Angling for a good time

Angling for a good time


Some 37 boats competed in the Texas Women Anglers Tournament in Port Aransas Friday to Sunday, Aug. 21 to 23....

Trustee

Gonzalez is tapped for Place 3

The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Alfredo Gonzalez to the vacant Place 3 position on the board....

Feds eyeball snapper allocation

Feds eyeball snapper allocation


Federal authorities are looking at increasing the total red snapper allocation to recreational anglers in the Gu l f of...

City to seek road permit

City to seek road permit


Port Aransas leaders haven’t made a decision to build a new city marina, but they might soon devote $150,000 toward...

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AG Paxton is Dem’s piñata

Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, with his felony indictments for securities fraud, has become the new piñata for the Texas Democratic Party. The Democrats didn’t...

Looking ahead critical

Years before electric and/or gas-powered carts showed up in Port Aransas, they were in use in South Padre Island, about three hours south of here....

Jimmy Carter: his inner peace

When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 7a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

Cross Country

Cross Country

Runners compete in opening meet

The Port Aransas High School cross-country team competed in their first meet of the season in Gregory Portland on Saturday, Aug. 22. “All in all I am proud of how...

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...


Angling for a good time

Angling for a good time


Some 37 boats competed in the Texas Women Anglers Tournament in Port Aransas Friday to Sunday, Aug. 21 to 23. Above: Aboard the Fin Stalker, which took first place award...

Trustee

Gonzalez is tapped for Place 3

The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Alfredo Gonzalez to the vacant Place 3 position on the board. The board made its decision on Wednesday, Aug. 19, during...

Feds eyeball snapper allocation

Feds eyeball snapper allocation


Federal authorities are looking at increasing the total red snapper allocation to recreational anglers in the Gu l f of Mexico. Meeting Aug. 10 to 13 in New Orleans, the...

City to seek road permit

City to seek road permit


Port Aransas leaders haven’t made a decision to build a new city marina, but they might soon devote $150,000 toward seeking a wetlands permit to build a road to the...

Police foundation

Police foundation

Board members to provide information about organization Friday, Saturday

Board members of a non-profit organization to support the Port Aransas Police Department will be at the Family Center IGA on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, distributing information, answering questions and collecting donations. The Port Aransas Police Foundation was created to provide financial and volunteer assistance to the...

Beach walking

Beach walking


Shirley Fischer, long-time Port Aransas resident, leads a free beach walk the fourth Friday of each month to search for the many ‘beach finds’ along the shore. Above she discusses a find with Dale Cooper of Fort Worth. At left she points out some shells to Owen Duff, 6, of...

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

Health fair scheduled for Sept. 10 at Civic Center


A clean bill of health is a good bill of health. A health fair will be held at the Port Aransas Civic Center on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The fair is being sponsored by Nueces County Commissioner Brent Chesney, Port Aransas ISD and the South...

Youngsters enjoy Rotary program

Youngsters enjoy Rotary program

Rotary Remarks

The Port Aransas Rotary Club sends half a dozen students each year to RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. This year, RYLA was a week-long program in Houston and Galveston, with students from all over Texas. We sent Port Aransas seventh graders Jadyn Clark, Luke Merritt, Jerry Templeton, Aiden Porter and...

Gift of life

Gift of life


Cerna, from top left, with the Corpus Christi Blood Bank, looks over a chart while Meagan Salinas preps Port Aransan Tony Anderson for a blood donation on Thursday, Aug. 30. Jane Moore, left, of Port Aransas is prepped by a technician with the blood bank to make a donation.

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Hurricane season peak is upon Coastal Bend

The peak of hurricane season is upon us, so Port Aransas residents should be at their highest alert for the possibility of a big storm, according to National Weather Service and insurance officials. People shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the fact that the National Oceanic...

Stretch!

Stretch!


Among folks taking part in Sunset Yoga at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 20, are, from left, Katherine Mathews, Elena Rodriguez and Dianne Govella, all of Port Aransas. Sunset Yoga normally is supposed to be held in the grass at Roberts Point Park, but it was moved to...

Odom earns nursing degree at TAMU-CC


Heather M. Odom of Port Aransas graduated in the summer 2015 commencement at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Saturday, Aug. 8. Odom earned a bachelor of science in nursing. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a four-year university that awards bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees from the colleges of Business, Education,...

Taxes

Taxes

City officials plan to keep tax rate at effective rate

The Port Aransas City Council is heading toward keeping the tax rate at the effective rate. The effective rate raises the same amount of revenue next fiscal year as it does in the current year. The council unanimously signed off on keeping it at the effective rate, 27.5666 cents per...

Texas Women Anglers Tournament 2015 supports Women’s Shelter of South Texas

Texas Women Anglers Tournament 2015 supports Women’s Shelter of South Texas


Counterclockwise from left: Julie Cummings of Port Aransas shows off a dorado fish she caught during the Texas Women Anglers Tournament 2015 on Saturday, Aug. 22. Many participants in the tournament dressed up, such as a man aboard a boat...

BMS tour

BMS tour


Brundrett Middle School student Jaydyn Clark, from right, shows incoming seventh graders Molly Moats and Claire Wyatt pictures of the clubs at BMS during an orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 19.

Welcome back

Welcome back


From left clockwise: First grade teacher at H.G. Olsen Elementary School Meghan Zigmond pulls a tray to give to first grade student Kassidy Abel and her mother Amanda for Kassidy’s school supplies on the first day of school on Monday, Aug. 24. OES teacher Cindy Moats welcomes students into her...

Paddle for Parkinsons set Sept. 5


Port Aransas Marlins, Lady Marlins and coaches are gearing up to kayak, and raise money for a good cause. The sixth annual Paddle for Parkinson’s Kayak Relay Race will be on Saturday, Sept. 5, in Billish Park on North Padre Island. The team called ‘ Team Coach K’ was formed...

PAISD in state’s top 2 percent


The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has recognized the Port Aransas ISD for postsecondary readiness out of more than 1,200 school districts in Texas. The post secondary readiness distinction was the only distinction designation a school district as a whole could receive. Twenty-four school districts (two percent) received the distinction. “This...

PAISD Calendar


Tuesday, Sept. 1 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. • District Librarian & Instructional Technology Coordinator Pam Voyles will go over Google Apps for Education in PAHS library. Monday, Sept. 7 • Labor Day Holiday Tuesday, Sept. 8 5:30 p.m. • H.G. Olsen Elementary Open House 6 p.m. • Brundrett Middle School Open...

Swimming with the fishes

Swimming with the fishes


The Port Aransas High School freshman class of 2019 was invited to Fish Camp at PAHS a week before school started on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Freshmen Kaylyn Castleberry, clockwise from top right, shows Meghan Tipps her class schedule.Upperclassman Lindsey Uhlik gives directions while playing a game with the freshmen. The...

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