Shark attack!

Shark attack!


Wearing a shark-styled cap, Craig Connolly pretends to take a bite out of a red snapper at the 43rd annual...

Project on 361 mostly done

Project on 361 mostly done

But additional drainage needs are identified

“Time has been extended” on the project to widen State Highway 361 between Beach Access roads 1A and 1, according...

City seeks fix for wake problem
Looking east

Looking east


The sun peeks over the horizon as two ships steam through the Gulf of Mexico off Port Aransas on a...

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Patrick-Straus battle in open

House Speaker Joe Straus would rather lawmakers spend their 30-day special session that began Tuesday, July 18, improving Texas’ broken school finance system than policing...

Is Heather your friend, too?

Heather is my new best friend. I listen to her all the time. She’s never heard my voice and I’ve never met her. But she...

Here’s Ronnie!

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” (French proverb) While scanning YouTube videos, I came across an appearance by Ronald Reagan on...

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....


Shark attack!

Shark attack!


Wearing a shark-styled cap, Craig Connolly pretends to take a bite out of a red snapper at the 43rd annual Outboard Fishing Tournament in Port Aransas on Saturday, July 15....

Project on 361 mostly done

Project on 361 mostly done

But additional drainage needs are identified

“Time has been extended” on the project to widen State Highway 361 between Beach Access roads 1A and 1, according to a Texas Department of Transportation spokesman. The work “is...

City seeks fix for wake problem
Looking east

Looking east


The sun peeks over the horizon as two ships steam through the Gulf of Mexico off Port Aransas on a recent morning.

‘Lion King Jr.’

‘Lion King Jr.’

Youth musical to open Thursday

One of Disney’s biggest Broadway hits will open at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Thursday, July 20. “Disney the Lion King Jr.” will run Thursday through Saturday, July 20, through Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 23, through Aug. 6, at 2:30 p.m. Join the cast of...

Hooks

Discounted tickets, middle school night, offered for Port A week

Take advantage of discounted tickets and get out to see a Corpus Christi Hooks game at Whataburger Field the week of Monday, July 24 through Sunday, July 30. Port Aransas residents and visitors are invited to purchase the discounted tickets online at www.cchooks.com/ porta or by calling (361) 561 HOOK...

Current guest

Current guest

Coffee Girl

This past week, my mother, my daughter and I went on a girls-only trip. We rented a quaint little 1940s cabin on the water in Wimberley, where the creek ran past us in little waterfalls, the June bugs sang lullabies every evening and a deer and her two fawns came...

Orphan aid

Orphan aid


Port Aransas Animal Control Officer Sam Mullin took a young raccoon into custody at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on Wednesday, July 12. He found the coon hanging around by himself at the pavilion at the foot of Port Street. Presuming it to be an orphan, Mullin...

Outage

Outage

AT&T customers left without service

Maintenance on a cell phone tower left many AT&T wireless customers without service for two days in Port Aransas last week. The outage began on Monday, July 10. The reason for the outage was because of “planned maintenance” work on the tower that experienced “hardware issues” simultaneously, according to Tiffany...

May sales top 2016 numbers

May sales top 2016 numbers


Port Aransas retailers submitted sales taxes to the state comptroller’s office from May transactions that meant a boost over the same period last year in the amount the state shares with the city. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $679.9 million in...

Students new to PAISD can register Aug. 8


Students not previously enrolled at Port Aransas ISD may register for the 2017-2018 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 8. H. G. Olsen Elementary School, Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School will each hold its own registration in the front office of each campus. Students can only register at...

Song and dance

Song and dance


Above: The Jesse Stratton Band plays for a crowd at Roberts Point Park as part of the Sunset Sounds concert series on Friday, July 14. Right: Debbie Breneman and Jim Walker of Corpus Christi did a little dancing in the grass while the band played.

Kolkhorst reflects on past legislative session


State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst touched on issues including education, illegal immigration and child abuse in a news release with her reflections on the recently completed regular session of the 85th Texas Legislature. Kolkhorst represents District 18, a sprawling, rural district that spans from Port Aransas and areas surrounding Corpus Christi,...

Packing up!

Packing up!


Above: On Monday, July 17, Karen Winship, left, and Debbie Bridge, right, both of Port Aransas take paintings off the wall and wrap them in plastic so the art will not be damaged when it is moved to the new Port Aransas Art Center. The ladies are packing up and...

Outboard Tournaments of the past

Outboard Tournaments of the past


The 43rd edition of the Outboard Fishing Tournament was held this past weekend, July 14 through 16. The results as well as photographs of the event are in this issue. Proceeds from the yearly event benefit the Port Aransas Volunteer...

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