Reeder Citizen of Year
Overturned

Overturned


Wrapping up a career

Wrapping up a career

Arzola is longest serving city employee

City Secretary Esther Arzola, who will retire Tuesday, April 30, after 38 years at city hall, has pretty much seen...

$1.4 mil project planned


The City of Port Aransas recently received a permit to conduct a $1.4 million project to repair part of a...

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Leader who wants to nuke Washington


Ever wonder what it’s like to be in a place where your brash leader spends a lot of his time threatening to nuke Washington? Where...

Suzanna, Esther: Top shelf


Two of my favorite women in Port Aransas were recognized last Thursday. Suzanna Reeder was named Citizen of the Year and Esther Arzola was presented...

Gun laws and human nature


In 1983, when President Reagan ordered the deployment of missiles in Europe as part of his “peace through strength” strategy to counter the Soviet Union,...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Saturday. Hours: Water exercise: Tuesday, noon. Open swim: Tuesday-Thursday, 1-2 p.m., Fri. – Sat., 1-5 p.m. Lap swim...

Opening ceremonies

Opening ceremonies


Marlins pop Pettus

Marlins pop Pettus


The varsity Marlins crushed Pettus 12-0 at home on Tuesday, April 2. The Marlins are still undefeated in district. Jake Roberts went two for three and earned two doubles. Colby...

JV plucks Eagles

JV plucks Eagles


The junior varsity Marlins dominated the Pettus Eagles at home 10-1 on Tuesday, April 2. Hank Brennan, Nathan Pahany, Austin Scott, Hunter Roos and Ryan Zollars were the hitters for...

Bishop ties JV, 2-2


The junior varsity Marlins tied 2-2 with Bishop on Friday, April 5. The hitters for the Marlins were Nathan Pahany, Austin Scott, Caleb Minnick and Hunter Roos. Blake Goodwin and...

Three Rivers no match for Marlins


The varsity Marlins dominated Three Rivers 19-1 on Friday, April 5. Jake Roberts went three for four and earned a triple and a double. Tyler Pate and Caleb Rogers both...

Ready to swing

Ready to swing


Booster club needs officer volunteers


Anyone who would like to serve as an officer of the Marlin Athletic Booster Club Board is asked to contact Rosalie Johnson, president, at rosalie. porta@gmail.com. The club is seeking...

Driving Marlin

Driving Marlin


Kids 7-14 invited to Pitch, Hit, Run


Baseball players ages 7 to 14 may test their skills at a Pitch, Hit and Run® competition on Saturday, April 13. Open to boys and girls, the free competition will...

Track athletes head to region

Track athletes head to region


Port Aransas High School athletes competed during the Ben Bolt area meet on Saturday, April 6. Both teams placed third and 12 varsity athletes will be going to regional and...

Pool

Pool

Fred Franklin Pool Jr. of Port Aransas died on Sunday, April 7, 2013 in Aransas Pass. He was 85. He was born to Fred Franklin Pool Sr. and Jewel Whitlow...

Parker service set

The late Avalyn Parker, formerly of Port Aransas, will be eulogized at a public memorial service Saturday, April 13. The service will be held at 3 p.m. at the Community...


Reeder Citizen of Year
Overturned

Overturned


Wrapping up a career

Wrapping up a career

Arzola is longest serving city employee

City Secretary Esther Arzola, who will retire Tuesday, April 30, after 38 years at city hall, has pretty much seen it all. The longest-ever serving employee of the City of...

$1.4 mil project planned


The City of Port Aransas recently received a permit to conduct a $1.4 million project to repair part of a rock revetment at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s...

For Pete’s sake

For Pete’s sake


Sunset Sounds opens on Friday


Enjoy live music with some pretty seaside scenery as a backdrop. The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department kicks off its annual Sunset Sounds series of free concerts Friday, April 12, with a performance by The Ones. The show will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Patsy Jones...

Story of Pelican Pete draws attention of NBC national TV news magazine

Story of Pelican Pete draws attention of NBC national TV news magazine

Inside Edition

A national television news and entertainment program visited Mustang Island to do a story about a Port Aransas man who said he has developed a close friendship with a brown pelican. An Inside Edition film crew visited Richard Dunn at Island Moorings Marina Thursday, April 4, and filmed him and...

Swap plants, bring glass on Saturday


If you want to get rid of plants, pick up some new ones or turn in glass for recycling, the plant swap on Saturday, April 13, is the place to be. Keep Port Aransas Beautiful and Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department are sponsoring the event from 9 to 11...

Winner takes home $100

Winner takes home $100

South Jetty contest

Mary Schulz of Port Aransas has an eagle eye. She has won a South Jetty contest by correctly identifying the locations where seven photos in the April 4 edition’s page 1B were shot. As a result, she has scored two $50 Visa gift cards. The cards, provided by the South...

‘Any time’ potato casseroles

‘Any time’ potato casseroles

In the kitchen with Sling

Potatoes are a popular, easy dish to prepare. We can fry them, grill them, bake them and boil them. They are loved by everyone and have gotten a bad rap from some fad diets. It is not the potato, it is what we add to them that brings the fats...

Bond explained

Rotarians get the facts

Rotarian Sharon Doughty, Superintendent of the Port Aransas Independent School District, brought her team to update Rotarians on the “how, what and why” of the $3.5 million school bond issue that voters will decide on May 11. Doughty addressed the club at its meeting on Thursday, April 4. Doughty reminded...

Controlled burn

Controlled burn


SandFest Sponsors needed

SandFest Sponsors needed


Businesses and/or individuals who want to help make the 17th annual Texas SandFest, the official sand sculpting competition for the State of Texas, a success may do so by becoming a sponsor. And folks who want to help out nonprofit organizations by volunteering at the festival are needed as well....

Cruise ship study due

Cruise ship study due


In a public hearing on April 3, the Committee on Culture, Recreation & Tourism heard House Concurrent Resolution 56, calls on the lieutenant governor and the speaker of the Texas House of Representatives to provide for a joint interim legislative study regarding the development and potential economic impact of the...

A need for speed

A need for speed

These Port Aransans own some very fast cars

For most Port Aransans, a car is simply a way to get from Point A to Point B. But, for a few local residents, a car is a fascinating thing to tinker with, to make it go as fast as...

Bonds keep taxes at home

Bonds keep taxes at home

Education notes

How should I start this column? Should I begin with accolades about our students who participated and/or placed in UIL academics and UIL athletics? Do I inform the readers of the possible changes that are being presented in the form of Senate bills and House bills regarding funding, testing, graduation...

Grants coming

PAEF presenting April 12

Grants will be awarded to teachers and faculty in the Port Aransas Independent School District at 2:15 p.m. Friday, April 12. The grants will be presented by the Port Aransas Education Foundation in the Port Aransas High School gym. The entire PAISD faculty and student body will be present to...

Parent night

Parent night


Parents invited

‘Coffee Break’

Brundrett Middle School invites parents of students from sixth through eighth grades to attend a BMS “Coffee Break” seminar in the BMS library on Tuesday, April 16, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. The seminars will be led by invited community educators Efrain Franco and Cinda LeBus from Women’s and Men’s...

Students to choose classes

PAHS

Port Aransas High School students will have an early release on Friday, April 19. The morning schedule will include registration seminars for freshmen, sophomores and juniors. The afternoon will be used for staff development for teachers. The day is scheduled as follows: 8:00-8:50 a.m.: Zero Hour. Class of 2016, ninth...

Win $1,000

Golf Ball Drop

Win $1,000 and help fund scholarships for graduating Port Aransas seniors at the same time by purchasing tickets for the third annual Golf Ball Drop held by the Kiwanis Club. Numbered tickets corresponding to numbers on the golf balls to be dropped are being sold for $10, or 12 for...

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