SandFest

SandFest

Festival features sand art, vendors, music, food, fun

Texas SandFest, the official sand sculpting competition for the State of Texas starts tomorrow, Friday, April 20. Twenty- five world-...

Officials say bullying is under control at PAISD

Officials say bullying is under control at PAISD


A 16-year-old Flour Bluff boy’s suicide, which may have been spurred by chronic abuse at the hands of his peers,...

Fleet feet

Fleet feet

Runner has incomparable work ethic

Matt Fries is a superb longdistance runner because he won’t listen to that little voice in his head. “When you’re...

Lady Marlins schedule warm-up games


 Two warm-up games have been scheduled by the Lady Marlins in preparation for their Class 1A area match-up on May...

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A case for changes in our drug laws


TV evangelist Pat Robertson and I fi- nally agree on something. Robertson recently said the war on drugs is an expensive fiasco. “I just think...

Respect due for all career choices


Virtually everything said and done in a presidential election year distorts the truth, much like concave and convex mirrors in a carnival attraction alter one’s...

Meeting in the middle


To agree with both gentlemen whose columns to the left and right (intentionally so placed) at all would be unusual. To agree with them both...

ISLAND AGENDA


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Saturday. Hours: Water exercise: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon. Open swim: Tuesday-Thursday, 1-2 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 1-6...

Marlins shut out Woodsboro, 10-0

Marlins shut out Woodsboro, 10-0


The Port Aransas High School Marlins smoked Woodsboro, 10-0, on Saturday, April 14. With the win, the Marlins’ record improved to 16-4 overall and 5-2 in district play. John Amundsen...

Runners left on base cost Marlins a victory


Leaving too many runners stranded on base cost the Port Aransas High School Marlins a win when they played against Kenedy Tuesday, April 10. The Marlins lost by a score...

Send-off

Send-off


On to regional!

On to regional!

Eight qualify at area track meet

Eight Port Aransas High School athletes qualified to advance to the Class 1A regional track meet. The top four finishers at area, held April 13 and 14 in Kenedy, will...

CANDIDATES’ NIGHT

Montagna to moderate forum

The two candidates for Place 1 on the Port Aransas ISD board of trustees will face off at Candidates’ Night on Thursday, April 26. Candidates’ Night is a voter education...


SandFest

SandFest

Festival features sand art, vendors, music, food, fun

Texas SandFest, the official sand sculpting competition for the State of Texas starts tomorrow, Friday, April 20. Twenty- five world- class master sculptors and hundreds of amateurs will create art...

Officials say bullying is under control at PAISD

Officials say bullying is under control at PAISD


A 16-year-old Flour Bluff boy’s suicide, which may have been spurred by chronic abuse at the hands of his peers, has folks all over the Coastal Bend talking about the...

Fleet feet

Fleet feet

Runner has incomparable work ethic

Matt Fries is a superb longdistance runner because he won’t listen to that little voice in his head. “When you’re running a cross-country race, that whole time, your mind is...

Lady Marlins schedule warm-up games


 Two warm-up games have been scheduled by the Lady Marlins in preparation for their Class 1A area match-up on May 5 against Johnson City or La Pryor. The first game...

Art center sets sale on Saturday

Art center sets sale on Saturday


The Third Saturday art sale, which gives art enthusiasts a chance to purchase art from local artists at a discount, will be Saturday, April 21. The sale is held the third Saturday of every month at the Port Aransas Art Center, 323 N. Alister, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m....

Tropical Punch plays Sunset Sounds

Tropical Punch plays Sunset Sounds


Bake sale to benefit seniors; volunteers for SandFest needed


Project Graduation will be manning a bake sale Saturday, April 21, at the Family Center IGA as well as working at SandFest Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22, so the organization is looking for volunteers. The bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will...

Recycling is KPAB topic

Recycling is KPAB topic


Learn more about recycling in Port Aransas at the next Keep Port Aransas Beautiful meeting on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at the Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W. Ave. A. At the last meeting, attendees learned about Allied Waste’s new...

Chapel tours set


Tour the Little Chapel on the Hill Friday and Saturday, April 20 and 21. The Port Aransas Museum offers the tours, which begin at 9:30 a.m. Reservations are required and may be made by visiting the Port Aransas Museum or calling 749-3800. Leave a name and telephone number to get...

Cart Club looking for treasure hunt sponsors


The Port Aransas Cart Club is looking for sponsors for its Treasure Hunt to be held Saturday, May 5. The club is looking for first, second and third place sponsors, as well as five businesses to be destination sponsors who will hand out packets of envelopes with clues leading participants...

On the inside

On the inside


Island Construction worker Rob Stewart lies on his side inside a concrete culvert, straining to pry away a cut-away section from the culvert. The culvert was waiting to be installed near the intersection of State Hwy. 361 and Avenue J. The project is part of a wide variety of street...

Golfers needed for charity golf tourney


Players and sponsors are still needed for Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Day School’s 2012 Charity Golf Tournament at Newport Dunes golf course. The deadline to register for the tournament is tomorrow, Friday, April 20. The tournament is scheduled for Friday, April 27. Tickets for prize drawings are now being sold as...

Under the disco ball

Under the disco ball

Kids boogie down at elementary school

Dozens of students got down and got funky at a disco dance at the H.G. Olsen Elementary gym on Friday, April 13. The fun included costume and dance contests, pizza and drinks, and prizes for drawings. The event was sponsored by the school’s PTO. Clockwise from upper right: Dancing in...

Mark Haddon work is book club’s choice


Grab a copy of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” by Mark Haddon, and join the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club for its next discussion on Tuesday, May 18. The book may be checked out at the Ellis Memorial Library’s circulation desk. The club meets in the...

PAEF tops $100,000 in grants awarded

PAEF tops $100,000 in grants awarded


Grants from the Port Aransas Education Foundation this year topped a total of $100,000 for the first, with $101,186.85 altogether going to students, teachers, administrators and schools. The grants were awarded at an all-campuses assembly on Wednesday, April 11, at Port Aransas High School. The big winners were Port Aransas...

Dog park site up for discussion tonight

Dog park site up for discussion tonight


Where, oh where will your little dog go? The Port Aransas City Council is set to discuss at least two spots as possible locations for a dog park in town. It will be one of several items on the council’s agenda during the meeting, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m....

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