In a froth

In a froth


Meagan Callaway of Port Aransas surfs at Horace Caldwell Pier on a recent day. With water temperatures in the 80s...

Gold STAARs


Port Aransas ISD STAAR preliminary test results have arrived and show that fifth and eighth grade students in the district...

Superintendent: Enrollment OK, for now


Enrollment at Port Aransas ISD is sitting at 516 students at the end of the 2015-16 school year, 10 students...

Some cottages go, some stay

Some cottages go, some stay


Family-owned-and-operated motel cottages, once a plentiful source of small-town charm in Port Aransas, slowly are fading from the landscape, with...

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Political Cartoon


Clinton skewers Donald Trump


Hillary Clinton turned a corner in her presidential campaign June 2, with a speech both humorous and blisteringly blunt, painting presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump...

In the eye of the hurricane


Most people living in Port Aransas today have never experienced a hurricane evacuation much less a hurricane strike. They’re for real, and they need to...

Hillary and the ‘what if’ scenes


Some believe that soon after Tuesday’s final presidential primaries the FBI will interview Hillary Clinton about her handling of emails while she was secretary of...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 7a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...


In a froth

In a froth


Meagan Callaway of Port Aransas surfs at Horace Caldwell Pier on a recent day. With water temperatures in the 80s and storms popping up in the Gulf, it’s a good...

Gold STAARs


Port Aransas ISD STAAR preliminary test results have arrived and show that fifth and eighth grade students in the district scored higher than the state average in subjects including reading,...

Superintendent: Enrollment OK, for now


Enrollment at Port Aransas ISD is sitting at 516 students at the end of the 2015-16 school year, 10 students less than last year. “We still have some room to...

Some cottages go, some stay

Some cottages go, some stay


Family-owned-and-operated motel cottages, once a plentiful source of small-town charm in Port Aransas, slowly are fading from the landscape, with many demolished to make way for other structures. But some...

Happy harvest

Happy harvest


Ginger Henley lent a helping hand after someone recently stole vegetables from a small plot leased by the Port Aransas Oxborrow family at the Community/Urban Gardens near Ellis Memorial Library. Henley invited the Oxborrows to harvest from her garden on Sea Isle Drive. Above: Picking tiny spoon tomatoes are, from...

Sunset Sounds

Concert beside the ship channel slated Friday

Live music while watching ships go by as the sun sets is on tap on Friday, June 10, at the next Sunset Sounds concert. Emily Dale, a singer-songwriter from Corpus Christi, will perform at the Patsy Jones Amphitheatre in Roberts Point Park beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to...

Burgers, hot dogs heading to grill at Second Saturday


Saturday, June 11, is the second Saturday of the month, which means the folks at the Farley Boat Works will have a party. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. with hamburgers and hot dogs cooking on the grill. Everyone is invited to join in the fun. Those who attend are...

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. See the Island Agenda on 2A for weekly events. Activities This Week Port A Duathlon Thursday, June 9, 6 to 7 p.m. Running,...

Club picks Picoult book


A mother’s love, friendship, loss and elephants are the topics in the book chosen for discussion at the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club’s meeting on Tuesday, June 14. “Leaving Time,” by Jodi Picoult, will be discussed beginning at 6 p.m., at the library located at 710 W. Ave. A. The...

Rainbow beach

Rainbow beach


Surfers enter the water at Horace Caldwell Pier as a rainbow hovers overhead on Thursday, June 2. Rainbows have been one of the ‘up’ sides to all of the rain Port Aransas has been getting lately.

Moonlight travel

Moonlight travel


Tiny marine creatures known as zooplankton feed on phytoplankton, which use photosynthesis to create their food. Since phytoplankton tend to hang out at the ocean’s surface to absorb the sun’s energy, zooplankton head there for their meals each night. But when morning arrives, zooplankton become targets for predators, so they...

‘Sea’ and do

UTMSI offers films, activities

Looking for something to do to get out of the heat? The University of Texas Marine Science Institute is offering a Film and Discovery Series each Wednesday beginning June 15 through August 3, from 3 to 4 p.m. or 10 to 11 a.m. Watch weekly issues of the South Jetty...

Camping crowd

Camping crowd


A bunch of campers were enjoying the sand, sun and surf at I.B. Magee Beach Park on a recent day.

Hurricanes were the topic

Hurricanes were the topic


Corpus Christi Fire Department emergency management coordinator Billy Delgado, above left, speaks to Port Aransas residents at the Port Aransas Community Center during an annual hurricane town hall meeting on Thursday, June 2, about planning, where to evacuate and what Corpus Christi does in the event of a hurricane. Port...

Places to stay back in the day

Places to stay back in the day


Cottage-style motels once were the only way to go for lodging in Port Aransas. Many still exist in town, but many others have gone away, demolished to make room for other developments. (See story, page 1A.) Clockwise from upper right:...

Birding 101

Class slated for June 13

Kids can learn to identify the variety of migratory and resident birds found in Port Aransas in the summer at a free class offered by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. “Birding 101 for Kids,” an introductory birding class, is for ages seven to 16, on Monday, June 13,...

Goodbye, Wayne

Goodbye, Wayne


Departing Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Wayne Johnson hugs Port Aransas High School teacher Maria Truan while Truan’s niece, Mikaela Palmer, 11, of Corpus Christi, looks on. The district held a going-away reception for Johnson in the Dolphin Room at Cline’s Landing on Wednesday, June 1.

Junior Girls softball

Junior Girls softball


Junior Girls Little League softball players recently posed for their team picture. Front row from left, are, Dakota Garrett, Zoe Campbell, Claira Wyatt, Andrea Alexander, Gabi Durkin and Kailey McKinney. Standing, from left, are Coach Dustin Windsor, Jadyn Clark, Kyren Postlewait, Soli Harrell, Irelynn Martin, Kayla Spaeth, Lexia Ward and...

Sign-ups for swim lessons begin on Tuesday, June 14


Port Aransas residents may begin registering their kids for Session II of youth swim lessons on Tuesday, June 14. Session II runs Tuesday through Friday for two weeks beginning Tuesday, June 28, through Friday, July 8. Non-residents may begin registering their kids for Session II on Tuesday, June 21. Two...

Black Marlins

Black Marlins


The Black Marlins Little League team of 2016 are from left, Sean Durkin, Donovan Hall, Stratton Mills, Silas Baker, Ariana Salazar and Kyllian Murray. They are coached by Brett Baker, left, and Gabi Salazar.

Pink Marlins T-ball

Pink Marlins T-ball


The Pink Marlins T-ball team is having a fun season while learning ball skills. Pictured in front row from left are, Henry Black, Bella Grace Reaves, Bayne Russell and Maya Kleypas; back row from left are Teagan Russell and Emma Hofhiens. Their coaches are Erin Reaves, left, and Kaylyn Castleberry.

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