Tournament time

Tournament time

Deep Sea Roundup is Thursday to Sunday

Excitement is building for anglers of all ages who plan to drop their lines at the granddaddy of all Gulf...

Industrious kids
Eicholz is Boatman of the Year

Eicholz is Boatman of the Year


After half a century of fishing this area, Frankie Eicholz has been named Port Aransas Boatman of the Year. “I...

New South Jetty is out

July 6 edition hitting news stands now

The 82nd Deep Sea Roundup will be held in Port Aransas Thursday through Sunday, July 6 to 9, and you...

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Political Cartoon

Cities push ahead on climate accord

America’s cities are telling the new president and a fumbling congress: “We don’t think you’re doing the right thing, so we will anyway.” That message...

We’ve gotta get a grip!

I second Boo Hausser’s (Letters to the editor, South Jetty, June 29) idea that Port Aransas look in to becoming part of the Texas Main...

Two wins for Trump

The Supreme Court’s decision to allow portions of President Trump’s travel ban to proceed is a much-needed victory for the administration. The high court ruled...

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. and Sun....


Tournament time

Tournament time

Deep Sea Roundup is Thursday to Sunday

Excitement is building for anglers of all ages who plan to drop their lines at the granddaddy of all Gulf coast fishing tournaments, the 82nd Deep Sea Roundup, Thursday through...

Industrious kids
Eicholz is Boatman of the Year

Eicholz is Boatman of the Year


After half a century of fishing this area, Frankie Eicholz has been named Port Aransas Boatman of the Year. “I am honored, but humbled that the membership would choose me,”...

New South Jetty is out

July 6 edition hitting news stands now

The 82nd Deep Sea Roundup will be held in Port Aransas Thursday through Sunday, July 6 to 9, and you can learn practically everything you need to know about the...

Patriotic spirit

Patriotic spirit


In Port Aransas for the July 4 holiday weekend, Katherine Allen of Houston models an American flag-style shawl while partying at the Salty Dog on Saturday, July 1.

Moving, moving….

No First Friday reception scheduled at art center in July

July will be a busy month for the folks at the Port Aransas Art Center as the move to a new location will soon begin. “As soon as all the finishing touches are done on the interior of the new building and we get the go-ahead, we will begin the...

Landscape painting class slated at preserve Saturday


Learn to paint landscapes with an expert on Saturday, July 8, when Marilyn Cook teaches watercolor techniques at Painting the Preserve. The class is scheduled from 9 to 10 a.m. at the pavilion at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. The cost is $10 per person, and all...

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 Noodle Exercise Thursday, July 6, 10-11 a.m. Workout with noodles...

Miko’s now open

Miko’s now open


A new clothing and home decor store has opened in the Tower Center. Miko’s is located at 1812 State Highway 361, Suite F. Leslie Griffin, owner, is at right holding Miko, the store’s namesake. At left is Irais Vergara, store employee. Miko’s is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6...

For the library

For the library


American Bank recently donated $1,229 to the Friends of the Library organization in Port Aransas. From left are Jo Leta Gavit, president of Friends of the Library; Wendy Moore, commercial lending officer at the bank’s Port Aransas branch; Allison Webster, employee engagement officer from American Bank in Corpus Christi; and...

The faith question

The faith question

Pastor’s pen

What is faith? Has someone ever said to you (or maybe you said it to someone else), “You’ve got to have a little faith.” What is that faith in? Do we have faith in humanity? In our neighbor? Faith in the universe? First Baptist Church Port A has been going...

Airport anxiety

Airport anxiety

Coffee Girl

I have a rare medical condition known as airport anxiety. It’s so uncommon, it’s not even an official diagnosis. The symptoms include a near panic attack on the freeway while trying not to miss your exit that leads to the airport, a near panic attack when you check your baggage,...

Coastal Bend offers up quality higher education

Coastal Bend offers up quality higher education


In the Coastal Bend area, we have excellent higher education institutions that educate students on coastal issues, coastal studies and coastal habitats. These higher institutions include Texas A& M University- Corpus Christi, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas and Del Mar College in Corpus Christi. TAMU-CC...

Jaws

Jaws


Yancy Hernandez of Austin takes a photo of Ivan Hernandez, 7, Omar Hernandez and Alondra Hernandez, 9, in front of Destination on Saturday, July 1.

Summer science

Summer science


More than 260 kids took part in the Summer Science program organized by the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. Working throughout much of June, children learned field and laboratory skills involving use of underwater microphones, small...

Kids’ soccer registration begins

Kids’ soccer registration begins


Online registration for the Port Aransas Youth Soccer League (PAYSL) is now taking place. Parents may register their kids age 4 and up by going to www.portaransasyouthsoccerleague.com. To play in the league, kids must be 4 years old by Dec. 31. Early registration continues through Monday, July 31, using the...

Photo

Photo


Playing on the beach near Mile Marker 32 on Saturday, July 1, are Justin Reininger, 2, of New Braunfels, and Logan Rodriguez, 4, of Spring Branch.

Bingo

Bingo


The Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department hosted a bingo game on Wednesday, June 21. From right, Gunner Strauss, 8, of Corpus Christi, and Grace Redman, 15, Sky McGrady, 5, Pam Greene, community program coordinator, Laura McGrady and Zoey Montgomery, all of Port Aransas attempted to get the winning combination,...

Bond improvements underway at PAISD


Port Aransas ISD has spent $154,400 of a $6 million bond issue that was approved on May 6, said Carol Sue Hipp, executive director of business and operations at PAISD. The district has ordered or are set to order items worth more than $470,000. These are not included in the...

Swim lesson registration is at park pool


Registration continues for Session II of youth swim lessons, which is set for two weeks, Tuesday through Friday, July 11 through 21. Class times are at 9:40 and 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 3 to 10. Parents may register their kids at the Port Aransas Community Park pool, 700 Clark...

Patriotic treat

Patriotic treat


Three young girls from Killeen coincidentally enjoyed red, white and blue snow cones on Saturday, July 1. The girls are from left Jasmin Medina, 11, Vivyan Carr, 11, and Vanity Carr, 10.

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