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Two folks float high in the sky while tethered to a parasail pulled by a boat below in Lydia Ann...

Lights down

Rules to be enforced

If you’ve got glaring outdoor lights, watch out. You might be getting a letter from the City of Port Aransas...

Superintendent recommends McKeever to lead BMS

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Two down, one more may go


It’s been an interesting few weeks in presidential politics. Yes, even though the ink is barely dry on the swearing in of Democrat Barack Obama...

Letters to the editor: Too good to waste


If you’ve written a letter to the editor and you haven’t seen it in the paper, it’s not because I didn’t like what you had...

Two-days a almost record for sessions


The called special session of the 81st Legislature concluded late Thursday, July 2, less than 48 hours after it first convened. On the agenda was...

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...

Dove season opens earlier with increased bag limits

Dove season opens earlier with increased bag limits


South Texas dove hunters are in luck. Not only does the season start earlier than before, the bag limit has increased from 12 to 15. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

Tanner

Tanner

Harry James Tanner, 65, died Thursday, June 11, 2009 in Corpus Christi. Tanner was a former resident of Port Aransas. He was born Feb. 10, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., to...


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Up, up and away!

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Two folks float high in the sky while tethered to a parasail pulled by a boat below in Lydia Ann Channel on Friday, July 3. They were among thousands of...

Lights down

Rules to be enforced

If you’ve got glaring outdoor lights, watch out. You might be getting a letter from the City of Port Aransas soon. The city’s code enforcement director, Joe Lamb, said he...

Superintendent recommends McKeever to lead BMS
Sunset Sounds concert is Friday

Sunset Sounds concert is Friday

ALOHA DAVE AND THE TOURISTS TO PLAY

Relax on the waterfront and enjoy some island-style oldies and surf music at the Sunset Sounds concert tomorrow. The third Sunset Sounds concert of the season will be Friday, July 10, at 7 p.m. in the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Aloha Dave & the Tourists will perform...

Yoga on the beach is set for Saturday


Enjoy the sunrise over the Gulf and stretch out at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, July 11. Nancy Myers will instruct the free class beginning at 8 a.m. next to the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. The public is invited to attend the class held the...

Parrot Heads perch tonight


Parrot Heads of Port Aransas will “phlock” on high tonight, Thursday, July 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the upstairs Tiki bar area of the Beach Lodge, 2016 S. On the Beach. Members should bring any aluminum pull-tabs collected or nonperishable food items for the Food Pantry. Attendees without items to...

WIC mobile unit to visit


Representatives from the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, July 13. 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....

Well-behaved visitors

Well-behaved visitors


Despite unusually crowded beaches with cars parked two deep on Saturday, July 4, no major incidents were reported to the police.

A pile of Jeeps

A pile of Jeeps


It may have looked like a wreck, but it wasn’t. Getting together on the beach just south of Access Road 1A on Saturday, July 4, several motorists showed off their Jeeps’ climbing abilities by revving them partially up the sides of each other’s vehicles’ tires, creating a jumble of off-road...

Mayor wants tax issue aired in public

Mayor wants tax issue aired in public


Port Aransas Mayor Claude Brown’s tax situation likely will be discussed at a city council meeting July 16, but whether the matter will come up in a session that’s open to the public hasn’t been decided yet. City Attorney Michael Morris has said he is investigating whether Brown has been...

Holt honored by Legislature

Holt honored by Legislature


The Texas House of Representatives recently passed a resolution honoring Scott Holt for achievements he made during his career with the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. A fisheries biologist, Holt retired from the institute May 1 and now serves as a UTMSI research fellow. The resolution...

House Bill 3613 gives tax break to disabled vets


Texas veterans will get a tax break thanks to House Bill 3613. A provision in the bill requires an exemption of the total appraised value of homesteads for Texas veterans who receive 100 percent disability compensation from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. The exemption is effective for the...

Flying away

Flying away


A roseatte spoonbill takes flight at the edge of Piper Channel on Friday, July 3. The roseatte spoonbill is the official bird of the city of Port Aransas.

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 13 • Bingo, 3-4 pm, ages 4+, Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave. A. Free. • Stamp Decoupage, 1-3 pm, ages 6+, maximum 15 people. History of stamps, then decoupage stamps...

Seashore crawl

Seashore crawl


Two youngsters get a different perspective on the beach in Port Aransas on a recent weekend.

Lucky novice

Lucky novice


Bradley Guarino, 2, of Port Aransas, caught his first fish with his father, Gregg Basnight, in Corpus Christi on Sunday, July 5. Bradley threw in his own line and with a little help from his dad, pulled the fish out.

Skate park a step closer


A planned new skate park in Port Aransas is another step closer to reality. On Thursday, July 2, the Recreational Development Corporation (RDC) board approved a proposed 2009-10 budget of $769,549. Some $134,000 of the budget is targeted to help fund the cost of building a skate park within Port...

Splish-splash!

Splish-splash!


Four-year-old Brianna Contreras of Rockport runs through the surf in Port Aransas.

Comin’ through!

Comin’ through!


Four-year-old Phillipe Pecore of Port Aransas surfs a wave at I.B. Magee Beach Park on a recent Sunday. Gulf waters are getting nice and warm.

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