See turtle?

See turtle?


Xavier Harrison, treasurer with Friends of the ARK (Animal Rehabilitation Keep), shows a sea turtle to spectators at the beach...

Flexibility

City looks at strategy for workforce housing

City officials are set to consider tweaking an ordinance to encourage construction of workforce housing in Port Aransas. The idea...

Teachers showered with grants

Teachers showered with grants

Foundation awards total over $156,000

Students from H.G. Olsen Elementary School, Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School waved pompoms, cheered and congratulated their...

Toothy grin

Toothy grin


An accommodating alligator at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center seems to smile for the camera on Friday, April 15. The...

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Abbott book slams feds

Gov. Greg Abbott is releasing his first book May 17, that follows the time-honored practice of slamming the federal government if you’re interested in trying...

Digital divide

The internet is such a great invention, until it’s not. We’re reaching the point that it’s not . Among digital media (which includes print media...

Saudis practice mafia tactics

The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from “unforeseen” threats. Don’t pay them and...

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...

No-hitter!

No-hitter!

Lady Marlins take win from Pettus in five innings, 13-1

A no-hitter lead the Lady Marlin softball team to victory, 13-1, against Pettus High School Lady Eagles on Tuesday, April 12. Johnson recorded the win for the Lady Marlins after...

Soccer champs

Soccer champs


The Port Aransas Youth Soccer League U12 girls team, the Lady Marlins, finished second in the South Texas Youth Soccer Association western district tournament and will advance to play in...

PAHS Track

PAHS Track


Mack strikes out 14 for Marlins win, 9-5

Mack strikes out 14 for Marlins win, 9-5


A comeback after the second inning paved the way for a Marlin baseball win, 9-5 against the Three Rivers High School Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 12. Noah Mack picked up...

Big Blue scores early to defeat Bobcats, 2-0

Big Blue scores early to defeat Bobcats, 2-0


Marlin pitcher Chase Denton threw a shutout against the Refugio High School Bobcats, helping give the Marlin baseball team a 2-0 win on Friday, April 15. Denton was the winning...


See turtle?

See turtle?


Xavier Harrison, treasurer with Friends of the ARK (Animal Rehabilitation Keep), shows a sea turtle to spectators at the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, April 16. Volunteers were releasing...

Flexibility

City looks at strategy for workforce housing

City officials are set to consider tweaking an ordinance to encourage construction of workforce housing in Port Aransas. The idea is to make it easier for people to slightly bend...

Teachers showered with grants

Teachers showered with grants

Foundation awards total over $156,000

Students from H.G. Olsen Elementary School, Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School waved pompoms, cheered and congratulated their teachers who were awarded grants from the Port Aransas Education...

Toothy grin

Toothy grin


An accommodating alligator at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center seems to smile for the camera on Friday, April 15. The birding center is home to two known alligators named Boots...

New library director welcomed

New library director welcomed


A reception was held on Wednesday, April 13, to welcome the new library director of the William R. ‘Bill’ Ellis Memorial Library, Geanette ‘Jenny’ Dailey. The city council appointed Dailey to the position on Feb. 18. Shown from left are Dailey, Jo Leta Gavit, vice-president of the Friends of the...

Spring cleanup

30th annual Adopt-a-Beach event is Saturday

Get some friends and family together on Saturday, April 23, and make your way to the beach to help in the 30th annual Texas General Land Office (GLO) Adopt-A-Beach spring cleanup. Organizers will be at the beach at Avenue G beginning at 8:30 a.m. for check-in. Volunteers will be assigned...

Golf tourney Friday to benefit day school


Golfers will compete in the 2016 Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Day School Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, April 22. They will check-in for the tournament beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club on State Hwy. 361, south of Beach Access Road 1A. Play will begin at 1...

Poetry, art show is to aid Project Graduation


Bid on art and the poetry that inspired it at an event to benefit Project Graduation on Sunday, April 24. The exhibit and auction items were created by Port Aransas High School students. The show will be from 2 to 7 p.m. at MacDaddy’s Family Kitchen, 118 Beach St. This...

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

Thompson movie, ‘TV Family,’ free showing slated on April 29

Thompson movie, ‘TV Family,’ free showing slated on April 29


A new movie created by a Port Aransas native is about to hit a film screen in Corpus Christi. “TV Family” will be shown, free, at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Art Museum of South Texas. Ethan Thompson, who grew up in Port Aransas, put together the...

Council to vote third time on development


The Port Aransas City Council soon will vote on a third and final reading of a proposed ordinance to rezone large tracts of land along State Hwy. 361 for expansions of the Cinnamon Shore subdivision. It’s one of several matters the council will discuss when it meets at 5 p.m....

City to consider farmers’ market


The Port Aransas City Council is scheduled to discuss the possibility of a farmers’ market being held at Roberts Point Park. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, at council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. Billy Joe Wilson, a Corpus Christi resident who is an operating...

Deadline extended for ArtFest artists

Saturday, April 30

Booth space is still available for the 11th annual Art- Fest set for Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Roberts Point Park. The annual event is an opportunity for artists to sell their original fine arts...

Try-outs for roles in next PACT musical set Sunday


Those folks who missed the auditions for the July production of “Bye Bye Birdie” at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on April 18 and 19, have another opportunity to try out. Auditions for those ages 10 and up are set for Sunday, April 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. at...

Swimming home

Swimming home


Folks gathered on the beach near Pole 35 on Saturday, April 16 to watch volunteers from the Animal Rehabilitation Keep release sea turtles back into the Gulf of Mexico. Several turtles were released including green sea turtles, a loggerhead sea...

Dance, dance

Dance, dance


H.G. Olsen Elementary School students, above, dance in the OES gym during a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) dance night on Friday, April 15. OES students, left from left Magnolia Williams, Chloe Schwartz, Lilly Nixon, Ambyr Cavazos and Raquel Merritt sing along to the music of Taylor Swift while in line...

Deadline set to apply for summer camp aid


Summer camp registrations are starting to open up for the 2016 summer season. The Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas is offering financial aid to students at Port Aransas ISD (K-12) to attend camps. According to Kiwanis president Cyndi Christenson, camps the club will offer aid to include scout, surf, leadership,...

Marlins believe, Marlins achieve

Marlins believe, Marlins achieve

Education notes

One of my favorite TV shows, and I’m not afraid to admit it, is Penguins of Madagascar. In this particular show, you have some pretty ingenious penguins able to do some unbelievable things. They operate under the motto, “Don’t give me excuses; give me results.” This is what the Brundrett...

District nurse files suit against PAISD


A civil lawsuit filed on Thursday, April 14, by Port Aransas ISD nurse Melissa Ramsden against the district alleges violations of the Texas Public Information Act, Texas Nurse Practice Act and a violation of rights of disabled-special needs students. “We are vigorously defending the lawsuit filed by Ramsden and the...

Eighth grade science symposium set for Thursday at UTMSI


Eighth grade students from Brundrett Middle School will show off their environmental sampling experiments at the Second Annual Brundrett Research Symposium. The symposium will be held at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute auditorium on Thursday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. According to a UTMSI spokesperson,...

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