Citizen of Year to be named at banquet tonight


The 2009 Citizen of the Year will be named tonight, Thursday, Nov. 12, during the annual Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau...

‘State’ of mind

High tides, wave action may beat back red tide


Biologists say they’re hoping a red tide bloom that’s been clinging to Mustang and Padre island beaches the past few...

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‘Junk science’ on trial before Senate committee

With almost as much tension and drama as a death penalty court case, plus some politics, the Texas Senate’s Criminal Justice Committee on Tuesday, Nov....

Editorial

The response to news of City Manager Michael Kovacs’ resignation wasn’t as much surprise as disappointment. We knew it was inevitable. The question was when,...

It’s time for a woman in White House

Early in my career, in another community, the newly hired police chief told me that if he had any unsavory news to report, he would...

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 p.m.,...

2009-10 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule

2009-10 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time November M-16 Pettus 4PM F&S – 20&21 IWA Tourney (B) M-30 Yorktown 4PM December M-7 Falls City 4P M-14 Woodsboro 4:30PM January Th-7 St. James 4:30PM Th-14...

2009-10 Lady Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball Schedule


Date Opp Time/Score November T-10 Bloomington JV19-25;V 55-26 Th-12 PA JV Tourney TBA F-13 Odem V 5 S-14 PA JV Girls Tourney TBA T-17 IWA JV/V 5P Th-S 19-21 Marlin...

State bound!

State bound!

Marlins clinch berth at state cross-country meet

The Marlins dug deep and pulled out a state-qualifying finish at the regional cross-country meet in San Antonio at Brooks City Base on Saturday, Nov. 7. They will compete for...

Port Aransas HIgh School Cross-Country Schedule


NOVEMBER 14 State Round Rock HS (Old Settlers Park) HS Coach: Steve Reaves

Marlins set to do ‘big stuff’

Marlins set to do ‘big stuff’

‘It will be Bang! Bang! Pass! Pass!’

It may be trite, but it just may be true: Third time’s the charm. The practical application of that cliché is the Port Aransas High School Marlins. It’s their third...

Practicing hard

Practicing hard


Tanner Merrill goes up for a lay-up while fellow Port Aransas High School Marlin Nick Benavidez, right, moves the ball along during a practice at Doyle Marek Gym on Thursday,...

2009-10 Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball Schedule


Date Opponent Time/Score November 13 Scrimmage 5P 17 Taft 5, 6:30P 19-21 Marlin Classic TBA 24 Orange Grove 5, 6:30P December 1 Skidmore Tynan 5, 6:30P 3-5 Scurry Rosser Tourney...

Hunter, indeed

Hunter, indeed


Hunter Marabito, 11, of Port Aransas and Austin, shot this nine-point buck at his Hill Country property just outside Austin on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Hodges

Hodges

Captain Charles Franklin Hodges Sr., 74, of Port Aransas, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. Hodges was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Corpus Christi, to Frank Hodges to Frank Hodges and...


Citizen of Year to be named at banquet tonight


The 2009 Citizen of the Year will be named tonight, Thursday, Nov. 12, during the annual Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau banquet. The presentation will be followed with entertainment by the...

‘State’ of mind

High tides, wave action may beat back red tide


Biologists say they’re hoping a red tide bloom that’s been clinging to Mustang and Padre island beaches the past few weeks has peaked. However, Hurricane Ida’s effect has been to...

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Recycle junk and swap stuff Saturday

Recycle junk and swap stuff Saturday


Dispose of all your electronics and computer equipment properly, and for free, at Keep Port Aransas Beautiful’s Recycles Day. Collection is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion in Roberts Point Park. The annual event features a plant swap, book swap,...

All about the ARK

All about the ARK


Friends of the ARK raised about $14,500 for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, or ARK, at the Fall for the Ark event on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Civic Center. The take was down “significantly” from previous ARK fundraisers, probably due to the economy, according to Lee Harrison, a director of...

Sewing Fair to benefit sewing class


Do a little holiday shopping and help support some high school students. 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...

Project grad bake sale set


A bake sale, benefiting Project Graduation, is scheduled at the Family Center IGA on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. until they are sold out. Donations of baked goods may be dropped off at the sale prior to 8 a.m. Project Graduation raises funds annually for a party, given for...

Garage sale to benefit school


The Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School benefit garage sale is Saturday, Nov. 14. The sale will be held in the church parish hall, 433 Trojan Ave., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Plenty of kids’ stuff will be available at bargain prices, along with some furniture, household and miscellaneous other items. Coffee...

Try beach yoga for free


If you’ve been yearning to try something new, why not yoga? Nancy Myers will instruct a free Yoga on the Beach class, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, next to the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. The public is invited to attend the class...

Foyer makeover approved


The Port Aransas City Council has approved contributing $10,000 to a project to give the foyer of the Civic Center a make-over. The council OK’d the measure in a 5-0 vote during a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5. Council members Glenda Balentine and Keith Donley were absent. With help from...

Historically speaking

Historically speaking


Appearing at the Port Aransas Community Center on Monday, Nov. 9, Jim Moloney talks to a group of about 80 people about the 1919 storm that ravaged the Coastal Bend. In the background is a projected photo of a storm surge surrounding a Corpus Christi building. Murphy Givens, a Corpus...

Homecoming is amid Marlin Classic


A steady diet of basketball will be dished out in Port Aransas at the annual Marlin Classic Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 19-21. In addition to a full serving of basketball, Port Aransas High School will hold its homecoming on Friday, Nov. 20, at the end of the Marlin game. Marlin...

Carolers Afloat and ‘Rudolph’ slated


The Christmas season in Port Aransas will get started with a bang on Dec. 4 and 5. Rudolph, a presentation by the Children’s Express Theater in Houston, will kick off the season with a one-night-only performance on Friday, Dec. 4. The annual Carolers Afloat and Lighted Boat Parade will follow...

Sharing the wealth

Sharing the wealth


A summer of giving tours of the Southern Living Idea House at Cinnamon Shore paid off for the Port Aransas Education Foundation. Principles, including Jeff Lamkin, left, with the subdivision presented the foundation’s share — $22,500 — from admission fees at a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 6, in front of...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Team sports could be for everyone

Sports: the great proving ground of athletic ability and character. With basketball season on the horizon many Marlin fans are beginning to wonder which players will step up as leaders and, ultimately, how the teams will come together to compete successfully. What a great time of year! My hat is...

Big wheels

Big wheels


Fourth grader Gabi Hanmore and second grader Brandon Maldonado show the new bicycles they received as prizes for selling the most merchandise in a recent PTO fundraiser for H.G. Olsen Elementary School. The two posed for a photo as a student assembly wrapped up at the school gym on Friday,...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

NOVEMBER 16 - 20

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Cinnamon & raisin biscuit, sausage, juice Wednesday Nutri Grain bar, fruit, juice Thursday Breakfast pizza, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Crispitos, refried beans, fruit Tuesday Pizza, seasoned corn, fruit Wednesday Thanksgiving feast Thursday...

Embracing gratitude

Embracing gratitude


My hands are shaking as I delete her e-mail address from the book club list. She won’t get our e-mails anymore. She will never read a book with us again. She will not sit and discuss her favorite part or shyly admit that she had not finished the book. Again....

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