Hue view

Hue view


Standing atop the observation tower at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Lyndon Holcomb of Port Aransas uses a scope to search...

H2-Oh!

H2-Oh!


Carl Perrie of Marble Falls doesn’t seem to mind getting slapped by a wave while fishing in the surf in...

‘Tony Amos City Beach’

‘Tony Amos City Beach’

Southern shore might be named after researcher

It’s a good bet that no one has done more research on the beach environment of Port Aransas or toiled...

Simpson drank before accident

Simpson drank before accident


Corus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson had alcohol in his system, but his blood-alcohol content wasn’t above the legal limit...

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Texas schools fight for money

It’s sad that it has to be this way, but it’s a good thing we have courts in Texas – to require the Legislature to...

Come on, get serious

Talk about taking the words right out of many Americans’ mouths. Donald Trump (The Donald, Don-Don, whatever you call him), has got a way with...

Near point of no return

In aviation it’s called the point of no return. That point in a flight when catastrophe strikes and the airplane, because of low fuel or...

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...

Kayaking for Coach K

Kayaking for Coach K


Port Aransas High School Marlins, above, Lady Marlins and coaches raced in the 6th Annual Paddle for Parkinsons Relay Race on Saurday, Sept. 5, at Billish Park in Corpus Christi...

Cross country team finishes highest of 2A schools at meet

Cross country team finishes highest of 2A schools at meet


The Port Aransas High School cross country team competed in the Carroll High School meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Sept. 5 “We still have to learn how to race,...

Flag football tourney set


Registration for teams to compete in a flag football tournament is still underway. The co-ed tournament, set for Saturday, Oct. 10, is for kids in grades six through 10. Teams...


Hue view

Hue view


Standing atop the observation tower at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center, Lyndon Holcomb of Port Aransas uses a scope to search out birds as a rainbow stretches across the horizon on...

H2-Oh!

H2-Oh!


Carl Perrie of Marble Falls doesn’t seem to mind getting slapped by a wave while fishing in the surf in Port Aransas on a recent afternoon. Folks have been catching...

‘Tony Amos City Beach’

‘Tony Amos City Beach’

Southern shore might be named after researcher

It’s a good bet that no one has done more research on the beach environment of Port Aransas or toiled harder to protect local marine wildlife than Tony Amos. With...

Simpson drank before accident

Simpson drank before accident


Corus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson had alcohol in his system, but his blood-alcohol content wasn’t above the legal limit for driving after a Port Aransas traffic accident that killed...

Deep breaths

Deep breaths


Folks take part in a session of Sunset Yoga offered by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department at Roberts Point Park on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Hillbilly gospel

Sunset Sounds concert is Friday

What better way to spend a Friday evening than sitting beside the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and listening to oldtime favorites like “I’ll Fly Away” or “I Saw the Light?” The Sandy Bottom Boys (and Girl), a local hillbilly gospel band, will perform at the next Sunset Sounds concert on...

Boat works set to party on Saturday


Farley Boat Works folks will be grilling chicken and burgers on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Farley Second Saturday party. Everyone is invited to attend the festivities. Just bring your favorite beverage and a side dish to share. The fun begins at 6 p.m. at the boat works, 716 W....

Stuff to do and see

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...

Sights set

Sights set


Above: Watching birds on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center are, from left, Dianne Nunley and Debra Holmes, both of Port Lavaca, and Jack and Pat Gatlin of Austin. Right: Common gallinules stroll at the birding center.

Shorts were for sissies

Shorts were for sissies

Writer’s roost

Shorts retirement uniform wasn’t “in” at Donie School Six and a half days a week, my summer retirement uniform is shorts and a shirt with necessary pocket and a collar preferable. The other half day? That’s Sunday, of course, and that means church. Blessedly, this church is rather informal, although...

Cars and coffee

Cars and coffee


Classic car enthusiasts gathered at Whitten Real Estate offices on Saturday, Sept. 5, to have a cup of coffee and talk about cars. In the top photo, Jeff Morrell, foreground on right, visits with (counterclockwise) Marvin Silver and David Gillette while Callen Belcher walks a dog. Morrell, who started the...

No go

No go


Port Aransas Police Sgt. Seth Rosebrook checks the ID of a man driving an ATV after pulling him over on the beach near Avenue G on Sunday, Sept. 6. ATVs are illegal to drive on the beach roadway and on all other Port Aransas streets. Rosebrook didn’t ticket the driver...

Open house

VFW event is for membership drive

Folks interested in joining the VFW Post 8967 or the auxiliary are invited to an open house on Thursday, Sept. 17, at the post located at 311 N. Alister St. Members of the post and auxiliary will serve adult beverages, soft drinks and snacks from 5 to 7 p.m. “In...

Giving blood is essential

Giving blood is essential


Last month, the Coastal Bend Blood Center in Corpus Christi held a fundraising event, its annual Run for Blood 5K Run/Walk. Although this was a fundraiser, the center is always available and welcomes blood donations throughout the year. In addition, they do have many other planned events that they organize...

Shattered Dreams

Shattered Dreams

Accident points out dangers of drinking and driving

Port Aransas High School students lined up in front of the Doyle Marek Gym on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 3, after some of their fellow classmates were involved in a gruesome car accident. The accident wasn’t real though; it...

Work before the work

Work before the work

Education notes

Greatness isn’t an accident. What we do today, determines our tomorrow. As the 2014-15 school year ended last June, lots of preparation was already underway in the Port Aransas ISD to get ready for the 2015-16 school year. It is all this “work before the work” that allows PAISD to...

In the swing of things

In the swing of things


Classes at Port Aransas High School are picking up steam during the third week of school. New art teacher Valerie Martinez, above left, helps freshman Christiana McNatt with a sketch during art class on Thursday, Sept. 3. Juniors Devin Pate, below left, and Emma Lown (in Shattered Dreams face paint)...

Read-A-Thon

Project to kickoff with pajama party Sept. 17

A pajama party will kick off this year’s Read-A-Thon at H.G. Olsen Elementary School and Brundrett Middle School. The party will be at the OES gym from 6 to 7 p.m on Sept. 17. According to PTO president and Read-A-Thon organizer Cyndi Christenson, BMS students will read to OES students...

Delivering dictionaries

Delivering dictionaries


Port Aransas Kiwanis club members above from left, Joe Bream, Betsy Churgai and Suzanna Reeder deliver donated dictionaries from the Kiwanis Club to H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 3. Dictionaries also were donated by the Kiwanis Club to Brundrett Middle School. Bream, below, hands out dictionaries to BMS...

Marine biologist for a day

Marine biologist for a day


Brundrett Middle School students from left, Pablito Snow and Robert Carlough examine fish ear bones (otoliths) to determine the age and growth of black drum. Snow’s father Paul watches at The Center for Sportfish Science and Conservation at the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi on Friday, Aug....

Volunteer fair slated on Sept. 17


Port Aransas High School students are invited to attend the Marlins in Action Volunteer fair on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the PAHS cafetorium to see what kind of volunteering opportunities they could have in the future. A parent-sponsored organization, Marlins in Action was started in 2010 and involves students who...

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