Puppy love

Puppy love


Tax base boost

Tax base boost

Port selling Harbor Island tract

The impending $34 million purchase of a 254-acre tract of land on Harbor Island by a firm involved in the...

Rockin’, rollin’

Rockin’, rollin’


Officials address falling enrollment


Port Aransas Independent School District has seen a decline in student enrollment over the years and it’s an issue executive...

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Texas politics are weird this election cycle

It’s dangerous to say the political dynamics in the Lone Star State are weirder this year than most, because in Texas they’re often flamboyant. But...

Harbor Island sale is heads up

The news of a potential $500 million boost to the city’s tax base is heady. Reporter Dan Parker’s front-page story this week on the pending...

Just who is extortionist?

President Obama pledged to end partisanship, but instead has exacerbated it. He recently accused House Republicans of being extortionists for opposing a raise in the...

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.,...

Marlin runners to host meet Saturday

Marlin runners to host meet Saturday

Fans invited to cheer them on

Port Aransas residents will have one chance to show their support for the Port Aransas ISD cross country teams. That will be on Saturday, Sept. 28, when the Marlins host...

On the run

On the run

Marlin teams run UTSA course

Marlin Cross Country coach Steve Reaves said he’s not too sure how to describe the Saturday, Sept. 21, meet that was held at the University of Texas at San Antonio....

Ball control

Ball control



Puppy love

Puppy love


Tax base boost

Tax base boost

Port selling Harbor Island tract

The impending $34 million purchase of a 254-acre tract of land on Harbor Island by a firm involved in the petroleum industry is expected to expand Port Aransas’s tax base...

Rockin’, rollin’

Rockin’, rollin’


Officials address falling enrollment


Port Aransas Independent School District has seen a decline in student enrollment over the years and it’s an issue executive director of business operations Carol Sue Hipp and Superintendent Dr....

Beach walk is set Friday

Beach walk is set Friday


Discover for yourself all the “treasures” that can be found while taking a walk along the beach. A free guided beach walk led by a long-time Port Aransan Shirley Fischer begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27. Walkers meet at the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier at the...

Parks and Rec Roundup

Stuff to do and see

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...

Clean beach Saturday


It’s not too late to make plans to help clean up the beach on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the 27th annual Texas General Land Office Adopt- A-Beach fall clean up from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To pre-register for the event, download the registration sheet from the GLO website www.texasadoptabeach.org....

Estuary clean up set


Help keep Texas beautiful by volunteering 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...

Parrot Heads plan to party and raise money for critters


Parrot Heads of Port Aransas love to party and on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4 – 5, the group is raising money while they party. 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...

Fallback Festival returns


The Fallback Festival returns to Port Aransas on Saturday, Nov. 2. Edwin and Amy Myers, owners of Shorty’s, Kody’s and Giggity’s bars and restaurants are helping to revive the event. The festival, a fundraiser for the Port Aransas Community Theatre, will be a food sampling and wine tasting evening with...

Bow wow!

Bow wow!


The city’s dog park opened Monday, Sept. 23, at Port Aransas Community Park.The 29,000-squarefoot fenced area allows man’s best friend to frolick, unleashed. It’s against the law to let dogs run loose in other public places in town. Above: The Parker family’s dog, Gidget, left, and Dudley, owned by Casey...

First Friday to feature ceramics


Enjoy an evening of live music, refreshments and a new art exhibit at the Port Aransas Art Center’s First Friday reception on Oct. 4, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The show, titled “Second Annual- Round the Bend-Invitational” features the works of Louis Katz M.F.A professor of art- area of emphasis,...

Art About celebrates work by local artists


Port Aransans and visitors will soon get a chance to learn more about the art culture of Port Aransas. The 7th annual PA- Art About is Sunday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. The art walk is planned to encourage and promote the local art and culture of the...

Appreciation

Appreciation


Pirate paradise

Pirate paradise


The first ever Port Aransas Pirate Parade kicked off Thursday, Sept. 19. Residents dressed as pirates greeted parade spectators by honking their golf cart horns and yelling ‘Yargh!’ The parade started on Beach Street, turned north on Alister Street to...

Keepin’ it clean

Keepin’ it clean


Reflecting on 19 years

Reflecting on 19 years

Education notes

Nineteen years? Are you kidding me? I received my annual earnings statement from the district recently and my mouth dropped open. Obviously, it wasn’t my teacher salary that caused this jaw dropping response. Nope. Instead my years of service jumped out at me like a flashing neon sign. Eighteen years...

Some tickets left for Fiesta


The seventh annual Port Aransas Education Foundation “Fiesta in October” is on its way and those interested are urged to buy their tickets as soon as possible, event organizer Wendy Moore said. The fiesta will be Friday, Oct. 4, at the Port Aransas Civic Center, at 700 W. Ave. A.,...

BMS student photos to be taken on October 1

BMS student photos to be taken on October 1


Brundrett Middle School students will have a chance to “ham it up” for the yearbook on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Parents who order student photos the same day the photo is taken will get a discount. Those who want to order photo packages later will be able to do so when...

College night

College night


Kids can learn birding basics


Kids can learn to identify birds in the free birding class sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The class for fourth through eighth graders will teach the basics of bird identification as well ecology. The eight-week class begins Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the parks and...

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