Dead in the water

Dead in the water

Ship anchors in channel after engine failure strikes

A 590-foot ship that had engine problems and anchored in Port Aransas on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 5, was...

Final touches

Final touches


Shoreline stroll

Shoreline stroll


Folks stroll and walk their dogs as the setting sun casts a golden glow on the beach on a recent...

Winton named to parks board

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Texas lege and priorities

As the Texas Legislature kicks off its 140-day biennial regular session this month, eyes are on the potential dynamics between the top three leaders: Gov....

Get out of the bathroom

The Texas Legislature is in Session. That’s not the title of a scary movie – it’s real life. One of the scary parts is the...

Russian hacking and glass houses

Many top U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin directed a secret intelligence operation for the purpose of discrediting Hillary Clinton, thereby...

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...

Ladies fall to Falls City

Ladies fall to Falls City


Port Aransas opened its district schedule with a 52-28 loss at Falls City on Friday, Jan. 6. A lopsided loss to one of the state’s top small schools was not...

BMS teams split wins with Refugio

BMS teams split wins with Refugio


Lady Marlins Brundrett Middle School’s eighth grade Lady Marlins outscored visiting Refugio 10-5 in the second half and won a district game 16-14 on Thursday, Jan. 5. Jadyn Clark led...

True grit

True grit

Marlins Basketball: Marlins grind out win over Trojans

Whatever Port Aransas lacks in athleticism, it makes up for in basketball acumen. And, more often than not, simple grit. So it went on Tuesday, Jan. 3, when the Marlins...

Pate leads Marlins to big win

Pate leads Marlins to big win

60-46 over Cobras

A roster heavy on junior talent should help Port Aransas remain a small-school power through the end of next season. But if the Marlins are to fulfill more urgent expectations,...

Marlins defeat Odem to extend winning streak

Marlins defeat Odem to extend winning streak


A 47-41 win at Odem on Monday, Jan. 9, ensured Port Aransas will open its district schedule later this week on a roll, riding an eight-game winning streak. But the...

PAHS celebrates 2017 homecoming


A parade, basketball games, a dance and the crowning of the year’s king and queen are just some of the events on tap for this week’s Port Aransas High School...

Kalke

Kalke

A memorial service for Debby Jones Kalke is pending at Community Presbyterian Church. Go to www.portasouthjetty.com or the South Jetty Facebook for information on the time and date of the...


Dead in the water

Dead in the water

Ship anchors in channel after engine failure strikes

A 590-foot ship that had engine problems and anchored in Port Aransas on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 5, was moved offshore by tugboats, according to the Coast Guard. The...

Final touches

Final touches


Shoreline stroll

Shoreline stroll


Folks stroll and walk their dogs as the setting sun casts a golden glow on the beach on a recent day in Port Aransas. This being the Texas coast, temperatures...

Winton named to parks board
January Yard of the Month

January Yard of the Month


Carol and Tom Sullivan received the award for the Residential Yard of the Month for January from the Port Aransas Garden Club. Carol is pictured here in her yard. The landscaping of bushes includes dwarf pomegranate, dwarf bottle brush, bottle brush, vinca, gatropha, plumeria and Esperanza; succulents including hens and...

Soup’s on!

Boat works cook-off set for Saturday

Cook up your favorite soup recipe and make your way to the Farley Boat Works on Saturday, Jan. 14. The boat works folks will be celebrating January at a Second Saturday party beginning at 6 p.m. “We will do a soup cookoff like we did last year,” said Frank Coletta,...

Public is invited to the VFW spaghetti dinner


You won’t go away hungry if you stop in to the VFW Post on Saturday, Jan. 14. Members of the Auxiliary to the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 are hosting a spaghetti dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Those who attend may choose either spaghetti with meatballs or sausage served with marinara...

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 Dance Night Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N....

Something to do…

Check out JELM’s schedule of activities

With the first of January, more Winter Texans make their way to Port Aransas and to the Joint Effort Leisure Ministries to sign up for activities. “Please be patient when you come in to the office to register,” said Pat Reilly, JELM director. “We are staffed by volunteers and are...

Ask God what he wants

Ask God what he wants

Pastor’s pen

Have you already broken your New Year’s resolution? We haven’t even finished the first two weeks of the month, but I bet there are some who would answer that question with a “Yes.” Maybe you didn’t make a resolution because you are tired of not keeping them. Is that really...

Christmas in Hawaii

Christmas in Hawaii


Elfriede and Wayne Crawford of Port Aransas spent the Christmas holidays in Hawaii. They spent their time on the island of Kona. The Crawfords attended a Christmas Eve candlelight service at Mokuaikaua, the oldest Christian church in Hawaii. It was established in 1820. Elfrieda is an accomplished angler and she...

All for the animals

All for the animals


The folks at the Family Center IGA collected donations from customers for the Animal Friends of Port Aransas throughout the months of November and December. On Friday, Jan. 6, the Family Center folks presented a check for $9,375 to the AFPA. From left, are, Melanie Nixon, with AFPA; Connie Beane,...

Old Town is focus of PAGC ‘17 Home Tour


Old Town Port Aransas will be featured in the 29th annual Port Aransas Tour of Homes sponsored by the Port Aransas Garden Club. The annual event will be headquartered at the Community Center, located at 408 N. Alister Street, on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tickets for both the morning bus tours...

Annual Dine Around slated at local eateries


Treat your taste buds to what more than 20 participating Port Aransas restaurants have to offer at the 20th annual Dine Around on Monday, Jan. 30. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. and is presented by the Port Aransas Merchants Committee. Tickets for the event are $20 each...

In the laboratory

In the laboratory

1B UTMSI equipment is state-of-the-art stuff

More than $ 2 million worth of new state-of-the-art laboratory instruments have been set up at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) over the past three years, according to institute spokesman Sally Palmer. It’s leading-edge technology, and it’s...

Second nine weeks, 1st Semester Honor Rolls

Second nine weeks, 1st Semester Honor Rolls

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H.G. Olsen Elementary School: A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Rodrigo Camarena, Lexington Doty, Tyler Hofhiens, Merrick Roy, Keagan Sohl. 4th Grade Fernando Camarena , Samuel Campbell, Liliana Fonseca, Gretchen Groseclose, Ryan Kuykendall, Bianca Martinez, Kali Moore, Lilly Pocrass, Ryan Tallent. 5th Grade Austin Bepko, Zoe Dauer, Kaylee Jensen, Linda Liu,...

A little bit more, a little bit less

A little bit more, a little bit less

Education notes

Once my father retired, the main meal planning and cooking responsibilities were all his. He never seemed to mind the cooking because we, the family members, did not dare complain. Even the time he mistook cinnamon for cumin and added it to the carne guisada. I thought he was testing...

Waffles on the menu


The Brundrett Middle School Student Council will hold a waffle breakfast from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22, at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria. In addition to big, freshly made waffles, sausage, coffee and orange juice will be served. Admission is $7.50 at the door. Presale admission...

Students claim spelling laurels

Students claim spelling laurels


Brundrett Middle School seventh-grader Stefan Deason and H.G. Olsen Elementary second grader Stratton Mills won their schools’ spelling bees on Saturday, Jan. 7. Mills spelled the word “flexible” and Deason spelled the word “invisible” to win, said Suzanne Dietzel, BMS spelling bee coordinator. Deason also won his school’s bee in...

UTMSI sets classes for girls


Girls in sixth through eighth grades are invited to learn about careers in marine science on Saturday, Feb. 4. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute and the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) are hosting the third annual Women in Marine Science Day. Registration is open for the program...

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