Island anglers hook top spots

Island anglers hook top spots


Sunny skies and light breezes greeted anglers competing in the 78th Deep Sea Roundup last week. The oldest saltwater fishing...

Ferry runs into Brundrett pier

Ferry runs into Brundrett pier


Port Aransas City Manager Dave Parsons said the city will ask the state to pay for fixing Ancel Brundrett Pier,...

Olympus towers over town

Olympus towers over town


Roche takes helm at middle school


Brundrett Middle School has its second new principal in three months. Christopher Roche – he answers to either Chris or...

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Abortion laws: Head for court


Last Friday, July 12, the Texas Capitol was awash with demonstrators, attracted by the showdown in the Texas Senate over a Republican-driven proposal to make...

Roundup more than fishing


When your kid tells you her favorite holidays are Easter and the Deep Sea Roundup, that says something about the Roundup. Libby likes Easter because...

Zimmerman verdict and double standards


We are so programmed by our history with race in America that reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman on charges of murdering Trayvon Martin...

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.,...

Happy campers

Happy campers


Going to state!

Going to state!

Port Aransas swimmers qualify

The Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) did well enough at regional competition Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14, to qualify 12 team members for state competition. The state meet...

Barnett

Barnett

Er ika W. Barnett of Port Aransas died Thursday, July 4, 2013. She was 89. She was born Oct. 28, 1923, in Berlin, Germany. She moved to the United States...

Service for Odom is Saturday

Howard Glen Odom of Port Aransas died on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Visitation is today, Friday, July 19, at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home, Aransas Pass. The funeral service will be...


Island anglers hook top spots

Island anglers hook top spots


Sunny skies and light breezes greeted anglers competing in the 78th Deep Sea Roundup last week. The oldest saltwater fishing tournament on the Texas Gulf coast drew anglers from throughout...

Ferry runs into Brundrett pier

Ferry runs into Brundrett pier


Port Aransas City Manager Dave Parsons said the city will ask the state to pay for fixing Ancel Brundrett Pier, heavily damaged when a drifting ferry hit it Tuesday, July...

Olympus towers over town

Olympus towers over town


Roche takes helm at middle school


Brundrett Middle School has its second new principal in three months. Christopher Roche – he answers to either Chris or Christopher – was “thrilled, elated and appreciative” after getting a...

Singing a song

Singing a song


Ivey’s book is choice


“The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey is the Ellis Memorial Library’s book club pick for August. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. The author’s Web site provided the following synopsis: “Alaska, 1920: A brutal place to homestead, and especially tough for a couple that has...

Rev your engines

Outboard tourney kicks off

Anglers will hit the water for the 39th annual Outboard Fishing Tournament Friday through Sunday, July 19, 20 and 21. Registration is 6 – 10 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. Rules will be provided at registration. The $75 per angler fee in- cludes...

Art sale continues this month


Art lovers can purchase original prints, paintings, photos, clay, jewelry, etc. for discount prices at the bi-annual Barefoot Sale hosted by the Port Aransas Art Center. The sale continues through Friday, July 26, at the art center 323 N. Alister St. The art center is open Monday through Saturday from...

PACT to show movie


Join Ben Gates in his hunt for the missing treasure reportedly hidden by the founding fathers during the Revolutionary War. “National Treasure,” the first in the series of movies about Gates, will be shown on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State...

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 749-4158 This week ‘Free Friday’ Tennis Friday, July 19. Schedule a complimentary tennis lesson with tennis pro Rob Peterson and his wife, Becky. Call 361-790-8455...

City steps up trash collection

City steps up trash collection


Up and down the beach, garbage cans overflowed with unsightly refuse after tens of thousands of visitors hit Port Aransas during the recent July 4 holiday period. The same thing has been known to happen on previous big summer weekends and Spring Breaks. But city staff has come up with...

Some bills that made it

Some bills that made it


On June 14, the office of the governor determined the final outcome of the bills that had managed to pass out of both the Texas House of Representatives and the Texas Senate during the regular session of the 83rd Legislature. The legislature succeeded in sending a little more than 1,400...

City cracking down on parking inside bollards

City cracking down on parking inside bollards


C ity Manager Dave Parsons said he’s instructing Port Aransas police to more vigorously enforce a law against driving between beach bollards to get closer to shore. Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs said his officers will do just that. Parsons said he has seen increasingly large numbers of vehicles...

Shrek

Tickets on sale now for August shows

Tickets are now on sale for “Shrek the Musical” presented by the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting www.brownpapertickets.com or calling the theatre 749-6036 and leaving a message. Tickets will be on sale one hour before each show. The musical begins Thursday, August 1...

Pulling up piggy perch

Pulling up piggy perch

Kids’ event was part of Deep Sea Roundup

Dozens of children and their parents descended on Dennis Dreyer Municipal Marina Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, to take part in the 78th Deep Sea Roundup Piggy Perch Contest. Awards were given in a variety of categories.

Junior Lifeguard Class slated for kids 11-14 by city on July 23-26 Artists in training

Junior Lifeguard Class slated for kids 11-14 by city on July 23-26 Artists in training


Earn a certificate for leadership, safety, and first aid training at the Junior Lifeguard Class offered by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The class for ages 11-14 is Tuesday through Friday, July 23-26, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community Park pool. The class cost...

Cast net class slated Friday


Learn to use a cast net and catch your own bait. The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department will host a cast net class for ages 9 and up on Friday, July 19, at 12 p.m. The class is held at the Port Aransas Community Park pool and the cost...

Registration is open for third swim lesson session


Registration for Session Three of Youth Swim Lessons begins Friday, July 26, for Port Aransas residents and Friday, Aug. 2, for non-residents. Session Three runs Tuesday through Friday for two weeks beginning Tuesday, August 6, through Friday, Aug. 16. The cost for the lessons is $8 for Port Aransas residents...

Mad scientists

Mad scientists


Weed out

Weed out


NERR labs teach kids about coastal wetlands

NERR labs teach kids about coastal wetlands


Children ages 3-5 have an opportunity to learn about the coastal wetlands through science exploration at two explorer labs. The Mission- Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute hosts the Early Explorer Labs. The hour- long lab on Saturday, July 20, will be a...

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