Missing girls found
Beach break

Beach break


A group of students from Central Texas towns, including Fredericksburg and Belton, show some Spring Break spirit on the beach...

Spring Break beach patrol
Johnson returns, this time as interim principal

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Hutchison campaign went awry


It wasn’t supposed to be like this. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who had repeatedly postponed her gubernatorial ambitions while fellow Republican Rick Perry became...

Editorial

Law enforcement: Striking the right balance

South Jetty reporter Dan Parker’s account (starting on Page 1A) of the seven hours he spent riding along with officers in the Port Aransas Police...

Hats off to Dunton, Hall!


Losing Ken Dunton and Mike Hall from the school board and city council, respectively, is going to put a huge dent in the leadership lineup...

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...

Marlins hang tough against 4th-ranked D’Hanis Cowboys

Marlins hang tough against 4th-ranked D’Hanis Cowboys


The Marlins outplayed a state-ranked baseball team for 5 ½ innings in their first game of the Nixon-Smiley Tournament. Unfortunately, the game was six innings long, and the Marlins couldn’t...

Marlin Varsity Baseball


FEBRUARY 26 – Sat. Agua Dulce T 4:15 PM MARCH 1-Mon. Benavides H 7 PM 4-6 Third Coast Tourney Port Aransas 4-Thurs. Faith Academy 4 PM 4-Thurs. Charlotte 8 PM...

Baseball Box Score


Marlin Varsity – 13 Aransas Pass – 2 Tuesday, March 9

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....

Muscle men

Muscle men


Port Aransas High School Marlin basketball team players recently named to all-district honors for District 31-A Division 1 in the 2009-2010 season are, from left, Dillon Martin, honorable mention; Zach...

Little League sets opening ceremonies


Play ball! The Port Aransas Little League and Pony League season-opening ceremonies will be held on Saturday, March 27, beginning at 9 a.m. The festivities will take place at the...

Lack of key players hurts Lady Marlins

Lack of key players hurts Lady Marlins


With key players missing, the Lady Marlins dropped a softball game to LaVilla, 12-8, on Friday, March 12. “The girls played as hard as they could, but it was not...

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....

Softball Box Score

Lady Marlins - 15 Vs Edinburg Quest - 0

Tuesday, March 9

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 CANCELLED 8-Mon. 8:30 LE Ramey Boys & Girls...


Missing girls found
Beach break

Beach break


A group of students from Central Texas towns, including Fredericksburg and Belton, show some Spring Break spirit on the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, March 13. Thousands of students...

Spring Break beach patrol
Johnson returns, this time as interim principal
PACT’s ‘Cheatin’ opens March 25

PACT’s ‘Cheatin’ opens March 25


“Cheatin,’” a comedy by Del Shores, is slated to open at the Port Aransas Community Theatre next Thursday, March 25. The play can be seen Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 25 through April 17, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees, at 2:30 p.m., are scheduled on March 28 and April 18....

Fantastic foyer

Fantastic foyer


City officials held a ribbon cutting at the newly remodeled Port Aransas Civic Center foyer on Friday, March 12. Above: Jo Leta Gavit cuts the ribbon, held by Lindsay Moore, left, and Teresa Clanton, both of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce Tourist Bureau. Gavit spearheaded the foyer’s facelift project....

Brown champions dog park idea


Port Aransas City ordinances require that dogs be kept on a leash or inside a fence, but Mayor Claude Brown wants the city to consider carving out a spot where dogs can do some running, without the restriction of a leash. Brown is talking about trying to make at least...

Two chapel tours scheduled this weekend


The Little Chapel on the Hill is one of the more charming sights in Port Aransas and opportunities to see it are limited. This weekend, however, two tours are scheduled. Two tours of the chapel will be given on Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, at 10 a.m. The...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Let God handle it

There was some research done on worry ( www.christviewchristian.org) that said 40 percent of what we worry about never happens, 30 percent is concern about the past, 12 percent is needlessly about our health, 10 percent is about insignificant or petty issues, while only eight percent is about legitimate concerns....

Novel selected for Book Club


The Ellis Memorial Library Book Club discussion group will meet Tuesday, April 13, giving readers plenty of time to read the slated novel. The club 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 is “Old...

Casterline, Rocher to wed

Casterline, Rocher to wed


Charles and Savanah Truelove of Cedar Park and formerly of Port Aransas and Frank and Carolyn Casterline of Rockport have announced the engagement of their daughter, Blithe Elisse Casterline of Los Angeles, Calif., to Scott Landon Rocher of Los Angeles, Calif. The prospective groom is the son of Steve Rocher...

RFL seeks performers


What’s your hidden (or not so hidden) talent? Relay For Life volunteers are calling for anyone interested in showcasing their talent at the Port Aransas event. The talent show will take place right before opening ceremonies on Friday April 30, at Roberts Point Park. Content of all performances must be...

Art sale set for Saturday


The monthly Third Saturday Sale at the Art Center for the Islands will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 20. More than 50 artists will offer from 10 to 50 percent off some or all of their work. According to art center director Mary Rose, “This is...

Youth group to visit KPAB


A youth group from Ingleside will tell about its activities that relate to cleaning up and caring for the environment at the next Keep Port Aransas Beautiful, Inc. meeting. On Tuesday, March 30, YTC (Youth That Care) will describe its clean-up drives and recycling programs. The group is made up...

To remember us by

To remember us by


Port Aransas High School Principal Travis Longanecker shows the gift of a framed photo on cavass he received from PAHS staff, standing behind him, on Friday, March 12, his last day on the job as principal. Longanecker announced on Jan. 27 he would resign to accept a position as assistant...

New directors introduced to PAISD

New directors introduced to PAISD


Besides the interim principal at Port Aransas High School, Wayne Johnson, Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty introduced two new permanent employees at the March 11 school board meeting: Director of Maintenance Kirk Palermo and Transportation Director Pete Cowen. Palermo relieves retired maintenance director John Dreiling, who has worked...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

A whole new world

I was overwhelmed by the program for the convention. It was that big. With a glossy magazine cover, the Texas Computer Education Association was “Charting New Waters” at their 30th annual convention and exposition in Austin. There were over 400 workshops, concurrent sessions, and amazing keynote speakers. The convention’s aim...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

MARCH 22 - 26

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Pig in the blanket, fruit, juice Wednesday Biscuit and gravy,fruit, juice Thursday Potato/egg taco, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Chicken patty, broccoli w/cheese, garden rice, fruit Tuesday Meat/cheese nachos tossed salad, fruit Wednesday...

Trustees approve district calendar


Port Aransas school trustees have started looking toward the next school year. In fact, they’ve already approved the 2010-2011 school year calendar, which differs only slightly from the current year’s calendar. The calendar as proposed to the board at its March 11 meeting had been recommended by a faculty committee....

Reaves wins weight loss contest

Reaves wins weight loss contest


If you’ve noticed that a lot of Port Aransas teachers are looking particularly fit these days, there’s a reason for that. Twenty-nine school employees recently competed in a weight-loss campaign that doubled as a math exercise for students. The winner was Steve Reaves, athletic director of the Port Aransas Independent...

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