Blessing or curse?

Blessing or curse?

Influx of sargassum weed met with mixed reactions

It’s ba-a-a-a-a-a-ck! Lots of it! Just as surely as the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, the sargassum seaweed returns...

Boys in blue

Boys in blue

Marlins make school history, pace peers in state

How did the 2011 Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team win its first district title in school history? With...

Early voting off to slow start

Successful softball season concludes

Pirates defeat Lady Marlins

The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team fell to the Center Point Lady Pirates, 3-4, in an area...

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Knives are out for redistricting

The long knives are out. Short ones, too. This is the month Texas legislators sort out who their friends are — and who they aren’t....

Treasure your mothers

It’s hard to believe that this will be the 17th year I’ve celebrated Mother’s Day without my mother. She is as present to me as...

Bin Laden: Justice has been done

“Ding dong the witch is dead!” As crowds gathered outside the White House, at the site of Ground Zero and in other public places to...

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 to vie for area title

Ladies to vie for area title


The Lady Marlins will go to Jourdanton, south of San Antonio, on Friday, May 6, fora7p.m.gameagainstthe Center Point Lady Pirates. The winner-take-all prize of the one-game playoff: A trip to...

Waiting game

Waiting game

Marlins to play winner of Friday game between Mason, Charlotte

The Marlins are idle this week, waiting to hear the results of a game Friday, May 6, between the Charlotte Trojans and the Mason Cowboys. That game, to be played...

Marlins practice vs. San Perlita


The Marlins kept their hands in, and their bats active, in an otherwise idle week by stomping the San Perlita Trojans in a double-header at Port Aransas, 12-2 and 13-1....

Benefit golf tourney is Friday at Newport Dunes


Those wishing to play golf in a charity tournament benefiting Port Aransas youth should get busy registering. The nonprofit Trinityby the-Sea Episcopal Day School will hold its 2011 Charity Golf...

Round robin tennis for adults is slated Saturday


The monthly round robin tennis tournament will be held Saturday, May 7. The informal “just for fun” tournament will kick off with sign up at 7:45 a.m. Play begins at...

Kiwanis set bike rodeo for May 15


Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to form a posse at a Bike Rodeo on Sunday, May 15. The Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas and the Port Aransas Police...

Suarez

David Steven Suarez of Port Aransas died Friday, April 29, 2011. Suarez was born on Sept. 18, 1973 in Fort Benning, Ga. He is survived by his wife, Maryann Corkill-Suarez...


Blessing or curse?

Blessing or curse?

Influx of sargassum weed met with mixed reactions

It’s ba-a-a-a-a-a-ck! Lots of it! Just as surely as the swallows return to San Juan Capistrano, the sargassum seaweed returns to Texas beaches each spring. And Port Aransas is no...

Boys in blue

Boys in blue

Marlins make school history, pace peers in state

How did the 2011 Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team win its first district title in school history? With hard work by talented players and with lessons from a...

Early voting off to slow start

Successful softball season concludes

Pirates defeat Lady Marlins

The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team fell to the Center Point Lady Pirates, 3-4, in an area playoff game tonight, Friday, May 6. The game was played...

City to treat moms

City to treat moms


Help Mom to cool off and destress by taking her to the Port Aransas Community Pool on Mother’s Day for a free swim. Moms with a child in tow will be admitted free on Sunday, May 8, from 1 to 6 p.m., courtesy of the City of Port Aransas Parks...

Artists show color at First Friday

Artists show color at First Friday


The May 6 First Friday art reception will feature a group show, “Los Colores de Mayo.” The colorful exhibit will be open for viewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the reception at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. The public is invited to socialize and...

Double feature at PACT this weekend


Doors will open at the Port Aransas Community Theatre for two one-act plays to be performed by theatre arts students from Seashore Middle Academy. A double feature of “The Bathroom Door” and “Whose Movie is it Anyway?” will be performed Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, at 7 p.m.,...

Tourism workers invited on cruise


Hospitality stars of Port Aransas are invited to a special cruise in their honor in celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week. Area shops, restaurants and accommodations are invited to send their top hospitality star or stars to the mixer aboard the Wharf Cat out of Fisherman’s Wharf, 900 N....

Rabies clinic offered


The Port Aransas Animal Shelter will offer a reducedfee rabies clinic on Saturday, May 7. Pet owners are invited to bring their four-legged friends to the shelter, at 409 W. Cotter Ave. behind the Chamber of Commerce- Tourist Bureau, to get vaccinated. The vaccine and a city tag will cost...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Slowing down

Over the past six months or so, I have become a landlubber. When I am down at the ship channel, I merely view the massive vessels slipping discreetly in and out of our local ports. I used to board them. I used to climb the long gangways, sometimes feeling as...

Grace serves up hot meals


A free hot lunch will be served every Sunday starting this week, May 8, at Grace Community Church, 1801 S. 11th St. The lunch will be served starting at 12:30 p.m. following the 10 a.m. worship service.

On the road, again

On the road, again


Vows planned

Vows planned


AFPA sets meeting


Possible changes to the Animal Friends of Port Aransas bylaws and future project goals will be discussed at a meeting on Tuesday, May 10. Members are encouraged to attend the meeting, to begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Aransas Harbor Condominiums meeting room, 230 Cut-off Road, to give input. Also...

Doing their part

Doing their part


EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

2010-11: It’s been a great year!

Thank you, Port Aransas, for a great year. As I reflect over the year, I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be part of a school district where the schools are the heart of the community. It has been great to have so many community members graciously devote...

Survey seeks data for parent involvement


The Port Aransas ISD is once again conducting an on-line survey to find out how Port Aransas schools are doing in parents’ eyes, among other things. The survey is similar to one conducted at this time last year, with a couple of added questions, said Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty. The...

Kids get to show off at field days


Port Aransas students will get a chance to show their stuff at two field days next week. The Parent, Teachers Organization (PTO) will hold a track and field day for Brundrett Middle School students on Thursday, May 12, and H.G. Olsen Elementary School students on Friday, May 13, both at...

Banana tree lovers

Banana tree lovers


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PTO to honor teachers at luncheon on Friday

Faculty and staff at H.G. Olsen Elementary School will be the guests of honor at a teacher appreciation luncheon tomorrow, Friday, May 6. Actually, they will be the only guests, students will continue with their normal schedules. The Parent, Teach Organization (PTO) will treat teachers and the school staff to...

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