Tandem leap

Tandem leap


Dolphins leap ahead of a swell pushed by the Bro Nibe, a small chemiical tanker ship steaming through the Aransas...

Into the sunset

Into the sunset


Brown pelicans fly into the sunset over Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas on a recent day.

Fireworks to light sky on July 4
Advice to beachgoers

Advice to beachgoers

Police and doctor explain laws, hazards

Fun and relaxation will be the name of the game when thousands visit the beach in Port Aransas during the...

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Dems hope to hang GOP with Tea Party platform


The Tea Party had limited success challenging Republican incumbents this election cycle, as business groups have finally fought back to avoid a repeat of their...

Life is short; enjoy it


In 1999, I had lumpectomy to remove a cancerous tumor from my breast. It changed my life . The cancer was in situ – contained...

Our arrogant president


President Obama appears to have forgotten — or ignored — why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1 – 6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue. – Fri. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.;...

All-state ladies

All-state ladies


Lady Marlin softball pitcher Savannah Ortiz, left, and Lindesy Uhlik were named to the 2014 Texas Girls Coaches Association allstate team. In the photo, the girls make themselves at home...

Play ball!

Play ball!


From left, Hadley Stokes, 10, Brit Bremser, 8, and Jadyn Clark, 11, practice dribbling during a Port Aransas Youth Council basketball camp at Brundrett Middle School on Thursday, June 19.

Swimmers race for the time of it

Swimmers race for the time of it


Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) hosted Kingsville Swim Team and Corpus Christi Country Club Swim Team at the Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool on Saturday, June...

Practice what you preach

Practice what you preach


About 100 competitors took part in the Port Aransas Beach Vault at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, June 28. Pole vaulters from all over the state got together for the...

White Marlins

White Marlins


Playing in the Port Aransas Little League’s minors division are the White Marlins. They are, back row, from left, coach Scott Ford, players Dylan Stebbins, Wylie Duxstad, Ian McClelland, Isaac...


Tandem leap

Tandem leap


Dolphins leap ahead of a swell pushed by the Bro Nibe, a small chemiical tanker ship steaming through the Aransas Pass on Tuesday, June 24. Dolphins commonly surf the wave...

Into the sunset

Into the sunset


Brown pelicans fly into the sunset over Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas on a recent day.

Fireworks to light sky on July 4
Advice to beachgoers

Advice to beachgoers

Police and doctor explain laws, hazards

Fun and relaxation will be the name of the game when thousands visit the beach in Port Aransas during the Fourth of July holiday. Port Aransas was named a top...

First Friday

First Friday

Art center hosts wildlife photo exhibit, book signing

An opportunity to view award-winning wildlife photography awaits at the First Friday reception on Friday, July 4. Stop by the Port Aransas Art Center as it hosts the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest winners’ exhibit (CBWPC) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and live music as well as a book signing...

VFW set to hold fish fry Saturday


Keep the Fourth of July celebration going at a fish fry hosted by the VFW Post 8967 and its Ladies Auxiliary on Saturday, July 5. The fish fry dinner includes potato salad, cole slaw, hush puppies and dessert. Folks may enjoy the meal beginning at 5:30 p.m. for a donation...

Auxiliary seeks donations for Fisher House


Make a donation to the Fisher House Foundation in San Antonio and pick up a poppy and an American flag to honor the military during the Fourth of July holiday, Friday- Sunday, July 4-6. The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8967 will be seeking donations for wounded veterans and...

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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 7:30 a. m. and Saturdays at 11 a. m. Community Park pool. Total body workout...

On the job

On the job


Francisca Nixon is the new executive administrative assistant to the city manager at Port Aransas City Hall. She started as city hall receptionist in January and became executive administrative assistant on June 16. She replaces Jennifer Shafer.

New book

New book


Puddy Albright of Port Aransas has written a children’s book. Called ‘A Special Wish from Down Under,’ it’s a 44-page story about a little boy who becomes lost in a junkyard on Kangaroo Island, off Australia. An old man and a koala bear come to the rescue. It’s Albright’s first...

Novel approach

Novel approach


Bill Stephens of San Antonio has written a new book, ‘Woke Up this Morning,’ a novel set in Port Aransas. Stephens has been visiting Port Aransas for many years and once had a second home here. ‘The novel examines the conflicts created in a small island community named Port Aransas...

For hungry children

For hungry children

Helping Hands Food Pantry offers summer program

The Port Aransas Helping Hands Food Pantry offers a summer program to children who are in need of food. Children who qualify for Port Aransas ISD’s free and reduced lunch, as well as any Port Aransas child whose residency and parent’s proof of income can be proved, may receive up...

Book club to meet Tuesday to discuss novel


The tale of events that happened in small town in Florida in 1962 is the discussion topic at the Ellis Memorial Library’s book club meeting on Tuesday, July 8. Amy Hill Hearth’s debut novel, “Miss Dreamsville and the Collier County Women’s Literary Society” is the book chosen for the club’s...

Be sassy and chic

Be sassy and chic


Tres Chic N’ Sassy, a fun, fashion boutique featuring clothing, gifts and accessories, has been open since March 4. A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, June 27, for the business located at 1023 St. Hwy. 361, Suite F. This is the second location of the store; the first location...

The Eight Wonders of Port Aransas

The Eight Wonders of Port Aransas


Forget the Seven Wonders of the World. Port Aransas has eight. The Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) established what it calls the Eight Wonders of Port Aransas about five years ago in conjunction with the non-profit organization’s Old...

Swim lesson sign up is Tuesday


Session Three of youth swim lessons registration opens on Tuesday, July 8, for Port Aransas residents. Session Three runs for two weeks beginning Tuesday, July 22, through Friday, Aug. 1. Non-residents may register for the third session beginning Tuesday, July 15. Two weeks of lessons are $8 for Port Aransas...

Good works

Good works


Avery Katzer, 14, of Clifton, prunes bushes at Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas on Thursday, June 26. She was one of nine teen-agers on a youth mission trip from Clifton’s Trinity Lutheran Church. The trip included the Austin area, Fentress and Port Aransas. In addition to landscaping, the group...

Rocketeers

Rocketeers


The University of Texas Marine Science Institute took out a group of their young scientists to shoot rockets on campus on Thursday, June 26. The batch of fifth through eighth graders gathered on the lawn to launch small rockets they built through a summer science program. At left, Research Reserve...

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