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Interim leader?

Trustees to talk about hiring a temporary superintendent

A closed session discussion about hiring an interim superintendent will be held during the Port Aransas Independent School District Board...

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Primary election scramble is going at a full gallop


The month of February in Texas politics is when TV station owners salivate at the extra money they’re going to take in from political ads....

Transparency, please


Among the definitions of transparent are “free from pretense or deceit… obvious… readily understood… clear.” If a governing body fails to be transparent in its...

Trust deficit


Most people accept the notion that politicians don’t always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential. Lyndon Johnson skirted the truth...

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...

BMS boys slay Driscoll Dragons

BMS boys slay Driscoll Dragons


The Brundrett Middle Schoool seventh and eighth grade boys teams slayed the Dragons in their last games of the season on Monday, Feb. 3. Port Aransas eighth graders left Driscoll...

Young Lady Marlins end season

Young Lady Marlins end season


The eighth grade girls from Brundrett Middle School played a tough last game on Monday, Feb. 3, against the Driscoll Dragons, while at home. The young Lady Marlins started out...

Star player

Star player


Brundrett Middle School eighth grader Jackie Hernandez aims for the basket while trying to fend off a squad of Lady Dragons while in Port Aransas on Monday, Feb. 3. Hernandez...

Port Aransas looks for volunteers to help keep Little League


Baseball has been called America’s pastime. If you want it to remain a pastime in Port Aransas, at least for young kids, you might want to consider joining the Port...

Pirates blunder

Pirates blunder

Lady Marlins Basketball

The Lady Marlins played an exciting warm-up game with a playoff feel against Mathis on Friday, Feb. 7, coach Stephanie Cowen said. Mathis, which is ranked number 22 in the...

Cowgirls stopped

Cowgirls stopped


Port Aransas’ Lady Marlins rustled up the Cowgirls 54- 13 in Premont on Tuesday, Feb. 4, guaranteeing their spot as co-district champions according to coach Stephanie Cowen. The Lady Marlin...

JV ousts John Paul

JV ousts John Paul


The junior varsity Lady Marlins finished off their season with a 22-point win over the Centurions at John Paul II High School on Friday, Feb. 7. Port Aransas brought their...

Woodsboro hits dirt 50-72

Woodsboro hits dirt 50-72


Woodsboro battled hard against the Marlins in attempt to force a tie for the district championship on Friday, Feb. 7. However, their efforts fell short, and in what turned out...

Marlin up, Cowboy down

Marlin up, Cowboy down


The Marlins wrangled the Cowboys 65- 35 and coach Joe Kocurek said the team didn’t even take a break from the game at halftime. While in Premont on Tuesday, Feb....

JV whips Premont

JV whips Premont


The junior varsity Marlins played aggressively on defense and forced some turnovers while playing the Cowboys in Premont on Tuesday, Feb. 4, coach Kris Jones said. Port Aransas won the...

McGuire

McGuire

Mar y Jan Fallis Mc- Gu i re , 6 0 , died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at her mother’s home in Granbury after an extended illness. She was a...


At the curb

At the curb


Interim leader?

Trustees to talk about hiring a temporary superintendent

A closed session discussion about hiring an interim superintendent will be held during the Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees regular meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, according to...

Make way!

Make way!


Ramsden returns to work
Multicolored movement

Multicolored movement


Gail Swensen leads the ‘Grateful Live’ exercise group on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Pollock Center. The group is wearing its new colorful T-shirts with their ‘Grateful Live’ logo on them.

Bargains galore can be found at annual citywide garage sale


Plan your route and get ready to snap up some bargains at the annual Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 15. The map to the various sale locations will be available at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at city hall, 700 W. Ave A; the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-...

‘Steel Magnolias’ ends run

Sunday matinee

Time is running out to see “Steel Magnolias,” the play that is both comedy and tragedy, now showing at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The production runs Thursday – Sunday through Feb. 16. Show times are Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. To celebrate Valentine’s Day,...

Rotary is boiling shrimp on Saturday


Peel ‘em and eat ‘em until you’re full at the 13th Annual Rotary Club Shrimp Boil on Saturday, Feb. 15. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A, dinner begins at 6:15 p.m. The Medicare Band will provide tunes to dine and dance to from...

VFW Fundraiser set for Saturday


Dine and dance at the annual Moore McDonald VFW Post 8967 fundraising auction, prize drawing, dinner and dance on Saturday, Feb. 15. Action begins at noon with a live auction; a smoked pork dinner follows beginning at 5 p.m. Prize drawings begin at 6 p m. followed by live music...

Council wrap

City tackles SandFest, airport, ATV’s, beach concessions, more

Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6, the Port Aransas City Council made decisions involving SandFest, the city’s airport and beach rentals – all separate matters. SandFest The council voted 7-0 to grant a special event permit to the SandFest organization to hold the annual festival on the beach between mile markers...

On top of it

On top of it


John Ziomek does some maintenance work on his RV, parked in front of his home on East Street, on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Volunte ers needed now for SandFest


SandFest is looking for volunteers — a lot of volunteers. With more than 100,000 visitors to Port Aransas during the SandFest, volunteers are a major component that make it a success, according to volunteer coordinator Lisa Shelton. The 19th annual SandFest will be held April 11-13. “We are accepting groups,...

City moves to buy beach garbage truck

City moves to buy beach garbage truck


Port Aransas has taken another step toward better dealing with garbage on the beach. The city council voted 7-0 on Thursday, Feb. 6, to have staff buy a new garbage truck that will be specially outfitted for driving on the beach and picking up the larger garbage cans that will...

Sweetheart of a meal

Sweetheart of a meal

In the kitchen with Sling

Valentine’s Day is Friday and we often associate that day with sweets such as chocolate covered strawberries, conversation hearts, and pink frosted sugar cookies. But there are also other dishes that make for a great dinner on this day filled with love. So let’s get to the heart of the...

Top cops named at PAPD

Top cops named at PAPD

Awards banquet honors lawmen and women of Port Aransas

The Port Aransas Police Department had its fourth annual awards and banquet on Friday, Feb. 7, at the Civic Center and plenty of memories were made. Clockwise from left: officer Olan A. Kelley IV is awarded Patrolman of the Year...

More than a softball program

More than a softball program

Educati on notes

Reflecting on my 20 years of coaching, I feel blessed to have the opportunity to do something I really love. Whether it be the smell of fresh cut grass or the dirt in my shoes, this is what I have chosen for my profession and I can say that I...

PAISD prevails

PAISD prevails


Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty, right, won the 2014 Superintendent of the Year award from the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Above, Doughty poses with PAISD librarian and information technology coordinator Pam Voyles, right, who was nominated for the Library Media Specialist of the...

UIL teams to advance


Two Port Aransas High School UIL academic teams qualified for the combined Regional/State meet at University of Texas at Austin on Monday, March 10 and Tuesday, March 11. The two teams include Elliot Morris and Casey Fusso, who placed first, and Morgan Milligan and Hunter Frost, who placed second at...

Presidential paradise

Presidential paradise


Instructional aide Sharon Dignum worked for three years to aquire enough historical artifacts, including books, wigs, hats, flags, jewelry and figurines to make her presidential exhibit come to life in the H.G. Olsen Elementary School library. Above, fourth graders pose with a collection of cards representing presidents of the United...

Wolf down some waffles at breakfast on Feb. 23


Here’s how you can chow down on waffles while also helping out the Brundrett Middle School student council. The student council will hold an all-you-can eat waffle breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 23, as a fundraiser. The breakfast will be from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the H.G. Olsen Elementary...

Student art goes on display

During Whooping Crane Festival

Port Aransas ISD students will have their artwork on display at the Port Aransas Art Center’s Coastal Birding Art Exhibit from Feb. 18 – Feb. 28. The exhibit includes birding murals by elementary children and coastal birding art by middle and high school students. The exhibit will be open during...

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