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Perry pushes 2/3 vote for tax hikes

Gov. Rick Perry is trying to make it harder to pay for programs in Texas. Perry has proposed that Texas copy California, and amend its...

Resumé padders, lazy need not apply

Here we are, coming up on another “election season.” Gluttons for punishment can start filing for city council, school board and the water district board...

House committee begins hearings

The House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence held its first public hearing of the year covering interim charges on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The topic...

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 need to win Friday to seal district title

Lady Marlins need to win Friday to seal district title


Much depends on Friday. If the Lady Marlins lose that game, they’ll be co-champions of District 31-A. But if they win, they’ll be undisputed district champs and will draw a...

Lady Marlins post 47-27 victory over Woodsboro

Lady Marlins post 47-27 victory over Woodsboro


The Lady Marlins continued their winning ways on Friday, Jan. 29, with the varsity downing the Woodsboro Lady Eagles 47-25. Coach Stephanie Cowen credited the defense with the win, since...

2nd, 3rd places won by BMS


The Brundrett Middle School seventhgrade Lady Marlins took charge early in the Jan. 30 Faith Academy tournament in Victoria, coming in second in the tournament; the eighth-graders brought home the...

JV Ladies stop Woodsboro, 24-19


The junior varsity Lady Marlins handled the Woodsboro Lady Eagles easily on the Woodsboro court on Friday, Jan. 29. After being edged in the first period, they came back to...

BMS ladies split with Yorktown


The Brundrett Middle School seventhgrade Lady Marlins walked all over Yorktown, 25-6, on Thursday, Jan. 28, but the eighth-graders had a tougher time, squeezing out a 28-27 win. The seventh-graders...

GAME AT A GLANCE


LADY MARLIN VARSITY VS. PETTUS TUESDAY, JAN. 26 Scoring by Quarters PA 4 10 2 8 24 PHS 3 2 2 9 16 Individual scoring: Jenna Socha – 10; Missy...

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 miss by 2 against Pettus

Ready for a rematch on Feb. 12

Shooting for a chance at second place in District 31-1A, the Marlins came within two points of taking down a strong Pettus team on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The Marlins missed...

Kenedy in, Yorktown out in new district alignment


Port Aransas ISD Athletic Director Steve Reaves doesn’t expect to see much change next year, when new Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) district alignments become effective. The only change announced...

BMS Marlin squads romp past Yorktown

BMS Marlin squads romp past Yorktown


The Brundrett Middle School eighthgrade boys sent a message to Yorktown on Thursday, Jan. 28 – don’t mess with us. The BMS Marlins won that game, 47-40. “The Marlins used...

Collins

Collins

Vera Mae Johnson Collins, 90, of Kenedy, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010. She was the mother of Harry (Barbara) Collins of Port Aransas. Collins was born on Dec. 12, 1919,...

Dreyer

Lloyd Joseph “Jody” Dreyer of Ingleside, 55, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at the age of 55. He was the son of Lloyd Alfred and Eula Mae Dreyer of Port...


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Cold wave


Cody Underwood, 32, of Port Aransas is clad in wetsuit material from head to toe as he rides a wave near Horace Caldwell Pier on Friday, Jan. 29. Despite low...

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Winter Sounds will showcase Susan Gibson

Winter Sounds will showcase Susan Gibson


The Winter Sounds concert, featuring Susan Gibson, will be held at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, on Monday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. Gibson wrote “Wide Open Spaces”, the Grammy award-winning song by the Dixie Chicks. Gibson’s performance style is suited to any venue, from solo...

Up in the rafters

Up in the rafters


Workers replace air conditioning ductwork at Port Aransas City Hall and the adjacent Civic Center on Thursday, Jan. 28. City officials are trying to get the duct work, some re-roofing, mold remediation and a foyer make-over project finished at the Civic Center in time for the 14th annual Whooping Crane...

Stars Hope, Lamour to be in Movie Time


This next P.A. Movie Time, set for Friday, Feb. 19, stars Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour. The free showing of “My Favorite Brunette,” will be in the city council chambers, at City Hall, 710 W. Ave. A. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:55 p.m....

Parrot Heads gather Feb. 11


The Parrot Heads of Port Aransas will hold its February meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, at the home of Bill and Sharon Thomas. Members should bring a Cajun snack in honor of Mardis Gras and a donation for the Helping Hands Food Pantry. Parrot Heads are “Folks...

Port Aransas Museum to host talk on cattle industry’s past


Do you know why Packery Channel is so-named? You may find out Monday, Feb. 8. Anita Eisenhauer, chairman of the Nueces County Historical Commission, will discuss “The Texas Cattle Industry and the Rise of the Packeries in the Coastal Bend,” in her talk on Monday at the Port Aransas Museum,...

Mardi Gras parade is Feb. 16


Take your show on the road on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 16. The annual Mardi Gras parade, sponsored by the Port Aransas Leisure Society (PALS), will leave at 5 p.m. from the corner of Beach and Station streets. Paraders are invited to walk or take the ride of their choice. From...

Coeckelenbergh to study with Council of Europe

Coeckelenbergh to study with Council of Europe


Katie Coeckelenbergh, a junior at Texas A & M University at College Station has accepted a two-month summer position as a study visitor with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France. The Council of Europe is the oldest European intergovernmental organization and brings together 47 member states, representing some 800...

Docents to draw winning ticket


Port Aransas Museum docents will continue to sell tickets for a drawing for a gourmet dinner for six through this Saturday, Feb. 6, when the drawing will be held. The winning ticket will be drawn at 1 p.m. (not at noon, as previously reported) on Saturday, at the museum, on...

First Friday to feature ‘Hearts for the Arts’

First Friday to feature ‘Hearts for the Arts’


Hearts for the Arts will be the theme of the First Friday reception, tomorrow, Feb. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. “Hearts for the Arts,” an annual exhibit and silent auction of works with a Valentine theme, is a fundraiser for the...

WIC representatives to visit Port Aransas


Representatives from the WIC (Women, Infants and Children) nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, Feb. 8. 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....

UIL team makes high marks at Calallen meet

UIL team makes high marks at Calallen meet


The Port Aransas High School University Interscholastic League academic team traveled to Calallen on Saturday, Jan. 30, to compete against 20 other teams. UIL academic coordinator Laurie Barello commented that, “Most were local schools, but some came from as far away as Cuero and Kingsville.” Rules vary from meet to...

Perfect for play

Perfect for play


With teacher Elizabeth Large, students pose for a photo with a big new piece of playground equipment recently set up at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. Three slides, no waiting!

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

FEBRUARY 8 - 12

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Biscuit and gravy, sausage, juice Wednesday Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice Thursday Waffles, sausage, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Crispy tacos, lettuce, tomato and cheese, Spanish rice, fruit Tuesday Turkey, blackeyed peas, macaroni and...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Funding a college education

Thinking about paying for college can bring on a load of anxiety, and for some, can make post-secondary education seem impossible. Many middle-class families don’t qualify for government aid and may face extreme financial challenges. It is a fact, however, that those who attain a bachelor’s degree, an associate’s degree...

Kudos and goodies

Kudos and goodies


Maggie Strain of Port Aransas, left, was presented with the Student of the Month Award at Flour Bluff Junior High School on Friday, Jan. 29. Frost Bank representative Jarett Krouse presented Strain, a seventh-grader, with a certificate of achievement and a gift certificate to La Palmera Mall in Corpus Christi....

Dashing design

Dashing design


Shelby Stephenson, left, won the annual Beach Dash art contest at Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School for the design of this year’s Beach Dash T-Shirt and Poster. Amy Flood, right, acted as coordinator of the art contest. Stephenson is an eighth-grader at BMS. Beach Dash is set...

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