City hall, banks to take days off for Christmas, New Year


Since Christmas and New Year’s days fall on a weekend, city hall and banks will take holidays around the weekend....

Pantry parade

Pantry parade


Airport issues up in the air

Council debates user fees, safety, advisory board membership

Meeting on Dec. 15, the Port Aransas City Council discussed a wide variety of airport related issues but didn’t make...

Sunset skydive

Sunset skydive


Skydive instructor Adam Abelow of Ohio parachutes over Mustang Beach Airport during a sunset in May this year. Port Aransas...

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Nothing new in Hitchens’ disbelief

Perhaps not since Madalyn Murray O’Hair and Carl Sagan has there been such an “evangelical” atheist as Christopher Hitchens, the writer and social commentator who...

Small turbines OK

I have learned there is a new type of wind power that consists of tiny little rotors on one pole. They generate just as much...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

In 1897, Francis P. Church, an editorial writer at the New York Sun, wrote what is probably the most famous editorial ever written. “Yes, Virginia,...

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ISLAND AGENDA


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Saturday. Water exercise: Tuesday- Friday 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon. Open swim: Tuesday- Friday, 1-2 p.m. and...

JV Marlins stop Cats, 52-22

JV Marlins stop Cats, 52-22


The junior varsity Marlins took charge of the Skidmore- Tynan Bobcats on Friday, Dec. 16, outscoring the visitors in every quarter and continuing right up to the 56-22 final. Two...

Marlins overcome by AP

Marlins overcome by AP


The junior varsity Marlins took the battle to the 3A Aransas Pass Panthers on Tuesday, Dec. 13, but eventually were overcome by depth and shooting, losing the contest, 47-57. “...

JV Ladies dominate Kats

JV Ladies dominate Kats


The junior varsity Lady Marlins took charge early in the game against the Yorktown Kitty Kats at Yorktown on Tuesday, Dec. 13, taking a first-period lead and outscoring the hosts...

Every shot counts

Every shot counts

Lady Marlins learn that lesson in 1-point loss to McMullen

“I think (against McMullen) we learned the value of one play. One more free throw, one more rebound, one more shot and the game could have a different outcome,” said...

Comin’ atcha

Comin’ atcha


Holiday spirit

Holiday spirit


Marlins JV

Marlins JV


Lady Marlins put away Kats

Lady Marlins put away Kats


Coach Stephanie Cowen had praise for the Lady Marlins after they put away the Yorktown Kitty Kats, 41-25, on in an away game on Tuesday, Dec. 13. “Offensively, the scoring...

Going up Missy Gilbreath of the

Going up Missy Gilbreath of the


Te amwork

Te amwork


Campbell

Marion Ruth Beane Campbell, 67, of Bedford, Va., died Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. She was the sister of David (Connie) Beane and the aunt of David Beane Jr., all of...

Walker

Dennis Wayne Walker of Port Aransas died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. He was 68. Walker was born on July 25, 1943, in Jefferson City, Mo. He was a U.S. Army...

Layne

Layne

Minnie Lee Layne died Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at the age of 90. She was the mother of Phyllis Layne, the grandmother of Tanya Chambers and the great-grandmother of Chase...


City hall, banks to take days off for Christmas, New Year


Since Christmas and New Year’s days fall on a weekend, city hall and banks will take holidays around the weekend. City hall will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23, through...

Pantry parade

Pantry parade


Airport issues up in the air

Council debates user fees, safety, advisory board membership

Meeting on Dec. 15, the Port Aransas City Council discussed a wide variety of airport related issues but didn’t make hard-and-fast decisions on all of them. Interest in airport activities...

Sunset skydive

Sunset skydive


Skydive instructor Adam Abelow of Ohio parachutes over Mustang Beach Airport during a sunset in May this year. Port Aransas City Councilman Keith Donley said skydiving over the airport is...

Christmas show

Christmas show


Audiences at the Port Aransas Community Theatre’s Christmas Party Show were treated to a comical rendition of ‘A Port A Christmas Carol,’ featuring Elvis (Dave Beane) as the ghost of Christmas past, on left. Below, children gather ‘round for the story of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Port Aransas youth...

Cart winners named


Golf cart owners and enthusiasts joined in a parade Dec. 16 to show their holiday spirit and give a helping hand to the Port Aransas Helping Hands Food Pantry. The entry fee for the second annual Golf Cart Christmas parade was $5 or five cans of food. About 200 pounds...

Beachy art

Beachy art


Parading

Parading


Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage


Knitting the nativity

Knitting the nativity


It took Norma Griffith about 150 hours, but she finally got it done. She knitted and hand-sewed an entire nativity scene, complete with Jesus, Joseph, Mary, two shepherds, the three wise men and a sheep. She has it set up on a table in her Port Aransas condominium. Griffith and...

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Meet the chefs at event Feb. 20

Buy your tickets now for the Port Aransas Kiwanis Club’s Meet the Chefs Wine and Food Extravaganza. Set for Monday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference room at Sandcastle Condominiums, 800 Sandcastle Drive, an evening of culinary delights and select wines, along with the chefs who...

Boot scootin’

Boot scootin’


A group of folks make their way through a beginners’ linedancing class in the Pollock Center on Thursday, Dec. 12. Joint Effort Leisure Ministries (JELM) organizes beginners’ and advanced line dancing classes.

Fixing a hole

Fixing a hole


Workers on Monday, Dec. 19, patch a hole that was dug on Cotter Avenue at Trout Street for replacement of underground utilities. The work was related to a project to install new water, sewer and gas lines under Trout Street and to rebuild the street.

Potato Bake tickets on sale


Tickets are on sale now for the Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas’ Potato Bake to be held on Thursday, Jan. 19. Dinner, to include hot potatoes and a topping bar, beverages and dessert, will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. in the conference center at Sandcastle Condominiums, 800 Sandcastle...

Holiday spirit

Holiday spirit


Kid creation

Kid creation


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