Dashing

Dashing


Photographed next to Horace Caldwell Pier, dozens of runners and walkers get going at the starting line of the 10th...

Bird’s the word

Bird’s the word


Left: Guy Davis of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep shows Reba, a red-tailed hawk, to a tour group during the 18th...

Johnson hired as interim chief of schools
Harbor Island rezoned

Harbor Island rezoned


After weeks of spirited debate, angry demands, public confrontation, legal research, behind-the-scenes haggling and consultation with consultants, the final vote...

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Abbott, Nugent are gift to Davis


Greg Abbott and his campaign brain trust must have thought being on the cover of Texas Monthly’s October issue in his wheelchair, a double-barrel shotgun...

Delete. Delete. Delete.


Some of the emails we get around here make me think there are a whole bunch of naïve and/or clueless people in this world. When...

Separation of government from the press


After much criticism from conservative quarters, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided, at least for now, to withdraw plans for its proposed study of...

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 rip into season

Lady Marlins rip into season


The Lady Marlins softball team made sure to leave a scratch or two on the Lady Panthers while at home for their season opener on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Jordan Morris...

Softball tourney gives girls practice

Softball tourney gives girls practice


The Lady Marlins softball team won two games at their first tournament of the season in Woodsboro on Saturday, Feb. 22, smashing both Riviera and the host team with 24...

A (rea) No. 1

A (rea) No. 1

Marlins advance to regional quarterfinals

Falls City fell to the Marlins 53-23 in the best game of defense the Port Aransas team has played all season, coach Joe Kocurek said, and it just happened to...

PAHS golfers fare well

Tri meet in Kingsville

The Marlin golf team had two of the top three scores in the boys’ division and the Lady Marlins posted the third best female score at a tri-meet with Bishop...

Port Aransas power

Port Aransas power


A team of seventh and eighth grade boys from Port Aransas recently won a basketball tournament in Corpus Christi. Standing, from left, are Aaron Peterson, Diaz Nesloney, Logan Kreutziger, Jace...

Batter up!

Tournament starts Thursday

The Port Aransas Third Coast Tournament is rolling in this weekend and it’s a good opportunity to get the pitchers warm and ready for the season, coach James Garrett said....

Netters net team trophy

Netters net team trophy

Against larger schools

“Awesome” is how Port Aransas High School tennis coach Vic Dimond described the play by his tennis players at the Spring Fling Tournament hosted by Corpus Christi ISD on Friday...

Marlins romp past Yorktown Wildcats


The Marlins baseball team came through with a solid 12-2 win over Yorktown for their first game of the season, and their “pitching really showed up that night,” coach James...

Baseball clinic slated for players age 4 to 14


If you’re between the age of 4 and 14 and you want to work on your baseball skills, come out to baseball clinic on Sunday, March 2, on the Little...

Marlins end successful season


The Mumford Mustangs got the best of Port Aransas 77-37 tonight while in New Braunfels. The regional game ended the Marlin’s season after the team nabbed a regional quarterfinal title...


Dashing

Dashing


Photographed next to Horace Caldwell Pier, dozens of runners and walkers get going at the starting line of the 10th annual Beach Dash, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club in Port...

Bird’s the word

Bird’s the word


Left: Guy Davis of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep shows Reba, a red-tailed hawk, to a tour group during the 18th annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas. Below: Watching birds...

Johnson hired as interim chief of schools
Harbor Island rezoned

Harbor Island rezoned


After weeks of spirited debate, angry demands, public confrontation, legal research, behind-the-scenes haggling and consultation with consultants, the final vote was anti-climactic. With little discussion, the Port Aransas City Council...

‘Till Beth Do Us Part’ opens Thursday at PACT

‘Till Beth Do Us Part’ opens Thursday at PACT


Opening night for “ Till Beth Do Us Part,” a laughout loud adult comedy, is Thursday at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The play by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten and directed by Emily Reiger, opens on Thursday, and runs Thursdays – Sundays, through March 16. Show times...

Dump junk on Saturday


Do people accuse you of never throwing anything away or could your house be on an episode of “Hoarders?” Get rid of all that extra stuff you have on Saturday, March 1, at the Spring Dunk Your Junk Day. KPAB, the City of Port Aransas and Republic Services are sponsoring...

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Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Mardi Gras Parade, March 4

Celebrate Mardi Gras Port Aransas style at the annual Mardi Gras Parade on Fat Tuesday, March 4, when crowds of people line the streets to watch the revelry. The parade begins in front of The Gaff, 323 E. Beach St. at 5 p.m. Those who wish to participate in the...

Filing ends Friday

Filing ends Friday

City council, school board, water district

No new candidates have stepped forward in the past week to put their hats in the ring for places on the Port Aransas City Council, Port Aransas ISD school board or Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4 board of directors. Filing ends on Friday, Feb. 28. Early...

Early voting ends Friday in primaries


Early voting in primary elections for both Democrats and Republicans ends Friday, Feb. 28, and Election Day is Tuesday, March 4. Early voting is being conducted at the Port Aransas ISD administration building, 100 Station St. Voting hours through Friday are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Election Day voting...

Repaving project set at PK Road 22, SH 361


A project is scheduled to start this week to repave a large part of Park Road 22 and make improvements to its intersection with State Hwy. 361 on North Padre Island, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. The project comes in advance of the expected opening of a new...

Candidates offered statements; voter education forum


Candidates for city council, school board and water district are invited to submit statements to the South Jetty regarding their candidacy and those in contested races are invited to participate in Candidates’ Night, a voter education forum sponsored by the South Jetty. Statements Statements should include reasons for running and...

Pfun phor all

Parrot Head annual party is Saturday

Join the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas for a night of dinner, dancing, prizes and fun on Saturday, March 1, for the third annual Spring Phling. The party begins at 5:30 p.m. at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park with an all-you-can-eat dinner. From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m....

Contract extended

For trash collection

The city’s contract with Allied Waste has been extended by the Port Aransas City Council. Allied, also known as Republic Services, provides garbage, recycling and brush pickup services in Port Aransas. Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 20, the council voted 7-0 to extend the contract to Dec. 31, 2020. The move...

Actors recognized for roles

Actors recognized for roles


Port Aransas Community Theatre celebrated the talented folks who brought the stage to life during the 2013 season on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Sandy Awards. Winning the award for best production was “Shrek the Musical.” Other awards presented were as follows: Best Actor in a leading role, Heath Lauseng...

All about birds

All about birds

Hundreds flock to Port Aransas event

Birders poured into Port Aransas for the 18th annual Whooping Crane Festival on Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 20 to 23. They explored natural areas on foot, took tours by boat and strolled the Civic Center, where numerous merchants and non-profit...

Clubs offer opportunities

Clubs offer opportunities

Education notes

Brundrett Middle School students have a new club starting on campus. The Builder’s Club was introduced to the students in early February. Builders Club is a student-led community service organization that operates under school regulations and draws its members from the student body. Our local Kiwanis club is sponsoring this...

Benefit sale set


On Sunday, March 2, those who would like to support 9- year- old Ezekiel “Zeke” Ortiz, who was diagnosed with leukemia, are welcome to come to the Family Center IGA for a baked goods sale. At the entrance of the Family Center, at 416 S. Alister St., sweet treats including...

Bike ride and run is Sunday


Kids: Grab your running shoes and pump up those bicycle tires. Youngsters in first through fifth grades are invited to take part in the third annual Skeeter Ride and Ramble, scheduled for Sunday, March 2. The free event will be a non-competitive bike ride and run from Port Aransas Community...

Winners announced for birding exhibit


Winners have been announced for the Student Birding Exhibit at the Port Aransas Art Center. Port Aransas ISD students created bird-related art for the 2014 Whooping Crane Festival held Feb. 20 – 23. The winners are as follows: Brundrett Middle school: First place, Anna DeHart; second place, Ember Clark; third...

Art camp for kids slated

Spring Break projects

Sign up your kids in grades third to fifth for a week of art instruction at the Port Aransas Art Center. The Spring Break Art Camp is Monday, March 10, through Friday, March 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. For $25 for the week of instruction, the kids will have...

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