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Road work

Road work

More than $1 million to be spent on projects

Do you live on a Port Aransas street that needs repairs? If so, now is the time to talk to...

Memorial service set for Horn

Weekend fishing report

Sizeable sharks part of recent local catches

Folks have been hauling in some decent-sized sharks recently in Port Aransas area waters. Mark Teague at Dolphin Dock reported...

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Rick Perry, leadership

Gov. Rick Perry has been keeping Texas local governments on their toes. Especially school districts. Trying to get the state to come up with its...

Let us ‘prey’

Our politics have become so polarized and corrupted that a president of the United States cannot even attend an event devoted to drawing people closer...

It’s a matter of efficiency

Cutting mail delivery to five days from six. Seriously? With all due and sincere respect to the very good job done by the good folks...

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...

Little League sign up set

Little League sign up set


Port Aransas Little League will hold registration Saturday, Feb. 16. Sign-up will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brundrett Middle School gym. Birth certificates must be presented. The...

Seniors

Seniors


Old-Lympics this weekend

Intergenerational fun!

Tennis players who want to play in the 17th annual Winter Old-Lympics Tennis Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 16 and 17, must register and pay fees by 4:30 p.m....

Lady Marlins to tackle area

Lady Marlins to tackle area

Friday, 6:30 in Refugio

The Lady Marlins grabbed the district title with their 76-10 victory over Premont on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The Ladies finished the district season undefeated with a 10-0 record. Pushed by...

JV finishes season with 42-10 victory


The junior varsity Lady Marlins took the district title with their 42-10 win over Premont on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The team played great basketball, offensively and defensively, and was leading...

Kocurek: We are ready

Kocurek: We are ready

Marlins to play for area on Feb. 22

The varsity Marlins earned a 94-45 victory over the district runner-up Woodsboro on Friday, Feb. 8. The Marlins left no doubt about whom the district champion was after this great...

Marlins win 84-21

Varsity stops Premont in game on the road

The varsity Marlins crushed Premont 84-21 on Tuesday, Feb. 5. The team left no chance to their opponent, playing great defense throughout the entire game. The Marlins were leading 47-9...

Woodsboro no contest


The junior varsity Marlins defeated Woodsboro 49-18 on Thursday, Feb. 7, to make a clean sweep of district. The JV Marlins completed a successful season at home with another outstanding...

Close win for JV Marlins

Close win for JV Marlins


The junior varsity Marlins earned a 38-24 victory over Premont on Tuesday, Feb. 5. It was a tough game for the Marlins, according to coach Kris Jones. “Both teams fought...

Eyes ahead

Eyes ahead


Hada

Hada

Patsy Ruth Will iamson Hada died on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at the Holmgreen Center in Corpus Christi. She was 81. Hada was born on March 19, 1931 to Willie...


Life or death
Road work

Road work

More than $1 million to be spent on projects

Do you live on a Port Aransas street that needs repairs? If so, now is the time to talk to a city council member. The council is expected to soon...

Memorial service set for Horn

Weekend fishing report

Sizeable sharks part of recent local catches

Folks have been hauling in some decent-sized sharks recently in Port Aransas area waters. Mark Teague at Dolphin Dock reported that a customer on a recent 12-hour offshore trip hooked...

Benefit for Alton Day is Saturday

Benefit for Alton Day is Saturday


Port Aransas resident Alton Day is fighting cancer at a treatment center in San Antonio, and his friends at home are putting together a fund raiser to help pay for that treatment. The event on Saturday, Feb. 16, will start at 4 p.m. and last “till whenever” at Neptune’s, Retreat,...

Nice view

Nice view


Rotary Shrimp Boil will honor officers


At a recent Rotary Club meeting, Precinct 4 Constable Bobby Sherwood and Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs thanked Rotarians for honoring Port Aransas law enforcement officials at the upcoming Shrimp Boil, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16. “This is the first time Rotary has done this and it means a...

Mardi Gras carnival is good to go


Wiener dog and small dog races will highlight the 15th annual Mardi Gras Carnival on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Sharkeys Beach Club, 2600 State Hwy. 361. The event, from noon to 7 p.m., also will feature a Cajun lotto, a silent auction, Chinese auction, cake walk, prize drawings and, back...

Jack Benny marathon is feature


Laugh along at a free Jack Benny movie marathon set for Friday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in the city council chambers at City Hall, 710 W. Ave. A. Enter through the door closest to Cut-off Road. Free popcorn will be served. Friday Pastime Matinees are sponsored by the Port...

Last weekend to catch play at PACT


This is the last weekend “Jerry Finnegan’s Sister” will be performed at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14, 15 and 16, performances will be at 7:30 p.m. A free box of chocolates will be given to the first 25 couples that purchase tickets for...

Making flowers is next craft


Create flowers out of tissue paper, plastic spoons or bottle caps on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Girl Scout hut, 739 W. Ave. A. Classes start at 2 p.m., and supplies are provided. The weekly workshops, “We’re Having Fun,” are sponsored by the Por t Aransas Parks and Recreation Department....

Road trips to include opry, refuge

Road trips to include opry, refuge


Seats are still available for three more trips with the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM). Visit the South Texas Opry at the Al Amin Shriner’s Temple in Corpus Christi on Thursday, Feb. 21. The bus leaves at 5:30 p.m. Doors open at the temple at 6 p.m., and the show...

Winter Texan to be honored


Vote for Winter Texan of the Year at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM) Center. Winner(s) will be announced at the Community Presbyterian Church’s services on Sunday, Feb. 17. Nominations for the award are being sought now by Pat Reilly, director at the JELM. Vote at the center, 113 S....

Students and exhibitors to sell artworks at JELM


Art students and exhibitors will be selling their works at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM) center on Saturday, Feb. 16. Participants may set up their work from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The public is invited at 10 a.m. Those selling their art are asked to bring a finger...

Runners: Register now for Beach Dash

Runners: Register now for Beach Dash


Sign up now for the Beach Dash and save $5 to $10, depending on which event you enter. The event, featuring 10K and 5K runs, a two-mile walk and a Kids’ Dash, is set for Saturday, Feb. 23. Pre-registration for the Kids’ Dash is $15, and all other events are...

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Health or the job of life

Health or the job of life

Education notes

There are enough councils (and committees, and boards) in Port Aransas to keep everyone running in circles from one cause to another, one meeting to the next. But, serving on the Student Health Advisory Council, or SHAC, continues to be a rewarding experience. I believe health is part of education....

Off to the symphony

Off to the symphony


Cautiously optimistic

PAISD officials hope for better method to finance public schools

On Monday, Feb. 4., State District Judge John Dietz ruled in favor of four plaintiff groups, representing 600 of Texas’ 1,000-plus school districts. Dietz declared the state school finance system unconstitutional, inadequate and inefficient. This ruling was a victory for school districts, especially wealthy districts such as Port Aransas Independent...

Bond issue on agenda


Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees will discuss a possible call for a bond election during its regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 14. According to PAISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty, the bond’s minimum amount is $5 million. A portion of the bond money would be use to renovate...

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