Beach elicits passion

Voters say ‘no’ to vending on the beach

In the aftermath of the beach vending referendum, folks on the winning side said the people of Port Aransas have...

Surfers salute

Surfers salute


Voter turn-out ‘good’

Voter turn-out ‘good’

Beach vending referendum brings out voters

At just more than 23 percent of registered voters in Port Aransas casting ballots, Saturday’s voter turn-out rates well for...

A gopher would know it

A gopher would know it

11th street work mostly underground

It’s been one year since Port Aransas voters approved a $6.4 million bond measure to widen 11th Street and do...

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GOP flap in Texas Senate

The Texas Senate has generally been a bit quirky. There’s more lately. Follow closely: One Texas state senator emails his colleagues that a fellow senator...

EDITORIAL

Last year at this time, we published an editorial, written by staff writer Phil Reynolds, taking exception to Port Aransas ISD trustees going behind closed...

Romney’s top performance

LYNCHBURG, Va. — It wasn’t exactly the belly of the beast Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited recently on a picture-perfect commencement day at “the...

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...

Two Marlins in top 10 at state track meet

Two Marlins in top 10 at state track meet


Two Port Aransas High School athletes placed in the top 10 in their respective events at the state track meet in Austin on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12....

Top athletes to be named at banquet on Monday


The male and female Athletes of the Year as well as the Millie Wise Sportsmanship Award and outstanding athletes in each sport will be presented during the Marlin Athletic Booster...

Baseball season ends at area level

Baseball season ends at area level


The Marlins took it down to the wire – the third game in a best-two-out-of-three series in Shiner – but lost finally to D’Hanis in the area baseball playoffs. The...

Lady Marlins stopped at quarter finals

Lady Marlins stopped at quarter finals


The Lady Marlins put everything on one roll of the dice on Saturday, May 12, but the fifth-ranked Lady Trojans of Charlotte High School ended the Port Aransas softball season,...

BMS tennis sweeps district tournament


Brundrett Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade tennis teams played on one tournament this season, district. And they swept it. The Port Aransas youngsters hosted teams from the London and Woodsboro...

Taylor

Taylor

John S. (Jocko) Taylor died May 6, 2012 following a surfing accident in Port Aransas. He was born on May 16, 1951. Taylor is preceded in death by his father,...


Beach elicits passion

Voters say ‘no’ to vending on the beach

In the aftermath of the beach vending referendum, folks on the winning side said the people of Port Aransas have exercised their will to prevent over-commercialization of the beach and...

Surfers salute

Surfers salute


Voter turn-out ‘good’

Voter turn-out ‘good’

Beach vending referendum brings out voters

At just more than 23 percent of registered voters in Port Aransas casting ballots, Saturday’s voter turn-out rates well for an election with so few contested races. In fact, only...

A gopher would know it

A gopher would know it

11th street work mostly underground

It’s been one year since Port Aransas voters approved a $6.4 million bond measure to widen 11th Street and do other work on the thoroughfare. It might be hard to...

Time to get out the boots and get down

Time to get out the boots and get down


Country music and “redneck” attire will entertain guests at the Redneck Prom, held by the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Saturday, May 19. DJ Ken Yarbrough will play a mix of country from classic to contemporary. The dance will be at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361, from 7:30 p.m....

Water ride

Water ride


‘Atonement’ will be the topic of book club’s June discussion


“Atonement,” by Ian McEwan, will be the book discussed at the next book club meeting on Tuesday, June 12. The book club meets monthly in the library at 6 p.m. To check out a copy of the book, stop by the circulation desk at the Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W....

ArtFest, Songwriters Showcase up next for art center’s events

ArtFest, Songwriters Showcase up next for art center’s events


The Seventh Annual ArtFest will be held Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, followed by the Songwriters Showcase on Monday, May 21. At ArtFest, booths will showcase arts and crafts from a wide variety of artists in Roberts Point Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free....

New board members elected

Port Aransas Community Theatre

New officers and board members were elected Monday, May 14, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Patsy Balcom was newly elected to the board, and Betty Crawford and David Beane remained board members. Crawford was chosen for president and Balcom was elected vice president. The new secretary will be Elizabeth...

New voting machines used in recent election

New voting machines used in recent election


New voting machines got their first use during the recent Port Aransas city elections. The city purchased four of machines at a total cost of slightly more than $14,000, according to City Secretary Esther Arzola. The city received them earlier this year. Two of the machines were used for early...

Bound for freedom

Bound for freedom


PORT ARANSAS CITY COUNCIL AGENDA

REGULAR MEETING, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 5 P.M.

1. CALL TO ORDER2. PLEDGE AND PRAYER3. CANVASSING OF VOTES AND ADOPTION OFELECTION RESULTSA. A Resolution canvassing votes and declaringthe results of the Special Referendum and CharterAmendment Elections held on May 12.4. SWEARING IN OF NEWLY ELECTED CITYCOUNCIL MEMBERS5. CITY COUNCIL TO CONSIDER ELECTINGMAYOR PRO-TEM FOR THE YEAR 2012-2013 ANDTAKE...

TxDOT seeks public input


The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is inviting anyone interested to attend one of four public meetings on proposed highway improvements in the area. The nearest meeting is Thursday, May 24, at the Sinton Community Center in Sinton. An open house begins at 5:30 p.m. and a public hearing starts...

Sales tax rebates level off in April

Sales tax rebates level off in April


After months of spiraling upward, Port Aransas’ sales tax rebates leveled off and dipped a bit this month. Compared with April of last year, sales tax rebates from the Texas State Comptroller’s office were down 3.54 percent, representing revenue of $142,654.06. In April of last year, the comptroller’s office sent...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Taking the next step

Splish-splash!! That is the sound of frogs with enthusiasm and energy leaping into bigger ponds, not really any different than Port Aransas ISD’s fifth- and eighth-graders who are preparing for their transition into middle school and high school. Think back to the first time you rode a bicycle without the...

Preparing

Preparing


Poolside

Poolside


In appreciation

In appreciation


In the swim

In the swim


Marlin star

Marlin star


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