Despite rainy start

Despite rainy start

Breakers rolling in

Gray skies and increasing chances of precipitation didn’t keep Spring Breakers from making their way to Port Aransas last weekend....

Work begins on new major water line


Work began last week on a $2.8 million project to start building a larger water line from Aransas Pass to...

With style

With style


Linda Triesch walks down a runway modeling fashions during the Port Aransas Garden Club’s ‘Fashions and Flip-Flops Island Style’ Show...

Streets to get big fixes with nearly $1 million

Streets to get big fixes with nearly $1 million


Nearly $1 million worth of roadwork is scheduled to take place in a variety of locations around Port Aransas over...

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Tea Party alive — well?

If you wondered whether the “I’m-Mad- As-Hell-And- I’m-Not-Going To-Take- It-Any-More” Tea Party crowd still had clout in choosing Republican Party nominees in Texas, your question...

Foul weather options

Here it is Spring Break and the weather is not what the chamber of commerce would order. That’s the bad news. The good news is...

Stormtroopers, a Wookiee and CPAC meeting

OXON HILL, Md. — The first “people” I recognized on arriving at last week’s Conservative Political Action Committee gathering just outside Washington were two “stormtroopers”...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue. – Thur. 1-2 p.m.; Fri, Sat., Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.; Lap swim shared: Tue. –...

Team at the top

Team at the top

Marlin varsity, JV win own tournament

Varsity The Port Aransas High School varsity tennis team racked up their third team trophy with a win at the Marlin Invitation Tournament on Friday, March 7. The team scored...

Te amwork

Te amwork


Brundrett Middle School runners Ryan Brown and Kaleb Shafer Brown exchange a relay baton during a track meet on Thursday, March 6, in Three Rivers. No report on the meet...

Opening track meet good show for team on Refugio’s turf

Opening track meet good show for team on Refugio’s turf


The weather dampened plans a bit this week for track, but it didn’t stop Port Aransas High School athletes from pursuing a challenge. Coach Stephanie Cowen said that because of...

Marlin golfers compete well on regional course

Marlin golfers compete well on regional course


Ties for 10th and 12th places by two members of the Class 1A Marlin golf team was a good showing against 4A and 5A schools, according to coach Steve Reaves....

Marlins work hard at three-game tourney

Marlins work hard at three-game tourney


The Marlins were pushed to their limits last weekend, after having to play three games in two days at the Flatonia tournament. In the first game on Friday, March 7,...

PAHS wins with walk-off hit

On the road

The Lions were no match for the Marlins, and Port Aransas earned a walk-off win after an extra inning played in Kenedy on Thursday, March. 6 Pitcher Jake Roberts scored...

Ladies crush San Perlita

Ladies crush San Perlita


The Lady Marlins softball district season opened up with a gruesome 15-0 defeat over San Perlita at home on Friday, March 7. Port Aransas had 14 hits and only gave...

Lady Marlins on short end of score


The Lady Marlins played a make-up game on Thursday, March 6, in Robstown after being rained out the Tuesday before and fell victim to their opponent 0-9. Port Aransas gave...

Grumbles

Grumbles

Mary Lee Grumbles, mother of Port Aransas resident Bobby (Sharon) Grumbles, died on Friday, March 7, 2014. She was 93. Grumbles was born on Dec. 17, 1920, in Lovelady to...

Guentzel

Guentzel

Bryan Keith Guentzel, formerly of Port Aransas, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, in Temple. He was 51. Guentzel was born on Jan. 11, 1963, to Lottie Naomi Holt and Berry...


Despite rainy start

Despite rainy start

Breakers rolling in

Gray skies and increasing chances of precipitation didn’t keep Spring Breakers from making their way to Port Aransas last weekend. The weeklong holiday (for some) began on Monday, March 10,...

Work begins on new major water line


Work began last week on a $2.8 million project to start building a larger water line from Aransas Pass to Port Aransas. It’s the first phase in a fourphase project,...

With style

With style


Linda Triesch walks down a runway modeling fashions during the Port Aransas Garden Club’s ‘Fashions and Flip-Flops Island Style’ Show on Thursday, March 6, at the Civic Center. More photos...

Streets to get big fixes with nearly $1 million

Streets to get big fixes with nearly $1 million


Nearly $1 million worth of roadwork is scheduled to take place in a variety of locations around Port Aransas over the next several months. Island Construction owner Melvin Littleton said...

They’ve got style

They’ve got style


A few hundred folks attended the Port Aransas Garden Club’s ‘Fashions and Flip-Flops Island Style’ show on Thursday, March 6, at the Civic Center. Clockwise from above: Sarah Behlen models an ensemble for an appreciative crowd; Garden Club President Kevin Fry and his wife, Angie, strut down the runway; and...

‘Till Beth’ closes run on Sunday


Time is running out to see the production now on stage at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, “Till Beth Do Us Part,” which concludes its run on Sunday, March 16. The production runs Thursday – Sunday, March 16. Show times are Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30...

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Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register for events, call 749-4158. This Week Deep Water Aerobics Wednesday- Friday, 1 p.m. $2 per visit. Port Aransas Community Park pool. Pickle Ball Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 9...

Ocean climate history is topic


Dr. Alan Wanamaker is the guest speaker on Thursday, March 20, at the free lecture series hosted by The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Wanamaker, an assistant professor at Iowa State University, will talk about “Insights from the Past: The Ocean Climate in Historical Perspective.” He says this about...

Family matters

Family matters


Proud grandpa Norman Botz, a Winter Texan from Kodiak, Alaska, holds his 10-month-old grandaughter Lorelai near the Horace Caldwell Pier on Friday, March 7. Botz said he plans on spending as much time with his two grandaughters as possible during Spring Break.

Foul weather doesn’t keep voters from polls

Foul weather doesn’t keep voters from polls


Voters in Port Aransas didn’t let cold, wet weather keep them from voting in the Republican and Democratic primary elections on Tuesday, March 4. Of the 3,030 Precinct 19 registered voters, 17.16 percent of them voted. While most races were decided in the primaries, at least two key races will...

City is voted top travel spot

No. 24

Port Aransas was named number 24 in Texas Highway magazine’s “ Texas Top 40 Travel Destinations,” voted on by its readers. The magazine says this about Port Aransas: “We used to call Port Aransas a sleepy fishing village. But in the past decade, new accommodations, a golf course, and multiple...

Pile of plants

Pile of plants


Justin Tovar, who works for an Aransas Pass tree trimming company doing business in Port Aransas, adds a few palm fronds to a giant pile of trimmings at the City of Port Aransas collection station, known to most simply as ‘the dump,’ on Saturday, March 1. Tons of trimmings from...

Workshop set for aspiring directors


Experienced directors or those who would like to become a director in community theater are invited to a Director’s Workshop on Saturday, March 29, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Larry Stotts of Edina, Minn., director of “Steel Magnolias” and more than five other plays at the PACT, and Ken...

Turtle talk

Turtle talk


Mike McClure, right, City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation grounds supervisor, showed off his reptile collection on Friday, March 7, at a talk at the Community Center. McClure has a collection of turtles and tortoises from around the world.

Merry Mardi Gras

Merry Mardi Gras


Chilly weather kept the crowds from being as big as in past years, but the merriment quotient remained high during the annual Mardi Gras parade that traversed Port Aransas city streets on Tuesday, March 4. Clockwise from upper right: Just...

Jones, Stamper on dean’s list

Jones, Stamper on dean’s list


Two graduates of Port Aransas High School have been named to the dean’s list at Texas State University in San Marcos for the fall 2013 semester. The students are Claire Olivia Jones and Shelby Chandler Stamper. To be named to the dean’s list a student must earn a minimum grade-point...

Science projects going on display

Science projects going on display


The public is invited to view H.G. Olsen Elementary School students’ projects at a science fair to be held on Thursday, March 20. Viewing will be allowed from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the school gymnasium. Judging will be held earlier in the day. A small awards presentation will be...

Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle

Education notes

I am often asked what I do for a living. If I answer, “I am a teacher,” I receive some form of positive response. However, if I answer, “I am a middle school teacher,” I often get “Why? Are you insane?” Middle school students and teachers are an interesting breed....

Camp for kids set by parks and rec


Register your kids, kindergarten through sixth grade, now for OFYP camp offered by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The camp is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, March 24 and 25, for students who do not participate in the Port Aransas ISD’s Optional Flexible Year Program. For...

Challenge

Challenge

PAHS student chosen for the All Star Game

Port Aransas High School senior Aaron Kenigsberg was selected to be part of the Challenge All Star Game that will air on KEDT TV on Thursday, April 3. The game that was already recorded included all stars from different Challenge teams at high schools in the area who are matched...

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