End of an era

End of an era

Beach supply store to open where Bilmore’s sold hardware for 63 years

A shop that will sell beachwear and accessories is planned at the site of the recently sold Bilmore and Son...

On the move

On the move


A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water while riding the swell pushed ahead of a ship steaming through the Corpus...

Exes get together in Texas

Exes get together in Texas


While some graduates of Port Aransas High School move away and have careers in other states, others stay home and...

Lost

Lost

Parents often lose track of their kids on the beach

Missing-child cases on the beach become increasingly common for Port Aransas police as the warm summer months set in each...

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Texas Senate sprints to open

The Texas Senate landed running for its 30-day special session July 18, whipped on by its presiding officer, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. He wanted to...

Controlling the message flies in face of real news

President Trump has said the media is a purveyor of “fake news,” and so he uses Twitter to get around the media. He’s got his...

A plan to save Social Security

It is no secret that what the major media seem to care most about is radically different from what concerns average Americans. While the inside...

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....


End of an era

End of an era

Beach supply store to open where Bilmore’s sold hardware for 63 years

A shop that will sell beachwear and accessories is planned at the site of the recently sold Bilmore and Son Hardware store, according to one of the new owners. The...

On the move

On the move


A bottlenose dolphin leaps from the water while riding the swell pushed ahead of a ship steaming through the Corpus Christi Ship Channel off the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at...

Exes get together in Texas

Exes get together in Texas


While some graduates of Port Aransas High School move away and have careers in other states, others stay home and work locally. At an all-class high school reunion on Saturday,...

Lost

Lost

Parents often lose track of their kids on the beach

Missing-child cases on the beach become increasingly common for Port Aransas police as the warm summer months set in each year. The incidents most often happen because people simply lose...

Watching the action

Watching the action


The Werner family, from Dodge City, Kan., watch as a dolphin leaps ahead of a ship steaming past the south jetty on Monday, July 17.

‘Lion King Jr.’

Youth musical continues run

Singing, dancing and family entertainment is on stage at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The youth musical, “Disney the Lion King Jr.,” continues its run Thursday through Saturday, July 27, through Aug. 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees, July 30 through Aug. 6, at 2:30 p.m. The musical, based...

Merit show winners to be featured at art center


Make plans to stop in the new Port Aransas Art Center location on Friday, Aug. 4, for the first- First Friday reception in the new building from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The evening of art, live music and refreshments will include the group show of the merit winners from the...

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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, July 28, at 9 a.m. Join Lisa...

For Fisher House

For Fisher House


Representatives of VFW Post 8967 and its auxiliary present a check for $1,751.20 to a representative of the Fisher House Foundation, a network of comfort homes nationwide where families can stay while visiting a hospitalized or sick veteran. The presentation was made on Tuesday, July 18, at the VFW post,...

Council votes new rules for cemetery


New rules are going into effect at Royal Palm Cemetery in Port Aransas. The Port Aransas City Council voted 6-0 on Thursday, July 20, to approve a third and final reading of a measure that affects administration of the cemetery. Council member Beth Owens was absent. One change requires that...

Genie in a bottle

Genie in a bottle

Coffee Girl

Sometimes, I long for a dull life. Just a simple, peaceful life where there are no daily crises, no high-drama moments and no stories to tell. Oh, the bliss. Just a bland, grey life filled with nothing but yawns and cozy cat-stretches . . . this is the existence of...

Memorial for Brock is Monday morning


A memorial service for Greg Carson Brock of Port Aransas will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31. Brock died on Friday, July 21, 2017. He was 49. The service will be held at Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St. A complete obituary will be in the Aug....

Plat denied

Plat denied

Length of cul-de-sacs halts developer’s plan for subdivision

The Port Aransas City Council has denied a developer’s application for approval of a preliminary plat for a subdivision with more than 200 lots near Island Moorings. The council voted 6-0 on Thursday, July 20, to deny the request based on a motion by Bruce Clark, who said the preliminary...

City council set to tackle budget at Monday meeting

City council set to tackle budget at Monday meeting


What will Port Aransas city staff propose for the town’s 2017-18 budget and tax rate? You can find out if you attend a workshop meeting of the city council on Monday, July 31. That will be the first meeting this summer where the council is expected to have those materials...

Active learning

Active learning

Kids find stuff to do this summer

Whether it’s on the tennis court or in a nature preserve, youngsters are finding fun and educational things to do in Port Aransas this summer.

Some teachers may receive salary increase by Aug. 31

Some teachers may receive salary increase by Aug. 31


Some teachers at Port Aransas ISD could see a hike in pay as part of the 2017- 2018 budget and tax rate to be set on Thursday, Aug. 31, by the board of trustees. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 21, but the district does not have to...

Fun, games

Fun, games


Three-year-old Addison Horwath of Lakeway was working at perfecting her skill at a game known as ladder toss at the beach in Port Aransas on Sunday, July 16.

Summer fun

Summer fun


Children participated in a summer reading program, which was made possible by the Bill Ellis Memorial Library. Participants were able to make crafts and hear readings at the Port Aransas Community Center on a recent day.

Library time!

Library time!


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