CCPD chief dies on 361

CCPD chief dies on 361

Police: Simpson crashed motorcycle after pickup truck crossed centerline

Port Aransas police are continuing their investigation into a traffic accident that killed Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson on...

Senate OKs windstorm bill


The Texas Senate has approved a bill to reform the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association ( TWIA), and it now is...

State bound

State bound

Track star Barr going to Austin

Port Aransas High School track runner Collin Barr advanced in two events at a regional meet, qualifying him for state...

Survey results show desires of workforce

Survey results show desires of workforce

Many don’t live here, but want to

A random survey of 523 members of the Port Aransas workforce has revealed that nearly half of them don’t live...

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Abbott panders to wacko birds


It probably didn’t brighten new Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s day when an open letter to him from a former Republican legislator referred to “idiots” in...

Expand all of State Hwy. 361

Editorial

Let’s talk about State Hwy. 361 between Port Aransas and Park Road 22. Widening it to five lanes from Avenue G to Beach Access Road...

Stick to the facts


This is a dark week for the people of Port Aransas and Corpus Christi. The tragic loss of Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson on...

Island Agenda


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

Lady Marlins advance against La Villa to area playoffs, 2-0

Lady Marlins advance against La Villa to area playoffs, 2-0


The Lady Marlins softball team picked up back-to-back shut-out wins in their first playoff matchup against the La Villa High School Lady Cards. The first game of the playoffs was...

Marlins fall to Eagles before playoffs, 6-5

Marlins fall to Eagles before playoffs, 6-5


Despite more hits on the board than the Woodsboro High School Eagles, the Marlins baseball team fell, 6-5, in their last game of the regular season. The Marlins played in...

Postponed game against Refugio decided as tie for Port Aransas


A Marlin baseball game cut short and rescheduled due to stormy weather and wet field conditions was called a tie, on Friday, May 1. The Marlins played the Refugio High...


CCPD chief dies on 361

CCPD chief dies on 361

Police: Simpson crashed motorcycle after pickup truck crossed centerline

Port Aransas police are continuing their investigation into a traffic accident that killed Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson on Sunday, May 3, on State Hwy. 361. A preliminary probe...

Senate OKs windstorm bill


The Texas Senate has approved a bill to reform the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association ( TWIA), and it now is under consideration in the House. Senate Bill 900, which passed...

State bound

State bound

Track star Barr going to Austin

Port Aransas High School track runner Collin Barr advanced in two events at a regional meet, qualifying him for state competition. Barr placed second in the 1600-meter run (one mile)...

Survey results show desires of workforce

Survey results show desires of workforce

Many don’t live here, but want to

A random survey of 523 members of the Port Aransas workforce has revealed that nearly half of them don’t live in town. Of those who don’t live in Port Aransas,...

‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’ opens Thursday at PACT

‘Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.’ opens Thursday at PACT


Make your way to the Port Aransas Community Theatre for the one-weekend-only run of “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.,” which opens Thursday, May 7. The youth production runs Thursday-Sunday, May 7-10. Show times are Thursday-Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 2:30 p.m. “Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.,” is directed by Ken...

Sunset Sounds

Country, rock n’ roll concert slated at Roberts Point Park

Enjoy an evening by the water, watching the ships go through the channel and listening to tunes as the sun goes down on Friday, May 8, at Patsy Jones Amphitheater at Roberts Point Park. The group Edge and Dugan, who play country and rock and roll both classic and contemporary...

Burgers, boats at boat works Saturday fete


Burgers and sausage will be sizzling on the grill on Saturday, May 9, at the Farley Boat Works Second Saturday party. The fun begins at 6 p.m., and everyone is invited. Those attending should bring an appetizer or side dish to share as well a beverage of choice. In addition...

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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...

Surf stars

Surf stars


Taking part in a ribbon cutting for a new exhibit at the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi are, from left, Robert ‘Wingnut’ Weaver, star of the ‘Endless Summer II’ surf movie; Barry Haun, a founder of the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in California; Robert August, star of ‘Endless...

PAGC to meet Tuesday; cooking with herbs is topic


Cooking with herbs will be the topic at the May meeting of the Port Aransas Garden Club on Tuesday, May 12. Doors to the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., open at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and fellowship, and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Lezlie Keebler, owner and chef...

EMS to host conference for EMS providers here


The Port Aransas EMS Department will host a conference for dozens of EMS organizations on Saturday, May 9, at the Civic Center. It’s the first time the city ever has hosted an EMS conference, according to Tim McIntosh, director of the Port Aransas EMS. Some 75 to 100 EMS providers...

ArtFest scheduled May 16-17 at park


Fine arts and crafts will be on sale at the 10th annual ArtFest on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 and 17. Artists’ booths will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roberts Point Park. The Port Aransas Art...

Discount Auto Parts now open

Discount Auto Parts now open


Discount Auto Parts at 110 W. Oakes St. recently opened its doors for business. Owner Philip Hyatt at right and Vance Peale, left, are there to help with welding supplies, auto parts, marine supplies and plumbing hardware. They also build hydraulic hoses. Store hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and...

‘Roses’ is topic of book club discussion


A book about the timber and cotton industry in a small East Texas town and the families that control them is the topic for discussion at the Ellis Memorial Book Club meeting on Tuesday, May 12. “Roses,” by Leila Meacham, will be discussed at the meeting beginning at 6 p.m....

Little leaguers

Little leaguers

Port Aransas youth take part in American pastime

Casey DeLay, counterclockwise from left, watches the pitcher from first base during a Port Aransas Little League game on Saturday, May 2, at the Port Aransas Community Park. Kyler Spaeth of the Port Aransas Little League’s Black Marlins hurls some...

Birding Chickadees

Birding Chickadees


The Port A Chickadees birding team participated in the Great Texas Birding Classic on Sunday, May 3. The team identified 97 species of birds while birding at the different birding centers in Port Aransas. The Chickadees are in the Roughwings division of the birding classic for kids 13 and younger...

Boy-oh-birders!

Boy-oh-birders!


The Port Aransas boys’ birding team in the Roughwing division of the Great Texas Birding Classic, Toth’s Birders, spent eight hours birding on Sunday, May 3. The group identified 72 species of birds at different birding locations around Port Aransas. From left are Thomas McGrady, Casey Feil, Zane Bailey, Max...

The game of life

The game of life

Education notes

Having been a coach all of my adult life, and with the Port Aransas ISD for the past 15 years, I have been asked, “How can you do the same job year after year and not get bored?” Bored?? Athletics leaves little room for boredom in the life of a...

Pre-k registration Thursday at OES


It’s never too early to become a Marlin. Registration for pre-kindergarten will be on Thursday, May 7, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the OES office. The 2015-16 pre-k program at OES will be an all-day program from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Monday...

H-E-B selects Burnet CISD over PAISD for district award


Port Aransas ISD administrators traveled to Austin for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards on Friday, May 1, for a ceremony honoring school districts and teachers on Sunday, May 3. The PAISD was a finalist for the small school district award and was interviewed by judges from H-E-B in March,...

Boat works to hold boat building camp


The folks at Farley Boat Works are offering an opportunity for youth ages 12 to 21 to build a wooden surf rider boat. The boat building class is set for Tuesday-Saturday, June 16-20, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break. Skilled boat builders will guide the...

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