Wily coyote’s escape attempt foiled
Winter Texans

Winter Texans

Annual arrival is slowed by election, warm weather

They have been called snowbirds, RVers and many other nicknames by towns and communities to describe the migrating masses that...

EMS director down to three finalists


Port Aransas may have a new Emergency Medical Services director by the end of January, according to interim City Manager...

Peppery pest

Peppery pest

Control best hope for invasive species

If you can’t get rid of them, control them. That’s Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department Director David Hyde’s attitude...

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Commission a steppingstone of sorts


As an example of the fact that getting elected to the U.S. Senate can last for awhile, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is retiring in...

Your drawers can talk


What does a person’s desk drawer say about him or her? Lucy Kellaway, associate editor and management columnist for the Investors Chronicle, who was interviewed...

Vietnam — plus 50 years


HANOI, Vietnam — It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy ordered U.S. “advisers” to South Vietnam to help battle the communist North...

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...

Lady Marlins take easy win

Lady Marlins take easy win


The Lady Marlins (18-4) won a very physical game against Refugio 54-33 at home on Saturday, Dec. 29, in their first game back from winter break. It was also the...

JV Ladies take out Refugio

JV Ladies take out Refugio


The JV Lady Marlins took out the Refugio Bobcats 30-18 at home on Saturday, Dec. 29. In their last game before district play, the ladies came out aggressive and very...

Marlins win 3 in tourney

Marlins win 3 in tourney


The Marlins became a “crowd favorite” in their three wins out of five games at the Martin’s Mill Tournament, due to their intense efforts on both offense and defense, according...

Lady Marlins swamp Woodsboro


The Lady Marlins showed Woodsboro no mercy tonight. The varsity overwhelmed the Lady Eagles 65-21, and junior varsity stopped their Woodsboro counterparts, 30-9.

Marlins roll past West Oso


The Marlins made quick work of West Oso tonight, with the varsity and junior varsity both scoring solid wins. The varsity posted a 76-53 win, while the JV won 41-29.

Lady Marlins score a pair of wins


The varsity Lady Marlins stopped Ben Bolt tonight, 51-14, at home. The junior varsity Ladies scored a 37-30 win over Corpus Christi’s Annapolis Academy. Look for details and photos in...

Marlins lose in OT to John Paul

JVs suffer loss to John Paul

Corpus Christi’s John Paul High School varsity dealt the Marlins a one-point loss in overtime tonight. John Paul prevailed 65-64. The junior varsity Marlins also lost, 25-42, to John Paul’s...

Newsom

Newsom

William Le e “ Bi l l” Newsom III, formerly of Port Aransas, died after a long battle with cancer at his home in Hillsboro on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012....


Wily coyote’s escape attempt foiled
Winter Texans

Winter Texans

Annual arrival is slowed by election, warm weather

They have been called snowbirds, RVers and many other nicknames by towns and communities to describe the migrating masses that head south for the winter. But here — when the...

EMS director down to three finalists


Port Aransas may have a new Emergency Medical Services director by the end of January, according to interim City Manager Dave Parsons. Police Chief Scott Burroughs, who was not available...

Peppery pest

Peppery pest

Control best hope for invasive species

If you can’t get rid of them, control them. That’s Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department Director David Hyde’s attitude toward the invasive Brazilian pepper trees that populate Port Aransas....

Concert series begins Monday

Concert series begins Monday


Ken Yarbrough and Mike Jones will entertain folks with a variety of contemporary, country and oldies music at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT), 2327 State Hwy. 361, on Monday, Jan. 7. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. Seating is available on a first come, first serve basis. The...

‘Daddy’s Dyin…’

‘Daddy’s Dyin…’


New play opening at PACT


Actors at the Port Aransas Community Theatre will be performing “Daddy’s Dyin, Who’s Got the Will?” all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays, Jan. 4,-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, at 2:30 p.m. The comedy...

Take stroll through the pasture


Walk and Talk, a leisurely stroll through the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture, is held the first and third Thursday of each month. The next walk scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 3. Folks may meet at the preserve at the end of Port Street at 9 a.m. to join...

Student art

Student art


Student art is on show at art center


Wine, music and hors d’oeuvres will highlight the Port Aransas Art Center’s First Friday Exhibit on Friday, Jan. 4. Work from the center’s adult art students will be featured at the reception, which runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Art center director Mary Rose says, “Come see what they have...

On a stroll

On a stroll


Ferry artists

Ferry artists


Homes tour Jan. 26


See inside many historical and architecturally significant Port Aransas homes during the Port Aransas Garden Club’s 25th annual Tour of Homes on Saturday, Jan. 26. Cozy old and new cottages, a remodeled older island home, beachfront homes and new construction are on the list to be toured. Morning bus tours...

Bike Monday at preserve


Bike along the trails inside the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture with fellow “pedalers” on Monday, Jan. 14. Meet at 10 a.m. at the pavilion in the preserve at end of Port Street. The ride is designed for skill levels from novice to expert. Pam Greene, community program director, says,...

School board schedules superintendent reviews


The Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees has set two special meetings Wednesday, Jan. 9, and Thursday, Jan. 10, in addition to its regular scheduled meeting. The special meetings will be Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty’s evaluation and will start at 5:30 p.m. both nights. The meetings will be...

Marlin hideout

Marlin hideout


Half-time statistics are looking good

Half-time statistics are looking good

Education notes

I have learned in my many years as an educator that the power of one’s vision is truly the driving force behind making everything in one’s life possible and making dreams come true. Port Aransas ISD has a simple, but very far-reaching vision that says we will work hard every...

At play

At play


PA Movie Time slated


A free showing of “Angel and the Badman,” starring John Wayne, will be held in the Community Center Saturday, Jan. 12. The show begins at 6:55 p.m., and free popcorn will be served. According to the movie’s synopsis, Quirt Evens, an all around bad guy, is nursed back to health...

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