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Perry says he won’t run for Obama’s job

In his 10th year as governor, he says elect him for another four years, and he’ll serve the full term, and won’t run for president...

Wrong to paint all candidates with same brush

In painting both candidates for school board with the same brush, I misrepresented one in this space last week. I owe an apology to Rick...

State looking at impact of new federal mandates

In anticipation of congressional action on federal healthcare legislation last month, Speaker Joe Straus formed the Select Committee on Federal Legislation to closely monitor federal...

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...

Five bound for regional track

Five bound for regional track


Five Port Aransas track and field competitors advanced to the regional track meet after taking ribbons in the area meet on Friday, April 16 in Beeville. One of them, Corban...

BMS athletes rack up medals


Brundrett Middle School tracksters came back from the District 31A meet in Yorktown on Saturday, April 10, with some ribbons and some bragging rights. Competitors returned home with 10 blue...

Port Aransas High School Golf Schedule


Date Time Location Team APRIL 19-20-Mon.-Tues. TBA Regional @ Brenham Boys & Girls MAY 10&11-Mon-Tue. TB State @ Austin Boys & Girls Head Coach: Steve Reaves

Port Aransas ISD Track Schedule


DATE LOCATION MAY 3-4-Mon.-Tues. Regional @Huntsville 14/15-Fri./Sat. State @Austin Head Coach: Steve Reaves Asst Coach: Javier Mendoza

JV Marlin Baseball


APRIL 20-Tues. *Pettus H 4:45 PM 23-Fri. TBA TBA TBA 24-Sat. *Runge (Wh) H TBA 24-Sat. Charlotte (Bl) H TBA 24-Sat. Pettus (Blue) H TBA MAY 1-Sat. K’ville Academy (Wh)...

M arlins split games with KA, Woodsboro


A scheduling shake-up led to some game changes for the Marlins, who won a last-minute game against Kingsville Academy, 7-1, on Friday, April 16, but got stomped at Woodsboro, 10-0,...

Marlin Varsity Baseball


APRIL 20-Tues. *Pettus H 7 PM 23-Fri. *Runge T 4:30 PM 30-Fri. Greg.-Port. H 7 PM *District games Head Coach: BrianFlack

BASEBALL BOXSCORE


Marlin Varsity Marlins – 10 vs. Falls City – 7 Tuesday, April 13 FC 0 1 1 1 1 4 PA 1 0 3 3 1 8 Pithching: Alex Groseclose,...

JV Marlins squeeze past Academy, 7-6


The junior varsity Marlins squeezed past Kingsville Academy, 7-6, on Friday, April 16, in a four-inning game in Kingsville. While Academy started out strong, scoring four runs in the first...

Marlin Tennis Schedule


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

Avery

Avery

Donald Ray “Uncle Don” Avery died on Friday, April 16, 2010. He was a former resident of Port Aransas who worked at several restaurants here. Avery was born in Dallas...


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Early voting starts Monday in races for PAISD trustee

The countdown to Election Day begins Monday, April 26, with early voting in two races for the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees. The early voting will continue through Tuesday,...

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Wildflowers at WEC

Wildflowers at WEC


Carolyn Rose, right, led the folks at left on the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Wetlands Education Center Wildflower Walk on Saturday, April 10. The 45-minute walking tour of the trails and boardwalks at the center showcased marsh and dune plants, focusing on wildflower identification and natural history, the...

Adopt-a-Beach Clean-up is Saturday


Give our beach a little TLC this weekend. In a joint effort with the Texas General Land Office, Keep Port Aransas Beautiful is hosting the annual Adopt-A-Beach Clean-up on Saturday, April 24. KPAB provides the labor and the GLO provides the supplies to the volunteers. Just show up and get...

Free, guided beach walk set for Friday


Join other curious beachcombers on a free, guided beach walk, tomorrow, Friday, April 23. Meet guide Shirley Fischer at 9 a.m. on the beach under the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier. Sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, the walk gives visitors and residents the...

Art sale is Saturday


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 Saturday, April 24, to enable those visitors coming to help out with the beach cleanup on that date,...

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Council moves to restrict sexually-oriented businesses

If you’re looking to set up a sexually oriented business somewhere, you’d probably better look beyond Port Aransas. The Port Aransas City Council voted 6-0 on Thursday, April 15, to have city staff do an ordinance rewrite that would have the effect of making it even more difficult than it...

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Christianity has its benefits

Today (the day I am writing this) is April 15. We typically call this “tax day.” Others call it “robbery day,” or “IRS day,” etc. The intentions of this day were to provide a means of revenue so that our government can pay for the necessities of running a country...

Youth camp benefit dinner set for Sunday


The First Baptist Church is raising money to send kids to summer camp. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held on Sunday, April 25, at noon, at the church, 200 N. Station St. Plates are $5, and will be available “to go.” An anonymous donor has offered to match any...

New dock

New dock


Work is practically finished now on a new floating dock (it’s the empty one that branches off the breakwater) at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Marina. Only some work on a handrail still needs to be finished, according to Harbor Master Jeff Logue. A walkway was constructed along the breakwater to make...

Relay For Life promises music, games and talent


So, you’re not a joiner. But you would like to attend and contribute to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on Friday, April 30. There are plenty of ceremonies, activities, fundraisers, drawings and fun on the agenda, even for those not directly involved. Relay For Life is a...

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. Volunteers Needed for set-up on the day of the event. Contact Patsy Balcom at (361) 219-6921 or balcom2@gmail.com. Luminaria are...

District to hold online parent survey in May

District to hold online parent survey in May


How are Port Aransas schools doing? How do they treat students? How do they treat parents? How much are parents involved in education here? All those are items the school administration wants to find out – along with many other opinions parents may have about the schools. And to learn...

Everybody loves pie

Everybody loves pie


J.J. Morris, above, was one of many who lined up to throw pie in the face of local ‘celebrities’ at the Project Graduation Country Fair on Saturday, April 17. First Baptist Church pastor William Cambell was the recipient of Morris’ pie, above. Connor Collins and Carlie Munoz, below, took a...

School district’s NovaNet lab helps improve GED program


To Harry Shaw, school outreach is a real and tangible thing. Shaw, director of the Port Aransas General Educational Development (GED) program, is ecstatic that Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty will let his students use the school district’s NovaNET equipment. The process began more than two years ago,...

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS

APRIL 26 - 30

MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS Breakfast MONDAY ASSORTEDCEREAL,GRAH CRACKERS, JUICE TUE SD AY CINNAM ON RAISIN B ISC UIT, SAUSAGE , F RUIT, JUIC E WE D NE SD AY BRE AK F AST B AGE L, F RUIT, JUIC E THURSD AY CINNAM ON TOAST, JUIC E FRIDAY ASSORTEDCEREAL,GRAH...

Oh-h, say…

Oh-h, say…


Brenna Martin, a freshman at Port Aransas High School, sang the National Anthem at the Hooks game at Whataburger Field on Monday, April 19. The Marlins varsity and junior varsity baseball teams were there to watch, along with the Li’l Marlins little league team. Martin is the daughter of Jeanice...

Parents, counselors to meet, discuss 2010-11 school year


Parents of students at Brundrett Middle School are invited to “Meet the Counselors Night,” tonight, Thursday, April 22, from 6 to 7 p.m., to discuss the 2010-2011 school year. School counselors will meet with parents at the BMS cafeteria, at the corner of 10th Street and Avenue B. Parents of...

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