Wind-driven

Wind-driven


Folks take part in a parasailing class on Mustang Island just north of Packery Channel on a recent afternoon. This...

New seeds

New seeds

Paradise Pond to get planting worth $15,000

Plans are coming together for a mass replanting at the Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond, where the recent clear-cutting...

Neblett reappointed to TWIA board
True grit

True grit

Injured dog healing well

Weighing in at a hefty 56 pounds, Grit is healing faster than most thought he would. Grit, a one-year old...

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Next speaker may need help from Joe Straus

Watching U.S. House Speaker John Boehner driven so nuts by his own Republican Party mavericks that he quits makes you wonder whether his successor can...

Biting the hand that feeds

There is a bumper sticker I’ve seen in town that reads: “If they call it tourist season, why can’t we shoot them?” I’m not amused....

Joaquin, Obama: Forces of nature

Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another “force of nature” flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 7a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

PAHS cross country:

PAHS cross country:

Team travels to Round Rock; Zuniga finishes third place

The Port Aransas High School cross country teams competed in packed races in Round Rock on Saturday, Oct. 3, walking away with an individual third place finish. “There were about...

Four place in top 10 at West Guth meet

Four place in top 10 at West Guth meet

BMS cross country

Four Brundrett Middle School cross country runners finished a meet with medals at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Oct. 3. “The course consisted of running up and...

Flag football tourney cancelled by organizers


The flag football tournament scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 10, has been cancelled according to City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, organizers of the event. There was not enough...

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...


Wind-driven

Wind-driven


Folks take part in a parasailing class on Mustang Island just north of Packery Channel on a recent afternoon. This time of year, the winds welcomed by parasailors, kiteboarders, windsurfers...

New seeds

New seeds

Paradise Pond to get planting worth $15,000

Plans are coming together for a mass replanting at the Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond, where the recent clear-cutting of a large swath of vegetation has stirred quite a...

Neblett reappointed to TWIA board
True grit

True grit

Injured dog healing well

Weighing in at a hefty 56 pounds, Grit is healing faster than most thought he would. Grit, a one-year old Labrador retriever and pit bull mix, was found on the...

Sunset Sounds

Sunset Sounds

South Texas Grass Roots to play season finale beside ship channel

Spend a pleasant fall evening relaxing beside the ship channel while listening to bluegrass and acoustic music on Friday, Oct. 9. The last concert in the 2015 Sunset Sounds concert series is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Bring the kids, bring...

Getting their kicks

Getting their kicks


Folks do one-legged chair sits while taking part in an interval training class held at the Community Center recently by personal trainer Karen Decker. She leads the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department classes for all ages and fitness levels at the Community Center and Civic Center.

Parrot Heads set to party

‘Pirates in Phlip Phlops’

“Phun” and “Phundraising” are on the agenda for the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas sixth annual Wings Over Port A “Pirates in Phlip Phlops” event Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9 and 10. Proceeds from the event will be divided equally between the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) and the Port Aransas...

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

Parade, tours, music, more slated for Old Town Festival

Saturday, Oct. 17

Tours of the Eight Wonders of Port Aransas, a parade, music and gumbo are only a few of the events scheduled for the Old Town Festival on Saturday, Oct. 17. The folks from the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) have scheduled a day filled with family-friendly activities to...

Mustang mania

Mustang mania


Carloads of folks visited Plantation Suites on State Hwy. 361 to check out MustangFest on Saturday, Oct. 3. Above: Larry Roberts, left, of Corpus Christi, and Brent Hendry of Port Aransas check out Ford Mustangs parked in a line at the hotel. Right: Alex Vallez, 6, of Raymondville, chooses from...

Native plants are topic at PAGC on Tuesday


Xeriscape and hardscape gardens will be the topic at the next Port Aransas Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The doors open at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and socializing, and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Frank Guerrero of Bloomers Nursery...

VFW auxiliary to raise money for cancer research

VFW auxiliary to raise money for cancer research


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the VFW Post 8967 Auxiliary is raising money for cancer research. Auxiliary members will be at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 17 and 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. collecting money for M.D. Anderson...

Early voting will be on weekdays from Oct. 19 to 30


Early balloting for the Nov. 3 state constitutional amendment election will happen in a different place than usual for Port Aransas voters. It will take place on weekdays from Oct. 19 to 30 in the conference room at Ellis Memorial Library, 700 W. Ave. A. Voting has been at the...

‘plyWooden Boat Festival’

Family-friendly events slated

A celebration of wooden boat building is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 16 through 18, as the Farley Boat Works holds the second annual Port Aransas “plyWooden Boat Festival.” Farley Boat Works, Duckworks Boat Builder’s Supply and the Traditional Small Craft Association are teaming up to put on this event, which runs...

Record breaker!

Record breaker!

1B Fiesta raises $190,000+ for Port Aransas schools

The Port Aransas Education Foundation (PAEF) raised more than $190,000 with its Fiesta in October event at the Civic Center on Friday, Oct. 2. That was the most the organization has brought in with one of its annual fundraisers. Clockwise...

Donuts for Marlin P-R-I-D-E

Donuts for Marlin P-R-I-D-E


A group of Brundrett Middle School students enjoy a donut breakfast in the BMS cafeteria on Tuesday Oct. 6, after being the leaders in Marlin P-R-I-D-E contest. The contest divides middle school students, of all grade levels, into groups to compete for points by showing Marlin pride. According to BMS...

Lice at PAISD

New protocol to treat lice, return to class same day

A new protocol at Port Aransas ISD calls for students with lice to go home for treatment and then return to class. According to PAISD superintendent Wayne Johnson, the protocol is so students and parents can take care of the lice and miss a minimal amount of class time. So...

As a man, thinketh

As a man, thinketh

Education notes

For many, the beginning of fall brings to mind changing colors of leaves, (hopefully) cooler temperatures, and the entrance to the busy holiday season. Cross country teams across Texas look forward to this time of year because it brings the culmination of our season: District, Regional and the State Cross...

Racking up minutes

Racking up minutes


H.G. Olsen Elementary students Bepo Uljevic, from left, Evan DeHart, Lexi Moss and Lily Kalke pose for a photo on Monday, Oct. 5, after being the leaders so far in the 2016 Read-a-Thon at OES. Ujjevic leads with 1,005 minutes, DeHart with 931 minutes, Moss with 925 minutes and Kalke...

Marlin Spirit Dinner scheduled for Oct. 13


The Marlin Booster Club will have its annual Spirit Dinner at Roberts Point Park at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. The Spirit Dinner this year will have a DJ and a lip-sync contest. Gift certificates to local restaurants will be given out to...

Fall Festival set at elementary


Halloween festivities will start early this year. At least, at H.G. Olsen Elementary. The annual Fall Festival hosted by the Parent Teacher Organization will be held on Friday, Oct. 30 at OES. The festival will last from 5 to 7 p.m. A costume parade will kickoff the festival at 5...

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