Casino boat docks on Harbor Island

Casino boat docks on Harbor Island

Feeling lucky?

Proprietors of two casino vessels have announced plans to begin offshore gambling trips out of Aransas Pass, but one of...

Homecoming

Homecoming


Port Aransas High School crowned its homecoming king and queen in Doyle Marek Gym on Friday, Jan. 9. From left...

He’s got the look

He’s got the look

Port Aransan signs modeling contract

The Ford Modeling Agency is responsible for launching several high profile celebrity careers such as actors Channing Tatum and Kim...

Tractor trailer runs off State Hwy. 361

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Dan Patrick: Is he right or correct?

Few politicians these days, in Texas or elsewhere, have wrapped themselves in the flag of Jesus Christ more than the new lieutenant governor, Republican Dan...

Defend freedom of expression

When you stick your neck out and express your opinion, you have to know you’ll get a reaction and that it may not always be...

Is Paris burning?

The late Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times, Paul Conrad, frequently used religious symbols to illustrate his point of view. Conrad drew...

Island Agenda


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

7th grade Marlins take consolation

7th grade Marlins take consolation


The Banquete Seventh Grade Tournament on Saturday, Jan. 10, was “a tale of two games,” according to coach Kris Jones who was filling in for the Brundrett Middle School Marlins...

Marlins outscore A-T Redfish, 43-25

Marlins outscore A-T Redfish, 43-25


Two Brundrett Middle School eighth grade Marlins scored in the double digits to lead their team to a 43-25 win over Austwell-Tivoli. The game was played in Port Aransas on...

JV Marlins wop London


The JV Marlins took on the London High School Pirates on Tuesday, Jan. 6, in Corpus Christi, winning 36 to 23. The Marlins outscored the Pirates in the first quarter...

BMS Ladies lose by 1

BMS Ladies lose by 1


A break-down on defense in the fourth quarter left the Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins with a 1-point loss to Austwell-Tivoli. The ladies took to their home court for the...

Marlins stop Eagles, 88-20

Marlins stop Eagles, 88-20

Varsity dominates in homecoming encounter

The Marlins bested the Benavides High School Eagles during the Port Aransas High School homecoming game on Friday, Jan. 9, for a 68-point win, 88-20. The first quarter started strong...

Pirates made to walk the plank at home court

Pirates made to walk the plank at home court


The Marlins took on the London High School Pirates in Corpus Christi for a win, 67-53, on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The Marlins started with a seven-point lead against the Pirates...

JV scores big homecoming win

JV scores big homecoming win


The JV Marlins won their homecoming game against the Benavides High School Eagles on Friday, Jan. 9. The Port Aransas team dominated in the first quarter, shutting out the Eagles,...

Ladies put ‘hurt’ on Benavides

Ladies put ‘hurt’ on Benavides


The Lady Marlins won their homecoming game against the Benavides High School Lady Eagles on Friday, Jan. 9, by a score of 55-25. The first quarter put some flexible distance...

JV Ladies pluck Eagles

JV Ladies pluck Eagles


Keeping Benavides High School from scoring in the single digits per quarter, the JV Lady Marlins beat the Lady Eagles, 38-20, on Friday, Jan. 9, during the Port Aransas High...

Boosting the Blue

Boosting the Blue


Lady Marlin parents, family and supporters give it their all at a game in London on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The London squad got the best of the Lady Marlins, sending...


Casino boat docks on Harbor Island

Casino boat docks on Harbor Island

Feeling lucky?

Proprietors of two casino vessels have announced plans to begin offshore gambling trips out of Aransas Pass, but one of them appears much closer than the other to getting the...

Homecoming

Homecoming


Port Aransas High School crowned its homecoming king and queen in Doyle Marek Gym on Friday, Jan. 9. From left are homecoming queen Emma Shannon, homecoming king Jackson Willoughby, Carlie...

He’s got the look

He’s got the look

Port Aransan signs modeling contract

The Ford Modeling Agency is responsible for launching several high profile celebrity careers such as actors Channing Tatum and Kim Basinger and model Naomi Campbell. On Thursday, Jan. 8, Port...

Tractor trailer runs off State Hwy. 361
Citywide sale

Citywide sale

Garage sales slated Saturday

Garage sale enthusiasts should plan their routes and get ready to find bargains galore at the Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, Jan. 17. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Port Aransas Beautiful sponsor the annual event. The map to the various sale locations will be...

Comedy continues run at PACT


“A funny, rib-splitting, not to be missed comedy, ‘Sin, Sex and the CIA’, is now on stage at the Port Aransas Community Theatre,” said directors Emily Regier and Denise Keller. The production will run Thursday-Sunday, Jan. 15- 18, and 22-25. Show times are Thursday- Saturday at 7: 30 p. m....

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...

Creating

Creating


Participants enjoy learning how to make infinity scarves at a ‘We’re Having Fun’ activity sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The session was held in the Girl Scout Hut at 739 W. Ave. A. ‘We’re Having Fun’ sessions are free and open to...

Book club chooses Buckley work


A family drama about the secrets that people keep and events that can change a family’s life forever is the topic of the book choice for the February meeting of the Ellis Memorial Library’s book club. “The Deepest Secret,” by Carla Buckley will be discussed at the meeting on Tuesday,...

Election filing starts Jan. 28


Who will be candidates for Port Aransas offices in the May 9 elections? We’ll find out relatively soon. Filing for city the council and school board opens on Wednesday, Jan. 28, and continues through Feb. 27. Early voting will be April 27 to May 5. Prospective voters not already registered...

Dinin’ and dancin’

Dinin’ and dancin’


Folks stepped lively to the Rip Tones at the VFW Saturday Night Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 10. The VFW Post 8967 and the Ladies Auxiliary sponsor the weekly dinner and dance. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with the dancing at 6:30 p.m. Spaghetti is on the menu and music by...

City hits rental violators


In July last year, Port Aransas city officials said they were about to crack down on property owners who were allowing short-term rentals at houses in areas not zoned for that. This month, Rick Adams, the city’s planning and development director, said the city has obtained agreements from four such...

Fiery fix

Fiery fix


Throwing lots of sparks, Donald O’Brian uses a grinder to repair the bucket on a front-end loader at the Port Aransas Department of Public Works on a recent afternoon. The bucket was deteriorating from rust.

Allocation shows increase

Allocation shows increase


The first sales tax allocation to Port Aransas for 2015 stayed in the black at 7.84 percent over the same reporting period a year ago. The allocation is from sales tax collected in November, reported to the Texas State Comptroller’s office in December and disbursed to cities in January. Recently...

#Marlin Pride Runs Deep

#Marlin Pride Runs Deep

101 Years of Excellence in Education; homecoming are celebrated at PAISD

Port Aransas showed its school spirit and support last week during the Port Aransas Independent School District’s 101 Years of Excellence in Education celebration and Port Aransas High School’s homecoming week. Olsen Elementary School students were able to hear stories...

Drug testing comes to PAISD middle, high school students

Drug testing comes to PAISD middle, high school students


Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School students participating in extracurricular activities and parents were required to attend an orientation on Wednesday, Jan. 7, regarding Port Aransas Independent School Districts new random drug testing policy. The policy, passed last semester, goes into effect this month and students will begin...

Taking attendance

Taking attendance


Parents and students sign in at the random drug testing orientation at the Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School on Wednesday, Jan. 7. The orientation was mandatory for parents and students who participate in extracurricular activities at Brundrett Middle School and PAHS. The program will go into effect...

Unwrapping the present

Unwrapping the present

Education notes

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why it is called present.” -Eleanor Roosevelt Olsen Elementary School staff and students returned from the holiday break to see a question posted on the front hallway easel: “What are you looking forward to in 2015?” This question...

Alumni fun

Alumni fun


As part of the 101 Years of Excellence in Education celebration, an alumni basketball game was played on Saturday, Jan. 10, pitting alumni of different generations against the present day Marlins. Above, alumni cheerleaders are, back row from left: Laurie Kent, Sylvia Buttler, Tootie Barnes and Vivi Buttler. Front row...

All-you-can-eat waffle breakfast benefit set

Sunday, Jan. 18

How many waffles can you gobble up in one sitting? You can find out if you go to an all-you-can eat waffle breakfast at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 18. Advance tickets are available for $6.50 by contacting student council members...

2nd nine weeks/1st semester Honor Rolls

2nd nine weeks/1st semester Honor Rolls

PAISD

H.G. Olsen Elementary School A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Ella Currle, Linda Liu, Claire Pitre, Jonah Speck, Hunter Stunz 4th Grade Gabriella Campbell, Tres Garcia-Nesloney, Kris Jones, Gabriel Vickery 5th Grade Robbie Clark, Stefan Deason, Dominick Garcia, Sydney Herndon, David Kleinhans, Ian McClelland, Tommy McGrady, Hannah Ramsden, Ava Smith AB...

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