Vroom!

Vroom!

Golf cart, beach permit numbers jump

It wasn’t just your imagination. You really did see more people on the beach in Port Aransas this past year,...

Let loose

Let loose


A sea turtle is released at Mile Marker 35 on the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, Nov. 23. A...

Council says yes again to ban on bags

Council says yes again to ban on bags


Meeting in a chamber packed with concerned citizens, the Port Aransas City Council approved a second reading of an ordinance...

Petitt resigns

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Democratic top of ticket is moving on


The first-ever female ticket for Texas governor and lieutenant governor – Democratic state Sens. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Leticia Van de Putte of...

Plenty to be thankful for


Thanksgiving is the one holiday that focuses on family, food and quiet reflection. For that I am thankful. Reflecting on those things for which I...

Teaching hate


The murder on Tuesday, Nov. 18, of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem...

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 split with Bobcats

Marlins split with Bobcats


The Brundrett Middle School Marlins had their ups and downs against the Refugio Junior High School Bobcats, winning the seventh grade game, tying the “B” team game and losing the...

Ladies land Classic

Ladies land Classic


The Lady Marlins varsity team was victorious this weekend by coming in first at the Marlin Classic and winning the four games they played. Co- MVPs for the Classic were...

PAHS trounces Panthers

PAHS trounces Panthers

48-45

In a tight game against the Aransas Pass Lady Panthers, the varsity Lady Marlins came out on top with a win of 48-45 on Tuesday, Nov. 18. The game, held...

Marlins take second in classic

Marlins take second in classic


The varsity Marlins came in second place at the Marlin Classic winning three of their four games this Thursday-Saturday Nov. 20-22. All-tournament honors for Port Aransas High School went to...


Vroom!

Vroom!

Golf cart, beach permit numbers jump

It wasn’t just your imagination. You really did see more people on the beach in Port Aransas this past year, and you did see more golf carts on the town’s...

Let loose

Let loose


A sea turtle is released at Mile Marker 35 on the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, Nov. 23. A number of sea turtles were released after being rehabilitated at...

Council says yes again to ban on bags

Council says yes again to ban on bags


Meeting in a chamber packed with concerned citizens, the Port Aransas City Council approved a second reading of an ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags at points of sale. An...

Petitt resigns
Art show

Art show

KPAB fundraiser is Sunday

View and buy work from local artists on Sunday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m., at a benefit art show for Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB). The annual art show, “Our Footprints on the Island,” is at La Playa Mexican Grille, 222 E. Beach St. “ The artwork represents...

Recycle and reuse

Recycle and reuse


Folks came out on Saturday, Nov. 22, for the E-recycle, Plant and Book Swap hosted by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful and the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. More than 1,000 pounds of electronics were donated, which will be recycled through STS Electronics Recycling. In addtion, 35 cell...

Stained glass class slated for Tuesday


Sign up now to take a class on stained glass art offered by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will take home an ornament or another piece that they have made in the class to be held...

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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 Aquasize Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10: 30 a. m. and Saturdays at 12 p. m. Community Park pool. Total body...

Shop Around offers discounts


Get your Christmas shopping done “Island Style” on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, and take advantage of discounts Port Aransas retailers will offer at the annual “ Port ‘A’ Holiday Shop Around.” The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau sponsors the fourth annual event. “We are so pleased...

Designing a red bird

Designing a red bird


Participants in the Wine, Whine and Design class held at the Port Aransas Art Center on Sunday, Nov. 23, watch as Norma Gafford demonstrates how to paint the bird’s legs. Shown from left are Shirley Ehman of San Antonio, E. Starr of Corpus Christi, Kelli Barton of Port Aransas, Shawn...

Tree lighting Dec. 4


Holiday festivities in Port Aransas kick off on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Roberts Point Park with the lighting of the city Christmas tree. Mayor Keith McMullin will start things off at 6:30 p.m. with a special message and the lighting of the tree. The celebration continues after the tree lighting...

Homes and businesses may enter lights contest


Display your Christmas spirit by decorating your house, RV, individual condo or business and entering the annual Port Aransas Garden Club’s Christmas Lights Contest. Contact contest chairman Angie Fry at (817) 578-7513 or email her at fryangie@yahoo.com by Saturday, Dec. 13, to enter the contest. Folks are welcome to enter...

Shop at Bazaar Dec. 6


Plan to stop by Trinity-bythe Sea Episcopal Church on Saturday, Dec. 6, to do a little Christmas shopping at the annual Christmas Bazaar. The bazaar is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church’s fellowship hall, 433 Trojan Ave . Unique Christmas gifts and decorations as well as...

Tree building

Tree building


The JELM Center hosted a Christmas tree crafting Thursday, Nov. 20.

Marlins a ‘Classic’ act

Marlins a ‘Classic’ act


Port Aransas High School hosted the Marlin Classic basketball tournament from Thursday, Nov. 20, to Saturday, Nov. 22, and supporters made sure to cheer on the Marlins and Lady Marlins varsity teams. From top: Concession stands were busy on Thursday...

Farmer 3

Farmer 3


By sets of three, Farmer 3 lines up her animals vowing to not kill her turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner. The H. G. Olsen Elementary School first grade class put on the play for Thanksgiving each year. This year’s presentation was held on Friday, Nov. 21.

BMS Student Council thinks big

BMS Student Council thinks big

Education notes

As president of the Student Council here in Port Aransas, I oversee many of the school activities and events that take place. It is because of our amazing staff, and our highly motivated parents and community that we are successful in our endeavors. Without our supporters, the students of Port...

Winners all

Winners all


Scott Skinner, aka Bones McCraken, at left, goes over some rules before students from Heather Collins’ second grade class at Olsen Elementary School and Suzane Casias’ eighth grade class at Brundrett Middle School are taken on a cruise by Red Dragon Pirate Cruises. The students were rewarded with the cruise...

Science Fair winners named

Science Fair winners named


The H.G. Olsen Science Fair was a scientific success on Wednesday, Nov. 19. After weeks of determination, fourth and fifth graders were awarded first, second and third places for their skillfuly crafted projects. That Wednesday morning and afternoon, judges from the community interviewed students on the presentation of their projects,...

VFW awards winners

VFW awards winners

Essay and speech contests

The Port Aransas VFW Post 8967 and its Ladies Auxiliary recognized both Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School students at the PAISD school board meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 19, for participating in essay and speech scholarship contests. BMS students were asked to write a 300-400 word essay on the...

One-act play on stage at high school


The Port Aransas High School Marlin Masqueraders and theatre department are presenting “An Evening of Holiday Joy,” which features the one act play “Christmas, Inc.,” by Walter Kerr. The play is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, at the PAHS second story stage and is free. Performers include Kip...

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