Sawdust flying

Sawdust flying

Building remains vigorous

Construction remains hot in Port Aransas, despite the fact that fewer building permits have been issued this year, compared with...

Shade made

Shade made


Folks relax under umbrellas at the beach near Avenue G in Port Aransas on a recent afternoon. If the weather...

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Billionaires and Bush = Clinton?


The Washington Post reported a few weeks ago that Bill Clinton had encouraged Donald Trump to “play a larger role in the Republican Party.” That...

Keep cash in town


There are 112 days left until Christmas Eve. When you consider how fast the past 92 days of summer sped by, that 112th day will...

Tragedy in Roanoke, Va.


The horrible murder of two local journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, has affected me more than I thought it would. Journalists are taught early on to...

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...

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...


Sawdust flying

Sawdust flying

Building remains vigorous

Construction remains hot in Port Aransas, despite the fact that fewer building permits have been issued this year, compared with the same period last year. As of this time last...

Shade made

Shade made


Folks relax under umbrellas at the beach near Avenue G in Port Aransas on a recent afternoon. If the weather is good, thousands of visitors likely will hit the beach...

Please allow us to introduce ourselves


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Labor Day alters deadline

Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 4, is the deadline for letters to the editor, classified and display advertising and non-breaking news to go in the Sept. 10 edition of the South. The...

Gallery Guys

Gallery Guys

Male artist show opens Friday at art center

View the works of an allmale artist group show, Gallery Guys, at the First Friday reception on Friday, Sept. 4, at the Port Aransas Art Center. Light refreshments and live music will add to the enjoyment of the evening from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The works of Guy Morrow, John...

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Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the PortAransas 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 class...

Car show is Saturday


If you own a vintage car or just like cars, you are invited to Cars and Coffee Port A on Saturday, Sept. 5, at Whitten Real Estate, 136 Cut-Off Road. Cruise on over to Port Aransas in your hot rod, classic car or truck, muscle car, antique car or any...

Congressman visits

Congressman visits


U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold gestures while speaking to the approximately 25 folks who attended a town hall meeting he held at the Port Aransas Civic Center on Monday, Aug. 31. Farenthold, whose district includes Port Aransas, talked about his work in Congress and took questions from constituents.

Fiesta tickets ready


A night of dining, live music, both silent and live auctions, drawings and entertainment are on tap at the eighth annual “Fiesta in October,” on Friday, Oct. 2. Individual tickets are available for $75 each for the Port Aransas Education Foundation event held at the Civic Center, from 6:30 to...

Yeti cooler thefts on the rise


Nothing beats an ice-cold drink on a hot day, and with today’s technology, coolers can keep those drinks cold for days at a time; that is, if you can keep your cooler. The Yeti coolers are distinct and resemble coolers traditionally used by fishing and hunting enthusiasts. With Yeti prices...

Bounty of bikes

Bounty of bikes


Motorcycles are parked in a line at Giggity’s Restaurant & Bar on Tarpon Street on Saturday, Aug. 29. Scores of motorcyclists stopped off in Port Aransas as part of the sixth annual Rock and Ride event that started and ended in Corpus Christi that day. Proceeds from the event go...

Being thankful for Labor Day

Being thankful for Labor Day

Chief Concerns

I always thought that Christmas was my favorite holiday, but now I am thinking that maybe Labor Day has that distinction. Don’t get me wrong, I love being around people, but after the past few months, I am ready for a break. My guess is most of y’all would agree....

Police Blotter

From Port Aransas Police Department records

EMS responded to 14 calls, police responded to 19 calls related to alcohol, 14 thefts, 12 animals and 11 false alarms between Monday, Aug. 24, and Sunday, Aug. 30. Monday, August 24 8:41 a.m. • A criminal mischief report was made when the rear window of a 1999 Cadillac Escalade...

Acquittal

Lusk found not guilty of felony criminal mischief charges

A jury acquitted a Port Aransas man on Aug. 19 on a felony criminal mischief charge he was accused of last year. James Lusk, 28, had been accused in connection with a home burglary last year on July 24. A safe, two firearms, magazine clips, a TV, belt, knife, tattoo...

Under construction

Under construction


The rumblings of frontend loaders, the shrieks of electric saws and the ka- POWs of nail guns echo through Port Aransas neighborhoods every weekday as construction continues to boom, a trend that’s been going on for a few years now....

A little dirt on the hands

A little dirt on the hands


Members of the Port Aransas Garden Club and BMS Builders Club pose for a photo after cleaning up dead leaves, trimming trees and sweeping the walkways at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School Reading Garden to get ready for the first day of the school.

Team to paddle for Coach K


Paddles will be hitting the water to 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 in 2011 in honor of former...

Substitute training set for September 10


Sometimes even teachers have to be absent from school. Substitute teaching training is scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. in the Port Aransas ISD administration building. This class is open to anyone who is interested in becoming a substitute teacher for PAISD. The minimum education requirement to work...

Health fair

Free screenings to be held at Civic Center next week

A public 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 Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Free health screenings will...

Another year of excellence

Another year of excellence

Education notes

It’s hard to believe that another school year has started, but on Monday (Aug. 24) morning you could feel the excitement in the air as the students returned to school for a new year. The greatest news for our district was that our first day enrollment number was 518, up...

Football

Flag registration slated for Sept. 9

Kids in grade six through 10 should get their friends and family together to play in a flag football tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10. Registration for teams of eight players begins on Wednesday, Sept. 9, for $10 per team. Forms will be available at the parks and recreation department, 739...

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