SandFest super

SandFest super

Throngs turn out for event

The 21st annual SandFest was the largest yet, according to event organizers. “It was an extremely successful event,” said Lisa...

Festival fun

Festival fun


The joys of SandFest ranged from listening to music by groups like the Mark McKinney Band, left, to making sand...

Early voting underway
In print

In print

PAHS grad, now medical resident, being published

Rachel Pearson, who for several years wrote a popular column for the South Jetty, will be a published book author...

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Texas poll shows hope for Democrats

Ted Cruz might have his work cut out for him next year in hanging onto his job co-representing Texas in the U.S. Senate, according to...

Laredo: Friendly hombrés

Laredo, on the banks of the mighty Rio Grande River, was a convention destination for many years of the South Texas Press Association. It was...

The police vs. the PC police

As is almost always the case, signs of trouble preceded the latest shooting in Paris, which left one police officer dead and wounded two bystanders...

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...

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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...

Three headed for region

Three headed for region

Track

Three Port Aransas High School track athletes will compete in the regional meet after qualifying at the area meet in Charlotte today, Wednesday, April 19. John Zuniga took first in...

Lown leads Ladies to win

Lown leads Ladies to win

Soft ball

Lady Marlin Emma Lown hit for the cycle at Agua Dulce, as she led the Port Aransas High School softball team to a 17-1 victory on Tuesday, April 18. Lown...

Houston homeschoolers take down Marlin guests

Houston homeschoolers take down Marlin guests


Only four-and-a-half innings were needed by the Homeschool Christian Youth Association to win big over the visiting Port Aransas baseball team. The Marlins jumped ahead early in the first inning...

Senior day

Senior day


The senior Lady Marllins softball players were honored at their final regular season home game against Three Rivers on Friday, April 21. Senior team members and parents from left are...

Thunder rolls over visiting Marlin team

Thunder rolls over visiting Marlin team


After outhitting West Houston HomeSchool, the Port Aransas High School baseball team struggled defensively in a 13-3 run-rule loss on the road. The Marlins had nine hits in the five-inning...

Lady Marlins to host Ben Bolt for play-off game on Thursday

Lady Marlins to host Ben Bolt for play-off game on Thursday


Port Aransas will host a first-round playoff game at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 against Ben Bolt, which finished with a 9-3 district record. Port Aransas finished the season...

Marlins JV baseball

Marlins JV baseball


The junior varsity Marlins baseball team pose for a photo following their final game of the season at Kenedy. The team members from left are Reece Hall, Christian Pitney, A.J....

Swim team tryouts next week


Swimmers are invited to try out for the Port Aransas Swim Team’s ( PAST) summer swimming club on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 2 and 3. New swimmers should come on...

PAHS tennis ends at regional


Port Aransas High School’s tennis team ended its season at the regional tournament against formidable competition from perennial powerhouse Mason. The tournament was held Monday and Tuesday, April 17 and...

New officers needed when Boosters meet


Members of the Port Aransas Athletic Booster Club will meet on Monday, May 1. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the PAISD board room, 100 S. Station St....

Gist

Raymond “R. D.” Davis Gist of Port Aransas died Saturday, April 22, 2017. He was 85. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Online condolences may...

Landry

Landry

Faye Landry of Port Aransas and Franklin died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Landry was born in Pearsall on Dec. 5, 1941. Her family...


SandFest super

SandFest super

Throngs turn out for event

The 21st annual SandFest was the largest yet, according to event organizers. “It was an extremely successful event,” said Lisa Shelton, SandFest event coordinator. “All in all, we feel like...

Festival fun

Festival fun


The joys of SandFest ranged from listening to music by groups like the Mark McKinney Band, left, to making sand sculptures, like New Braunfels sisters Ella and Emma Rose did,...

Early voting underway
In print

In print

PAHS grad, now medical resident, being published

Rachel Pearson, who for several years wrote a popular column for the South Jetty, will be a published book author come next month. “No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on...

Quilt auction set to benefit memorial scholarship fund

Quilt auction set to benefit memorial scholarship fund

Friends of the Library

Stop by the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library to bid on a handmade lap quilt made for a silent auction sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Kathy Caldwell Memorial Scholarship given to graduating Port Aransas High School seniors at the...

Library contractor bid awarded

Council wrap

The city’s library, birding center and volunteer fire department were on the minds of Port Aransas City Council members during a meeting on Thursday, April 20. Library The council awarded a bid by KJM Commercial, doing business as Victory Building Team, to build an expansion at the William R. “Bill”...

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 on Page 2A for recurring weekly events. Activities This Week Beach Walk Friday, April 28, at 9 a.m. Join Lisa...

SandFest’s advanced amateur results listed


Winners in SandFest’s advanced amateurs division were as follows: First place: Albert Lucio Sr., for “A Windy Day in Port Aransas.” Second place: Amanda Bolduc, for “Locks of Love … Set Thee Free.” Third place: Lisa Fewless, for “Doll Hospital.” Fourth place: Marc Mangia, for “Fort Hays.” Fifth place: Dale...

VFW nominates three for statewide recognition


Members of the Moore-Mc- Donald VFW Post 8967 have nominated three of their officers as “Best in the State” for an annual competition for the Texas VFW organization. Daniel Mack was nominated for Quartermaster of the Year. “He has held this position at the post for several years,” according to...

Flowers with a message

Flowers with a message

Pastor’s pen

Each year, we plant a couple of the lilies left over from Resurrection Sunday (Easter) around the outside of the church. Some of them don’t make it but the few that hang in there, and come back year after year, right around Easter give me a thrill! I forget about...

Island nuptials

Island nuptials


Kelsey Ann Cartwright and R.D. Van Scoy exchanged vows on Saturday, April 8. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Port Aransas High School and the daughter of Janet and Gordon Scott and the late Jeff Cartwright of Port Aransas. The groom is the son of Julie and Roger Van...

PACT annual meeting slated

PACT annual meeting slated

Sunday, May 7

An announcement of new board members and a salsa contest are on the agenda at the annual meeting of the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Sunday, May 7. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the PACT, 2327 State Highway 361. Members have until Monday, May 1, to cast...

Veterans clinic offered on May 6


If you’re a military veteran living in Port Aransas, here’s some news you can use. A free legal advice clinic for area veterans will be held in Corpus Christi on Saturday, May 6. The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Del Mar Center for Economic...

Bond issue details listed


Following is a list of projects and purchases that would be funded at the Port Aransas Independent School District if voters approve a $6 million bond on May 6, according to the district’s website. Early voting started on Monday, April 24. (See related story, Page 1A.) Major maintenance • Roof...

Big fun at SandFest

Big fun at SandFest


Visiting SandFest 2017 meant not only immersing yourself amidst spectacular sculptures but also feasting on tasty foods and drinks and taking advantage of attractions that could get the adrenaline pumping.

A bid farewell to seniors

A bid farewell to seniors

Education notes

As the end of the school year approaches, it is time to celebrate the seniors of the Class of 2017. They have worked hard to be successful in every area of life at Port Aransas High School. Their success derives from their ability to accept the challenge to be part...

Net-cutting

Net-cutting


Dr. John Fucik cut the net at H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s Marlin Discovery Garden dedication ceremony. In Port Aransas, it is typical to cut a net, rather than ribbon at an opening ceremony. Standing around Fucik are some of the volunteers who invested their time and money to the project....

Summer camps

Parks and rec announces themes, registration

School will soon be out for the summer, and parents will be making plans for how to fill their kids’ days during the vacation months. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registrations for Camp Marlin and the new Camp Sailfish. Camp Sailfish is designed...

UIL academic

UIL academic


Eric Anderson, Ben Brown, Jordan Barello and Ben Hebert competed in the University Interscholastic League state competition on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, at The University of Texas at Austin. Anderson, Brown, Barello and Hebert placed second at the state competition in computer science. Brown placed sixth in...

Spanish books

Spanish books


Students in Rodrigo Salinas’ Spanish class at Port Aransas High School created books that they read to H.G. Olsen Elementary School students on Wednesday, April 19. Presenting their book to third graders at OES, from left are Reese Hall, Chloe Wong and Tamera Whiteside.

Showing off science

Showing off science


From left, Brundrett Middle School eighth graders Kailey McKinney, Jamie Barr, Sydney Sutterfield and Zoe Campbell have their science project judged by Meaghan Cuddy, a researcher at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The eighth grade class had their projects looked at during a presentation at the UTMSI auditorium...

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