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Island’s most talented to be named at Country Fair

A variety of family fun, contests and entertainment can be found at the second annual Project Graduation Country Fair on...

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KPAB wins for best program for environment

Port Aransas was named one of just 10 winners of the 2010 Governor’s Community Achievement Award, a program created in...

McKinney to take reins at PAHS in May

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Can White paint Perry as Palin in boots?

Will 2010 be a disaster for Democrats like 1994? Or, will Republicans’ lockstep opposition to President Obama’s health care plan backfire? Those questions await answers...

Candidates, officials should be informed!

No reflection on the candidates, but this is the most pitiful “election season” I’ve witnessed in the 29 years we’ve owned this newspaper. I don’t...

Transportation issues are aired

On April 7, the Texas House of Representatives Select Committee on Transportation Funding held its first hearing of the interim in the state capitol. Speaker...

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...

13 Marlins headed for area

13 Marlins headed for area

Top four at district advance

Thirteen Marlins advance to the area track meet today, Thursday, April 15, after placing in the top four positions in their events at the district meet in Ben Bolt on...

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...

Eggleston finishes fourth at district tennis tourney


Information provided last week for the varsity district tennis tournament omitted results for Port Aransas High School player John Eggleston, who placed fourth. “Eggleston played his best tennis of the...

PAHS to host qualifiers event


Port Aransas High School will host a practice meet for players in the area who qualified for the regional tennis tournament. The regional qualifiers tournament will be held today, Thursday,...

JV netters give ‘game’ at district


The JV tennis Marlins completed a successful season by displaying what coach Larry DeWitt called “great improvement” at the District 31-A Tennis Tournament in Alice last week. Kash Ousley placed...

Marlin Tennis Schedule


DATE HOST LOCATION APRIL 15 Reg. Qualifiers Port Aransas 2 1 -22 Regional College Station MAY 8 District Middle School Alice 10 & 11 State Austin Coach: Larry DeWitt

Marlins win 15-7 at home


The Marlins’ offense took the diamond again on Saturday, April 10, contributing to a 17-5 victory over the Yorktown Wildcats at Port Aransas. “The kids stroked the ball great,” coach...

JV Marlins win big over Runge


The Port Aransas junior varsity won big over Runge, 14-5, on Saturday, April 10. On the Runge diamond, the Marlins outscored the Yellowjackets in each of seven innings. John Amundsen...

BASEBALL BOXSCORE


Varsity Marlins vs. Runge Tuesday, April 6 1 2 3 F RHS 0 0 0 1 1 PA 3 8 5 x 19

Lady Marlins take district golf title

Lady Marlins take district golf title


Lady Marlin golfers overcame weather that coach Steve Reaves called “miserable” on Monday, April 12, to win their district golf title and advance to regional play. Five girl golfers were...


Port Aransas Idol?

Island’s most talented to be named at Country Fair

A variety of family fun, contests and entertainment can be found at the second annual Project Graduation Country Fair on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in...

Sand-sational

Top 10

KPAB wins for best program for environment

Port Aransas was named one of just 10 winners of the 2010 Governor’s Community Achievement Award, a program created in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of...

McKinney to take reins at PAHS in May
Chapel tours set Friday and Saturday

Chapel tours set Friday and Saturday


The Little Chapel on the Hill holds a slice of Port Aransas history that many have yet to see. Tours will be given on Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, at 10 a.m. The chapel is decorated with frescoes covering the walls and ceiling depicting the history of Christianity....

The end

The end


Two front-loaders prepare to tear down the last vestiges of SandFest 2010 on Monday, April 12. The sculptures must be levelled as a safety precaution each year. The logo for SandFest was part of the centerpiece sculpture for the festival.

‘Cheatin’ to close at PACT this week


This weekend brings the last opportunity to see the Texas-style comedy “Cheatin’.” Performances continue tonight, Thursday, April 15, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The play can also be seen Friday and Saturday, April 16 and 17, at 7:30 p.m. and a final Sunday matinee is scheduled on April 18,...

Dunk junk for free on Saturday


Give yourself some breathing room. Dispose of junk from yards, garages and households during the Keep Port Aransas Beautiful free dump day. Dunk your Junk, a tradition for years, has been set for Saturday, April 17. From 9 a.m. to noon, residents may take trash to the city transfer station...

Art sales rescheduled at art center


The Third Saturday Sales at the Art Center for the Islands will be on the fourth Saturdays of April and May. The sale will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month, April 24, to enable those visitors coming to help out with the...

Relay For Life is all about survivors


Cancer survivors figure largely in Relay For Life. The Survivors’ First Walk is the first lap of the relay and part of the opening ceremonies. Event organizer Lisa Shelton said, “Survivors are all invited to the event to be honored. They are a focus of the event.” Cancer survivors and...

Garage sale to benefit PAHS scholarship fund


The Community Presbyterian Women’s semi-annual garage sale is slated for Saturday, April 17, at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St., from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. A wide range of merchandise will be sold. Donations for the sale will be accepted tomorrow, Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Life lessons from baseball

If it is spring, it is time for another installment of “Life’s Lessons from Baseball and Softball.” The “Bigs” are in spring training, while Little League and Pony League are well into their season. From four year olds hitting balls off tees to folks in their 90s playing slow-pitch softball,...

In memory of Joe and Sarah

In memory of Joe and Sarah


Near the soccer fields at Roberts Point Park, the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department recently installed a plaque dedicated to all Port Aransas soccer players and coaches in memory of Joe Lamb and Sarah Maxham, Port Aransas soccer coaches who died last year. Lamb died of an apparent heart...

Moody

Moody


Dorothy Elizabeth Kothmann Moody, 86, of Las Vegas, Nev., died on Saturday, March 6, 2010. She was a former resident of Port Aransas. She was born on the Premiere Ranch in Mason County in 1924 to Elgin Otto and Anna Jordan Kothmann. In 1941 she married Marshal Klingelhefer. They had...

PAISD faculty grants top ’09

PAISD faculty grants top ’09

Port Aransas Education Foundation

Grants totaling $65,368.79 from the Port Aransas Education Foundation to Port Aransas schools and teachers totaled well over last year’s $57,458.22. The grants were announced Friday, April 9, at the Brundrett Middle School gym. While this year’s total was higher, grants were spread out to 29 recipients with the highest...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

What it takes to be a trustee

So, you want to know about being a “trusty” at Port Aransas ISD? Sometimes the word, “trustee” can be confused with the word “trusty”. A trusty is a convict that has been granted special privileges because of good behavior, and a trustee is someone who is entrusted with the operation...

Port Aransas mimes

Port Aransas mimes


From left, mimes from the Port Aransas High School theater arts class pose for a group photo on Saturday, April 10, at the Aransas Pass Civic Center, where they were performing for the Aransas Pass Women’s Club. From left are Mitchell Byrd, April Sutter, Zori Latkovic, Nick Lance and Sarah...

DARE grads

DARE grads


H.G. Olsen Elementary School held DARE graduation ceremonies in the school gym on Wednesday, April 14. Above: Fifth graders pose with certificates they received for completing the anti-drug education program. At right: Students receiving special recognition are, from left, Kyle Jones, Lily Olson, Vivian Nhan and Grace Flood. Kyle and...

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