Fiddling around

Fiddling around


Barbara Brown of Corpus Christi plays a violin on the front porch of the Port Aransas Museum during the old...

Sailing in

Sailing in


Boats sail through the Aransas Pass, between the north and south jetties, on Friday, Oct. 18. They were among more...

Harbor Island sale off

Harbor Island sale off


Port of Corpus Christi commissioners have decided to rescind their acceptance of a company’s bid to buy a piece of...

School officials watching attendance


School is in full swing and after nine weeks, Port Aransas Independent School District principals, teachers and staff are still...

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Ted Cruz holds sway in race for lt. governor?

A friend told of watching a cat in an alley stalking a pigeon, pecking at a bread crust. The cat coiled to pounce for a...

Give to those who give so much

Years ago, someone dubbed Port Aransas the “Volunteer Capital of the World.” It’s not far from the truth. Port Aransas boasts more than 30 nonprofit...

Just say ‘no’ to underwriting more debt

The fiasco in Washington over the partial government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling and deepening animosity between Republicans and Democrats (and Republicans and Republicans), has...

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.,...

Cross country teams first at district

Cross country teams first at district


The Port Aransas High School boys and girls cross country teams placed first in the varsity division at the district meet on Monday, Oct. 21, and will be advancing to...

Marlin Mania to start basketball season

Marlin Mania to start basketball season


When Marlins Basketball coach Joe Kocurek asked the South Jetty “What’s going on on the island during wintertime,” the obvious answer he was looking for was basketball. With basketball season...

Roberts is remembered

Roberts is remembered

Longtime Port Aransas businessman Johnny Roberts, a World War II combat veteran and former city councilman who was part of a pioneering Mustang Island family, has died. Roberts, 89, died...


Fiddling around

Fiddling around


Barbara Brown of Corpus Christi plays a violin on the front porch of the Port Aransas Museum during the old Town Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19. Lots more photos of...

Sailing in

Sailing in


Boats sail through the Aransas Pass, between the north and south jetties, on Friday, Oct. 18. They were among more than 200 sailboats that took part in the 26th annual...

Harbor Island sale off

Harbor Island sale off


Port of Corpus Christi commissioners have decided to rescind their acceptance of a company’s bid to buy a piece of Harbor Island land where the firm planned to build a...

School officials watching attendance


School is in full swing and after nine weeks, Port Aransas Independent School District principals, teachers and staff are still keeping an eye on attendance. This year, the number of...

Hanging around

Hanging around


Jamie Barr and Elish Brennan played in a tree just outside the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavillion at Roberts Point Park during the Spirit Dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 15.

‘Massacre’ meet and greet, showing set Saturday night

‘Massacre’ meet and greet, showing set Saturday night


Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween by meeting the co-writer of the 1974 cult movie, “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” then seeing the film and discussing it afterwards on Saturday, Oct. 26. Tickets still are available for a meet and greet with co-screenwriter Kim Henkel of Port Aransas and Austin....

Dance night on Thursday


Get your family and friends together and come to Roberts Point Park to learn how to country slide, darlin’ mambo, cowboy charleston along with other popular line dances, on Thursday, Oct. 24, at Community Dance Night. Country line dance lessons begin at 6:30 p.m. and the participants can put their...

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

Celebrating Port Aransas

Celebrating Port Aransas

Old Town Festival included parade, surfing, more

The Old Town Festival “was a grand success,” said Rick Pratt, director of the Port Aransas Museum. “It went beautifully,” Pratt said. “It went great.” The all-day event Saturday, Oct. 19, was held at a variety of sites around Port Aransas. It included live music, painting contests, a surfing competition,...

Sailing into port

Sailing into port


Anglers walk along the jetty as sailboats participating in the 2013 Harvest Moon Regatta sail into the ship channel on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 26th annual regatta began in Galveston on Thursday, Oct. 18. The boats sail along the Texas coast to the finish line in Port Aransas. A ‘Sail-a-thon’...

Spay and neuter clinic slated


Animal Friends of Port Aransas and veterinarian Deb Megonigle will hold a lowcost spay and neuter clinic for Port Aransas pet owners on Wednesday, Nov. 6. The clinic will be at Megonigle’s Island Animal Clinic. Only 10 animals will be given surgeries. If more than 10 people sign up, a...

Eat, drink, paint


Spaces are still available to spend an evening with friends enjoying a glass of wine and learning how to paint a pelican on Sunday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Artist Karen Winship guides the next “ Wine, Whine and Design Painting Island-Style Workshop” at the Port Aransas Art...

Grand finale

Grand finale


The last Sunset Sounds of the summer, sponsored by Port Aransas Parks and Recreation was Friday, Oct. 11, at Roberts Point Park. Above, Shirley Fischer sings just as the sun sets. At left, Jeff and Laura Davis of Port Aransas toast to a fun night.

Appreciation dinner is Monday


Join members of Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) on Monday, Oct. 28, when they thank the Port Aransas community for helping their efforts in keeping the town a picturesque place to live. KPAB is holding its annual appreciation celebration from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N....

Art about town

Art about town


The arts were given a standing ovation in Port Aransas on Saturday, Oct. 19, when PA Art About, sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau, took art lovers all over town to...

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

Port Aransas schools observe program

Port Aransas students will get a chance to show off their wacky sides and support a good cause during this year’s Red Ribbon Week. The national program is used to spread knowledge and inspire children to be drug-free. Each day from Monday, Oct. 28, to Friday, Nov. 1., students will...

Marlin spirit

Marlin spirit


Drama club doing show Friday


Halloween Tricks & Mime Treats, presented by Port Aransas High School’s drama club, the Marlin Masqueraders, and theatre department will be on Friday, Oct. 25. It’s not just for tricksters or mimes, everyone is welcome to join in on the spooky fun. The Port Aransas Community Theatre will host the...

‘Thanks’ goes long way

‘Thanks’ goes long way

Education notes

Every morning my twoyear old son comes into our room to wake us up. It isn’t long before he begins to ask for something, usually water. We struggle to find the closest cup and pass it to him, hoping he doesn’t spill it and wake us a little more quickly...

$2,500 scholarship goes to Jenna Ward


The Texas Interscholastic League Foundation has awarded Jenna Ward, 2013 Port Aransas High School valedictorian, a scholarship. Ward received the Harold Lawrence Memorial Scholarship of $2,500. The s chol ar ship i s awarded to students who have participated in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academic State Meet and who...

PTO sponsors ‘Read-a-thon’


H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will sponsor a “Read-a-thon” that will not only encourage reading but also raise money for the PTO, a non-profit organization. The school is putting a spotlight on reading from Oct. 18 to Dec. 2. Teachers will organize activities and special events around...

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