Wet ‘n wild!

Wet ‘n wild!

Rainfall, high tide flood city streets

It’s not every day that you see lumber floating down Station Street. But at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, a...

Global effort

Beach cleanup Saturday part of something bigger

It’s not everyday that we get a chance to do something so good that the effects are felt globally. We...

Port Aransas – Corpus Christi water taxi talks are under way


Picture it. A passenger ferry picks up conventioneers on Corpus Christi’s bayfront and delivers them to Port Aransas to spend...

Coastal cowboy

Coastal cowboy


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Sen. Watson calls for details of state finances


State Sen. Kirk Watson often pokes fun at himself while making a point. That’s what the moderate Democrat and former Austin mayor did recently on...

Hummers: Silver lining to dark rain clouds


For the most part, all this rain hasn’t been much fun. I’ve found one exception: The hummingbirds. We’ve got two feeders handing on shepherd’s hooks...

Election Day is around corner


As the Nov. 2 general election date gets closer, there are some important dates and information to keep in mind. The last day to register...

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...

Runners compete with weather at UTSA meet

Runners compete with weather at UTSA meet


Marlin runners in San Antonio for a cross-country event on Saturday, Sept. 18, had a chance to run under some very unusual weather conditions. Lightning caused several delays, coach Steve...

Fans invited to line course to cheer runners Saturday


You’ll only get one chance this year to cheer on Port Aransas Marlins crosscountry runners at home, and that chance comes Saturday, Sept. 25. That’s when Port Aransas High School...

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Bell

Bell

Sarah Louise “Sally” Bell, 70, died on Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, after a short battle with brain cancer. She was the sister of Marion Fersing of Port Aransas. Bell was...

Sanders

Kenneth Ray Sanders of Corpus Christi and formerly of Port Aransas, 54, died on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010. Sanders was born on April 24, 1956 to Rosemary and David A....


Wet ‘n wild!

Wet ‘n wild!

Rainfall, high tide flood city streets

It’s not every day that you see lumber floating down Station Street. But at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, a six-foot-long piece of two-by-four was seen drifting down the middle...

Global effort

Beach cleanup Saturday part of something bigger

It’s not everyday that we get a chance to do something so good that the effects are felt globally. We get that chance on Saturday, Sept. 25, at the fall...

Port Aransas – Corpus Christi water taxi talks are under way


Picture it. A passenger ferry picks up conventioneers on Corpus Christi’s bayfront and delivers them to Port Aransas to spend some of their tourist dollars here. And that same water...

Coastal cowboy

Coastal cowboy


Beach walk to be held Friday

Beach walk to be held Friday


Find out what treasures wash ashore on Port Aransas beaches at a guided beach walk on Friday, Sept. 24. Beachcombers can learn about the shells and flotsam and jetsam the tides bring in. Guide Shirley Fischer will meet participants on the beach under the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier...

Flood of fun

Flood of fun


‘YeeHaw’ performs for second night


Clap your hands and stomp your feet at a second “YeeHaw” performance Saturday, Sept. 25. The Port Aransas Community Theatre will present the 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...

Meditation techniques be be taught


Lean how to unwind and reduce stress at a free meditation and relaxation class offered by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Instructor Rebecca Haworth will teach non-physical yoga techniques designed to de-stress the mind and body. Participants should meet at 6:30 p.m. at the small pavilion in Roberts...

Hope for Hope raises funds for treatments


Friends and family of Hope Radican raised $3,500 at a benefit dinner in her honor. The Hope for Hope barbecue dinner was held in August at the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 8967 to help with the cost of her cancer treatment. Contributors also participated in an auction and drawing...

Food pantry sets evening hours


The Helping Hands Food Pantry has scheduled the following evening pick-up dates for the remainder of 2010: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 28. The pantry will be open from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. during the scheduled dates, which occur on the last Tuesday of the month. The...

Flu shots offered on Oct. 5


Flu shots… get your flu shots… Port Aransas Emergency Medical Services will give flu shots on Tuesday, Oct. 5. EMS personnel will be set up at the Pollock Center behind the Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., from 1 to 3 p.m. to provide the shots at $15 each....

UTMSI researchers awarded $1 million grant for Arctic work

UTMSI researchers awarded $1 million grant for Arctic work


Two Port Aransas scientists have been awarded a $1 million grant to pursue research that’s expected to aid in the world’s understanding of coastal ecosystems in the Arctic Ocean. The National Science Foundation grant will fund research by Ken Dunton, a professor of marine science, and Jim Mc- Clelland, an...

Digging deep

Digging deep


Water rates hold steady

Monthly base amount lowered by 1,000 gallons

Port Aransans are about to start paying more for their water, but the rates remain among the lowest in the Coastal Bend, according to the agency that provides water to local residents. Currently, Port Aransas consumers pay a minimum of $29.50 per month for water and sewer. That covers the...

A little lesson

A little lesson


PAEF fundraiser is Oct. 1

Mardi Gras tickets on sale

This year’s Mardi Gras in October is scheduled for as early in October as you can get – Friday, Oct. 1, to be specific. It will begin at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center with a Cajun dinner, live auction, silent auction, drawing and live music. The cost is $35...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Becoming ‘bucket fillers’

Students and parents have been backpack fillers so far this year, but have they been bucket fillers? Did you know that everyone has an invisible bucket? And that we can all be bucket fillers? Bucket fillers teach the importance of respect and kindness to others. I first learned about this...

West Guth hills present challenge for BMS runners


Middle school Marlins aren’t used to running in hills. That made the West Guth course in Corpus Christi a little difficult for them on Saturday, Sept. 18, since West Guth begins with hills but then levels out to a flat course near the end. “Our runners did well for running...

Parents of juniors, seniors invited to meeting on Sept. 30


Parents of Port Aransas High School juniors and seniors are invited to get involved in Project Graduation, a chemical free and alcohol-free party for juniors and seniors and their guests on graduation night. The first meeting to elect officers and begin planning fundraisers will be Thursday, Sept. 30. The meeting...

In the lab

In the lab


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