Fall for the ARK

Dinner, auction, music and more to benefit rehabilitation facility

The animals will thank you. Enjoy a catered dinner, live music and auctions, all while raising money at the first...

Frightful faces

Frightful faces


Karen Collins, left, and Jeanice Martin wait with some of their jack-o-lantern friends for trick-or-treaters in the driveway of Martin’s...

Affordable housing?

Code changes under study by city may make it possible

Whether you’re a Port Aransas property owner struggling to make ends meet, or you’re a local renter trying to find...

Ceremony is Wednesday to honor those who served


The annual Veterans’ Day program in Port Aransas is patriotism at its best. Veterans of various military branches and wars...

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Armstrong, Sansom are due credit for acquisition of ranch

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is honoring Bob Armstrong and Andrew Sansom for their critical roles in Texas acquiring what is now the Big...

Join the fun honoring Citizen of Year

Thanks to a push by Lisa Shelton, we have been compiling a list of nonprofit organizations in Port Aransas. We started the list last year,...

Selecting judges is under review

It is the regular practice of the Texas House of Representatives for its standing committees to review and consider issues that could eventually become legislation....

Island Agenda


DAILY   • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Sundays and Mondays for open swim, 1- 2...

E is for ‘experience’

E is for ‘experience’

And the Lady Marlins have it

When the Lady Marlins’ opponents step on court, they’ll be looking into the faces of experience. Five seniors make up the Lady Marlins varsity roster, and the remaining four are...

Brundrett runners compete at district

Brundrett runners compete at district


A shortage of runners kept the Brundrett Middle School cross-country team from being a contender for the district championship. The meet was held Wednesday, Oct. 28, after being rained out...

High school runners are district champs

High school runners are district champs


The junior varsity Marlin and Lady Marlin cross-country teams cleaned up at district, completing a sweep by Port Aransas High School of the championships on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The varsity...

Brundrett Middle School Port Aransas HIgh School Cross-Country Schedule


NOVEMBER 7 Regional HS (Brooks City Base) 14 State Round Rock HS (Old Settlers Park) HS Coach: Steve Reaves MS Coach: Javier Mendoza

Yarbrough sisters spur championship

Yarbrough sisters spur championship

They’re Port Aransas products

Annapolis Christian Academy senior Kelsea Yarbrough, and her freshman sister Cathryn, both of Port Aransas, helped bring home the Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship Division II State Championship last weekend in...

‘Just for fun’ tennis tourney set


Perfect fall weather conditions are expected for the monthly round robin tennis tournament on Saturday, Nov. 7. The informal “just for fun” tournament will kick off with sign up at...

First buck

First buck


Cooper Sowers, 10, of Port Aransas, shot his first buck on Saturday, Oct. 31, on his grandfather’s lease near San Angelo. He bagged this 10-pointer hunting with his grandfather, Doug...


Fall for the ARK

Dinner, auction, music and more to benefit rehabilitation facility

The animals will thank you. Enjoy a catered dinner, live music and auctions, all while raising money at the first Fall for the ARK. The fundraiser for the Animal Rehabilitation...

Frightful faces

Frightful faces


Karen Collins, left, and Jeanice Martin wait with some of their jack-o-lantern friends for trick-or-treaters in the driveway of Martin’s Channel Vista neighborhood home on Halloween night. For more Halloween...

Affordable housing?

Code changes under study by city may make it possible

Whether you’re a Port Aransas property owner struggling to make ends meet, or you’re a local renter trying to find a new home with lower rent, city hall might have...

Ceremony is Wednesday to honor those who served


The annual Veterans’ Day program in Port Aransas is patriotism at its best. Veterans of various military branches and wars will be honored on Wednesday, Nov. 11, beginning at 10:30...

Rotary Club to post flags

Rotary Club to post flags


In honor of Veterans’ Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, the Port Aransas Rotary Club will again post 125 flags around the community at homes and businesses of subscribers to its flag fundraiser program. The project, spearheaded by Rotarian and veteran Francis Stokes, helps fund Rotary projects and scholarships for the community...

First Friday art theme is musical


“The Music in Me” is the theme at the Art Center for the Islands’ First Friday reception on Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. The November exhibit is an all-member show. The artists will produce work interpreting the theme and present...

Museum lecture to discuss 1919 storm and aftermath


The Port Aransas Museum has scheduled a 2010 Historical Lecture Series, with plans for it to be an annual winter series. The inaugural lecture will be on Monday, Nov. 9. Wine and cheese will be served at the museum at 7 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 8 p.m...

Food drive is Friday


Help the Port Aransas Rotary Club lend a helping hand to the Port Aransas Food Pantry. The club’s annual food drive will be tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donations will benefit the food pantry, housed at the Community Presbyterian Church. The pantry assists lowincome...

GED registration begins Friday


If you want to earn a GED, tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 6, is the day to register. The Adult Education and Literacy program at the Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., will begin accepting applications for a new General Education Development and Adult Literacy program beginning in mid-November. The GED...

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

Water, ‘dragons’ and birds

It’s certainly a treat to have water back in Paradise Pond. No, there’s not much water, but for those who have seen the Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond basically dry since the later part of April 2008, any amount of water is pure pleasure. Some visitors are shocked to...

Commercial yard

Commercial yard


The Port Aransas Garden Club has chosen Saint Joseph Catholic Church located at 100 N. Station as October’s commercial yard of the month. Pictured here in the garden is Father John Xaviour, left, Sherry Bream, Cecila Fox, Jane Krone and Joe Bream. The garden features a new bell tower, a...

UTMSI director to be recognized for ‘Science and the Sea’ program


Dr. Lee Fuiman, director of The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute, has been named one of the winners of the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation’s prestigious environmental awards for 2009. Fuiman’s award is specifically for development of the weekly radio program “Science and the Sea,” which he instituted...

Good idea to recycle energy-saving bulbs


Increasingly popular compact fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury, but state and federal laws permit Port Aransans to dispose of them in the regular trash when they burn out, City Manager Michael Kovacs said. In addition, the energy-saving bulbs, also known as CFLs, may be recycled at Home Depots in Corpus...

Anatomy lab puts students in place

Anatomy lab puts students in place


Sometimes in anatomy lab, I felt that I saw myself in the cadaver. It was curious. It began when I saw the fossa ovale, a smooth spot on the inner wall of the heart that marks where a hole shunted blood past my cadaver’s lungs before she was born. It’s...

Project Graduation kick-off is Monday at BMS cafeteria

Project Graduation kick-off is Monday at BMS cafeteria


Parents of Port Aransas High School juniors and seniors are urged to attend the kick-off meeting for Project Graduation on Monday, Nov. 9. It will be at 6:30 p.m. in the Brundrett Middle School cafeteria. Project Graduation is a chemical free activity for students on the night of graduation, a...

Monster moves

Monster moves


Coltan Marcantel, center, in red, leads a group of fellow Port Aransas High School dancers as they perform A Halloween Musical Show on Friday, Oct. 30, at PAHS.The students performed classic songs like Thriller, Rock Your Body and Monster Mash.

Sewing fair is Nov. 16

Sewing fair is Nov. 16


The Port Aransas High School sewing class will hold a Sewing Fair on Monday, Nov. 16, in the high school library from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Proceeds from the fair will be used to purchase more material and sewing supplies for the class. Students have made toddler hats, doll...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Today’s libraries are multifaceted

Today, libraries have many different functions. At different times throughout the day, young people are reading, using the computers, working on class projects and so much more. The elementary students love to go to the library to check out books. The younger students read one to three books a week....

A bunch of characters

A bunch of characters


Port Aransas High School theater arts students Jessica Etheridge, from left, Shannon Stephenson, Donna Glen, April Sutter and Mitchel Byrd traveled in costume to the Texas Rennaissance Festival in Plantersville on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

NHS inductees

NHS inductees


Port Aransas High School students inducted into the National Honor Society during ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 29, were, front row, from left, Reba Armanovs, Kalani Balcom, Sabah Sayed, Kelsey Abel, Brent Ross, Kelsey Cartwright, Marina Milligan and Judy Wright; back row, from left: Lily Cartwright, Cody Angel, Mac Owens, Clark...

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