Going up

Going up

New art center is taking shape

Like an artist’s painting that’s still in progress, the new building that will house the Port Aransas Art Center continues...

All about eggs

All about eggs


Children line up as they prepare to go on an early Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks...

Prosecutor says he failed
Drum beaten

Drum beaten

Teamwork was required while making crazy catch

This is a story about a big one that got away, then got caught again. The story ends with two...

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Bicameral lege ripe for fights between houses


Texans, it’s that time in the Texas Legislature’s biennial 140-day regular session when we’re reminded that Texas has a bicameral legislative system. Or, this is...

Justice sometimes unclear


Years ago, I spent a week not being selected for a jury in a high-profile attempted murder case. Over the course of that week, I...

Siren call of Middle East


In Greek mythology, sirens were beautiful creatures that lured sailors to their doom with their hypnotic voices. In Homer’s epic, “The Odyssey,” ships came to...

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...

Stingrays donates

Stingrays donates


Jimmy Cummings, left, hands a check to Steve Reaves, right, athletic director at Port Aransas High School $1,700. Cummings, operations director at Stingrays Taphouse and Grill, raised the money from...

Marlins chalk up first win

Marlins chalk up first win


Starting pitcher Logan Kreutziger allowed one run in seven innings and led visiting Port Aransas to its first win of the season over Three Rivers in a 3-1 victory on...

Girls’ golf team is heading to regional

Girls’ golf team is heading to regional


Event medalist Malia Smith led the Port Aransas girls golf team to a second-place finish and a spot in the regional tournament during the Conference 2A District 30 tournament on...

Marlins continue to struggle, falling to visiting Kenedy team

Marlins continue to struggle, falling to visiting Kenedy team


An infield single hit by Logan Kreutziger and a Ryan Brown walk made up the entirety of the Port Aransas offense in an 18-0, run-rule loss to visiting Kenedy on...

Next stop…

Next stop…

Three members of the PAHS track team advance to area

Three Port Aransas High School track team members have qualified for the area competition that will take place in Charlotte on Wednesday, April 19. Those athletes are John Zuniga, Ashby...

Big rally

Big rally

Six-run inning puts Lady Marlins in front of Refugio

Kendall Owens, Nina Sifuentes and Madi Sheffield each drove in a pair of runs and Port Aransas used a six-run, second-inning outburst to beat visiting Refugio 9-5 on Friday, April...

Run-ruled

Run-ruled

Owens pitches another shutout in win at Pettus

Pitcher Kendall Owens threw her fourth shutout of the season and seniors Megan Garrett and Emma Lown each had three hits to help Port Aransas cruise to a 16-0 run-rule...


Going up

Going up

New art center is taking shape

Like an artist’s painting that’s still in progress, the new building that will house the Port Aransas Art Center continues to take shape, day after day. “It is going great,...

All about eggs

All about eggs


Children line up as they prepare to go on an early Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, April 8. More photos shot...

Prosecutor says he failed
Drum beaten

Drum beaten

Teamwork was required while making crazy catch

This is a story about a big one that got away, then got caught again. The story ends with two black drum, each of them weighing more than 35 pounds,...

SandFest amateurs

SandFest amateurs

Online registration for contest to end

Youth and adults who wish to compete in the 2017 Texas SandFest amateur contest may register online through Friday, April 14. The amateur competition, for solo and team contestants, is set for Saturday, April 22. Solo age groups include guppy, up to age seven; youth, ages eight to 12; teen,...

Deadline for ArtFest booth space sign-ups is Saturday


Artists and craftsmen who wish to take part in the 12th annual ArtFest, set for Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14, have until Saturday, April 15, to sign up for booth space. The event, sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and...

PACT board applications due Monday; three positions open


Members of the Port Aransas Community Theatre will hold their annual meeting on Sunday, May 7. An election of board members will be held during the meeting. Three positions on the board are open for election to three-year terms. Members who would like their names to be included on the...

Wetlands walk

Wetlands walk


Above: Nicole Pringle leads a group on a tour of the Wetlands Education Center at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute on Saturday, March 18. Pringle is education specialist and volunteer coordinator with the Mission Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, which is headquartered at the institute. Right: Brown pelicans...

Easter

Community sunrise service, churches’ holy week scheduled

The entire community is invited to an interdenominational Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 16, under the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park. The service will begin at 7 a.m. Pastors from the Community Presbyterian Church, First Baptist Church and Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will participate in the service....

Up and at ‘em

Up and at ‘em


From right, sisters Fern Minter, 92, and Cora ‘Boots’ Adams, 86, both of Ruidoso, N.M., were among folks taking part in an exercise session in the recreation hall at Pioneer RV on Tuesday, March 22. The sisters, who participate in the exercise sessions every morning, Monday through Thursday, have been...

Concert by the ship channel

Concert by the ship channel


Al Spitzer played some country tunes for a large crowd at Roberts Point Park on Friday, April 7, at the first Sunset Sounds of the season. The free concert series, hosted by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, runs from April through October, the second Friday of...

Easter is the proof

Easter is the proof

Pastor’s pen

By the time you are reading this article, Easter will be just a few days away. Churches get very excited about Easter and the week leading up to Easter. Christians will even act like Christians during that week. So, what is the big deal? I realize that some people reading...

Salads to go with Easter ham

Salads to go with Easter ham

In the kitchen with Sling

This weekend brings the celebration of Easter at many homes. The Easter meal is always a treat. My mother usually made ham, which I still do. She also had several salads to accompany the ham. She like marinated or vinegary salads, while I have a more eclectic taste. The first...

SandFest gives

SandFest gives

Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a custom golf cart

Organizers of Texas Sand- Fest, now celebrating its 21st year, want to remind folks that thanks to the financial support of the sponsors and the thousands who come to the festival, the 501(c)(3) organization can give back to the community. In 2016 the organization gave $132,000 to non-profit organizations from...

In the hunt!

In the hunt!

Easter bunny visits early

The Easter bunny visited Port Aransas a little early this year, courtesy of the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Dozens of kids took part in an Easter egg hunt at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, April 8.

Coffee with principal

Coffee with principal


H.G. Olsen Elementary School hosted a meeting for prospective prekindergarten students on Friday, April 7. Parents who have children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 met in the OES conference room. Registration for pre-k will take place on Thursday, May 4, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. and...

Time for a STAY-cation

Time for a STAY-cation

Education notes

Last weekend I took time out for a STAY-cation with my friends from Minnesota and my two adult daughters. (Yes, Tahra and Tessa, I said it AGAIN, stay-cation!). We participated in all the favorite Port Aransas activities, eating, birding, shopping, golf carting, beaching and sunning. Not necessarily in that order....

Transfer student population climbing at Port Aransas ISD

Transfer student population climbing at Port Aransas ISD


Out-of-district transfer students increasingly serve as a vital piece of the Port Aransas ISD’s makeup. As of Thursday, April 6, PAISD had 102 out-of-district transfer students on its three campuses, H.G. Olsen Elementary School, Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School. That is 26 students more than the last...

Art time

Art time


Well-behaved third grade students at H.G. Olsen Elementary School enjoyed Amanda Tipps’ art class during a recent school day. The students were allowed to use fingerpaint to create their own renditions of a garden.

PAHS offers dual credit courses


Students who attend Port Aransas High School can get head starts on their college educations and careers through Del Mar College. Del Mar College is offering dual credit courses to high school students in the area. The deadline to register for the Fall 2017 dual credit courses is Monday, July...

Bond meeting slated


A presentation informing the public about the specifics of proposal bond issue will take place on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. in the PAISD board room. It also would allow money paid in taxes by Port Aransans to remain in PAISD, rather than being sent to the state for...

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