Dukes and duchesses

Dukes and duchesses


The 2014 Port Aransas High School homecoming court has been named. Pictured from left to right are freshmen duchess Gracie...

Chillin’

Chillin’


Like pretty much all Texas surfers, Andrew Ferguson Johns of Port Aransas wears a full wetsuit for warmth when he...

School probe winding down?


Port Aransas Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty is back in her office, according to Board of Trustees President...

City and port talk; no agreement

City and port talk; no agreement


Officials from the Port of Corpus Christi and the City of Port Aransas met recently to discuss Harbor Island, but...

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Texas politics and Obamacare

There is broad agreement that the glitch-filled rollout of enrolling for the Affordable Care Act, was awful. To call it embarrassing is almost a compliment....

Require left to prove outcomes

French President Francois Hollande has been confronted by the glaring light of reality — sort of. On New Year’s Day, as his massive tax increases...

Proposed flounder regulations discriminate against giggers

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is considering another major change to flounder harvest regulations. The last changes to flounder regulations were implemented in 2009....

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Tuesday thru Thursday 8 Lap swim shared 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Open swim 1- 2 p.m., Friday Lap swim...

Lady Marlins on the up

Lady Marlins on the up


The Lady Marlins couldn’t be stopped at their first district game of the season on Friday, Jan. 3, in Woodsboro. Woodsboro High School’s Lady Eagles weren’t seen soaring high in...

JV soars over Woodsboro

JV soars over Woodsboro


A 32-point lead was the result of the junior varsity Lady Marlins first district game at home against Woodsboro on Friday, Jan. 3. “Our girls put the work in over...

Marlins prevail in Blanco

Marlins prevail in Blanco

Tourney champs

The Port Aransas Marlins dominated their hosts and came out on top at the tour- nament in Blanco last week. Highlights from the Thursday, Jan. 2, through Saturday, Jan. 4,...

Marlins score big wins


The Marlins varsity and junior varsity scored big homecoming wins tonight. The varsity stomped Benavides 82-14, while the JV put away their visitors 66-7. The Jan. 16 edition of the...


Dukes and duchesses

Dukes and duchesses


The 2014 Port Aransas High School homecoming court has been named. Pictured from left to right are freshmen duchess Gracie Flood and duke Devin Pate, senior duchess Maggie May Swindle...

Chillin’

Chillin’


Like pretty much all Texas surfers, Andrew Ferguson Johns of Port Aransas wears a full wetsuit for warmth when he surfs the state’s frigid waters these days. At right, he...

School probe winding down?


Port Aransas Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty is back in her office, according to Board of Trustees President Michele Lorette. With school starting back on Tuesday, Jan. 7,...

City and port talk; no agreement

City and port talk; no agreement


Officials from the Port of Corpus Christi and the City of Port Aransas met recently to discuss Harbor Island, but it didn’t resolve the heated issue of what kind of...

Wine and tunes

Wine and tunes


It was that time again. Guests gathered at the Port Aransas Art Center for First Friday on Friday, Jan. 3, for food, wine, music and art. Above, Port Aransan Denny Larkin sings a song to the crowd. Larkin said he was most excited to play his new orange guitar that...

Museum lectures begin Monday

Texas Maritime Museum curator to speak

Spend an evening listening to guest lecturer Phil Barnes, curator of the Texas Maritime Museum in Rockport, on Monday, Jan. 13. The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association and the Port Aransas Museum offer a free winter lecture series. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the museum with a...

Corpus Christi songwriter to play at ‘Winter Sounds’ Climate change is topic of first in free UTMSI lecture series


Enjoy an evening of original tunes by David Reichenbacher as he plays acoustic guitar and harmonica on Monday, Jan. 13. The first free Winter Sounds concert of the season begins at 7 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Reichenbacher, from Corpus Christi, in addition to original songs, also plays...

‘Sex Please’ continues PACT run


“Sex Please We’re Sixty,” an adult comedy, continues its run at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361. Show times are Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2: 30 p. m. through Jan. 19. All seats are $15 and tickets are available at Everything Beach Boutique,...

Three, two, one!

Three, two, one!


Folks toast the new year exactly 12 hours early at a ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ event sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Revelers at the annual event count down the seconds to noon on Dec. 31, getting a jump on all of the other partiers in...

Health fair

Medical pros due at event here on Jan. 18

Health is the focus of the fourth annual Health Fair sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Health/Ecology/Lifestyle/ Preparation ( HELP) activity is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Health professionals will be there...

Island style living

Variety of Port Aransas homes to be showcased during homes tour

Get onboard a bus or take a self-guided tour at the 26th annual Port Aransas Tour of Homes on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Port Aransas Garden Club sponsors the homes tour, where a glimpse of “Island Life” is offered. The tour begins at the Port Aransas Community Center, 408 N....

Colorful characters

Colorful characters


Brown pelicans aren’t just brown, as these birds show while standing on the south jetty on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Garden critters topic of next PAGC meeting


Join the Port Aransas Garden Club on Tuesday, Jan. 14, as it continues to celebrate its 50th year of beautifying Port Aransas. Doors open at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and conversation. The program begins at 10 a.m. when Mike McClure, grounds maintenance...

Tickets on sale now for Kiwanis Potato Bake


Fill your bellies with yummy baked potatoes and help the Port Aransas Kiwanis Club fund its many projects on Thursday, Jan. 16. The annual build-your-own baked potato feast is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sandcastle Condominiums, 800 Sand Castle Drive. For $12 per person a baked potato with all...

Party down at the Farley

Party down at the Farley


Farley Boat Works continued its new First Saturday event on Saturday, Jan. 4, at the museum, 716 W. Ave. C. People gathered to enjoy some quality time together and of course to eat, dance and listen to some tunes. Clockwise...

Bigger n’ better

Bigger n’ better

Tennis court bleachers to be replaced

Demolition began on the Port Aransas Independent School District tennis court bleachers across from the high school, 100 Station St., on Monday, Jan. 6. Although it stung, the outdated tier of benches, lined with the names of accomplished tennis players dating back to 1981, was flattened to make room for...

Science starts early

Science starts early

Educati on notes

Can you list several properties of an object including size, mass, color, shape, texture and if it is affected by heating or cooling? Can you observe, collect data and make predictions based on observable patterns? Can you believe we use this vocabulary when we teach our young elementary students? Furthermore,...

Waffles ‘on the table’ at fundraiser


The Brundrett Middle School student council will hold an all-you-can eat waffle breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 19, as a fundraiser. The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria. Advance tickets for $6 are available at the middle school office or by...

OFYP camp set, registration open


Registration is open for the camp for kindergarten through sixth grade students who do not participate in the Port Aransas ISD’s Optional Flexible Year Program (OFYP). The next OFYP camp is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 20. The day- long camp for kids who do not participate in OFYP will include...

Homecoming queen, king named


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