The sky’s no limit

The sky’s no limit

Van Baalen went from Port Aransas to NASA

One of the people who helped make NASA’s recent Orion flight successful is a man who grew up in Port...

RV beach camping fee could happen

RV beach camping fee could happen


Port Aransas city officials are working on a plan to possibly begin charging a fee for camping on the beach...

Good start

Good start


About three dozen folks turned out for the 2015 New Year’s Meander on Thursday, Jan. 1. Sponsored by the Port...

Officer conduct

Officer conduct

Port Aransas police try out body cameras

Police nationwide came under heavy scrutiny last year, with the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New...

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Governor-for- Life, Perry is moving on


John C. White, over the 26 years he was Texas agriculture commissioner, developed a saying: At a political funeral, it’s better to be a pallbearer...

Mario Cuomo: His rhetoric vs. versus record


How precious in the sight of progressives was one of their saints, Mario Cuomo, the three-term governor of New York who died last week at...

Rock on, PAPHA!


When it was announced that the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association had secured the old “kit house” and was going to move it adjacent...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue.- Thur. 1 – 2 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1-5 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue. – Thur. 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,...

Marlins take first place at Randolph Tournament

Marlins take first place at Randolph Tournament


The Marlins brought home a first place win at the Randolph Air Force Base Boys Basketball Tournament held Dec. 30 and 31 in Universal City. The Marlins opened the tournament...

Marlins take down Woodsboro in first district game, 89-10

Marlins take down Woodsboro in first district game, 89-10


The Marlins brought the heat on Friday, Jan. 2, against the Woodsboro High School Eagles in their first district game of the season, winning by an insane 79 points, 89-10....

Ingleside Mustangs defeated by Marlins

Ingleside Mustangs defeated by Marlins


The Marlins took on the Ingleside High School Mustangs on Monday, Dec. 29, in Ingleside for the win, 58-32. The Marlins started the first quarter by putting an 11-point distance...

Tough time at Aggieland

Tough time at Aggieland

Lady Marlins face stiff competition at tourney

The Lady Marlins took some tough losses at the Aggieland Invitational Tournament in Bryan and College Station, Dec. 29 and 30, winning one game out of the four they played....

JV posts big win

JV posts big win


Staff photo by Joe Martinez The JV Lady Marlins had a strong win at home against the Woodsboro High School JV Lady Eagles, 40-5, on Friday, Jan. 2. The first...

Lady Marlins clobber Woodsboro Lady Eagles

Lady Marlins clobber Woodsboro Lady Eagles


After a string of losses at the Aggieland Invitational Tournament in Bryan and College Station, Dec. 29 and 30, the Lady Marlins came back with a district game win against...


The sky’s no limit

The sky’s no limit

Van Baalen went from Port Aransas to NASA

One of the people who helped make NASA’s recent Orion flight successful is a man who grew up in Port Aransas and has spent more than 25 years working for...

RV beach camping fee could happen

RV beach camping fee could happen


Port Aransas city officials are working on a plan to possibly begin charging a fee for camping on the beach in an RV. City staff will present the plan to...

Good start

Good start


About three dozen folks turned out for the 2015 New Year’s Meander on Thursday, Jan. 1. Sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, the 2,015-meter walk was held...

Officer conduct

Officer conduct

Port Aransas police try out body cameras

Police nationwide came under heavy scrutiny last year, with the events that unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York. Among the excessive force and brutality topics that have...

‘Sin, Sex and the CIA’

‘Sin, Sex and the CIA’

Comedy to open Thursday at Port Aransas Community Theatre

Make your way to the Port Aransas Community Theatre for “Sin, Sex and the CIA,” an adult comedy opening on Thursday, Jan. 8. The production will run Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 8-11, 15- 18, and 22-25. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Directors are Emily Regier...

‘The Goldfinch’ is topic of book club on Tuesday


The story of a boy who loses his mother, gains a painting and his journey through life is the discussion topic at the next meeting of the Ellis Memorial Library’s book club on Tuesday, Jan. 13. “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt will be discussed at the meeting, which begins at...

Ensle is set to perform at concert


George Ensle, a Texas singer and songwriter, opens the Winter Sounds concert series on Monday, Jan. 12, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The free concert is from 7 to 9 p.m., and concessions are available for purchase at the PACT, 2327 State Hwy. 361. Ensle began performing as a...

Library is seeking donations for sale


While you are cleaning up the post-holiday clutter, take any books, DVDs, audiobooks on CD or music CDs gathering dust at your home and donate them to the annual Ellis Memorial Library Book Sale. The library is looking for any of these items in good condition to add to the...

VFW dinners start Saturday


Dinner and dancing every Saturday night at the VFW Post 8967 begins on Saturday, Jan. 10. The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW sponsors these weekly Saturday night dinners. On Saturday evening, hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and beans are on the menu; all for a donation of $8 per person. Dinner...

That’s a wrap

That’s a wrap


Photographed at the City of Port Aransas Public Works Department, Craig Davidson of Eagle Eye Signs puts a ‘wrap’ illustration on a new garbage truck that the city recently purchased. The illustration carries anti-litter messages on it. The truck was bought specifically to pick up new ‘toter’ style garbage cans...

Happy ‘noon’ year!

Happy ‘noon’ year!


Revelers toast the new year of 2015 some 12 hours early during the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department’s Noon Year’s Eve celebration at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park. The event was held at noon Dec. 31 for folks who didn’t want to stay up all the...

Green Team seeks items for auction


Donations are wanted for the UTMSI Green Team’s silent auction and drawing to be held on Saturday, Feb. 7. Items being sought include handmade jewelry, pottery, stationary, totes, original artwork, gift baskets, gift certificates etc. Proceeds from the event will support the mission of the UTMSI Green Team. The UTMSI...

Sign up now for citywide sale; deadlines near for map and ad


It’s time to clean out your unwanted items and get them sorted and priced for the annual Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, Jan. 17. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Port Aransas Beautiful sponsor the event. Individual homes and businesses participating in the citywide sale...

Stuff to do and see

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...

Boatloads of fun

Boatloads of fun


Folks partied at the Farley Boat Works on Saturday, Jan. 3, at the First Saturday celebration. The boat works begins commemorating its 100th anniversary this year and will have events planned throughout 2015 to celebrate the milestone. Clockwise from upper...

101 years

101 years

Milestone in history of school district celebrated

Homecoming and 101 Years of Excellence in Education will be celebrated at Port Aransas High School on Thursday, Jan. 8, through Saturday, Jan. 10. Events kick off with a pep rally on Thursday followed by campus tours and homecoming festivities on Friday and a Lunch on the Lawn (actually in...

Personal responsibility is key

Personal responsibility is key

Education notes

I learned early on in life that excuses were not going to be tolerated. I thank my parents for teaching me lessons like these: “I don’t ever want to hear from the school unless it is good news.” “Your teacher is right, you are a student. When you become a...

Getting air

Getting air


Clayton Hornbuckle goes airborn up a ramp at the skate park at Port Aransas Community Park on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

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