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Holiday

Banks, city hall, South Jetty change hours for Labor Day

First responders, including police, the EMS and firefighters will be on duty Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Also, if your...

Police probe fatal wreck

Police probe fatal wreck

Range of charges possible

At press time, no decision had been made about what charges, if any, might be filed in the case of...

Getting back

Procedure changed for returning after evacuation

The question isn’t whether or not Port Aransans ever will have to evacuate in advance of an approaching hurricane. The...

Getting to work

Getting to work


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Spotlight could be hot for Gov. Perry


Rick Perry has managed to grab the national media spotlight. In a very short time following his official declaration of candidacy Aug. 13, the Texas...

Rain: The next attraction?


If we really do get some rain toward the end of this week, it might just be one of those rare times when rain is...

Tide may bring Rubio to the top


In my high school days before sex and environmental education and the general dumbing down of the population, memorization of some Shakespeare was expected in...

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-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Lap swim: Tuesday-Friday,...

Come play tennis!

Come play tennis!


Celebrate the last hurrah of summer by entering the monthly round robin tennis tournament on Saturday, Sept. 3. The informal “just for fun” tournament will kick off with sign up...

Runners do ‘very well’ despite the hot weather

Runners do ‘very well’ despite the hot weather


Port Aransas cross-country coach Steve Reaves said he was “very pleased” with runners in the first cross-country meet of the season on Saturday, Aug. 27, at H.P. Garcia Park in...


Holiday

Holiday

Banks, city hall, South Jetty change hours for Labor Day

First responders, including police, the EMS and firefighters will be on duty Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. Also, if your trash cans and recycling bins are full, put them on...

Police probe fatal wreck

Police probe fatal wreck

Range of charges possible

At press time, no decision had been made about what charges, if any, might be filed in the case of a fatal Port Aransas auto accident in which eight children...

Getting back

Procedure changed for returning after evacuation

The question isn’t whether or not Port Aransans ever will have to evacuate in advance of an approaching hurricane. The question is: When will it happen? And when it does...

Getting to work

Getting to work


Swim half-price Monday

Swim half-price Monday


Take a half-price dip in the Port Aransas Community Park pool on Labor Day. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is offering half-off the entry fee on Monday, Sept. 5. Normally closed on Monday, the pool will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. in celebration of...

Isla of Man planned for First Friday

Isla of Man planned for First Friday


An all-male artists’ exhibit will be the showcase at the Sept. 2 First Friday art reception at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. The public is invited to the reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to view Isla of Man, featuring works by Louis Garcia, Gary...

Wing Ding shindig to benefit food bank


Chicken wing chefs will pit their best recipes against one another on Sunday, Sept. 4, to benefit the Port Aransas Helping Hands Food Pantry. The third Helping Hands Wing Ding gets underway for the cooking teams at noon, and the public is invited to enjoy samples, live music and games...

Bake sale on Sunday


Port Aransas High School cross-country runners are inviting you to give your sweet tooth a break and come to a bake sale Sunday, Sept. 4. The sale will start at 9 a.m. at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., and run until the goodies are gone. Proceeds will...

ISLAND OBSERVER

ISLAND OBSERVER

Saluting Miss Rose; and compiling good data

A few years ago in this column I was speculating somewhat facetiously about what would happen when a super highway replaced the Island Road (State Hwy. 361). I envisioned a flyover and those big green exit signs that adorn our major highways everywhere. I mused that one of those signs...

Cruise tickets selling fast


Don’t miss your once-a-year opportunity to dine and dance under the stars on a cruise along the Lydia Ann Channel. The Rotary Club’s annual Champagne Cruise and Mini- Taste of Port Aransas is set for Friday, Sept. 9, aborad the Wharf Cat out of Fisherman’s Wharf. The tax-deductible tickets may...

KPAB appreciation fete is Sept. 12


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful would like to give back and show appreciation to everyone who has been involved in beautifying Port Aransas during the year. The annual appreciation celebration is planned for Monday, Sept. 12, 5:30-7 p. m., at the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Themed “Port...

Parrot Heads can put a new shirt on your back


The Parrot Heads of Port Aransas will have new club tshirts available for purchase at its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 8. The group will gather at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams’ home for the last business meeting before the Wings Over Port A: Pirate Island, weekend fundraiser party in...

Council votes to fund dog park


The Port Aransas City Council has set aside $22,000 in funding to possibly build a dog park near the city’s animal shelter. Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 25, the council voted 5-0 to use park dedication fee revenue for the dog park. Council members Keith Donley and Charles Bujan were absent....

Singing guitarist will headline free concert


Kick up your heels or prop up your feet while listening to a live music concert in the park on Friday, Sept. 9. Sunset Sounds is a free monthly concert series held at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park from 7 to 9 p.m. This month will feature...

Friends of ARK will hold benefit dinner on Sept. 10

Friends of ARK will hold benefit dinner on Sept. 10


An evening of food, fun and fellowship awaits those who “Fall for the ARK” on Saturday, Sept. 10. The annual Animal Rehabilitation Keep benefit dinner, hosted by Friends of the Ark, is set for 6 p.m. at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Avenue A. Live, silent and Chinese...

Marlins will ‘paddle for Parkinson’s’


Members of the Port Aransas High School Marlins basketball team are taking part in the second annual Paddle for Parkinson’s relay on North Padre Island on Saturday, Sept. 3. The event, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Billish Park, involves a five-mile paddle that can be...

Elementary kids will start fundraising soon


H. G. Olsen Elementary School students will soon be selling gift wrap, gift items, baked goods and cookie dough as a fundraiser for the school’s Parent Teacher Organization. Red Apple Resources will be this year’s new vendor for the fundraiser, to begin Thursday, Sept. 8, and run through the Sept....

First day, ever

First day, ever


EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Schools better than you may think

Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” This month, again, teachers and students see the end of summer break and the beginning of a new school year. Some of us have done this for so long that it has become...

ECG testing open to PAHS athletes


Port Aransas athletes have the opportunity get a cardiac screening if they return a screening form to Port Aransas ISD Athletic Direct or Steve Reaves by tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 2. Reaves said the school district is participating in the screening this year. He pointed out that last year, six high...

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