Decking the streets

Decking the streets


City of Port Aransas Public Works Department employee James Cluiss attaches a Christmas decoration to a power pole on Cotter...

Holiday on water

Lighted Boat Contest scheduled on Saturday

Get in the Christmas spirit, island style, on Saturday, Dec. 3, when decorated boats will fill the Dennis Dreyer Municipal...

Gone fishin’

Gone fishin’


A bottlenose dolphin surfaces just a few feet from the concrete bulkhead in the area of the Port Aransas Nature...

Fatality nets five years probation

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Redistricting and gridlock

Legislative redistricting may seem like a strange concentration for someone leaving the White House. But President Barack Obama plans to make altering that process a...

Time to give back

This will be my only Christmas themed column until later this month when Frank Church takes over for me, as is my tradition. Two things:...

The left’s love affair with Fidel Castro

In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of “the countless ways in which (Castro) altered the course of...

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 clip Eagles

Marlins clip Eagles


The Brundrett Middles School eighth-graders held host Pettus to three points through three quarters and cruised to a 30-10 win on Monday, Nov. 28. Conner Kreutziger led the Marlins with...


Decking the streets

Decking the streets


City of Port Aransas Public Works Department employee James Cluiss attaches a Christmas decoration to a power pole on Cotter Avenue near Alister Street on Tuesday, Nov. 22. A crew...

Holiday on water

Lighted Boat Contest scheduled on Saturday

Get in the Christmas spirit, island style, on Saturday, Dec. 3, when decorated boats will fill the Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor. The Carolers Afloat Lighted Boat Contest and Parade will...

Gone fishin’

Gone fishin’


A bottlenose dolphin surfaces just a few feet from the concrete bulkhead in the area of the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on a recent day. It and...

Fatality nets five years probation
Yuletide shopping, student art to be spotlighted at art center

Yuletide shopping, student art to be spotlighted at art center


Refreshments, live music and shopping for distinctive Christmas gifts will be on the agenda at the Port Aransas Art Center on Friday, Dec. 2. Artwork by art center artists will be on sale from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the First Friday reception. In addition to pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry...

Shop ‘til you drop!

Island Holiday Market is Saturday

Original fine arts and crafts will be for sale on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Port Aransas Civic Center. The Port Aransas Art Center will host its first Island Holiday Market from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artists will have booths set up to sell their photographs on canvas, holiday...

Christmas Shoppe offers handmade items, decorations, homemade entrées and more


Looking for something special for your Christmas gift giving? Stop by the Community Presbyterian Church’s Pollock Center on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the annual Presbyterian Women’s Christmas Shoppe. A variety of frozen homemade entrées, soups and baked goods as well as decorations and more will be on sale from 8...

Episcopal women to present annual Christmas bazaar


Find some one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts at the Trinity by- the- Sea Episcopal Church annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 3. The church’s fellowship hall will be filled with gifts, decorations and homemade baked goods from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Women hold the annual bazaar to raise...

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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 Pickleball Tuesday, Dec. 6, at 1 p.m. A racket sport played at the Port...

Post-feast fiesta

Post-feast fiesta


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful put on Fiesta a La Playa on Sunday, Nov. 27, to raise funds for the organization’s projects and high school scholarships. Held at La Playa Mexican Grille, in addition to gourmet hors d’oeuvres and door prizes, a raffle and silent auction filled the evening’s activities. Above,...

Friends of the Library to hold a scholarship bake sale, raffle


Get in line to purchase some homemade baked goods to help out graduating Port Aransas youth on Friday, Dec. 2. The Friends of the Ellis Memorial Library will be holding the Kathy Caldwell Memorial Scholarship Fund Bake Sale at the Family Center IGA beginning at 2:30 p.m. In addition, the...

Sharing thanks

Sharing thanks


A Thanksgiving meal put on by the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 on Thursday, Nov. 24, was enjoyed by a big crowd at the post home. At left, Linda and Rick Exe, full-time RVers, fill their plates, as does Kathleen Betancourt, right, of Port Aransas. The meal was free and open...

Om…

Om…


Yoga teacher Diane Luba, at left and with back to camera above, a Winter Texan who calls Wisconsin home, instructs a class on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries (JELM) Center on Alister Street in Port Aransas. Joining her are, above from left, husband John Luba; Christine...

Devil went down to Texas

Devil went down to Texas

Coffee Girl

Parenting is hard. It’s peel-an-apple-with-a-butter knife hard. Climb-Mount-Everest-in-your prom shoes hard. Lose-20-pounds-in-December hard. Every day, I wonder if I’m doing it right (which I’m not) and I pray a lot (which helps with the fact that I’m quite sure I’m doing it wrong). But every once in a while, your...

Recipes for sweet, savory Christmas

Recipes for sweet, savory Christmas

In the kitchen with Sling

South Jetty food columnist Bill Slingerland shares recipes that are traditions in his family for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Christmas holidays mean food, family and friends. Amidst all the music, shopping and decorating, we all have to...

Wetland warriors

Wetland warriors


Eleven-year-old Josh Davis, left, and Noah Serrata, 8, both from Cub Scout Pack 3 in Corpus Christi, helped pull out invasive guinea grass in a volunteer Wetland Warrior event at The University of Texas Marine Science Institute on Saturday, Nov. 19.

PAHS students to present The Gift of the Magi Dec. 7

PAHS students to present The Gift of the Magi Dec. 7


The Gift of the Magi will be presented on stage by the Port Aransas High School theatre class and the Marlin Masqueraders. The curtain will rise on O. Henry’s classic holiday tale of love and sacrifice at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7. It will be on the second story stage...

PAISD creates a website for for ‘innovation’


The Port Aransas Independent School District has created a new website to document the development of its “District of Innovation” program. The program, whose development was OK’d by school trustees on Nov. 9, would allow the district to seek exemptions from certain Texas education regulations. District of Innovation programs were...

Dads Day at BMS set Dec. 9


Dads Day on Campus will be held Friday, Dec. 9, at Brundrett Middle School. The all-day event will feature dads as well as other father figures — including brothers, uncles, grandfathers and friends — who will assist with many different aspects of the learning environment. Brundrett officials, in order to...

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