Reeling red

Reeling red


Weighing in

Weighing in


Brown tide hasn’t hit Port Aransas

Brown tide hasn’t hit Port Aransas


A weeks-long brown tide bloom remains in Baffin Bay and the upper Laguna Madre, but it apparently hasn’t gotten into...

Making nautical history

Making nautical history


The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) has taken a big step toward the group’s goal of establishing an...

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Ornery Perry running again?


If Rick Perry isn’t planning to run for re-election as governor in 2014, and to try for president again in 2016, he’s certainly not acting...

Fish, listen, talk


Fishing with a kid is a little like getting her in the car with you alone – only better. It’s a good time to talk...

Arms, then what in Syria?


Two recent newspaper editorials illustrate the double mindedness some feel about President Obama’s decision to provide small arms and ammunition to Syrian rebels. The Washington...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim Tuesday thru Saturday 1 – 6 p.m., Lap swim Tuesday thru Friday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.,...

Pate to play Division I ball for FAU

Pate to play Division I ball for FAU


It’s official. Tyler Pate has become what apparently is the only Port Aransas High School graduate ever to sign to play in an NCAA Division I university’s basketball program. Tyler,...

Coaches welcomed aboard

Coaches welcomed aboard

New to Marlin coaching staff

Two newcomers will join the lineup of coaches in the Port Aransas Independent School District for the 2013-14 school year. Trustees, after a closed session Thursday, June 13, approved the...

PAST takes on CCCC at summer’s first swim meet

PAST takes on CCCC at summer’s first swim meet


Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) swam against the Corpus Christi Country Club team on Saturday, June 15, at a meet held here. It was the first meet...

Major leaguers

Major leaguers


Martin

Martin

A memorial service for Beverly Kay Martin of Port Aransas will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at Community Presbyterian Church. She died at her home on Wednesday,...

Packer

Packer

Robert “Butch” Allen Packer, 70, died on June 13, 2013, in Corpus Christi. He was the brother of Sandra Faulkner of Port Aransas. Packer was born on February 26, 1943,...


Reeling red

Reeling red


Weighing in

Weighing in


Brown tide hasn’t hit Port Aransas

Brown tide hasn’t hit Port Aransas


A weeks-long brown tide bloom remains in Baffin Bay and the upper Laguna Madre, but it apparently hasn’t gotten into Port Aransas waters, according to marine scientists. Brown tide is...

Making nautical history

Making nautical history


The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) has taken a big step toward the group’s goal of establishing an historic replica of a 60-foot wooden scow schooner as a...

Beach walk is Friday

Beach walk is Friday


Explore the beach with Shirley Fisher, a long-time Port Aransas resident, Saturday, June 28. The free-guided tour begins at 9 a.m. by the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. Fisher will teach participants facts about shells, wildlife and even trash that is found on...

Stuff to do and see

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 Sunset Sounds Friday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., Aloha Dave and the Tourists perform...

Green sale

Green sale


‘Hair’ to help

‘Hair’ to help


Bake sale Friday to benefit Marlin boosters


The Port Aransas Athletic Booster Club plans to hold two fund-raisers this summer. The group is asking the public to participate and support both of the events held to bring in funds for the athletic programs. The first event is on Friday, June 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. at...

Big check

Big check


Public invited to meeting for latest windstorm news


The Coastal Windstorm Task Force is inviting the public to a meeting to update citizens on efforts to reform the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA). The meeting will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the recreational hall at Pioneer RV Resort on State Hwy. 361. Speakers...

Speed limit is topic


Port Aransas city staff will recommend that speed limits be reduced to 20 mph in the Channel Vista neighborhood, according to City Manager Dave Parsons. The staff will take that recommendation to the city council when it meets Thursday, June 20. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. in council chambers...

Spurs ‘sand’ fans

Spurs ‘sand’ fans


Fireworks set on July 4


Get set to celebrate the Fourth of July, marking the 237th Independence Day in the United States, in Port Aransas. The fireworks display is scheduled for Thursday, July 4. The city, in conjunction with Charles Butt of San Antonio and Port Aransas, and owner of the Lydia Ann Lighthouse, will...

Some cool country

Some cool country

Thousands turn out for music festival

About 7,000 people attended the country music performances that were part of the Texas Game Warden Association’s Fourth Annual Fishing Tournament and Music Festival Friday and Saturday, June 14 and 15. The shows were at Roberts Point Park.

Aviation, science

Aviation, science


Sixth six weeks Honor Rolls

PAISD

H.G. Olsen Elementary School A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Olivia Adams, Aspen Alford, Elish Brennan, Robert Clark, Stefan Deason, Julia Flood, Terese Hagen, John Kinsner, David Kleinhans, Ian McClelland, Arthur Pecore, Hannah Ramsden, Ava Smith, Kyler Spaeth, Hannah Templeton 4th Grade Mason Barwise, Jadyn Clark, Maxwell DeHart, Kai Kidd, Conner...

Art camp for kids set for July 8-12

Third through sixth grade

Youth Art Camp Island Style is sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center. The daily classes are offered for kids entering third through sixth grade. Different artists instruct the classes in a different medium each day. Session II will be Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 12. The class is...

Richardson graduates from UNT


Caleb Chance Richardson of Port Aransas graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton in the spring 2013 commencement exercises. Richardson received a Bachelor’s Degree in radio, television and film, and a second degree in English.

Science tours

Science tours


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