Diving dolphins

Diving dolphins


That’s what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

Port Aransas friends are focus of national outdoors TV show

Two episodes of a nationally broadcast outdoors-oriented television show are focusing on a friendship between two Port Aransas boys. At...

Pondering pelicans

Pondering pelicans


Schlitterbahn proposed for North Padre Island

Project seen as good for Port Aransas

If Schlitterbahn builds an entertainment development on North Padre Island, as proposed, it likely would be good for business in...

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Victim of brain-freeze


It’s been a weird couple of weeks. Usually, I’ve written my column by this time (about 8:30 p.m.) on Monday. Not this time. It’s been...

Political Cartoon


Losing liberty


“Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?” — Thomas Jefferson...

Agreed: Budget needs some help


We continue to relive, in Texas and nationally, culture wars about how much government should take care of people, and how much they should take...

Up next: Sabinal

Up next: Sabinal

Area contest is tonight in Three Rivers

The Lady Marlins are hoping their fans will follow them to Three Rivers tonight, Thursday, Feb. 16, where they take on Sabinal for the area championship. Game time is 6:30...

Grand entrance

Grand entrance


Above and beyond

Above and beyond


Port A pounding

Port A pounding

Pettus falls in district finale

In their final regular season game on Tuesday, Feb. 7, the Lady Marlins stomped the Pettus Lady Eagles, 49-34, and finished a strong second in District 31A. Their record stands...

Unity, respect

Unity, respect


Members of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins show unity and respect during the National Anthem before their game against Agua Dulce on Monday, Feb. 13. They won the...

Lady Marlins


2011-12 Basketball Schedule Home Games are in BOLD TYPE October 29 Kingsville (Scrim.) JV/V 10 November 1 Refugio (Scrimmage) V 5 8 Bloomington JV:40-29 V:55-43 12 Odem JV: 23-19 V:...

One game at a time

One game at a time

Marlins look to playoffs; first game is area on Feb. 24

Marlins coach Joe Kocurek isn’t looking for any silver linings in this year’s basketball playoffs. Still, Kocurek said, “I think we have enough to get to the state tournament –...

Eagles make it a game

Eagles make it a game

Pettus plucked by determined Marlins

On a roll, the Marlins went to Pettus on Tuesday, Feb. 7, and emerged with a 72-57 victory over the Eagles. “The pesky Eagles deserve credit for keeping the game...

On Kenedy’s courts

On Kenedy’s courts

Marlins roll on, 85-58

The Marlins moved their record to 7-0 in district as they “took care of business” in rolling to an 84-58 win over Kenedy on Friday, Feb. 10. All the Marlins...

Firing

Firing



Diving dolphins

Diving dolphins


That’s what friends are for

That’s what friends are for

Port Aransas friends are focus of national outdoors TV show

Two episodes of a nationally broadcast outdoors-oriented television show are focusing on a friendship between two Port Aransas boys. At press time, Majesty Outdoors was scheduled to air part one...

Pondering pelicans

Pondering pelicans


Schlitterbahn proposed for North Padre Island

Project seen as good for Port Aransas

If Schlitterbahn builds an entertainment development on North Padre Island, as proposed, it likely would be good for business in Port Aransas, according to folks in the business community here....

HISTORY CORNER

HISTORY CORNER

Feds attack Mustang Island

At five minutes past 10 on the morning of Feb. 12, note what you were doing. Unless involved in an extraordinary crisis—let us sincerely hope not, you were having a better day than Mustang Island Islanders were having exactly 150 years ago. You see, at 10:05 a.m., Feb. 12, 1862,...

Hear about whoopers Wednesday


Get a head start on the Whooping Crane Festival with a talk Wednesday, Feb. 22, by Lowell Schake, based on his book, “On the Wings of Cranes.” Doors open at 11:30 a.m. at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A., with Marion Fersing entertaining on the piano. Bring a lunch...

Blues set for winter concert


Dicky Neely and Guy LaRoux will be on hand to play blues music Monday, Feb. 20, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361 They will begin playing at 7 p.m. Seating is limited, so come early to get a seat. The concert is part of the Winter...

Calling all talent

Rehearsals for variety show set

Talent is in demand by the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Rehearsals for talent/variety show have been scheduled for 1 p.m. at the PACT theatre on the corner of State Hwy. 361 and Sea Isle Drive, on Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 18 and 19, and Feb. 25 and 26. Anyone who...

UTMSI series

Hummers and humans are topics of next lecture

On Thursday, Feb. 23, Dr. Juan Bahamon will take listeners at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s public lecture series from ancient times to current times, entertaining them with the fascinating relationship between hummingbirds and humans. Bahamon is a neurologist in Corpus Christi as well as an avid nature...

Arctic Ice in Hot Water

Arctic Ice in Hot Water


There’s a massive meltdown happening in the Arctic – and it’s not just polar bears that will feel the effects. Since satellite monitoring began in 1979, sea ice in the Arctic has been on the decline, shrinking by about 10 to 12 percent per decade. In the summer of 2007,...

Bargain art goes on sale on Saturday


The Port Aransas Art Center will have its Third Saturday Sale on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 323 N. Alister St. Approximately 45 artists will offer 10 percent, 20 percent and more off their work. “Come on in and get a super deal....

Coastal Bend Woodcarving Show

Coastal Bend Woodcarving Show

Wintering wood carvers earn honors at carving competition

Several Winter Texans staying in Port Aransas recently took honors in a woodcarving competition. The folks competed in the Coastal Bend Woodcarving Show at the Aransas Pass Civic Center Feb. 4 and 5. Pete Mahoney of Tulsa, Okla., took best of show in the novice division with a Native American...

Commercial yard

Commercial yard


A&M tours slated by city’s parks department


The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is offering free tours of the Texas A&M AgriLife Mariculture lab on Thursday, Feb. 16, and Friday, March 2, at 2 p.m. Participants need to meet in the civic center parking lot at 1:50 p.m. to carpool to the facility on Port Street....

Port Aransans to attend school board conference


Port Aransas will be well represented at the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) winter governance conference this week in Corpus Christi. Port Aransas High School senior Hannah Ferguson Johns will be one of four students on a panel to discuss their educational experiences tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 17. It’s only...

SCHOOL MENUS

SCHOOL MENUS


Great debaters

Great debaters


Cards for a cause

Cards for a cause


Girl Scouts selling cookies


There’s still time to order Girl Scout cookies. The sale officially runs through Sunday, Feb. 26, but Girl Scouts will still have booths around town through Spring Break, or until supplies run out. Additional business locations are being sought and those who would like to host the girls at their...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Health is a skill

In the past we thought of health as a given. A blessing or a curse, something you just had (or didn’t) until it was taken away by accident, disease or age. Though we didn’t yet appreciate the benefits of seat belts and airbags, we ate better and played more. In...

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