Weighing, watching

Weighing, watching


Seeing STAARs

Port Aransas schools meet state standards

Port Aransas Independent School District met standards for all three campuses and received six out of nine distinctions for the...

Terrific tuna

Terrific tuna


City staff proposes $8.43 million budget

City staff proposes $8.43 million budget


With input from the city council, Port Aransas city staff has put together an $8.43 million 2014 budget that would...

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Rock in the road is Rick


Gov. Rick Perry, apparently running for president again, went to New Orleans Saturday, Aug. 3, to talk to a Red State blogging group – to...

What’s your foreign policy, Mr. President?


“We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression.” — Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983 President Reagan’s speech to the nation 30 ago...

Letters to the Editor


Leash a safety matter I have read with interest the letter from Ken Jones (South Jetty, Aug. 8) about the unleashed dogs on the beach....

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.,...

PAISD athletes need physicals

PAISD athletes need physicals


Athletes who plan to participate in competitive sports in the Port Aransas ISD are required to have physicals. They can get them taken care of at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug....

Homerun

Homerun


For a cause

Golf event to help PAPHA

Golfers can compete in a four- person scramble tournament to benefit the Por t Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical...


Weighing, watching

Weighing, watching


Seeing STAARs

Port Aransas schools meet state standards

Port Aransas Independent School District met standards for all three campuses and received six out of nine distinctions for the Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness tests. The STAAR test has...

Terrific tuna

Terrific tuna


City staff proposes $8.43 million budget

City staff proposes $8.43 million budget


With input from the city council, Port Aransas city staff has put together an $8.43 million 2014 budget that would include two additional positions for the police department and a...

Shrek’s a wrap!

Shrek’s a wrap!

Musical ends run

“Shrek the Musical” wraps up its run at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 17. Tickets are still available for the remaining shows according to Darlene Secich, theatre manager. Show times are Thursday- Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Response has been great and the audiences nearly sold out for...

Smiley’s book is pick


‘A Thousand Acres’ by Jane Smiley is the Ellis Memorial Library’s book club pick for September. The next scheduled meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. The website readinggroupguides.com provided the following synopsis of the book: “A successful Iowa farmer decides to divide his farm between his three daughters....

Walk the beach on Aug. 23


Spend a morning looking for “treasures” on the beach on Friday, Aug. 23. A free-guided beach walk led by long-time Port Aransas resident Shirley Fisher begins at 9 a.m. Meet at the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. During the walk, Fisher teaches participants...

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, Aug. 16. Schedule a complimentary tennis lesson with tennis pro Rob Peterson and his wife, Becky. Call 361-790-8455...

Microchip clinic slated

Saturday at the animal shelter

Many pet owners fear their beloved pet getting lost and not being able to recover it. The Animal Friends of Port Aransas wants to ensure that pets and their owners are reunited if they should ever become separated. The AFPA is holding a micro chip clinic on Saturday, Aug. 17,...

Sea life protection subject of program


Kids and adults can learn how to help preserve sea life by attending a presentation on Friday, Aug. 16, at 1 p.m., at the Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave A. Lee Harrison, Coast Guard Auxiliary Division 7 of Flotilla 7-11, will give a presentation about Marine Protected Species Outreach...

Weeding out

Weeding out


Rebate out-paces 2012

Rebate out-paces 2012

June sales taxes

June sales tax returns, which include quarterly filers from April, May and June, reflect a strong local as well as state economy. Figures were released by Texas State Comptroller Susan Combs who said Texas sales tax revenue has increased for 40 consecutive months. The retail trade sector bolstered the latest...

Fisher House funds

Fisher House funds


Gertrude’s simple dressings

Gertrude’s simple dressings

In the kitchen with Sling

It is hard to believe that it has been six years since this column began. It feels like time has flown by. The first recipe I ever used was one of my mother’s favorite recipes. So, I thought I would share two of her favorite salad dressing recipes this time....

Grilling for a cause

Grilling for a cause

Barbecue benefits city animal shelter

Dozens of barbecue aficianados from around the state turned out to compete in a cook-off to benefit the Port Aransas city animal shelter Saturday, Aug. 10. The non-profit Animal Friends of Port Aransas sponsored the event at Pioneer RV Park...

Shopping for school clothes?

Check the code

Students attending Port Aransas ISD school must adhere to a dress code starting the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 26. The dress code is designed to teach hygiene and grooming, as well as prevent disruption and minimize safety hazards, according to the Port Aransas ISD Student Handbook and Code...

No shots, no school

Classes start Monday, Aug. 26

Parents of students in the Port Aransas ISD are required to show proof their chilidren have had their state mandated vaccinations or a notarized exemption before they can attend any Port Aransas schools. The deadline to present proof of immunization is on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 26....

Free, low-priced meals available


Applications for free and reduced-price meals for Port Aransas ISD students are available throughout the year at both the administration and school offices, as well as the cafeteria, and may be filed with either the child’s school secretary or with Child Nutrition Director Amy Boulanger. Parents also may find the...

Sign up set for new students


Registration for new students who will attend H.G. Olsen Elementary School, Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School will be held Thursday, Aug. 15. Parents may register their students at the campus their child will attend this fall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Documents required for registration include:...

School ‘Fish Camp’ slated Wednesday


Students who will be freshmen at Port Aransas High School are invited to a “Fish Camp” on Wednesday, Aug. 21. It will start at 1:30 p.m. in the high school cafetorium. The orientation is designed to ease the transition for students from middle school to high school, PAHS Principal Sharon...

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