Zahn named port chairman

Zahn named port chairman


Port Aransas resident Charlie Zahn has been elected chairman of the Port Authority of Corpus Christi Commission. His fellow commissioners...

Marlin royalty

Marlin royalty


The 2016 Port Aransas High School homecoming court, from left: seniors Cody Mafucci, Shelby Takahashi, Julie Johnson, Chase Denton, Lindsey...

Filing period begins for city elections
Brutal cold

Brutal cold

Port Aransans share tales from both poles

Can you imagine taking a swim in 28-degree seawater? Ken Dunton can. The Port Aransas scientist has done it. “It’s...

Get News Updates

Political Cartoon

Are national, state leaders true Christians?

After February, when Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada vote on presidential nominees, it’s our turn. On Super Tuesday, March 1, Texans, and folks...

Wanted: Serious contenders

“Election season” is upon us. No, I’m not talking about the brouhaha playing out in the national media between The Donald, The Cruzinator, Hillary, Rubio...

Too big to fail: The sequel?

Movie sequels are rarely as good as the original films on which they’re based. The same dictum, it appears, holds for finance. The 2008 housing...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 8a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

BMS Lady Marlins defeat Kingway Leadership Academy

BMS Lady Marlins defeat Kingway Leadership Academy


The Brundrett Middle School eighth and seventh grade Lady Marlins took wins against the Kingsway Leadership Academy on Thursday, Jan. 14. The eighth grade Lady Marlins played against the Kingsway...

Eighth grade Marlins beat Kingsway Academy, 38-35

Eighth grade Marlins beat Kingsway Academy, 38-35


An exceptional first-half performance put the Brundrett Middle School eighth grade Marlin basketball team ahead enough to beat the Kingsway Leadership Academy boys in Kingsville, 34-16. The BMS eighth grade...

Lady Marlins conquer Lady Badgers, 40-18

Lady Marlins conquer Lady Badgers, 40-18

PAHS Homecoming

The Lady Marlins hashed it out with the Ben Bolt High School Lady Badgers on Friday, Jan. 16, in a homecoming game, for the win, 40-18. “ Ben Bolt played...

Agua Dulce Lady Horns beat Lady Marlins, 37-40

Agua Dulce Lady Horns beat Lady Marlins, 37-40


The Lady Marlin basketball team was outmatched against the Agua Dulce High School Lady Horns on Tuesday, Jan. 12, winning, 37-40. The game started with the Lady Marlins in the...

Marlins wrangle Longhorns, 70-15

Marlins wrangle Longhorns, 70-15


The Marlin basketball team took on the Agua Dulce High School Longhorns on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Agua Dulce for the win, 70-15. “Another game on the road and our...

Big Blue beats Ben Bolt Badgers, 86-31

Big Blue beats Ben Bolt Badgers, 86-31

PAHS Homecoming

The Marlin basketball took on the Ben Bolt High School Badgers for during a homecoming game on Friday, Jan. 15, winning 82-28. The Marlins exploded in the first quarter, earning...

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...


Zahn named port chairman

Zahn named port chairman


Port Aransas resident Charlie Zahn has been elected chairman of the Port Authority of Corpus Christi Commission. His fellow commissioners voted him into the position on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The...

Marlin royalty

Marlin royalty


The 2016 Port Aransas High School homecoming court, from left: seniors Cody Mafucci, Shelby Takahashi, Julie Johnson, Chase Denton, Lindsey Uhlik and Jacob DeHart; juniors Grace Flood and Devin Pate;...

Filing period begins for city elections
Brutal cold

Brutal cold

Port Aransans share tales from both poles

Can you imagine taking a swim in 28-degree seawater? Ken Dunton can. The Port Aransas scientist has done it. “It’s so cold,” he said. “It really stings … It’s like...

Lovely landscaping

Lovely landscaping


The Dunes condominium has received the Commercial Yard of the Month award for January from the Port Aransas Garden Club. Pictured are, from left, Fred Gonazlez, general manager; Herschel Reynolds, the facility’s gardener; and garden club representative Joanne Syre, presenting Gonzalez and Reynolds with a ‘golden spade.’

Taste

Samples of island cuisine are offered at annual event

Taste sample fare from 23 participating member establishments at the 19th annual Dine Around on Monday, Jan. 25. Presented by the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce Tourist Bureau Merchants Committee, the event is from 5 to 8 p.m. The cafes, clubs and shops will provide samples of their popular menu...

Donations for book sale end Saturday


Donations of used books, DVDs, CDs, VHS tapes and audiobooks are still being collected by the Ellis Memorial Library for donation to the annual book sale. Donors have until Saturday, Jan. 23, to get these items to the library to be sorted and priced. The sale is set for Saturday...

Stuff to do and see

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. and noon. A third class is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:15...

Talk topic: Fish, nutrition


Find out if eating fish is good for you when Dr. Kenneth A. Webb Jr., a research fellow at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, speaks at the free Public Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 21. UTMSI will host the lecture beginning at 7 p.m., in the Visitor Center...

Gillespie explains ferry system

Rotary Remarks

Our speaker on Jan. 14 was Howard Gillespie, manager of the ferry operations, brought to us by Rotarian Irma Parker. Howard is a Navy Mustang, which means he started out as the lowest-ranking seaman and went through all the ranks until he retired as a lieutenant commander. He brings that...

Home Tour

Home Tour

Drawings, silent auction included in annual event

Make plans to attend the 28th annual Port Aransas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Port Aransas Garden Club, on Saturday, Jan. 30. All the tours start at the Community Center, located at 408 N. Alister St. Doors open at the Community Center at 8:30 a.m. for folks to purchase...

Citywide garage sale set for Feb. 6


Got stuff you want to get rid of? Get rid of it all and make some money by joining in the Citywide Garage Sale on Saturday, Feb. 6. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Port Aransas Beautiful sponsor the annual event. Folks may hold the...

Cinnamon Shore to host winter festival


The public is invited to the second annual Cinnamon Shore STOMP Winter Festival on Saturday, Jan. 30. Wine tastings, grape stomping, food vendors and kid-friendly activities are scheduled from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Town Center of Cinnamon Shore, 5009 State Hwy. 361. Area artists will have their art...

More interim work

More interim work


I want to follow up from the last few week’s article to discuss some of the recently announced interim charges for the Legislature’s 2016 interim. Below is some information about some key aspects related to the topics outlined in the Speaker’s 84th Texas Legislative Interim Charges. I hope in the...

Marlin pride

Marlin pride

Port Aransas ISD celebrates homecoming, 102 Years of Excellence in Education

Current Port Aransas ISD Marlins and the Marlins of yesteryear celebrated the school district and Port Aransas High School’s homecoming during the 102 Years of Excellence in Education celebration. Throughout the week, Jan. 13-15, PAISD celebrated with a homecoming parade,...

‘Challenge’

‘Challenge’

PAHS team competes against GPHS on KEDT-TV quiz show

The Port Aransas High School ‘Challenge’ team competed against Gregory Portland High School on TV on Thursday, Jan. 14. PAHS lost to GPHS with a score of 185-215. ‘Challenge’ is a local TV quiz show broadcast on KEDT every Thursday at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, at 6:30 p.m. The...

Pep rally shenanigans

Pep rally shenanigans


Clockwise from top left, Port Aransas High School homecoming court sophomores, Diaz Nesloney, left, and Anne Marie Appling skip to the finish line during a pep rally skit on Thursday, Jan. 14. Dressed in a white lace dress and sporting a guitar and cowboy hat, PAHS junior Devin Pate gives...

Handy-work

Handy-work


Above: Brundrett Middle School student and Port Aransas 4H Club member Morgan Kite shows Nueces County Junior Livestock Show judges her welding project, a railroad-iron cross, for which she won 13th place. Right photo from right, Jayden Clark, Zoey Montgomery, Thomas McGrady and Casey McGrady pose near their project rabbits...

4-H club wins big at livestock show


Several members of the Port Aransas 4-H Club were winners in the 2016 Nueces County Junior Livestock Show (NCJLS) in Robstown. The show, held Jan. 8-17, featured Future Farmers of America (FFA) clubs from area schools and 4-H clubs from Nueces County. Fifth grader Casey Mc- Grady from H. G....

School uses social media, Internet to connect with parents, students


With the Internet becoming steady means of communication, Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Sharon McKinney says communicating with the parents, students and the community has never been easier. Last year PAISD hired Morehead, Dotts and Rybak (MDR), a public relations and marketing firm based out of Corpus Christi and San Antonio,...

Registration for Little League set

Registration for Little League set


The Port Aransas Little League will hold registration for new players on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Port Aransas Independent School District administration building. Sign-up will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. “Aside from being able to enjoy the wonderful weather, youth in Little League learn valuable lessons about teamwork,...

Special Sections