As the beach blows

Open Beaches Act could become part of Constitution with election

One of the proposed state constitutional amendments on the November ballot will be especially significant for coastal communities like Port...

Women rule

Women rule


Contestants in the Texas Women Angler’s Tournament last weekend weigh in at Virginia’s on the Bay Saturday, Aug. 29. The...

Holiday is labor day for most; city, school to take the day off


Port Aransas is the playground of choice for many Texans over the Labor Day holiday, so most businesses will be...

Ferry 101

Ferry 101

How does the system work?

Editor’s note: Summer 2009 was one of the busiest ever in Port Aransas, with tourist traffic pouring in and out...

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Dancing DeLay begets one-liners


It’s hard to hear about The Hammer “Dancing With The Stars” without coining oneliners. Like, will they make him dance to “If You’ve Got the...

McAllister Park team gave a good ride


A group of 12- and 13-year-old boys from McAllister Park in San Antonio has been the source of some of the best entertainment and inspiration...

More about amendments


This article is a continuation of my summary of the 11 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that will be put to the voters in...

Island Agenda


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays for open swim, 1- 6 p.m., and more....

Lady Marlins place second in first meet

Lady Marlins place second in first meet


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins stepped out smartly with a second place finish in the first crosscountry meet of the year on Saturday, Aug. 29. The meet was...

One proud grandma

One proud grandma

Brockman goes to Little League World Series to cheer for grandson on San Antonio team

Gail Brockman remembers so well the times when she played with her grandson, Jacob Ramos, when he was just a toddler, how she played catch with him with a little...

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Cross-Country Schedule

SEPTEMBER 5 Miller HS/MS (West Guth Park) 6 Bake Sale IGA HS 12 Beeville HS/MS (Veterans Memorial Park) 19 UTSA HS (Brooks City Base) 26 Port Aransas HS/MS OCTOBER 3...

Marlins soccer

Marlins soccer


The Marlins, a Port Aransas Club Soccer under 13 team, traveled to Lake Jackson for a tournament Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28 – 30. In back from left are coaches...

Phyfer

Phyfer

Dan Phyfer, 66, of Williamsville, Mo. and Port Aransas, died Thursday, Aug. 11, 2009, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo. Phyfer was born on July 6, 1943,...


As the beach blows

Open Beaches Act could become part of Constitution with election

One of the proposed state constitutional amendments on the November ballot will be especially significant for coastal communities like Port Aransas. Proposition 9 would “protect the right of the public,...

Women rule

Women rule


Contestants in the Texas Women Angler’s Tournament last weekend weigh in at Virginia’s on the Bay Saturday, Aug. 29. The tournament is for women anglers only, but allows men to...

Holiday is labor day for most; city, school to take the day off


Port Aransas is the playground of choice for many Texans over the Labor Day holiday, so most businesses will be open to welcome them. Some, however, will close while others...

Ferry 101

Ferry 101

How does the system work?

Editor’s note: Summer 2009 was one of the busiest ever in Port Aransas, with tourist traffic pouring in and out of town each weekend. The South Jetty recently quizzed Howard...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

What answers can be given?

Job 38:4 – “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.” God asks Job, and each human, to remember who is the potter and who is the clay; who is the great creator and who is the creature. We humans are...

Beautification

Beautification


Elbert Gilllespie and Cody Underwood polish the new copper flashing and put finishing touches to the steeple on the Community Presbyterian Church at 113 S. Alister on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Work on the steeple is expected to be completed on Friday, Sept. 11.

Otten honored with endowment


An endowment fund will honor the memory of the late Renabell Otten and benefit the JELM (Joint Effort Leisure Ministry). Bill Otten, a long-time member of Community Presbyterian Church, established the endowment fund in memory of his wife to recognize her many years of leadership and participation in JELM programs,...

Wherefore are those ROMEOs?


Remember the ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out)? They’re not in Port Aransas, but they are still getting together, eating and having fun. On Aug. 18 – 20, they got together in Medora, N.D., near the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. A group of 35 toured the park, the Chateau de...

City to consider cell phone zone signage


The Port Aransas City Council could make a decision soon on whether to enforce a new state law that allows cities to prohibit use of cell phones while driving in school zones, under certain conditions. Port Aransas City Manager Michael Kovacs said the council likely will take up the matter...

Ribbon cutting

Ribbon cutting


Members of the Port Aransas Garden Club take part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly landscaped community center gardens on Tuesday, Sept. 1. The site also just happens to be the Garden Club’s commercial yard of the month. With the scissors are, from left, Teresa...

Sandstock vendor space in high demand


Everyone is invited to participate in Sandstock, but vendors will have to hurry to get a booth. Booth spaces are limited and almost sold out, according to festival coordinator Ken Yarborough. The deadline for vendor applications is Thursday, Sept.10, but they may fill up before that date. Booth fees are...

Occupancy tax revenues move into ‘plus’ column


Hotel-motel, or occupancy, tax collections for fiscal year 2008-09 are in the black for the year to date for the first time this fiscal year. A report issued by Darla Honea, director of finance for the City of Port Aransas, shows collections for August exceeded collections in August 2008 by...

Yoga is set for Saturday


Enjoy a late summer morning and stretch out at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, Sept. 12. 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 second...

Council accepts sailboat


The Port Aransas City Council has decided to accept an offer of a donated sailboat for use in city’s Parks and Recreation Department sailing classes. The council voted 5-0 to accept the donation on Thursday, Aug. 27. Mayor Claude Brown and Councilman Charles Bujan were absent. Sandy Clark and her...

Teamwork

Teamwork


From front to back, Miles May, 11, Ryan Brown, 8, and Thomas Ramsden, 8, all of Port Aransas, carry an inflatable boat through the surf at I.B. Magee Beach Park on Sunday, Aug. 23. The boys were enjoying one last day of summer vacation. School started on Monday, Aug. 24.

PAISD EDUCATION NOTES

PAISD EDUCATION NOTES

High school marks 30th year

Did you know that this year’s senior class will be the 30th class of Fighting Marlins to graduate from Port Aransas High School? If you are an alumnus, or long-time island resident, you probably did know our high school graduated its first students in 1980. But for many of us...

PAISD tax rate to remain the same


The tax rate will stay the same as last year, which is below the effective tax rate, for taxpayers in the Port Aransas Independent School District. Four of seven members of the Board of Trustees met at noon Monday, Aug. 31, to adopt the budget and supporting tax rate. That...

Vaccinations now in stock


Students still in need of vaccinations to comply with new state mandates have been given a reprieve until Thursday, Oct. 1. That is the new deadline set by the state to obtain updated immunizations. The new deadline is the result of statewide shortages of the vaccines, but that problem has...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS


MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS SEPTEMBER 7 – 11 Breakfast Monday LABOR DAY-NO SCHOOL Tuesday Cinnamon toast, applesauce, juice Wednesday Scrambled eggs, toast, juice Thursday Waffles, sausage, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday LABOR DAY-NO SCHOOL Tuesday Salisbury steak, rice & gravy, carrots, fruit, bread Wednesday Cheeseburger,...

Beach boy and birds

Beach boy and birds


A toddler digs and plays in the sand as laughing gulls stand nearby on Friday, Aug. 21.

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