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Inside look at effort to build new water park

On North Padre Island, a battalion of bulldozers, backhoes and dump trucks move massive amounts of dirt. In New Braunfels,...

School board approves facilities fee


After a couple of months of tabling a Port Aransas Independent School District facility usage fee schedule, school board trustees...

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Texas elected Supreme Court? Well, sort of . . .

Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson plans to retire from the court Oct. 1 and go back to private law practice. His departure...

A good lady remembered

Maudina Bomarito told her family she didn’t want any fuss made over her after her passing. Well, I’m not going to make a fuss over...

Don’t trust and verify

Expecting Syria to live up to an agreement between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for the cataloging, inspection, removal...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Tuesday thru Thursday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lap swim 7 a.m.- 1 p.m., Open swim 1- 3 p.m.,...

On the run

On the run

Brundrett Middle School cross country team takes off

The Brundrett Middle School cross country team had its second meet at Flour Bluff High School, Saturday, Sept. 14. Thir ty schools f rom around Texas participated at the meet....

Maudina Bomarito 1929-2013

Maudina Bomarito 1929-2013

Maudina Flynn Bomarito, a long-time election clerk in Port Aransas, died Sunday, Sept. 15, at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was 83. A memorial service will...

Service set for Loubek

A memorial service for Lydia Loubek, a former resident of Port Aransas, will be held Saturday, Sept. 21. Loubek died in May in Laguna Woods, Calif. She was 99. The...


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Schlitterbahn

Schlitterbahn

Inside look at effort to build new water park

On North Padre Island, a battalion of bulldozers, backhoes and dump trucks move massive amounts of dirt. In New Braunfels, sparks fly as welders work in a sprawling warehouse complex....

School board approves facilities fee


After a couple of months of tabling a Port Aransas Independent School District facility usage fee schedule, school board trustees passed it on Thursday, Sept. 12. But not all members...

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‘Pirates’ to invade the streets

‘Pirates’ to invade the streets

Pirate Parade Thursday

Ahoy mateys! The Port Aransas Pirate Parade is Thursday, Sept. 19. In celebration of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Port Aransans should dress like a pirate, talk like a pirate and decorate their golf carts in a pirate theme. The parade begins at The Gaff, 323 E. Beach St.,...

PACT show is benefit


Bring the family to the Port Aransas Community Theatre to enjoy a night of an ancient dance form. Members of the Texas Coastal Bend Bellydance Association will perform “A Sweet Summer Soiree” on Saturday, Sept. 21. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets...

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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 749-4158 This week Adult Water Exercise Tuesday-Friday, 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. $2 per visit, Port Aransas Community Park pool. Deep Water Aerobics...

‘Ahab’s Wife’ is book club’s choice for next discussion


“Ahab’s Wife,” by Sena Jeter Naslund is the choice for Ellis Memorial Library Book Club’s October discussion. The book club’s next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. The book’s publisher, Harper Collins, provided the following synopsis of the selection: Captain Ahab was neither Una Spenser’s first...

‘Vegas’ comes to town

‘Vegas’ comes to town

Casino, entertainment, fun

The Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas and the Port Aransas Community Theatre partnered to sponsor Casino Night, Saturday, Sept. 14, at the PACT. Blackjack, poker and roulette tables were set up for guests and a Las Vegas style show was performed. Clockwise from top left: Chris Shanklin asks if a...

Winein’ and designin’

Winein’ and designin’


Parrot Heads ready to party


Parrot Heads of Port Aransas are getting ready to party and raise money on Friday – Saturday, Oct. 4 – 6. The fourth annual Wings Over Port A: Latitude with an Attitude begins on Oct. 4 with a sunset sail on the Island Queen followed by a beach party with...

Volunteers needed


Volunteer to clean up the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on National Estuaries Day, Saturday, Sept. 28. Volunteers will leave from Fulton Harbor aboard the Skimmer at 8 a.m. on Saturday and return to the harbor about 2 p.m. Volunteers must be able to climb in and out of the boat...

Riding the wave

Riding the wave


Sign up now for beach run


How about a run on the beach? Community Presbyterian Church will sponsor the 22nd annual Sand and Surf Run on Saturday, Oct. 5. The event will include 5K and 10K runs and a two-mile walk, most of it conducted on the beach. The event, which begins at 8 a.m., will...

Building a water park

Building a water park


The Schlitterbahn company’s endeavor to build a new water park on North Padre Island involves work not only on the island but also at an industrial site in New Braunfels. (See related story, page 1A.) Clockwise from upper right: A...

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Crab class


Fiesta to raise money

Fiesta to raise money

Port Aransas Education Foundation

Now that September is halfway through, It’s almost time to celebrate the seventh annual Port Aransas Education Foundation “Fiesta in October.” The event will be Friday, Oct. 4, at the Port Aransas Civic Center, at 700 W. Ave. A, from 7 to 10 p.m. All 250 tables are sold out,...

Subs in training

Subs in training


Help your child plan for college

Help your child plan for college

Education notes

For most teenagers, planning for college is not easy. Parental support can be very helpful. It would seem logical for you to be involved since your money will cover the majority of college costs, but also your knowledge will be crucial in the decision-making process. Plus, it’s an opportunity to...

Birding classes offered


Kids in fourth through eighth grade who want to learn about bird identification and ecology can take advantage of a free birding class sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The eight-week class begins Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the parks and recreation building from 3:30 to...

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