Bond, street bond

Bond, street bond

City to consider bond to pay for possible street, drainage work

Should city staff start putting together a list of needed street, drainage and sidewalk projects, along with the estimated total...

Outboard ace

Outboard ace


Goin’ surfin’

Goin’ surfin’


A group of folks heads into the surf with their surfboards on a recent day near Horace Caldwell Pier. Water...

Zahn sees first supertanker pass through Panama Canal

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Rodney Ellis goes from state senate to commissioner

After 26 years in the Texas Senate, Houston’s Rodney Ellis is trading in the job to fill the Harris County commissioner vacancy created by the...

No filling these shoes

Willis Webb. He was strong. He was brave. He was principled. He was hard-working. Dedicated. Tenacious. Persistent. Professional. Loving. Kind. Compassionate. Supportive. Encouraging. Wise. Honorable....

Pence is salt to Trump’s pepper

The announcement by Donald Trump of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate had not yet been made official last Thursday, but that didn’t...

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...

Swimmers state-bound

Swimmers state-bound

In McAllen July 25-31

Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team swam at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Regional Qualifier meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday and Sunday, July 16 and 17. Several of...

Hoover

Hoover

Fran- ces Jackson Hoover died Monday, July 11, 2016. She was a former resident of Port Aransas. Hoover was born in Clovis, New Mexico on Nov. 26, 1919, to Caut...


Bond, street bond

Bond, street bond

City to consider bond to pay for possible street, drainage work

Should city staff start putting together a list of needed street, drainage and sidewalk projects, along with the estimated total cost of a bond to finance it all? That’s the...

Outboard ace

Outboard ace


Goin’ surfin’

Goin’ surfin’


A group of folks heads into the surf with their surfboards on a recent day near Horace Caldwell Pier. Water temperatures are in the mid-80s right now.

Zahn sees first supertanker pass through Panama Canal
‘Bye Bye Birdie’

‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Musical comedy opens Friday at PACT

A Tony Award-winning musical comedy opens Friday, July 22, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. “Bye Bye Birdie,” the story of a rock and roll singer who is about to be inducted into the army, will run for three weeks. Show times are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July...

Fun!


Family Art Day set for Thursday Parents and kids are invited to drop in for a Family Fun Art Day at the Port Aransas Art Center on Thursday, July 21. Get out of the heat and create an island-themed project any time between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Liz Harris, art...

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 Beach Walk Friday, July 22, at 9 a.m. Eliesha Barr leads...

City sets goals


The wish list ranges from dealing with big ship wakes to helping needy families get their children into daycare programs. The Port Aransas City Council has set a number of goals it is pursuing as it goes about the business of putting together a city budget for fiscal year 2016-17....

Touting townhomes

Touting townhomes


Folks gathered for a groundbreaking for Fairway Townhomes at Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club on Friday, July 15. The townhomes will be located on the 18th fairway and feature two-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath homes of about 2,300 square feet with living space on the second level to provide golf course,...

Sand Crab Run

Nighttime race slated July 30

Runners with headlamps or flashlights will make their way down the beach on Saturday, July 30, for the annual Port Aransas Sand Crab Run. Registration is open for the nighttime 5K, 10K and kid one-mile run that will benefit the Friends of the ARK, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting...

Epic adventure; nesting season a wrap

Epic adventure; nesting season a wrap

Island observer

Most visitors to the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu in Peru get there by plane, train and bus. We drove there – all the way from New York City, and not only that, but we then drove 2,000 miles or so south to a bar in Chile. I tell this...

Exercising with noodles

Exercising with noodles


Pam Greene, in the hat, community program coordinator with the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, leads an exercise class with pool noodles on Thursday, July 14. Participating in the class from left are Pam McKinney of Aransas Pass and Ruby Stell of Port Aransas. The class, held...

Ramsden, PAISD agree to mediation


Former school nurse Melissa Ramsden and the Port Aransas ISD have agreed to mediation in an attempt to settle a lawsuit filed by Ramsden in April claiming that the district violated the rights of special-needs students. Ramsden also claims that the ISD retaliated against her and others who advocated for...

New name

New name

Kiwanis Club changes name and its purpose

Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas has changed its name and refocused its purpose. “The decision to leave Kiwanis was made after many months of consideration by the membership,” said Cyndi Christenson, president. “For several years the club has been making efforts to expand our role with youth involvement in our...

Back at the docks

Back at the docks


Every day, scores of folks disembark from headboats and other charter vessels at the docks in Port Aransas after spending anywhere from five hours to the better part of three days way out in the Gulf of Mexico, hauling in...

Group effort

Group effort


Carly Carlough reads to children at Ellis Memorial Library on a recent day. Carlough is a Port Aransas ISD kindergarten teacher. The activity was part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. One more reading session will be held on Wednesday, July 27, from 3 to 4 p.m. To register, stop...

Two earn academic honors


Two graduates of Port Aransas High School were named honor students for the summer 2016 semesterfor outstanding academic performance at Texas A&M University in College Station. Alfredo J. (A.J.) Gonzales was named Distinguished Student. The designation recognizes those students who earned a 3.5 to 3.74 grade point average while taking...

Young artists’ show

Young artists’ show


Participants in the second session of Youth Art Island Style Camp at the Port Aransas Art Center display their work on the final day of camp on Friday, July 15. The art center offers the camp each summer for kids in fourth through sixth grades. Different art center artists instruct...

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