Trick or treat!
Halloween’s here

Halloween’s here


Scores of children and adults parade down Beach Street as part of the Fall Festival held on Friday, Oct. 25....

Early voting to wrap


With early voting coming to a close on Friday, Nov. 1, 62 had taken advantage of the pre-Election Day service...

Occupancy tax revenue shoots way up this year

Occupancy tax revenue shoots way up this year

Port Aransas economy hot

Port Aransas has put a lot of heads in beds this year, and that’s translating to more money in city...

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Sharp on being A&M chancellor


COLLEGE STATION — After two years as chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, John Sharp, is it harder than being the state’s tax collector?...

Support those who support us


I know, I know. The frost’s not even on the pumpkin (if you can find a live pumpkin patch in Port Aransas). Still, it’s time....

Hey, GOP: Put on a happy face


“Bye Bye Birdie” is an old musical that survives in high school productions and in some people’s memory bank. It debuted on Broadway in 1960...

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.,...

Lady Marlin players mean business

Lady Marlin players mean business


With eight girls, Lady Marlins basketball coach Stephanie Cowen said she plans to find a “Port Aransas” level of play for the upcoming season. Two players were moved to varsity...

District champs

District champs


The combined Lady Marlins varsity and junior varsity cross country runners who placed in district pose for a photo after the district meet that was on Monday, Oct. 21. From...

Victors

Victors


Marlin cross country runners who placed at district, both varsity and junior varsity pose for a photo after the meet, that was on Monday, Oct. 21. From left to right...

PAEF donates $3,000 for schools’ softball scoreboard


The Port Aransas Education Foundation has donated $3,000 to help toward the purchase and installation of a scoreboard honoring the late Karen Hall. The scoreboard will be at the Paul...

Lady Marlins open with win


Lady Marlins opened the season tonight with a 50-32 win over Bloomington at home. The JV also posted a 32-18 win.

Former city councilwoman dies

Former city councilwoman dies

Former Port Aransas City Councilwoman and community activist Carol Woodfin died on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at her home in Port Aransas. She was 90. Graveside services will be at...


Trick or treat!
Halloween’s here

Halloween’s here


Scores of children and adults parade down Beach Street as part of the Fall Festival held on Friday, Oct. 25. The H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s Parent-Teacher Organization sponsored the event....

Early voting to wrap


With early voting coming to a close on Friday, Nov. 1, 62 had taken advantage of the pre-Election Day service in Port Aransas as of early afternoon Monday, Oct. 28....

Occupancy tax revenue shoots way up this year

Occupancy tax revenue shoots way up this year

Port Aransas economy hot

Port Aransas has put a lot of heads in beds this year, and that’s translating to more money in city coffers. From Jan. 1 to the end of September –...

New show opens at art center

New show opens at art center


Experience Fire and Ice at the First Friday reception on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Port Aransas Art Center from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The featured exhibit of pottery and glass will be up for show and sale from Friday, Nov. 1, to Friday Nov. 29. In addition to the...

‘Ebby Scrooge’ auditions slated for Sunday 2 p.m. Stuff to do and see

Parks and Rec Roundup

Have your audition materials ready and come to the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., to try out for a part in the next play. The production of “Ebby Scrooge, A Modern Christmas Carol,” will be Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5 through 7, at 7:30...

Fall Back

PACT fundraiser is on Saturday

Party until the time changes on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Fall Back Festival fundraising event to benefit the Port Aransas Community Theatre. It will be at Giggity’s Restaurant and Bar, 722 Tarpon St. The party begins at 7 p.m. and a $30 cover charge includes finger food sampling, wine...

KPAB hosts dinner

KPAB hosts dinner


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) members hosted a community appreciation dinner on Monday, October 28. The dinner featured themed tables with cuisine from around the world. Members of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Green Team, from left, Abbie Sherwin, Katie Swanson, Candace Peyton and Rae Mooney man their...

Veterans to be honored at ceremony on Nov. 11


A veteran and graduate of Port Aransas High School will be the keynote speaker at the Veterans’ Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11. James Cantu, who graduated from PAHS in 2004, and whose mother, Andrea Skloss, is a teacher at Brundrett Middle School, will address those gathered in the gym...

Recycle, re-use electronics at event Saturday, Nov. 9


An event sponsored by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) and the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department offers several different ways to recycle, re-use and reduce waste on Saturday, Nov. 9. The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, will feature a plant and book swap at the...

Tax office closed on Monday, Nov. 4


The Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office in Port Aransas will be closed on Monday, Nov. 4. The office is located at 710 W. Ave. A, inside city hall. The office will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Nov. 5. All other Nueces County Tax Assessor-Collector’s locations will remain open at...

Food drive is Saturday


Place a bag of non-perishable food on your doorstep on Saturday, Nov. 2, and help local families who might otherwise go hungry. Cub Scout Pack 29 will be picking up non-perishable foot items in the Channel Vista, Leeward Sands and Whispering Sands neighborhoods. Place the bag of foodstuffs on your...

Fall for the ARK on Nov. 9

Fall for the ARK on Nov. 9

Annual benefit set

An evening filled with music, food, cocktails and fun is on tap on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the annual Fall for the ARK. The evening of activities will take place at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. The annual fundraiser for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) begins at 5...

Exhibit opens

Exhibit opens


A crowd checks out artwork at the grand opening of ‘Groundswell: Aesthetic Visions of Texas Surfing,’ an exhibit at the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi, on Saturday, Oct. 26. Mustang Island contributions to the exhibit include a photographic rendering of Horace Caldwell Pier created by Tim Burdick of Port...

Fall Festival

Fall Festival

Kids dress up, party down

Scores of children and adults alike enjoyed a good time at the Fall Festival at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Friday, Oct. 25. The Halloween-style party got started with a parade that The festival was sponsored by the school’s Parent-Teacher...

First nine weeks Honor Rolls

First nine weeks Honor Rolls


H.G. Olsen Elementary School A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Grace Briseno. 4th Grade Aspen Alford, Elish Brennan, Robbie Clark, Stefan Deason, Julia Flood, Dominick Garcia, John Kinsner, David Kleinshan, Ian Mc- Clelland, Hannah Ramsden, Hannah Templeton, Sawyer Ulch. 5th Grade Mason Barwise, Jadyn Clark, Max DeHart, Kai Kidd, Conner Kreutziger,...

Event inspires kids to ‘go green’


Learning the importance of recycling and becoming better recyclers is the focus of the Recycle-Bowl competition that is taking place in more than 1,500 schools nationwide. Students at H.G. Olsen Elementary and Ancel R. Brundrett Middle schools are participating in this monthlong event to collect the most recyclable material and...

School House Rock comes to PACT


For more than 30 years America’s youth have watched the animated musical educational short films ‘Schoolhouse Rock.’ Port Aransans can enjoy the energetic musical in a revue-like format at the Port Aransas Community Theatre’s production of “Schoolhouse Rock.” The musical follows Tom, a young teacher, who is nervous about his...

Tricks and treats

Tricks and treats


Port Aransas High School’s drama club, the Masqueraders, put on a show titled, Halloween Tricks and Mime Treats on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Above, junior Emma Shannon acts out a skit called ‘Viper,’ dressed as Mary from the nursery rhyme ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb.’

Marlin Mania

Marlin Mania


The fourth annual Marlin Mania kicked off at the Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School Thursday, Oct. 24. Above, Lady Marlins basketball team members watch as fans from the crowd shoot free-throws. At left, Brundrett Middle School secretary Emily Phillips shoots the ball. Below, contestants partipate in the...

Project Graduation

Volunteers raise money for PAHS seniors

Volunteer parents of Port Aransas High School seniors are holding a poker tournament to help raise money for Project Graduation, Sunday, Nov. 10. Project Graduation is a program designed for seniors on the night of their graduation. “They’re ‘locked in’ at the Civic Center following graduation ceremony for a night...

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