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Shipping out

Owner phasing out live-aboards at marina

The Island Moorings Marina has a new owner that has begun phasing out the practice of allowing people to live...

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Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team members Charlotte Ramsden, left, and Kendall Owens use their phones to do...

Eyeballing birds

Eyeballing birds


Birders descended on Port Aransas for the 21st annual Whooping Crane Festival held Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 23 to 26....

Avenues A, C called priorities

Avenues A, C called priorities


Avenues A and C will be among locations targeted first for work financed by a $4.5 million bond issue that...

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Budget thaw, transgender restrooms, etc.

Busy times for new Republican President Donald Trump. Churning out executive orders. Frozen department communications. Had cabinet choices withdraw or turn him down. Reneged on...

Freedoms worth protecting

Cal Thomas (the columnist to the right – for a reason), must have gotten some pushback from his column last week in which he took...

Toward better relations with the press

Before becoming a newspaper columnist I was a broadcast news reporter for local TV stations and occasionally appeared on the NBC radio and television networks....

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...

Island Agenda


DAILY + Community Park Swimming Pool offers swim lessons and lap swimming, water exercise. Open daily except Mondays for swimming and more. Call 749-2416 for information. + Free use of...

Bittersweet end

Bittersweet end

Great to return to ‘Sweet 16,’ but game closes season

NEW BRAUNFELS– The improbable run to the Conference 2A Sweet 16 came to an end for Port Aransas on Friday, Feb. 24, with a 52-24 loss to defending state champion...

On to quarters

On to quarters

Win over San Perlita could send Marlins to regional tourney

BISHOP – On paper, a second-round playoff game matching state-ranked Port Aransas and 6-21 La Villa on Thursday, Feb. 23, appeared to be a mismatch. It was – Port Aransas...

Play ball!

Play ball!

Marlins open season as JVs

Port Aransas opened its season competing as a junior varsity team against varsity opponents at the Taft Tournament from Thursday, Feb. 23, to Saturday, Feb. 25. The Marlins, missing the...

Learning is name of game for ladies

Learning is name of game for ladies


Port Aransas lost all four games it played at the Pearsall Tournament last weekend, prompting coach Jonathan Sheffield to ask only one question of his young and inexperienced team. “I...

JV netters take on 5A teams

JV netters take on 5A teams


Port Aransas High School’s Conference 1A junior varsity tennis team found itself looking up to 11 Conference 5A teams when they traveled to Flour Bluff on Tuesday, Feb. 21, for...

Lady Marlins open with win over Grove

Lady Marlins open with win over Grove


Port Aransas pounded out 10 runs on nine hits and began its softball season with a 10-5 win over the visiting Orange Grove junior varsity on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The...

PAHS golfers finish in top five at tourney

PAHS golfers finish in top five at tourney


A trio of Port Aransas golfers finished in the top five of the Bishop Invitational at Alice on Wednesday, Feb. 22. Hunter Frost finished 10 shots off the lead in...

Wide open

Wide open

Marlins put pedal to the metal at bi-district

JOURDANTON, Texas – For much of the regular season, Port Aransas rarely ran wide-open. Now? “We’re trying to put our foot on the accelerator and keep it there,” coach Kris...


Shipping out

Shipping out

Owner phasing out live-aboards at marina

The Island Moorings Marina has a new owner that has begun phasing out the practice of allowing people to live on their boats. And, unless something changes, it doesn’t look...

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Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team members Charlotte Ramsden, left, and Kendall Owens use their phones to do some filming as they run through a paper banner during...

Eyeballing birds

Eyeballing birds


Birders descended on Port Aransas for the 21st annual Whooping Crane Festival held Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 23 to 26. At left, a guided tour group checks out birds at...

Avenues A, C called priorities

Avenues A, C called priorities


Avenues A and C will be among locations targeted first for work financed by a $4.5 million bond issue that will provide for improvements in a variety of locations in...

Fine cuisine, wine slated at ‘Meet the Chefs’ Wednesday

Fine cuisine, wine slated at ‘Meet the Chefs’ Wednesday


Chefs from five of Port Aransas’ fine restaurants will prepare some of their specialties for sampling on Wednesday, March 8. The Youth Development Foundation of Port Aransas will host the sixth annual Meet the Chefs Food and Wine Extravaganza, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. Enjoy the...

Mullets and mayhem

‘Totally Rad 80s Prom Gone Bad’ opens at PACT on Friday for one weekend only

Big hair with lots of hairspray, jelly shoes, boom boxes, Rubik’s Cube and “Saved by the Bell.” Remember the 1980s fondly? Or maybe you’re a fan of “CSI” and love to solve a good murder mystery. If so, you will want to make sure and catch “Totally Rad 80s Prom...

Co-ed darts

Co-ed darts


Members of the Port Aransas Dart Association celebrated the end of the 2016-2017 co-ed season with a banquet, award presentation and a tournament at the 361 Bar on Tuesday, Feb. 21. At top right, the women’s individual winners are, from left, Stephany Riley, Ton-80; Jenn Shafer, second place, first place...

Old Port Theater set for partial demolition


A partial demolition is planned for the building that once housed the Port Theater on Alister Street. The building, located on Alister Street near Cotter Avenue, is partly a one-story structure and partly two stories high. Workers expect to demolish the single-story portion of the building on Monday, March 6,...

Party animals

Party animals


A couple of dozen or so dogs and their owners took part in the ‘Indiana Bones and the Lost Bark Parade’ on Sunday, Feb. 26. The event kicked off Mardi Gras festivities in Port Aransas. The bigger Mardi Gras Parade happened the following Tuesday – too late to get into...

Corn hole

Corn hole


More than 40 Coral Cay Condominium guests, many of them Winter Texans, played in a cornhole tournament on Wednesday, Feb. 22. The object is to toss a small beanbag pouch through a hole in a board several dozen feet away. From left are Ken Roy of St. Paul, Minn.; Roger...

Deadlines loom

Deadlines loom


The State of Texas has a unique legislative process. As previously discussed, Texas legislators have 140 days, each odd numbered year, to act on thousands of proposed laws through committees, floor discussions, etc. Within those 140 days, there are a series of crucial dates and deadlines that are specified in...

‘Dillo for sale

‘Dillo for sale


Lolita Haines, a member of the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 Auxiliary, holds a sculpture of an armadillo drinking from a beer bottle as one of many items up for bids at an auction that the post held on Saturday, Feb. 18. The auction was a fundraising event that also included...

Building a boardwalk

Building a boardwalk


Workers Clayton Williams, left, and James Anderson build a boardwalk at the entrance to the Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond natural area on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The boardwalk and other planned improvements are being funded by a grant received by the City of Port Aransas from the 2016 Great...

Latest thing

Latest thing

PAGC style show is Thursday

See new fashions, enjoy refreshments, shop and be entertained at the annual “Fashion and Flip-Flops Island Style” show on Thursday, March 2. Hosted by the Port Aransas Garden Club, the latest in spring and summer island wear will be on the runway, all modeled by local residents, Winter Texans and...

All about birds

All about birds


Scores of folks attended the 21st annual Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas from Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 23 to 26. Birders went on tours, attended workshops, listened to speakers, painted whooping cranes and more. The event was organized by...

MSI summer science program for third through eighth grades

MSI summer science program for third through eighth grades


Kids entering third through eighth grades have an opportunity to learn about the marine environment at the 2017 University of Texas Marine Science Institute Summer Science Program to be held in Port Aransas. Four one-week sessions are offered June 5 through 9, June 12 through 16, June 19 through 23...

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The crowd reacts at the Marlins bi-district game versus Brackettville on Feb. 21.

Science night

Science night


Travis Vanorman, Lucas Alexander and Maddox Alexander look through a microscope during Science Night at Brundrett Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 23. UTMSI students presented on a variety of topics, which allowed the younger students to get some hands-on experience.

Average is enemy, excellence is destiny

Average is enemy, excellence is destiny

Education notes

Winning should be an educational experience and starts when coaches encourage athletes to develop a common goal, make a total commitment, pay the price of rigorous training and finding a way to win. If our desire to win is only to say we are better than you, it will soon...

Student spellers advance to rounds 6 and 4 at regional bee

Student spellers advance to rounds 6 and 4 at regional bee


Two Port Aransas students made it through several rounds of competition before misspelling words and being eliminated from the South Texas Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday, Feb. 25. Stefan Deason, a seventh grader at Brundrett Middle School, made it to the sixth round. H.G. Olsen Elementary School second grader Stratton...

Register now for student art camp


Keep your kids busy during Spring Break by enrolling them in the Spring Break Youth Art Camp Island Style at the Port Aransas Art Center. The one-week camp for kids in fourth, fifth and sixth grades is set for Monday through Friday, March 13 through 17, from 1 to 3...

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