Hotel tax receipts rise

Hotel tax receipts rise

Top 10 payers listed

Despite a vibrio scare and other tourism-dampening factors, the city’s hotel occupancy tax collections — or HOT taxes — in...

Sailing away

Sailing away


Sailboats depart Galveston as the 30th annual Harvest Moon Regatta gets underway on Thursday, Oct. 13. Dozens of sailboats cruised...

Teamwork

Teamwork


Brundrett Middle School students pull a rope to hoist a classmate high in the air and then launch him on...

Hofhiens picked for school board

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Trump: Out of control?


Perhaps Michelle Obama put it best. “(T)his has been a rough week in an already rough election,” the first lady said, in a sometimes emotional...

It’s about respect

Editorial

Donald Trump bragging about sexually assaulting women takes a back seat to the claim that that type of conversation is typical “locker-room talk.” Equality for...

Corruption, collusion


Modern journalists have little in common with those I was privileged to know when I was a copyboy at NBC News in Washington in the...

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...

Marlins dominate in district

Marlins dominate in district


Port Aransas cross country runners John Zuniga, Ashby Snow and Ryan Brown all raced to championship finishes as the Marlins dominated in district-level competition Monday, Oct. 17, at West Guth...

Brundrett runners take first at district

Brundrett runners take first at district


The eighth-grade cross country teams from Brundrett Middle School took first-place finishes Monday, Oct. 17, in district competition in Corpus Christi. “Our kids were up to the challenge on this...

Victorious

Victorious


Ryan Tallent, 9, of Port Aransas, stands atop the No. 1 spot after winning first place in his class (advanced 65 cc) in a motorcross race on Oct. 9 at...

Harris

Harris

Martin Reilly Harris of Port Aransas died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Port Aransas. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday Oct. 28, at the Fred Rhodes...


Hotel tax receipts rise

Hotel tax receipts rise

Top 10 payers listed

Despite a vibrio scare and other tourism-dampening factors, the city’s hotel occupancy tax collections — or HOT taxes — in fiscal 2016 topped those of 2015, according to data provided...

Sailing away

Sailing away


Sailboats depart Galveston as the 30th annual Harvest Moon Regatta gets underway on Thursday, Oct. 13. Dozens of sailboats cruised from Galveston, arriving in Port Aransas the next day. Sailors...

Teamwork

Teamwork


Brundrett Middle School students pull a rope to hoist a classmate high in the air and then launch him on a swing-style ride as part of a youth leadership retreat...

Hofhiens picked for school board
Racing for the finish line

Racing for the finish line


The south jetties were the ideal spot for folks to watch the boats race toward the finish line in the Harvest Moon Regatta on Friday, Oct. 14.

Battle

Lip sync competition is set for two nights at PACT

Two nights of fun are set for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22, when Port Aransans take the stage for the Lip Sync Battle 2016. The folks at the Port Aransas Community Theatre have expanded the contest to two nights. The “battles” begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Friday...

Got junk? Dump it, recycle electronics at annual event


Get rid of all your accumulated junk and recycle electronics on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the annual “Dunk Your Junk Day.” Take all your unwanted items to the city transfer station, the “dump,” at 1500 Ross Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. The collection station is located at the end...

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 Pedaling in the Preserve Thursday, Oct. 20, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Ride a...

All about art

All about art


Port A Art About drew dozens of folks to studios and galleries throughout town on Saturday, Oct. 15. The event was sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau. Top photo: Artist Guy Morrow, in the background, was on e of...

Veterans invited to annual ceremony set for Nov. 11


Veterans, especially members of the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967, and the public are invited to the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11. Past and present members of the armed forces who attended Port Aransas ISD also are invited. The ceremony has been renamed in honor of its founder...

Kolkhorst opens an office in Rockport


State Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst, whose district includes Port Aransas, has opened a satellite office in Rockport. It’s the closest office Kolkhorst has to Port Aransas. The new office is at the Prosperity Bank building’s executive suite at 1505 State Highway 35 North. The senator held a grand opening on...

Sales tax back in black

Sales tax back in black

For sales made in August

The sales tax allocation for Port Aransas moved into the black after dipping into the red in the last two reporting periods. Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar said local sales tax allocations for October this year were up 5.5 percent more than in October 2015. These allocations are based on...

Golden anniversary

Golden anniversary


Shirley and T.C. Nixon of Port Aransas recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Oct. 14, with a party at their home for family and friends. The Nixons were married on Oct. 14, 1966.

Order wreaths for December delivery

Order wreaths for December delivery


Decorate the front door of your home or office for the holidays with fresh, balsam fir wreaths, available to order, courtesy of the Presbyterian Women of the Community Presbyterian Church. These handmade wreaths are $45 each, and will be delivered to your front door or to the front doors of...

Blowin’ in the wind

Blowin’ in the wind

Harvest Moon Regatta brings sailors to town

Scores of boats powered by the wind made the annual trek to Port Aransas from Galveston in the Harvest Moon Regatta sponsored by the Lakeway Yacht Club. Sailors left Galveston on Thursday, Oct. 13, and began arriving in Port Aransas...

School bond eyed by PAISD trustees

School bond eyed by PAISD trustees


A bond issue to finance improvements to Port Aransas schools is being considered. “The (Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees) will likely move forward in that direction next spring,” said Superintendent Sharon McKinney. She told school board members at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 12, that she’s been polling...

The science of teaching

The science of teaching

Education notes

For the past few years, Port Aransas’ University of Texas Marine Science Institute has been involved in the science classes at our ISD’s elementary campus and middle school. This year, the collaboration with UTMSI involves graduate students coming in to visit my science class once a week. The grad students...

‘Hijinks’ will be a treat for Halloween

‘Hijinks’ will be a treat for Halloween


Get your Halloween on next week at Halloween Hijinks, presentations on Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 25 and 27, by the Port Aransas High School Theatre Department and the drama club, the Marlin Masqueraders. The free shows will be at 7 p.m. on the PAHS Second Story Stage (cafeteria). The show...

Retreat fun

Retreat fun


Some 31 Port Aransas youngsters attended a retreat at Camp Chrysalis, near Kerrville, during the weekend of Oct. 15 and 16. It was put on by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, PTO and Port Aransas ISD, with support from the Port Aransas Community Theater, the Youth Development Foundation...

The chief speaks

The chief speaks


Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Shanklin shows one of the department’s fire trucks and its equipment to students at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 13. Students were getting lessons during Fire Safety Week.

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