Runnin’ Marlins comin’ at ya!

Runnin’ Marlins comin’ at ya!


Career change

Career change

Plans changed with one step

It was July 28, 1968, and Capt. Francis Stokes was on duty during a hot day on the southern edge...

Salute to veterans

Father, son in spotlight at program Friday morning

Port Aransas ISD students will celebrate Veterans Day by getting out of school early tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, following a...

Early morning collision claims local man’s life

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Obama learns about racism

“Next time I tell you someone from Texas should not be president of the United States, please pay attention.” – The late Molly Ivins. Although...

EDITORIAL

If you’re reading this, you have a veteran to thank. Freedom of the press is one of many that young Americans have fought to protect...

Politics of personal destruction, Part II

In 2007 when she was running for president, Hillary Rodham Clinton told a fundraising event in Carson City, Nev., “I sure don’t want Democrats, or...

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,...

Marlins bring new look to court

Marlins bring new look to court


Coach Joe Kocurek warned his players this year that they’ve put a target on the backs of their shirts with their new slogan. On the other hand, they might live...

Classic pits old foes and new


There may be so much runnin’ and gunnin’ in Doyle Marek Gym next weekend you’d think the players were carrying concealed weapons. Both coach Stephanie Cowen and coach Joe Kocurek...

Marlin boys run to state

Marlin boys run to state


Marlins cross-country runners will make their third trip in three years to the state meet when they go to Round Rock Saturday, Nov. 12, for competition at Old Settlers Park....

Lady Marlin game changed


The Lady Marlins’ basketball game scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, in Odem has been moved to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, because of a conflict with football playoffs, Lady...

Turner, Zahn apply for spots on port commission


Port Aransas residents Betty Turner and Charlie Zahn Jr. have applied for appointments to the Corpus Christi Port Commission. The Nueces County Commissioners’ Court was slated to consider appointments to...

Marlin Mania

Marlin Mania


Dozens of Port Aransas High School basketball fans got crazy during Marlin Mania at Doyle Marek Gym on Thursday, Nov. 3. The night of silly games was a way to...


Runnin’ Marlins comin’ at ya!

Runnin’ Marlins comin’ at ya!


Career change

Career change

Plans changed with one step

It was July 28, 1968, and Capt. Francis Stokes was on duty during a hot day on the southern edge of Vietnam’s demilitarized zone. Stokes was part of a battalion...

Salute to veterans

Father, son in spotlight at program Friday morning

Port Aransas ISD students will celebrate Veterans Day by getting out of school early tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, following a more formal celebration in the high school gym. The celebration...

Early morning collision claims local man’s life
Movie nights get a Western start

Movie nights get a Western start


Hitch up your horse, hang up your hat and get settled in for a showing of a John Wayne western. The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is resuming movie night for the winter season on Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors will open at the City Council chamber, 710 W. Ave....

Harbor opens new fish house

Harbor opens new fish house


Port Aransas city officials are scheduled to open a new fish cleaning house at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor today, Thursday, Nov. 10. The new structure was built just northwest of the marina’s restroom/storage building that was built in 2009. That’s about 100 yards east of the boat ramps, where the...

Pet adoption set Saturday


Their parentage is uncertain, but their cuteness is not. Several mixed-breed puppies that were found in a dumpster are among pets that will be available during an Adorable and Adoptable Day Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Port Aransas Animal Shelter. Some of the dumpster puppies look like they could have...

Beach yoga is Saturday


Pay tribute to the Coastal Bend fall weather by taking part in 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 should meet at 8 a.m. next to Horace...

Group selling calendars to raise money for camp


Get a handle on your 2012 schedule and help send First Baptist youth to camp. The Youth Group is selling 2012 calendars to raise money for camp. The calendars sell for $10 each and include photos of nature scenes with bible verses. They may be purchased at the church office,...

Cooks need to register for VFW Chili Cook-Off


Get out those bean and chili recipes. It’s time to compete in the eighth annual Moore- McDonald VFW Post 8967 Bean and Chili Cook- Off. Cooks are invited to compete on Saturday, Nov. 19. To enter, register at the post, 311 N. Alister St., anytime up to the cookoff, but...

Ferry art exhibit scheduled Nov. 17


An exhibit will show artwork entered in the second annual Port Aransas Ferry Art Contest. The exhibit will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Port Aransas Civic Center. More than 60 pieces of artwork were entered in the adult and youth divisions of the contest....

Art sale offers bargains for holiday gifts


Take advantage of the Third Saturday Sale at the Art Center of the Islands to buy unique gifts for those on your holiday shopping list. The center, located at 323 N. Alister St., will offer a sale on original art on Saturday, Nov.19, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shoppers...

Dunton reappointed

Dunton reappointed


Port Aransas scientist Ken Dunton has been reappointed to the Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee. The committee is a select panel of scientists who advise the U.S. Secretary of the Interior on environmental studies where oil and gas drilling is planned in offshore areas throughout the nation’s coastline. The committee advises the secretary...

Party planned as farewell to Clarke


Port Aransas will once again say “good-bye” to one of its long-time residents. Nancy Clarke, who has lived on the island for many years, will be moving to Kerrville to share a house with her sister. Clarke’s friends are hosting a going away party for her and invite everyone to...

Gathering supplies

Gathering supplies


Performance

Performance


Brundrett Middle School band students were treated to a performance by professional musicians Carl Bernstein and his fiance, Marilyn Priddy, both of Las Vegas, N.M., on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Bernstein and Priddy also did a show for the Port Aransas High School band. The couple played jazz, blue grass and...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Heroes of the classroom: The kids

I have the best job in the world. This is why: Ben loves to read aloud, in his deep voice, and he loves to talk. He weighs about 50 pounds dripping wet, wears board shorts, and is world famous for catching the biggest dorado in the STAR tournament and winning...

Garage sale will help send BMS youth to UK


A fundraising garage sale for Lomenick Cartwright will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, beginning at 8 a.m. Cartwright, a seventhgrader at Brundrett Middle School, has been selected to participate in the People to People Ambassador program. He was nominated by BMS social studies and health teacher, Paul Balcom, and...

Hi, tie-dye!

Hi, tie-dye!


PAISD to release early Friday


Port Aransas schools will observe Veterans Day tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 11, with a ceremony that morning and by letting students out early in the afternoon. School officially ends at 12:30 p.m., when high school students are free to leave the campus for lunch or to stay and have lunch in...

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