Development pace slows

Development pace slows

But many projects still are ongoing

They’re not as prolific as they were 18 months ago, but the nail guns still are firing. Development in Port...

They did it!

They did it!


Thirty-one seniors graduated from Port Aransas High School during ceremonies at Doyle Marek Gym on Friday, May 27. From right,...

Memorial aerial

Memorial aerial


Hundreds of cars line the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, May 28. This aerial photo was shot above Beach...

Thousands hit beach for holiday

Thousands hit beach for holiday


The sun was shining, crowds packed the beach and the rain stayed away—at least until Monday morning. According to Port...

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Texas claims voter ID is necessary


Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton watched in New Orleans May 24 as Scott Keller, the state’s solicitor general, argued that Texas’ Voter ID law isn’t...

My expert: Beach is good


When I want to know something about the beach, I go to my resident expert: my husband. Murray drives the beach every day, sometimes more...

Hillary: Rules? What rules?


“Rules are made to be broken” is a saying that has many variations, but perhaps no one has summed up Hillary Clinton’s attitude (and Bill’s,...

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...

Denton signs with UT-Dallas to play baseball next spring

Denton signs with UT-Dallas to play baseball next spring


The University of Texas at Dallas Comets baseball team will benefit from pitches thrown by a Port Aransas High School graduate this August. Port Aransan Chase Denton signed a letter...

Pool party

Pool party


H.G. Olsen Elementary third grade students Jacob Bowler, above from left, and Ryan Tallent squirt water guns at Gretchen Groseclose during an end-of-the-year pool party at the Port Aransas Community...

Duathlon

Multi-sport class to begin June 9

Are you interested in expanding your fitness routine into a multi-sport experience? The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is offering the Port A Duathlon Series beginning Thursday,...


Development pace slows

Development pace slows

But many projects still are ongoing

They’re not as prolific as they were 18 months ago, but the nail guns still are firing. Development in Port Aransas this year appears to be holding steady with 2015....

They did it!

They did it!


Thirty-one seniors graduated from Port Aransas High School during ceremonies at Doyle Marek Gym on Friday, May 27. From right, Deborah Morris, Brooklyn McCellon, Keenan Martin and Hunter Marabito wait...

Memorial aerial

Memorial aerial


Hundreds of cars line the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, May 28. This aerial photo was shot above Beach Access Road 1. Mostly good weather lured crowds of folks...

Thousands hit beach for holiday

Thousands hit beach for holiday


The sun was shining, crowds packed the beach and the rain stayed away—at least until Monday morning. According to Port Aransas Police Lt. James Stokes, the three-day weekend spanning Saturday,...

‘Shutter Bugs’

‘Shutter Bugs’

Group photography show opens at First Friday reception

A group photography show and a book signing are scheduled for the First Friday reception at the Port Aransas Art Center on Friday, June 3, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Shutter Bugs” will feature the works of 12 artists. View the works of Gary Balluck of Corpus Christi, Michael Catlin...

Honored veteran

Honored veteran


As Memorial Day got close, folks at Moore-McDonald VFW Post No. 8967 in Port Aransas threw a party for World War II veteran Roy Cox’s 92nd birthday on Wednesday, May 25. A Port Aransas resident, Cox (wearing a black cap in the photo above), served in the jungles in the...

Free movie slated June 8


Bring the family to the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park on Wednesday, June 8, for the first “Movie Under the Stars” of the summer season. Watch a family-friendly movie beginning at dusk from the comfort of lawn chairs, blankets or golf carts. The City of Port Aransas sponsors...

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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. See the Island Agenda on 2A for weekly events. Activities This Week Nature Walk Friday, June 3, at 11 a.m. Join a naturalist...

Town hall subject: Hurricanes


An upcoming Port Aransas town hall meeting should help you if you’ve ever wondered about how to prepare for a hurricane and how the city will deal with it if one strikes. The City of Port Aransas has scheduled its annual Community Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall meeting for Thursday, June...

Beer time!

Beer time!


The parking lot at the Stripes convenience store at Beach Access Road 1A and State Hwy. 361 (and probably every other store in town that sells beer) was packed at noon on Sunday, May 29. Noon is the magic hour to begin selling alcohol on Sundays in Texas. In the...

Next Sunset Sounds concert is on June 10


Spend an evening listening to music beside the ship channel on Friday, June 10, at the next Sunset Sounds concert. The music begins at 7 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheatre in Roberts Point Park. Emily Dale, a singer-songwriter from Corpus Christi, will be onstage performing her original songs as...

Second Saturday party is slated at boat works


Stop by the Farley Boat Works on Saturday, June 11, for some grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. The folks at the boat works are celebrating with a Second Saturday party beginning at 6 p.m. Those who attend are asked to bring a side dish or dessert, their choice of beverage,...

Unpaid taxes

City negotiating with county over delinquencies on city-owned properties

Attorneys for Nueces County are asking that the City of Port Aransas pay delinquent taxes on 27 pieces of property owned by the city. The properties were purchased by the city or awarded to it through judgments for parts of the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture from 2003...

Hoop-it-up tournament postponed


The Hoop-it-Up basketball tournament originally scheduled for Saturday, June 4, has been postponed, according to David Hyde, parks and recreation director. The co-ed tournament will be scheduled for sometime later in the summer. For more information about the tournament, contact Hyde at 749-4158 or dhyde@cityofportaransas.org.

One small step

One small step

OES pre-kindergarteners march into kindergarten

Clockwise from right: H.G. Olsen Elementary School pre-kindergarteners Kirra Sohl, from left, Kyle Davis, Sky McGrady and Levi Whitfield walk into the OES gym during a ‘graduation’ from prekindergarten to kindergarten on Thursday, May 26. Travis Cowen watches where he...

30 PAHS seniors awarded $168,000 in scholarships

30 PAHS seniors awarded $168,000 in scholarships


Port Aransas businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals set a new record this year by awardiing $168,000 in scholarships to 30 seniors in the Port Aransas High School Class of 2016. The community scholarship awards assembly was held on Tuesday night, May 24, in the Doyle Marek Gym at PAHS. Valedictorian...

Community rewards seniors

Community rewards seniors


Scholarships are awarded

Scholarships are awarded


Every day Marlins

Every day Marlins

Education notes

I’ve heard it said that “success is the sum of efforts repeated day in and day out.” The activities at the end of the school year are so enjoyable because we get to see the results of many efforts repeated day in and day out by both students and staff...

Moving forward

Moving forward


Port Aransas High School teacher Thom Driver, above from left, watches seniors Jessica Kelman and Tanai Murray walk into the Doyle Marek Gym at PAHS for graduation on Friday, May 27. PAHS teacher Nona Hendricks, below left, and Kourtney O’Malley pose for a photo after O’Malley received her diploma. Salutatorian...

Computer whizzes

Computer whizzes


The Port Aransas High School UIL computer science team, from left, Benjamin Brown, Eric Anderson, Cody Maffucci and Josie Yeargain stand on stage at the University of Texas at Austin for the state competition with their second place team medals. Maffucci placed fourth in the competition, individually. The team is...

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