First responders have needs, but still in pretty good shape
Leaders of the pack

Leaders of the pack


Leaders of the pack Port Aransas High School cross-country runners led the pack off the starting line at the state...

Royalty
Farewell reception for Kovacs slated Monday

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Olson: Disagree without being disagreeable

Perhaps it takes a former American diplomat to raise the question: Why has our political discourse become so uncivil? Lyndon Olson, the popular former Waco...

Editorial

Seeing John Fucik named Citizen of the Year was one of those experiences that makes you feel good all over. He became the 21st recipient...

Marlins are champions

When you’re a big fish in a little pond, it’s easy to become cocky. Once you move into the open ocean and find you’re a...

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.,...

Ladies open with big win

Ladies open with big win

Bloomington handed 55-26 loss on Lady Marlin hardboards

The Lady Marlins opened their varsity basketball season on Tuesday, Nov. 10, with a 55-26 win at home over Bloomington. “It was an awesome opening night for us,” said Coach...

JV ladies gain experience

JV ladies gain experience


The Port Aransas JV Tournament was played over the weekend of Saturday, Nov. 14-Sunday, Nov. 15. The Lady Marlins’ first round game with Woodsboro was cancelled due a scheduling conflict...

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 See stories F-13 Odem Cancelled S-14 PA JV Tourney See stories T-17 IWA J V: 22-43 V: 55-26...

BMS ladies open with heartbreaker


A heartbreaking one-point loss to Pettus on Monday, Nov. 16, left the Brundrett Middle School eighth grade Lady Marlins with a 0-1 record but a determination to do better. “It...

2009-10 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time November M-16 Pettus See stories 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...

‘Classic’ kicks off season

‘Classic’ kicks off season

Homecoming is Friday night

Leather will hit the wood today, Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Marlin Classic kicks off three days of basketball. The centerpiece of the tournament will be the Port Aransas High...

2009 Marlin Classic

Thursday - Saturday Nov. 19 - 21

G – Denotes Girls’ games B – Denotes Boys’ games THURSDAY, NOV. 19 10:30 G – Port A vs. Kenedy 12:00 B – Bloomington vs. AP JV 1:30 G –...

Brundrett teams open with victories

Brundrett teams open with victories


The Brundrett Middle School Marlins went to Pettus on Monday, Nov. 16, returning home with two victories. The eighth-grade boys played an offensive game that ended up in a high...

2009-10 Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball Schedule


Date Opponent Time/Score November 17 Taft JV: 44-58 V: 39-55 19-21 Marlin Classic TBA 24 Orange Grove 5, 6:30P December 1 Skidmore Tynan 5, 6:30P 3-5 Scurry Rosser Tourney TBA...

8th in State

8th in State

Marlin cross-country team sets record PAHS team to rate state

The 2009 Port Aransas High School Marlin cross-country team has raised the bar. Not only did they earn the school’s first appearance at the state meet, they finished in eighth...

Schmitt

Schmitt

Arthur Joseph Schmitt of Port Aransas died on Veterans’ Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. He was 84. He was born to LD and Arthur Schmitt in Forth Worth on Valentine’s...

New activities coming to JELM

December will bring even more activities to the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries, and tickets are on sale now for another trip. Beginning Tuesday, Dec. 1, two tai chi classes will...

JELM Center November Calendar

Monday 8 a.m. Aerobics Pollock Center 10 a.m. Writer’s Workshop JELM Library 10:45 a.m. Line Dancing Practice session Pollock Center 12:30 p.m. Bridge JELM Library 7 p.m. Culture Club JELM...

Thanksgiving service set for Tuesday night

Give thanks with people of several faiths. The annual interdenominational Thanksgiving service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 100 N. Station St., at 6...

Church to host dinner

Port Aransans are invited to share a Thanksgiving meal Sunday, Nov. 22. The First Baptist Church will host the dinner at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave....


First responders have needs, but still in pretty good shape
Leaders of the pack

Leaders of the pack


Leaders of the pack Port Aransas High School cross-country runners led the pack off the starting line at the state cross-country meet in Round Rock on Saturday, Nov. 14. The...

Royalty
Farewell reception for Kovacs slated Monday
Little Chapel on the Hill tours planned

Little Chapel on the Hill tours planned


Two tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill are scheduled on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20 and 21, at 3 p.m. Reservations are required and should be made by visiting the Port Aransas Museum at the corner of Alister and Brundrett Streets, or calling 749-3800. Leave a name and...

Shopping party at museum is set for Friday


Support the Port Aransas Museum and do a little Christmas shopping. The museum will hold a fun Holiday Shopping Party in the gift shop tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Poinsettias, a drink consisting of champagne and cranberry juice, will be served. Several of the vendors who...

Gifts galore

Gifts galore


Port Aransas Museum docent coordinator Mary Hammond, left, and Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association president Nancy Phillips display some of the items that will be available for sale at the museum Holiday Shopping Party tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Deadline to order poinsettias is Friday


Don’t delay; tomorrow is the last day to order poinsettias in time for the Christmas season. The sale is a fundraiser for Project Graduation. Emily Phillips, chairman of the sale, said tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, is the last day to place orders for the poinsettias in six-inch pots. Cost is...

George Barnes memorial blood drive set for today


Give blood at the George Barnes memorial blood drive today, Thursday, Nov. 19. The Coastal Bend Blood Center mobile unit will be in Port Aransas at the Family Center IGA parking lot, 418 S. Alister St., from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The blood drive will honor the late George...

Roles open in comedy


The Port Aransas Community Theatre will hold open auditions for its upcoming production of Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 2:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. The play, a three-act farce directed by Peggy Olah, will open Feb. 11 and close March 20. Rehearsals...

Art to go on sale Saturday


If you’re thinking of giving art this Christmas, the Art Center for the Islands’ Third Saturday Sale is a great “shopportunity.” The sale will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 21, at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. More than 50 artists will offer from 10...

See a sci-fi horror film free Saturday


See a scary sc-fi flick for free this weekend. The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department will begin its winter movie series on Saturday, Nov. 21, with “Night of the Blood Beast,” a horror film starring Michael Emmet and Ed Nelson, made in 1958. It will be shown free of...

Recovered brown pelican removed from U.S. endangered species list

Recovered brown pelican removed from U.S. endangered species list


Take a look around the Port Aransas waterfront, and it might seem obvious that the brown pelican species is thriving. The big birds seem to be everywhere, — flying overhead, diving into the water for fish and standing sentry on jetties and channel markers. On Wednesday, Nov. 11, the federal...

POLICE BLOTTER

PORT ARANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

MONDAY, NOV. 9 10:37 a.m. • Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers took an injured person from the 6000 block of State Hwy. 361 to an area hospital. TUESDAY, NOV. 10 4:12 p.m. • A report of criminal trespass in the 200 block of North Station Street was taken. 4:47 p.m....

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Student council prepares students

Student council is an extracurricular activity in which students participate. Students in each grade can run to become a student council representative. Seventh and eighth-graders can run for officer positions such as president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. In the Brundrett Middle School student council, we hold fundraisers such as...

Howe selected as candidate


H.G. Olsen Elementary School fourth grader Sierra Howe has been selected as a candidate in the Distinguished Youth of Texas Scholarship and Recognition Program to be held Nov. 27-29 in San Antonio. Two students will be chosen to receive a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond in the event, to be held...

PAISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES

REGULAR MEETINGS 6 P.M., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009-- ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

I. CALL TO ORDER A. Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance II. COMMENTS A. Public Comments B. Board of Trustee’s Acknowledgements III. PRESENTATIONS/INFORMATION IV. REPORTS A. Business Reports 1. Current Facility Projects Updates 2. October 2009 Expenditures B. Superintendent’s Reports 1. Enrollment and Attendance 2. Truancy Report 3. NCLB...

Bake sale to raise funds for D.C. trip


Brundrett Middle School eighth graders will sell Christmas cards and baked goods on Saturday, Nov. 21, to raise money for a trip to Washington D.C. The sale, at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until they are sold out. Fifteen students...

Rudolph is coming!


It must be almost Christmas because Rudolph is coming to Port Aransas. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Texas Commission on the Arts to bring the Express Children’s Theatre presentation of “Rudolph,” a Christmas musical. A single performance will...

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

Second six weeks

H.G. OLSEN ELEMENTARY A HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Jamie Barr, Robert Garlough, Jadyn Clark, Tony Johnson, Conner Kreutziger, Chace Meek, Molly Moats, Hunter Passmore, Jacob Rubio, Caitlin Shannon, Cole Smith, Pablito Snow, Jerry Templeton, Tres Walker, Mason Barwise, Hailey Bowen, Kai Kidd, Morgan Kite, Matt Millard, Daniell Oxborrow, Zach Parker,...

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