Former Port Aransas man missing in giant mudslide

Former Port Aransas man missing in giant mudslide


A former Port Aransas resident is among people missing after a mile-wide mudslide struck in the state of Washington on...

Shoppers

Shoppers


Shoppers dash across Alister Street as a line of Spring Break traffic waits behind them on Friday, March 14. Cool,...

Big hotel talk

Big hotel talk

Golf course property could host lodging and conference center

The real estate development firm of Koontz McCombs is seeking to bring a hotel with conference space to the company’s...

Attention, shoppers!

Attention, shoppers!

A bag ban for Port Aransas?

You’ve seen them blowing down the beach, lying in vacant lots and dangling from bushes at the side of the...

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Taxpayers are losers in drug war


Rarely do the left and right agree. But they have backed into each other in deciding that long sentences for most drug offenders are inhumane,...

Johnson an exception


If ever there was a time when we would stand down on an editorial position we have taken, it is now. While we continue to...

Fred Phelps: Satan’s servant


My parents taught me never to speak ill of the dead, but in the case of Fred Phelps, who died last week at the age...

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. –...

On a roll

On a roll

PAHS tennis team takes fourth consecutive trophy

The Port Aransas High School varsity tennis team collected its fourth straight team trophy in Goliad on Friday, March 21. The varsity girls took first place while the varsity boys...

Champions

Champions


A team of fifth- and sixth-grade girls sponsored by the Port Aransas Youth Council won a basketball tournament in Aransas Pass on Saturday, March 22. Standing, from left, are Phoebe...

Varsity men win first place trophy

Varsity men win first place trophy

Golf

The Marlin varsity golf team played its best tournament of the year on Monday and Wednesday, March 17 and 19, and has a first place trophy to show for it....

Offense stops Bruni

Offense stops Bruni

19-7

Port Aransas softball players were on top of their game and the Lady Marlins crushed the Lady Badgers 19-7 while in Bruni on Tuesday, March 18. With a 4-0 district...

Ladies sweep Devils


The Lady Marlins softball team pulled out a 15-0 big win over Monte Alto at home on Friday, March 21, giving them a 5-0 district record. It only took three...

PAHS track places first

PAHS track places first


The Port Aransas High School boys varsity track team won first at the Yorktown meet on Thursday, March 20. “I was extremely pleased with our Yorktown meet. Every member of...

Marlins fight Falls City hard

Marlins fight Falls City hard


The Port Aransas Marlins baseball team fought hard while playing Falls City in Port Aransas on Friday, March 21. However, the Badgers got the best of the home team, 6-3....

Port Aransas falls to Angels

Port Aransas falls to Angels


Pitcher Nick Maxham was phenomenal on the mound despite the Marlins baseball team 4-6 loss over the Angels. Incarnate Word Academy got the best of the Port Aransas High School...

Dart awards


Fall 2013-2014 Port Aransas Dart League awards banquet is set for Tuesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at The Flats Lounge, 801 Tarpon St. The co-ed fall season of the...

Northrup

Northrup

Martha J. Northrup of Port Aransas died Saturday, March 22, 2014. She was 73. Northrup was born March 31, 1940, to Gertrude and Charles McCament in Mount Pleasant, Mich. She...

Tann

Jill Louise Tann, former Port Aransas resident, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014, in Rochester, Minn. She was 66. Tann was born July 30, 1947, to Betty (Robenolt) and Arthur...

Jean Mayer

Jean Carolyn Lewis Mayer of Aransas Pass and formerly of Port Aransas, died Saturday night, March 29, 2014, after a short, battle with cancer. She had been an English language...


Former Port Aransas man missing in giant mudslide

Former Port Aransas man missing in giant mudslide


A former Port Aransas resident is among people missing after a mile-wide mudslide struck in the state of Washington on Saturday, March 22, according to his relatives. Family members feel...

Shoppers

Shoppers


Shoppers dash across Alister Street as a line of Spring Break traffic waits behind them on Friday, March 14. Cool, cloudy weather kept some Spring Breakers away from Port Aransas...

Big hotel talk

Big hotel talk

Golf course property could host lodging and conference center

The real estate development firm of Koontz McCombs is seeking to bring a hotel with conference space to the company’s Palmilla Beach Resort & Golf Club in Port Aransas, said...

Attention, shoppers!

Attention, shoppers!

A bag ban for Port Aransas?

You’ve seen them blowing down the beach, lying in vacant lots and dangling from bushes at the side of the road. They’re a pers istent source of litter. But they’re...

Meeting the chefs

Meeting the chefs


Venetian Hotplate chef Zelina Rodriguez pours some wine for, from left, Katie Kuykendall, Pat Stokes and Cindy Clark, all of Port Aransas, at the civic center, site of the third annual Kiwanis Club ‘Meet the Chefs Food and Wine Extravaganza’ on Monday, March 24.

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Donate

Blood drive set for Saturday

Give blood and help a Port Aransas family on Saturday, March 29, at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St. Six-month-old Knox Wedel was born with diamond blackfan anemia, a blood disorder that affects his red blood cell production and requires monthly transfusions. His mother, Brittney Wedel, is a...

Seminar for directors is on Saturday


For those who wish to become a director or improve their skills as directors in community theater, the Port Aransas Community Theatre is hosting a director’s workshop. The workshop on Saturday, March 29, is for those folks who would like to become a director and for experienced directors. Larry Stotts...

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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...

City eyes facilities, ferries and roads

City eyes facilities, ferries and roads


The civic center, State Hwy. 361, the ferry system and would-be city elections. All got attention from the Port Aransas City Council on Thursday, March 20. The council voted 7-0 to approve resolutions to hire Alazan Builders to paint the civic center and city hall and build a new office...

PACT schedules auditions for play


Auditions are scheduled for a one-act play at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. “On Death’s Doorstep” written by Walt Ellis will be directed by Salle Ellis, recently the director of “Ebby Scrooge.” The cast is comprised of five men and five women. A...

Board votes on contracts, maintenance, lot purchase; trustee election cancelled


The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees met on Thursday, March 20 and took action on several housekeeping items, renewed staff contracts and discussed maintenance purchases. The consent agenda, which included action to cancel the May 2014 school board election and certify the unopposed candidates, was approved in a unanimous...

Open house April 4


Port Aransas city officials will hold an open house on Friday, April 4, to show off city hall’s new wing. The occasion will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Folks will be able to visit with city personnel including City Engineer Jim Urban. Also on hand will be Jack...

Beach makes USA Today’s list of top 10


Port Aransas was the fifth most popular Spring Break beach destination for college students ages 18 to 24, according to Facebook check-ins monitored by USA Today. The nationwide newspaper reported its findings on Saturday, March 22. The top beach destination for this age group was Panama City Beach, Fla. Number...

Family outing

Family outing


The Kane family of Austin said they enjoyed their Spring Break in Port Aransas. They were taking in the sights despite the cool conditions. From left are Brannon, Weston, Emery Grace and Jody.

Research, recognition

Research, recognition

H.G. Olsen Elementary School holds science fair

The H.G. Olsen Elementary School science fair involved everything from homegrown hen eggs to handmade hovercrafts. About 80 fourth- and fifthgrade students took part in the event on Thursday, March 20, at the school gymnasium. Ribbons were awarded for first...

Generosity shapes us

Generosity shapes us

Education notes

Living in Port Aransas is something that we should all be very thankful for. This is especially true for those of us lucky enough to grow up here, because we are fortunate to live in such a beautiful environment with such supportive community members that contribute to the success of...

Physics fun

Physics fun


Port Aransas High School physics students have completed their Rube Goldberg projects after weeks of hard work. Goldberg is a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist famous for creating ‘wacky’ inventions used for simple tasks, PAHS science teacher Ryan Piwetz said. Above, left to right, Varsha Patel, Ali Gallegos, Aynsley DeHart and...

PAHS wins big


Port Aransas students won the district championship at the district 31A UIL academic contest, hosted at Port Aransas High School on Thursday, March 20, and Saturday, March 22. PAHS scored 608 points, taking first place over nine other schools. Woodsboro came in second place with 164 points. Coaches of the...

Science

Summer program registration continues

Registration is open for kids entering grades three through eight for the University of Texas Summer Science Program. Camp dates are Monday – Friday, June 9 – 13, June 16 – 20 and June 23 – 27. Camp for grades third – fourth is 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. each...

Big boy at bat

Big boy at bat


Travis Cowen, the son of Port Aransas High School coach Stephanie Cowen and Port Aransas ISD maintenance operator Pete Cowen, opens his mouth just after swinging toward a teeball post just a little taller than him. ‘Little’ Cowen got a few tips from a Marlin baseball player while at a...

Johnson: Job is a calling

Johnson: Job is a calling

PAISD superintendent finalist

Port Aransas ISD interim superintendent Wayne Johnson was named the lone finalist for superintendent of schools after a closed session discussion at the board of trustees meeting on Thursday, March 20. Although the board interviewed three search consultant firms, the district advertised “in house,” meaning within the district, online, just...

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