Inching toward freedom

Inching toward freedom


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Director Tony Amos holds a waterproof camera low to film a sea turtle as it makes...

Man killed on 361

Man killed on 361


A Port Aransas man was killed after being struck by a truck on State Hwy. 361 on Sunday, Oct. 12,...

On the rocks

On the rocks


Numerous anglers walk along the south jetty on a recent day, despite crashing waves. Folks have been catching trout, gafftop,...

Bag ban vote scheduled

Bag ban vote scheduled

Port Aransas council addresses issue Thursday

If things go as planned, Port Aransas citizens soon will learn how their full city council leans on a proposal...

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Davis ad nails Abbott’s stance on other victims

Wendy Davis’s TV ad with a shot of a wheelchair sparked a firestorm – including a blast from the Greg Abbott campaign, calling it “disgusting.”...

Laid back can go too far

Port Aransas is known for being a laidback kind of place. That’s our Song to the Siren, so to speak. It draws us in and,...

Rebuilding Gaza for next attack

After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is “after.” Last weekend at a conference...

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.,...

PAHS cross country gears up for district meet

PAHS cross country gears up for district meet


Port Aransas High School cross country coach Steve Reaves said he feels good about where his team is at this time of the year after the Miller meet at West...

Four medal from BMS

Four medal from BMS


The Brundrett Middle School cross country team continues to improve its running times each week, coach Jonathan Sheffield said. The group competed at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on...


Inching toward freedom

Inching toward freedom


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) Director Tony Amos holds a waterproof camera low to film a sea turtle as it makes its way toward the water at the beach in Port...

Man killed on 361

Man killed on 361


A Port Aransas man was killed after being struck by a truck on State Hwy. 361 on Sunday, Oct. 12, according to the Port Aransas Police Department. Police said Dustin...

On the rocks

On the rocks


Numerous anglers walk along the south jetty on a recent day, despite crashing waves. Folks have been catching trout, gafftop, whiting, Spanish mackerel and flounder lately at the jetties.

Bag ban vote scheduled

Bag ban vote scheduled

Port Aransas council addresses issue Thursday

If things go as planned, Port Aransas citizens soon will learn how their full city council leans on a proposal to ban plastic shopping bags at points of sale in...

Port Aransas celebrates 104th birthday with festival

Port Aransas celebrates 104th birthday with festival


Old Town Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, is a daylong celebration of Port Aransas’ 104th birthday. Sponsored by the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA,) the festival is filled with events for the entire family. The day kicks off at 9 a.m., and activities continue until the afternoon. •...

Boatworks celebrates tradition


Three days of celebrating eight decades of plywood boat building will begin on Friday, Oct. 17, and continue through Sunday, Oct. 19. Farley Boat Works in conjunction with the Traditional Small Craft Association will host the “plyWooden” Boat Festival, which runs concurrently with the Old Town Festival. Many of the...

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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...

Early balloting starts Monday


Attention, ballot watchers: Early voting begins on Monday, Oct. 20 and ends Friday, Oct. 31. Election Day will be on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Voters will decide on races ranging from Nueces County judge to governor. In Port Aransas, early voting will be at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St.,...

Auditions for comedy are Saturday, Sunday


Actors are needed for a comedy production coming to the Port Aransas Community Theatre in January. Emily Reiger, who most recently directed “ Til Beth Do Us Part” at the PACT, will direct “Sin, Sex and the CIA.” Auditions will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10 a.m. and...

Family Dance Night moves indoors Oct. 16


Put on your dancing shoes and take the whole family to Family Dance Night on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Family Dance Night has moved indoors to Sharkey’s Beach Club, 2600 State Hwy. 361. Hosted by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, live music...

VFW to offer pink pumpkins for Halloween


Stop by the VFW Post 8967 on Saturday, Oct. 25, and pick up a pink pumpkin to decorate for Halloween. The VFW Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring the second annual Pink Pumpkin Patch beginning at 10 a.m. Pink pumpkins are available for a donation and all proceeds go to cancer research....

Regatta

Regatta


Dozens of boats poured into Port Aransas during the 27th annual Harvest Moon Regatta, held Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 9 to 12. Sailboats traveled from Galveston to Port Aransas. Above: A group of boats enter the Aransas Pass on Friday, Oct. 10. Right: Vessels head past San Jose Island. Below:...

Sidewalks to be part of State Hwy. 361 project


With two auto-pedestrian fatalities on State Hwy. 361 in Port Aransas this year, some community members might be wondering when that stretch of road will get sidewalks. The Texas Department of Transportation ( TxDOT) has been planning for many months to widen the highway from Avenue G to Beach Access...

Paint coastal scene

Paint coastal scene

Art Center

Sign up now for the popular Wine, Whine and Design class to be held on Sunday, Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. at the Port Aransas Art Center. Participants will paint a coastal boat scene one step at a time in the class led by artist Arlene Hughes. The art center provides...

Art About town

Art About town


Art enthusiasts poured into studios and galleries throughout Port Aransas on Saturday, Oct. 11, for the eighth annual PA Art About. The event is sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center. The event featured self-guided tours to 16 studios, galleries...

Career day

Career day


Steven James of Corpus Christi spoke to Brundrett Middle School students about his career in music on Friday, Oct. 10. A guitar player, singer and songwriter, he plays Texas rock throughout the state with stops each year in Los Angeles and Nashville. His latest single is called ‘Best of Your...

SHAC reassembled

SHAC reassembled


The Port Aransas ISD Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC) is reborn, according to co chair and PAISD nurse Melissa Ramsden. The group had its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 14, to get the year started. SHAC’s purpose is to make a recommendation and /or provide information to school board members...

The ‘School Restaurant’

The ‘School Restaurant’

Education notes

School food service is an evolving business. Cafeteria revenue is generated from two sources. 1. Student and adult paid meals and 2. Federal reimbursements per meal served to qualified students in the National School Lunch Program (free and reduced programs). Student meal costs range from $1.50 to $1.75 for breakfast...

School ranks top five percent


Port Ar ans as Hi gh School received a silver medal after ranking in the top five percent of the nation’s high schools, according to the U.S. News and World Report’s website and PAHS principal Sharon McKinney. The website ranks approximately 19,000 schools, including charter and magnet schools across the...

PAISD gets a handle on lice


H. G. Olsen Elementary School Principal Gina McKeever and secretary Kathy Forrest agreed that the problem with lice right now is about as pesky of a nussance as it every year, and district nurse Melissa Ramsden agreed. “If I were to check students in every grade level, I’m sure at...

Festival to offer candy, games, fun

Parent Teacher Organization

The Parent Teacher Organization is asking every H.G. Olsen Elementary School student to bring a large bag of candy to their classrooms by Monday, Oct. 20, in preparation for the for the annual Fall Festival, PTO president and organizer Cyndi Christenson said. The festival begins on Friday, Oct. 24, at...

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