Barnyard friends
Wind as power source aired

Season of sharing: Food, toys needed


Toy Roundup While you’re out Christmas shopping, don’t forget the 12th annual Emergency Services Toy Roundup. The collection of toys...

Queen crowned

Queen crowned


Port Aransas High School senior Emily Scott gets her crown adjusted by her escort, Tanner Merrill, after being crowned following...

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White may switch which race he’s in

Even though rumors have continued that Houston Mayor Bill White may shift his election goal from the U.S. Senate to governor, White said Friday that’s...

Editorial

The citizens of Rockport and Pflugerville should be up in arms over a suit their city councils have filed in an effort to take the...

Time for giving thanks, giving

The “holidays,” which refer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, are upon us. Both are times of giving: Giving thanks and giving gifts. Both can be times...

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.,...

Lady Marlins claim Classic title

Lady Marlins claim Classic title

CHAMPIONSHIP PUTS RECORD AT 6-0

Port Aransas’ Lady Marlins emerged at the top of the heap from last week’s Marlin Classic Tournament held in Port Aransas, with a 4-0 tournament record. Banquete took second place...

GAME AT A GLANCE

GAME AT A GLANCE

Lady Marlin Varsity vs. IWA

Scoring by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F PA 4 6 6 6 22 IWA 8 10 11 14 43 Leading Scorers: Missy Gilbreath, 8; Anna Roberson, 6; Brenna Martin,...

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 S F-13 Odem Cancelled S-14 PA JV Tourney T-17 IWA J V: 22-43 V: 55-26 Th-S 19-21 Marlin...

Marlins take second in Classic

Marlins take second in Classic


Another exciting Marlin Classic Tournament is over, with the boys coming in second only to perennial powerhouse Moulton, after losing a tough game Saturday, 50-60. The Marlins started off strong,...

BMS Marlins take game on road

BMS Marlins take game on road


The Brundrett Middle School Marlins went to Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 20-21, with both eighth-graders and seventh-graders playing in the IWA Tournament. It...

GAME AT A GLANCE

Marlin JV vs. Taft JV

Tuesday, Nov. 17 PA 44 THS 58 Scoring: Matt Fries, 10; Chase Chambers, 10; John Amundsen, 8; Caleb Rogers, 6; Zach Cleveland, 4; Chris Eggleston, 2; Ryan Minor, 2; Austin...

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 2nd Place See story 24 Orange Grove 5, 6:30P December 1 Skidmore Tynan 5, 6:30P 3-5 Scurry...

2009-10 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


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

The Tiger Sharks

The Tiger Sharks


The Tiger Sharks, sponsored by Shark Reef Resort, are, from left in back, coach Kimberly Forsberg, Zach Parker, Hannah Waters, McKenzie Krott, Daniel Forsberg, assistant coach Jon Forsberg, in front...

The Barracudas

The Barracudas


The Barracudas, sponsored by Island Construction, are from left in back, assistant coach Wendy Moore, Michael May, Sailor Arnold, Maddie Garlough, Hailey Clark, in front from left, Morgan Kite, Cole...

Gilluly

George T. Gilluly , of Fredericksburg and a former resident of Port Aransas, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at the age of 94. Gilluly is survived by his wife, Ruth...

Cline

Cline

Mimi Cline of Boerne and Port Aransas died on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009. Cline is survived by her husband of 31 years, James Cline; her mother, Betty Kohl, of Aurora...

Weekley

Weekley

W.B. “Bill” Weekley, of Kyote, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in San Antonio, at the age of 82. He was the father of Mary (Tom) McDonnell of Port Aransas. Weekley...


Barnyard friends
Wind as power source aired

Season of sharing: Food, toys needed


Toy Roundup While you’re out Christmas shopping, don’t forget the 12th annual Emergency Services Toy Roundup. The collection of toys began on Friday, Nov. 13, and will continue through Friday,...

Queen crowned

Queen crowned


Port Aransas High School senior Emily Scott gets her crown adjusted by her escort, Tanner Merrill, after being crowned following the Marlin game on Friday, Nov. 20. See Page 9A...

Walk off the turkey with friends Friday

Walk off the turkey with friends Friday


Get out of the house, walk off those extra calories and learn something new about the beach. The monthly free, guided beach walk, led by Shirley Fischer, will start at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, under the purple flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. Sponsored by the City of...

Appreciation reception

Appreciation reception


Outgoing City Manager Michael Kovacs, third from left, was honored at a reception on Monday, Nov. 23, at the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau. Kovacs has resigned the position he’s held since December 2004 to take the assistant city manager position in Park City, Utah. Among well-wishers were, from...

Docents raising funds for museum with a drawing for dinner for six


Port Aransas Museum docents will sell tickets for a drawing for a dinner for six at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, Dec. 19 and Jan. 23. The dinner will be prepared for either immediate serving or for...

KPAB sets yule party for Tuesday


Members of Keep Port Aransas Beautiful will gather for their annual Christmas party on Tuesday, Dec. 1. All are welcome to jon the party at the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister, at 6 pm. Bring an inexpensive, family-friendly, white elephant gift for the bingo exchange. (Winners can ‘steal’...

Friends of the Library to elect officers


The Friends of the Library will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Bill Ellis Memorial Library meeting room, 710 W. Ave. A. Officers will be elected, a membership drive will be discussed and the library will be decorated for the holidays. Volunteers to help at the...

City approves golf cart licenses

City approves golf cart licenses


Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, Port Aransas City Council members found themselves in the driver’s seat on issues ranging from golf cart registration to the need for a new fire truck expected to cost nearly $1 million. The council voted to authorize City Manager Michael Kovacs to purchase an aerial...

A community effort

A community effort


Mike Hall, co-owner of Family Center IGA, from left, with IGA employees Jesse Rodriguez and Chris Morales, Helping Hands Food Pantry director Vernett Safford and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8967 commander Johnny Martin Mathews unload several truckloads of turkeys at the food pantry for Thanksgiving dinner baskets. With the...

Memorial blood drive

Memorial blood drive


The first annual George Barnes memorial blood drive was held at the Family Center IGA on Thursday, Nov.19. Greg Villasana, left, takes a turn as a technician from The Coastal Bend Blood Center prepares to take blood. Below, Elvia Tamayo, Tracey Gaines, Barbara Collins and Angie Collins were showing their...

Leveling the playing field

Leveling the playing field


Crews from Newport Dunes Golf Course and Island Construction removed grass from the infield areas of the Little League baseball field at Port Aransas Community Park on Thursday, Nov. 19. The infield areas of the little league and senior league fields will be scraped, leveled and resodded to provide a...

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

Overdue rain is welcome

Finally, a real rain event came to our entire area. The north end of Mustang Island received just over 7.8 inches of rain in approximately 26 hours. Other areas had higher totals, and this rain was widespread enough to have benefited the entire Coastal Bend. The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge...

H.G. Olsen parents to meet Dec. 2

H.G. Olsen parents to meet Dec. 2


Parents and grandparents of pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students are invited to participate in a support group focused on helping young children succeed in school. The Positive Parent Support series will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the H.G. Olsen Elementary School counselor’s office, from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. The topic...

Homecoming queen and her court

Homecoming queen and her court


Port Aransas High School senior Emily Scott, third from left, was crowned homecoming queen for 2009 by last year’s queen, Hannah Jones, left, during ceremonies Friday, Nov. 20. Other members of the court were, from left, Jones and her escort Kevin Sikes; Scott and her escort Tanner Merrill; senior duchess...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Keys to success in basketball

Marlin basketball is a living, growing, rich tradition of success. In the 30 years that Marlin basketball has been part of the landscape, we have seen some amazing accomplishments, witnessed great plays and players. Each year, we look forward to the many plays that we will see and experience. The...

DeWitt is new hire for tennis, special ed

DeWitt is new hire for tennis, special ed


Port Aransas ISD trustees, at a meeting Thursday, Nov. 19, to employ Dr. Larry M. DeWitt d to replace Evonne Valle Name: Dr. Larry Michael DeWitt, Ed.D. Teaching assignments: Special education/English and math and head tennis coach Former city and school district (or former position at PAISD): Friendswood, Texas and...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

NOV. 30 - DEC. 4

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS BREAKFAST Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Pancake, sausage, juice Wednesday Pig in the blanket, juice Thursday Breakfast bagel, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Mini corn dogs, baked beans, rosey apple sauce Tuesday Cheeseburger, sandwich salad cup, tater tots, fruit...

Cost of wind power too much for PAISD


Port Aransas school trustees seemed disinclined at their Thursday, Nov. 19, meeting to pursue the idea of wind turbine generated electricity for schools, citing the cost of putting up the turbines and Port Aransas ordinances prohibiting them. (At the same time, city council members were discussing changing city ordinances to...

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