Aiming for the STAARs

Aiming for the STAARs


Brundrett Middle School threw a pep rally on Friday, March 27, to get students fired up to tackle the statemandated...

Whoopers where?

Whoopers where?

Cranes expanding toward Port Aransas

The whooping crane flock that long has wintered at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is expanding its range, and the endangered...

Cool job

Cool job


Billy Gaskins of Port Aransas has one of the coolest jobs around. He’s the caretaker of the beloved Lydia Ann...

City explains mosquito fogging process


With recent rains and warm weather, mosquitoes have reared their blood-sucking snouts again, but the city is fighting back. The...

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Expect great entertainment with Ted Cruz hat in the ring

Well, surprise, surprise! Ted Cruz has up and announced he’s running for president! While most members of the United States Senate consider themselves presidential material,...

Can we make it to Friday?

If we make it to Friday, Murray and I will have been married for 39 years. That’s a big “if ” because that’s three whole...

How to solve problems like the Clintons?

This being the 50th anniversary of the film “The Sound of Music,” please permit me a poor adaption of a few of its song lyrics,...

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...

PAHS golf competes in Alice before district

PAHS golf competes in Alice before district


In their last tournament before the district meet, the Port Aransas High School golf team members showed off their polished skills and took to the green in Alice. The boys...

PAHS tennis teams take on larger schools at Whataburger Tournament

PAHS tennis teams take on larger schools at Whataburger Tournament


Port Aransas High School’s tennis teams have taken on some tough tennis competition in preparation for the district tournament, which will be in Port Aransas on Monday and Tuesday, April...

BMS track competes in meet despite rain

BMS track competes in meet despite rain


After tricky weather cancelled some of the track meets for Brundrett Middle School, the track team was able to compete in the Three Rivers meet. The meet was on Thursday,...

PAHS track team place in Tuloso

PAHS track team place in Tuloso


The Port Aransas High School track team competed in Warrior country during the Tribal Relays track meet at Tuloso Midway High School. The team competed on Saturday, March 28, and...

Three Rivers triumphs over Port Aransas at home, 2-1

Three Rivers triumphs over Port Aransas at home, 2-1


The Lady Marlins fought hard, but came up short by one run against the Three Rivers Lady Bulldogs, 1-2. The game ran for seven innings on Friday, March 27, at...

Lady Marlins shut out London, 15-0

Lady Marlins shut out London, 15-0


The Lady Marlins put up a win against the London High School Lady Pirates in just three innings, 16-1. The girls played at home on Tuesday, March 24, picking up...

Port Aransas puts Pettus in place, prevailing 24-10

Port Aransas puts Pettus in place, prevailing 24-10


The Marlins took care of the Pettus High School War Eagles with a 14-run advantage in six innings. Port Aransas played in Pettus on Monday, March 23. Scoring four runs...

Marlins fall to Lions, 1-3

Marlins fall to Lions, 1-3


An early lead by the Kenedy High School Lions was the Marlins downfall in a seven inning game in Kenedy on Tuesday, March 24. An RBI in the first inning...


Aiming for the STAARs

Aiming for the STAARs


Brundrett Middle School threw a pep rally on Friday, March 27, to get students fired up to tackle the statemandated and highly anticipated STAAR tests. Clockwise from above: Students cheer...

Whoopers where?

Whoopers where?

Cranes expanding toward Port Aransas

The whooping crane flock that long has wintered at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is expanding its range, and the endangered birds could visit Mustang Island in the not-too-distant future, a...

Cool job

Cool job


Billy Gaskins of Port Aransas has one of the coolest jobs around. He’s the caretaker of the beloved Lydia Ann Lighthouse. Check out photos shot inside the private lighthouse compound...

City explains mosquito fogging process


With recent rains and warm weather, mosquitoes have reared their blood-sucking snouts again, but the city is fighting back. The City of Port Aransas Public Works Department began its first...

‘Gallery Gals’ show opens at art center

‘Gallery Gals’ show opens at art center


Works of four women artists will be featured in April at the “Gallery Gals” show, which kicks off on Friday, April 3, at the First Friday Reception at the Port Aransas Art Center. In addition to the art, light refreshments and live music are scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m....

Try these savory Easter sides

Try these savory Easter sides

In the kitchen with Sling

Easter is the holiday that brings joy to children and adults alike. Amidst the sea of candy and deviled eggs, there are foods with vegetables that celebrate spring. Also, the end of the Lenten season means meat can come back on the table. Here are two recipes that use vegetables...

Egg hunt

Fun and games set for Saturday

Easter eggs, hot dogs and a visit by the Easter Bunny all are scheduled on Saturday, April 4, at Roberts Point Park, at the community-wide Easter egg hunt beginning at 10 a.m. Thousands of eggs will be hidden for kids up to age 10 to hunt. Areas will be marked...

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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...

Play ball!

Play ball!


The Port Aransas Little League organization held opening day ceremonies at Port Aransas Community Park on Saturday, March 28. Clockwise from above: The league’s teams gather on the field; players holding their caps over their hearts while the National Anthem is sung are, from left, Ozzie Phillips, Maxwell DeHart and...

American Bank adds Thompson

American Bank adds Thompson


American Bank has named Natalie Thompson a mortgage lending officer at the bank’s Mortgage Center. She will work from the bank’s Port Aransas location, providing home lending services for the bank’s Port Aransas, Rockport and Padre Island market areas. Thompson come s to American Bank with nearly 15 years of...

Port Aransas’ past

Port Aransas’ past


Rick Pratt, director of the Port Aransas Museum, lectures about Port Aransas’ history as a fishing town and shares stories about the town’s raising. The lectures are sponsored by the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association.

App helps track monarchs

App helps track monarchs


A Port Aransas scientist is developing an app that will enable citizen scientists to make observations that will benefit research on monarch butterfly migration. Dr. Tracy Villareal of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute is working on the app, which will help track the butterflies as they fly over...

Concert series season begins Friday, April 10


Another season of free concerts kicks off on Friday, April 10, at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater at Roberts Point Park when Raeanne Reed performs. The concert, which begins at 7 p.m., is the first of the Sunset Sounds concert series for 2015. Folks may bring food and drinks while sitting...

State offers anti-mosquito tips

State offers anti-mosquito tips


Here are some tips and facts about mosquitoes from the Texas Department of State Health Services: • Mosquitoes that breed as a result of rainfall lay eggs above the waterline in ditches, ponds, tanks and other places where water collects. The eggs can remain in dry conditions for several months....

A great gig

A great gig

Gaskins loves lighthouse job

After one year on the job now, Billy Gaskins is enjoying the gig plenty. He’s the caretaker at the iconic Lydia Ann Lighthouse. “I love it. I’m in a boat going to work every day,” Gaskins said on a recent...

Third nine weeks honor rolls

Third nine weeks honor rolls


H.G. Olsen Elementary School A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Ella Currle, Kaylee Jensen, Linda Liu, Claire Pitre, Jonah Speck, Hunter Stunz 4th Grade Kris Jones 5th Grade Elish Brennan, Robbie Clark, Stefan Deason, Julia Flood, Dominic Ford, Sydney Herndon, David Kleinhans, Dylan Linder, Ian McClelland, Thomas McGrady, Sophia Nienow, Miles...

Marlin Booster Club meeting set for April 8


The Marlin Booster Club will be holding its spring meeting on Wednesday, April 8, at 6 p.m. in the Port Aransas ISD administration building. The booster club will be discussing and planning the end of the year athletic banquet and is looking for help to decorate the Port Aransas Civic...

Recovery

Recovery


Former NBA and college basketball player Chris Herren speaks to students from Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School about the dangers of drug abuse and his road to recovery on Wednesday, March 25, in the Doyle Marek Gym at PAHS. Herren retired from professional basketball in 2006 and...

Lice solution, bus purchase discussed at board meeting

Lice solution, bus purchase discussed at board meeting


The Port Aransas ISD board of trustees approved a contract to fix leaky roofs, talked about problems with lice, continued discussion about the purchase of an activity bus and renewed teacher contracts across the three campuses through 2016. Leaky roofs The board approved a $16,869 contract with Sechrist- Hall Company...

Getting a look-see

Getting a look-see


Elle Garcia, left, and Claudia Holly, both 11-year-old Corpus Christi residents, peer through microscopes under the direction of Xana Hermosillo, a University of Texas Marine Science Institute student helping conduct the second annual Women in Marine Science Day on Saturday, March 28, at the institute. The girls were looking at...

GT students and advanced academics

GT students and advanced academics

Education notes

The state handbook on Gifted and Talented Programs provides guidance to school districts in Texas within the areas of identification, services, instruction, professional development and community involvement. Port Aransas ISD strives to meet and exceed state requirements in all of the above areas. Purpose of Identification PAISD is blessed to...

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