Sizzling summer

Sizzling summer

Temperatures soared, cash registers rang

Port Aransas merchants are saying the summer of 2011 was a sizzler, business wise. “I’ve got to say, from the...

Trial by fire

Trial by fire

Port Aransas residents feel heat of Central Texas wildfires

Ron Miller stayed put almost until the last minute, hoping that the gigantic wildfi re wouldn’t reach his house. The...

REMEMBERING 9/11

REMEMBERING 9/11


Residents rally to help

Residents rally to help

Response to supply drive overwhelming

Port Aransas responded in a big way to a drive to provide assistance to families displaced by fires in Central...

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Sharp-Perry have been around block


Rick Perry and John Sharp have crisscrossed paths for more than four decades. For the first two, they were buddies. In the third, their political...

Support businesses that support us


The generosity of this community is beyond measure. Last weekend alone, Port Aransas residents and “friends of Port Aransas” rallied to support the scholarship program...

Real change requires change


“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person.” — Bill Clinton Nearly every time...

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,...

PAHS cross-country teams ran course fast in Beeville

PAHS cross-country teams ran course fast in Beeville


Marlin cross-country runners reported a “real good day” after an outing to Beeville on Saturday, Sept. 10. Coach Steve Reaves reported the weather was great and the course – Veterans...

BMS runners step up their game on Beeville course

BMS runners step up their game on Beeville course


Brundrett Middle School runners competed against a larger crowd than they’re used to at Beeville on Saturday, Sept. 10, and ran later in the day, so the weather was warmer....

BMS teams compete strong at West Guth

BMS teams compete strong at West Guth


Brundrett Middle School runners brought home several single-digit places from a meet held Saturday, Sept. 3, at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi. Top finish among the young Marlins was...

Tryouts for fall swim team are now being held


Don’t put away those swimsuits yet, the Port Aransas Swim Team is offering a fall swim season. Kids, ages four and older, are invited to tryout during practices, held from...

Softball starts, teams forming for volleyball


Adults: Let the games begin! The Port Aransas Softball League kicks off the men’s league this week and the Port Aransas Volleyball Association is forming teams starting next week. Butch...

Kilgore

Kilgore

Danny Edmond Kilgore Jr. died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, from a sudden illness. H e was the son of Carol Kilgore of Port Aransas and Corpus Christi, and the...


Sizzling summer

Sizzling summer

Temperatures soared, cash registers rang

Port Aransas merchants are saying the summer of 2011 was a sizzler, business wise. “I’ve got to say, from the outset, it’s been a remarkable summer,” said Mike Hall, co-owner...

Trial by fire

Trial by fire

Port Aransas residents feel heat of Central Texas wildfires

Ron Miller stayed put almost until the last minute, hoping that the gigantic wildfi re wouldn’t reach his house. The monster blaze eventually would incinerate more than 1,500 homes in...

REMEMBERING 9/11

REMEMBERING 9/11


Residents rally to help

Residents rally to help

Response to supply drive overwhelming

Port Aransas responded in a big way to a drive to provide assistance to families displaced by fires in Central Texas. In just three days, more than $2,000 in cash...

Adopt a pet Saturday

Adopt a pet Saturday


Saturday, Sept. 17, is your chance to adopt a furry fourlegged friend for free. The Port Aransas Animal Shelter will hold an adorable and adoptable pet adoption day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shelter, 409 W. Cotter Ave. The shelter is located behind the Port Aransas Chamber...

Pickin’ it out

Pickin’ it out


Garden Club barbecue is Sunday


A welcome back barbecue is the Port Aransas Garden Club’s way of starting the 2011-12 season. Garden club officers invite members and those wishing to become members to the dinner prepared by Rick Kalke, beginning at 5:45 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St....

Set for a cruise

Set for a cruise


ISLAND OBSERVER

ISLAND OBSERVER

Riding a bike and rescuing a damsel

I had intended to reproduce the notes I made while doing my beach survey on the fateful day 10 years ago when the U.S. was attacked. The unbelievable events were revealed to me as I was looking at birds and the beach on Mustang Island via National Public Radio. Each...

Don’t look now

Don’t look now


Working for higher education

Working for higher education


In Texas, higher education is education and economic development. In 2000, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) adopted a plan called Closing the Gaps by 2015. With Texas’ rapidly growing population and the diversifying of its economy, it is important that Texas make strides to improve and advance the...

Kiwanis Club is taking orders for community calendar listings


Be sure to be included in the community birthday calendar. Orders for listings and calendars are being taken by the Kiwanis Club through Friday, Sept. 23. This will be the 50th anniversary of the calendar that was started by the Mother’s Club, the precursor to the Parent-Teacher Organization. Several years...

Two on one

Two on one


September rebate sets record

September rebate sets record


Port Aransas sales tax revenues continue to climb, with Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reporting sales tax rebates this month of $206,125.68. That’s also the largest September sales tax rebate from the state to Port Aransas since the comptroller’s office began putting the tax rebates on its Web site, dating back...

Whosical in Seussical?

Last call for auditions for youth theater show

Last call for children wishing to audition for the Port Aransas Community Theatre winter youth production of “Seussical Jr.” Auditions continue tonight, Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pollock Center, located behind the Community Presbyterian Church at 113 S. Alister St. An upcoming PACT production prohibits use of...

Franco is cum laude at TAMU


Elaine Franco, a 2008 graduate of Port Aransas High School, graduated cum laude from Texas A& M University College Station during summer commencement ceremonies. Franco received a Bachelor of Arts – International Studies during summer commencement ceremonies. She is the daughter of Jeri and Manuel Franco of Port Aransas.

Sales talk

Sales talk


One week remains in PTO fundraiser

One week remains in PTO fundraiser


Only one week remains to make a purchase from a youngster at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) fundraiser, which began on Sept. 8, will end on Thursday, Sept. 22. Students are selling gift wrap, gift items, baked goods, cookie dough and more to help cover the...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

How teachers spent their summers

Inspired by Dan Parker’s article about students’ summer travels (South Jetty, Sept. 1), here are the tools, knowledge and experiences some Brundrett Middle School teachers are returning to their classrooms with this fall. I attended the National TPRS Conference in St. Louis this summer. Total Physical Response through Storytelling is...

Ready to serve

Ready to serve


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