New Year’s no-nos

New Year’s no-nos

Scratch fireworks, drinking and driving

The year is coming to an end, and that means two things: parties and fireworks. Port Aransans have been known...

Banks, city offices close for New Year’s

South Jetty deadline is Friday

The new year will be welcomed by giving some folks some time off. Government offices and banks will close, and...

Parks and rec director initiates new programs

Parks and rec director initiates new programs


Now that he’s been here about four months, newish Parks and Recreation Department Director David Hyde is implementing some new...

Last glance at 2012

Last glance at 2012


Port Aransas is saying goodbye to a year that saw triumph and tragedy, joy and sorrow, advancements and setbacks, but...

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Commission a steppingstone of sorts


In 1986, then-state Sen. John Sharp was running for a seat on the Texas Railroad Commission. He and campaign manager Greg Hartman were looking around...

Foods trigger memories


I popped a piece of bubblegum in my mouth the other day and BAM! I was back on the school bus in eighth grade! It...

One night in Bangkok


BANGKOK — Most of us can read about sex trafficking with a sense of detachment. It is only when we see its results up close...

Island Agenda


• Port Aransas Community ParkDaily 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 Saturday, 1-5...

Marlins take win at Martin’s Mill tourney

Marlins take win at Martin’s Mill tourney


The Class 1A Port Aransas High School Marlins opened play at the Martin’s Mill Tournament today with a solid 75-26 win over 2A Sabine. Keep up with the Marlins at...

Lady Marlins dominate Ingleside

Lady Marlins dominate Ingleside


The Lady Marlins cruised to any easy 52-17 victory over Ingleside on the road Tuesday, Dec. 18, which moved them up to 17-4 for the season . The win was...

Ladies take second in Marlin Classic

Ladies take second in Marlin Classic


The JV Lady Marlins (7-4) took second place in the JV Marlin Classic Tournament on Friday, Dec. 21, after finishing 1-1. The Ladies started the tournament off against Ingleside, who...

JV falls to IHS


The JV Lady Marlins came out with a strong first half lead against Ingleside on Tuesday, Dec. 18, but the ladies just couldn’t hang on and lost 37-24. During the...

Marlins slam Sinton

Marlins slam Sinton


The Marlins took down Sinton 96-69 on Tuesday, Dec. 18, largely due to senior Caleb Rogers’ nine three-pointers and 33 points. The home crowd saw a revitalized offense from the...

JV goes 1-1 in Classic

JV goes 1-1 in Classic


Although the JV Marlins started off slow in the JV Marlin Classic Tournament Friday, Dec. 21, they finished out the night with a big win over rival Aransas Pass to...

JV battles Sinton


Sinton came to town with the pressure on, and the JV Marlins just couldn’t handle it. But that’s not to say the boys laid down in the 44-51 loss, in...

Marlins score another win


Up against Class 1A Yantis, the PAHS Marlins scored another win, 73-43, at the Martin’s Mill Tournament. Details and photos of the tournament will be in the Jan. 3 print...

Marlins take a tough tumble at tourney


Class 2A Red Oak Life School took a close game from the Class 1A Marlins, 49-45, ths morning at the Martin’s Mill Tournament. The Marlins take on ranked 2A Edgewood...

Marlins defeat Edgewood in Martin’s Mill Tournament


The Marlins snagged a 71-45 win over 2A Edgewood at the Martin’s Mill Tournament.  Edgewood is ranked 19th in the state.  The Marlins will face Tatum next, who are ranked...


New Year’s no-nos

New Year’s no-nos

Scratch fireworks, drinking and driving

The year is coming to an end, and that means two things: parties and fireworks. Port Aransans have been known to let loose—a little too loose on occasion—and Nueces County...

Banks, city offices close for New Year’s

South Jetty deadline is Friday

The new year will be welcomed by giving some folks some time off. Government offices and banks will close, and deadlines will be adjusted at the South Jetty. Port Aransas...

Parks and rec director initiates new programs

Parks and rec director initiates new programs


Now that he’s been here about four months, newish Parks and Recreation Department Director David Hyde is implementing some new initiatives, including: • Enrolling the city in the Texas Amateur...

Last glance at 2012

Last glance at 2012


Port Aransas is saying goodbye to a year that saw triumph and tragedy, joy and sorrow, advancements and setbacks, but as always, Port Aransans showed resilience and perserverence. Here is...

Take family for a guided beach walk

Take family for a guided beach walk


Work off all those Christmas goodies with a free, guided beach walk Friday, Dec. 28. Guide Shirley Fischer will teach participants facts about shells, wildlife and even trash that is found on the Port Aransas beach. Meet under the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier at 9 a.m. to join...

For kids

For kids


Comedy beginning at PACT; continuing through January


A comedy about a reunion of a family gathering to await the impending death of the family patriarch will be the Port Aransas Theatre’s next production, slated for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January. Show times for ‘Daddy’s Dyin’, Who’s Got the Will?’ will be Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 4,-5,...

Racing into 2013


Race into the new year with a two-mile run or 2,013 meter walk on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Participants should meet in the Port Aransas Community Park parking lot at 700 Clark Blvd., off Ross Avenue, at 2:13 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join in the free event, even leashed four-legged...

Drive to wrap up


Thursday, Dec. 27, is the last day of the toilet paper drive to benefit the Helping Hands Food Pantry. The goal is to collect a year’s supply. Drop off locations are the Tarpon Ice House, 103 W. Roberts Ave., the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., and The Gaff,...

View art entries


See artwork entered in the Texas Department of Transportation’s Port Aransas Ferry Operations’ art contest at a showing Thursday, Dec. 27. A public showing of the entries is being held at the Community Presbyterian Church’s Joint Effort Leisurely Ministry ( JELM), 113 S. Alister, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Judging...

Ring in new year


Start the party early at the annual Noon Year’s Eve Party in Roberts Point Park on Monday, Dec. 31. Meet at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion in Roberts Point Park at 11:30 a.m. to toast in the New Year with the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. They will count...

Nominations sought

For 2012 Citizen of the Year

Just over two weeks are left to make a nomination for the 2012 Citizen of the Year. Nominations must be received by Monday, Jan. 14. The 2012 Citizen of the Year will be honored at the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau Celebration and Citizen of the Year reception on...

Caring, sharing

Caring, sharing


Pre-filing is active

Pre-filing is active


The 83rd legislative session’s pre-filing period officially commenced on Nov.12. It is important to remember that, unlike our counterparts in Washington D.C., the Texas Legislature meets for only 140 days in every odd-numbered year. The established pre-filing period allows the legislature the opportunity to hit the ground running at the...

Good exercise

Good exercise


4-H confections

4-H confections


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Certified

Certified


BMS students keep hope alive

BMS students keep hope alive

Education notes

How do you keep hope alive? Just before the start of our winter break, Brundrett Middle School students were asked to respond to the question, “How do you keep hope alive?” Reading their responses filled my heart with a sense of hope for the future. There is no way for...

Seven swans a swimming

Seven swans a swimming


Doctor’s orders

Doctor’s orders


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