A struggle and a jeering crowd

A struggle and a jeering crowd


As a laughing, jeering crowd looks on, Port Aransas Police Officer II Matt Ponder attempts to arrest a young man...

Spring Break throngs surge

No major incidents, despite unruly crowd

The Spring Break holiday was one without serious accidents or major crimes, police said. Although a video showing of Spring...

Party down

Party down


Hundreds of Spring Breakers party on the beach in Port Aransas as seen in an aerial photo shot on Friday,...

A look inside the giant party

A look inside the giant party


Beer bongs, rap music and great times were what many young folks hoped for while visiting the beach in Port...

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Wrangle over state’s Rainy Day Fund


In the next few weeks, Texans may learn what their state lawmakers consider to be a ‘rainy day.’ It has to do with writing the...

Spring Break: Mayhem lite


Another Spring Break is in the books. Based on a video that was plastered all over social media, you’d think it was pure mayhem here....

Purity and politics


Readers of a certain age may recall ads for Ivory Soap, which claimed to be 99 and 44/100ths percent pure. If the soap could have...

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...

Tourney is warm-up to district

Tourney is warm-up to district


Port Aransas High School hosted the Marlin Invitational Tennis Tournament on March 6. “The team did well and got to compete in a few matches against Refugio, which is in...

She’s No. 1!

She’s No. 1!


Stephanie Cowen, varsity coach for the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins, was named the Class 2A Dean Weese Outstanding Coach Award by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Finalist

Finalist


Marlin varsity basketball coach was a finalist for the Texas Basketball Coaches Association’s Boys Outstanding Coach Award for Class 2A.

All-region Lady Marlins

All-region Lady Marlins


Kendall Owens, left, and Charlotte Ramsden, starters on the Lady Marlins basketball team, were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Players All-Region Team. In addition, Ramsden also received the...

All-region Marlins

All-region Marlins


These Marlin varsity basketball players, Devin Pate, left, and Zach Brown, were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Players All-Region Team.

Academic athletes

Academic athletes


These Port Aransas High School basketball players were named to the Texas High School Coaches Association’s Academic All-State Team. They are, from left, Trout Lorette, Charlotte Ramsden, Ben Milligan and...

Shut out

Shut out

Lady Marlins hand host Woodsboro an 11-0 rout

Port Aransas catcher Megan Garrett hit a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in nine runs as the Lady Marlins walloped host error-prone Woodsboro 11-0 in...

Longhorns slap loss on Marlins at home

Longhorns slap loss on Marlins at home


Port Aransas made six errors and collected only four hits in a 9-5 loss to visiting Agua Dulce on Tuesday, March 14. That was too many of the former and...

Ladies pull out win over tough Refugio

Ladies pull out win over tough Refugio


Clutch hitting and a strong finish on the mound propelled visiting Port Aransas to a hard-earned 6-5 win over Refugio on Tuesday, March 14. Trailing 5-4 entering the sixth inning,...

Kenedy blanks Marlins

Kenedy blanks Marlins


Patrick Lopez pitched five innings of two-hit baseball to lead Kenedy to a 10-0 run-rule win over visiting Port Aransas on Saturday, March 18. Lopez struck out six, walked one...

Oliver

Ernest Harold Oliver Jr., of Port Aransas died Saturday, March 18, 2017. He was 68. Oliver was born April 4, 1948 in Utica, New York, to Ernest Sr. and Elizabeth...


A struggle and a jeering crowd

A struggle and a jeering crowd


As a laughing, jeering crowd looks on, Port Aransas Police Officer II Matt Ponder attempts to arrest a young man during a fracas amidst a large group of Spring Breakers...

Spring Break throngs surge

No major incidents, despite unruly crowd

The Spring Break holiday was one without serious accidents or major crimes, police said. Although a video showing of Spring Breakers storming a dune with police went viral, overall arrest...

Party down

Party down


Hundreds of Spring Breakers party on the beach in Port Aransas as seen in an aerial photo shot on Friday, March 17. This edition of the South Jetty includes several...

A look inside the giant party

A look inside the giant party


Beer bongs, rap music and great times were what many young folks hoped for while visiting the beach in Port Aransas at Spring Break, and that’s what they got. Thousands...

Stews, brews

Stews, brews


Stews and Brews was the theme at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 in Port Aransas on Saturday, March 18. Dishes served up included a Pueblo green chili pork stew, VFW Shiner Bock pub stew and Wisconsin chicken booyah stew. Customers are, from front to back, Art Bauer, Denny Larkin, Shirley...

Bring some, take some, at KPAB plant swap Saturday


Have you been doing some spring cleaning in your yard and garden? Bring some of the castoffs to share at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, March 25. Keep Port Aransas Beautiful is sponsoring a plant swap from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring some...

Paint a parrot at art center Wine, Whine, Design class


Paint a scarlet macaw while enjoying some snacks and wine with friends on Sunday, March 26. Karen Winship will lead a Wine, Whine and Design Painting Island Style Workshop at the Port Aransas Art Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Participants will complete a 16-inch by 20-inch painting with all...

Sweet treats

Bake sale slated Saturday is Project Graduation fundraiser

Stop in the Family Center IGA on Saturday, March 25, and pick up a dessert or two to take home. Members of the Project Graduation committee will be selling individually packaged items as well as whole desserts from 1 to 4 p.m. Project Graduation is a substance free after-graduation party...

Sliding away

Sliding away


Teagan Russell, a second grader at Olsen Elementary School , plays on the playground slides on a recent day.

Man of Jesus

Man of Jesus


Bob Hanus travels across North America with the crosses that he has built to save those who were in situations similar to his. Hanus struggled with addiction until he was able to find Jesus and he is on a mission to save as many young people as he can. 2017...

Coming soon

County to mail property appraisal notices

Watch that mailbox. The Nueces County Appraisal District soon will begin mailing out notices of appraised values to property owners in Port Aransas and throughout the rest of the county, according to a news release the agency issued. The appraisal district plans to mail about 106,000 notices for residential property...

The practice of prayer

The practice of prayer

Pastor’s pen

I recently taught a class on meditation. This was not guided meditation, or a walking meditation (like the labyrinth), this was just an opportunity to learn the simple and challenging practice of sitting still in God’s presence. There are a thousand ways to pray, and I count among my prayer...

Prepare to travel Texas

Prepare to travel Texas


Spring time is here, so many Texans are beginning to travel. Texas has nearly 80,000 miles of roads and highways. That is more than any other state in the United States! As a result, it is important to keep some traveling safety tips in mind. Texas is full of beautiful...

Hands in the sand

Hands in the sand


Enjoying some time building things in the sand are, from left, Aubrie Fountain of Portland; Mark and Christine Garza, both of San Antonio; and Cody and Josie Fountain, both of Portland. It was on Thursday, March 16, at Mile Marker 25 on the beach in Port Aransas.

Spring Breaking

Spring Breaking


Spring Breakers hit the beach, shopped the shops and chowed down at the restaurants in Port Aransas throughout the holiday, March 11 to 19. Crowds increased as rain and cool winds gave way to warm, sunny skies.

Art camp

Art camp


The Port Aransas Art Center hosted an art camp during Spring Break for students who wanted to be creative. Students who participated in the camp on Monday, March 13, are from the front row, left, Jenny Clark and Isabella Hofheins. In the back row from left are teacher Lizz Harris,...

PAISD: The legacy continues

PAISD: The legacy continues

Education Notes

Concerning the May 6, 2017 Bond election: The Port Aransas Independent School District is classified as a “Chapter 41” District in the State of Texas. Chapter 41 of the Texas Education Code requires school districts that are property wealthy to share their wealth with school districts that are property poor....

Free movie

Library to offer free family movie April 4

Kids are invited to wear their PJs, bring a pillow and a blanket and see the Disney animated movie “Moana” on Tuesday, April 4. The Ellis Memorial Library is hosting a Family Movie and PJs afternoon beginning at 5 p.m. in the library meeting room. A press release from the...

Challenge team

PAHS will air on KEDT-TV Thursday

Tune in to KEDT-TV on Thursday, March 23, to see seven Port Aransas High School students show their chops on the public broadcasting’s quiz show, Challenge. The show airs at 7 p.m. The PAHS team will play peers from Corpus Christi’s Flour Bluff High School in the third round of...

Putt-putt

Food, music, more at benefit Sunday

Bring the kids and play some miniature golf at a benefit for Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School on Sunday, March 26, at Kody’s Restaurant. The third annual Putt-Putt Fundraiser will begin at 4:30 p.m. for $5 per person. Also included in the festivities are appetizers, live music and silent auction items donated...

Marlin garden

Marlin garden


Olsen Elementary School student Beckham Edwards digs up a fresh carrot with some help from Leslie Griffins, a volunteer, on Thursday, Feb. 23. Edwards and his fellow classmates dug up the carrots, washed them and ate them. The discovery garden will be undergoing some major renovations in the near future....

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