Bird baby boom

Bird baby boom

Whoopers hatched 45 new chicks

It’s looking like a good year for whooping cranes, the endangered birds that draw flocks of birders to the Port...

Boat parade

Boat parade


John McKinney and Brenda Simek, both of Port Aransas, treated folks to an impromptu lighted boat parade on Friday, Dec....

VFW conducting food drive
EMS seeking toys

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Legislature has money problems


An effort is underway in the Texas Senate to make it tougher for local governments to increase property taxes. The proposal, pre-filed as Senate Bill...

Cheers to volunteers!


Years ago, former city council member, school board member (Rotarian, chamber director, Boy Scout leader, Little League and soccer volunteer . . .) and Port...

Remembering Pearl Harbor 75 years later


Only five of the 335 men who survived the unprovoked attack that sunk the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 remain alive. Donald Stratton, 94,...

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...

Champions!

Champions!

Marlins dominate London tournament

Port Aransas ran the table at the Charley McMath Memorial Tournament last weekend and ran its record to 9-2. That is a marked turnaround from last season, when the Marlins...

Defense lifts Marlins

Defense lifts Marlins

Junior varsity, freshmen lose to AP

Aransas Pass is not the behemoth it was last season when the Panthers won 30 games and advanced to a state semifinal behind All-South Texas MVP Colin Hale. Aransas Pass...

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JV Marlins get first win of the season

The Port Aransas junior varsity won its first game of the season on Saturday, Dec. 3, downing Corpus Christi Incarnate Word Academy 27-20 in the closer of a threegame tournament...

Lady Marlins learn from loss

Lady Marlins learn from loss


A fourth-place showing at the LBJ Tournament in Johnson City wasn’t an ideal finish to a week in which Port Aransas lost three of its four games. But the Lady...

Lady Marlins fall in OT nail-biter to RHS

Lady Marlins fall in OT nail-biter to RHS


Visiting Port Aransas got 31 points from the senior-sophomore duo of Charlotte Ramsden and Kendall Owens but lost to Robstown in a 53-47 overtime heartbreaker on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The...

7th Ladies drop game to Seashore

7th Ladies drop game to Seashore


Hannah Ramsden scored eight points for Brundrett Middle School but visiting Seashore Academy pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Lady Marlins (1-2) in a seventh-grade game on...

Clark leads BMS to win on the road on Monday

Clark leads BMS to win on the road on Monday


Jaydn Clark scored 14 points to lead Brundrett Middle School to a breezy eighth-grade win at Kenedy on Monday, Dec. 5. Jamie Barr added six points for the Lady Marlins,...

Academy stops 7th boys

Academy stops 7th boys


Visiting Seashore Academy overcame an 11-point deficit with a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter and beat the Brundrett Middle School seventh graders 25-23 on Thursday, Dec. 1. Kyler Spaeth...

U-14 division champs

U-14 division champs


The U14 team of the Port Aransas Soccer League is top of their division and will be traveling to the state tournament in Victoria. From left, are, Brianna D’Herde, assistant...

U10 Blue Marlins

U10 Blue Marlins


The U10 Blue Marlins team of the Port Aransas Youth Soccer League posed on a recent day. From left, back row are, Donovan Hall, Ryan Tallent, Charles Mills, Liam Edwards...


Bird baby boom

Bird baby boom

Whoopers hatched 45 new chicks

It’s looking like a good year for whooping cranes, the endangered birds that draw flocks of birders to the Port Aransas region each year. Wildlife officials in Canada, where the...

Boat parade

Boat parade


John McKinney and Brenda Simek, both of Port Aransas, treated folks to an impromptu lighted boat parade on Friday, Dec. 2. McKinney said that they had decorated the boat for...

VFW conducting food drive
EMS seeking toys
Greenery galore

Greenery galore


Gardener Paulette Rogers stands with some of the greenery at Executive Keys, recipient of the Port Aransas Garden Club’s commercial Yard of the Month Award for November. The property on Beach Access Road 1A boasts purple datura, hibiscus, plumeria, esperanza, bougainvillea, moon flower, yellow bells and many other plantings.

Holiday lights

Deadline to enter annual PAGC contest is Saturday

If you have gotten into the Christmas spirit and have your outside decorations up, be sure and enter the annual Port Aransas Garden Club’s Christmas Lights Contest. Categories include residential (which includes homes and individual condominiums), RVs and commercial establishments. The deadline to register for the contest is Saturday, Dec....

Golf cart parade, vendors, music to benefit Toy Roundup


Folks in costumes driving Christmas-themed decorated golf carts will take to the streets in Port Aransas on Saturday, Dec. 10, for the annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade. Lineup for the parade, a benefit for the Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Roundup, begins at 2 p.m. in front of Port A...

Ho, ho, ho!

Tree lighting, Santa, more set on Thursday

Another Port Aransas holiday tradition is set for Thursday, Dec. 8, when the city Christmas tree will be lit along with an appearance of the jolly old elf himself. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. when David Hyde, City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department director, will get everything...

Neblett is reappointed, receives salary increase

Neblett is reappointed, receives salary increase


Duncan Neblett Jr. has been reappointed as judge of Port Aransas Municipal Court, and the city council has decided to give him a pay raise of $20,000 per year, or 59 percent. The council made the moves in a 7-0 vote at its Nov. 16 meeting. Neblett’s annual pay will...

Boat Works to host party on Saturday


Maybe this will float your boat . The folks at the Farley Boat Works will host a Second Saturday party with food, live music and conversation on Saturday, Dec. 10. Burgers will be cooking on the grill and local musicians will be there to entertain beginning at 6 p.m. Those...

High sign

High sign


A worker hangs the new Alister Street sign at the corner of Alister and Avenue G on Friday, Dec. 2. The new sign went up as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s project to widen State Highway 361 to four travel lanes and a center turn lane from Avenue...

Garden Club meeting to have holiday theme


Christmas giving and holiday celebration is the theme of the Port Aransas Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13. The doors to the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., will open at 9:30 a.m. for socializing and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Those who attend are asked to...

Clean machine

Clean machine


Len Dodge scrubs the exterior of his Highland Ridge Open Range fifth-wheel trailer at Island RV in Port Aransas on Sunday, Nov. 20. Dodge said he’s a recently retired millright and full-time RVer from Chaffey’s Lock, Ontario, Canada. He is among many Winter Texans taking up temporary residence in Port...

New slice on pizza

New slice on pizza


Paul and Sandra Underwood, left and center, assumed ownership of Slice of Chicago in September with their son Garrett, as manager. The eatery serves authentic Chicago deep dish and thin crust pizza, salads, wings and desserts that can be washed down with beer and wine. They offer dine-in, delivery or...

Merry shopping

Merry shopping


Christmas shoppers streamed into the Port Aransas Civic Center, Pollock Center and Trinity-by-the- Sea Episcopal Church fellowship hall on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Special ed hearing at PAISD Thursday


The Port Aransas Independent School District will host a public meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, to discuss special education services available to students who live in the district but are not enrolled in the ISD. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the ISD’s Administration...

Santa coming to town Monday


Santa, presents and pancakes are set for Port Aransas kids and their families on Monday, Dec. 12. The free children’s Christmas party and pancake supper will be held at the Civic Center, located at 700 W. Ave. A, from 5 to 7 p.m. Hot pancakes will be served and the...

Port Aransas musicians named to All-Region Band

Port Aransas musicians named to All-Region Band


Fourteen band students from Port Aransas qualified for the All- Region Band during tryouts held Saturday, Dec. 3, at West Oso High School in Corpus Christi. Among them are three Brundrett Middle School students who took first-chair honors: Baritone players Maxwell DeHart and Luke Merritt and clarinetist Tiffany Shelton. “...

The joy of generosity

The joy of generosity

Education notes

Natalie Angier, a science journalist for the New York Times wrote that scientists have discovered that the small, brave act of cooperating with another person, of choosing trust over cynicism, generosity over selfishness, makes the brain light up with a quiet joy. Isn’t it wonderful when science proves what we...

School bands set seasonal concerts

School bands set seasonal concerts


The Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School bands have been hard at work tuning up for their annual Fall/Christmas concerts. “We’ve been working at it pretty hard,” said high school band director Jim Cole. “The kids have made a real good effort this year and we’re getting there....

Art show winner

Art show winner


Sunny Maynard, a junior at Port Aransas High School, won the first-place 11th grade award at the Charlotte Walker Middle School and High School Student Art Show on Sunday, Dec. 4. The student show will be on display at the Port Aransas Art Center throughout the month of December.

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