Merry monarchs

Merry monarchs


City has eye on the airport

City has eye on the airport

Fees, safety study among issues on table at meeting tonight

The Port Aransas City Council will consider raising fees, seeking a safety study and other airport-related issues when the council...

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

Christmas drives for food, toys wrapping up

TOY ROUNDUP Deadline for dropping off those toys for the Emergency Services Toy Round Up is fast approaching. Organizers say...

Time is running out

Auditions for PACT play are Tuesday, Wednesday

All those who enjoy playing it up big, and having a few laughs to boot, should make their way to...

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Perry’s ad has backlash

Just when it seemed Rick Perry’s flagging presidential campaign couldn’t get any more desperate, his latest Iowa TV ad disproved that belief. The Texas governor’s...

Looking for your feedback

We’re not going to take this to the level of a full-blown scientific survey, but we’d like to hear from you. We’re always striving to...

Romney touts shared values

For weeks the media has complained that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been shielded from probing interviews. The criticism is valid. With the exception...

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,...

Ladies take wins from Pettus

Ladies take wins from Pettus


The eighth-grade Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins beat the Pettus Lady Eagles, 34-17 in a contest at Pettus on Monday, Dec. 12, while the seventh-grade girls posted a 32-5 victory....

BMS Marlins pluck Pettus Eagles, 42-19

BMS Marlins pluck Pettus Eagles, 42-19


Brundrett Middle School Marlins romped to a 42- 19 victory over the Pettus Eagles in a District 31 game at home on Monday, Dec. 12. The win moves the Brundrett...

Chalk this one up to . . . Experience Marlins hold their own with the . . . Big boys on court

Chalk this one up to . . . Experience Marlins hold their own with the . . . Big boys on court


It was a matter of too little, too late for the Lady Marlins in the Aransas Pass basketball tournament held Dec. 8-10, as the ladies came home with one win...

JVs squeeze out win by 3 points over OG


It was a hard-earned victory over Orange Grove on Tuesday, Dec. 6, and it was only by three points, but for the JV Marlins, it was a nice victory anyway,...

Orange Grove pulls the plug on Marlins

Orange Grove pulls the plug on Marlins


The Marlins suffered a 71- 52 defeat by the 3A Orange Grove Bulldogs during a trip there on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in what coach Joe Kocurek called “one of our...

Eight-pointer

Eight-pointer


Lady Marlins drop game to McMullen


The Lady Marlins varsity team dropped a game tonight to McMullen, 30-31. No junior varsity game was played.  

Marlins get best of Skidmore-Tynan


 The Marlin varsity and junior varsity posted wins tonight over Skidmore-Tynan. The varsity scored a 73-51 victory, while the JV posted a 56-22 win.

Marlins take it in the chin from Marion


 A holiday game against Marion in San Antonio today was anything but merry and bright for the Port Aransas High School Marlin varsity. The team took a 42-72 loss.

Miller

Miller

Tif- fany Beth Miller of Burle- son, 45, died on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, after a long battle with cancer. She was the daughter of Phyllis Layne, sister of Tanya...

James

James

L aw a – nda Sue James of Port Aransas died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. She was 69. James was born May 25, 1942 in Hollis, Okla. to Margaret and...

Services set for Walker, Layne

 Services have been set for Dennis Walker and Minnie Layne. Layne, who died Thursday, Dec. 15, was the mother of Phyllis Layne, the grandmother of Tanya Chambers and great-grandmother of...


Merry monarchs

Merry monarchs


City has eye on the airport

City has eye on the airport

Fees, safety study among issues on table at meeting tonight

The Port Aransas City Council will consider raising fees, seeking a safety study and other airport-related issues when the council meets today, Thursday, Dec. 15. The meeting will be at...

Down to the wire

Down to the wire

Christmas drives for food, toys wrapping up

TOY ROUNDUP Deadline for dropping off those toys for the Emergency Services Toy Round Up is fast approaching. Organizers say they will accept donations through Monday, Dec. 19. So, what...

Time is running out

Auditions for PACT play are Tuesday, Wednesday

All those who enjoy playing it up big, and having a few laughs to boot, should make their way to the Port Aransas Community Theatre to try out for a...

Enchanted forest open for viewing

Enchanted forest open for viewing


Take in a little holiday magic at the Enchanted Holiday Forest on display in the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. The winter wonderland features themed Christmas trees decorated in true Port Aransas style by community members and organizations. This year’s theme is “___ was the year that ….” Participants...

Admiring trees Take a spin to see the lights

Admiring trees Take a spin to see the lights

Garden Club’s Christmas lights contest

Fill a thermos with hot chocolate, grab a bag of popcorn, load your family into the car and take a spin around town to see all the Christmas lights on display. The Port Aransas Garden Club is holding its annual lights contest for area homes and businesses. Judging of properties...

Golf cart parade scheduled Friday


Golf cart owners and enthusiasts are invited to spruce up their rides and join the parade to help the Port Aransas Helping Hands Food Pantry supply food to families who may otherwise go without. The second annual Golf Cart Christmas Parade is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 16, at 5...

Supervisors

Supervisors


Sales tax rebates still on rise

Sales tax rebates still on rise


Port Aransas sales tax revenue continued to climb in November, rising 12.87 percent over the comparable period last year. This month, Texas Comptroller Susan Combs sent $96,135.65 in sales tax rebates to Port Aransas, compared with $85,170.28 in December last year. The rebates are for sales taxes collected in October...

Bake sale to benefit hoops teams


The Marlins boys basketball teams will hold a bake sale Friday, Dec. 16, at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St. Items will go on sale at 4 p.m. and will be sold until they run out. They’ll be wrapped in Christmas paper, so purchases will be suitable either...

Golden Oldies to take a night off on Friday


Golden Oldies attendees will need to cool their heels for a one-night break. The jam sessions, held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Friday at the JELM (Joint Effort Leisure Ministry) Center, will take a hiatus Friday, Dec.16. That’s the night a student church group will use the Pollock Center...

Group seeks to get trees to the needy


Operation Decoration Association aims to bring Christmas cheer to needy families with children in Port Aransas. The second annual drive, partially funded by contributions from Food and Beverage Servers of Port A and partially through public donations, will be collecting donations through Monday, Dec. 19. Len Griggs, who founded the...

Let there be light

Let there be light


Court actions leave election confusion


It comes down to this: Nobody knows. On Friday, Dec. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments in a case that could affect Texas primary and runoff elections. The case hinges on which set of political boundary maps – one drawn by the legislature during the regular session...

Kids can get photos with Santa Saturday

Kids can get photos with Santa Saturday


Relay For Life activities are beginning to be scheduled. This year, Santa Claus will even get in on the action when he stops by the Alister Square Inn, 122 S. Alister St., to help out Team CCMS at this first fundraiser for the 2012 cancer awareness event. The public is...

Gingerbread joy

Gingerbread joy


Super hero encounter

Super hero encounter


Board hears that PAISD exceeds statewide averages


Port Aransas school trustees heard on Thursday, Dec. 8, how Port Aransas schools compare to others statewide. Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty is required by law to report annually to the board on the Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS), which pulls together data on such things as TAKS tests, TAKS passing...

Toys for Tots, other kids

Toys for Tots, other kids


The holiday season is here, and many of us are looking forward to a Christmas and holiday season spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, there are many in our community who will not be so blessed as to be surrounded by loved ones, gifts and the simple pleasures that make...

Hay ride, bake sale to benefit grad event


Two upcoming events will benefit Project Graduation. Project Graduation will sponsor hayrides that will cruise around Port Aransas on tours to view Christmas lights on Sunday, Dec. 18. The rides will be on flatbed trailers covered with hay and towed by vehicles. Folks will carol, and Santa will be available...

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