‘Hooked’ on fun

‘Hooked’ on fun


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New restrictions expected to go into effect here in July

It’s looking like stricter lawn irrigation measures will be imposed in Port Aransas in July as a result of the...

Ahoy, there!

Ahoy, there!


Boatmen’s spokesman to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Boatmen’s spokesman to be inducted into Hall of Fame


Mike Nugent, the “voice” of the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. – at least when it comes to fisheries issues –...

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Legislators pay such a tangle

The special session Gov. Rick Perry called on redistricting and other matters got some publicity because most legislators were collecting their $150 per day per...

Put brakes on light pollution

In the late 1990s, Port Aransas High School was, for a brief time, in a district that took us to points northwest to play basketball....

Break from past politics

The “Faith and Freedom” Coalition held a gathering last week in Washington, D.C. It resembled many similar conservative assemblies: mostly white male speakers, a mostly...

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.,...

Cheerleading camp

Cheerleading camp


Booster club sets fundraisers during Roundup ‘piggy’ contest


The Port Aransas Athletic Booster Club is holding a fundraiser to bring in funds for the athletic program. On Friday, July 12, the group will sell drinks and donuts from...

Big award

Big award


Buckets of rewards

Buckets of rewards


All-state

All-state


Three Marlins named to team; Flack named Co-Coach of Year

All-South Texas

The Marlins baseball team continues to set records, even after the season has ended. Two players are the first from Port Aransas High School to be named to the first...


‘Hooked’ on fun

‘Hooked’ on fun


Water right

New restrictions expected to go into effect here in July

It’s looking like stricter lawn irrigation measures will be imposed in Port Aransas in July as a result of the ongoing drought. No exact date has been established yet however,...

Ahoy, there!

Ahoy, there!


Boatmen’s spokesman to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Boatmen’s spokesman to be inducted into Hall of Fame


Mike Nugent, the “voice” of the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc. – at least when it comes to fisheries issues – was named Boatman of the Year in 2004. But he...

Rockin’ the night away

Rockin’ the night away


Fireworks display set on Fourth of July


A fireworks display that rivals the big city shows will light up the night sky in Port Aransas on Thursday, July 4. The display, marking the 237th Independence Day in the United States, will start just after dark. The city, in conjunction with Charles Butt of San Antonio and Port...

Free, guided, beach walk is Friday morning


Take a walk on the beach on Friday, June 28, with a longtime Port Aransas resident, Shirley Fisher. 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...

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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 Beach Walk Friday, June 28, join guide Shirley Fisher to hunt for shells...

Talent needed for ‘Sex Please We’re 60’


Auditions have been scheduled for the production of “Sex Please We’re Sixty” by the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Actors and actresses who want to read for a part in the play should come to the PACT theatre at State Hwy. 361 and Sea Isle Drive at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,...

Rotarians honor Bill Lehmann, Sharon Grumbles

Officers installed

Sharon Grumbles was presented the Paul Harris Award and Bill Lehmann was named Rotarian of the Year during the Port Aransas Rotary Club’s annual banquet. The awards were presented and officers were installed on Thursday, June 20, at Marcel’s Restaurant, 905 State Hwy. 361. Grumbles and her husband Bobby were...

Rotary’s best

Rotary’s best


Windstorm meeting set for July 8


What’s up with windstorm insurance? You’ll find out if you attend a public meeting designed to update citizens on efforts to reform the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA). The Coastal Windstorm Task Force will conduct the meeting, which will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the recreational...

Kiwanis taking calendar orders


Do you want a great way to list all your family and friends’ birthdays, anniversaries and special dates to remember and share them with the community? The 2013 Kiwanis Community Calendar is now available for order. The calendars cost $5 each and each date inserted is 50 cents. Deadline for...

CVS OK

CVS OK

City staff approves plans

Port Aransas city staff has approved a plan submitted by representatives of the CVS pharmacy chain to build a store at the intersection of Alister Street and Cut-off Road. The city’s development staff exchanged information with the chain’s representatives during the week of June 16- 22, and the approval was...

On your mark, get set, SWIM!

On your mark, get set, SWIM!


Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) hosted the Kingsville Unsinkables at the Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool on Saturday, June 22. Clockwise from top left; Hailey Clark swims in the 100-meter freestyle event for girls ages 11...

New principal resigns before he gets started

New principal resigns before he gets started


Before he even went to work, Mike Hannum resigned as principal at Brundrett Middle School, according to Port Aransas Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty. Doughty said Hannum called her Monday morning, June 24, to say he was resigning to become middle school principal at his alma mater, the...

Kid art

Kid art

Enrollment open now for second session art camp

Enroll now for Session II of Youth Art Camp Island Style. The camp for kids entering third through sixth grade is sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center. Different artists instruct the daily classes that offer the kids an experience in different mediums. Session II begins Monday, July 8, and...

Sign up for swim lessons


Registration for Session Two of Youth Swim Lessons begins Friday, June 28, for Port Aransas residents and Friday, July 5, for non-residents. Session Two runs Tuesday through Friday for two weeks beginning Tuesday, July 9, through Friday, July 19. The cost for the lessons is $8 for Port Aransas residents...

Stiewig honored as Region 3 Principal of Year

Now principal of new London High School

Brandon Stiewig has come full circle. Stiewig grew up in Port Aransas, went out into the world, worked in a variety of positions in the education field, and now he has moved back. This month, he was named Region 3 Principal of the Year by the Texas Association of Secondary...

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