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Jump start

Volunteers give kids leg up in team sports

When Port Aransas High School basketball season starts this month, some of the teenage players will already be veteran players,...

Grassroots

Advisory boards do valuable groundwork for city council

Pretty much every month, they meet to talk about the future of Port Aransas construction and development, parks and recreation...

Voters will cast ballots Tuesday


As of Monday, Oct. 31, early voting in the Nov. 8 constitutional amendments election had totaled 45, a number election...

Halloween frights, delights

Halloween frights, delights


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Obama learns about racism

It probably took a black man to point it out with any legitimacy. President Barack Obama is finally beginning to realize that a barrier to...

Check out locals first

Remember when the first Christmas ads came out on Thanksgiving Day? The paper would weigh about 10 pounds with all the holiday inserts advertising specials...

Picture this — before abortion

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles last Tuesday, Oct. 25, granted a request for a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a provision...

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,...

Lady Marlins eye tough opponents

Lady Marlins eye tough opponents


It will be no piece of cake this year. Four of last year’s Lady Marlins have graduated. That team nailed down second place in district and advanced as far as...

Marlins


2011-12 Basketball Schedule Home games are in BOLD TYPE November 3 Marlin Mania 5 Moody Scrimmage V TBA 12 Industrial ( Scrimmage) JV/V3 15 Ingleside JV/V 5/6:30 17- 19 Marlin...

Brundrett Middle School


2011-12 Basketball Schedule Home games arein BOLD TYPE Game order: 7th girls, boys, 8th girls, boysBoys’ Coach Brian FlackGirls’ Coach Javier Mendoza November 14 Kenedy 4:30 18-19 TBA Boys Tourney...

Port Aransas ISD Cross Country 2011Schedule


August 27 Moody High School HS Dr. Hector P. Garcia Park 28 Bake Sale HS Family Center IGA September 3 Carroll HS HS/MS West Guth Park 4 Bake Sale HS...

‘Mania’ hits gym Thursday


If fans really need to get pumped up for the coming Marlins basketball season, their chance is coming Thursday, Nov. 3, when Marlin Mania hits the gym at Port Aransas...

‘Outside food’ banned in gyms


The Lady Marlins will take the court at Doyle Marek Gym for their first home game on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and the Marlins begin their home season by hosting Industrial...

Journalist trades notepad for golf clubs for a day

Journalist trades notepad for golf clubs for a day


I went golfing at the Newport Dunes Golf Course here in Port Aransas on Wednesday, Oct. 26. It was my first time to go golfing anywhere, ever. And to say...

Williams’ daughter is Olympic hopeful

Williams’ daughter is Olympic hopeful


The daughter of a Port Aransas couple will be in Birmingham, England next month, during qualifying meets for the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. Alaina Williams is the daughter of Wayne...

Round robin tennis is Saturday


Resident tennis players invite visitors to join them Saturday, Nov. 5, for the monthly round robin tennis tournament. The informal “just for fun” tournament will kick off with sign up...

Booster club to meet


The Marlin Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, at the school administration building, 100 S. Station St. The agenda will include a discussion of this...

Nichols Ford

Nichols Ford

Yvette Jeannette Nichols, 4 9 , o f Austin died on Sunday, Oct. 23. She enjoyed spend- ing summer vacations beachcombing, feeding the seagulls, fishing and shopping in Port Aransas,...

Christmas wreaths on sale now

Plan now to dress up your door for the holiday season by ordering a fresh balsam fir wreath. The Presbyterian Women of the Community Presbyterian Church are selling the wreaths...


Jump start

Jump start

Volunteers give kids leg up in team sports

When Port Aransas High School basketball season starts this month, some of the teenage players will already be veteran players, entering their 10th year of organized sports competition. Many Port...

Grassroots

Advisory boards do valuable groundwork for city council

Pretty much every month, they meet to talk about the future of Port Aransas construction and development, parks and recreation and also about the town’s airport, and library. They are...

Voters will cast ballots Tuesday


As of Monday, Oct. 31, early voting in the Nov. 8 constitutional amendments election had totaled 45, a number election judge Joe Bomarito called respectable. However, “If we see 150...

Halloween frights, delights

Halloween frights, delights


Final collection day

Final collection day

VFW winds up drive

The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8967 is winding up its 2011 holiday season collection drive for troops stationed in Afghanistan. Volunteers will be stationed at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., on Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for the final collection day...

First Friday art

First Friday art


‘Deck the Walls Y’all’ with First Friday art


The Art Center for the Islands is gearing up for the holiday season with a “Deck the Walls Y’all” exhibit to be the feature of the Nov. 4 First Friday art reception. Photos, paintings, clay art and more will be displayed at the reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at...

Book club to meet Tuesday


Readers still have a few days to read “Caribou Island,” by David Vann, before the first Ellis Memorial Library Book Club meeting of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 710 W. Ave. A, to discuss the book. If you have...

Stretch out with yoga on beach


Take advantage of cooler temperatures and an almost deserted beach by practicing Yoga on the Beach on Saturday, Nov. 12. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to the free class led by instructor Nancy Myers. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. next to Horace...

Gutting Trout

Gutting Trout


Contribute toys to less fortunate


Pick up an extra gift item for a less fortunate Port Aransas child while doing your holiday shopping. The 14th annual Emergency Services Toy Round Up is underway. Port Aransas police, fire and medical services are holding the toy drive through Saturday, Dec. 17. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped...

Dumped pups going up for grabs

Police continue investigation, plan arrest on animal cruelty charge

Ten mixed-breed puppies that were rescued from a dumpster will be among dogs looking for new homes at an Adorable and Adoptable Day at the Port Aransas Animal Shelter on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event, sponsored by Animal Friends of Port Aransas, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3...

Animal aid group meets Tuesday


Animal Friends of Port Aransas will discuss upcoming fundraisers at a meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Members and anyone interested in helping the animals at the City of Port Aransas Animal Shelter are invited to the meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Girl Scout Hut, 729 W. Ave. A. The...

Education Notes

Education Notes

Check it out: Reinventing libraries

Students come to the high school library daily to read and study. Some periods, a handful of seats are taken and other periods there isn’t a vacant seat to be found. Some students come for a quiet place to think. Some come to work at a table so they can...

Eggleston named by AP scholar program

Eggleston named by AP scholar program


Port Aransas High School senior Chris Eggleston was named an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction last year, but his name was left off the published list of scholars because of an error in numbering. Eggleston received a certifi- cate from the Advanced Placement Program confirming his selection. In a letter...

Trick or treat!

Trick or treat!


Sand pumpkins

Sand pumpkins


SCHOOL MENUS

PORT ARANSAS ISD NOV. 7 - 11 Breakfast

(Includes juice & milk) MONDAYAssorted cereal, grahamcrackersTUESDAYBiscuit & gravy, sausagepattyWEDNESDAYBreakfast on a bun (egg,sausage, cheese)THURSDAYManager’s choiceFRIDAYAssorted cereal, grahamcrackers Lunch (Includes fruit & milk) MONDAYBurrito, salad, Mexican riceTUESDAYMini corn dogs, bakedbeans, vegetables, roseyapplesauceWEDNESDAYSloppy Joe, corn, saladTHURSDAYChicken on a bun, tatortots, salad cupFRIDAYEarly release, sack lunch PAHS SECOND CHOICEMon. – Manager’s choiceTues....

Fishy witches

Fishy witches


Day school seeks garage sale items


Have items you need to cart off and perhaps donate to a charity? Take them to the Trinityby the-Sea Day School to help stock their garage sale to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12. Donations will be accepted beginning Monday, Nov. 7, in the Parish Hall on the church grounds,...

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