Not turkeys!

Not turkeys!


Were they afraid they might be mistaken for Thanksgiving turkeys? Actually, these brown pelicans were hunkering down low in a...

Water pressure

Water pressure

Study to look at ship wakes at bulkhead

Port Aransas city officials are planning to have a study done to examine how ship wakes affect the shoreline along...

Council moves to limit cell use


If you haven’t figured out your cell phone’s hands-free mode, you’d better start working on it. The Port Aransas City...

Food drive seeks donations at IGA

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Paris horror brings about competition


The horrific murder of 130 people in Paris, and wounding of at least 350 more, has produced a wide assortment of reactions on both sides...

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Editorial

Small Business Saturday is Saturday, Nov. 21, and as always, we encourage Port Aransas residents to shop local. Most businesses in Port Aransas are locally...

Terrorists as tourists


President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters last week...

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...

Classic

Classic

Lady Marlins win one game, lose three in home tournament

The Lady Marlin basketball team went up against larger schools in close games at the 2015 Marlin Classic on Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21. Lady Marlin Blakely Aycock...

Aransas Pass Lady Panthers defeat Lady Marlins, 29-71

Aransas Pass Lady Panthers defeat Lady Marlins, 29-71


A tough defense and back- to- back turnovers were the downfalls for the Lady Marlin basketball team against the Aransas Pass High School Lady Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 17. The...

JV Lady Marlins beat Lady Panthers, 29-12

JV Lady Marlins beat Lady Panthers, 29-12


The JV Lady Marlins put the hurt on the Aransas Pass Lady Panthers on Tuesday, Nov. 17, winning 29-12. The Lady Marlins played in Aransas Pass. The Lady Marlins started...

Third place

Third place

Marlins win two games, lose two at Marlin Classic

Staff photo by Marnie Pate The Marlin basketball team swam in tough waters in the 2015 Marlin Classic tournament on Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21, for a third...

Marlins win duel against Cowboys, 62-49, at home

Marlins win duel against Cowboys, 62-49, at home


The Marlin basketball team went toe-to-toe with the McMullen County High School Cowboys, winning, 62-49. It was the Marlins first game of the season. The Marlins played at home against...

JV Marlins get wrangled by Cowboys, 34-40

JV Marlins get wrangled by Cowboys, 34-40


In a duel with the McMullen County High School Cowboys, the JV Marlin basketball team were put behind 6 points at the buzzer, for a loss, 34-40. The Marlins played...

Seventh grade Marlins beat St. James, 34-27

Seventh grade Marlins beat St. James, 34-27


The Brundrett Middle School seventh grade Marlin basketball team hustled hard for a win against the St. James Episcopal School Jaguars, 34-27. The team played in Corpus Christi on Thursday,...


Not turkeys!

Not turkeys!


Were they afraid they might be mistaken for Thanksgiving turkeys? Actually, these brown pelicans were hunkering down low in a row on a concrete bulkhead at the University of Texas...

Water pressure

Water pressure

Study to look at ship wakes at bulkhead

Port Aransas city officials are planning to have a study done to examine how ship wakes affect the shoreline along the area popularly known as Charlie’s Pasture. The study should...

Council moves to limit cell use


If you haven’t figured out your cell phone’s hands-free mode, you’d better start working on it. The Port Aransas City Council has approved a first reading of an ordinance to...

Food drive seeks donations at IGA
Warm welcome

Warm welcome


Joyce Walters, secretary of the Friends of the Library organization, right, shakes hands with Marina Narvaez, the new director at the William ‘Bill’ Ellis Memorial Library, during a reception that Friends of the Library held at the facility for Narvaez on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Looking on at center is Sarah...

Art show

KPAB benefit sale, auction is set Sunday

Environmentally themed art, including paintings, photographs and jewelry of 10 area artists, will be for sale at the third annual Our Footprints on the Island Art Show on Sunday, Nov. 29. The fundraising event, sponsored by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful, is set for 5 to 8 p.m. at La Playa...

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. and noon at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. A third class is offered...

Auditions for PACT play slated


Men and women are needed for the February production scheduled at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace” are set for Sunday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. at the theater. Three women over 40 and 11 men over 40...

Lighted Boat Parade

Sign-ups underway for event on Dec. 5

Boat owners, captains, individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses are invited to enter the annual Carolers Afloat Lighted Boat Contest and Parade . The event is set for dusk on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Dennis Dreyer municipal Harbor. Entry forms are available by calling the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau...

Making music

Making music


Above: Folks play guitars, fiddles and other instruments as the Port Aransas Opry (formerly Golden Oldies) kicks off on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at the Pollock Center. The opry is a jam session held on Tuesdays and Fridays and sponsored by the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries (JELM). Right: Wanda Williams of...

City tree lighting set for Dec. 3


Port Aransans will kick off the Christmas holiday with the lighting of the city Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec. 3. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at Roberts Point Park. The cast of “Elf Jr.” will perform; the H.G. Olsen Elementary School choir will sing Christmas carols; and Santa will...

Alcohol

Ordinance to adjust drinking hours on the beach in March

It’s looking likely that Port Aransas police will have a new tool in their belts for dealing with unruly crowds during Spring Break next year. The city council voted 7-0 on Thursday, Nov. 19, to approve a first reading of an ordinance to give itself the authority to adjust the...

Gift of life

Gift of life


Workers, above, with the Coastal Bend Blood Center attend to blood donors during the annual George Barnes Memorial Blood Drive on Thursday, Nov. 19. Port Aransas resident Johanna Smith checks her cell phone while donating blood. The annual drive began as the result of a blood collection effort by Tracey...

What I’m thankful for

What I’m thankful for

Chief Concerns

As I sit down to write this Thanksgiving Day column, I am reminded of how truly blessed we are to live in Port Aransas and the United States. When we gather around our tables, it is easy to remember that some of what we should be thankful for is obvious,...

Classically trained

Classically trained

Marlins, Lady Marlins compete in Marlin Classic basketball tournament

Clockwise from right: Port Aransas students put their hands up while a Marlin takes a free throw shot during the Marlin Classic on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Doyle Marek Gym. The Marlin mascot tries to balance two basketballs on...

High school matters

Education notes

High school is the place where you grow up and decide who you want to be. There are those who would say to young people that high school doesn’t matter that much. This just isn’t true. High School is one of the basic stepping stones of our future and the...

Pow-Wow

Pow-Wow


H.G. Olsen Elementary School pre-kindergarten students Skylar McGrady, above from left, Callen Belcher and Travis Cowen sing and play their drums and rattles while dressed as Indians during the Pre-K Pow Wow on Friday, Nov. 20. At left, OES principal Gina McKeever and student Emily Durkin look over a scavenger...

Trustees hear proposal to abolish class ranking system


A suggestion to do away with class ranking was presented to the Port Aransas ISD board of trustees at a meeting during which a contract to resurface tennis courts was approved on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Port Aransas High School counselor Danny Welch presented the plan to abolish high school class...

Kids, teachers can paint parking spots for a price

Kids, teachers can paint parking spots for a price


You can personalize yourvehicle, why not where you park it? Parking spots to paint at Port Aransas High School are for sale for $40 to help raise money for Project Graduation. Students and faculty may purchase a spot to paint. Checks can be made payable to the Port Aransas Kiwanis...

Holiday play slated by high school theatre group


The Port Aransas High School theatre students and the Marlin Masqueraders will be performing a play just in time for the holiday season. The show, called “ The Toys Take Over Christmas,” by Patricia Clapp, will be performed at the PAHS cafetorium on Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. According to...

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