Father and son

Father and son


Frank Guzman of San Antonio, left, checks a rod and reel held by his 18-year-old son, Reagan, while the two...

How to bash trash?

How to bash trash?

City mapping strategy for cleaning up Port Aransas

Let’s talk trash. Port Aransas city staff is in the process of putting together a proposal for a broad-ranging anti-litter...

Taking flight

Taking flight


Brown pelicans fly in a line over the Aransas Pass as a pleasure boat speeds by beneath them on Saturday,...

State Hwy. 361 project delayed

State Hwy. 361 project delayed


A planned State Hwy. 361 widening project that earlier was expected to begin this summer has been delayed until possibly...

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Bad week for Abbott?

Labor Day is when political campaigns kick into high gear. For Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for governor, it was the week before that got...

Get on board with clean

About 30 years ago, Caroline Kinney and Francelle Lambertson, members of the Port Aransas Garden Club, came to my office to brainstorm about how to...

‘Finding Your Roots’ with Dr. H.L. Gates Jr.

From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue.- Thur. 1 – 3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue. – Thur. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,...

Meet ‘Team Coach K’

Meet ‘Team Coach K’

Paddlers battle rain, race for Parkinson’s

The fifth annual Paddle for Parkinson’s in Corpus Christi was a success as 24 Port Aransas ISD students showed up to paddle in honor of their coach, Joe Kocurek, who...

High hopes for PAHS cross country


Port Aransas High School cross country runners didn’t get a chance to show what they’re made of last weekend because of weather, Port Aransas ISD athletic director and coach Steve...


Father and son

Father and son


Frank Guzman of San Antonio, left, checks a rod and reel held by his 18-year-old son, Reagan, while the two fish from the bulkhead at Roberts Point Park at sunset...

How to bash trash?

How to bash trash?

City mapping strategy for cleaning up Port Aransas

Let’s talk trash. Port Aransas city staff is in the process of putting together a proposal for a broad-ranging anti-litter initiative that could include establishing a panel of citizens and...

Taking flight

Taking flight


Brown pelicans fly in a line over the Aransas Pass as a pleasure boat speeds by beneath them on Saturday, Aug. 30.

State Hwy. 361 project delayed

State Hwy. 361 project delayed


A planned State Hwy. 361 widening project that earlier was expected to begin this summer has been delayed until possibly as late as January, according to the Texas Department of...

Champagne Cruise sets ‘sail’ Friday

Champagne Cruise sets ‘sail’ Friday


Only eight tickets were left for the 34th annual Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas at press time on Tuesday, Sept. 2. If you want to be on board on Friday, Sept. 5, head for the Family Center IGA, 416 S. Alister St., and buy yours for $50 each....

Paint slingers

Paint slingers


An all-male show is the focus of the First Friday reception at the Port Aransas Art Center. The show features the works of the artists, clockwise from upper left, Jeffrey McDaniel, Nick Meyer, Adam Johnson and Cliff Welty. The show will be on display at the art center through the...

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‘Paint Slingers’ featured at First Friday reception

Enjoy an evening of art, live music, refreshments and fellowship on Friday, Sept. 5, at the First Friday reception at the Port Aransas Art Center. Paint Slingers, a group show of all-male artists will be featured at the September reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. View the works of Adam...

‘Comet’s Tale’ is book club topic Tuesday


A story about friendship between two former winners down on their luck and how, together, they stage a comeback will be discussed on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. The Ellis Memorial Library’s book club chose “Comet’s Tale, How the Dog I Rescued Saved my Life,” by Steven Wolf for...

First Saturday slated at Farley Boat Works


Folks at the Farley Boat Works are planning another First Saturday party on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m. Burgers will be cooking on the grill and live music will be playing for dancing or just listening. Bring a side dish and your choice of beverage to accompany the burgers....

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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 12 p. m. Community Park pool. Total body...

Parrot Heads event slated for Sept. 26-27


Parrot Heads of Port Aransas are getting set to party and raise money at the fifth annual Wings Over Port A, Friday- Saturday, Sept. 26-27. The event, Phlip Phlop Phling, will be held at various locations in Port Aransas and will raise money for the local charities the club supports....

Sky lights

Sky lights


Standing in the wheelhouse of the Michael W. Behrens, a ferry pilot is silhouetted against the sunset on Friday, Aug. 29.

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Police plan ‘Night Out’

The Port Aransas Police Department is making plans for the 2014 Texas National Night Out on Tuesday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. The State of Texas has rescheduled NNO, from August to October due to the heat during the summer. The Port Aransas Police Department is accepting applications...

Big birthday

Big birthday


Former Port Aransas resident Peggy Nelson of Papalote recently celebrated her 90th birthday with a visit to Port Aransas. Her birthday was Aug. 15. Helping her celebrate was her 4-month-old great-great grandson, Caleb Goodwin of Corpus Christi.

Labor Day weekend fun

Labor Day weekend fun


Despite some rain on and off, thousands of folks visited Port Aransas to enjoy themselves throughout the Labor Day weekend of Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. Clockwise from upper right: Enjoying some fishing and grilling are, in front, James Guenther,...

Parent volunteers needed

Parent volunteers needed


Brundrett Middle School is in need of some parent help, chair of the Principal’s Advisory Committee Cyndi Christensen said. A parent meeting will be at 6 p. m. on Monday, Sept. 8, in the BMS gym for those BMS parents who are interested in volunteering some of their time to...

Fishin’ around

Fishin’ around


Incoming freshman at Port Aransas High School gathered at Fishcamp on Wednesday, Aug. 20. Above, senior cheerleader Emma Shannon makes a group of ninth grade girls laugh as she escorts them down the halls; at left, several freshmen have a chat.

Read-A-Thon starts Sept. 15


A Read-A-Thon will start on Friday, Sept. 15, but this year it’s not just for H.G. Olsen Elementary School students. Brundrett Middle School readers will now have the opportunity to step up to the challenge. Who will read the most minutes? The annual Parent Teacher Organization fundraising project is to...

All hands in

All hands in


The parent- sponsored Marlins in Action organization had a volunteer fair on Thursday, Aug. 28, to encourage students to log some volunteer hours. Above, organizer Anne Denton talks to Port Aransas High School juniors and seniors about different options. At left, Robert Stluka of the Port Aransas Boatmen Inc., was...

Budget for 2014-15 adopted

Budget for 2014-15 adopted


The 2014-15 Port Aransas ISD school budget was adopted at a regular meet on Thursday, Aug. 28, and because of an enrollment decline, it’s a tighter budget. The district saw 483 students on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 25, and Superintendent Wayne Johnson said it was his...

The start of a new year

The start of a new year

Education notes

Dear parents, students, staff and community: What an exciting new school year we are off to! It all started with a great opening ceremony, followed by a staff development program designed to fulfill the legal obligations that are required by state and federal mandates and equip our teachers for the...

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