Witnesses recall man’s fall to death

Witnesses recall man’s fall to death

Skydiver slams into condo roof

The sight of skydivers floating down from the sky on colorful parachutes was enchanting at first for the onlookers who...

E is for Egg-ucation
Sand sculpting lessons are Saturday
Island man arrested in shootings

Island man arrested in shootings

Woman killed; four injured

A Port Aransas man has been arrested in connection with the shootings of five people at an RV park on...

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What next for Texas Board of Education?


The current State Board of Education repeatedly demonstrates that today’s solution is tomorrow’s problem. Or that yesterday’s solution is today’s problem. The continuing effort by...

Check the ground sirloin for bean sprouts


Tony Amos performs brain surgery causing pelican to croon ‘That’s My Island” “SandFest cancelled: Sculptures thwart sand crab breeding” “Ordinance requires firearms at all city...

Issues affecting District 32 named


The following is a collection of news and notes from your state capitol involving issues that affect House District 32. Lyme disease hearing The House...

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...

Track team nabs ribbons

Track team nabs ribbons


Ben Bolt greeted the Marlins track team with fine weather on Saturday, March 27, and the Marlins responded by bringing home some ribbons. Coach Steve Reaves praised the team’s participation,...

Showing their stripes

Showing their stripes


Their socks all of a similar stripe, team members line up on a baseball diamond during opening-day ceremonies held by the Port Aransas Little League and Pony League at Port...

Golfers score at Padre Isles

Golfers score at Padre Isles


Despite some nasty weather, including rain and a “pretty hard” wind, Port Aransas High School golfers posted their best scores in years at Padre Isles Country Club on Wednesday, March...

Brundrett visits Odem

Coach: Good learning experience for track team

Coach Javier Mendoza called the Friday, March 26, track meet in Odem a good learning experience for Brundrett Middle School track teams. “There were only five schools there, so it...

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...

Golf tournament to benefit day school


Get your game on and tee off for the little ones. The annual Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Day School benefit golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 30. Registration deadline is...

Tennis team competes in Refugio

Tennis team competes in Refugio


A trip to Refugio for a varsity tennis tournament on Friday, March 26, was more successful than scores would indicate. Coach Larry DeWitt said the Marlins went to the Refugio...

Big win!

Big win!

Marlins score road win over Falls City

Coach Brian Flack notes that it’s the first time in the annals of baseball – the Marlins beat Falls City in Falls City. In fact, the varsity Marlins made 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) 20-Sat. Open 26-Fri BMS – Odem 27-Sat. Ben Bolt APRIL 1-Thurs. Bishop 7-Wed.. District...

BASEBALL BOXSCORE

Marlins Vs Three Rivers Tuesday, March 23


Witnesses recall man’s fall to death

Witnesses recall man’s fall to death

Skydiver slams into condo roof

The sight of skydivers floating down from the sky on colorful parachutes was enchanting at first for the onlookers who happened to be in the area of Access Road 1A...

E is for Egg-ucation
Sand sculpting lessons are Saturday
Island man arrested in shootings

Island man arrested in shootings

Woman killed; four injured

A Port Aransas man has been arrested in connection with the shootings of five people at an RV park on State Hwy. 361, west of Port Aransas, police said on...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

God’s love is constant

Spring has sprung, Spring Break has come and gone, winter is (hopefully) leaving and summer is on the way. Things come and go and things change, but the one thing that will always remain constant is God’s love for you. Even if you choose not to love Him, God will...

Dog day afternoon

Dog day afternoon


Two folks walk three dogs amid Spring Break crowds on the beach recently. If things go as planned, these dogs will have a park or two where they can frolick without leashes in Port Aransas. City and county officials are planning dog parks — one off Port Street and the...

Holy Week and sunrise services set


Celebrate Easter with your neighbors. 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...

Winter Texans of the Year

Winter Texans of the Year


Wanda and Jim Williams of Tribbey, Okla., were named Winter Texans of the Year at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries recently. The couple is part of the group of musicians who originated Golden Oldies at the Pollock Center 11 years ago. The Williamses, Carl Erwin, Doc Croucher and Buster Reid...

Presbyterian Women’s sale to benefit grads


The Community Presbyterian Women will accept donations of items for its semi-annual garage sale on Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Most items, other than large or heavy furniture, will be accepted. The sale is slated for Saturday, April 17,...

Three run-off elections slated


Only three races emerged from this month’s primary election that require runoffs. Those elections will be held Tuesday, April 13, with early voting from Monday, April 5, through Friday, April 9. Democrats will elect a county chairman, either Trina Garcia or Rose Meza Harrison. Republicans will vote for a candidate...

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. For team information, call team captain chair Robyn McKinney at (361) 945-5907. All proceeds benefit Relay For Life.   Luminaria are a great way to celebrate...

Animal group logo contest is scheduled


Animal Friends of Port Aransas will hold a contest for the design of its new logo. The winning design will be used on t-shirts, banners and signs for the organization. The winning artist will receive $50 and the first t-shirt off the press. Design graphics should be simple, should appeal...

Texas-style comedy continues at PACT


Performances of “Cheatin,’” a comedy by Del Shores, continue tonight, Thursday, April 1, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The play can be seen Thursday, Friday and Saturday, through April 17, at 7:30 p.m. A final Sunday matinee is scheduled on April 18, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased...

First Friday Art Reception to feature ‘Island Women’

First Friday Art Reception to feature ‘Island Women’


“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., tomorrow, Friday, April 2. The April exhibit will feature the works...

Talent, vendors needed for fair


Show off your talents, sell your crafts or just visit and enjoy at the Project Graduation 2010 Country Fair on Saturday, April 17. The event will feature an all-day fair and a Port Aransas Idol Contest. Event organizers are still seeking craft vendors and Idol contestants for the fair, which...

Easter egg hunt slated


The Port Aransas Rotary Club and the Easter Bunny will again co-host 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 at...

Sock hoppin’

Sock hoppin’


H.G. Olsen Elementary School students had a rockin’ good time at a sock hop held at the school gym on Friday, March 26. Left: Fourth grader Logan Kreutziger is very cool with his leather jacket, mirrored shades and slickedup hair as he stands at the edge of the dance floor....

Winning artist

Winning artist


Hazel Morris, a sophomore at Port Aransas High School, won first place in the 2-D category of the Rockport Center for the Arts Student Competition with this Hatian-style piece. Morris was awarded with a $100 prize on Thursday, March 11. She, along with several fellow students, were encouraged by PAHS...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Council overcame early challenge

This year seems to have been an exceptionally successful year so far for the high school student council. Between bake sales and homecoming, we’ve managed to stay quite busy. Throughout my seven years of student council (from sixth grade to 12th), I have never been part of a group that...

Decision on new PAHS principal may come April 8


School trustees may get the chance as early as Thursday, April 8, to decide who will be the new principal at Port Aransas High School. Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty told the South Jetty this week that she’s doing some final search-related tasks to be ready to make a recommendation to...

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