Oh, Elvis!

Oh, Elvis!


Impersonating Elvis Presley, musician Rob Carter of Canyon Lake croons a tune and shares his microphone with audience member Jean...

All about books

All about books


We do love our books and our bargains in this town. Folks stood in a long line (this photo shows...

Ramsden considers offer from trustees


Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees submitted a second job description revision to nurse Melissa Ramsden on Tuesday,...

Parsons talks about first year on job

Parsons talks about first year on job


Editor’s note: The following interview was done with Dave Parsons to look back on his first year as city manager...

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Bushes start at, near top

The Bushes don’t hanker to inch up the political ladder. They start at or near the top. For four generations, it’s either congress or statewide...

Disagree — with respect

One of the recurring themes anyone who reads this column regularly is familiar with is the ability to disagree agreeably. In a word, it’s called...

State of the Union 2014

Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn’t that what happened Tuesday night, Jan. 28,...

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...

Young Marlins second to one

Young Marlins second to one


Brundrett Middle School’s eighth grade boys won two out of three games and placed second at the Banquete tournament that was held on Thursday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Feb. 1....

Woodsboro falls to Marlins

7th, 8th grade post wins

Brundrett Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade Marlins turned up the pressure while competing against Woodsboro on Monday, Jan. 27. Eighth graders pummeled the Eagles 55-16, while the seventh grade...

Ladies take one, drop one

Ladies take one, drop one

Versus Woodsboro at home

The Port Aransas seventh and eighth grade girls finally got to play a home game on Monday, Jan. 27, and the Brundrett Middle School gym was packed, coach Javier Mendoza...

A job well done

A job well done

Lady Marlins skin Longhorns by 53

The Lady Marlins only have a few more games left in the regular basketball season and coach Stephanie Cowen says the group is working o n trying to correct little...

IWA claims JV


The junior varsity Lady Marlins are nursing a tough 25-52 loss to the 3A Incarnate Word Academy of Corpus Christi. The JV ladies fell to IWA at home on Friday,...

Benavides bends

Benavides bends


While in Benavides on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Lady Marlins ripped into their hosts 77-27. The Port Aransas group did a good job of sharing the ball, coach Stephanie Cowen...

Longhorns steered wrong

Longhorns steered wrong


Several senior Marlins played their last home game on Friday, Jan. 31, against Agua Dulce and it was a memorable win. Jake Roberts, Nick Maxham, Skyler Fusso and Christian Johnson...

Eagles fly south

Eagles fly south

Marlins get best of Benavides

Things got physical when the Marlins were on the road in Benavides on Tuesday, Jan. 28. Three technical fouls and one ejection were doled out against the Eagles in a...

Tennis

Tennis

New year, new coach for Port Aransas athletes

It’s tennis time and new coach Victor Dimond said the players have been real responsive this year already. Port Aransas High School’s tennis players had their first tournament in Alice...

Varsity tennis places fifth at Alice tourney


Playing against schools varying in size from Class 1A to 3A, the Port Aransas High School varsity tennis team came in fifth out of 11 schools at the Alice Varsity...

Lantz

Lantz

Rhonda Annette Lantz of Port Aransas died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. She was 54. Lantz was born in Dallas on Aug. 20, 1959, to Fay Etta Massey and Stanley...

Service for Luke Amundsen is Friday

A memorial service for Luke Peace Amundsen of Port Aransas will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Lisabella’s, 5009 Hwy 361. Amundsen, 22, died in a one-car...


Oh, Elvis!

Oh, Elvis!


Impersonating Elvis Presley, musician Rob Carter of Canyon Lake croons a tune and shares his microphone with audience member Jean Lang of Cedarburg, Wis., while Meg and Dick Christensen of...

All about books

All about books


We do love our books and our bargains in this town. Folks stood in a long line (this photo shows less than one-third of the total length of the line),...

Ramsden considers offer from trustees


Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees submitted a second job description revision to nurse Melissa Ramsden on Tuesday, Feb. 4, after two months of investigation and almost five...

Parsons talks about first year on job

Parsons talks about first year on job


Editor’s note: The following interview was done with Dave Parsons to look back on his first year as city manager of Port Aransas. Parsons started with Port Aransas city government...

Hearts n’ arts

Hearts n’ arts


Bidding is going on now for the annual Hearts for the Arts silent auction fundraiser at the Port Aransas Art Center. The silent auction ends Feb. 13. These works are only some of the many pieces available. Artists represented clockwise from upper left, Narice Hopp, Clementina Rivera, Mike Anderson, Grace...

Hearts is theme for February First Friday

Hearts for the Arts Silent Auction

Bid on works of art while listening to music and enjoying some wine and snacks at the First Friday Reception on Friday, Feb. 7. The reception is from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. On display in February are works made especially by member...

Dance and be‘Yappy’


Dance to some of that old time rock and roll at the “Yappy Dance,” on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. The dance, sponsored by the Animal Friends of Port Aransas, will be at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. The Port A Rockers play classic rock...

‘Steel Magnolias’ continues run, PACT hosts speakers


“Steel Magnolias” continues its run at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361. The production runs Thursdays – Sundays, through Feb. 16. Show times are Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Larry Stotts, a long-time Winter Texan and member of the PACT directs the...

Beach cleanup is on Saturday


Recent high winter winds have contributed to the large amount of trash on the Port Aransas beach. As a result, volunteers are needed at the 10th annual Winter Beach Cleanup on Saturday, Feb. 8. The beach clean up is sponsored locally by KPAB and is part of the Texas General...

Tarpon Ice House closes doors

Tarpon Ice House closes doors


Tarpon Ice House owners Paul Fain and Dede Smith closed the doors on their Port Aransas business on Sunday, Feb. 2. Fain said they wanted to devote more time to family and “some projects I’m working on.” He said he and Smith, his wife, have no plans to move from...

Native plants topic at PAGC meeting


Marthanne Mitchell, master gardener, will be speaking on “Native Texas Plants,” at the Port Aransas Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Doors open at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. at 9:30 a.m. for socializing and refreshments and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. “Guests are always welcome,...

Trips, tours, speakers, trade show and more at festival


Time is running out to take advantage of early registration for the 18th Annual Whooping Crane Festival, scheduled for Thursday – Sunday, Feb. 20 – 23, in Port Aransas. Early registration ends Monday, Feb. 10. By registering early, participants are entitled to hear all speakers and reserve any tours, trips...

Register now to be listed in ad, on map


Start sorting and pricing your garage sale items for the annual Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 15. Sponsored by KPAB and the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, there is no charge to be listed in the ad in the newspaper or on the maps on the...

Period costume

Period costume


Dressed in period garb, Chip Cooper gives a talk titled ‘The True and Embellished Story of Ebenezer Scrooge.’ on Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Community Center. Portraying Eli, the fictional adopted nephew of Scrooge, Cooper told the story of Scrooge’s life in a blend of fact and fantasy.

Buying up books

Buying up books


Crowds surged into the Port Aransas Civic Center to snap up bargains at the Ellis Memorial Library’s annual Silent Auction and Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1 and 2. The sale featured thousands of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs...

Ferguson Johns named to Dean’s List at Southwestern

Ferguson Johns named to Dean’s List at Southwestern


Andrew Ferguson Johns, 2010 graduate of Port Aransas High School, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Southwestern University in Georgetown. To be selected for the honor a student must have at least a 3.6 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, while taking at...

Different strokes

Different strokes


Port Aransas Independent School District attorney D. Craig Wood and parent Jana Snow disagreed on legalities at the PAISD Board of Trustees special meeting on Monday, Feb. 3, at the administration building. Snow stood up for Ramsden, who requested an open session.

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

Education notes

I have always wanted to work for the Port Aransas Independent School District. Before I was a teacher I lived in Port Aransas from 1987 until 1992. In 1992 I moved to Padre Island where I continue to live with my family. I became a teacher in 1992 working in...

Cookie calculations

Cookie calculations


Lyle Kukkan buys cookies from Girl Scouts Zoe Campbell, 11, left, and her 8-year-old sister, Gabriella, in front of the Port Aransas Civic Center on Saturday, Feb. 1.

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