Time running out for Christmas drives

Last day to donate toys is tomorrow

The Emergency Services Toy Roundup has had an increase in donations over the past week. “Things are looking up,” said...

Donation of food down from last year


The rush is on for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Care and Share food drive. VFW Post 8967 collects...

Seeing stars

Seeing stars


Port Aransas High School welding students recently created three large, star-shaped metal decorations for public Christmas displays. The students included,...

Neblett tapped for term on state windstorm board

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Kinky the kowboy for what this time?

He hasn’t actually filed for office — yet. But humorist/author Kinky Friedman says with Houston Mayor Bill White in the Democratic race for governor, the...

New letters deadline — with a catch

Rules are a real pain, especially if you’re the one making them. You make rules, you have to enforce them. We have rules here at...

Tis the season for giving

The holiday season is here and many of us are looking forward to a Christmas spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, there are many in...

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 sweep tourney

Lady Marlins sweep tourney

Four wins push record to 15-2

In three days – Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 10-12 – the Lady Marlins improved their overall court record from 10-2 to 15-2, taking all five of their games at the...

Going tough for Marlins in Ingleside

Going tough for Marlins in Ingleside


The Marlins had a tough weekend. The boys went to Ingleside for a tournament and ended losing all four games. “Poor shooting and turnovers have hampered our success,” coach Paul...

Seventh grade scores win

Seventh grade scores win

Eighth grade takes it on the chin

The Brundrett Middle School seventhgrade girls on Monday, Dec. 14, gave their Woodsboro counterparts a bad shaking-up, 31-2, but the eighth-graders didn’t fare as well, losing 28-36. The seventh-grade Lady...

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 pluck Eagles, 45-16

Marlins pluck Eagles, 45-16


Nine different players put points in the scoring column on Monday, Dec. 14, as the Brundrett Middle School Marlins handed the Woodsboro Junior High Eagles a 45-16 defeat. Paul Boyles...

JV Marlins stop Faith Academy


The Marlins junior varsity put away Victoria’s Faith Academy on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 55-40. The JV Marlins came out swinging, running up a 15-8 lead in the first quarter and...

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...

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...

JOE LORIN LAMB

JOE LORIN LAMB

Joe Lorin Lamb, age 47, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, at Park Plaza Hospital while attending a business conference in Houston. Joe was born May 16, 1962,...


Time running out for Christmas drives

Last day to donate toys is tomorrow

The Emergency Services Toy Roundup has had an increase in donations over the past week. “Things are looking up,” said chairman Kristin Barton, but donations are still needed. The deadline...

Donation of food down from last year


The rush is on for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ annual Care and Share food drive. VFW Post 8967 collects donations for Christmas dinners to give to Port Aransas families...

Seeing stars

Seeing stars


Port Aransas High School welding students recently created three large, star-shaped metal decorations for public Christmas displays. The students included, from left, Ryan Miner, Thomas Winton, Zach Gaskins and Ely...

Neblett tapped for term on state windstorm board
Enchanted Holiday Forest awaits

Enchanted Holiday Forest awaits

Christmas, Island Style!

The annual Enchanted Holiday Forest is now open for viewing. Each year the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce- Tourist Bureau and Port Aransas Boatmens Association transform the Port Aransas Civic Center into a holiday wonderland for the public to enjoy. The...

Best time to view lights is this weekend


Pile the kids and Grandma in the car, make some hot cocoa to go, and take a drive around town to look at the Christmas lights. First and second places will be given recognition in five categories by the Port Aransas Garden Club’s annual Christmas lights contest, “Christmas in PA-radise.”...

Two chapel tours slated


Ever wonder what that Little Chapel on the Hill looks like inside? Now’s your chance to find out that and more. Two tours of the chapel will be given tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. Betty Bundy of the Port Aransas Museum obtained permission to...

Museum docents to sell tickets Saturday


A gourmet dinner party for six for only $2? It could happen! 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, Dec. 19 and Jan. 23. The...

Third Saturday Sale to offer discounted art


Why not shop at the Art Center for the Islands for Christmas? The center’s Third Saturday Sale will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 19. More than 50 artists will offer from 10 to 50 percent off one-of-a-kind gifts in all art media. According to art center...

Man of many hats

Man of many hats

Dave Parsons

Thanksgiving is long over, but Dave Parsons still has quite a bit on his plate. In addition to dealing with his normal job as planning and projects manager for the city of Port Aransas, he also is filling in as city manager and overseeing the town’s public works department. As...

Shirt sales benefit local animal shelter


Looking for a novel charitable gift for Christmas? The Friends of the Animal Shelter in Port Aransas is selling T-shirts to benefit the animal shelter. Adult and children’s sizes are available without pockets for $10 or with pockets for $12. The shirts are sold at Island Images Salon, 2217 State...

Let me tell you about cold . . .

Let me tell you about cold . . .


You think it’s cold now? It was 20 years ago on Dec.23, probably the coldest day ever in Port Aransas, certainly the coldest in modern times. The air temperature went down to 12.3 degrees that morning as I started doing beach survey number 1,757 (I did number 4,242 Wednesday, Dec....

Guided beach walk set on Christmas morning


Does a Christmas morning walk on the beach appeal to you? The monthly free, guided beach walk, led by Shirley Fischer, will start at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 25, under the purple flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. Sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department,...

Great outdoors get a little greater

Great outdoors get a little greater

Officials cut ribbon on Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture

Nature preserved In the photo at left, Charlie Zahn addresses a crowd during ribbon cutting ceremonies for the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on Tuesday, Dec. 15. ‘This is such an exciting day and exciting event in Port Aransas,’ said Zahn, chairman of the city’s Parks and Recreation...

Multiplicity of music

Multiplicity of music


Music flowed through the campuses of H.G. Olsen Elementary School and Brundrett Middle School on the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 15. At top, music teacher Gay DeMontel conducts as students sing a Christmas song for an audience of appreciative parents at the school gym. The performance was part of a...

PAHS band plays tonight at cafetorium


The Port Aransas High School band will perform tonight, Thursday, Dec. 17, at 7 p.m., in the Port Aransas High School cafetorium. The cafetorium is upstairs in the high school, at 100 S. Station St. The program will include concert selections including “Southwest Summer,” a new composition depicting scenes of...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Just be nice

I have a sign that hangs over my kitchen sink that says, “Just be nice”. It serves as my daily reminder to be kind, even when it might be difficult. At school, I find myself repeating this simple mantra. Whether it’s an upset student or an angry patron, I am...

All-region band

All-region band


Seven Port Aransas High School students and four Brundrett Middle School students qualified for the Association of Small School Bands All- Region Band. Students from more than 25 schools participated in the tryouts, held on Saturday, Dec. 12. PAHS students who qualified were above, from left, Chris Eggleston, John Eggleston,...

Go, girls!

Go, girls!


The Port Aransas High School cheerleaders give lessons at an after-school cheer camp on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The camp is being held Dec. 14 through 17, for ages three to 12, to raise money for a trip to watch a national-level compteition. Participants will show off their new skills at...

Nutcracker fans

Nutcracker fans


Port Aransas High School theatre arts classes went to see classmate Hazel Morris perform in ‘The Nutcracker’ Christmas ballet on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Selena Auditorium in Corpus Christi. Teacher Gary Mott said, ‘All of the students were amazed by her grace and elegance on the stage.’ Several students...

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