Grads ‘walk’ Friday

Grads ‘walk’ Friday


Tomorrow, Friday, June 4, may be the last time the Port Aransas High School Class of 2010 is together in...

Feet, don’t fail him now

Feet, don’t fail him now

Shaw now at home working up to walking on his own

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about Harry Shaw, a Port Aransas man who lost...

Weed woes

Service set for Sherry Lancaster

Friday at 2 p.m. on the beach

 A memorial service for Sherry Lancaster of Port Aransas, who died Tuesday, June 1, will be held tomorrow, Friday, June...

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Bo Byers set Gold Standard


Standard Many Texans may not think of it this way, but journalists are a vital cog in the machinery of democracy. The good ones strive...

Straighten up and fly it right


Patriotic holidays, such as the Memorial Day just passed, are always a reason to pull out Old Glory and display it in front of homes...

Get disaster plan ready now, before hurricane strikes


hurricane strikes Tuesday, June 1, marked the start of the 2010 hurricane season, which also means it is time for you to put a plan...

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...

All-district

All-district


Lady Marlins named to the District 32A All-district softball team gather for a photo session. From left are Abby Kenigsberg, second team infield; Jordan Butterfield, first team pitcher; Brenna Martin,...

Just can’t quit

Just can’t quit


Tanner Merrill, a Port Aransas baseball player, scores sliding into home plate during an extracurricular tournament on Saturday, May 29, at the Tuloso-Midway High School field. The Port Aransas team,...

White Marlins major baseball

White Marlins major baseball


The White Marlins major baseball team members are coach Tom Dasch, from left in back, Patrick Watson, Hunter Snyder, Hank Brennan, Devon Byrd, Shivam Bhakta, Cody Maffucci and coach Scott...

White Marlins minor A baseball

White Marlins minor A baseball


The White Marlins minor A baselabll team is coached by Robert Kandra, from left in back, Pete Mora and Aaron Belcher. Players are Skyler Simanek, from left in middle row,...

Winn

Winn

James “Jim” William Winn, 58, of Port Aransas died on Saturday, May 29, 2010. He was born March 1, 1952, in Houston. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a...

Mowry

Mowry

Arthur Mowry, Jr. of Ashland, Ohio died May 16, 2010. He was a Winter Texan in the Port Aransas area for more than 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching...


Grads ‘walk’ Friday

Grads ‘walk’ Friday


Tomorrow, Friday, June 4, may be the last time the Port Aransas High School Class of 2010 is together in one place. At 7 p.m. they’ll march across the floor...

Feet, don’t fail him now

Feet, don’t fail him now

Shaw now at home working up to walking on his own

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories about Harry Shaw, a Port Aransas man who lost his legs to injuries he suffered while serving as a...

Weed woes

Service set for Sherry Lancaster

Friday at 2 p.m. on the beach

 A memorial service for Sherry Lancaster of Port Aransas, who died Tuesday, June 1, will be held tomorrow, Friday, June 4, on the beach, according to family friend Ann Appling....

‘Jack’ performs on stage Friday night

‘Jack’ performs on stage Friday night


What better way to celebrate the first day of the summer school break than to take your children to a live theatre production. It all begins with just a few magical beans as the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, houses another touring production by the Houston Express...

Artwork on display

Artwork on display


The “Guys and Dolls” art exhibit at the First Friday Art Reception includes this artwork by member artists Dianne Berman, clockwise from upper left, Tiddle Caylor, Nancy Stephenson, Duffey Albright, Steve Vaughan and Kim Henkel.

Meet ‘Guys and Dolls’ at art reception


Meet the “Guys and Dolls” at the First Friday art reception tomorrow, June 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. The six featured artists this month are all from Port Aransas. Dianne Berman is known for her photo collage and...

Garden club to install new officers


Officers will be installed at the final Port Aransas Garden Club meeting of the season before resuming activities in September. The traditional salad luncheon will be served at the meeting on Tuesday, June 8, at 11 a.m., at the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Members are asked...

Free historic tours of Little Chapel on the Hill to be given this weekend

Free historic tours of Little Chapel on the Hill to be given this weekend


Step into a part of Port Aransas history this weekend during a tour of the Little Chapel on the Hill. In addition to the normally offered tours on the third Friday and Saturday of each month, the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association is now offering tours on the first...

Visitors invited to participate in round robin tennis tourney


Add a little tennis to your Port Aransas vacation. Visiting tennis players are invited to join residents Saturday morning, June 5, at the monthly round robin tennis tournament The informal “just for fun” tournament will kick off with sign up at 7:45 a.m. Play begins at 8 a.m. Play is...

Living it up

Living it up


Having a great time on the beach in Port Aransas during the Memorial Day weekend were a San Antonio area group, kneeling from left, Tommy, Kelly and Amanda Gawlik; middle row, Arnie Baerwald, Darlene Baerwald, Sandra Rogers, Jennifer Rusnak, JoAnn Gawlik, Mike Menchow and Sean Shoenert; and, in back, Kristen...

‘Dead zone’ researchers find study area under sheen of oil

‘Dead zone’ researchers find study area under sheen of oil


Two scientists from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute who set out to investigate the Gulf of Mexico’s so-called dead zone found themselves also helping authorities learn something about the massive BP oil spill. Dr. Wayne Gardner has been working with a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

Big weekend

Big weekend


Thousands of people visited the beach in Port Aransas during the Memorial Day weekend. This photo was shot from Horace Caldwell Pier, looking south. Visitors were greeted with perfect weather conditions with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80s.

Blood drive scheduled for Thursday, June 10


Summer months often means there are blood shortages, according to the Coastal Bend Blood Center. The blood center asks for everyone’s help to make this summer different. Visit the center’s mobile unit on Thursday, June 10, at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., from 2 to 5 p.m.,...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

PAISD: Setting the standard

Port Aransas I.S.D., in my opinion, set the standard for the acronym NCLB – No Child Left Behind. This has been the mindset of this school district since I came here in the fall of 2004. This is nothing new for these teachers or administrators, and has long been their...

Talented

Talented


Brundrett Middle School students held a talent show at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School gym on Tuesday, June 1. Elementary students, parents and teachers enjoyed a wide variety of performances. At left, Emma Shannon glides through a graceful dance number. Right: Miles May (right) and Chase Denton play a clarinet...

Birding classes for kids offered

Throughout Coastal Bend

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute will offer introduction to birding classes for children. Birding 101 for Kids will be taught this summer to children ages seven to 16 years at various locations around the Coastal Bend. The classes are designed to help students identify birds as well as...

Beach house tours benefit PAEF

Beach house tours benefit PAEF

Wednesdays through Sundays

The Port Aransas Education Foundation will again be the beneficiary of tours of a coast home this summer. The Susan Castor Beach House will open to the public Wednesday, June 9. Admission will be $5 per person, with $4 going to the foundation. The home will be open from 11...

Young patriots

Young patriots


Members of the Port Aransas Daisy and Brownie Scouts assisted with the Memorial Day service held Monday, May 31, by VFW Post 8967 at Royal Palm Cemetery. Daisy Scouts are, from left, Hadley Stokes, Sayla Rawe, with Hannah Templeton operating the cell phone for music to ‘God Bless America,’ and...

Eggleston accepted at UT scholars honors program

Eggleston accepted at UT scholars honors program


John Eggleston, who will gradua te tomorrow, Friday, June 4, as Port Aransas High School salutatorian, has been accepted into the University of Texas Turing Scholars Honors Program. Eggleston was a member of the Marlins computer science team that placed second in state this year. He was also on the...

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