Last glance at 2011
Winter Texans are arriving

Winter Texans are arriving

Exact tally is difficult to come by

It’s that time of year. Winter Texans are motoring back into town. But just how many folks from up north...

PAHS teacher Melanie Mayer gets award

Only eight other educators in state receive honor

Port Aransas High School teacher Melanie Mayer has been named a recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities...

Ferry ramps to close

Work starting Thursday to replace landing parts

Various ramps will be closed beginning this week while work is done to replace wood piling clusters and other parts...

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ISLAND OBSERVER

Two stranded dolphins came into our region this past week, both young male bottlenose dolphins. The first was seen washed up against the south jetty...

Marlin runners ‘team of year’

Marlin runners ‘team of year’


Marlins cross country coach Steve Reaves says being named cross country coach of the year by the Corpus Christi Caller “is a reflection of the kids.” The Marlins cross country...

Team of year

Team of year


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Pate shoots to 1A scoring rank

Pate shoots to 1A scoring rank


Tyler Pate says his ranking among basketball scorers in Texas Class 1A schools is surprising. But coach Joe Kocurek says when one player is called on to score 40 points...

Marlins are treated roughly by Bulldogs

Marlins are treated roughly by Bulldogs


The Marlins bit off more than they could chew when they went to Marion on Tuesday, Dec. 20, to take on the 16th-ranked 2A Bulldogs. The Port Aransas boys came...

EDUCATION NOTES PAISD has many pluses

EDUCATION NOTES PAISD has many pluses


Sometimes we get caught up in our own daily lives, with our struggles, our sacrifices and the seemingly day-to-day survival mode we have found ourselves in during these past few...

Lady Marlins pound Nordheim


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team trounced the Nordheim Pirates today, Wednesday, Dec. 28. The score was 54-10.  

Marlins fall; Lady Marlins win

JV teams play too

It was a good news-bad news kind of day for the Port Aransas High School basketball program today, Friday, Dec. 30. The bad news: The Marlins were edged by the...

Lady Marlins edge Hempstead

JV also wins

Both games were close, but we won. The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins squeaked past Hempstead, 33-32, today, Saturday, Dec. 31. The Lady Marlins JV team beat their Hempstead...

Marlins game with Ben Bolt cancelled


 Marlin coach Joe Kocurek said the game scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 3, with Ben Bolt has been cancelled. The games between junior varsity and varsity squads was to have...

Lady Marlins post wins


Varsity Lady Marlins – 51 Mathis – 22 Junior Varsity Lady Marlins – 28 Mathi – 20


Last glance at 2011
Winter Texans are arriving

Winter Texans are arriving

Exact tally is difficult to come by

It’s that time of year. Winter Texans are motoring back into town. But just how many folks from up north we can expect in Port Aransas this winter is hard...

PAHS teacher Melanie Mayer gets award

Only eight other educators in state receive honor

Port Aransas High School teacher Melanie Mayer has been named a recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award. While 230 Texas teachers were nominated for the honor,...

Ferry ramps to close

Work starting Thursday to replace landing parts

Various ramps will be closed beginning this week while work is done to replace wood piling clusters and other parts at the Port Aransas ferry landings, according to the Texas...

VFW to sell tickets for cash card prizes

VFW to sell tickets for cash card prizes


Prize drawing tickets for the Moore McDonald VFW Post 8967 annual benefit dinner and auction will go on sale beginning Saturday, Jan. 7. Volunteers will be on hand at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., from noon to 4 p.m. to sell tickets. Tickets also may be purchased...

Original ‘Pink Panther’ will be shown on Jan. 7


Pink panther fans take note. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department will show “Pink Panther” at the next Port Aransas Movie Time in the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., on Saturday, Jan. 7. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with Marion Fersing playing the piano and...

That’s a wrap

That’s a wrap


Chamber board balloting continues through Jan. 6


Completed ballots for members of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce board of directors are due to be turned in or postmarked by Jan. 6. Six candidates have been nominated for three positions. Only members in good standing who are willing to serve are eligible for nomination, and only members...

Roberts graduates


Robert Lee Roberts Jr. of Port Aransas graduated from the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi during fall commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.

WHF: Take home own beach abode


Make a permanent sand sculpture that you can take home with you at a We’re Having Fun workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Crafters are invited to see what they can create in sand at 2 p.m. in the Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave. A. Supplies will be provided and...

Saturday meals hosted at VFW


Make it a habit to stop by the VFW Post 8967 on Saturday nights to enjoy dinner and dancing. The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8967 will host dinners each Saturday night through February and it all begins with a taco night on Thursday, Jan. 5. Organizers say that...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

What will happen in 2012?

Now that Christmas is past, most of us are looking toward the New Year and wondering what it may bring. Regardless of what the Mayan calendar may say, God has plans for 2012. We don’t know what will happen in this New Year, but we can have an idea by...

Brown bag talk to aid in planning


Enjoy lunch with friends while learning about estate planning. The Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM) Center will host its first Brown Bag luncheon of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at noon in the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. Tricia Tedrow, pastor of Community Presbyterian Church, will discuss “Estate...

January art classes announced


Artist wannabes are invited to learn how to make hand-built pottery, jewelry and mixed-watermedia collage at the following workshops offered at the Art Center for the Islands in January . Bill Hildebrand will show students how to hand-build pottery in his class scheduled for Mondays, Jan. 23 through Feb. 27,...

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