Pooches at play

Pooches at play


Raquel Merritt, 5, watches pooches play at the dog park at Port Aransas Community Park on Saturday, March 29. Springing...

Catching rays

Catching rays


San Antonians Randy and Dianna Briones sprawl out on the sand to soak up the sun on Friday, March 28....

Eyeing oil spill from air

Eyeing oil spill from air


Eyes in the sky are keeping a watch on the water for remnants of oil spilled from a barge in...

Harris feared dead

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Guv’s race: Equal pay for women


“March Madness,” usually applied to collegiate basketball, in 2014 could also describe Republican Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott’s view of his campaign for governor. Team Abbott...

Mrs. Mayer lives on


When Jean Mayer retired from teaching English language arts at Brundrett Middle School, Port Aransas lost a giant of a teacher. Her death on Saturday...

Much ado about Noah


It wasn’t so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest...

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. –...

Grand slam gives Marlins big win over Yellowjackets

Grand slam gives Marlins big win over Yellowjackets

Baseball

Port Aransas High School baseball players pounded the ball while at the plate during their battle against the Yellowjackets, picking up a 12-2 victory with a winning walk-off grand slam,...

Loss to Woodsboro ties Marlins, Eagles and Kenedy’s Lions

Loss to Woodsboro ties Marlins, Eagles and Kenedy’s Lions


Although the Marlins lost 2-4, pitcher Nick Maxham did a tremendous job on the mound, earning one run for the team, coach James Garrett said. Port Aransas High School baseball...

Marlins take second at Bishop; Ladies struggle

Marlins take second at Bishop; Ladies struggle

Golf

The fun and games are over, and it will be show time on Thursday, April 3, when the Marlin golf team plays for district in Kingsville. The team took to...

Little League opens Saturday


Little League season gets officially underway on Saturday, April 5, at the opening ceremonies at the Little League field at Community Park. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with an...

Lady Marlins sink the Badgers, 14-2

Lady Marlins sink the Badgers, 14-2


The Lady Marlins destroyed the Lady Badgers 14-2 while in Ben Bolt on Tuesday, March 25. “We started a little slow at the plate but our bats came alive after...

Boys varsity track places first

Boys varsity track places first


Port Aransas High School track athletes did well and the varsity boys placed first at the track meet in Banquete on Thursday, March 27, coach Stephanie Cowen said. “ This...


Pooches at play

Pooches at play


Raquel Merritt, 5, watches pooches play at the dog park at Port Aransas Community Park on Saturday, March 29. Springing in the air is Butterscotch, while a dog named Frankie...

Catching rays

Catching rays


San Antonians Randy and Dianna Briones sprawl out on the sand to soak up the sun on Friday, March 28. The Briones said the day was perfect to be a...

Eyeing oil spill from air

Eyeing oil spill from air


Eyes in the sky are keeping a watch on the water for remnants of oil spilled from a barge in the Houston Ship Channel near Galveston on Saturday, March 22,...

Harris feared dead
‘Arty Girls’

‘Arty Girls’

Art center show opens at First Friday reception

Enjoy the works of four women artists at “Arty Girls,” an all women show, on display from Friday, April 4, to Friday, April 25, at the Port Aransas Art Center. The show opens at the First Friday Reception on Friday from 5: 30 to 7: 30 p.m. Enjoy live music...

PACT to hold auditions for one-act play on Sunday


If you have wanted to get involved in community theater, the chance you have been looking for is here. Auditions for a one-act play are scheduled at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Sunday, April 6, at 2 p.m. The play, “On Death’s Doorstep,” is written by Walt Ellis will...

City hosts open house on Friday


Drop by and check out city hall’s new look. Port Aransas 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...

Stuff to do and see

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,...

Got fish? Try these sauces

Got fish? Try these sauces

In the kitchen with Sling

Easter s coming up and warmer weather has made a few appearances. So this means the grills are cleaned and fired up. One popular cooking trend today is using liquor in cooking. There is vodka sauce for pasta and whiskey in barbecue sauce. Two very popular drinks in many of...

Super ‘Phling’ winner

Super ‘Phling’ winner


Winner of the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas super raffle at the Spring Phling was Billie Runge of Port Aransas and Colorado pictured here receiving her Yeti cooler with liquor, a hog hunt for four and $500 cash. From left at the presentation are Rose Reed of WB Liquors, Bob...

Birders ready to count

Great Texas Birding Classic

Birding teams from Port Aransas are getting ready for the 18th annual Great Texas Birding Classic. The tournament runs from Tuesday, April 15, to Thursday, May 15, and includes a number of categories that teams may choose to compete in based on age, ability and how much time the team...

Volunteers are invited to join beach cleanup


Get some friends and family together for a morning cleaning up the beach on Saturday, April 26, The annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach spring cleanup is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants should report to Avenue G at the beach around 8:30 a.m. to check in and be...

Hidden Garden Tour scheduled on Tuesday


PAGC members will visit the gardens of Port Aransas residents on Tuesday, April 8, for its “Hidden Garden Tour.” Instead of its monthly business meeting, the club will gather at the Community Center at 5 p.m. to then begin the tour at 5:30 p.m. Maps of the tour route will...

Sunset Sounds

Concert series will kick off on April 18 at Roberts Point Park

Grab your lawn chair or blanket, loved ones and friends and get ready to party at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater at Roberts Point Park on Friday, April 18, when the Free Beer Band performs. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is free for all ages. The concert is the...

STAAR quality

STAAR quality

Students pepped up for testing

Port Aransas ISD students were pumped up for the STAAR test at a pep rally in the Brundrett Middle School gym on Friday, March 28. Clockwise from upper right: BMS English language arts teacher Suzanne Casias holds up a sign...

Nominations open for youth, educator awards


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Keep Texas Beautiful Youth and Educator Awards. The award program honors Texas students, educators and volunteers who work to improve and beautify their communities. Awards are given in a number of categories from elementary through college-level youth, as well as educators and...

Band aces contest

Band aces contest


The Port Aransas High School band earned first division ratings at the UIL concert and sight- readi ng c ont e st Wedne s – day, March 26, in Sinton. Band director Jim Cole said he was extremely proud of the student’s effort and performance. The first division ratings indicate...

Challenge student on air


Tune into your TVs to see Port Aransas High School student Aaron Kenigsberg compete in the Challenge All Star Game on KEDT at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3. The game, which was already recorded, includes a combat between strong competitors from different high school Challenge teams in the Coastal...

One Act Play

One Act Play

Theatre students advance

The Port Aransas High School theatre kids are pumped up after advancing to area for their One Act Play UIL performance at the district competition in Bruni on Thursday, March 27. The cast and crew will present playwright and author Beth Henley’s “The Miss Firecracker Contest” at the area competition...

Camp fun

Camp fun


Eight Port Aransas kids hung out the Girl Scout Hut on Monday, March 24, while Port Aransas ISD schools had an Optional Flexible Year Program. The program is used to further help students that need specific tutoring with subjects they struggle with. The Parks and Recreation Department of Port Aransas...

Passing the torch

Passing the torch

Education notes

When some of Port Aransas High School’s brightest juniors take the stage on May 27, it’ll be the beginning of their reign over one of the school’s proudest establishments. The National Honor Society, a nationwide student service organization dedicated to student participation in the local and national public, is alive...

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