Halloweeny

Halloweeny


Wearing a witch’s costume, Solvej Lancaster, left, rests up for what she hopes will be many visits from Halloween trick-or-treaters...

Big on rigs


The Port Aransas City Council has thrown its weight behind efforts to preserve unused offshore oil and gas production platforms,...

Boo!

Boo!


How to create a real Port Aransas kind of Halloween decoration? With beach sand, of course. Sand sculptor and substitute...

Old Town Festival is family event

Old Town Festival is family event


Port Aransas celebrates its past with the Old Town Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year marks the city’s 102nd...

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Dead senator Gallegos on Houston ballot


Sometimes the timing of a legislative vacancy makes an election more complicated. That has happened following the Oct. 16 death of state Sen. Mario Gallegos,...

Limiting your daily news intake stokes partisanship


In a conversation with a younger friend who is much more tech-savvy than I, he mentioned that he gets most of his news online. However,...

McGovern: A conser vative’s appreciation for a liberal


Former South Dakota Democratic Sen. George McGovern, who died Sunday, Oct. 21, had all manner of evil said about him because of his opposition to...

Island Agenda


• Port Aransas Community ParkDaily 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 time): Tuesday-Friday,...

High school cross country wins district in all divisions

High school cross country wins district in all divisions


The Port Aransas High School cross country team won the district championship in every division: Boys’ varsity, girls’ varsity, boys’ JV and girls’ JV at the district meet, hosted by...

Strand

Strand

Inez I. Strand, 88, of Port Aransas died Thursday, Oct. 18, after a yearlong battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Glen Ewen, Saskatchewan, Canada. She was...


Halloweeny

Halloweeny


Wearing a witch’s costume, Solvej Lancaster, left, rests up for what she hopes will be many visits from Halloween trick-or-treaters at her Bayside Drive home. Like many in Port Aransas,...

Big on rigs


The Port Aransas City Council has thrown its weight behind efforts to preserve unused offshore oil and gas production platforms, which serve as defacto artificial reefs that are important to...

Boo!

Boo!


How to create a real Port Aransas kind of Halloween decoration? With beach sand, of course. Sand sculptor and substitute teacher Mark Landrum (at left) helped several Port Aransas High...

Old Town Festival is family event

Old Town Festival is family event


Port Aransas celebrates its past with the Old Town Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year marks the city’s 102nd birthday. The entire family is invited to join in the...

See piece of history

See piece of history

Tour Little Chapel on the Hill

View a slice of Port Aransas history at the Little Chapel on the Hill during a free tour Friday or Saturday, Nov. 2 or 3. Tours are given at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Friday and Saturday of each month, with a limit of 10 people on each tour....

Watercolor exhibit up Friday, Nov. 2


Award-winning artists from the Watercolor Society of South Texas 43rd annual exhibit will display their works on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Port Aransas Art Center’s First Friday reception. “Round the Bend” will include works by Martha Lamsom, Dolores Price and Hal Jonas. In addition, two works are included in...

Haunted theatre open

Haunted theatre open


The Haunted Theatre is open at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. “ The Haunted Theater will feature terrifying mazes, scream-filled scenes and a journey into the haunted legacy of the PACT,” according to coordinator Ken Yarbrough. The Haunted Theatre is being presented in cooperation with Project Graduation, and a portion...

Deadline to submit art is Wednesday, Oct. 31

TxDot ferry art contest

The deadline for artists to submit artwork for the Te x as Dep ar tment of Transportation’s (TxDOT) ferry art contest is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Winning entries will be painted on the towers of three ferries in the Port Aransas ferry system. The contest is divided into two categories: children...

Flu shots Saturday


Flu shots will be available for $15 each at the Pollock Center on Saturday, Oct. 27. The City of Port Aransas will offer the shots to the public from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact the city at 749-4111 for further information.

Auxiliary collects supplies for troops

Auxiliary collects supplies for troops


The Ladies’ Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8967 in Port Aransas will be at Family Center IGA, 416 S. Alister St., to collect supplies for U.S. troops in Afghanistan the next three Sundays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4 and Nov. 11. A collection booth will be set up those days from...

Speaker emphasizes input from citizens about parks


Citizen input on long-range plans proposed by the Nueces County Parks Board was emphasized when parks director Scott Cross addressed the Port Aransas Rotary Club on Thursday, Oct. 18. Cross focused his remarks on the parks and piers in the Port Aransas area. He spoke at the invitation of Rotarians...

Windham School District reviewed

Windham School District reviewed


Over the last few months, I have been outlining Texas’ sunset review process. The agencies I have covered include the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, State Commission on Judicial Conduct, the Texas Pension Review Board, Correctional Managed Health Care Committee, the Department of Information Resources and numerous others....

Just cruisin’

Just cruisin’


Donations are sought


Cash and school supplies are being collected for Operation Decoration. Operation Decoration collects cash to buy Christmas decorations for families in Port Aransas unable to afford them. School supplies are placed in stockings to give to the children of these families for Christmas. Len Griggs heads up the drive. Donations...

Red Ribbon Week kicks off at schools


The Port Aransas Police Department continues to celebrate Red Ribbon Week, which will end on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Officers have visited the Port Aransas Independent School District campuses and engaged in activities with the students to help them commit to drug-free lives. The week’s activities have included poster and essay...

All aboard

All aboard


Schools offer great resources

Schools offer great resources

Education notes

The school Web site is full of useful information. Many students use it daily to check their grades online. Some come to the library and yell, “Yes,” when they see a great grade. Others moan that the test they finished five minutes ago has not been graded and posted by...

Halloween frights

Halloween frights


Auction added to Fall Festival


This year’s Fall Festival, on Sunday, Nov. 4, just became more dynamic with the addition of a new student art silent auction along with the booths, carnival rides and dog parade already scheduled. The Parent Teacher Organization will be accepting submissions from all students pre-k through high school, in any...

Yes, Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus


It might seem early to talk holiday entertainment, but H.G. Olsen Elementary School has plenty of excitement surrounding the upcoming Christmas musical, “Yes, Virginia The Musical,” which was made possible by a $1,000 grant awarded to the school by Macy’s. The elementary school was just one of 100 schools to...

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