Reaching goals

Reaching goals


Mason Barwise of the Port Aransas Blacktips soccer team goes after the ball during a recent game at Roberts Point...

Port Aransans will party

Old Town Festival is Saturday; new events included

“We are looking for a really big turn out this year and have added a couple of new events to...

Gone surfing

Gone surfing


Erich Schlegel of Austin rides a wave on a recent day at Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. A professional...

Recalling Johnny Roberts

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Farewell, good friend


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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.,...

PAHS keeps running tough

PAHS keeps running tough


The Marlin cross country team ran its last meet before district, regional and state meets, Saturday, Oct. 12, and their coach, Steve Reaves said he was very proud of their...

BMS faced challenging course at meet

BMS faced challenging course at meet


For the third time this year, Brundrett Middle School cross country runners trecked through the course at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi, Saturday, Oct. 12. Although coach Jonathan Sheffield...

Fall means pumpkins, apples

Fall means pumpkins, apples

In the kitchen with Sling

With Halloween around the corner and fall in full swing, it is time for seasonal flavors such as pumpkin, squash, pears and apples. The stores abound with produce and the...


Reaching goals

Reaching goals


Mason Barwise of the Port Aransas Blacktips soccer team goes after the ball during a recent game at Roberts Point Park. More photos shot at Port Aransas Youth Soccer League...

Port Aransans will party

Old Town Festival is Saturday; new events included

“We are looking for a really big turn out this year and have added a couple of new events to the festival,” said Rick Pratt, Port Aransas Museum director, when...

Gone surfing

Gone surfing


Erich Schlegel of Austin rides a wave on a recent day at Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. A professional photographer, Schlegel mounted a waterproof camera on the nose of...

Recalling Johnny Roberts
Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, 2 to 8 p.m.

Take an art tour

Take a tour of Port Aransas, enjoy viewing a variety of artwork and even purchase some work to take home. The seventh annual PA Art About is on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. PA- Art About is a free self-guided tour of 17 galleries and studios throughout...

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 Adult Water Exercise Tuesday-Friday at 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. $2 per visit, Port Aransas Community Park pool. Deep Water...

Animals to be blessed on Saturday


Bring your animals to the Port Aransas Animal Shelter on Saturday, Oct. 19, for the Blessing of the Animals. Father James Derkits of Trinity-by-the–Sea Episcopal Church will bless all animals brought to the event beginning at 12 p.m.

Commercial yard

Commercial yard


The grounds at the Aransas Princess earned the Port Aransas Garden Club’s commercial yard of the month award for the month of October. Mark Admire, left, is the condominium’s general manager. The landscaping includes sago, date and cardboard palms, esperanza, plumbago, bougainvillea, ixora, lantana, rosemary, yucca and a variety of...

Harbor Island land sale stalls


A Corpus Christi firm is challenging the Port of Corpus Christi’s move to sell a 254-acre tract of land on Harbor Island to a company involved in the petroleum industry. The Berry Company has filed suit against the Port of Corpus Christi Authority and the would-be buyer, Martin Operating Partnership,...

Party at the dog park

Party at the dog park

Event will raise money for Animal Friends

An event to celebrate the opening of the city’s new dog park also will serve as a fundraiser for the non-profit Animal Friends of Port Aransas. The celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the dog park, a fenced enclosure near the skate area...

Boot scootin’

Community dance to be held Oct. 24

The entire family is invited to the first Community Dance Night on Thursday, Oct. 24, sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Learn some new moves beginning at 6:30 p.m. with country line dance lessons. The dance will take place at Roberts Point Park. Put those...

RTA work

RTA work


Workers dig at the site of a project to improve a bus stop on Cotter Avenue near the Bay Quest store on Friday, Oct. 11. The Corpus Christi Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is making improvements to two stops on Cotter Avenue and one on Alister Street near Cotter to make...

KPAB hosts appreciation celebration


On Monday, Oct. 28, members of Keep Por t Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) will thank the community for helping their efforts in keeping Port Aransas a beautiful place to live at their annual appreciation celebration. The festivities are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St....

Early voting starts Monday; nine amendments at issue


Voters in Texas will decide on nine amendments to the state Constitution in early voting and on Election Day. Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 21, and continues through Friday, Nov. 1. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 5. Voting in Port Aransas will be at the Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue...

Kickin’ it

Kickin’ it

Youth soccer going strong

About 130 children play in the Port Aransas Youth Soccer League (PAYSL). The league consists of 15 teams in divisions for kids under 6 years old, under 8, under 10 and under 12. Games are played at Port Aransas Community...

Fewer eating at school

Fewer eating at school


Port Aransas Independent School District officials are not only seeing lower enrollment numbers, but also lower food revenues from school lunches. With an enrollment total of 515, the district provides 177 full-price lunches for students on a daily average, according to Food Service Director Renee Hillis and Carol Sue Hipp,...

Coaches set to compete

Coaches set to compete

Education

It’s hard to believe that it’s that time of year again. Cross country is getting ready for the district meet, and basketball is starting up. Our Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School athletes are getting ready to be in full swing, and we won’t look back until June....

Klinger, Adams, Armstrong work published in collection


Three Port Aransas students recently had their work published in “Hometown Texas: Young Poets and Artists Celebrate their Roots.” The book, published by TCU Press, includes poetry, photography and art work from 2010 Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton and students from 24 Texas towns. The students whose work was...

Early release set for Friday, Oct. 18


Port Aransas’ schools will let out early on Friday, Oct. 18. At the high school, classes are over at 12:30 p.m., just as lunch begins and all students, including ninth graders, will have the privilege of having off-campus lunch, Port Aransas High School Principal Sharon McKinney said. Students may buy...

Diligent donators

Diligent donators


The Coastal Bend Blood Center parked a bus outside of Port Aransas High School, Wednesday, Oct. 9, for students to donate blood. Above, senior Lacy Uhlik grins while squeezing a piece of foam to help keep the blood flowing during her donation. At left, nurse Debra Washman puts tape around...

Themes and activities set for schools’ Red Ribbon Week


It’s almost that time for students to go through their crazy sock collection, pull out their favorite hats and proudly wear red ribbons for a week, all in the name of a good cause. Red Ribbon Week is a national program used to spread knowledge and encourage a drug-free environment,...

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