Flocking together

Whooper festival starts on Thursday

Avid birders, photographers and nature lovers will descend on Port Aransas Thursday to Sunday, Feb.19 to 22, for the 2015...

Fly by

Fly by


A male northern shoveler duck flies past birders at Leonabelle Birding Center, off Port Street in Port Aransas, on Saturday,...

Rescued

Rescued


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) animal rehabilitator Andrew Orgill holds Melissa, a peregrine falcon who’s a permanent resident at the ARK,...

No challengers yet in local elections


With the filing deadline less than two weeks away, no contested races have developed yet for city council or school...

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Straus no pushover for Patrick

Well, that didn’t take long. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the new presiding officer of the Texas Senate, is continuing his brash and outspoken brand of...

Learn from history

Austin is a traffic nightmare that, according to a story last year on NPR (National Public Radio), can’t be solved. According to the story, if...

President Obama, America’s Nero

President Theodore Roosevelt said, “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” More than a century later, President Barack Obama speaks loudly (and incessantly) and carries...

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., Fri. 8...

Old-Lympics

Old-Lympics

Tournament pairs locals with residents to foster camaraderie

Tennis players partnered with players whose ages, added together, amounted to 100 or more and took to the courts for the 21st annual Winter Old-Lympics on Saturday and Sunday, Feb....

Garrett is optmistic about upcoming baseball season

Garrett is optmistic about upcoming baseball season


The Marlin baseball season is getting ready to go into full swing on Tuesday, March 3, against the Yorktown High School Wildcats. Fresh off a scrimmage in Goliad on Thursday,...

PAHS opens season with the ‘big boys’

PAHS opens season with the ‘big boys’


Playing the “big boys” at the Class 5A Flour Bluff High School junior varsity tennis tournament last week, the Class 2A Port Aransas High School team held its own. Lauren...

PAHS golf starts season with Alice tournament

PAHS golf starts season with Alice tournament


The Marlin golf team competed in their first tournament of the season at the Alice Municipal Golf Course on Monday, Feb 9. The tournament scheduled 4A and 5A junior varsity...

‘Big Blue’ blows away Ben Bolt Badgers, 86-31

‘Big Blue’ blows away Ben Bolt Badgers, 86-31


The Marlins took on the Ben Bolt High School Badgers for Port Aransas’ Parent Night on Tuesday, Feb. 10, winning 86-10. The Marlins exploded in the first quarter, taking a...

Marlins wreck shop against Bobcats, 52-41

Marlins wreck shop against Bobcats, 52-41


In their last home game of the regular season, the Marlins took on the Refugio High School Bobcats, winning, 52- 41, on Friday, Feb. 13. The first half looked rough...

Bi-district bye

Bi-district bye

Lady Marlins earn top seed in playoffs

In their district tiebreaker, the Lady Marlins took on the Lady Pirates of London High School in Taft on Saturday, Feb. 14, winning, 50-45,.Winning the tiebreaker, the Lady Marlins claimed...

Ladies bash Ben Bolt, 62-17

Ladies bash Ben Bolt, 62-17


In their last home game of the regular season, the Lady Marlins put the brakes on the Lady Badgers of Ben Bolt on Tuesday, Feb. 9, winning 62-17. The Lady...


Flocking together

Whooper festival starts on Thursday

Avid birders, photographers and nature lovers will descend on Port Aransas Thursday to Sunday, Feb.19 to 22, for the 2015 annual Whooping Crane Festival. Those who registered early are encouraged...

Fly by

Fly by


A male northern shoveler duck flies past birders at Leonabelle Birding Center, off Port Street in Port Aransas, on Saturday, Feb, 14. The birding center will be among sites that...

Rescued

Rescued


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) animal rehabilitator Andrew Orgill holds Melissa, a peregrine falcon who’s a permanent resident at the ARK, on the grounds of the University of Texas Marine Science...

No challengers yet in local elections


With the filing deadline less than two weeks away, no contested races have developed yet for city council or school board elections. The filing period closes on Feb. 27, and...

Vrooom! Vrooom!

Vrooom! Vrooom!


If you were within two or three blocks of the action on Saturday, Feb. 14, you could hear the sound of engines revving. All that noise was the Hobbs Poker Run and custom car show that involved a drive from Corpus Christi to Stingrays Taphouse and Grill in Port Aransas....

Dash

Kiwanis Beach Dash run, walk set Saturday

Put on your running shoes and get out to the beach on Saturday, Feb. 21, for the 11th annual Kiwanis Beach Dash. Pre-register for the 10k or 5k run, two-mile walk and Kid’s Dash at www.portaransasbeachdash.com. Pre-registration for the Kids’ Dash is $15, and all other events are $20 each....

Musical comedy ends run Sunday at PACT

‘Church Basement Ladies’

As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end;” unfortunately the musical comedy “The Church Basement Ladies” will end its run on Sunday, Feb. 22. The production, which has been playing to sell-out crowds, runs Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 19-22. Show times are Thursday Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and...

Sandy Awards

Best plays, actors, directors of 2014 to be honored Sunday

Attend the Sandy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22, and find out what play has been voted the best production of 2014 as well as what actors and directors will receive the coveted award. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361. “...

Chugging along

Chugging along


Craig Comeaux of Port Aransas steers his flats boat through Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor on Friday, Feb. 13. City officials are set to discuss results of a new study assessing operations at the marina and the possible need for a second public marina to be built.

Birding talk set at UTMSI Thursday

Birding talk set at UTMSI Thursday


Find out about the birding sites in Port Aransas and the variety of species found here at the free lecture hosted by The University of Texas Marine Science Institute on Thursday, Feb. 19. Scott Holt, a research fellow at UTMSI and captain of the Port Aransas Big Sit Classic team...

Dance, dine at VFW


Saturday night dinner and dancing at the VFW Post 8967 is becoming very popular and seating is limited. Homemade potato dumplings with ham and a dessert of sherbet and wafers is on the menu for the dinner scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. A donation of $8 per plate is...

Style Show tickets on sale now


Find out what’s new in spring and summer fashions at the annual “Fashion and Flip Flops-Island Style” style show presented by the Port Aransas Garden Club on Thursday, March 5. Tickets to the event are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and proceeds go toward PAGC landscaping projects...

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...

Concert cancelled; cruise, more slated


Days and nights are filled with things to do at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries. The PA Rockers concert scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 21, has been canceled due to one of the Rockers’ critical illness. All those who have purchased tickets may get a refund at the JELM office. Folks...

No roof, no problem

No roof, no problem

Remembering good times at the Port Theatre

The 87th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, and that’s as good an excuse as any to take a look back at a time when Port Aransas had its very own movie theater. For decades, the Port...

The show must go on

The show must go on

Education notes

Having taught band in the Port Aransas ISD since 1965, I have seen a lot of changes and have had many memorable experiences. To name them all would require much more space than this article, but one of the most memorable comes immediately to mind. In 1979, the Port Aransas...

A lovely time

A lovely time


Dancing under a strand of pink and red balloons during the Valentine’s dance at Brundrett Middle School are, in front, from left, McKenzie Krott, Tamara Whiteside and Kallee Castleberry; and, behind them, from left, Michael Mendoza, Gus Adams and Christian Pitney. The dance was on Friday, Feb. 13.

Book Fair opens Monday


Books, posters and more will be on sale at the Scholastic Book Fair at H.G. Olsen Elementary School library. The fair will be held Monday, Feb.23, through Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. each day. It also will be open on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for Family Nite until...

Walk it

Event set for Feb. 21 designed to raise awareness of type 1 diabetes

Students from Port Aransas ISD, their parents and the general public are invigted to walk in support of type 1 diabetes on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Roberts Point Park. Type 1 diabetes, otherwise known as juvenile diabetes, affects a larger than average number of kids...

Young leaders report

Young leaders report

Rotary remarks

Our speakers last week were Vivian Nahn and George Clower, 10th graders who went to our RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award – camp weekend earlier this month. Port Aransas High School Principal Sharon McKinney accompanied them to our meeting. RYLA is Rotary’s youth leadership training program for youth. Activities...

Tryouts

Thursday, Friday for coach pitch, boys kid pitch

Tryouts are set for Little League teams on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 19 and 20, at the Port Aransas Community Park, 700 Clark Pkwy., just off Ross Avenue. Coach pitch tryouts are from 4 to 5 p. m. and boys’kid-pitch is from 5 to 6 p.m. Players may attend either...

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