Bouncy Beat

Bouncy Beat


Dave Maroney of Aloha Dave and the Tourists leaps through the air during a concert the band was putting on...

Quiet call

Quiet call

Police to get system for 911 text messages

Port Aransas Police Department dispatchers will soon have a new system that allows people in emergency situations to text 9-1-1....

PAHS scores well on STAAR tests
Port Aransas still eyeing Legislature

Port Aransas still eyeing Legislature


Of two issues Port Aransas city officials have been watching during this year’s legislative session, one appears dead, but another...

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Abbott special session: Here we go again


They won’t be gone long. Gov. Greg Abbott has called members of the Texas Legislature back for a 30-day special session to begin July 18....

Chance to improve open government laws

Editorial

Five of the most frightening words to hear from elected officials from all levels of government are these: “I’m all for transparency, but….” The phrase...

Lying liars


“I’ll never lie to you.”– Jimmy Carter, the 1976 presidential campaign. All politicians lie, because they are human and all humans lie. The question before...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.-Thur.,Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 1-8 p.m.Lap swim and exercise: Tue.-Thur., 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-8p.m., Sat. noon-8...

Swimmers excel at meet

Swimmers excel at meet


Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) hosted the Kingsville swim team at the Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool on Saturday, June 10. Following are individual results for...

Player of the year

Player of the year


Logan Kreutziger, a junior utility player and pitcher with the Port Aransas High School baseball team, was named the class 2A District 31 utility player of the year. The award...

All-district

All-district


The class 2A region IV district 31 all-district baseball team was announced recently. Sophomore, Tyler Rodriguez, left, and junior, Noah Mack, right, received first team nods. Not pictured, Ryan Brown,...

All-state

All-state


Kendall Owens, a sophomore pitcher on the Port Aransas High School softball team, has been named to the All-state softball team. Owens struck out 190 batters during the 2017 season...

Run-A-Thon

Fundraiser is slated for Friday

Nine Port Aransas teenage distance runners are fundraising to attend the Texas Tech High Altitude Cross Country Camp in Cloudcroft, New Mexico, in late-July. The five-day camp costs $500 per...


Bouncy Beat

Bouncy Beat


Dave Maroney of Aloha Dave and the Tourists leaps through the air during a concert the band was putting on at Roberts Point Park on Friday, June 9. At left...

Quiet call

Quiet call

Police to get system for 911 text messages

Port Aransas Police Department dispatchers will soon have a new system that allows people in emergency situations to text 9-1-1. The text will go to a cell phone issued to...

PAHS scores well on STAAR tests
Port Aransas still eyeing Legislature

Port Aransas still eyeing Legislature


Of two issues Port Aransas city officials have been watching during this year’s legislative session, one appears dead, but another remains alive. Legislative efforts to bar cities from preventing short-term...

Lovely grounds

Lovely grounds


The Community Presbyterian Church got the nod by the Port Aransas Garden Club as the Commercial Yard of the Month for June. Dr. John Fucik designed the landscaped beds at the church, which includes Wheeler’s dwarf pittsoporum, red tip photinia and croton as the main plantings. The plantings in the...

Crazy Cart Crawl

Compete in scavenger hunt through Old Town

Grab some friends and hop on your golf cart to compete in the Crazy Cart Crawl on Saturday, June 17, sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The event will take participants all over Old Town on a scavenger hunt looking for the items on their...

Stuff to do and see

Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the PortAransas Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register for events, call 749-4158. See the Island Agenda for recurring weekly events. Activities This Week Ground-Nesting Bird Walk Saturday, June 17, at 9 a.m. Learn from an expert at...

Paint a ‘beach ladies’ scene at art center class Sunday

Paint a ‘beach ladies’ scene at art center class Sunday


Get out of the heat and have some fun with friends at a Wine, Whine and Design Painting Island Style class on Sunday, June 18, at the Port Aransas Art Center. Annette Casto will lead the class to paint a “beach ladies” scene one-step-at-a-time from 5 to 8 p.m. “The...

Liquid assets

Liquid assets


Noteworthy wave riders gathering at the Port Aransas Museum for the grand opening of a new exhibit on surfing included, from left, Dan Parker of Port Aransas, Miles Compton of Austin, Parker’s wife, Michelle Parker, Cliff Schlabach of Corpus Christi and Tony Mierzwa of Austin. Dan is news editor at...

One great lesson: How to live

One great lesson: How to live

Coffee Girl

“Sing it again, Renae!” I laughed, startled at the familiar, impish voice calling to me. I had been rehearsing for my solo on Sunday morning, and I didn’t know anyone was listening. “Hey! I said sing it again!” “Yes, sir!” I called out and did as I was told. It...

Author speaks

Author speaks


Laura A. Brewster of San Antonio reads her children’s book, ‘Meet Genevive,’ to Jenny Dailey, librarian at William R. ‘Bill’ Ellis Memorial Library in Port Aransas. Brewster visited the library to donate a copy of her book on Saturday, June 10. She and her parents, Jackie and Mark Brewster, have...

Town hall talk

Town hall talk


A few dozen folks attended a town hall meeting on hurricane preparedness held at the Community Center by the City of Port Aransas on Tuesday, June 6. Left: Rick Adams, the city’s emergency management coordinator, speaks to the group. Above: Folks in the audience focus on a speaker. Others who...

New location

New location


Angie and Kevin Fry stand inside the new location for Island Woman, a boutique in the Tower Center. They moved into the new location on Monday, June 5. It is located at 1726 State Highway 361, Suite J. The larger store will offer more island-style shoes and clothes. The shop...

Lege seeks music history trail

Lege seeks music history trail


In Texas, the music industry is extraordinarily diverse and has a deep, long history. Texas music, its cultural roots and its history are cherished and celebrated in many ways across the state. There are several hundred music festivals and thousands of live music concerts annually. There are over a thousand...

Skiffs

Skiffs

Kids construct boats during youth summer camp at Farley Boat Works

Farley Boat Works held a five-day boat building class for kids from June 6 through 10. The students hand- crafted what are known as “mouse boats.” Each participant constructed an eight-foot version of the boat. The boats weigh less than...

Celebrating the oceans

Celebrating the oceans


Participants in the World Oceans Day program at the Marine Science Education Center display their reusable bag project that was part of the program on Thursday, June 8. Those who attended the event watched the movie, ‘Bag It,’ and then created a reusable bag out of old T-shirts to take...

Estuary Explorers slated for Saturday


Marine science is the topic at an interactive, hands-on program at the University of Texas Marine Science Education Center. The Estuary Explorers Program, for kids ages 6 and up, is set for Saturday, June 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. Participation in the program is limited to the first 24...

For the kids

For the kids


Cyndi Christenson, president of the Port Aransas Youth Development Foundation, presented a check for $500 to Ken Yarbrough, Camp Marlin director and community program coordinator with the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, on Monday, June 12. The money will provide scholarships for Port Aransas youth to attend...

Seat belts

Will PAISD buy a bus with or without them?

The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees are expected to discuss the upcoming purchase of a new school bus at its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 14, at 5 p.m., meetings are typically at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held in the PAISD administrative building, 100 Station St. (The...

Showing colors

Showing colors


From left, Annette Weber and Lizz Harrison help Brooklyn Hoffman, left, Indie Hoffman, center, and William Barron with some painting at the Port Aransas Art Center on Wednesday, June 7. It was part of ‘Family Fun Art Days,’ involving island-themed projects.

Sail

Class for kids offered from June 20 to 22

Kids ages 10 and up are invited to come learn to sail at a three-day class offered by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The Come Sail Basic class is set for Tuesday through Thursday, June 20 through 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. The class will...

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