Easter fun day

Easter fun day


Sixteen-month-old Evelyn Gene of Houston ‘egg’-xamines her loot after taking part in a community-wide Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April...

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City seeking moratorium on retailers that sprawl

The Port Aransas City Council has decided to seek a temporary moratorium on construction of large retail stores and work...

Council delays plastic bag decision

Council delays plastic bag decision


Port Aransas City Council members said they want to attack litter with a broad-based approach, but they delayed a decision...

Wind rider

Wind rider


A windsurfer rides the wind and a wave on a recent day on the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier in...

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Lt. gov. is where the power resides

The lieutenant governor is the second most powerful state official. Here’s what’s going on in the race for the job; why it’s so powerful; and...

We have a need to see ahead

Cheers to the Port Aransas city staff for anticipating a potential threat to the ambiance of Port Aransas and taking steps that will, if the...

Don’t put faith in Obamacare or government

One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living...

PAHS tennis team ends run at region

PAHS tennis team ends run at region


The Port Aransas High School mixed doubles team of Vivian Frank and Chris Wright were within a match of making it to the finals of the Regional 4 Class 1A...

Jeffress will represent PAHS at state tourney

Jeffress will represent PAHS at state tourney

Golf

Colten Jeffress will advance to the state golf tournament as the third medalist after finishing ninth overall at the regional golf tournament. The Port Aransas High School golfer will go...

Marlins play tough game

Marlins play tough game


The Marlins baseball team clinched a playoff spot and played one of the toughest games their coach James Garrett has ever seen in high school, he said. Port Aransas High...

Runge falls to pieces, 8-13

Runge falls to pieces, 8-13


Hank Brennan, a pitcher for the Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team, helped stop the Yellowjackets 13-8 while in Runge on Thursday, April 17. “He has continued to show...

Lady Marlins hold Monte Alto scoreless, 18-0, in three innings

Lady Marlins hold Monte Alto scoreless, 18-0, in three innings


The Lady Marlins softball team came through with another sweep, taking Monte Alto to the curb with an 18-0 win. On Tuesday, April 15, Port Aransas High School dominated on...

Senior night

Senior night


Lady Marlin seniors were recognized with their families before a game on Thursday, April 17. Above, families and their athletes applaud. At right, Savannah Ortiz, center, stands with her parentsm...

Keeping track

Keeping track


Thirteen members of the Port Aransas High School track team have advanced to regional. From left to right in front are Charlotte Ramsden, Lauren Hernandez, Savannah Ortiz, Maggie May Swindle,...

Ben Bolt crushed

Ben Bolt crushed


With a whopping 28 runs on 15 hits in three innings, the Port Aransas Lady Marlins softball team crushed Ben Bolt 28-8, claiming another district win. Pitcher Savannah Ortiz picked...


Easter fun day

Easter fun day


Sixteen-month-old Evelyn Gene of Houston ‘egg’-xamines her loot after taking part in a community-wide Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19, at Roberts Point Park. Dozens of children took part...

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City seeking moratorium on retailers that sprawl

The Port Aransas City Council has decided to seek a temporary moratorium on construction of large retail stores and work toward establishing an ordinance permanently limiting how big such businesses...

Council delays plastic bag decision

Council delays plastic bag decision


Port Aransas City Council members said they want to attack litter with a broad-based approach, but they delayed a decision on whether to ban plastic shopping bags at points of...

Wind rider

Wind rider


A windsurfer rides the wind and a wave on a recent day on the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas. Windsurfing and kitesurfing might be good options this...

Pretty yard

Pretty yard


The Port Aransas Garden Club has bestowed its Commercial Yard of the Month award to Potters on Cotter. Located at 413 E. Cotter Ave., the yard has an attractive old-town ambiance with yucca, palm trees, a banana tree, Norfolk pine (originally a Christmas tree and salt cedar. Other plantings include...

‘Riders on the Orphan Train’

Multi-media presentation set for theater

Port Aransans may hear the story of the Orphan Train movement at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Wednesday, April 30, at a free multi-media presentation. When the Orphan Train movement began in 1854, it was estimated that approximately 30,000 abandoned children were living on the streets of New York....

Golf tourney slated Friday is fundraiser


A few slots remained open early this week for a golf tournament that will be a fundraiser for the non-profit Trinityby the-Sea Day School. Nana Ward, the day school’s director, said those spots may be filled by the time you read this. The registration deadline was Tuesday, April 22. Anyone...

Greet veterans at boat works on Saturday


Wounded veterans of military actions gather this weekend in Port Aransas for the second annual Wounded Warriors in Action fishing trip. The trip is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, April 25 – 27. On Saturday, the group will tour Farley Boat Works, 716 W. Ave. C, and the public is...

Adopt-a-Beach clean up Saturday


Saturday, April 26, is the annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach spring cleanup sponsored locally by KPAB. To volunteer simply show up at Avenue G at the beach around 8:30 a.m. to check in and be assigned an area to clean. The clean up is scheduled from 9 a.m. to...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue. – Thur. 1-2 p.m.; Fri. and Sat.1 – 6 p.m.; Lap swim shared: Tue. – Thur. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. Call 361-749-2416 for more information. • Computer Center,...

New show announced

One Act Play

Port Aransas Community Theatre announces its next production, “On Death’s Doorstep,” a one- act play written by Walt Ellis. “On Death’s Doorstep” is directed by Salle Ellis, who recently directed “ Ebby Scrooge” and starred as Ouiser Boudreaux in “Steel Magnolias.” The play is the story of members of a...

Harris’ body found after huge mudslide

Harris’ body found after huge mudslide


The body of former Port Aransas resident Steve Harris has been found by searchers probing through the dirt and wreckage left by a mudslide that occurred in the state of Washington more than a month ago, according to a news release. Searchers also found the body of his wife, Theresa...

Seeing the light

Seeing the light


Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church starts its Easter Eve service at the Little Chapel on the Dunes with the lighting of a ‘new’ fire on Saturday, April 12. Acolytes Clark and Noah Waters and Vicar James Derkits are at left.

Johnson aims to change ‘culture’

Rotary remarks

Speaker at the April 17 meeting of the Port Aransas Rotary Club was Wayne Johnson, brought by Rotarian President-elect Jodi Goike. Johnson has just come out of retirement to become superintendent of Port Aransas schools. He said he had “some gas left in the tank.” And he has gained a...

Eggtastic Easter

Eggtastic Easter

Children dash for sweets

An Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Port Aransas Rotary Club and Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department took place on Saturday, April 12, at Roberts Point Park.

Soccer sweets

Soccer sweets


Some members of the Port Aransas Youth Soccer League on the Ladyfish team sold baked goods on Friday, April 18. The under 12 girls soccer team was trying to raise money to go to a fiveday Aggie Soccer Camp at Texas A& M University in College Station. Above, Gabby Durkin,...

Intro to Special Education 101

Intro to Special Education 101

Education notes

Special education regulations at both the federal and state level are lengthy, broad and sometimes difficult to interpret. I’d like to touch on a few examples of our procedures for compliance. What services are available to special education students? We offer a full range of services based on committee decisions...

Yearbooks on sale


With just a little more than a month left of school, it’s that time to pick up a 2013-2014 yearbook. Full color, hard- bound books feature photos of students, staff and various activities at all three campuses, including H.G. Olsen Elementary, Brundrett Middle and Port Aransas High Schools. The price...

Grants to be awarded Wednesday

PAEF

The annual Port Aransas Education Foundation teacher grant awards ceremony will be on Wednesday, April 30, in the Brundrett Middle School gym. Every year, PAEF reviews grants submitted by Port Aransas ISD teachers and at the assembly that Wednesday at 2:15 p.m., select teachers will be awarded grant money. This...

Accomplished actors

Accomplished actors


Port Aransas High School’s One Act Play team has advanced to regionals for their district UIL performance of ‘The Miss Firecracker Contest’ on April 11. Above, the students who earned additional awards pose as their characters. On left, Alison Gallegos and Aaron Kenigsberg were named as best actress and actor....

Pre-k registration begins


Children who will be 4- years- old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to be enrolled for pre-kindergarten classes on Thursday, May 1. The open registration will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at H.G. Olsen Elementary School, located at 100 Station St. Documentation required for registration includes the...

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