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Dolphin dance

Dolphin dance


Paired up like dancers, two dolphins leap ahead of a swell pushed by the bow of a ship, the Cos...

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Beachgoers line the Port Aransas shoreline as the summer season came to a close on Sunday, Sept. 4. Business owners...

Summer season suffered


Summer 2016 didn’t have the cash registers ringing in the rapid-fire way Port Aransas merchants have experienced it for the...

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Cruz endorses Donald Trump

Ted Cruz on Friday, Sept. 23, finally endorsed for president a man he has described as “a pathological liar” and “a sniveling coward.” Not to...

Pay now or pay more later

Approving the $4.5 million bond issue the city is floating for street, sidewalk and drainage projects is a no-brainer. Putting off expensive infrastructure projects is...

It’s time for Donald Trump

Now that all of my inside the-beltway, elitist, morally superior friends and colleagues have weighed in with their self-righteous denunciations of Donald Trump, it’s my...

Island Agenda


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

PAHS cross country runners medal in home ‘beach’ meet

PAHS cross country runners medal in home ‘beach’ meet


Port Aransas High School’s cross country runners looked right at home on the beach in their only at-home meet of the year. “It was a great meet,” said Coach Steve...

Brundrett teams score first, second

Brundrett teams score first, second

Cross Country

Brundrett Middle School’s eighth-grade girls’ cross country team enjoyed the home-field advantage as they ran to a first-place finish Saturday, Sept. 24, in the only home meet of the year....


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Dolphin dance

Dolphin dance


Paired up like dancers, two dolphins leap ahead of a swell pushed by the bow of a ship, the Cos Lucky, on a recent morning in the Aransas Pass. The...

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Beachgoers line the Port Aransas shoreline as the summer season came to a close on Sunday, Sept. 4. Business owners say the summer of 2016 was hurt by factors including...

Summer season suffered


Summer 2016 didn’t have the cash registers ringing in the rapid-fire way Port Aransas merchants have experienced it for the previous several tourist seasons. Several factors combined to hurt summer...

Public invited to attend a VFW birthday celebration

Public invited to attend a VFW birthday celebration


Enjoy a light meal and cake at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning at 5 p.m. Post members will celebrate the 117th birthday of the founding of the national VFW organization. The first Veterans of Foreign Wars Post was established after the end of the Spanish...

National Night Out

Get together with neighbors on Tuesday

Get out, meet your neighbors and send a message to criminals that your neighborhood is off limits to crime by attending the National Night Out event closest to your home on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Folks in different areas of town will host neighborhood block parties from 6 to 8 p.m....

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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 for weekly events. Activities This Week Youth Birding Course Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Youth in third...

Parrot Heads party

Parrot Heads party


Folks enjoyed a variety of functions when they attended ‘Wings Over Port A, A License to Chill,’ held on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and 17, by the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas. Upper left: Parrot Heads, Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) workers and volunteers watch as ARK project coordinator Alicia...

Wildlife refuge cleanup is Saturday


Volunteers are needed to help clean up the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge shoreline. Whooping cranes will begin arriving in October from their summer home in Canada. On Saturday, Oct. 1, a cleanup is scheduled to make the shoreline safer for nesting. Volunteers will meet at Fulton Harbor at 8 a.m....

Another session of chemotherapy

Another session of chemotherapy

Island observer

I did my second session of chemo on Monday, Sept. 26. I almost mastered the recliner this session but couldn’t quite get comfortable, possibly because it was cold, and I knew it was going to be cold but insisted on wearing shorts and summery shirt No. 10, despite Lynn warning...

Party animals

Party animals


The Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve celebrated its 10th birthday with a festival on Saturday, Sept. 24. Above: Animal Rehabilitation Keep Director Tony Amos shows folks a Texas tortoise. Below: ARK employee Andrew Orgill holds Melissa, a peregrine falcon, as Linda Fuiman of UTMSI portrays a blue crab.

Theater to host Lip Synch Battle


Pick your song, plan your moves and get your costumes and props together for the Lip Sync Battle at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The event has expanded to two nights. On Friday, Oct. 21, performers under 18 will entertain at a family-friendly show. The music must have no explicit...

In the bag

In the bag


Tessa Gates of Port Aransas flings another bag of trash into a dumpster outside of Fisherman’s Wharf after she and other volunteers returned from St. Jo Island with refuse collected there as part of the Saturday, Sept. 24, Adopt-a-Beach cleanup sponsored by the Texas General Land Office.

Register to vote by Oct. 11


The deadline is coming up soon to register to vote in the Nov. 8 election. Folks must register by Oct. 11, according to the Nueces County Clerk’s Office. Forms for registering to vote are at the Nueces County Tax Assessor Collector’s Office at Port Aransas City Hall. Early voting and...

What are you fishing with?

What are you fishing with?


Student work to be featured at art center

Student work to be featured at art center


The works of art students from Texas A&M – Kingsville will be featured at the fifth annual Bill Hildebrand Round the Bend Invitational reception on Friday, Oct. 7. The First Friday reception is set from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Port Aransas Art Center. The students’ drawings, paintings, pastel...

Ole!

Ole!


Students at Olsen Elementary School are enraptured by performers with A’lante Flamenco Ensemble of Austin on Friday, Sept. 30, at the school gym. The dancers, who were brought to town through a grant from the Port Aransas Education Foundation, also met in the classroom with fifth-graders to discuss the art...

Here’s why I love sports

Here’s why I love sports

Education notes

Since my time as an elementary school student I don’t believe one day has passed that I haven’t played, watched, coached, listened to, or talked about sports. Admittedly there are some events I enjoy more than others, but at the core of each event is what drives me: competition. To...

Your move

Game Night on tap at schools

Parents are invited to test their game-playing skills against those of their kids and other elementary- and middle school students at Game Night. “We want families to come out and play games with all the students, whether it be Candy Land, Uno or Risk,” said Cyndi Christenson of the sponsoring...

Mock trial in session

Mock trial in session


A mock-trial club called Youth and Government, a new extracurricular activity, has started up at Port Aransas High School. Brundrett Middle School also is beginning a related Youth and Government club — one that will be a mock-Legislature group. Mock trial The high school’s new Spanish teacher, Rodrigo Salinas, started...

Changes ahead for student loans


Changes take effect in the coming week in a federal program that helps students in Port Aransas and elsewhere pay for college, said Danny Welch, counselor at Port Aransas High School. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the primary form that the federal government, states and...

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