Brown accuses Balentine of personal attacks

Councilwoman felt threatened by mayor’s outburst

An angry Port Aransas Mayor Claude Brown loudly accused city council member Glenda Balentine of personal attacks during a council...

Chillin’ out on ‘island time’

Chillin’ out on ‘island time’

Three by the sea

This trio hangs onto a float at the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, June 21. From left, 5-yearold Jaylyn...

City budget shortfall prompts hiring freeze
Bringing in the fish

Bringing in the fish


A line of boats dock at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor on Saturday, June 20, so anglers can weigh their catches...

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Rick Perry flexes muscle as governor

Rick Perry has gotten quite comfortable as governor of Texas, even when the temporarily vacant mansion burns, and he breaks his collarbone on a mountain...

Narrow your view: Read The Daily Me

After reading a piece by a syndicated columnist in one of the daily newspapers a couple of months ago, I was struck by his interpretation...

Perry signs windstorm bill as vetoes end

Tuesday, June 23, was a proud day for the Coastal Bend as Gov.Rick Perry was welcomed in Corpus Christi where he took part in a...

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...

Port Aransas Swim Team chews up Rockport Sharks

Port Aransas Swim Team chews up Rockport Sharks


The Port Aransas Swim Team hosted a meet against the Rockport Sharks on Saturday, June 20. PAST won the meet with a combined team score of 213, to Rockport’s 151....

One for the history books

One for the history books


Kevin Sikes, who will be a senior at Port Aransas High School, was named to the first team All-State team for third base by the Texas High School Baseball Coaches...

It’s a first

Marlin Kevin Sikes is first PAHS baseball player to score All-State

When he was named All-Region MVP last year, Kevin Sikes thought he might have a shot at All-State. Didn’t happen. This year, the Port Aransas High School Marlin baseball team...

Dodgeball tournament is Saturday


Round up a few friends and play dodgeball this weekendfor a good cause. The First Baptist Church of Port Aransas will sponsor a dodgeball tournament for teams of five on...

Summer basketball

Summer basketball


From left, Christian Johnson, 13, John Amundsen, 14, and Nick Maxham, 13, play basketball during open gym at Port Aransas High School on Thursday, June 11.

Diamond Rage seeks donations

Diamond Rage seeks donations


Jacquelynne Hernandez of Port Aransas is raising funds to help her softball team go to a regional, then (hopefully) the national tournament. The Corpus Christi Diamond Rage, an 8 and...

Lambertson

A memorial service is pending for former Port Aransas resident Tom Lambertson. Lambertson, who was a member of the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. and Boatman of the Year in 1990,...

Miller

Miller

Mary Carlita Miller, 78, died at home in Rockporton Thursday, June 18, 2009. She moved to Port Aransas in 1958, and resided there for 35 years. She was born to...


Brown accuses Balentine of personal attacks

Councilwoman felt threatened by mayor’s outburst

An angry Port Aransas Mayor Claude Brown loudly accused city council member Glenda Balentine of personal attacks during a council meeting on Thursday, June 18. Brown’s remarks came after Balentine...

Chillin’ out on ‘island time’

Chillin’ out on ‘island time’

Three by the sea

This trio hangs onto a float at the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, June 21. From left, 5-yearold Jaylyn Nix and her mother, Kristi Nix, both of Corpus Christi,...

City budget shortfall prompts hiring freeze
Bringing in the fish

Bringing in the fish


A line of boats dock at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor on Saturday, June 20, so anglers can weigh their catches at the 26th annual Powder Puff fishing tournament. Showing their...

PACT to showcase variety of talents

PACT to showcase variety of talents


Hometown talent will perform for an evening of fun and relief from the summer heat on Saturday. The Port Aransas Community Theater will present a musical variety show on Saturday, June 27, at 7:30 p.m. A few regular PACT players, including Betty Crawford, Jack Dreessen, Phyllis Layne, Ginny Shaw and...

Visiting Port Aransas

Visiting Port Aransas


More than 70 Corpus Christi children took a dolphin watching boat tour that departed from Woody’s Sports Center on Tuesday, June 23. The children were taking part in the National Youth Sports and Wellness Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The national program is designed to counsel economically disadvantaged children...

Mother and son

Mother and son


Sarah Prenger of Kensington, Md., plays with her almost-two-year-old son, Justin, at the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, June 21.

I love college!

I love college!


I just spent a week back in college. I was on the same campus that I had been on 15 years before. I stayed in the dorm, had a roommate, and ate in the cafeteria. I had no husband and no children. And it was weird. I drove right to...

Port Aransas Swim Team bake sale is Friday


The Port Aransas Swim Team will hold its final bake sale of the season on Friday, June 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St. According to Coach Nana Ward, the team would appreciate any donated baked goods and is seeking sponsors for...

Streets get facelifts

Work should be finished by July 3

SOUTH JETTY Streets all over Port Aransas are getting asphalt overlays as part of the $4.9 million bond passed by voters in November last year. The overlays began June 15, and about three-quarters of the overall project was done at press time on Tuesday, June 23. Workers probably will be...

Portico empowerment

Portico empowerment


This portico at a house at the Cinnamon Shore development is an example of parking areas affected by a newly proposed amendment to a Port Aransas city ordinance that controls parking. The ordinance requires that single-family homes and duplexes have at least two open-air parking spots on a driveway or...

Crock-pots contain heat

Crock-pots contain heat


Summertime has arrived and it is hot, hot outside. Many of us enjoy cooking outside, and there is no reason to heat up the inside by using the oven for your barbecue side dishes. I have two recipes for hot side dishes that don’t heat up the house. I make...

City Council Scorecard

REGULAR MEETING - THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2009

√ – APPROVED  X-DISAPPROVED √ 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. √ Resolution authorizing city manager to apply for state beach maintenance funds. √ Final reading of ordinance amending Chapter...

Cotter Avenue now also Jerry McDonald Road


The Port Aransas City Council has decided to give part of Cotter Avenue an additional name: Jerry McDonald Memorial Avenue. The council passed the measure by a 7-0 vote on Thursday, June 18. The move came at the request of Councilman Charles Bujan, to honor the memory of McDonald, the...

Too cute

Too cute


Amy Beck of Port Aransas brought Too Big to the pet parade at the Community Park on Tuesday, June 16. Too Big, who belongs to Beck’s neighbor, Johnie Whisman, won awards for the tallest pet and for the most colorful. The pet parade was one of the summer youth activities...

Kids’ Calendar

Pre-register for all parks and recreation programs at 739 W. Ave. A or call 749-4158.

 DAILY ACTIVITES FRIDAY, JUNE 26 • Corpus Christi Museum Field Trip, 9 am – 2 pm, ages 7+, Max. 15 people. Depart from H.G. Olsen Elementary School Cafeteria, 100 S. Station St. Bus leaves promptly at 9 am. Bring sack lunch, water and sunscreen, hat and wear closed-toed shoes. $10....

Two peas in a pod

Two peas in a pod


Hannah Ramsden and Olivia Adams, both 5 and both of Port Aransas, enjoy being ‘buried’ in the sand together on the beach Monday, June 22.

Terrific Thursday

Terrific Thursday


Kids have no shortage of things to do during the summer in Port Aransas. In addition to activities offered by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, the Community Presbyterian Church is hosting Terrific T’s. The program serves up fun and food on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to...

Hands on

Hands on


Jake Manning, from left, Hannah Fron and Ethan Manning work together to dissect a shark in the Brundrett Middle School science lab on Friday, June 19. The dissection was one of the activities in the Marine Science Field Camp offered jointly by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and...

Look, Ma, no wings!

Look, Ma, no wings!


Devin Pate, 10, of Port Aransas, enjoys a ride on the ‘Screamer,’ a giant rope swing, at Camp Aranzazu on Friday, June 19. The excursion was one of several Friday field trips with the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department.

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