Wave action

Wave action


Christian Gautreau, 14, of Katy holds his rod, reel and fish above the waves while surf fishing near Horace Caldwell...

Warmth is back

Warmth is back


With temperatures climbing well into the 80s recently, more and more folks have been hitting the beach after what seemed...

Carter’s to close with CVS opening

Carter’s to close with CVS opening


A family tradition will come to an end on Friday, May 9. That’s when the family owned Carter’s Pharmacy in...

Schlitterbahn ‘soft opening’ slated May 31

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Story behind Collier’s run for comptroller


Why did property taxes go up, but the Legislature in 2011 still cut $5.4 billion from school funding? That’s what Mike Collier, a Houston corporate...

Mother’s love not forgotten


Sometimes you don’t how good you have it until you lose it. That was never the case when it came to my mother. I always...

Where has all the money gone?


Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially true when they...

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....

Ladies make way in playoffs

Ladies make way in playoffs


The Lady Marlins softball team is onto regional quarterfinals after taking down the Junction Lady Eagles in a two-game series for the area title in San Antonio last week. Port...

Marlins head to area

Marlins head to area


The Marlins baseball team has advanced to area after two wins over the London Pirates last week in Taft. The team competed in a bi-district series and left the Pirates...

PAHS gets in a warmup


The Marlins played a warmup game against the Palacios Sharks, a 2A team that also is competing in the playoffs. Port Aransas shark- attacked their opponent, earning an 8-3 victory...

Tennis talk

Tennis talk


Port Aransas ISD athletic director and coach Steve Reaves chats with a group of Brundrett Middle School tennis players. Reaves is coaching the middle school team and Port Aransas High...

Banquet is set

All for athletes

It’s time to celebrate Port Aransas ISD’s athletes and the hard work they’ve put in. The annual athletic banquet to honor students will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May...

BMS tennis

BMS tennis


Above, Brundrett Middle School seventh grader Dave Moats gets some practice in on the courts in Port Aransas. The district tournament for BMS tennis players, to be held at home,...


Wave action

Wave action


Christian Gautreau, 14, of Katy holds his rod, reel and fish above the waves while surf fishing near Horace Caldwell Pier on Saturday, May 3. Folks were hooking all kinds...

Warmth is back

Warmth is back


With temperatures climbing well into the 80s recently, more and more folks have been hitting the beach after what seemed like an extralong and chilly winter. This photo was shot...

Carter’s to close with CVS opening

Carter’s to close with CVS opening


A family tradition will come to an end on Friday, May 9. That’s when the family owned Carter’s Pharmacy in Port Aransas will close. Carter’s has been filling prescriptions here...

Schlitterbahn ‘soft opening’ slated May 31
Enjoying the view

Enjoying the view


Visitors check out artworks at the First Friday exhibit at the Port Aransas Art Center on May 2. The show featured the works of Kay Barnebey of Rockport, Katherine Lein of Santa Fe, N.M. and Port Aransas, Sarah Searight of Austin and Port Aransas and Nancy Thyre of Rockport.

Krystals play Friday at Sunset Sounds concert


Make your way out to Patsy Jones Amphitheater at Roberts Point Park to enjoy a night of country, rock, blues and Tejano music on Friday, May 9. The next Sunset Sounds concert features the Krystals from Victoria beginning at 7 p.m. The band features Mark Zepeda supplying vocals and playing...

WEC seeks docents


Volunteers are needed to lead tours at the Wetlands Education Center (WEC) on the campus of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. The WEC is looking for folks with a passion for wildlife and the desire to share that passion with others to act as docents....

One-ton of trash cleaned off the beach


“Volunteers turned out and did a great job cleaning the beach,” said Deno Fabrie about the Adopt-a-Beach Clean up on Saturday, April 26. In total 1,575 pounds of trash was picked up by 163 volunteers on six and one-half miles of Port Aransas beach. While on three and onehalf miles...

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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 Total Body Aquacize Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10: 30 a. m. and Saturdays at noon. Community Park pool. Total body workout to...

Grab tickets now for Golf Ball Drop


Tickets are now on sale for the Kiwanis fourth annual Golf Ball Drop to be held on Tuesday, May 27, just before the Port Aransas High School Scholarship Awards ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100 and may be purchased at American Bank,...

Happy landings

Happy landings


Dozens of small planes landed at Mustang Beach Airport in Port Aransas for the second annual Fly- in and Shrimp Boil on Saturday, May 3. Above: Marsha and Dave Stilley of Port Aransas check out a long line of planes parked on the airport grounds. Right: Visitors enjoy food served...

Academy slates two plays to be performed at PACT


Students at Seashore Middle Academy present “Fright Night,” Friday through Sunday, May 16- 18, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. “Fright Night,” is a presentation of two one- act plays. The first play, “The Death of Nosferatu”,...

Club to discuss latest read


A young woman’s solo hike along the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail is the discussion topic at the Ellis Memorial Library’s book club meeting on Tuesday, May 13, at 6 p.m. “ Wi ld, From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” by Cheryl Strayed, is the book choice for...

Winemaking is next topic at garden club


Grapes and Texas winemaking will be the topic at the Port Aransas Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, May 13. The meeting will begin at 6 p. m. at the Community Center. Regina Staggs with Texas Southwind Vineyard and Winery in Refugio is the guest speaker. The garden club welcomes anyone...

PAEF awards 74 grants

PAEF awards 74 grants


The Port Aransas Education Foundation awarded $113,995.25 in grants for Port Aransas ISD employees at an assembly on Wednesday, April 30. From top: Kindergartener Raquel Merritt throws her hands in the air after winning a $10 gift card to Dairy...

Teachers awarded almost $114,000 in grants


The Port Aransas Education Foundation awarded 74 grants to Port Aransas ISD teachers and staff, totaling at $113,995. PAISD students, , employees, parents and supporters gathered at the Brundrett Middle School gym for an assembly on Wednesday, April 30, to partake in the eighth annual PAEF awards ceremony. Those who...

It takes a village to raise a child

It takes a village to raise a child

Education notes

I’ve heard it said that it takes a village to raise a child. The village here in Port Aransas is known for working together to provide a well-rounded education for all of the young people in our community. We were all reminded of the commitment and support from our community...

4-H scholar

4-H scholar


Port Aransas High School senior and 4-H club president Harris Hipp is the first PAHS student to recieve a Nueces County Junior Livestock Show Association Scholarship. The photo above was taken on Thursday, May 1, when he was given the scholarship amongst 31 other students from Nueces County high schools....

Students advance to state

Students advance to state


Sta ff photo by Taryn Walker Eight Port Aransas High School UIL students will be advancing to the academic state meet, which will be Monday through Wednesday, May 19-21, in Austin for team and individual competitions. After competing in Brenham on Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2, the computer...

Yearbook price discounted


There’s only one week left to get a Port Aransas ISD yearbook for $50, after which the price increases. The 2013-2014 yearbook chronicles on school endeavors over the past school year at all three campuses, including H.G. Olsen Elementary, Brundrett Middle and Port Aransas High schools. The full color, hard-bound...

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