Words, weapons worry city hall
Gun-toting officials now check them at city hall door
Splash dash
Wind farm offshore a possibility

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Money: Root of all political campaigns


The 2010 primary elections are just a little over seven months distant, and candidates are loading up on the principal ingredient in statewide elections: Money....

We were better off with Uncle Walter


In my lifetime – or at least from the point at which I became “conscious”– Uncle Walter was there. His reassuring baritone guided us through...

New legislation helps with property taxes


Over the past several weeks, my office has received numerous calls from constituents who have seen their property tax bills increase based on valuations 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...

Jackson

Jackson

Tommy Joseph Jackson of Port Aransas died Tuesday, July 21, 2009. He was born Jan. 16, 1958 in Tulare, Calif. Jackson had been a resident of Port Aransas for the...

Ridings

Terry Lee Ridings, 58, of Port Aransas, died Friday, July 17, 2009 in a Corpus Christi hospital. Ridings was born November 2, 1950 to Leo and Bobbie Ridings in Longview....

Hassard

Hassard

Helena Brakel Hassard died at home in Port Aransas on Sunday, July 19, 2009. Hassard was born to Arie Willem and Anna Mes Brakel on Dec. 18, 1930, in Rotterdam,...

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McDonald


Words, weapons worry city hall
Gun-toting officials now check them at city hall door
Splash dash
Wind farm offshore a possibility
Free, guided beach walk set for Friday

Free, guided beach walk set for Friday


Have you ever wondered what all that stuff on the beach is? Find out tomorrow, Friday, July 24. The monthly free, guided beach walk led by Shirley Fischer will start at 9 a.m. under the purple flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. Sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks...

Surf lesson

Surf lesson


A man peeks over the top of a wave after giving a girl a little push into the swell near Horace Caldwell Pier on Sunday, July 19.

Performances of poetry, music on the agenda for Friday night


A little poetry, a little music and lots of fun are to found at the Sand Slam tomorrow, Friday, July 24, the Tarpon Ice House, 321 N. Alister St. Presenting poets must sign up by 7:30 p.m., and the performance starts at 8 p.m. Competing poets must bring at least...

Get wild and wacky Saturday


Get weady, er, ready, for some wet, wacky fun on Saturday, July 25. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. the Community Park pool, 700 Ross Ave., will be open for an evening of family fun and games. Regular pool admission will be charged: $2 for adults, $1 for 12 and under,...

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

Visions of vines

Recently, all I could see were vines. Vines were in front of me – vines to the right – I even saw vines when I closed my eyes. Only time would remove the images that kept revolving in front of me like some kind of dream. But it had been...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

The song at the heart of the universe

OK, I’m an astronomy nut. I mourned with NASA when they said they were going to allow the Hubble Telescope to die and rejoiced when it was given a reprieve. I have a subscription to Discover magazine, mainly for the great Hubble pictures of galaxies and nebulae at unimaginable distances...

Shelter group meets

Shelter group meets


Twenty-nine people showed up for an organizational meeting of a new Port Aransas volunteer group, Friends of the Animal Shelter, on Tuesday, July 21, according to the group’s chairman, JoAnn Page. The meeting was held at the Aransas Harbors club house. Folks exchanged a variety of ideas about what the...

Council re-appoints members to Planning and Zoning board


Carports, blowing sand and commission appointments were among matters addressed by the Port Aransas City Council on Thursday, July 16. The council voted unanimously to re-appoint Becky Corder, Betsy Churgai, Bruce Clark and Linda Zahn to the Planning and Zoning Commission. They were the only ones who applied for the...

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Article


August 7: 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 NON-MEMBERS. •BEGINNING/INTERMEDIATE WATERCOLOR: FRIDAYS, 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M., $25 EACH SESSION OR $80...

Welcome companion

Welcome companion


This dolphin accompanied Libby Judson and her dad, Murray Judson, in the channel at Island Moorings for nearly an hour on Saturday, July 11, while they fished the bay/surf division of Deep Sea Roundup. If the dolphin was hoping for anything more than hardheads, she was out of luck, as...

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 ACTIVITESFRIDAY, JULY 24 • Open Mic, 1-3 pm, ages 6+, maximum 15 people. Poetry and Storytelling, Elementary school gym, 100 S. Station St. $5/1st child, $4/2nd, $3/3rd. Bring a snack. SATURDAY, JULY 25 •...

Youth performance opens Friday, July 31

PACT PRESENTS “SHOOTOUT AT DARBY WELLS”

The Port Aransas Community Theater’s summer youth production, “Shootout at Darby Wells,” will open on Friday, July 31. The melodrama will be cast entirely of Port Aransas youth. The cast includes Chase Chambers as Colonel Applegate; Melissa Estrada as Priscilla Posse; Jessica Etheridge as Brenda; Taylor Griffin as Widow Venom;...

Get Girl Scout info Tuesday


The Port Aransas Girl Scouts will hold an informational session for any girl or adult interested in the program on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m. in the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria. The program is for girls from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. Age levels K-1...

Sand candles

Sand candles


Brianna D’Herde, 6, of Port Aransas, concentrates on making her sand candle at the Parks and Recreation Department program on Wednesday, July 15.

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