Mother’s Day fun

Mother’s Day fun


Port Aransans Ian and Kylie Coppock clown around with their mother, Theresa, on the beach near Avenue G on Sunday,...

Go, team!

Go, team!


Recently selected for the 2014-15 Port Aransas High School cheerleading squad are, from left, Anna DeHart, Alison Gallegos, Emma Shannon,...

Marching toward a block on big boxes

Marching toward a block on big boxes


City officials have taken another step toward blocking construction of big-box stores in Port Aransas. The city council on Thursday,...

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Runoffs to be decided in May 27 voting


Most Republican and Democratic nominees for the November election were selected in the March 4 party primaries. But some will be chosen in runoffs May...

They’re already here . . .


About 100 of our closest newspaper friends and family will arrive in Port Aransas on Thursday. They’ll be here for the 74th annual conference of...

Redistribute vatican wealth


I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the “legitimate” redistribution of wealth, he has it...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue.- Fri. 1 – 6 p.m.; Lap swim shared: Tue. – Thur. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fri. 8...

PAHS cheerleaders are named

PAHS cheerleaders are named


Cheerleaders for the 2014- 2015 Port Aransas cheerleading squad have been named following tryouts held on Wednesday, April 9. The girls who had the “right stuff ” and made the...

BMS tennnis teams sweep district

BMS tennnis teams sweep district


The Brundrett Middle School tennis team showed they had game at the district tournament here on Monday, May 12. The seventh grade girls and boys and the eighth grade boys...

Tennis festival is Wednesday


Kids in fourth through ninth grades who want to learn more about tennis are invited to the Marlin Tennis Festival on Wednesday, May 21. The festival is being brought to...

Lady Marlins sweep Sabinal 12-0 in playoffs

Lady Marlins sweep Sabinal 12-0 in playoffs


The Lady Marlins are advancing to the regional semi-finals for the first time in Port Aransas High School history, coach Jonathan Sheffield said. Ater a 12-0 sweep over the Sabinal...

Marlins end season

Marlins end season


The Marlins baseball team ended their season as bi-district champs after a tough playoff series against Center Point in Pearsall on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. In game...

State run

State run


Port Aransas High School track runner Randy Borden, left, placed eighth at the state track meet in Austin on Saturday, May 10. Borden ran a 10:35 in the 3200 meter...

Banquet for athletes is Monday


An event to commend student athletes of Port Aransas ISD will take place on Monday, May 19. The annual athletic banquet will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Port Aransas...


Mother’s Day fun

Mother’s Day fun


Port Aransans Ian and Kylie Coppock clown around with their mother, Theresa, on the beach near Avenue G on Sunday, May 10 – Mother’s Day. (Check out Tony Amos’ column...

Go, team!

Go, team!


Recently selected for the 2014-15 Port Aransas High School cheerleading squad are, from left, Anna DeHart, Alison Gallegos, Emma Shannon, Jordan Morris, Elena Crawford, Grace Flood and Shelby Takahashi. Not...

Marching toward a block on big boxes

Marching toward a block on big boxes


City officials have taken another step toward blocking construction of big-box stores in Port Aransas. The city council on Thursday, May 8, approved a first reading of an ordinance to...

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Three days of art, music, fun begins Friday

Three days of art, music, fun begins Friday


Enjoy a weekend of art and music all benefiting the Port Aransas Art Center beginning with Fiesta de Mayo on Friday, May 16, and continuing through the Songwriters’ Showcase on Sunday, May 18. Fiesta de Mayo Fiesta de Mayo, a night of music, drinks, dinner, a Quick Draw, silent and...

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Early voting in primary run-off is Monday-Friday

Voters will decide on races that went to run-offs in both the Republican and Democratic primaries in balloting that starts with early voting next week and ends on Election Day, Tuesday, May 27. Early voting, which will be in the Port Aransas ISD administration building, 100 Station St., will be...

Open house is Saturday

Open house is Saturday

Coast Guard Station Port Aransas

Stop by the Coast Guard Station Port Aransas on Saturday, May 17, from 2 to 7 p.m., for an open house to celebrate National Safe Boating Week. National Safe Boating Week is Saturday, May 17, through Friday, May 23. It promotes safe boating and reminds boaters to wear a life...

Tickets on sale for Kiwanis ball drop


There is still time to purchase tickets for the Kiwanis Club’s 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...

Coming through

Coming through


A pickup truck moves through standing water on Ross Avenue near Cut-off Road during a downpour on Tuesday, May 13.

Honor military this month

Honor military this month


It is important that we recognize the service of our men and women who have served or are currently serving in our armed services. Their commitment to our country as well as the state of Texas is truly admirable. One of the things that was created to help honor those...

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Ask tax appraisers here

Staff from the Nueces County Appraisal District will meet in Port Aransas with residents who have questions about property appraisal notices they recently received, said Robert Cenci, chief appraiser. Appraisers will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, at the Brundrett Middle School gym to...

A ‘lot’ of rain

A ‘lot’ of rain


Donna Brown of Port Aransas pushes her grocery cart through the parking lot at the Family Center IGA during a rainy day, Tuesday, May 13.

Lovely landscaping

Lovely landscaping


The home of Helen Jameson (pictured) and her husband, Jack, has been named the Port Aransas Garden Club’s May residential Yard of the Month. The property at 528 W. Ave. A features hibiscus, an olive tree, esperanza, a rubber plant, bougainvillea, a large bottlebrush plant, a variety of palms and...

Canal proposal hearing set

South of Island Moorings

The Texas General Land Office tentatively has scheduled an administrative hearing to discuss a developer’s proposal to build a new subdivision that would mean excavation of new canals just south of Island Moorings. The hearing is expected to be on June 10 in the Stephen F. Austin Building in Austin,...

Customized carts

Customized carts

Port Aransans drive with style

This town just keeps going crazier and crazier for golf carts. Some 1,471 carts, including the ones at cart rental businesses, have been registered with the City of Port Aransas so far this year, according to the city’s finance department....

Cartwright graduates


Kelsey Ann Cartwright, a 2010 graduate of Port Aransas High School, graduated from St. Edward’s University on Saturday, May 10. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English writing and rhetoric with a concentration in journalism. A student must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.40...

Ace actors

Ace actors


Port Aransas High School’s One Act Play team didn’t advance to state, but it was a pretty wild ride, director Danny Reyes said. The group performed ‘The Miss Firecracker Contest’ at regionals on Saturday, May 3. Above, left to right are Brooklyn McCellon, Varsha Patel, Emma Shannon, Alison Gallegos, Aaron...

Searching for a ‘superstar’

Searching for a ‘superstar’

Education notes

It is never easy to replace high quality educators. Andrea Skloss has given 25 years of service to Port Aransas. On Friday, May 9, and Wednesday, May 14, we will be interviewing for Skloss’ replacement. These will not be easy shoes to fill. We recognize that and have taken many...

BMS bunch

BMS bunch


Brundrett Middle School teachers and staff were taken care of by student council members at an appreciation lunch on Friday, May 9. The group ate seafood at Virginia’s on the Bay on the rainy day. Above, on the left is secretary Emily Phillips, social studies and health teacher James Garrett...

Yearbooks discounted


The last day to get a discounted Port Aransas ISD yearbook for $50 is Thursday, May 15, after that date, the price will be $60, yearbook sponsor Jeff Moss said. The 2013-2014 yearbook chronicles on school endeavors over the past school year at all three campuses, including H.G. Olsen Elementary,...

Project Grad committee needs help


With Port Aransas High School’s graduation approaching, it’s time to gear up for an all-night, substance-free party, senior parent Beth Morris said. The 2014 PAHS class will walk the stage at a ceremony on Friday, May 30, in the Doyle Marek Gym. Starting at 10:30 that evening, Project Graduation, an...

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