Grosse salvages dugout canoe beached on Matagorda Island

Grosse salvages dugout canoe beached on Matagorda Island


Mark Grosse’s latest lawn ornament drifted possibly a few thousand miles to get to the Texas coast. Grosse has obtained...

Dog parks on drawing boards


This town is going to the dogs. Port Aransas city officials and Nueces County officials are making plans to establish...

Jumping for joy

Jumping for joy


Mason Saenz, 16, of Portland, performs a jump at the edge of a bowl at the new skate area at...

Revamped codes, zoning get final nod


After months of talk, meetings and repeated votes at city hall, Port Aransas now has a rewritten set of city...

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Saved by flossing –flossing?

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OIEC represents injured employees

In a previous article, I described the process known as “sunset review” which gives the legislature the opportunity to review the operations of multiple state...

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...

A little help

A little help


Port Aransas High School baseball player Tanner Merrill shows Little League player Liam Shannon how to grip a bat during Little League practice on Wednesday, March 10. PAHS players have...

Whoops!


Christian Collins scored three points in the Marlins’ final basketball game of the season and of Collins’s Marlin career on Friday, Feb. 26. Colllins’s name was inadvertently left out of...

Charlotte gets best of Marlins; rain cancels other three games


Marlin baseballers lost three chances for games due to the rain brought on by the cold front early last week. Games scheduled against Medina, Sabinal and Junction were canceled. In...

Lady Marlin golfers take second place


On what coach Steve Reaves described as a “beautiful day for golf with no wind,” the Lady Marlin golfers took second place at the Gabe Lozano course in Corpus Christi...


Grosse salvages dugout canoe beached on Matagorda Island

Grosse salvages dugout canoe beached on Matagorda Island


Mark Grosse’s latest lawn ornament drifted possibly a few thousand miles to get to the Texas coast. Grosse has obtained a 22-foot dugout canoe that he recently found lying in...

Dog parks on drawing boards


This town is going to the dogs. Port Aransas city officials and Nueces County officials are making plans to establish what could end up being two separate dog parks in...

Jumping for joy

Jumping for joy


Mason Saenz, 16, of Portland, performs a jump at the edge of a bowl at the new skate area at Port Aransas Community Park on Sunday, March 21. A crowd...

Revamped codes, zoning get final nod


After months of talk, meetings and repeated votes at city hall, Port Aransas now has a rewritten set of city codes and a revamped zoning map. The city council voted...

Easter week services set

Easter week services set


A community-wide interdenominational Easter Sunday sunrise service will be held Sunday, April 4. The service will be a joint gathering of the Community Presbyterian Church, the First Baptist Church, St. Joseph Catholic Church and Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. Services will begin at 6:45 a.m. under the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Praise the Lord

“Praise the Lord, all nations! Extol Him, all peoples! For great is His steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord!” How compact: Only 29 words comprise this psalm. But what is omitted that is of importance? Nothing! Men, all men, are to...

Waves of coffee

Waves of coffee


Coffee Waves, featuring espresso, coffee, gelato, panini, pastry and more, officially opened for business Tuesday, March 23, at 1007 State Hwy. 361. Owner David Bendett center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon along with Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau representatives Lindsay Moore, from left, and Jane Marslander, chamber contract advertising representatives...

Let the Census begin!


You got a government form in the mail last week, and it has nothing to do with taxes. Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau does a survey of the nation to learn such things as who lives where and how the population is distributed. The data is used to...

JELM Center March Calendar


Monday 8 a.m. Aerobics Pollock Center 9:15 a.m. Beginning Line Dance Pollock Center 10 a.m. Writer’s Workshop JELM Library 10:45 a.m. Advanced Line Dancing Pollock Center 12:30 p.m. Bridge JELM Library 1 p.m. Needleworks JELM Crafts Room Tuesday 5:15 a.m. High-Impact Aerobics Pollock Center 8 a.m. Body Toning Pollock Center...

Women’s art to be featured


“Island Women” will be in the spotlight at the next Art Center for the Islands’ First Friday art reception. The reception and exhibit will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St., on Friday, April 2. The April exhibit will feature the works...

Fundraisers

Fundraisers

Port Aransas Relay For Life Walk

Friday, April 30, 2010 Roberts Point Park For information about Relay for Life, events or fundraisers, call event chair Lisa Shelton at (361) 249-6792. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life. Events:   • Kiwanis Team bake sale at Family Center IGA on Saturday, March 27, from 8 to 11 am....

Ladies Auxiliary dinner is season finale


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8967 Ladies Auxiliary will put on its final dinner and dance fundraiser of the season on Saturday, March 27. Festivities will be at the post, 311 N. Alister St. Dinner, catered by Miss K, will be served at 5:30 p.m. A donation of $8...

‘Cheatin’ opens tonight at PACT

‘Cheatin’ opens tonight at PACT


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

Beach Walk slated for Friday morning


What washes ashore on Mustang Island varies from day to day. The curious are invited to explore what comes in with the tide at the monthly free, guided beach walk tomorrow, Friday, March 26. Meet guide Shirley Fischer at 9 a.m. on the beach under the purple flag near Horace...

Easter Bunny to visit annual Rotary hunt

Easter Bunny to visit annual Rotary hunt


The Port Aransas Rotary Club has recruited the Easter Bunny to help with the annual Easter egg hunt. Children up to 10 years old are invited to hunt for eggs and prizes. The hunt will take place in Community Park, 700 Clark Parkway, off Ross Avenue. It will start promptly...

Learning and service

Learning and service


Students in Brundrett Middle School’s service learning class listen to a presentation made on Friday, March 12, by Melissa Johnston, who represents the South Texas chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society School and Youth Programs. The presentation was part of a kick-off for a four-week drive by BMS students...

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Ready to dance?

Sock Hop to be held this Friday

Polish those saddle shoes and roll up your dungarees. H.G Olsen Elementary is hosting a sock hop! The annual dance, sponsored by the PTO, will be held at the H.G. Olsen Elementary Gym, 100 S. Station St., on Friday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. Live 50s music will...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

“Handwriting Without Tears”

Kindergarten has a new handwriting curriculum. We are so thrilled about this new program that we want to share what’s been going on in our classrooms during handwriting time. Of the many years we’ve taught young children we can always remember at least one student during a particular year that...

Little League opening ceremony Saturday


It’ s time to practice that grip and swing. The Port Aransas Little League and Pony League season-opening ceremonies will be held this Saturday, March 27, beginning at 9 a.m. The festivities will take place at the Little League Field in Community Park, off Ross Avenue. “This season stands to...

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