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Wind power


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Can’t beat ’em? Hopson joins ’em

Jacksonville State Rep. Chuck Hopson’s recent switch from the Democrats to Republicans brings to mind a story Texas Tech Chancellor Kent Hance told from his...

‘Stalking’ Facebook trying to ‘get’ it

It’s like I’m a stalker. I watch. I follow. I never – well, almost never — say anything. But I’m a good stalker. I don’t...

Interim jobs keep officials busy on break

In last week’s article, I reported that the Texas House of Representatives has been issued interim study charges by Speaker Joe Straus. The recommendations that...

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.,...

The Strikers

The Strikers


The Strikers, sponsored by the Port Aransas Chamer of Commerce- Visitors’ Bureau, are from left in back coaches Michele Lorette and Joe Lamb and assistant coach Dana Jensen. From left...

PAHS girls cage Panthers

PAHS girls cage Panthers

Lady Marlins dominate Aransas Pass, improve to 8-0

There’s not much to complain about in a 66-28 win, but Lady Marlins Coach Stephanie Cowen said the girls could have done better on Nov. 23 against the Aransas Pass...

Dupnik, Phillips are all-tourney


Lady Marlins Katelin Dupnik and Rachael Phillips were named to the all-tournament team following the marlin Classic Tournament held Nov. 18-21 at Port Aransas high School.

BMS girls split two at Yorktown

BMS girls split two at Yorktown


Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins split seventh-grade and eighth-grade games at Yorktown on Monday, Nov. 30, but even the loss drew good remarks from Coach Javier Mendoza. The seventh-graders easily...

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...

2009-10 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


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

Marlins battle Bulldogs

Marlins battle Bulldogs

Port Aransas faces larger Orange Grove High School

The Marlins took on Orange Grove on Tuesday, Nov. 24, and played well despite coming out on the short end of a 74-48 score. The Bulldogs took a 17-7 lead...

Marlins fall to Orange Grove despite big fourth quarter rally

Marlins fall to Orange Grove despite big fourth quarter rally


The junior varsity Marlins rallied strongly in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to catch an Orange Grove team that went on to defeat the Marlins, 31-37, on Tuesday,...

Brundrett boys whip Yorktown

Brundrett boys whip Yorktown


The Brundrett Middle School Marlins traveled to Yorktown on Monday, Nov. 30, returning with double victories, including a lopsided win for the seventhgraders. The Marlins outscored the Bulldogs 22-0 in...

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 24 O. Grove JV: 31-37 V: 48-74 December 1 ST JV: 43-27 V: 47-40 3-5...


Wind power

Wind power


A man takes his wheeled kite for spin on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29, making full use of the breeze coming off the Gulf of Mexico onto Port Aransas and Mustang...

Boats on parade
The Greatest Generation
VFW drive helps those in need
Rudolph to visit Port Aransas tomorrow

Rudolph to visit Port Aransas tomorrow


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 be tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., at the Port Aransas...

Nominations for chamber due tomorrow


Prospective members of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau should turn in their “bids” to have their names put in nomination by tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 4. Volunteers for the board must be members in good standing (i.e., dues paid). Those interested in having their names considered for the ballot...

Rudolph in Port Aransas

Rudolph in Port Aransas


A single performance of the Express Children’s Theatre presentation of “Rudolph,” a Christmas musical, will be tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361. (See story this page.)

Christmas Shoppe open Saturday only

Christmas Shoppe open Saturday only


The Presbyterian Women of the Community Presbyterian Church are working like Christmas elves, making and gathering all manner of Christmas gourmet goodies, prizes for drawings, craft items, slightly used and silent auction items. The annual Christmas Shoppe will be open on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 8 a.m. to noon, in...

VFW Ladies’ Auxiliary officers, members installed


Port Aransas now has a Ladies’ Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8967. Interest in the group exceeded the number required to establish a chapter, and at a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 24, 24 new members and two transferees were installed. Future meetings will be held at the...

Student art reception is Sunday, Dec. 6


In lieu of First Friday, the annual Middle and High School Student Art Show Awards Reception is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. The reception will be held at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. Along with the art show and awards...

Book Club to meet Tuesday


There is still time enough to read the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club December selection. The club, open to the public, meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library, 710 W. Ave. A. The book to be discussed at the Dec. 8 meeting is...

Bazaar is set for Saturday


The Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Women’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be on Saturday, Dec. 5. From 9 a.m. until noon, shoppers may peruse the variety of Christmas treasures and gifts in the parish hall, at 433 Trojan Ave. Proceeds from the sale are donated to a variety of Port Aransas organizations and...

FOR THE BIRDS

FOR THE BIRDS

Thanksgiving Day parade of birds

One way to see a parade is to stay stationary and let the participants pass by you. Another way is to cruise past areas where the particular entrants are congregated and look for them. Most of the winter birds, at some point, will march past you, but to see certain...

Whoops!


Sheila Buckley was pictured at the groundbreaking for the Beach House at Cinnamon Shore. The photo appeared on Page 4B of the Nov. 26 edition.

Teen texting, social networking are topics

Teen texting, social networking are topics


In an effort to educate parents about technology available to their teenagers, a program on Teen Texting and Social Networking will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Parents of Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School students are invited to the program. It will begin at 6 p.m. in...

A learning spark

A learning spark


Supervised by Port Aransas High School teacher Randell Buttler, student Tyler Salg, left, welds a leg on a cooker grill during a welding class on Tuesday, Dec. 1. Salg, a junior, was wearing one of the 12 new welding helmets that was funded by a grant provided to the high...

Saying it with flowers

Saying it with flowers


Michael Mendoza, foreground, and his fellow third-grade students display poinsettias they made out of paper at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The exercise sprang from a class discussion of the meaning of the word “legend.” Teacher Cindy Drake’s class read a book called “The Legend of the...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

DECEMBER 7 - 11

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Biscuit and gravy, sausage, juice Wednesday Breakfast on a bun, juice Thursday French toast, sausage, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Turkey, sweet potatoes, bread/roll, fruit Tuesday Salisbury steak, rice and gravy, green beans,...

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 15


The annual Children’s Christmas Party will be Tuesday, Dec. 15. The party will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Holiday Forest at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. Port Aransas children up to age 12 are invited. Instant pictures of each child will be...

Fourth-grader a Distinguished Youth of Texas


Sierra Dawn Howe, a fourth-grade student at H.G. Olsen Elementary School, took first place in two competitions in the state finals of the Distinguished Youth of Texas program held Nov. 27-29 in San Antonio. Nine-year-old Sierra scored a victory against 109 girls in an interview competition in the Little Miss...

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