Cart consternation

Cart consternation

Council to consider cap on registrations

Maybe you hate golf carts. Or maybe you love them. Either way, you might want to attend the meeting of...

Homeowner nabs suspected burglar
1963: The year Hollywood came calling on Port Aransas
Boom!

Boom!

Council to discuss gun emplacement site

Plans are moving forward to create a visiting area at a World War II-era gun emplacement site on sand dunes...

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Rick Perry: Adios, My Oval Fling’s Over

Rick Perry’s adios wasn’t as melodic as Willie Nelson’s “Turn Out The Lights, the Party’s Over.” But it carried the same sentiment. The former Texas...

Diversity adds spice

Kudos to the writers of letters to the editor. The diversity of opinions and topics and the quality of the letters are sources of pride...

Donald Trump is ‘Lonesome Rhodes’

Rarely and perhaps not in modern times has a presidential campaign more resembled the classic 1957 film, “A Face in the Crowd.” Written by Budd...

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...

Varsity girls take fourth

Varsity girls take fourth

PAHS cross country

The Port Aransas High School cross country team traveled up to San Antonio to compete in the FEAST meet on Saturday, Sept. 12. “I am very pleased with the effort...

Collins, Moats finish in top 20

Collins, Moats finish in top 20

BMS cross country

The Brundrett Middle School Marlin cross country team walked away from their first meet of the season in Beeville with two runners finishing in the top 20. “This was our...

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Members of the Brundrett Middle School cross country team were treated to a spaghetti dinner at the Port Aransas home of Dan and Michelle Parker on the evening of Friday,...

Booster meeting set Oct. 5


Its time to get out there and support those Marlin athletes! The Marlin Booster Club will have their fall meeting in the Port Aransas ISD Administration Building on Monday, Oct....


Cart consternation

Cart consternation

Council to consider cap on registrations

Maybe you hate golf carts. Or maybe you love them. Either way, you might want to attend the meeting of the Port Aransas City Council on Thursday, Sept. 17, because...

Homeowner nabs suspected burglar
1963: The year Hollywood came calling on Port Aransas
Boom!

Boom!

Council to discuss gun emplacement site

Plans are moving forward to create a visiting area at a World War II-era gun emplacement site on sand dunes off the east end of Cotter Avenue. Port Aransas City...

Open house

Open house

VFW, auxiliary to host membership event Thursday

Find out how to join the VFW Post 8967 or the auxiliary at an open house on Thursday, Sept. 17. Members of the post and aux- iliary will serve adult beverages, soft drinks and snacks from 5 to 7 p.m. Both women and men are eligible to join the auxiliary...

Kite cruise

Kite cruise


Ian Stephenson of Port Aransas rides a kiteboard in the surf near Avenue G on a recent afternoon.

Pirates

Parade to benefit Toy Roundup set on Saturday

Pirates will be driving golf carts, motorcycles, trucks, cars and riding in floats on Saturday, Sept. 19, for the third annual Pirate Parade. Dress and talk like a pirate and decorate your vehicle to join in the parade, which benefits the Emergency Medical Services Toy Roundup of 2015. The entry...

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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 Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. Personal trainer Karen Decker leads the class...

‘Anchored’ tells story of former ferry pilot

‘Anchored’ tells story of former ferry pilot


A locally produced documentary film about former Port Aransas ferry pilot and World War II veteran Dewey Holden is set to premiere at the Aransas Pass Civic Center on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to a news release. Anchored: A Grandfather’s Legacy will play at 6 p.m. at the 700 W....

July sales taxes take a dip

July sales taxes take a dip


July sales in Port Aransas dipped into the red, following a statewide trend, according to Glenn Hegar, comptroller for the state. July sales are reported to the state in August and cities and other eligible taxing entities receive their shares in September. Hegar said sales tax revenue for the year...

Speaker worked with poor children

Rotary Remarks

Our speaker on Sept. 10 was Dr. Hernando Bacosa, brought to us by Rotarian Wayne Gardner. Hernando is a research scientist, an environmental microbiologist who has been working with Zhanfei Liu and Deana Erdner at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI). He grew up in the Philippines, spent...

Healthy check-ups

Healthy check-ups


Attendees at a public health fair sponsored by Nueces County Commissioner Brent Chesney, Port Aransas ISD and the South Coastal Area Health Education Center (AHEC) visit vendors and tables offering health advice in the Port Aransas Civic Center on Thursday, Sept. 10.

Meet author at coffee Saturday


Enjoy coffee and refreshments and meet local author Lisa Ansley on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Ellis Memorial Library. The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the library meeting room. Ansley will discuss her book, “Zane and Nana’s Undersea Adventures,” and have it available for signing. The book is...

Taxes, budget, more, decided at special council meeting


The Port Aransas City Council made decisions on taxes, the budget, zoning and the Port Aransas Computer Center building during a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 10. Taxes and the budget The council kept the tax rate at the effective rate, 27.5666 cents per $100 valuation. The effective rate raises the...

Jamming to the classics

Jamming to the classics

Teenage band, Port of No Return, balances school, work, practice

It’s not too cramped; perhaps you could call it cozy? And it’s almost soundproof, as you can expect most laundry rooms are. There is space, though, for a drum set, a microphone stand, two amplifiers, three teenagers and a full-size...

PAISD opens house

PAISD opens house


Denise, clockwise from left, and Deborah Morris meet with Port Aransas High School English teacher Maria Truan during Open House at PAHS on Tuesday, Sept. 8. H.G. Olsen Elementary kindergarten student Travis Vanorman, center, shows his father Vince, mother Shannon and sister Ashley his folder of work he does in...

The best laid plans

The best laid plans

Education notes

Robert Burns’ poem “To a Mouse” recognizes the tendency of “the best laid plans of mice and men” to go awry. This describes how I felt this summer when plans for the 2015-16 school year suddenly and drastically changed. As a result, I have been given the opportunity to serve...

Read-A-Thon

Pajama party to kick off fundraiser Thursday

This year’s Read-A-Thon at H.G. Olsen Elementary School and Brundrett Middle School is starting around bedtime this year. A pajama party will be held in the OES gym from 6 to 7 p.m on Thursday, Sept. 17, to help kick off the fundraiser. According to PTO president and Read-A-Thon organizer...

Marlins in Action to host volunteer fair


A volunteer fair will be held for Port Aransas High School students in the PAHS cafetorium on Thursday, Sept. 17, for Marlins in Action. A parent-sponsored organization, Marlins in Action was started in 2010 and involves students who are required to complete 80 hours of volunteer work over the course...

Project Graduation

Class of 2016, 2017 parents to needed to take over

The Class of 2016 and 2017 needs your help. Port Aransas High School needs parents from the current senior and junior class to help take over Project Graduation. Project Graduation is an all-night, substance-free party the night of graduation where Port Aransas High School seniors and juniors are invited to...

4-H club meeting set for Monday


The Port Aransas 4-H Club is getting ready to start working on homemade projects, raising livestock and learning more about agriculture. The club will be meeting on Monday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Port Aransas ISD Administration Building to discuss the upcoming year. According to club sponsor, Carol...

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