‘She’s got the touch’

‘She’s got the touch’

Kendall Owens, 11, nabs another fishing record

It’ s official now. Wi th just one catch, 11-year-old Kendall Owens of Port Aransas has hooked three more state...

Beware

Beware

Coyotes are snatching pets

John Miller sat on a dining room chair in his Sandpiper Circle house, holding his little dog, Mika, in his...

No West Nile found here, but repellent use advised

No West Nile found here, but repellent use advised


Nueces County officials are advising county residents, including Port Aransans, to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites to prevent infection...

Special K

Special K


Port Aransas High School employees and students took part in the Paddle for Parkinson’s race at Billish Park on North...

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Political life in a swing state

RENO, Nevada – President Barack Obama was here, at Truckee Meadows Community College on Aug. 21, suggesting to students that his rival’s ideas about meeting...

Privilege and responsibilty

My first political convention was in 1964 when Democrats convened in Atlantic City to nominate Lyndon Johnson for a full term as president. I was...

A picture is worth …

If Hurricane Isaac wasn’t a wake up call last week, it should have been. Coincidentally, as the storm was wreaking havoc on Louisiana and Mississippi,...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Sunday. Hours: Water exercise: Tuesday Friday 8:30 a.m. and noon. Open swim: Tuesday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Lap swim (shared...

Runners set to go for gold

Runners set to go for gold


With one meet behind the Marlins cross country squad this year, coach Steve Reaves is optimistic. Granted, two of the star runners who helped carry the Marlins to state last...


‘She’s got the touch’

‘She’s got the touch’

Kendall Owens, 11, nabs another fishing record

It’ s official now. Wi th just one catch, 11-year-old Kendall Owens of Port Aransas has hooked three more state fishing records. And that’s in addition to the records she...

Beware

Beware

Coyotes are snatching pets

John Miller sat on a dining room chair in his Sandpiper Circle house, holding his little dog, Mika, in his lap. Mika, a black and white pooch of the papillon...

No West Nile found here, but repellent use advised

No West Nile found here, but repellent use advised


Nueces County officials are advising county residents, including Port Aransans, to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites to prevent infection by the West Nile virus. More cases of the mosquito...

Special K

Special K


Port Aransas High School employees and students took part in the Paddle for Parkinson’s race at Billish Park on North Padre Island Saturday, Sept. 1. The event was held to...

Island art featured at First Friday exhibit

Island art featured at First Friday exhibit


“Island Beaus” will be the theme for the Port Aransas Art Center’s First Friday exhibit on Friday, Sept. 7. Live music and refreshments will be on hand for guests as they view works by four area artists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Art Center, 323 N. Alister. The...

Fine art

Fine art


Examples of art that will be exhibited at the Port Aransas Art Center’s First Friday reception on Friday, Sept. 7, are, above, from left, an oil by Blake Taveaport; a vinyl butterfly by Ed Boyd; below, from left, an acrylic done by Stanley Orchard; and a painting done in mixed...

Bloodmobile at IGA today


The Coastal Bend Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be in the Family Center IGA parking lot today, Thursday, Sept. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The IGA is located at 418 S. Alister St. Pam Greene, community program director for the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, says, “ Everyone...

KPAB salutes volunteers

Celebration Monday

“Port Aransas, It’s Our World,” is the theme of an appreciation celebration being held on Monday, Sept. 10. The event is organized by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful to thank all those who have volunteered, and to educate the community on what the club is all about. The event will be...

Deadline Saturday for Kiwanis calendar listings


To have your birthday, anniversary or other memorial listed on the 2013 Kiwanis Club’s community calendar, e-mail deanne10@centurytel.net or call 749- 3337 by Saturday, Sept. 8. Listings may be added for 50 cents each. Calendars are $5 each and will be delivered by Christmas. Home delivery may be arranged by...

Fundraiser set to assist ill resident


Enjoy beef “Grandma Dorothy’s” enchiladas, beans and rice for a good cause on Monday, Sept. 10. Proceeds from plates sold will help defray medical expenses for Kenneth Moore of Port Aransas, who has been battling multiple illnesses and has been unable to work. Plates will be sold for $8 each...

Sprucing up

Sprucing up


Weldon Hight, top photo and at left in photo at right, is repainting the mural on the water district’s tanks next to the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center. John McKinney, of the water department, right, watches the work. Hight was assisted by Mike McGarey of Kingsbury. The water district is accepting...

Birding mural work can use some help


Work to replace the mural on Port Aransas’ waste water treatment plant walls is progressing after a project to wash and re-prime the walls at the facility. The Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) 4, which owns the plant, is asking for donations from sponsors to help cover...

Mardi Gras party turns into Fiesta


The Port Aransas Education Foundation, which normally holds the annual fundraiser “Mardi Gras in October,” is doing something a little different this year. Tables went on sale Friday, Aug. 31, for “Fiesta in October,” to be held Friday, Oct. 5, at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A....

Party planned for ARK


A birthday bash for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) will be held at the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A., on Saturday, Sept. 15. The ARK is celebrating its 30th year of operation. Brian Winfrey will play live music, and a cash bar opens at 6 p.m. A “Texas luau”...

Officers picked

Officers picked


TheKiwanisClubhasinstalled a new Key Club advisor and officers for the 2012-2013 school year at Port Aransas High School. President of the club will be Mary McCann, and Michelle Arnold will be vice president. Shelby Stephenson is the new secretary. Paul Voyles has been installed as treasurer and Jocelyn Flood will...

Certificates for supplies

Certificates for supplies


School is off to a good start

School is off to a good start

Education notes

We have had a great beginning for the 2012-2013 school year. There are 214 students enrolled from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Of these 214, we have 48 new students ranging from 22 in pre-k to 26 in kindergarten through fifth grades. Welcome to all or our new families. This year,...

For fun

For fun


Texas offers pre-paid college tuition


Parents looking to make their child’s college education more affordable can begin enrolling in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund®, the state’s prepaid college tuition program, on Sept. 1. The enrollment period runs through Feb. 28, 2013. “This program is a great way to prepay all or part of a child’s...

Volunteers needed

Fun4aCure

The D’Herde family of Port Aransas is seeking more volunteers to help run Fun 4 a Cure, an afternoon of children’s activities at Roberts Point Park to raise money for research and awareness of diabetes. The event is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. “The biggest...

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