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Beach cleanup slated Saturday

Beach cleanup slated Saturday


Most of us enjoy visiting beaches that are clear of trash and debris, and from time to time a little...

Police investigate homicide
Former resident still thinks Gaddafi behind plane crash

Former resident still thinks Gaddafi behind plane crash


Anne Scalan Paulus, a 1982 graduate of Port Aransas High School, worked on Pan Am Flight 103 from London to...

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2007 drug order now haunts Perry

As predicted, when Rick Perry announced he was reconsidering his adamant denials he would run for president, getting in that rarifi ed political air brings...

Federal Sunset Commission?

Thanks to a deep divide between the two major parties in this country, the American Jobs Act presented by President Obama promises to be a...

Some wish Israel would disappear

The world — or at least the large part of it that hates Israel and wishes it would go away — moves a step nearer...

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,...

BMS runners prove they’re ready PAHS XC primed to host meet

BMS runners prove they’re ready PAHS XC primed to host meet


Brundrett Middle School runners may have done well simply to fight their way through the crowd at a crosscountry meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Sept....

Marlin runners were ‘on fire’ at UTSA meet


Marlin cross-country runners may well have wished that a trip to San Antonio on Saturday, Sept. 17, had been for the regional meet. On the University of Texas-San Antonio course,...

Troutt

Troutt

Lillian Leone Hampton Troutt, formerly of Port Aransas, died on Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, at the age of 103. She was the mother of Barbara (Dennis) Richburg of Port Aransas....


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Beach cleanup slated Saturday

Beach cleanup slated Saturday


Most of us enjoy visiting beaches that are clear of trash and debris, and from time to time a little help to keep them looking that way is required. That’s...

Police investigate homicide
Former resident still thinks Gaddafi behind plane crash

Former resident still thinks Gaddafi behind plane crash


Anne Scalan Paulus, a 1982 graduate of Port Aransas High School, worked on Pan Am Flight 103 from London to New York City many times when she was a flight...

Hunt for treasures on the beach Friday

Hunt for treasures on the beach Friday


Head to the beach in the morning, and grab a pail on your way out the door. A free guided beach walk, sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, will be led tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 23. Port Aransan Shirley Fischer will begin the walk at 9...

Putting a pen to it

Putting a pen to it


Curtains will open tonight

‘A Month of Sundays’

Take your “honey” on a date night to see “A Month of Sundays” this weekend. Curtains open on the production at the Port Aransas Community Theatre beginning tonight, Thursday, Sept. 22. Performances will continue Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24, and Thursday, Friday and Saturday Sept. 29, 30 and...

List your dates now


If you have yet to include a birthday, anniversary or memorial in the community birthday calendar, your time is running out. Orders for listings and calendars are being taken by the Kiwanis Club through tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 23. This will be the 50th anniversary of the calendar that was started...

Music Fest benefit set Oct. 8


Have a hankering for some mouth-watering chili, barbecue brisket, pork spare ribs, chicken and pinto beans? Cooks are invited to set up their barbecue pits and bring their best recipes and pit crews to the 11th annual South Texas Music Fest – Chili and Barbecue Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 8....

Thanks for a good year

Thanks for a good year


Surfers to kick off Old Town fete


This year’s annual Old Town Festival will get a start bright and early with a longboard surfing contest, The Old Port A Expression Session, from 8 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association, the festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 15, with most of the activities...

‘Wings’ coming Oct. 7-9

Hosted by Parrot Heads

Arrr ye ready for a good time, me hearties? The Parrot Heads of Port Aransas will hold its annual Wings Over Port A: Pirate Island benefit weekend Friday through Sunday, Oct. 7-9. To be based at the Dunes Condominiums, “pholks” interesting in registering for the event may do so by...

Art About due Oct. 15


Art lovers listen up. It’s almost time for the PA Art About. The 5th annual art walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 15, 4 to 8 p.m., following the Old Town Festival. Participants may walk, bike or take a cart to a number of galleries, studios and shops to...

NERR hosts photo contest

NERR hosts photo contest


If you enjoy getting out into the great outdoors with a camera, this might be the contest for you. The Mission-Aransas National Estuary Research Reserve (NERR) in Port Aransas is conducting a photo contest to showcase the beauty of the reserve’s territory and conservation efforts there. NERR is headquartered at...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Parents are important educators

Parents (or primary caregivers) of children play an essential role in the child’s education. At home, encourage learning, promote a healthy lifestyle and communicate openly and regularly. Attend parent-teacher conferences and events and volunteer. When parents are involved, everyone benefits. Children are more likely to get better grades, feel better...

PTO plans Olsen festival


Big plans are underway for this year’s H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s fall festival. Sponsored by the PTO (Parent Teacher Organization), the event is set for Sunday, Oct. 23, beginning with the traditional costume parade at 1 p.m. from the school’s parking lot. PTO president Jenni Kite said this year’s event...

Tourism ideas

Tourism ideas


Students get early release on Sept. 30


Port Aransas ISD students will get out of school early Friday, Sept. 30, so teachers can plan the next six weeks of instruction and finalize a new grade book system. H. G. Olsen Elementary School students and Brundrett Middle School students will be released at 1 p.m. that day. Port...

New books!

New books!


District re-finances bonds


Despite what it said on the agenda, the Port Aransas school board didn’t turn over the money borrowed in three bond elections at its Sept. 15 meeting. The agenda item said the board was to “refund bonds.” What it meant by “refund” was not to give the money back, but...

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