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Councilman taking steps to reverse beach vending vote

Port Aransas City Councilman Charles Bujan said he is organizing a petition drive that could force a referendum to overturn...

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Here’s looking at you


Speaking out

Speaking out

Council members have their say about changes to beach vending

Each of the seven members of the Port Aransas City Council has weighed in on the question of whether the...

Cooling off

Cooling off


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Step back, look at big picture

Despite a vocal crowd opposing it, the city council last Thursday approved a change to the Coastal Management Plan that could open the door to...

Compromise an ‘iffy’ word


President Obama is discovering, big time, just how challenging it is to try to achieve compromise in dealing with today’s Congress. The Founding Fathers created...

Terror felt in Norway


When parents send their children off to summer camp, they reasonably expect them to return refreshed and more attuned with the world than when they...

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...

Keeping fit

Keeping fit


Swim team competes in Corpus Christi meet


The Port Aransas Swim Team competed against more than 500 swimmers from Corpus Christi and the surrounding area at the 2011 City Championship. The meet was held Friday to Sunday,...

Athletes:

Physicals next week, cross-country Aug. 8

Physicals have been scheduled for potential Port Aransas High School athletes and cross-country practice will begin next month. High school physical exams are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5, at Dr....

PORT ARANSAS SOFTBALL LEAGUE MEN’S LEAGUE


THURSDAY, JULY 28 7 P.M. EL GATO V. TARPON ICE HOUSE 8 P.M. ISLAND BOYS V. EL GATO 9 P.M. DEEP SEA HDQTRS. V. WOLF JAW THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 7...

PORT ARANSAS SOFTBALL LEAGUE CO-ED LEAGUE


TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 7:30 P.M. TOP GUN ROOFING V. COLDWELL BANKER 8:30 P.M. CHEROKEE V. UTMSI TUESDAY, AUGUST 9 7:30 P.M. CHEROKEE V. TOP GUN ROOFING 8:30 P.M. UTMSI V....

Brown

Barbara Jean Brown of Port Aransas died Monday, July 11, 2011. Brown was born Jan. 17, 1941 in Port Aransas to Bronie Lee and Carmen Boden Brown. She worked as...

Coonce

Tom Coonce of Kingsville died on Sunday, July 17, 2011. Coonce was a former resident of Port Aransas.


STOP!

STOP!

Councilman taking steps to reverse beach vending vote

Port Aransas City Councilman Charles Bujan said he is organizing a petition drive that could force a referendum to overturn a recent council action that opened the door to the...

Here’s looking at you

Here’s looking at you


Speaking out

Speaking out

Council members have their say about changes to beach vending

Each of the seven members of the Port Aransas City Council has weighed in on the question of whether the town’s Coastal Management Plan (CMP) should be changed to possibly...

Cooling off

Cooling off


PAISD rummage sale set Saturday

PAISD rummage sale set Saturday


You never know what kind of bargain you’ll find at a rummage sale. The Port Aransas High School cheerleaders are hoping for a crowd of bargain hunters at their rummage sale on Saturday, July 30. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the foyer of...

Auditions on Saturday for ‘A Month of Sundays’

Port Aransas Community Theatre

The Port Aransas Community Theatre is seeking three men and three women to fill roles in the September production of “A Month of Sundays.” Auditions will be held at the theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. Roles for two strong gentlemen over the age...

Auction on Aug. 4


A silent auction with hors d’oeuvres to keep the Port Aransas swim team racing ahead will be held on Thursday, Aug. 4. The public is invited to Trout Street Bar and Grill beginning at 6 p.m. to nibble and bid on items to help with the costs the team incurs,...

CMP sets beach policy

Document is common to Texas coastal towns

The town’s Coastal Management Plan figures prominently in discussions on whether the City of Port Aransas should allow additional commercial activity on the beach. If the Coastal Management Plan (CMP) doesn’t allow the city to permit more types of businesses on the beach, the city can’t do it. Some folks...

A find

A find


Three picked for city board


The Port Aransas City Council has reappointed two members of the town’s Board of Adjustments and also appointed a new member. The council voted on Thursday, July 21, to reappoint Billy Gaskins as a board member and Patricia Eggleston to be alternate. The council appointed Glenn Martin, a former Port...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Anticipation can beat reality

I am about to leave for a week’s vacation and so I am writing this filled with anticipation. The reality is, however, that by the time this is published, my wife and I will have been back for three days and into the normal routine of life, if there is...

First Baptist Bible school starts Sunday


Children entering kindergarten through fifth-grade are invited to a vacation bible school at First Baptist Church, 200 N. Station St. The camp will be held Sunday, July 31, through Thursday, Aug. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Activities will be centered around the theme, New York, New York. Dinner will...

County-wide health card announced


Nueces County officials on Wednesday, July 27, announced a new county-wide prescription drug discount card that will be available free to all county residents. County Judge Loyd Neal said the card has no eligibility requirements and is expected to have a “sizeable impact” on uninsured residents or residents who face...

Port Aransas couple exchanges nuptials

Port Aransas couple exchanges nuptials


Merry Kathryn Fore and Steven Clay Canion, both of Port Aransas, exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, July 16. The couple held their wedding on the beach in Port Aransas, near the Horace Caldwell Pier. The mother of the bride, Linda Davis of San Jose, Calif., was the matron of honor...

PAISD gives ‘go ahead’ on planning budget


Port Aransas school trustees on Tuesday, July 19, told Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty to go ahead with a budget for 2011-2012 that depends on a higher tax collection rate than last year. They also wanted Doughty to find enough money – estimated at $20,000 – to give classroom teachers a...

Weird science

Weird science


KIDS’ CALENDAR

Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Deparment and Other SUMMER PROGRAMS

Daily Activities THURSDAY, JULY 28 • Get Active: Blob Tag. 10:30 a.m. H.G. Olsen gym, all ages. Free. • Chillin’ Time: Lucky Ducks. 2 p.m. Girl Scout Hut, ages 5 and up, Girl Scout hut, $2 for first child, $1 for each additional child. SATURDAY, JULY 30 • Kid’s Day...

Kids Day at computer center


A “Kids Day” at the Port Aransas Computer Center on Saturday, July 30, will let youngsters share computer games with friends and build social skills at the computers available for use, Port Aransas Computer Club members said. Volunteers will be on hand to help with computes and suggest interactive Web...

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Reading corner


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