Four-lane finish

Four-lane finish

Hwy. 361 leg nearly complete

Here’s an early Christmas present for Port Aransas . After about two years of work, it’s looking like a project...

Christmas drives begin
Emergency Services Round Up
Students like stand-up desks

Students like stand-up desks


Some students at Olsen Elementary are standing up for education. That’s because fifth-grade teacher Clare Adams had a brainstorm. She’d...

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Graduate from Electoral College


In November of 2000, Hillary Clinton was celebrating her election to the U.S. Senate from New York. But as the hanging chads in Florida had...

We are blessed


Thursday a week ago, the morning newspapers had me in tears. First, in the San Antonio Express-News was an envelope addressed to E-N subscribers, so...

Deal with it

We won, you lost

Three years ago when Republicans were battling President Obama over the debt ceiling and a government shutdown, the president said, “You don’t like a particular...

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 go 2-2

Marlins go 2-2


Given the perennially stout schedule played by Port Aransas, for the No. 7 team in the Texas 2A poll to open the Marlin Classic with consecutive losses was hardly a...

Marlins win, lose on turf at Victoria East

Marlins win, lose on turf at Victoria East


Visiting Port Aransas jumped out to a 15-2 lead and never wavered, spoiling Victoria East’s home opener with a 47-34 win on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Aaron Peterson led the Marlins...

Keeping spirits up

Keeping spirits up


Port Aransas High School cheerleaders keep the crowd and the team spirit up during the Marlin Classic, held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 17-19. Cheerleaders are, from left, Ann Marie Appling,...

True grit

True grit

Lady Marlins hustle way to third place

If it wasn’t immediately apparent how important sophomore Kendall Owens will be to a youthful Port Aransas this season, it is now. The Lady Marlins got three days of grit...

Ladies split with AP

Ladies split with AP


Visiting Aransas Pass built a 14-point lead in the third quarter and held on for a 56- 50 win over Port Aransas on Tuesday, Nov. 15. A 16-point surge by...

Falls City falls to BMS boys

Falls City falls to BMS boys


Conner Kreutziger scored 23 points to lead the Brundrett Middle School eighth-graders to a 45-13 win over host Falls City on Monday, Nov. 14. The Marlins jumped out to a...

BMS girls shoulder loss to Falls City

BMS girls shoulder loss to Falls City


Brundrett Middle School fell to 0-2 following a 38-17 loss in an eighth-grade game at Falls City on Monday, Nov. 14. Jadyn Clark led the Lady Marlins with seven points...


Four-lane finish

Four-lane finish

Hwy. 361 leg nearly complete

Here’s an early Christmas present for Port Aransas . After about two years of work, it’s looking like a project to widen State Highway 361 to four lanes is about...

Christmas drives begin
Emergency Services Round Up
Students like stand-up desks

Students like stand-up desks


Some students at Olsen Elementary are standing up for education. That’s because fifth-grade teacher Clare Adams had a brainstorm. She’d been researching the cutting-edge educational practice of using stand-up desks...

Shore stroll

Shore stroll


Out for a walk at the beach on a recent afternoon was Port Aransas resident Jaime Smith and her two-year-old son, Orion. Accompanying them were their dogs, Cheyenne, left, and Molly.

Fiesta!

Door prize, hors d’oeuvres, raffles and silent auction set at KPAB event Sunday

Have some after-Thanksgiving fun at “Fiesta a La Playa,” a fundraiser for Keep Port Aransas Beautiful, on Sunday, Nov. 27. Tickets are $10 per person for the event set for 5 to 8 p.m. at La Playa Mexican Grille, 222 Beach St. The price of admission pays for entrance into...

Community is invited to a Thanksgiving meal at VFW


Turkey and dressing and all the fixings are on the menu at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 on Thursday, Nov. 24. The traditional Thanksgiving Day meal will begin at 2 p.m. The community is invited to the free meal, which includes dessert. “We want to give thanks for our many...

Thanksgiving

City offices, others to close in observance of holiday with days off on Thursday and Friday

Port Aransas city offices and other facilities will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. City of Port Aransas business offices and the municipal court will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. Police and EMS workers will be on duty; however, administrative offices will be...

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 Beach Walk Friday, Nov. 25, at 9 a.m. Join Eliesha Barr on a guided...

Interim leader

Interim leader


Visitors to the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau will find a familiar face there. Jane Marslender, former executive assistant at the chamber for seven years, has been named interim president/CEO. Marslender will oversee day-to-day operations until a permanent replacement can be found for former president and CEO...

Lighted boats

Entries sought for boat contest; carolers invited to participate

Entries are now being accepted for the always-popular Carolers Afloat Lighted Boat Contest and Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 3. The event is set to begin at dusk at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor. The contest is open to boat owners, captains, individuals, non-profit organizations and businesses. Entry forms are available...

Port Aransas developer set to purchase North Padre property


A Port Aransas developer is making a move on a major piece of beachfront property on North Padre Island. Jeff Lampkin said he and two partners are in the process of purchasing the former Tortuga Dunes subdivision site from the Forestar Group, which describes itself on its website as “a...

Making music

Making music


About a dozen folks got together and jammed for an appreciative crowd at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries’ first Port A Opry session on Friday, Nov. 18, at the Pollock Center. Above: Ashley Dodds, a full-time RVer, plays guitar in the foreground, while on the stage behind him were, from...

Shop Around

Shop Around


Some 36 merchants took part in the annual Port ‘A’ Holiday Shop Around Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20. Above: Liz Hodges Bixler serves customers at her shop, Salt Grass. Left: At the Raggdoll Boutique, 17-month-old Meadow Valle of Los Angeles, Calif., puts a hat on her grandmother, Linda...

Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind


While some hunkered down indoors, other folks got outside and had some fun in the brisk winds that the first strong cool front of the winter brought to Port Aransas during the weekend of Nov. 19 and 20. Windsurfers and...

Rallying up

Rallying up


Youngsters and parents involved in the Port Aransas Youth Soccer League attend an end-of-season rally on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park. The league’s under-10 boys’ team and under-12 coed team went to the playoffs during the weekend of Nov. 19 and 20....

A special librarian

A special librarian

Education notes

I’ve always loved libraries. I enjoy the quiet, studious atmosphere, but that in itself doesn’t make my experience special. I imagine everyone from my generation and younger has had a similar sort of experience with library resources and reading. Then I realized what makes our high school library so special...

NYC bound

NYC bound


Port Aransas High School cheerleaders Ann Marie Appling, left, and Grace Flood will perform as part of a group of a few hundred cheerleaders marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. A group called Spirit of America Productions pulls together cheerleaders from far and wide to...

Rack ‘em up

Rack ‘em up


Eighth-grader Nick Elkins stores his skateboard in the brand new skateboard rack in the office at Brundrett Middle School after arriving at campus on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17. School secretary Emily Phillips said the half-dozen or so kids who ride their boards to school each day used to...

Dressed for dinner

Dressed for dinner


Pilgrims Isabella Cabrera, left, and Emily Dirkin, right, pose with Native American Jason Scot as teacher Katy Spofford’s kindergarteners get ready to recreate the first Thanksgiving in their classroom at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Friday, Nov. 18.

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