Low-cost housing crisis

Low-cost housing crisis


A worker places a sheet of particle board while building the roof on a house under construction off South 11th...

Mayor plans to seek apartment developer

Mayor plans to seek apartment developer


Producing “sustainable housing” for the less-than-wealthy in Port Aransas will be Mayor Keith McMullin’s top priority for the remaining 18...

Housing plays role in lower enrollment


With Port Aransas ISD’s enrollment numbers on the decline, the issue of the lack of Port Aransas’ options for affordable...

Glub, glub …

Glub, glub …


A 155- foot retired cargo ship called the Kinta S slips beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico about...

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Bushes start high and lose their first races


In the fourth generation, George P. Bush may be the first to break the Bush Dynasty’s pattern of losing their first election. If, as expected,...

Scratch backs that scratch yours


It’s September, and Christmas – yeah, Christmas – is just 13 weeks away. That’s 97 days. If you work five days a week, that gives...

What Jack Ma can re-teach us


In the fairy tale “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves,” Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter, is in the forest when he hears a group of...

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.,...

Marlins win at UTSA

Marlins win at UTSA


The Port Aransas High School boys cross country team had a big victory at the University of Texas at San Antonio meet on Saturday, Sept. 20, coach Steve Reaves said....

BMS runs toughest course so far

BMS runs toughest course so far


The Brundrett Middle School cross country team ran its most difficult course so far this season and heat was a factor, coach Jonathan Sheffield said. After traveling to West Guth...

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College night to help prepare PAHS seniors

With the school year moving along steadily, it’s about that time for Port Aransas High School seniors to consider meeting with college recruiters. PAHS counselor Danny Welch said that he...


Low-cost housing crisis

Low-cost housing crisis


A worker places a sheet of particle board while building the roof on a house under construction off South 11th Street on Thursday, Sept. 18.

Mayor plans to seek apartment developer

Mayor plans to seek apartment developer


Producing “sustainable housing” for the less-than-wealthy in Port Aransas will be Mayor Keith McMullin’s top priority for the remaining 18 months of his term, he said in an interview. McMullin...

Housing plays role in lower enrollment


With Port Aransas ISD’s enrollment numbers on the decline, the issue of the lack of Port Aransas’ options for affordable housing has repeatedly sprung up in conversations amongst community members....

Glub, glub …

Glub, glub …


A 155- foot retired cargo ship called the Kinta S slips beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico about eight miles off Mustang Island on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The...

Fall Adopt-a-Beach

Fall Adopt-a-Beach

Cleanup set for Saturday morning

Get out and enjoy a morning on the beach while helping with the 28th annual Adopt-a- Beach Fall Cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 27. Participants should report to Avenue G at the beach beginning at 8:30 a.m. to check in and be assigned an area to clean. The cleanup is from...

Trucking it out

Trucking it out


Photographed near the south jetty, City of Port Aransas Public Works Department employees scoop up sargassum seaweed on the beach and truck it away on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Port Aransas beaches were hit hard by a monster influx of seaweed from high tides produced by Tropical Storm Dolly, which moved...

Wildlife refuge cleanup scheduled for Saturday


It’s not too late to sign up to help clean the shores at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Sept. 27, National Estuaries Day. The refuge is the winter home of the whooping crane and the shoreline targeted in the cleanup is a nesting area for the largest of...

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Parrot Heads to raise money at ‘Phlip Phlop Phling’ event

Parrot Heads of Port Aran- sas celebrate the fifth annual Wings Over Port A on Friday Saturday, Sept. 26-27, with events held at various locations in Port Aransas. The fundraising event, Phlip Phlop Phling, will raise money for local charities such as the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, Helping Hands Food Pantry,...

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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...

Library group to meet


New members and new ideas are sought by the Friends of Ellis Library at an organizational meeting on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 1 p.m. in the library meeting room. “When the library was built in 1996 the Friends of Ellis Library was a large, active group that raised funds to...

A little stroll

A little stroll


Why did the white ibis cross the street? To get to the other side and maybe find some better grub worms in another yard. These ibises were crossing Tarrant Street near East Street on Saturday, Sept. 13. The birds were moving from yard to yard, spearing the ground with their...

Port Aransan’s gift could save life

Port Aransan’s gift could save life


To see blood dripping into her brother, knowing that the donation of her 9.1 million stem cells could possibly help save his life, was an emotionally overwhelming experience for Port Aransan Shirlene Burroughs, she said. Burroughs had been in Nashville, Tennessee for more than two weeks in preparation for donating...

Garage sale Saturday to benefit ARK


Find some treasures to buy on Saturday, Sept. 27, when the Friends of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) hold its annual garage sale. The sale begins at 8 a.m. at 525 Sixth St. All kinds of items will be on sale including furniture and household items. All profits from the...

Council renews leases; moves extra tax revenue


The Port Aransas City Council recently approved a few lease renewals and forwarded a chunk of hotel-motel tax money to the chamber of commerce. The council voted 6-0 to make each of the moves during its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18. Councilman Bob Petitt was absent. The council approved a...

Pirate parade

Pirate parade


A pirate parade on the streets of Port Aransas on Tuesday, Sept. 16, raised $182 for the Emergency Services Toy Roundup. Clockwise from upper right: parader Kip Shannon looks every inch the pirate; golf carts in the parade roll down...

Tickets on sale for fiesta

Tickets on sale for fiesta


Individual tickets are still on sale for the eighth annual Port Aransas Education Foundation “Fiesta in October,” to be held on Friday, Oct. 3. Tickets may be purchased at Casa Bella Salon, 1023 State Hwy 361, Suite G, for $50 each. The event includes a catered Mexican food dinner, a...

Let the light in

Let the light in

Education notes

“I had never seen a black Jesus before, and this sight both knocked me for a loop and opened up a space in my mind that I’d never known needed light.” So says the 12-year-old white narrator in Robert Mc- Cammon’s, A Boy’s Life, upon entering a black person’s home...

Sniffing out

Sniffing out


Port Aransas High School had a guest on Friday, Sept. 19. A ‘drug’ dog, named Wilson was seen sniffing cars parked in the school’s parking lot.

Girl Scouts hold recruiting event


Girls in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to a recruitment event for Girl Scouts on Monday, Sept. 29. Girl Scouts of Port Aransas Troop 9826, are inviting all who are interested to stop by anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. at the Girl Scout Hut, 739 W. Ave. A....

Star artist

Star artist


H.G. Olsen Elementary School fifth grader Ezekiel Ortiz was honored by having his Christmas card (right) chosen for the holiday artist competition at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi. At left, Ortiz, who is diagnosed with leukemia, poses by a star he was given. Above, his principal, Gina McKeever, and...

Board talks student health

Board talks student health


Drug testing has been a topic of discussion for Port Aransas ISD for several weeks now and on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at a board of trustees regular meeting Superintendent Wayne Johnson invited Pinnacle CEO and president Dr. Harvey Graves to talk about his program. Drug testing was passed 6-1 by...

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