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Port Aransas named America’s Birdiest City

You always knew birds were big in Port Aransas. Now, the rest of the world has agreed. Port Aransas was...

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Back to Bullock and the Big 12


Things can change in 16 years. Particularly when it comes to college football, and the TV bucks teams can make. That’s been happening in the...

Proud of ‘Team South Jetty’


Proud The South Jetty has had a successful year in terms of professional competition. We were runners-up for Sweepstakes (total points accumulated in the various...

Check insurance coverage now


should include reviewing your insurance coverage for your home and other personal effects. Texas Watch, a non-partisan consumer advocacy organization, has compiled a “fact sheet”...

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...

Schuster

Robert “Robby” Edward Schuster, 48, formerly of Port Aransas, died on May 26, 2010. He was born on Oct. 8, 1961 in Corpus Christi. Schuster was preceded in death by...


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Full of feathers

Port Aransas named America’s Birdiest City

You always knew birds were big in Port Aransas. Now, the rest of the world has agreed. Port Aransas was named “America’s Birdiest City” in the small coastal city division...

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Guided beach walk to be held Friday

Guided beach walk to be held Friday


Beachcombers or wannabe’s are invited to a free, guided beach walk tomorrow, Friday, June 25. Meet guide Shirley Fischer on the beach under the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier at 9 a.m. to learn about the treasures that wash ashore on Mustang Island beaches. Each month the City of...

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First day at work


‘Greater Tuna’ performances to be on stage this weekend

‘Greater Tuna’ performances to be on stage this weekend


Performances of “Greater Tuna” continue this week beginning tonight, Thursday, June 24. The Port Aransas Community Theatre, along with Shaken and Stirred Productions, LLC, will present the play about Texas’ third smallest town. Mike Jones and Ken Yarbrough portray more than 20 characters with 44 costume changes while dealing with...

Seats open on sailing cruise


Unexpected openings have become available for the catamaran sailing cruise aboard the S/V Isla on Tuesday, June 29. The charter will set sail from Woody’s Sports Center, 136 W. Cotter Ave., at 9 a.m. and return at noon. Participants will tour the area by water and may be treated to...

Family friendly poetry slam Sunday


Youth and family-friendly poetry readers are invited to this month’s Grated poetry Sand Slam. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation event will be held Sunday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at Coffee Waves, 1007 State Hwy. 361. No profanity, innuendos, or adult themes will be allowed at this...

Make wire necklaces at workshop Saturday


A beaded wire crochet necklace workshop will be offered on Saturday, June 26. The class will be taught by Jean Ann Reeves at the Art Center for the Islands’, 323 N. Alister St., from 1 to 5 p.m. Class fee is $45 plus $15 for supplies. All tools will be...

Powder Puff Anglers

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Commercial yard  Fireworks to sparkle over island

Commercial yard Fireworks to sparkle over island


Celebrate the 234th birthday of the nation by watching an Independence Day fireworks display in Port Aransas. Residents and visitors are invited to watch the fireworks display on Sunday, July 4. The city, in conjunction with Charles Butt of San Antonio and Port Aransas and the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, will...

Art center to show wildlife photography


Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister, will once again host the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest exhibit, better known as “Wildlife in Focus.” The exhibit will be featured at the First Friday reception on July 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with live music and refreshments. The wildlife...

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June Calendar of events

Beaded Crochet Necklace Workshop June 26, 1 to 5 pm Workshops and classes: • Basic Beaded Wire Crochet Necklace with Jean Ann Reeves: Saturday June 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. $45, plus $15 for supplies. • Drop in and Draw with Pat Dittberner: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m....

Kids’ Calendar

The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and other SUMMER PROGRAMS Parents are welcome at any of the kids’ activities For more information on any Parks and Recreation activity, contact Community Program Coordinator Pam Greene at pamg@cityofportaransas.org or 749-4158

DAILY ACTIVITIES THURSDAY, JUNE 24 • Balloon spheres, 2-4 p.m., Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave. A. Make unique shapes using balloons and string. $2 for the first child, $1 for each additional child in family. SATURDAY, JUNE 26 • Water Wackiness, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Community Park pool, 700 Clark Parkway....

Art camp to be held for youngsters


The Art Center for the Islands will conduct a Summer Youth Art Camp at the center, 323 N. Alister St. The camp will be held Monday through Friday, July 5 to 9, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and will be geared for students entering third grade to those leaving the...

PAST wins meet championship

PAST wins meet championship


The Port Aransas Swim Team won its meet against Corpus Christi Natatorium on Saturday, June 19. The team’s next meet will be against Santa Fe at the Port Aransas Community Park pool, 700 Clark Parkway, on Saturday, June 26. Swimmers are raising money by taking pledges for swimming as many...

New graduation requirements set


Port Aransas ISD is making it easier for some students to graduate from high school, starting next school year. But most students will face the same graduation requirements, and a new level has been added for top achievers. Until the end of this year, Port Aransas students either graduated or...

Angel in guitar contest

Angel in guitar contest


Angel in guitar Cody Angel, Port Aransas High School senior, has been selected to compete as a Guitar Center store winner at the district level in the fourth annual King of the Blues guitar competition. The competition is a nation-wide search for an undiscovered blues guitar player. Local King of...

Scores slightly down, but rating holds


Students on all three Port Aransas campuses dropped slightly in some of their scores in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests this year compared with last year, preliminary results show. But the youngsters did better in other areas, and still did well enough to make all three...

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