Birders of a feather flock together

Birders of a feather flock together


Arms outstretched, George Archibald looks happy with the turn-out of about 100 people who gathered on Friday, Feb. 26, at...

McComb upset puts Cazalas out
Race on for school board, Place 5
Spring Break to end a long, cold, wet winter

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A political hired gun for Democrats

Chris Bell’s governor campaign in 2006, Farouk Shami’s in 2010 and Kinky Friedman’s race for agriculture commissioner are just a few of Jason Stanford’s travels...

Facebook still needs ’slainin’

Ricky might have said to Lucy, “’Splain this to me,” meaning Facebook. I’d like her to do some ’splaining to me, too. I still don’t...

Human trafficking is focus of task force

During the 81st Legislative session, the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence reviewed and passed several pieces of legislation aimed at providing added protections...

Island Agenda


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Monday. Open swim: Tuesday through Thursday,1- 2 p.m., Friday...

Marlin Tennis Schedule

Marlin Tennis Schedule


DATE HOST LOCATION (IF OTHER THAN HOST COURTS) FEBRUARY 11 Beeville JV 12 Beeville Varsity 19 Port Aransas Winter Varsity 25 Orange Grove (JV) Alice 26 Orange Grove (V) Alice...

Lady Marlin Softball Schedule


FEBRUARY 26-F Moody JV 6 pm Here 27-S Moody Jv 6 pm Here * District Schedule* MARCH 1-M Ben Bolt 6 pm Here 5-F Benavidas 4 pm There 9-T Edin....

JV Marlin Baseball


FEBRUARY 25-27-Thurs.-Sat. Gregory-Portland JV Tournament MARCH 1-Mon. Benavides H 4:45 PM 5-Fri. Ingleside (Wh) T 5 PM 5-Fri Ingleside ( Bl) T 7 PM 9-Tues. Banquete H 6 PM 11-13-Thurs-Sat....

PAHS boys fall to Medina in playoffs

PAHS boys fall to Medina in playoffs


A quick start turned out to be no match for consistent speed and experience on Friday, Feb. 26. The Marlins ended their basketball season at the area level against the...

PAHS hosts tournament

PAHS hosts tournament

Games begin Thursday; teams coming from all over

The Port Aransas Marlins will continue their 2010 baseball season when they host the second annual Third Coast Baseball Tournament tomorrow, Thursday, March 4 through Saturday, March 6. Teams from...

Port Aransas High School Golf Schedule


Date Time Location Team FEBRUARY 26-Fri. 9:30 PICC Girls March 1-Mon. TBA Oso Golf Course Boys 4-Thur. TBA Oso Golf Course Girls 8-Mon. 8:30 LE Ramey Boys & Girls Academy...

Lady Marlins start with win over Moody

Lady Marlins start with win over Moody

SOFTBALL

The Lady Marlins walked away from their first softball game of the season with an 8-2 win over the 4A Moody High School junior varsity on Saturday, Feb. 27. Coach...

Lady Marlins trounce Ben Bolt in second game


A game rescheduled to Monday, March 1, because of TAKS testing conflicts saw the Lady Marlins walk away with their second win of the young softball season. A strong defensive...

PAHS tennis team shows muscle at OG


Port Aransas High School’s tennis team made a strong showing at the Orange Gove Tournament last week. The junior varsity played Thursday, Feb. 25, and the varsity took to the...

Port Aransas ISD Track Schedule


DATE LOCATION FEBRUARY 27-Sat Aransas Pass MARCH 6-Sat. Alice 12-Fri Flour Bluff (Boys) 13-Sat. Riviera (Girls) 29-Sat. Open 27-Sat. Ben Bolt APRIL 1-Thurs. Bishop 8-Thurs. District @Ben Bolt 15-Thurs. Area...

Owens

Owens

Freda McLain Owens of Port Aransas died on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. She was 74. Owens was born on Oct. 10, 1935, to Thurston Vernon and Jessie Marie McLain. She...

Sutter

Vickie S. Sutter of Port Aransas died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. She was 47. Sutter was born on Dec. 1, 1962, in Irvine, Ky. She was preceded in death by...

Leveridge

Leveridge

Rev. Albert Lawrence Leveridge, of Corpus Christi, died February 28, 2010, at age 76. He was the former vicar of Trinity-by-the- Sea Episcopal Church in Port Aransas. Leveridge attended Fort...

Petrich

Lois Petrich, 86, died in Rockport, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. She was the mother of Pamalee (Guthrie) Ford of Port Aransas. Petrich was born in Cyril, Okla., on April 17,...

Two tours available of ‘Little Chapel on the Hill’

Two tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill will be given on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 10 a.m. The chapel is decorated with frescoes covering...


Birders of a feather flock together

Birders of a feather flock together


Arms outstretched, George Archibald looks happy with the turn-out of about 100 people who gathered on Friday, Feb. 26, at Fisherman’s Wharf to go on a whooping crane boat tour...

McComb upset puts Cazalas out
Race on for school board, Place 5
Spring Break to end a long, cold, wet winter
Spring Style Show in spotlight today

Spring Style Show in spotlight today


Shop in style today. The Port Aransas Garden Club Spring Style Show is today, Thursday, March 4. “Tango on the Texas Riviera” is the theme for the show, which will be in the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. Festivities will include shopping at special “boothtiques,” wine, hors...

Cast a vote at art reception Friday

Cast a vote at art reception Friday


Don’t forget to vote. At the art center, that is. The Art Center for the Islands’ member artists will put their best art forward at the First Friday art reception on March 5, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite piece. The reception and exhibit will be...

‘Blithe Spirit’ performances continue


Do you believe in ghosts? You may, after seeing a performance of the Port Aransas Community Theatre’s production of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit.” Performances continue Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., through March 13. The last matinee will be this Sunday, March 7, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets...

Museum benefit is Saturday


Get “Hooked on the Port Aransas Museum.” That’s the theme for the evening at the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association dinner and live auction on Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event, to be held at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., will benefit the...

‘Uncle Phil’s Diner’opens Friday at Pollock Center


Have dinner, see a play and get your fix of nostalgic music, all at once. The youth ministry at the Community Presbyterian Church will perform Uncle Phil’s Diner, an interactive musical dinner theater, March 5 – 7. Three performances are scheduled, Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, at the...

Water works

Water works


Philo Hatch flushes a fire hydrant in front of the South Jetty building on Cotter Avenue recently. The Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4 contracted Hatch to flush, flow-test, and evaluate fire hydrants all over town for possible repair. The water district has the work done anually...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

The goal of community

Having been here just a year’s time, it has taken me a while to plug into the various aspects that comprise this wonderful community called by many, “Port A.” Our move from Tennessee was nurtured by the promise that we’ll love it here, that it doesn’t get too terribly hot...

Garden Club to tour WEC


The Port Aransas Garden Club March meeting will be on Tuesday, March 9, in the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., at 10 a.m. “As always, guests and visitors are invited,” said club president Jean Peters. After the business meeting the club will take a field trip to...

Clean-up time

Clean-up time


More than 50 people turned out to pick up debris in a clean-up at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on Feb. 20. The event was organized by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The Keep Port Aransas Beautiful organization also was involved in the effort. An...

East of Eden discussion on tap


Read John Steinbeck’s “East of Eden” over the weekend and join the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club discussion group on Tuesday, March 9. 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. Stop by the...

Students break reading records

Students break reading records


They might be small in stature, but they’re big on reading. Eight first graders read more than 100 books each in this year’s 31-day Read-A-Thon, sponsored by H.G. Olsen Elementary School. Two of the students – Zach Parker and Pablito Snow – broke school records. Zach devoured 476 books, and...

Trustees attend governance/legal seminar

Trustees attend governance/legal seminar


Port Aransas ISD trustees joined more than 500 trustees from across the state at the Texas Association of School Boards’ Winter Governance and Legal Seminar February 11-13 in Corpus Christi. Attendees explored key issues facing local districts, including college and career readiness, religion in schools, technology initiatives, district security and...

Book Fair set next week


H.G. Olsen Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and Scholastic, Inc. are teaming up again next week to present the annual Book Fair. Monday, March 8, through Thursday, March 11, the fair will be stationed in the library at the elementary school, 100 N. Station St. Books may be purchased for...

Port Aransans on Dean’s List


Three students from Port Aransas have been named to the Dean’s List at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi for the 2009 fall semester. They are Alyssa Crawford, College of Liberal Arts, English; Kristin Hall, College of Liberal Arts, history; Asa Olson, College of Science and Technology, undecided; Minda Willner, College of...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

MARCH 8 - 12

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Cinnamon toast, juice Wednesday Breakfast pizza, juice Thursday French toast, sausage juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Mini corn dogs, baked beans, rosey applesauce Tuesday Cheeseburger, salad cup, tater tots, fruit Wednesday Chicken fajitas,...

People to People taps Johnson

People to People taps Johnson


Shane Johnson, a seventhgrader at Brundrett Middle School, was recently accepted into the People to People Academic Program. Johnson will join a select group of students from around the country in Washington, D.C., in July, to study leadership and explore monuments and institutions there. Johnson will be working to raise...

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