Walk it off

Walk it off

Relay For Life is part of fight against cancer

Roberts Point Park will be where it’s happening tomorrow night, Friday, April 29. Port Aransas Relay For Life will begin...

Face-off

Questions to be posed to candidates

Voters are invited to come to city hall tonight, Thursday, April 28, to listen to candidates for Place 1 on...

Volunteers to help clean island beach


Help make a difference on Saturday by joining the efforts to clean our beaches. Everyone is invited to the 25th...

Ahoy, there!

Ahoy, there!


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Texans pray for rain, rainy day school funding

Gov. Rick Perry asked Texans to pray over Easter weekend for rain to combat massive wildfires that are threatening many areas of the state. Meanwhile,...

Be there for candidates

Those of you who have not already made up your minds should make it a point to attend Candidates’ Night tonight. It will be at...

Even offensive speech protected

The RINO (reverend in name only) Terry Jones is like his fellow RINO, Fred Phelps, but in political drag. Jones, the “pastor” (PINO?) of the...

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...

They did it!

They did it!


Awareness ride

Awareness ride


Ortiz to state golf tournament; others win medals at regional

Ortiz to state golf tournament; others win medals at regional


Kelsey Ortiz can plan on spending Monday and Tuesday, May 9 and 10, in Austin. She’ll be at the UIL state golf tournament, representing Port Aransas High School. Ortiz finished...

Ladies win district, draw a bye

Ladies win district, draw a bye


In a three-way tie for first place in District 32-A, the Lady Marlins headed into a two-game playoff series on Thursday, April 21. They managed to win a slugfest against...

Ladies maul Bruni, 22-2, in three innings for playoff position


It’s tough to argue with 22 runs. The Lady Marlins started swinging bats in the first inning and kept busy all evening on Wednesday, April 20, to take a 22-2...

The team, together

The team, together


Coach: Tennis players ‘awesome’ at regionals


“Some awesome tennis” is how coach Dante Cage described the Port Aransas performance at the regional level in College Station. Jessica Borden lost her regional first round match, 5-7, 1-6,...

Charity golf tourney to tee off on May 6


Did anyone say “golf?” Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Day School will hold its 2011 Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 6, at the Newport Dune Golf Course, an Arnold Palmer signature course,...

Swim team tryouts are set for Saturday


Competitive swim season is just around the corner. The Port Aransas Swim Team will hold tryouts and registration for new summer swimmers on Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-noon, at the...

Baseball history is made

Baseball history is made

Marlins win first-ever district championship

Port Aransas won its first baseball district championship in school history, according to coach Brian Flack, with an explosive 28-2 victory over the Runge hornets at Runge on Friday, April...

Buchanan

Buchanan

Allan Buchana n o f Willmar, Minn., and a Port Aransas Winter Texan, died at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2011. Born on May 8, 1928, Buchanan spent most...

Gray

Gray

Mil- dred Ilene Gray, age 8 1 , o f Purcell, Okla., and form erly o f Po r t Aransas, died on Friday, April 22, 2011. Gray was born...


Walk it off

Walk it off

Relay For Life is part of fight against cancer

Roberts Point Park will be where it’s happening tomorrow night, Friday, April 29. Port Aransas Relay For Life will begin at 7 p.m., and continue until 7 a.m. on Saturday,...

Face-off

Questions to be posed to candidates

Voters are invited to come to city hall tonight, Thursday, April 28, to listen to candidates for Place 1 on the Port Aransas City Council present their cases for election....

Volunteers to help clean island beach


Help make a difference on Saturday by joining the efforts to clean our beaches. Everyone is invited to the 25th annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup, set for...

Ahoy, there!

Ahoy, there!


Take old papers to civic center to shred

Take old papers to civic center to shred


Declutter your office and home by taking part in the annual Island Shred Day. Those who need to rid their drawers and file cabinets of private papers no longer needed are invited to bring them to the Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A, on Wednesday, May 4, 10...

On a treasure hunt

On a treasure hunt


Young actors sought for cast

Port Aransas Community Theatre

Calling all young stage talent… the Port Aransas Community Theatre will hold auditions for a summer youth production of “Dear Edwina, Junior.” Children ages eight through 16 are invited to the casting call on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the theatre, 2327 St. Hwy....

H.E.L.P. tour slated Tuesday


Learn something new about commercial shrimp and sea urchin farming at a free tour of the Texas AgriLife Research Mariculture Laboratory. Participants are invited to meet at 1:50 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, in the parking lot of the Civic Center to carpool to the facility, located on Port Street....

Silent auction set Saturday to help eco-friendly causes


A “green-inspired” fundraiser, with proceeds going to help our planet, will be held on Saturday, April 30. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s Green Team will hold a silent auction, as well as a drawing for a cash prize at The Gaff, 323 Beach St., from 3 to 5...

Hospitality employees offered ride


Those on the “frontline” of tourist services are invited to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week on an evening cruise to embark Wednesday, May 11. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau and Fisherman’s Wharf wish to thank Port Aransas travel hosts with this free cruise. Area shops, restaurants and...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

‘He’s on the loose!’

If anyone ever tries to tell you that pastors are a serious lot with no sense of humor or appreciation for a practical joke, do not listen to them! There may be few out there, but most of us are an irreverent lot who appreciate a good joke or prank,...

11th Street not expected to become a speedway


A “drag- strip mentality” isn’t expected to develop if 11th Street is smoothed out and widened, but if speeding does become a problem, police will respond, a Port Aransas police lieutenant said. Some 11th Street area residents have said speeding is a problem. And residents say they’re concerned that if...

Salt, wind combine on lines to knock out power on Saturday


A power outage caused by salt and grit on electric lines on Saturday, April 23, took a bite out of Easter weekend profits for some Port Aransas businesses. Andy Heines, a spokesman for AEP, the company t hat delivers electricity to Port Aransas, said weather conditions like those we’re having...

Early voting starts Monday


Early voting in the Port Aransas city election starts Monday, May 2, and continues through Tuesday, May 10. Voting will be at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Hours for voting Monday through Friday, May 2 through 6, will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting hours Saturday, May...

Holy Week First Communion

Holy Week First Communion


Field of dreams

Field of dreams


Institute offers lessons in outdoors for children


The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) is offering youngsters the chance to explore the Texas coast’s unique ecosystems this summer through hands-on field and laboratory lessons. Master teachers and scientists will guide students through a better understanding of the natural world that is so much a part of...

A very Good Friday!

A very Good Friday!


Community theatre to hold summer camp


With summer just around the corner, it’s not too early to begin making those summertime plans for the kids. The Port Aransas Community Theatre will hold “Play and Learn at PACT,” a two-week summer theatre camp, from June 13 through June 24. Children entering grades three through five are invited...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

We’re high and dry without WADA

Remember “Two bits, four bits, six bits, a dollar. . .”? Well, now in Texas school finance it’s something like “Gold pennies, copper pennies, tax cap and WADA”. Everyone involved with the education of our kids is sitting on pins and needles waiting to see what is going to happen...

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