Beach biking

Beach biking


Fran Schmitz of Three Lakes, Wis. rides a bicycle down the beach, throwing large shadows on the sand as the...

RV permits rocking

RV permits rocking

City sales total over 700 so far

The City of Port Aransas has sold about 730 beach parking permits for RVs since the permit first started being...

Slash and run

Slash and run

Vandalism ruins school’s new gear

A brand-new high jump pad valued at more than $11,000 at the Port Aransas ISD Track and Field Complex has...

Woman finds bottled snake

Woman finds bottled snake


It’s rare to find a message in a bottle. Perhaps even rarer: Finding a dead snake and scorpion in a...

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Tax cuts vs. government services

There are many reasons Texans have such poor voter turnout, including failure to register, officials making it more difficult through requiring photo IDs to cast...

Unnecessary divide

It is unfortunate that there are some who think that because you weren’t born and raised here you can’t love or care about Port Aransas...

Can’t we do better?

Occasionally I am asked if I ever considered running for political office. My response: “I did once, but I took two aspirin, lay down for...

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...

Track practice

Track practice


Port Aransas High School track athletes, from right, Marek Belcher, Hannah Campbell and Aaron Peterson warm up before track practice on the new all-weather surface track at the Port Aransas...

PAHS netters score well at Whataburger tourney

PAHS netters score well at Whataburger tourney


Playing much large r schools in the Whataburger Varsity Tournament in Corpus Christi, the Class 2A Port Aransas High school tennis team made a good showing, according to coach Vic...

Lady Marlins outmatched during eighth inning, 5-6

Lady Marlins outmatched during eighth inning, 5-6


The Lady Marlin softball team played in a tight game against the Three Rivers High School Lady Bulldogs, losing 5-6, in eight innings on Friday, April 1. “The Lady Marlins...

BMS Marlins finish track season in Odem

BMS Marlins finish track season in Odem


Eighth Grade Boys Triple jumpJosh Scott, 4th Place2400m runTripp Collins, 3rd Place200m runJosh Scott, 5th Place1600m runTrace Crane, 3rd place Eighth Grade Girls High JumpWynne Parsons, 1stPlaceKallee Castleberry, 4thPlaceLong Jump,Lexia...

Marlins put away in five innings, 4-14

Marlins put away in five innings, 4-14


A trip to San Antonio was not in the Marlin baseball team’s favor, falling 4-14, to the San Antonio Central Catholic Academy Buttons on Saturday, April 2. The Buttons went...

Stung Runge

Stung Runge

routes Marlins, 5-2

The Marlin baseball team fell to Runge Yellowjackets 2-5 in seven innings on Friday, April 1. Marlin pitcher Chase Denton was charged with the loss, lasting 2 innings, walking five,...

Marlins bag one-run win against Wildcats

Marlins bag one-run win against Wildcats


Marlin pitcher Chase Denton threw a shutout to lift the Marlin baseball team to a 1-0 win over the Yorktown High School Wildcats in seven innings on Tuesday, March 29....


Beach biking

Beach biking


Fran Schmitz of Three Lakes, Wis. rides a bicycle down the beach, throwing large shadows on the sand as the sun rises behind him. He was photographed slightly south of...

RV permits rocking

RV permits rocking

City sales total over 700 so far

The City of Port Aransas has sold about 730 beach parking permits for RVs since the permit first started being issued in mid- 2015, and the approaching summer season can...

Slash and run

Slash and run

Vandalism ruins school’s new gear

A brand-new high jump pad valued at more than $11,000 at the Port Aransas ISD Track and Field Complex has been vandalized and must be replaced, Port Aransas school officials...

Woman finds bottled snake

Woman finds bottled snake


It’s rare to find a message in a bottle. Perhaps even rarer: Finding a dead snake and scorpion in a bottle. Carole Mahalak made that rarer find on Tuesday, March...

Plant swap

Plant swap


Members of Keep Port Aransas Beautiful held the Spring Plant and Book Swap on Saturday, April 2, in the front yard of the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Folks brought plant cuttings and books to swap, as well as old eyeglasses and ink cartridges to recycle. Deno Fabrie, second...

What’s the buzz about?

Beekeeping is topic at PAGC meeting Tuesday

Learn about beekeeping and honey at the Port Aransas Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, April 12. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and socializing. Pete Hartje of Port Aransas with the Coastal Bend Beekeepers...

Sunset Sounds series kicks off on Friday


Music genres to appeal to all tastes are on tap on Friday, April 8, for the first show of the Sunset Sounds concert season. The free concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. The Texas Fever band will play country western, oldies,...

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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...

Burgers and hot dogs are on menu at boat works


The Folks at the Farley Boat Works are having another Second Saturday party on Saturday, April 9, and all are invited. Grilled burgers and hot dogs are the main course. Bring a side dish or dessert and some chairs and join in the fun beginning at 6 p.m. Local musicians...

PAHS grads’ firm has charity angle

PAHS grads’ firm has charity angle


Three Port Aransas High School graduates have started a children’s clothing business that also provides free clothing to needy kids. The graduates are Jordache Johnson (Class of 2003), of Austin; Collie Farley (2000), of Boerne and Winston Caraker (2003), of Austin. The company, My Kid’s Polo, is based in Austin....

Safety improvements sought for crosswalks

Safety improvements sought for crosswalks


City officials are planning to make some changes at two Port Aransas intersections to make them safer. The intersections are at Avenue G at Station Street; and at Avenue G and 11th Street. The city is looking at possibly moving existing “pedestrian crossing” signs to make them more visible and...

Big anniversary

Big anniversary


Scores of folks visited the Port Aransas Art Center on April 1 for a First Friday reception celebrating the organization’s 20th anniversary. The reception featured artists from the center’s beginning in 1996. Above: The building is packed with people socializing, admiring artwork, sipping wine, sampling hors d’ouevres and listening to...

Candidates’ night

Mayor, council contenders to take part in public forum

The South Jetty will host a Candidates’ Night at council chambers in city hall on Wednesday, April 20. The free event will start at 6 p.m. Council chambers is at 710 W. Ave. A. The public is invited to attend. All nine candidates for city council and mayor have confirmed...

Fiesta de Mayo tickets, tables are now on sale

Fiesta de Mayo tickets, tables are now on sale


Tickets are now available for the 9th annual Fiesta de Mayo, a night of dining and entertainment, benefiting the Port Aransas Art Center. Fiesta de Mayo, on Friday, May 13, is the first event in a weekend of arts, which features ArtFest and the Songwriters’ Showcase. The event begins at...

Making the migration

Making the migration


If you recently have been seeing many more brightly colored birds than usual flitting around in bushes and trees in Port Aransas, there’s a reason for that. Spring migration is underway, and a wide variety of birds are stopping over...

Beetle book

Beetle book


Dianna Aston of Port Aransas shows the cover of her newest children’s book, ‘A Beetle is Shy.’ It was illustrated by Sylvia Long of Scottsdale, Ariz. Published by Chronicle Books of San Francisco in March, the book is available online at the Gratitude Shoppe in Port Aransas. Aston said it’s...

An interview with a Muppet

An interview with a Muppet

Education notes

This school year has been my first year as the Elementary and Middle School counselor for Port Aransas ISD. This year has really been a blessing, filled with lots of new experiences and wonderful new friends who have welcomed me into the school district and the community with smiling faces...

Retreat

PAHS retreat set for April 15-17

A 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, realize...

Photo

Photo


H.G. Olsen Elementary School fifth grade students, Kayla Garcia, from left, and Cambry Postlewait recite the Pledge of Allegiance with OES principal Gina McKeever at a Port Aransas ISD trustees meeting on Wednesday, March 23.

Kids’ putt-putt fundraiser slated


Bring the kids to the second annual Putt-Putt Fundraiser benefiting the Trinity-by-the- Sea Day School on Sunday, April 17, at Kody’s Restaurant. Kids can play a round of putt-putt for $5, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Included in the festivities, are appetizers, live music and a silent auction. Raffle tickets for...

Math night set for April 11


Students at Brundrett Middle School have created games that will require problem solving and math skills to win. BMS students will host a math carnival night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11. “The students are using the skills they have learned in class to try and stump...

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