Leaves late

Leaves late


Meet lawmakers at event Friday


Port Aransas registered voters are invited to meet their new state senator, Glenn Hegar, and their returning state representative, Todd...

Slip fees

Council mulls hikes and more for city marina

Port Aransas officials are talking about imposing a number of new or altered requirements on boaters who dock at Dennis...

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Invest or cut taxes?

As the Texas Legislature kicked off its 140-day regular biennial session, the state’s top three leaders were touting the same message: Texas Ain’t Washington. Republican...

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Countdown to elections

Tis about to be the season. Election season, that is. Candidates may begin to file for city council and school board positions starting Jan. 30....

Control politicans, not guns

If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty. The latest effort to “control” guns in America is as likely to deter...

Island Agenda


• Port Aransas Community Park Daily 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,...

Young Marlins go on scoring spree

Young Marlins go on scoring spree

56-29 over Driscoll

The boys from Brundrett Middle School earned a 56- 29 victory over Driscoll on Thursday, Jan. 10. The team played good basketball and dominated the court throughout the entire game....

Agua Dulce falls to Marlin squad

Agua Dulce falls to Marlin squad


The Brundre tt Mi d – dle School boys earned a 56-25 victory over Agua Dulce on Monday, Jan. 14. Battling at home, the players dominated the court and played...

Lady Marlins crush Agua Dulce

Lady Marlins crush Agua Dulce


The girls from Brundrett Middle School dominated Agua Dulce for a 31-8 win at home on Monday, Jan. 14. Playing outstanding defense, the team led 20-0 at halftime. They just...

Inside shooting foils Ladies


The Brundrett Middle School girls lost 15- 24 against the girls of Driscoll on Thursday, Jan. 10. The seventh- and eighth-grade girls played together since Driscoll had only one girls’...

Lady Marlins score district win

Lady Marlins score district win


The Lady Marlins crushed the Lady Eagles of Benavides 60-16 for their third district match on Friday, Jan. 11. The ladies played mostly inside the paint, getting on the scoreboard...

Ben Bolt no match for Lady Marlins

Ben Bolt no match for Lady Marlins


The Lady Marlins defeated the Lady Badgers from Ben Bolt 51-14 in district play on Tuesday, Jan. 8. This is the second victory in as many matches for the Port...

JV Ladies win close one over Annapolis

JV Ladies win close one over Annapolis


The junior varsity Lady Marlins took a 37-30 victory over Annapolis Academy on Tuesday, Jan. 8. Playing at home, the Lady Marlins faced a good opponent who forc ed them...

Thriller!

Thriller!

Marlins take John Paul to OT

The Marlins lost 63-64 in overtime against the Centurions of John Paul High School on Tuesday, Jan. 8. This was their last game before entering district play. In a very...

Marlins open district with 89-27 win over Benavides

On the road

Marlins opened district play with an outstanding 89-27 victory over Benavides on Friday, Jan. 11. The players dominated the game, leaving small chances to their opponents. Coach Joe Kocurek said...

John Paul denies JV Marlins a win

John Paul denies JV Marlins a win


The junior varsity Marlins suffered a 42-25 loss against the Centurions of John Paul High School on Tuesday, Jan. 8. It was a tough game for the Marlins who really...


Leaves late

Leaves late


Meet lawmakers at event Friday


Port Aransas registered voters are invited to meet their new state senator, Glenn Hegar, and their returning state representative, Todd Hunter, at a comeand go reception on Friday, Jan. 18....

Slip fees

Council mulls hikes and more for city marina

Port Aransas officials are talking about imposing a number of new or altered requirements on boaters who dock at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Marina. The city council will meet at 5...

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Yard of the month

Yard of the month


Meet health pros at fair


Health professionals will be on hand with information on traditional and nontraditional health services available in the Coastal Bend at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., on Saturday, Jan. 19. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 13 vendors from various healthrelated fields, including IsAgenix, Advocare, Massage Works, the Coastal...

Comedy is on stage at PACT

‘Daddy’s Dyin’

“Daddy’s Dyin: Who’s Got the Will?,” a comedy written by Del Shores, is playing every weekend this month at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Catch the play on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the...

Fish fry is Friday

Rotary Club

Munch on plenty of fried fish and dance the evening away at the Port Aransas Rotary Club’s annual Fish Fry and Dance on Saturday, Jan. 19. Doors open at the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A, at 6 p.m. The Medicare Band will play from 7 to 9 p.m., and...

Kiwanis potato bake set to ‘load’ Thursday


Load a baked potato from a full bar of toppings at the Kiwanis Club’s Potato Bake on Thursday, Jan. 17. The event will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sandcastle Conference Center, 800 Sandcastle Drive. Tickets are $ 12 per person and include the full topping potato, beverages,...

Bloodmobile is coming for health fair Saturday


Blood donations will be accepted at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., on Saturday, Jan. 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Coastal Bend Blood Center’s bloodmobile will be set up outside the 2013 Health Fair being presented by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Re c...

Terry Smith concert tickets are available


Tickets are available for free Terry Smith concerts on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Smith is from Nashville, but he was born and raised in Texas. The singer-songwriter is famous for his tune “The Far Side of Jordan,” which was the theme song for a Robert...

Dance lessons

Dance lessons


Tickets on sale for JELM concert series


Tickets are on sale now at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry ( JELM) office for the Goldwing Express Concerts on Monday, Feb. 11, and Wednesday, Feb. 13. Performances will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. both days. The price is $8 each. Snacks and drinks will be sold at...

Vidale to teach bridge at JELM


Bridge classes are back at the Community Presbyterian Church’s Joint Effort Leisure Ministry Center (JELM). Arlen Vidale of Wisconsin will teach bridge Tuesday afternoons at 1 p. m. in JELM classroom 1. Classes are limited to eight people each. Each class includes one hour of instruction and one hour of...

Scalpel, please

Scalpel, please


Grand inspiration

Grand inspiration

Education notes

Over the Christmas break, Suzanne Casias traveled to one of America’s most beautiful natural formations. The Grand Canyon is beyond grand, and she has embarked upon a search for a word to truly describe its beauty and grandeur. For Dante Cage, his experience this school year has reminded him of...

Spaghetti dinner scheduled


The Brundrett Middle School eighth-grade class will hold a spaghetti dinner Sunday, Jan. 27, to raise money to take a trip to Washington D.C. in June. Students plan to tour monuments and other parts of the nation’s capital. The dinner will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Pollock...

PAHS scores in UIL at Gregory-Portland


The Port Aransas High School UIL academic team competed at Gregory-Portland High School on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11 and 12, bringing home everything from first to sixth place in a variety of categories. The team will host an academic meet here Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, but...

Library hosting Shakespeare gear


A Shakespeare exhibit is on display at the Una Farley Library at Port Aransas High School Library through the end of January. The public is invited to view the exhibit from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, according to librarian Pamela Voyles. The exhibit was produced in collaboration...

Port Aransas district observes School Board Recognition Month


January has been designated School Board Recognition Month. The job of school board members is to establish a vision for the education program, design a structure to achieve that vision, assure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning, according to a news release...

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