Last summer hurrah

Last summer hurrah


Thousands of folks hit the beach under mostly sunny skies during the Labor Day weekend in Port Aransas. This photo...

They’re off!

They’re off!


Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins (the ones in the blue) start their run at a cross-country meet in Corpus...

Adams resigns
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Hammond leaving biz association

Bill Hammond is hanging up his leadership shoes as chief executive officer of the Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce at the end...

Rep. Clardy presses for government transparency

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in an occasional series of opinion pieces on legislators and other Texans who are openly committed to sustaining government transparency...

The EU has a tax problem

Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature....

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 8a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

Brundrett runners bring home medals

Brundrett runners bring home medals


Runners with the Brundrett Middle School cross country team brought home some trophies from their meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Sept. 3. “Our kids were up to the challenge...

Zuniga wins again as Port A cross country enjoys a good day

Zuniga wins again as Port A cross country enjoys a good day


Port Aransas High School state champ John Zuniga won again as the Marlins’ cross country team enjoyed another good day at its second meet of the year on Saturday, Sept....

Hurler works out

Hurler works out


Long-time softball volunteer coach Shirley Burnett, known as Coach B, helps Lady Marlins softball hurler Madi Sheffield with her pitching motion, above, before the pitcher fires one to her dad...


Last summer hurrah

Last summer hurrah


Thousands of folks hit the beach under mostly sunny skies during the Labor Day weekend in Port Aransas. This photo was shot looking south from from Horace Caldwell Pier on...

They’re off!

They’re off!


Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins (the ones in the blue) start their run at a cross-country meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Sept. 3. Results for all Port Aransas...

Adams resigns
Responders recall 9/11 shock
Port of No Return

Port of No Return

Local band to perform at Sunset Sounds concert

Alternative, punk and rock and roll music will fill the air at the next Sunset Sounds concert on Friday, Sept. 9. Port of No Return, a band made up of some home-grown Port Aransas High School musicians, will take the Patsy Jones Amphitheater stage at Roberts Point Park at 7...

Newspaper office to close early Friday for maintenance


Building maintenance at the South Jetty newspaper office will require closing at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. Deadline for non-breaking news will be 10 a.m. that day for the Sept. 15 edition. The regular deadline of noon Friday for non-breaking news will resume on Friday, Sept. 16 for the Sept....

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 for weekly events. Activities This Week Sunset Sounds Friday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Free concert beside the ship channel....

Calendar

Annual publication orders continue through Sept. 16

Time is running out to get your loved ones’ important occasions in the 2017 Community Calendar. Folks have until Friday, Sept. 16, to place their orders for the annual publication sponsored by the Youth Development Foundation of Port Aransas (formerly Kiwanis Club.) The calendar is $5 and each listing of...

Whole lotta water

Whole lotta water


Camilla Morgan, 10, of Austin, finds herself enveloped by a frothing wave while body boarding in the Port Aransas surf on Sunday, Sept. 4. (She wasn’t hurt.) Thousands of folks hit the beach during the Labor Day weekend.

Budget, tax rate to be established


A new city budget and tax rate will be approved by the Port Aransas City Council on Thursday, Sept. 8. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. The Port Aransas Recreational Development Corporation (RDC) will hold a meeting at 5 p.m. in council chambers...

Beach Walk

Beach Walk


Beach Walk participant Gail Bauer, right, of Port Aransas asks Eliesha Barr, a volunteer Beach Walk guide for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, about a barnacle pod found on the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier on Friday, Aug. 26. The Beach Walks, which acquaint tour goers with flora, fauna...

Company launches vacation rental arm

Business Briefs

Port Aransas Realty has announced the launch of Mustang Island Vacation Rentals. Expanding their business has meant a new partnership between company founder Becky Corder and associates Suzette Freeman and Keith McMullin. The fourth member of the partnership is Jeff Lamkin, chief executive officer of the Sea Oats Group, the...

Group seeks artists


The Port Aransas Art Center is inviting artists and fine craftsmen to take part in an indoor Island Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event will take place at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. Applications are now being accepted for the event. Vendors must submit...

Garden club to host sunset cruise


Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, Sept. 13, for the Port Aransas Garden Club Harvest Moon Sunset Cruise. PAGC members invite anyone interested in joining the club to come aboard the Island Queen II when it sets sail on Friday, Oct. 14. Boarding will begin at 5:30 p.m. at...

He’s Port A’s Samurai warrior

He’s Port A’s Samurai warrior


A hunting buddy introduced Bill Sims to the Suzuki Samurai back in the early ‘90s. His friend had an old ragged Samurai he kept out on his land in Hico and used as a hunting buggy. Bill didn’t think much...

Fun for the whole family

Fun for the whole family


Students and parents engaged in some friendly competition during Dodgeball Night at the Brundrett Middle School gym on Thursday, Sept. 1. Principal James Garrett said the idea behind the event was to help build school and family ties. Above: From left, Zach Parker, David Hinojosa, Izaiha Kraft, Conner Kreutziger and...

Teaching the whole child at Brundrett

Teaching the whole child at Brundrett

Education notes

Welcome back to a new school year at Brundrett Middle School. We are extremely excited to be starting a new school year with you. We are very pleased that our school has a well- earned reputation in our community for its commitment to fostering academic excellence while consistently focusing on...

Trustees OK tax rate, budget in empty room


School trustees have approved a new tax rate and 2016-17 budget for Port Aransas ISD. The act i on came on Wednesday, Aug. 31, as the trustees held a public hearing on the financial matters in a room filled with empty chairs. Carol Sue Hipp, the district’s executive director of...

Read-A-Thon

Annual event kicks-off Sept. 12

September is the beginning of the Read-A-Thon at H.G. Olsen Elementary and Brundrett Middle School. The event is designed to help students become better readers and have fun doing it. It is also the major fundraiser for the Port Aransas PTO and helps finance the group’s various projects for students...

Labor Day treat

Labor Day treat


Dennis Jarzombeck serves up a treat to 12-year-old Maddie Hines of San Antonio at a packed Desserted Island Ice Cream on White Avenue in Port Aransas on Sunday, Sept. 4. Maddie had come to Port Aransas with her mom and friends to celebrate Labor Day.

Tryouts set for PACT’s ‘Lion King’


An open casting call has gone out to Port Aransas ISD students under 17 years old in grades fourth through ninth grades for “Disney’s the Lion King Jr.” The Port Aransas Community Theatre, in partnership with PAISD, is producing the musical. Auditions for parts will be held at the PACT...

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