Search is on for city manager


As of Thursday, Dec. 3 – eight days after Port Aransas City Hall began placing want ads for a new...

Santa comes to town in island style — on a boat!

Santa comes to town in island style — on a boat!


Santa Claus appears to be in good spirits as he arrives at the Fred Rhodes Pavilion at the conclusion of...

Christmas drives coming up short

VFW has more to serve with less

It has not been a prosperous year for many families in Port Aransas, and Christmas is when it hits hardest....

Toy Roundup outlook is grim


This is a critical week for the Emergency Services Toy Roundup, and chairman Kristin Barton says “It is very bleak.”...

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‘White’ Christmas for state Democrats


In endorsing Houston Mayor Bill White for the Democratic nomination for governor, Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell said it’s time to end Texas’ long Democratic drought....

Give yourself the joy of giving


Who doesn’t appreciate a good deal, whether it’s for a car, an appliance, a boat or the sweetest fishing rod you’ve ever seen? If you’re...

Committees keep busy


This is the third and final entry in a series of articles on the interim study charges issued to the Texas House of Representatives by...

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.,...

Third place finish ‘good’ for team

Third place finish ‘good’ for team

Valuable experience gained in Granger tourney

The Lady Marlins’ record is no longer perfect, but Coach Stephanie Cowen said after the ladies’ first loss at the Granger tournament last week, the tournament was good for the...

GAME AT A GLANCE


Lady Marlin Varsity Vs. Taft Tuesday, Dec. 1 Scoring by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F PA 2 0 1 6 9 THS 5 4 2 8 19 Leading Scorers:...

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...

BMS Ladies split with Falls City

BMS Ladies split with Falls City


The Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins split a pair of games in Falls City on Monday, Dec. 7, with the seventh-grade girls winning and the eighth-graders dropping a game. Seventh-graders...

Marlins face play-off teams

Marlins face play-off teams


Port Aransas’ Marlins went far afield for their second tournament of the year Dec. 3-5, journeying to Rosser, southeast of Dallas, for the Scurry-Rosser Tournament. The boys came away with...

GAME AT A GLANCE


Marlin Varsity Vs. Skidmore-Tynan Tuesday, Dec 1 Scoring by Quarters 1 2 3 4 F PA 10 14 11 8 43 ST 7 5 5 10 27 Scoring: Chase Gustafson,...

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...

BMS men go toe-to-toe with FC

BMS men go toe-to-toe with FC


BMS men The Brundrett Middle School boys played a pair of close games in Falls City on Monday, Dec. 7, winning one and losing one. The seventh-grade Marlins played a...

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 See stories M-14 Woodsboro 4:30PM January Th-7 St. James 4:30PM Th-14 Pettus...

First deer

First deer


Hanna Wieboldt, 10, of Port Aransas, shot her first deer, an eight-point buck, with her first shot, on Saturday, Dec. 5. She was hunting with her stepfather, William Ulch of...

Delaplain

Delaplain

Diane Marie Delaplain, 43, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 in Aransas Pass. She was born July 19, 1966 to Don and Gloria Delaplain in San Antonio. She graduated in 1984...


Search is on for city manager


As of Thursday, Dec. 3 – eight days after Port Aransas City Hall began placing want ads for a new city manager – some 29 candidates had applied for the...

Santa comes to town in island style — on a boat!

Santa comes to town in island style — on a boat!


Santa Claus appears to be in good spirits as he arrives at the Fred Rhodes Pavilion at the conclusion of the Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 6. The jolly...

Christmas drives coming up short

VFW has more to serve with less

It has not been a prosperous year for many families in Port Aransas, and Christmas is when it hits hardest. The Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Care and Share food...

Toy Roundup outlook is grim


This is a critical week for the Emergency Services Toy Roundup, and chairman Kristin Barton says “It is very bleak.” There are usually about 120 kids to be served by...

Port Aransas Community Theatre will present ‘Christmas Review’ this weekend

Port Aransas Community Theatre will present ‘Christmas Review’ this weekend


Get in the spirit of the season at the Port Aransas Community Theatre this weekend. PACT will present its annual Christmas Review tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be on Sunday Dec. 13, at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person...

Christmas rehearsal

Christmas rehearsal


Lucie Shaw, from left, Chase Shelton and Phoebe Shelton listen as Jim Riley reads the ‘Tiniest Reindeer,’ in rehearsal for the Port Aransas Comunity Theater Christmas Review on Sunday, Dec. 6. Blake Smaridge examines a present under the tree. Three performances of the Christmas Review will be given this weekend,...

Waffle sales to benefit student trip


Buying a waffle will help send a Port Aransas kid to Washington D.C. Brundrett Middle School eighth graders will hold a waffle breakfast at the Olsen Elementary School cafeteria as a fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 13. The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $5...

WIC to visit Port Aransas Monday


Representatives from the WIC Women, Infants and Children) nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, Dec. 14. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Family Center IGA parking lot, 416 S. Alister St. For questions or an appointment, call (361) 767-7777....

Lights contest is on!


If cruising around town looking at Christmas lights is one of your traditions, next week is the time to do it. The judging for the Port Aransas Garden Club’s annual Christmas lights contest, “Christmas in PA-radise” continues from Monday, Dec. 14 through Monday, Dec. 21. First and second places will...

Try on some beach yoga Saturday


Take a break and relieve some holiday stress this Saturday. Nancy Myers will instruct a free Yoga on the Beach class, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, next to the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. The public is invited to attend the class, which...

P.A. Movie Time flick to feature Sherlock Holmes


Get a thrill and some free popcorn at P.A. Movie Time on Saturday, Dec. 12. “A Study in Scarlet” is a Sherlock Holmes mystery/thriller made in 1933, starring Reginald Owen and Warburton Gamble. The free movie will be shown in the City Council Chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. Doors open...

Beach permits now available for 2010 year


The new beach parking permits are now available at Port Aransas City Hall. The permit comes in the form of a sticker to be affixed to vehicle windshields. While 2009’s permits were turquoise in color, the 2010 permits are maroon. The new permits, good for the entire calendar year of...

Goodbye, Michael

Goodbye, Michael


Surrounded by Port Aransas city staff, City Manager Michael Kovacs displays a plaque and pin that staff gave him on his last day at city hall on Friday, Dec. 4. Kovacs has taken a job as assistant city manager at Park City, Utah. Kovacs was city manager in Port Aransas...

Baking pans bring back warm memories

Baking pans bring back warm memories


As children, we are filled with the wonder of the holidays. The decorations are put up inside and outside the home. The music fills the air at home, in the car and in the stores. I remember the three of us (my brother, my sister, and I) looking through a...

Homemade Christmas cards

Homemade Christmas cards


Brundrett Middle School eighth graders are selling Christmas cards they created as a fundraiser to finance an educational trip to Washington D.C. in summer 2010. From left are Morgan Milligan, Vivian Frank, Savannah Ortiz, Tori Bradley and Marian Smith. The cards will be available at a waffle breakfast the students...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Just a ‘short’ faculty meeting

It’s Monday morning and the fifth graders begin the morning pledges, menu, and birthdays and then it’s time for my announcements. “Teachers, we will have a short faculty meeting on Wednesday after school in the science lab. I just need to go over a couple of things.” On Monday morning...

Children’s Christmas Party is Tuesday


The jolly man himself will be in Port Aransas on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The annual Children’s Christmas 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...

School’s out early

School’s out early


Brundrett Middle School students climb aboard a bus as school lets out early on Friday, Dec. 4. All three schools in the Port Aransas Independent School District released students a few hours early due to the rainy, icy weather that struck that day.

SCHOOL MENUS

DECEMBER 14 - 18

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Breakfast pizza, juice Wednesday Cinnamon toast, juice Thursday Waffles, sausage, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Crispitos, pinto beans, tossed salad, fruit Tuesday Hot dogs, with or w/out chili, baked beans, fruit Wednesday Chicken...

School board to talk sports


School trustees will hear tonight, Thursday, Dec. 10, an update on what coaches expect to do with the Port Aransas ISD athletic program. Athletic Director Steve Reaves said there’s nothing startling in the update. “We’re focusing on what we’re doing in the schools,” Reaves said. He said that focus is...

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