Stung!

Stung!

Port Aransas operations snare 22 accused thieves

In a series of sting operations, Port Aransas police have arrested more than 20 people for allegedly stealing items tagged...

Suspension issued in Lydia barges case

Suspension issued in Lydia barges case


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended the letter of permission it issued to a firm to install moorings...

Local chef to compete on national TV
Winter Texan numbers were strong this season

Winter Texan numbers were strong this season


The 2015-16 Winter Texan season, which is wrapping up now, was another big one in Port Aransas, according to several...

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Cruz calls for police patrols of Muslim neighborhoods

The battles between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over the virtues of their respective wives – and themselves – would be amusing if we weren’t...

Sick, expensive, stinky

I’m a little late wishing myself happy 39th anniversary. It was March 17, 1977 when I quit a pack-a-day smoking habit. Granted, I only smoked...

Must terrorism be new normal?

Are the increasing incidents of terrorist attacks in Europe the “new normal”? Must Europeans and Americans become resigned to the inevitability of regular jihadist assaults?...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 9a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

Lions edge Marlins 5-6 in eight innings

Lions edge Marlins 5-6 in eight innings


The Marlin baseball team went head-to-head with the Kenedy High School Lions in eight innings, losing by one run, 5-6, on Tuesday, March 22. Marlin Logan Kreutziger racked up two...

PAHS Track

PAHS Track

@ Sinton High School Thursday, March 24

Lady Marlins put away Pettus, 16-1

Lady Marlins put away Pettus, 16-1


The Lady Marlin softball team jumped out to an early lead on the Pettus High School Lady Eagles and captured a 16-1 victory on Tuesday, March 22. Racking up seven...

Marlins lose in 10-0 shut-out to Eagles

Marlins lose in 10-0 shut-out to Eagles


The Marlin baseball team was stopped, 0-10, against the Woodsboro High School Eagles on Thursday, March 24. Marlin pitcher Logan Kreutziger ended up on the wrong side of the pitching...

JV Marlin netters score wins at T-M

JV Marlin netters score wins at T-M


Port Aransas High School’s junior varsity tennis team finished fifth out of 11 teams at the Tuloso-Midway High School Junior Varsity Tennis Tournament on Tuesday, March 22. The Class 2A...

Smith, Zuniga winners at district golf


The Port Aransas High School golf team competed at the district golf meet in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, March 23. “We had a good day at the district golf meet,”...

Defense!

Defense!


Port Aransas Marlins player Cody Collins faces down a Poolville player during the Marlin Classic.

Chaires

Chaires

Maria Theresa “Terry” Chaires, 64, died Friday, March 18, 2016, in Corpus Christi. She was born on Sept. 29, 1951 in Lubbock, but soon moved to Corpus Christi. For the...


Stung!

Stung!

Port Aransas operations snare 22 accused thieves

In a series of sting operations, Port Aransas police have arrested more than 20 people for allegedly stealing items tagged with a GPS tracker, Chief Scott Burroughs said. PAPD activity...

Suspension issued in Lydia barges case

Suspension issued in Lydia barges case


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended the letter of permission it issued to a firm to install moorings where barges have been docked on the east side of...

Local chef to compete on national TV
Winter Texan numbers were strong this season

Winter Texan numbers were strong this season


The 2015-16 Winter Texan season, which is wrapping up now, was another big one in Port Aransas, according to several observers. Some 95 percent of the 361 sites at Pioneer...

20th anniversary

20th anniversary

Art center to celebrate at First Friday by honoring artists from its beginning

Friday, April 1, is the 20th anniversary of the Port Aransas Art Center, and the folks there aren’t fooling. The First Friday reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will feature a show titled, “20 Years and Growing with Artists from the Beginning,” featuring artists from the art center’s beginning in...

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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 and Wednesday, at 7 a.m., noon and 5:15. Fridays at 7 a.m. and noon. Personal trainer Karen Decker leads the...

Kiwanis beach luau cancelled


Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Port Aransas Family Luau set for Saturday, April 2, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas, has been cancelled. Problems securing a large tent for that day cropped up at the last minute. “We had to cancel the event because the date set was...

Council votes to change taxi, ‘vehicles for hire’ ordinance


Port Aransas city officials have begun changing a city ordinance on taxis to make sure other “vehicles for hire” must comply with the ordinance. The council voted 6-0 on Thursday, March 24, to make the changes. Council member Beth Owens was absent. The ordinance that’s in place now requires that...

Shuttle

Shuttle

Two new stops are planned along route

The Port Aransas City Council has given its blessing to a proposal for some slight changes to the shuttle route in town. The council heard a presentation from Wes Vardeman, outreach coordinator with the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), on Thursday, March 24. The council took no formal action,...

Beach walk

Beach walk


Joe, from left, and Peggy Corrigan inspect black mangrove seed found on the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier with beach walk leader Julie Findley on Friday, March 25.

Meet author at library event


Meet author John W. Howell at a Coffee with the Author hosted by the Friends of the Ellis Memorial Library on Saturday, April 2. The coffee will be held in the meeting room at the Ellis Memorial Library. Howell writes thriller fiction novels as well as short stories. His books,...

Some JELM programs continue


Although most of the programs are now finished for the winter season at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries, several groups will continue to meet through the month of April at the JELM Center. The prayer shawl ministry will meet on Mondays at 1 p.m. and the sewing for charities group...

Beach park project to start after summer

Beach park project to start after summer


A $2 million project to improve and expand RV spaces at I.B. Magee Beach Park in Port Aransas has been delayed and will begin after summer is over. Nueces County Coastal Parks Director Scott Cross said he’d hoped to start the project in February or March, but that’s not going...

Rezoning

Cinnamon Shore developer gets second OK for request

Cinnamon Shore’s developer is now two-thirds finished achieving its goal of getting large tracts of State Hwy. 361 land rezoned for expansions of the subdivision. Meeting on Thursday, March 24, the Port Aransas City Council voted 5-0 to OK a second reading of the ordinance that would grant the rezoning...

Taking center stage

Taking center stage

PAHS one-act play to perform at area competition April 7

The Port Aransas High School one-act play team is tweaking performances and putting the final touches on its play before competing in the area competition. PAHS’s one-act play, “The Wake of Jamey Foster,” by Beth Henley, competed at the bi-district...

Trustees talk dress code, approve teacher contracts

Trustees talk dress code, approve teacher contracts


Port Aransas ISD trustees discussed proposed revisions to the Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School dress codes and approved teacher contracts for the 2016-17 school year. Dress code A staff-written draft of the dress code presented to the trustees raised questions about how consistent it would be enforced...

Board honors

Board honors


Above: Port Aransas High School debate team members Hunter Frost, left, and Benjamin Brown, right, pose with their coach, PAHS Jason Johnson, center, with their certificates at a Port Aransas ISD trustees meeting on Wednesday, March 23, for competing at the state debate tournament. Left: H.G. Olsen Elementary School student...

Lounging around

Lounging around


H.G. Olsen Elementary School student Brynley Fell, hangs out on a bean bag chair while reading ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ on Thursday, March 3.

What did you learn today?

What did you learn today?

Education notes

I’ve had an epiphany! Or, perhaps I should say, I had one thrown in my face. I have two eighth graders and a sophomore. And, like most students, there are days when school is not their favorite place to be. On such a day a few weeks ago one of...

Sandbunnies

Sandbunnies


Mark Landrum of Port Aransas creates some bunny sand sculptures on Sunday, March 27, at Mile Marker 45 on the beach. Looking on from left are, Daniel King, 9, from San Antonio and his cousin, Jackson King, 5, of Corpus Christi. Daniel competed in the amateur contest at the 2015...

Leadership conference set for PAHS


The first Port Aransas Youth Leadership Retreat is scheduled for April 15 through 17 in Hunt near Kerrville. “We are seeking out investors,” organizer Ken Yarbrough said. “It is my hope that individuals and businesses will want to invest into the lives of these young adults and in doing so,...

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