She flies again

She flies again


Historical re- enactors at the beach in Port Aransas recreated the planting of the first American flag on Texas soil....

Chasing golf carts

Chasing golf carts

Cops tagged them 325 times this year

Police have issued 325 tickets or warnings to golf cart drivers since January, and the No. 1 violation has been...

Rig moored on Harbor Island

Rig moored on Harbor Island


You may have noticed that the Port Aransas skyline changed markedly on Monday, July 27. That’s when tugboats moved a...

Leaders to explore beach access rules

Leaders to explore beach access rules

Council topic

Port Aransas city officials are taking a look at the right ways and wrong ways of staking out a spot...

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Donald Trump controls stump

A few decades ago, a Texas Democratic political consultant told some political reporters he was going to quit sending his candidates into San Antonio for...

Golf cart frenzy

Whew! A post on the South Jetty Facebook page about a woman who fell out of a golf cart when her 12-year-old daughter was driving...

Earth to Kepler-452b

NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. This...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri.7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. Closed Monday. Call361-749-2416 for...

Tidwell

Billie Dee Tidwell of Port Aransas died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was 79. Tidwell was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Denton County, to George...


She flies again

She flies again


Historical re- enactors at the beach in Port Aransas recreated the planting of the first American flag on Texas soil. The event was held on Sunday, July 26, 170 years...

Chasing golf carts

Chasing golf carts

Cops tagged them 325 times this year

Police have issued 325 tickets or warnings to golf cart drivers since January, and the No. 1 violation has been underage drivers behind the wheel, according to the Port Aransas...

Rig moored on Harbor Island

Rig moored on Harbor Island


You may have noticed that the Port Aransas skyline changed markedly on Monday, July 27. That’s when tugboats moved a semi-submersible rig, the West Sirius, into the boat basin at...

Leaders to explore beach access rules

Leaders to explore beach access rules

Council topic

Port Aransas city officials are taking a look at the right ways and wrong ways of staking out a spot on the beach to call your own for the day....

Nature up-close

Nature up-close


These folks were taking a stroll through the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on Friday, July 17. With the Corpus Christi Ship Channel in the background, the trail takes walkers through an unspoiled habitat of the flora and fauna which is native to this Coastal Bend area.

Musical ends run Sunday

‘Alice in Wonderland, Jr.’

Join Alice as she follows the White Rabbit into Wonderland at the Port Aransas Community Theatre Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2. The youth musical “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The production is based on the 1952 Disney...

Wine, Design

Paint a cactus at class Sunday

Bring a friend and have some fun painting some art for your home or to give as a gift at the Wine Whine and Design Painting Island Style class on Sunday, Aug. 2. Arlene Hughes will lead the class to trace patterns and paint in steps from 5 to 8...

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 Interval Training Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7 a.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Personal trainer Karen Decker leads the...

Furniture showroom opens

Furniture showroom opens


These folks gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the H. Lancaster Co. showroom on Friday, July 24, with a ribbon cutting. From left are, Adolfo Hernandez and Stephanie Stringer, employees; Teresa Clanton, membership services with the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau; Haley Cowey of San Antonio, Lancaster’s daughter;...

Pluto’s local connection

Pluto’s local connection

Rotary remarks

Our speaker on July 22 was Rotarian Jim Cravens, who told us of his visit to Pluto, the planet beyond Neptune and Uranus. Pluto was discovered by a 21-year-old observer at New Mexico State University some 80 years ago. Jim grew up in Tennessee and Indiana, went to college in...

Tourism booming

Tourism booming


Tourism is a booming industry in the state of Texas. Tourism is growing in Corpus Christi and Port Aransas. In 2013, over $67.5 billion was directly spent on travel in Texas, which was an increase of 3.1 percent from the preceding year in current dollars. Tourism directly supported 601,000 jobs...

Progress, funds, health fairs

Progress, funds, health fairs


Groundbreaking I am pleased to announce that the ground breaking for the Padre Balli Park improvements will be Thursday Aug. 13, at 1:30 p.m. This is an exciting time on North Padre Island. as Nueces County embarks on a $2 million enhancement at Padre Balli Park. The enhancements will help...

Explore Port A

Things to see and do

Port Aransas Art Center Here on vacation and looking for somewhere to beat the heat? Make a visit to the Port Aransas Art Center located at 323 N. Alister St. The art center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a center of visual arts here on Mustang Island. It has more...

Water boil didn’t affect Port Aransas


While Corpus Christi residents for three recent days had to boil their water due to elevated bacteria levels, that wasn’t the case in Port Aransas. The problem, which involved bacteria called E. coli, was confined to the Flour Bluff area of Corpus Christi, said Mark Young, manager of Nueces County...

A historic day

A historic day


An historic re- enactment held at I. B. Magee Beach Park on Sunday, July 26, commemorated the 170th anniversary of the first U.S. flag being planted in Texas. It happened on San Jose Island in 1845. The event was sponsored...

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