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Homecoming court

Homecoming court


Dreessen is Citizen of Year

Dreessen is Citizen of Year


The 2010 Citizen of the Year is probably most familiar to patrons of the Port Aransas Community Theater, but the...

Wind, rain, hail pummel island

Wind, rain, hail pummel island


Fierce wind, rain and hail that struck Port Aransas before dawn Sunday, Jan. 9, knocked out electrical power and caused...

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No more free lunch votes?


The current budget situation in Texas, and in Washington, is sort of like the political drama over abortion in the 1970s and 1980s. The United...

Editorial

Dreessen makes us better

When Jack Dreessen came to town, he didn’t waste any time getting his feet wet, and not necessarily in the surf. He’s most visible in...

Covering all bases, in print and online


As much as I prefer paper and ink, there are times when electronic media (preferably with a battery back-up) comes in handy. It will be...

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...

Ladies score win to open district

Ladies score win to open district


The Lady Marlins knew they could score on transitions. It just took them a little time to get it started, said coach Stephanie Cowen. Indeed, the ladies kicked off their...

JVs up record with 41-30 win over Mathis


The junior varsity Lady Marlins drove their season record to 8-3 with a 41-30 defeat of the Mathis Lady Pirates on the Port Aransas court on Tuesday, Jan. 4. The...

Junior varsity opens district with 46-30 win


Opening the 31A district season on Friday, Jan. 7, at home against Kenedy, the junior varsity Lady Marlins quickly began a winning season with a 46-30 victory. The Port Aransas...

Up for the shot

Up for the shot


Go, team!

Go, team!


Intensity

Lady Marlins post win in last contest before district

The Lady Marlins had little trouble handling the Mathis Lady Pirates at Doyle Marek Gym on Tuesday, Jan. 4, coming away with a 57-33 victory. Coach Stephanie Cowen said the...

Big Blue pushes IWA to overtime


A Marlins squad coming off what coach Joe Kocurek called its worst game of the year couldn’t manage to hold off a determined Incarnate Word Academy group in overtime in...

Marlins score homecoming win


Coming off two disappointing losses on the road, the Marlins returned on Friday, Jan. 7, to Doyle Marek Gym for a victorious homecoming, defeating the Annapolis Christian Crusaders, 45-22. “It...

Fast action

Fast action


Middle school Marlins overpower Woodsboro

7TH, 8TH GRADES POST WINS

Defense played important roles in two Brundrett Middle School Marlin games on Thursday, Jan. 6, against Woodsboro. In both the eighth-grade and seventhgrade contests, the Marlins improved their records with...

Kinney

Kinney

Harrison “ Buzz” Kinney, of Corpus Christi and formerly of Port Aransas, died Wednesday, Jan. 5. He was 89. Kinney was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 17, 1921,...

Sowders

Sowders

Travis Lynn Sowders, the owner and operator of TLS Beach Rentals in Port Aransas for eight years, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. He was the youngest of nine children born...


Cold?
Homecoming court

Homecoming court


Dreessen is Citizen of Year

Dreessen is Citizen of Year


The 2010 Citizen of the Year is probably most familiar to patrons of the Port Aransas Community Theater, but the time and talents of Jack Dreessen also have been shared...

Wind, rain, hail pummel island

Wind, rain, hail pummel island


Fierce wind, rain and hail that struck Port Aransas before dawn Sunday, Jan. 9, knocked out electrical power and caused damage to at least a few structures, but no injuries...

Wagging tails to greet visitors Saturday

Wagging tails to greet visitors Saturday


An open house of the Port Aransas Animal Shelter will allow visitors to see the recent improvements made to the shelter and visit the dogs and cats that are currently housed there. Sponsored by Animal Friends of Port Aransas, Inc., the Adorable and Adoptable Day and Open House is set...

Drip candle workshop set


Drip candles will be the next We’re Having Fun workshop activity. Wannabe candle makers are invited to meet at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at the Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave. A. Bring a bottle if you like, but bottles will be available for use. The free workshop...

Art to be on sale Saturday


The Art Center of the Islands will offer a sale on original art at the Third Saturday Sale. Shoppers will find deals at the center, 323 N. Alister St., on Saturday, Jan. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted art from many of the center’s artists will be available....

‘Opal’ returns tonight for second run

‘Opal’ returns tonight for second run

Port Aransas Community Theatre

“Opal’s Baby” returns to the Port Aransas Community Theatre stage beginning tonight, Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7:30 p.m. The play, suitable for all ages, is slated to continue its run at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 14 and 15, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 20-22 and 27-29....

Donate blood today


Make a resolution this New Year to donate blood at the Port Aransas community blood drive today, Thursday, Jan. 13. The Coastal Bend Blood Center mobile unit will be at the Family Center IGA parking lot, 418 S. Alister St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donors must be in...

Fish fry to offer food, music, more


Hot, crispy fried fish will be the main attraction at the Port Aransas Rotary Club’s annual Fish Fry and Dance on Saturday, Jan. 15. Dancing to music provided by Cody Angel and the Experimental Blues Band will round out the evening. Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Civic...

Red carpet to roll Sunday

PACT’s 2010 Sandy Awards

A star-studded evening honoring the Port Aransas Community Theatre performers from the 2010 season can be enjoyed by all on Sunday, Jan. 16. The 8th Annual Sandy Awards will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361. Stars from productions, including “Blithe Spirit,” “Cheatin’,” “YeeHaw,” “Opal’s...

Tours, lecture set to educate

Health, ecology, lifestyle and preparation

The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department offers activities focused on health, ecology, lifestyle and preparation as part of its H.E.L.P. series. The following four activities are offered during January. On Tuesday, Jan. 18, a tour of the Texas Parks and Wildlife CCA/AEP Marine Development Center in Corpus...

Bake sale is Saturday


Have a hankering for some baked goodies? Hold off until this weekend, because a Project Graduation bake sale is planned for Saturday, Jan. 15. Beginning at 8 a.m., volunteers will be at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., selling baked goods. Seniors and parents are still needed to...

A new road

A new road


Schools release early on Friday; no class Monday


Port Aransas ISD students will get out of school early tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 14, and won’t go to school at all the following Monday, Jan. 17. The early release Friday is because it’s the end of the six-weeks reporting period, and schools always let out early at the end of...

Trustees to decide on school calendar


School trustees will vote tonight, Thursday, Jan. 13, on one of two calendar options for the 2011-2012 school year. The options presented will have been voted on by teachers and staff of the school district. However, at South Jetty deadline time, no result of that vote was available. Neither of...

Big beat

Big beat


EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Secret to math? Practice, practice

As with any skill you want to excel in, be it basketball, ballet or math, you only improve if you practice. There isn’t a magic potion. Do you think athletes improve their game by just watching? They improve by getting involved. By practicing their craft every day, they improve both...

Waffle breakfast coming on Sunday


The Brundrett Middle School Student Council will hold waffle breakfasts on Sunday, Jan. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 20, to raise money to help beautify the school. The breakfasts will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria. Cost is $5, all you can eat.

A happy homecoming

A happy homecoming


Kelsey Ortiz was crowned homecoming queen at Port Aransas High School on the evening of Friday, Jan. 7. The evening began with the PAHS Lady Marlins varsity and JV teams beating the Kenedy Lady Leopards and the Marlins whipping the Annapolis Christian Crusaders. Homecoming ceremonies were held after the last...

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