Making the leap

Making the leap

Seniors graduate Friday at PAHS

The members of the Class of 2013 will go through their final rite of pas s age at Port Aransas...

Merchants loved Memorial weekend

Merchants loved Memorial weekend

Many Port Aransas businesses benefitted from large holiday crowds

Now that Port Aransas merchants have had a chance to rest and count their receipts, they can say it: The...

Marine Science Institute to hold Oceans Day event

Marine Science Institute to hold Oceans Day event


Folks can enjoy everything from rides aboard research vessels to up-close encounters with hermit crabs when the University of Texas...

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Police search


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First Amendment champs deliver

When the dust settles from another hardfought legislative session, the people of Texas will have a clearer picture of current events in the Lone Star...

C omptrol ler’s race is latest political buzz

When Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced May 29 that she won’t run for statewide office in 2014, including her own, it set in motion a...

How to spell s-u-c-c-e-s-s

The annual ritual known as the Scripps National Spelling Bee came and went last week with kids spelling words that, I suspect, many with graduate...

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...

Three Marlins named to all-state teams

Three Marlins named to all-state teams


Three members of the Port Aransas High School varsity Marlins baseball team were selected for the Class 1A all-state baseball team this week. Clockwise from top left, junior Nick Maxham...

Martin

Kay Martin of Port Aransas died at her home unexpectedly on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. She and her husband, Scotty, had been residents of Port Aransas for 17 years. A...


Making the leap

Making the leap

Seniors graduate Friday at PAHS

The members of the Class of 2013 will go through their final rite of pas s age at Port Aransas High School Jenna during graduation Ward ceremonies on Friday, June...

Merchants loved Memorial weekend

Merchants loved Memorial weekend

Many Port Aransas businesses benefitted from large holiday crowds

Now that Port Aransas merchants have had a chance to rest and count their receipts, they can say it: The Memorial Day weekend was a moneymaker. “It was as good...

Marine Science Institute to hold Oceans Day event

Marine Science Institute to hold Oceans Day event


Folks can enjoy everything from rides aboard research vessels to up-close encounters with hermit crabs when the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) hosts a World Oceans Day event...

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Police search


Photos to be displayed

Photos to be displayed


“Photo Ops,” a group photo show, will open on Friday, June 7, during Port Aransas Art Center First Friday reception. It will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center. The public is invited for live music, refreshments and art at 323 N. Alister St. Photos will be...

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Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register for events, call Pam Greene, community program coordinator, at 749-4158 or e-mail pamg@cityofportaransas.com. This week Community Tennis Day Take a class that includes basic tennis instruction and a...

Try yoga


Do you enjoy yoga or do you think you might? Take advantage of a free yoga class on the beach on Saturday, June 8. The classes are geared toward all fitness levels. Nancy Meyers instructs the class, and participants are asked to arrive on time. Meet at 8 a.m. at...

Talking turkey

Talking turkey


Garden club to install officers


Officers will be installed at a salad luncheon meeting that will herald the summer break for the Port Aransas Garden Club. The meeting will be Tuesday, June 11, in the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., beginning at 11 a.m. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Officers for 2013-14 who...

‘Chiquita’ says ‘ouch!’

‘Chiquita’ says ‘ouch!’


Novel chosen


Ellis Memorial Library’s book club has picked “The Light Between Oceans” for the club’s July discussion. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the library. “ The Light Between Oceans” was written by M.L. Stedman. The book’s publisher, Simon and Schuster, provided the following synopsis: “The...

AFPA meets June 10


Animal Friends of Port Aransas members will talk about landscaping projects and networking of shelter animals at the organization’s monthly meeting Monday, June 10. The group also will discuss how to get more members involved. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at Miss K’s Bistro and Catering, 1726 State...

Fundraiser is planned

Green Team

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) Green Team will host a fundraiser Saturday, June 15, at The Gaff. Proceeds will benefit the Green Team, a group of UTMSI personnel who work to develop solutions to issues that result in a more ecologically friendly and sustainable environment. The fundraiser,...

Man’s body found in ship channel

Man’s body found in ship channel


The Coast Guard has released the name of the man whose body was found in waters near Charlie’s Pasture Pier Thursday, May 30. He was Marcus B. Hancock, 41, according to Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Brendan Evans. The Coast Guard reported Hancock was a Port Aransas resident, but Port Aransas...

All about kids – and fish!

All about kids – and fish!


About 150 kids and their parents, family members and or friends went fishing Saturday, June 1. But it wasn’t just any old day of fishing, it was the 30th (the banner didn’t get changed) annual Take a Kid Fishing Tournament...

City’s camps for youths are cancelled

City’s camps for youths are cancelled


The new summer camp programs planned by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department are cancelled. Pam Greene, community program coordinator, said that there were not enough participants to continue with plans for the camps. The camps were offered for the first time in five years. Greene said that the...

Baccalaureate

Baccalaureate


Community salutes graduates

Community salutes graduates


Port Aransas indi – viduals, businesses and non- prof it organizations set a new record on Tuesday, May 28, when $139,000 in scholarships were awarded to members of the Port Aransas High School Class of 2013. That total is $12,000 more than was awarded in 2012, which was a record....

PAHS Class of 2013 is awarded record $139,000 in scholarships

PAHS Class of 2013 is awarded record $139,000 in scholarships


Congratulations to the Port Aransas High School Class of 2013 and Best Wishes for the future.

Kids’ program is ‘for the birds’


This summer, children 7 to 16 can discove r the fundamentals of bird identification and gain a greater understanding of the local environment. Free classes sponsored by The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and The Coastal Bend Audubon Society will begin June 10. Students will learn how to use...

Wax museum

Wax museum


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