Ghost stories

Ghost stories

Inn frequented by visitors from the ‘other side’

The chef had told the server many times what to do, but he hadn’t done it. Enraged, the chef picked...

Somebody, help me!

Somebody, help me!

Stuck in a tree

‘Shelter in place’

‘Shelter in place’

Computer center staying put till new ‘digs’ set up

The Port Aransas City Council might soon consider a new lease arrangement for the building currently housing the Computer Center....

Going to the dogs

Going to the dogs

City working with county to create dog park near beach

Every dog has his day. And, actually, dogs have had a bunch of good days over the past year or...

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Term limits for governor? The talk goes on . . .

So now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White is calling for Texas governors to serve no more than two full four-year terms. We heard that call...

Burglars, beware of town that cares!

I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take any more! The rest of you may not read the police blotter and constable’s beat...

Political Cartoon

Texas leads in

According to the most recent data provided by the United States Department of Labor, Texas has helped more veterans get jobs than any other state...

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...

JV puts pressure on varsity

JV puts pressure on varsity


The Marlins cross-country runners went to Beeville on Saturday, Sept. 11, and continued to be impressive. The boys team finished third overall, being beaten by Incarnate Word Academy from Corpus...

BMS runners bring home medals


The top 10 runners in each division brought home medals for Brundrett Middle School from a cross-country meet held Saturday, Sept. 11, in Beeville. Coach Javier Mendoza said the course...

Team effort

Team effort


Hustle!

Hustle!


Cheer ’em on!

Marlin cross-country meet set here Sept. 25

Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School will host their only cross-country meets of the 2010 season on Saturday, Sept. 25, and boosters are looking for your support. Teams...

Port Aransas Softball League Men


PAISD Cross-country Schedule


Perez, Ortiz tapped


Port Aransas High School students Chelsea Perez and Kelsey Ortiz have been picked as members of the USA South Texas Select Team that will play exhibition games Saturday, Sept. 18,...

Doolittle

Shirley W. Doolittle of Graham died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. She was 84. She was the mother of Johnny Blaine of Port Aransas. Doolittle was born Aug. 5, 1926 in...

Frank

Frank

Charles Michael “Perch” Frank of Port Aransas, 55, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. Frank was born on March 30, 1955 in San Antonio to Emanuel and Dorothy Frank. He was...

Meyer

Meyer

Anita M. Meyer died Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 in Pearland. She was a longtime resident of Port Aransas. Meyer was born Dec. 12, 1917 in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was...


Ghost stories

Ghost stories

Inn frequented by visitors from the ‘other side’

The chef had told the server many times what to do, but he hadn’t done it. Enraged, the chef picked up a cleaver and threw it at him, killing him...

Somebody, help me!

Somebody, help me!

Stuck in a tree

‘Shelter in place’

‘Shelter in place’

Computer center staying put till new ‘digs’ set up

The Port Aransas City Council might soon consider a new lease arrangement for the building currently housing the Computer Center. The idea, said Port Aransas Mayor Keith McMullin, is to...

Going to the dogs

Going to the dogs

City working with county to create dog park near beach

Every dog has his day. And, actually, dogs have had a bunch of good days over the past year or so in Port Aransas. The city council will meet today,...

More herons to ‘hatch’ Friday

More herons to ‘hatch’ Friday


Eight herons will be on display during “Herons Happen!” on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 Alister St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Herons Happen!” is a Port Aransas Animal Rehabilitation Keep fundraiser, featuring “hatchings” of sponsored and artistically painted herons. Only one more “hatching”...

‘YeeHaw’ opens on Saturday

‘YeeHaw’ opens on Saturday

Old-fashioned community variety show

The Port Aransas Community Theatre will present “YeeHaw,” an old-time variety show, in honor of all active and retired military personnel, law enforcement and fire and EMS personnel. According to director Connie Beane, the last part of the show will be a tribute to those who are currently or who...

Benefit night set for Stark


A benefit for Capt. John Stark is on tap at the Tarpon Ice House, 321 N Alister St., on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 10 p.m. Stark, skipper of Bill Busters II, suffered multiple injuries as a result of a head-on collision on State Hwy. 361 between Port Aransas...

Third Saturday offers discounts


Spend some time on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St., during the Third Saturday Sale. The monthly sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 50 artists will offer 10 to 20 percent, or more, off their work....

Listings in calendar being sold now


The Kiwanis Club is seeking listings for their Community Birthday Calendar. Residents are invited to list their birthdays, anniversaries and memorials in this 49th edition for 50 cents each. The deadline to submit listings is Monday, Sept. 20. The calendars will sell for $5. Listings and calendars may be ordered...

Safford going to mountain top

Safford going to mountain top


After 23 years in the pulpit at Community Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Richard Safford announced Sunday, Sept. 12, that he is leaving Port Aransas. He is answering a call from a church in Angel Fire, N.M. His last Sunday will be Oct. 10. “It’s God’s will,” Safford said, when asked...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

To whom do we look for direction?

Proverbs 3:5-7 states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes.” In these difficult times, if we had the good judgment and...

JELM now offers classes for aerobics


Slip into those workout clothes and join other like-minded individuals in heart-healthy aerobics classes. The low impact classes will be held weekly at 8 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the JELM Center, behind the Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St. Classes are free, but a $1 donation...

Bird talk

Bird talk


Joe: Look at me! I’m perched precariously on the gaping mouth of a leaping marlin! I’m fearless! Jim: It’s not a marlin. It’s a tarpon. Joe: Tarpon! Whatever! The point is, I’m amazing! I’m brave! I’m the baddest bird in the world! Jim: It’s just a a piece of rock,...

City Council Agenda

REGULAR MEETING - 5 P.M. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY HALL, 710 W. AVE. A 1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE AND PRAYER 3. PROCLAMATIONS: A. National Night Out B. Proclamation honoring the heroics of individuals in a life threatening situation. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND REPORTS Comments will be limited to three minutes or less. 4. FINANCIAL REPORT:...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Gearing up for success

We’ve hit the school year running at Ancel R. Brundrett Middle School. Yes, that is our official name. Read more on that at the end of the article. This year, the theme at Ancel R. Brundrett is Gearing Up For Success. We are going beyond the TAKS test, which provides...

Key officers

Key officers


Trustees discuss drug programs


Port Aransas school trustees will ask the volunteer Student Health Advisory Committee to look into programs aimed at reducing drug, alcohol and tobacco use by students. Parents Marnie Pate and Amy Flood came to the school board meeting on Thursday, Sept. 9, to plead for mandatory drug testing in schools....

Mardi Gras!

Fundraiser set for Oct. 1

Mardi Gras time is nearly here. No, not the Mardi Gras celebrated famously in New Orleans in February. This is Mardi Gras in October, the annual fundraiser thrown by the Port Aransas Education Foundation. This Mardi Gras aims to raise money to improve education in the Port Aransas ISD, with...

Want to be a substitute teacher? Training is Wednesday morning


A training session for those who want to be substitute teachers in the Port Aransas Independent School District will be held at the school administration building on Wednesday, Sept. 22, from 9 to 11 a.m. The administration building is at 100 S. Station St. One or more of the Port...

Students selling goodies


You can make it, bake it, decorate it and wrap it all up – and then some – with items being sold by H.G. Olsen Elementary School students. Through Sept. 23, pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students will be going door-to-door and family friendto family friend selling baked goods, jewelry, knick-knacks, mugs,...

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