On patrol

On patrol

Spring Break ride-along proves to be eye-opening

I wouldn’t normally call the back of a cop car comfortable, but the Port Aransas Police Department has some pretty...

Group to do survey on housing

Group to do survey on housing


A group has put together a housing needs assessment survey as a tool to further its mission to find ways...

Changes coming to Port Street

Changes coming to Port Street


For years, Port Street has been a quiet place bordered largely by wild lands. But that’s about to change. With...

Girls are invited to marine science day March 28 at UTMSI


Girls in grades fifth through eighth must register by noon Friday, March 20, to attend the second annual Women in...

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Guv, Lite Guv: Talking easier than doing

New Texas governor Greg Abbott seems to be reaching out beyond his Republican base. After 12 years as Texas attorney general, he also seems to...

Housing survey critical

Coming up with housing that folks on school-teacher, bank teller, reporter, wait staff, housekeeping, carpenter, etc. level salaries is going to be a most difficult...

The power of forgiving

Turn on the news and you expect to see people of different races and politics denouncing each other. That’s why what happened last week on...

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...

State recognition

State recognition


Lady Marlins Madison Ray (left) and Summer Hernandez were named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association 2A All State team on Thursday, March 12.

Bulldogs fall to Marlins

Bulldogs fall to Marlins


Mustering up 11 hits and 11 runs, the Marlins took down the Three Rivers High School Bulldogs, 11-5. The seven-inning game was played on Saturday, March 14, in Three Rivers....

2014-15 Class 2A All-District

2014-15 Class 2A All-District


Several Marlin basketball players were honored for the 2014-2015 basketball season. Jackson Willoughby (from left) was named MVP and Academic All-District; Austin Scott was named First Team All-District and Academic...

Pirates walk the plank against Marlins, 3-5

Pirates walk the plank against Marlins, 3-5


Two runs by the Marlins in the 11th inning helped the Port Aransas team defeat the London High School Pirates, 5-3. The game, originally scheduled to be played at Whataburger...

IWA shuts out Port Aransas, 15-0

IWA shuts out Port Aransas, 15-0


The Marlins went scoreless in a bout against the Incarnate Word Academy Angels, losing, 0-15 in five innings. The game was held in the middle, Friday, March 13, of three...

Marlin ‘netters’ win own invitational tournament

Marlin ‘netters’ win own invitational tournament


The Port Aransas High School Marlin tennis team won its invitational tournament on Thursday, March 12. They scored 83 points over the second place Sinton team that ended up with...

Marlin golf team works on game to get ready for district

Marlin golf team works on game to get ready for district


With district play just three weeks away, the Port Aransas High School golf team is shaping up and taking the green seriously. The team played a tri-match against Agua Dulce...


On patrol

On patrol

Spring Break ride-along proves to be eye-opening

I wouldn’t normally call the back of a cop car comfortable, but the Port Aransas Police Department has some pretty comfortable arrangements for their detainees, opting for cloth-covered seats versus...

Group to do survey on housing

Group to do survey on housing


A group has put together a housing needs assessment survey as a tool to further its mission to find ways to make Port Aransas a more sustainable community for families....

Changes coming to Port Street

Changes coming to Port Street


For years, Port Street has been a quiet place bordered largely by wild lands. But that’s about to change. With two major construction projects expected to begin relatively soon and...

Girls are invited to marine science day March 28 at UTMSI


Girls in grades fifth through eighth must register by noon Friday, March 20, to attend the second annual Women in Marine Science Day at the University of Texas Marine Science...

Yard of the month

Yard of the month


Bud Jones, maintenance supervisor at Cline’s Landing, stands amidst some of the landscaping at the condominium, which received the Port Aransas Garden Club’s Yard of the Month award for the month of March. Plants at the condominium’s entry include purple lantana, hibiscus, natal plums, bougainvillea, bulbine and palms.

‘Money Matters’

Comedy ends run Sunday at PACT; meet the playwrights Saturday at 7 p.m.

Meet the playwrights of “Money Matters,” Susan and Michael Parker, on Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Refreshments will be served beginning at 7 p.m. during the “meet and greet” with the Parkers. The play begins at 7:30 p.m. In addition, during intermission the...

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...

‘Meet the Chefs’

‘Meet the Chefs’

Sample food, wine March 30 at annual Kiwanis Club event

Purchase your tickets now for an evening of food sampling and wine pairing at the fourth annual Kiwanis Club “Meet the Chefs Food and Wine Extravaganza.” The event is on Monday, March 30, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. Meet the chefs from...

Coffee Waves touted, celebrates


Coffee Waves Port Aransas was named by Texas Country Reporter as the winner of the Best Coffee Shop in Texas. Coffee Waves celebrated the news and its fifth anniversary on Wednesday, March 11. The shop is located at 1007 State Hwy. 361.

Parking on council agenda


Got something to say about the future of parking needs in Port Aransas? If the answer is yes, you might want to attend the next meeting of the Port Aransas City Council. The meeting starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. The council...

Road work to begin Monday on Roberts Point Park street

Road work to begin Monday on Roberts Point Park street


If you plan to visit Roberts Point Park soon, you’ll want to watch out for road construction. Island Construction crews are scheduled to do extensive milling and repaving on J.C. Barr Boulevard, the road that runs through the park, starting on Monday, March 23, according to Rick Snyder, a supervisor...

January allocation up

January allocation up


Sales made in January by Port Aransas merchants resulted in a slight increase in the city’s share of the sales tax allocation. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said that, state wide, sales tax revenue reported to his office in February was $2.46 billion, up 11.7 percent compared to February 2014. Port...

County park upgrades

Rotary remarks

Our speaker March 12 was Rotarian Charlie Zahn who updated on us on plans and developments for our Nueces County Parks, particularly the I.B. Magee Beach Park in Port Aransas and the recently purchased Kleberg County property that will become part of our parks system. Charlie is chair of our...

JELM

Successful season wraps up; volunteers needed for next year

Things are winding down at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries program. More than 1,000 people participated in the 2014-2015 season. “To make this a better program we ask the public to share their talents with us. If you can teach a craft, teach a language or know of any new...

Spring Breakers party hardy

Spring Breakers party hardy


After a week of cool, sometimes rainy weather, the skies cleared and temperatures warmed up Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14, attracting thousands of Spring Breakers to Port Aransas. Police said they were kept busy with mostly minor incidents....

Play time

Play time


The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Spring Break camp for kids this week. Picking colorful cut-out letters from a plastic bin are, from left, Caitlyn Boyer, 6, Mykenzie Cheesman, 7, and Carlee Spring, 9, all of Port Aransas. The camp includes a variety of activities all...

First random drug test held for extracurricular students


Twenty students were sampled during the first random drug test in the Port Aransas Independent School District, with one sample testing positive . The test happened on Monday, March 2, according to Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Wayne Johnson. The samples were overnighted afterwards to a testing a facility with results...

Expectations for a great year

Expectations for a great year

Education notes

In seventh grade, I moved to Port Aransas with the hopes of a great education and making new friends. PAISD exceeded my expectations. I was the new kid, and the students and staff welcomed and helped me through this transition. At the end of the year, elections were held for...

For the kids

For the kids


Members of the Builder’s Club at Brundrett Middle School collected more than 100 books, 100 stuffed animals, several puzzles and toys for Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, March 11. The group, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club in Port Aransas, is learning how to be good community members...

Oh Sylvia!

Oh Sylvia!


Port Aransas High School students Hunter Frost (left) and Emma Shannon perform in the one act play, “SYLVIA,” on Thursday, March 12, in the PAHS second floor cafetorium. The one act play will be performed at a district competition in Refugio on Tuesday, March 24.

Marine science day camp for girls planned at UTMSI on March 28


Career opportunities for women is the focus of the second annual Women in Marine Science Day on Saturday, March 28, at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. Girls in grades f ifth through eighth may explore the field of marine science from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the...

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