What’s ‘SUP’

What’s ‘SUP’


Riding a stand-up paddle board, or SUP for short, Teddy Nicholson of Port Aransas cranks off a turn on a...

Prepping for the party

Merchants hope for strong Spring Break

Though weather forecasts look foreboding, Port Aransas merchants are hoping for a profitable Spring Break, with many schools letting out...

Found art

Found art


Manezmii Fernandez, 4, of San Antonio checks out a sand castle she found on the beach in Port Aransas on...

Traffic plan set for holiday

Traffic plan set for holiday


With two Spring Break weeks this year, Port Aransas residents will notice a spike in two things: tourists and traffic....

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Van de Putte leaves Senate to seek election as SA mayor

The emotion behind state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte’s farewell to her Senate colleagues Feb. 24 was summed up by Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. She...

So much to do, so little time

The definition of retired, I’ve been told, is getting “retired” – as in tired all over again. In Port Aransas, I can see why! Holy...

Bibi at the barricade

The White House opposes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to Congress, but not because the speech has political implications, coming as it does just...

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...

Baseball clinic set for Saturday

Baseball clinic set for Saturday


Kids ages 4 to 14 are invited to a baseball clinic on Saturday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will be held at the Port Aransas...

Marlin seniors

Marlin seniors


Seniors Jackson Willoughby (from left), Austin Scott, Markus Marion and Tyler Leonard pose for a shot on Tuesday, Feb. 3, after their last regular season game against the Premont High...

2014-15 all district selections

2014-15 all district selections


Several Lady Marlins were honored with all district selctions for Class 2A. Ali Gallegos (from left) was named academic all distrct, Carlie Munoz was named second team all district, Lauren...

Marlins advance to regional quarterfinal round of playoffs

Marlins advance to regional quarterfinal round of playoffs


Winning, 64-38, the Marlins advanced to regional quarterfinal round of playoffs in the area round against the Beavers of Falls City on Friday, Feb. 27 in Woodsboro. The Marlins played...

Lady Marlins knocked out of playoffs by Lady Horns

Lady Marlins knocked out of playoffs by Lady Horns


The Lady Marlins were knocked out of the playoffs in the regional tournament on Friday, Feb. 27, by the Schulenburg High School Lady Horns, 40-57, in New Braunfels. The Lady...

Marlins fall at Taft Tournament

Marlins fall at Taft Tournament


The Marlins had a tough time at a tournament in Taft, leaving empty handed with three losses on Feb. 26 and 27. The Marlins first played the Taft High School...

Medals won despite tough competition in Aransas Pass

Medals won despite tough competition in Aransas Pass


A journey across “the ditch” to Aransas Pass proved to be rough rowing for the Port Aransas High School tennis team. Competition was held for the varsity on Thursday, Feb....

Lady Marlins pick up win


The Lady Marlins softball team competed in the Woodsboro High School Softball Tournament Feb. 26-27, picking up one win out of four games. The Lady Marlins first took on the...

Lady Marlins get blanked at home

Lady Marlins get blanked at home


The Lady Marlin softball team came up empty handed in a loss to the Robstown High School Lady Cottonpickers, 0-16, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at home. The girls played a...

Men’s softball

League start date changes

The date has changed for the start of the Port Aransas Spring Men’s Softball league; games will begin on Thursday, March 12. “Interested teams may still sign up for the...


What’s ‘SUP’

What’s ‘SUP’


Riding a stand-up paddle board, or SUP for short, Teddy Nicholson of Port Aransas cranks off a turn on a wave near Horace Caldwell Pier on a recent day when...

Prepping for the party

Merchants hope for strong Spring Break

Though weather forecasts look foreboding, Port Aransas merchants are hoping for a profitable Spring Break, with many schools letting out during the week of March 9 to 13 and another...

Found art

Found art


Manezmii Fernandez, 4, of San Antonio checks out a sand castle she found on the beach in Port Aransas on a recent day. She and her parents, Michael and Alexandra...

Traffic plan set for holiday

Traffic plan set for holiday


With two Spring Break weeks this year, Port Aransas residents will notice a spike in two things: tourists and traffic. This year’s Spring Break will run March 6-22, and according...

Trendy

Trendy

PAGC hosts ‘Fashion and Flip Flops’ style show Thursday at Civic Center

Tickets will be available for $30 at the door on Thursday, March 5, at the annual “Fashion and Flip Flops-Island Style” style show presented by the Port Aransas Garden Club. All proceeds from the annual show go toward PAGC landscaping projects throughout the city and scholarships for Port Aransas High...

All member show is Friday

All member show is Friday

Port Aransas Art Center

Art, live music and refreshments are on tap at the next First Friday reception on Friday, March 6, at the Port Aransas Art Center. The annual Tiddle Caylor All Member Show reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Member artists show their works beginning Friday, March 6, through Friday, March...

Paddles up!

Fundraising dinner, auction benefits boat works, museum

Some tickets are still available for the Port Aransas Museum dinner and auction fundraiser on Saturday, March 7. Table seating for eight is available for $1,500, $1,800 and $2,500. Individual tickets also are available for $150. The event, which benefits the Port Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works, begins at...

Zahn gives port talk

Rotary remarks

Our speaker Feb 26 was Rotarian Charlie Zahn, who is a Commissioner on the Port of Corpus Christi Authority. Charlie is also the chairman of the Nueces County Board of Park Commissioners. He is a 63-year member of the Boy Scouts and the recipient of the Silver Beaver award. He...

‘Deafening’ is book club topic


Profound hearing loss, family relationships, young love and a world war will be the topics discussed at the meeting of the Ellis Memorial Library’s book club on Tuesday, March 10. “Deafening,” by Francis Itani will be discussed at the meeting beginning at 6 p.m. The blogspot Speak Up Librarian provided...

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...

Owens seeks to serve on city council, Place 3

Owens seeks to serve on city council, Place 3


Beth Owens, candidate for Place 3 on the Port Aransas City Council, released the following statement regarding her candidacy. “First, I want to thank the South Jetty for giving every candidate the opportunity to allow us to submit our statements to your paper. “I came down to visit Port Aransas...

Shelton looks foward to return to ISD board

Shelton looks foward to return to ISD board


First, I would like to say thank you to the citizens of Port Aransas for allowing me to serve on the PAISD Board of Trustees for the past three years. It has been an adventure to say the least! One enters into such a journey with the hopes of continuing...

Stocking up

Stocking up


Coastal Bend Ice employees Nathan Brown, left, and Matti Parker unload a delivery of ice at the Family Center IGA loading dock on Friday, Feb. 27. Businesses all over Port Aransas are stocking up for Spring Break.

State Hwy. 361

Commission approves passing lane funding

If you’re tired of getting stuck behind slow-moving traffic on State Hwy. 361, help’s on the way. The Texas Transportation Commission has approved plans for an $11.8 million project to create passing lanes along the highway between the area of Beach Access Road 1 and Park Road 22 on North...

Rockin’ on the waterfront

Rockin’ on the waterfront

PA Rockers pack house Wednesdays with oldies

You don’t need a time machine to hear the hits from the 50s and 60s in Port Aransas. Comprised of mostly Winter Texans, The PA Rockers have been jamming at Bernie’s Beach House since 2009. The group was put together...

Importance of physical education

Importance of physical education

Education notes

Physical education (PE) plays a critical role in educating the whole student. Physical education contributes directly to the development of physical competence and fitness. It also helps students make informed choices and understand the value of leading a physically active lifestyle. The benefits of physical education can affect both the...

Step right up

Step right up


Brundrett Middle School students Momo Lorette, left, and Jordan Jensen work the door at an all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast held at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria on Sunday, Feb. 22. The BMS Student Council sponsored the event to raise money to fund school dances, the annual eighth grade luncheon and...

Spring Break Camp slots filling quickly


If you are looking for something to keep your kids busy during Spring Break, enroll them in the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Spring Break Camp 2015. Spots are filling up quickly for the camp to be held Monday Friday, March 16-20, for kids in grades kindergarten through...

The stage is set

The stage is set


Aly Lipman (from left), Ali Gallegos, Emma Shannon, Charlotte Ramsden, Gabby Hawkins and Hunter Frost rehearse their one act play “SYLVIA” by A.R. Gurney on Tuesday, March 2. The play is about a man, his wife and his dog, Sylvia and is for pet lovers (and haters) alike. The play...

Registration for art camp open for kids


Registration is still open for the Spring Break Youth Art Camp Island Style, offered by the Port Aransas Art Center. The weeklong camp, for kids in grades three through five, is March 16-20. Instruction is from 1-3 p.m. and costs $50 per child for the week of instruction. During the...

Lifeguard certification classes to be held at Community Pool


Do you want to become a lifeguard at the Port Aransas Community Park pool this summer? If so, a lifeguard certification class is offered by the city of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The four-day class will be held Saturdays and Sundays, March 7-8 and 14-15, from 9 a.m....

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