Saturday, June 13, 2009. He was 60. Barnes was well known to anyone who ever went to the Port Aransas post office, where...


Beating the summertime heat

Beating the summertime heat


Beating the summertime heat is a matter of perspective, and age, perhaps. The ‘Real Housewives of Wimberley,’ as this group of women, above, calls themselves, cool off by lounging at...

Football fans fail to score home team

Football fans fail to score home team

Port Aransas ISD trustees to keep idea on back burner

The idea of adding football and volleyball to the extra-curricular activities offered by the Port Aransas Independent School District is on the back-burner for now. School trustees heard a report...

Resignation agreement gets nod

Trustees approve resignation/release agreement with Byrd

Bob Byrd’s 11-year career with the Port Aransas Independent School District came to an end with his resignation on Wednesday, June 10. After a closed session during which the attorney...

Sight, sound to get another look by city


The issues of lighting and noise will get yet another look by the Port Aransas City Council today, Thursday, June 18. The council will consider a third reading of an...

Variety show provides ‘cool’ entertainment

Variety show provides ‘cool’ entertainment


Come in out of the heat, sit back and be entertained for an evening. The Port Aransas Community Theater will present two variety shows on Saturday, June 20 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. Hometown talent will perform for two nights of fun and relief from the summer heat. A few...

Rehearsal fun

Rehearsal fun


Some of the performers in the ‘Saturday Nite Specials’ variety show rehearse for the opening on Saturday, June 20, at the Port Aransas Community Theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361. In back, David Beane, left and Ty Morris, in front from left Phyllis Layne, Betty Crawford and Marion Fersing are amused...

April sales tax rebate ‘soft’

April sales tax rebate ‘soft’


April sales were soft in Port Aransas, but netted a rebate slightly more than was received for the same period in 2008. April sales taxes are submitted by retailers in May, and rebates are returned by the state to cities in June. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said the state collected...

City might resurrect trolley’s airport stop


The Regional Transit Authority is asking the city of Port Aransas to reinstitute the Mustang Beach Airport trolley stop that the city council decided three months ago to eliminate due to a lack of riders. The city council will consider the request at its meeting today, Thursday, June 18, at...

Parks and recreation offers beach walk


Beachcomb, learn something, meet new people. The monthly free, guided beach walk led by Shirley Fischer will start at 9 a.m. on Friday, June 26, under the purple flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. Sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, the walk gives visitors and...

City Council Agenda

City Council Agenda Regul ar Meeting - 5 p.m. Thursday, June 18, 2009 Council chambers, city hal l , 710 W. Ave. A

1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE AND PRAYER 3. Clean beaches week proclamation; recognition and thanks to Rep. Todd Hunter and Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa on windstorm insurance bill and beah maintenance funds bill; citizen comments and reports. 4. FINANCIAL REPORT: Discussion and action on May Financial Report. 5. CONSENT...

Kovacs ends one term and starts another in state groups


Port Aransas City Manager Michael Kovacs has completed his presidential term in one organization and has begun a vice presidential term in another. On June 7, Kovacs finished his twoyear term as president of Region 9 of the Texas City Management Association. Handing off the presidency to Charmelle Garrett, assistant...

King of the castle

King of the castle


Rusty Holder, a fifth-grade teacher from Fort Worth, takes a close look at his creation while sculpting a sandcastle at the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, June 14.

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

No end to small birding stories

As we bird, my mind asks a hundred small questions. A hundred answers come forward, not always linked to the correct questions. They form a vast, myriad, matrix of stories – woven throughout the marsh and mud-flats, on the beach and in the dunes, in the farm fields and pasture...

Road work

Road work


Heavy equipment rolls over Station Street as workers toil on a paving project on Wednesday, June 17. Twentytwo Port Aransas streets will get overlays within the next two weeks as part of the $4.9 million bond issue voters approved last year, said Dave Parsons, the city’s planning and projects manager....

Awe, horror, joy part of trip

Awe, horror, joy part of trip


Port Aransas kids experienced emotions that ranged from joy to awe to horror when they toured Washington D.C. recently. They played in jet fighter flight simulators at the Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution. They gaped at President Barack Obama’s motorcade as it cruised past. They toured a...

Sixth six weeks Honor Rolls

PORT ARANSAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

H.G. OLSEN ELEMENTARY A HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Kylee Barwise, Blake Boysen, Hailey Clark, Tripp Collins, Maddie Garlough, Ian Johnson, Jackie King, Sean Kovacs, McKenzie Krott, Michael May, Wynee Parsons, Joshua Scott, Chase Shelton and Phoebe Shelton. SECOND GRADE Hannah Campbell, Savanah Deason, Forrest Garlough, Alex Harrison, Jordan Jensen, Colby...

Camp Aranzazu field trip is slated


Wanna go to camp for a day? Register now to go on the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department Camp Aranzazu field trip tomorrow, Friday, June 19. The bus will depart from H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria, 100 S. Station St., promptly at 9 a.m. and will return...

School board reorganizes


In keeping with tradition, the Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees reorganized and elected new officers at its June 10 meeting. Chuck Borders was elected president at the board’s first regular meeting since the May election. Re-elected trustees Margaret Price, Place 1, and Ann Appling, Place 7, were...

Scooting along

Scooting along


Ann Marie Appling and friend Kendall Owens, both 8-year-old Port Aransans, ride scooters along a winding trail at Port Aransas Community Park on Monday, May 11.

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 FRIDAY, JUNE 19 • Camp Aranzazu Field Trip, 9 am – 5 pm, ages 8+, Max. 15 people. Depart from H.G. Olsen Elementary School Cafeteria, 100 S. Station St. Bus leaves promptly at...

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