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Street money stretches farther with lower than expected bids

Street money stretches farther with lower than expected bids


Port Aransas is going to get a biggerthan expected bang for its buck in the planned Phase 2 of street...

Ferry traffic worker is killed when struck by exiting SUV
Hit the beach

Hit the beach


It’s the reason many Port Aransans came here, and the reason many of us stay, but it needs maintenance. It’s...

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Hutchison holds key to who next Lt. Gov. will be

Gov. will be Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, the Senate’s presiding officer since 2003, is hankering for the United States Senate seat Kay Bailey Hutchison has...

Forget partisan politics – get the job done

The company that provides our medical insurance is attempting to replace our family doctor. To the best of my knowledge, that company is not a...

Summary of amendments

The following is a final summary of the constitutional amendments that will be voted on by registered voters on the next statewide uniform election date,...

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....

Runners tackle heat, humidity in first meet

Runners tackle heat, humidity in first meet


The opening meet for Brundrett Middle School’s cross-country team was a tough one. At West Guth Park in Corpus Christi, the runners slogged through heat and humidity on Thursday, Sept....

Cross-country runners battle heat, tough course

Cross-country runners battle heat, tough course


Heat and a tough course were the challenges for Port Aransas High School cross-country teams, and both were overcome. Despite those obstacles, both the Marlins and Lady Marlins finished in...

Conquer the Coast to cruise through Saturday


No, you don’t need to brush up your French, it’s not the Tour de France. The swarms of bicyclists who will be riding through Port Aransas on Saturday, Sept. 26,...

Get your running shoes on — Sand and Surf run coming up


You may want to get your running shoes on and get crackin’. There is still time to train for the 17th annual Sand and Surf Beach Run on Saturday, Oct....

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SEPTEMBER 26 Port Aransas HS/MS OCTOBER 3 Round Rock HS (Old Settlers Park) 10 Calallen HS/MS (High School) 17 Carroll HS/MS (West Guth Park) TBA District TBA HS/MS NOVEMBER 7...

Schaffer

Kevin G. Schaffer, 52, of Port Aransas, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009. He was born in 1956 in Hampton,Va. Schaffer served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam conflict....


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Street money stretches farther with lower than expected bids

Street money stretches farther with lower than expected bids


Port Aransas is going to get a biggerthan expected bang for its buck in the planned Phase 2 of street and drainage work that voters approved last year in a...

Ferry traffic worker is killed when struck by exiting SUV
Hit the beach

Hit the beach


It’s the reason many Port Aransans came here, and the reason many of us stay, but it needs maintenance. It’s the beach, and we can all pitch in to clean...

An aerial view

An aerial view


Newly built trails and boardwalks can be seen looping around the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture in this photo shot from a plane recently. This work was done in Phase One of the city’s nature preserve project. The Port Aransas City Council approved plans for Phase 2 on...

Wonders of anatomy lab

Wonders of anatomy lab


In medical school, I have almost every single class with all 230 of my classmates, and we’re always trooping from one place to another, all in a clutch like baby ducks. Most of us are using the free backpack we got at orientation, so you can tell groups of us...

Idea House will close Sunday

Idea House will close Sunday


If you haven’t toured the Idea House sponsored by Southern Living magazine, this weekend is your last chance. The house will be open to the public only until Sunday, Sept. 27. Located in the Cinnamon Shore residential development, it is one of two Idea Houses built for the magazine this...

Serving it up

Serving it up


From left, Debbie Bridge, Annette Casto, Barbara Behrens and Karen Murray serve up treats from a table sponsored by the Art Center for the Islands at ‘Port Aransas, It’s Our World,’ an Appreciation Day program put on by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Attendees sampled foods from...

‘Broken Up’ opens Friday night


The newest Port Aransas Community Theatre production will open tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 25. “Broken Up,” written by Nick Hall, is a comedic look at divorce, in three acts. Jay Olah and Jim Hagans will direct. Jessica Maurine Etheridge and Melissa Estrada will alternate playing Meg Owens who is divorcing her...

Walk the beach with a guide Friday

Walk the beach with a guide Friday


The shifting winds and currents of fall bring new treasures to the Mustang Island beaches. A walk with friends and a guide can help you sort them out. The monthly free, guided beach walk led by Shirley Fischer will start at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, under the purple...

Parrot Heads meet tonight


The Parrot Heads of Port Aransas will meet for a social hour tonight, Thursday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at Bernie’s Beach House, 730 Trout St. All members and those interested in the organization are welcome to attend. Parrot Heads will man the registration table at the Adopt-a-Beach Clean-up on...

Poets and spectators to mix it up


Poets and spectators alike are invited to a performance poetry competition at the Sand Slam on Friday, Sept. 25, at 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 three...

Celebrate Day of Play


Celebrating the National Day of Play on Saturday, Sept. 26, should be easy in Port Aransas. Three free events are scheduled throughout the day, allowing revelers to play all day. • Free Water Fun at the Community Pool, 700 Clark Parkway, will provide games and activities for all ages from...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

He is what we need

Suppose a man came up to you and told you that he was the answer to this life’s problems, as well as the entrance to the next life. Suppose he also told you that he was the nourishment that your spiritual well-being needed. As he continued, he also stated that...

Splish-splash!

Splish-splash!


A youngster gets her feet wet at the beach in Port Aransas recently. Fall weather is coming, but the Gulf waters remain warm enough even for the little ones.

High school offers dispatch and correctional programs


Port Aransas High School is finding new ways to provide educations for students interested in law enforcement careers. This school year, PAHS fired up new programs that provide training for students interested in becoming police dispatchers or prison correctional officers. If a student finishes 77 hours of correctional officer study...

Two guests featured at college info night


A college information night for Port Aransas High School seniors and their parents on Monday, Sept. 28, will feature two special guests from Texas A&M University. Monica Caylor, admissions counselor, and Vernonica Blanco, financial aid advisor for Texas A&M University at College Station, will be on hand at the event....

All the cool ‘stuff’

All the cool ‘stuff’


The Port Aransas High School Law Enforcement class gets a look at the new technology in one of the department’s SUV’s. Officer Michael Bustos, left, of the Port Aransas Police Department explains how the new computer communications system talks and gives verbal information as it is shown on the screen,...

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MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday French toast, sausage, juice Wednesday Cinnamon toast, applesauce, juice Thursday Breakfast bagel, fruit, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Mini corn dogs, baked beans, rosey apple sauce Tuesday Cheeseburgers, sandwich salad cup, tator tots, fruit Wednesday Chalupas, lettuce, tomato...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Honesty is the best policy

H.G. Olsen Elementary students are focusing on one character trait each month this school year. Honesty is the word for September. Through a variety of activities, students will demonstrate an understanding of honesty, truth, trust and fairness. Young children have vivid imaginations and are learning the difference between fantasy and...

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