Mayor target of tax probe

Is this retaliation? ’ MAYOR CLAUDE BROWN

Port Aransas City Attorney Mike Morris says he is investigating whether Mayor Claude C. Brown has been delinquent in paying property...

Slip-sliding away

Slip-sliding away


A goggled boy shoots down a slide at the pool at Port Aransas Community Park on Saturday, June 27.

Buyer confidence rebounds locally
Boatman of Year ‘hooked’ on fishing

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Schieffer in, Van de Putte out; Watson maybe


Tom Schieffer dodged one bullet, but now another may be headed his way. Schieffer announced he will indeed seek the Democratic nomination for governor, kicking...

I’d rather be hot in Port Aransas


If you think it’s hot here, try San Antonio. Or Austin. Or Houston. Or Dallas. For that matter, Texas, USA. We ventured a few miles...

Special session is focusing on five agencies


On June 25, Gov.Rick Perry announced that a special session of the Texas Legislature would begin on Wednesday, July 1. Article IV, Section 8, of...

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...

Fast Frogs leap by Port Aransas Swim Team with six-point margin

Fast Frogs leap by Port Aransas Swim Team with six-point margin


The Port Aransas Swim Team lost by a narrow margin to the Flour Bluff Aquatic Swim Team Frogs at a meet on Saturday, June 27, at the Community Park pool....

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Adult league softball at Jerry McDonald Field is a summertime island tradition.

Lambertson

Lambertson

Tom Lamb- ertson, 82, died Tuesday, June 23, 2009, in San Antonio. He was a long-time resident of Port Aransas and was named Boatman of the Year in 1990. Lambertson...

McDonald

Donald J. McDonald, 93, died Thursday, June 25, 2009 in Kenedy. He was a former resident of Port Aransas. McDonald was raised in Morales and Edna, served in the U.S....


Mayor target of tax probe

Is this retaliation? ’ MAYOR CLAUDE BROWN

Port Aransas City Attorney Mike Morris says he is investigating whether Mayor Claude C. Brown has been delinquent in paying property taxes and whether it would mean a violation of the...

Slip-sliding away

Slip-sliding away


A goggled boy shoots down a slide at the pool at Port Aransas Community Park on Saturday, June 27.

Buyer confidence rebounds locally
Boatman of Year ‘hooked’ on fishing
AT YOUR LIBRARY

AT YOUR LIBRARY

Cool, close, comfy: The library

  It’s close. It’s comfortable. It’s cool! Keep the library in mind when you are thinking of ways to beat the Texas heat. Check out the new items in the collection, or sit back, relax and read one of the many current magazines on the shelf. And don’t forget to...

Kanoa James born June 23


Corey and Stacy Williams of Port Aransas announce the birth of their son, Kanoa James Williams. He was born Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at 8:14 a.m. at Christus Spohn Hospital South in Corpus Christi. He weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches long. He was welcomed home by...

Colt Brent born in Irving June 1


Brent and Lori Wallace of Irving announce the birth of their son, Colt Brent, on Monday, June 1, 2009. The infant was born at 7:48 p.m. in Irving. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measured 21 ½ inches long. He is welcomed home by his brother, two-year-old Tanner Wallace....

Shoreline seats

Shoreline seats


A clear summer day, a comfortable seat at the beach, good company, toes in the water and drinks in hand. What more could you want? Two folks enjoy an afternoon at I.B. Magee Beach Park on Sunday, June 28.

Art center’s ‘Barefoot Sale’ is Friday


You don’t have to be barefoot to attend the Art Center for the Islands’ “Barefoot Sale” and First Friday art reception. The reception at the center tomorrow, July 3, will feature the works of member artists. The public is invited to enjoy the exhibit, live music and refreshments and socialize...

Getting on board

Getting on board


Geoffrey Miller, a disabled man from Edmond, Okla., gets a ride on a surfboard at the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, June 28, with the assistance Oklahoma resident Gordon Fujii, left, and Keith Andrews of Corpus Christi. Miller was one of about 15 disabled folks from Oklahoma who traveled...

Give a little, get a lot on Friday


It’s good to give blood. It’s even better if you get two free Hooks game tickets, a t-shirt and a Whataburger coupon for your trouble. That’s exactly what you’ll get if you donate blood tomorrow, Friday, July 3, at the Coastal Bend Blood Center mobile unit. The unit will be...

No trash collection on Saturday, July 4


Trash will not be collected in Port Aransas on Saturday, July 4. Allied Waste will not collect trash Saturday because none of the landfills will be open to receive it, said Pat Garrett, executive assistant to the city manager.

June/July Calendar of event

June/July Calendar of event


July 3: First Friday Art 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. •Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $25 each session or $80...

PAPHA benefits from DAR Good Citizen

PAPHA benefits from DAR Good Citizen


The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association received a check presented by the Corpus Christi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in honor of Betty Turner of Port Aransas, left. Turner was the recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award presented at the Valentine Silver Tea where the...

PAST to swim laps for money


If someone knocks on your door wearing fins and goggles, don’t panic. It’s probably not the Creature from the Black Lagoon. It may be a member of the Port Aransas Swim Team asking for Swim-a-Thon pledges. Swim team members will swim laps at the Swim-a-Thon to raise funds for the...

Sales tax holiday to include school supplies


Great news for back-to-school shoppers. For the first time since it began in 1999, the annual August sales tax holiday will include most school supplies. “A lot of families look forward to saving their hard-earned money during the sales tax holiday weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Now they can...

Last chance for swim lessons


Register for the final session of summer swim lessons at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. The two-week sessions will be taught at 9:40 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday through Friday, July 21 – 31. Registration and lessons will be held at the Port Aransas Community Park pool, 700 Clark...

Shove off, Mates!

Shove off, Mates!


Kayakers wait to shove off during the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Field Science Camp on Thursday, June 25. These campers, grades 5 through 8, learnedsome kayaking techniques along with science on the field trip to the Lighthouse Kayak Trails in Redfish Bay. UTMSI graduate student George Adams, standing...

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, JULY 6 • Bingo, 3-4 pm, ages 4+, Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave. A. Free. TUESDAY, JULY 7 • Papier Maché,, 10 am-2 pm, ages 8+, max. 15 people. Create, paint...

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