Beach walkover

Beach walkover


Nine-year-old Claire Ginter of Wellington, Kan., executes a gymnastic move called a walkover while playing at the beach near Marker...

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Tax question going to voters

Port Aransas voters will go to the polls to decide whether to raise the town’s hotel occupancy tax (HOT) 2...

Hentz: Complex would bring business
Glad to be back

Glad to be back

Students look forward to academics and basketball

Some kids might think it’s a drag to see the new school year start, but not the ones that a...

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Special session ends with thud; redistricting


Two big things happened Tuesday, Aug. 15. One was the 30-day special session of the Texas Legislature faded on day 29, when House Speaker Joe...

College: Years of impact


[Editor’s note: The following is a letter written to Libby Judson, by her uncle, Joe Henkel, when she left for college in 2001. Libby is...

Hysteria over U.S. history


“The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history.” — Friedrich Hegel We will learn even less from history if...

Island Agenda


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

Cross country

Cross country

Runners take flight at Friday IWA meet

Port Aransas High Schools varsity boys’ and girls’ cross country teams finished second and fourth overall at the Incarnate Word Academy flight races on Friday, Aug. 18. Flight races are...

Youth soccer league registration continues


Player registration continues for the Port Aransas Youth Soccer League (PAYSL.) Kids must be 4 years old by Dec. 31 to play in the league. Register online at www.portaransasyouthsoccerleague.com. There...

Mixed doubles tennis tourney slated Saturday


If you’ve got a tennis racket and a can of tennis balls, you’re invited to play in the monthly round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament on Saturday, Oct. 7. That...


Beach walkover

Beach walkover


Nine-year-old Claire Ginter of Wellington, Kan., executes a gymnastic move called a walkover while playing at the beach near Marker 21 in Port Aransas on Wednesday, Aug. 9.

HOT

Tax question going to voters

Port Aransas voters will go to the polls to decide whether to raise the town’s hotel occupancy tax (HOT) 2 percent to fund construction of a sporting complex that also...

Hentz: Complex would bring business
Glad to be back

Glad to be back

Students look forward to academics and basketball

Some kids might think it’s a drag to see the new school year start, but not the ones that a South Jetty reporter talked to on the first day of...

KPAB Kick Off Party for season, new members slated on Tuesday

KPAB Kick Off Party for season, new members slated on Tuesday


Join members of Keep Port Aransas Beautiful on Tuesday, Aug. 29, and find out what the organization is all about. The Kick Off Party for the 2017-2018 season will be held at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Highway 361, from 6 to 8 p.m. Enjoy refreshments while learning...

Puppy party

AFPA to hold fundraiser, adoption event Sunday

The public is invited to a fundraiser and dog adoption event on Sunday, Aug. 27, supporting the Animal Friends of Port Aransas. The event is set for 5 to 7 p.m. at La Barataria, 224 E. Cotter Ave. Those who attend can partake of a complimentary beverage and a buffet...

Wine, whine

Paint colorful fish at art center workshop

Create a painting to take home, have fun with some friends and meet some new people at a Wine Whine and Design Painting Island Style Workshop at the Port Aransas Art Center. The newly opened facility is hosting the event on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Annette...

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, Aug. 25, at 9 a.m. Join Lisa...

Big addition

Big addition


Work continues on the expansion at William R. ‘Bill’ Ellis Memorial Library, located at 700 W. Ave. A, on Monday, Aug. 21. The 3,300-foot expansion will contain a children’s area, teen’s area and computer area. It also will include two study rooms and a special collections room to house local...

New street signs to mark Old Town area

New street signs to mark Old Town area


New, distinctive street signs are in the works to commemorate the most historic parts of Port Aransas. To that end, the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) presented a check for $10,000 to the City of Port Aransas during a city council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17. The money...

Port Aransan behind effort to warn golf cart renters of law

Port Aransan behind effort to warn golf cart renters of law


Working at the post office, Shannon Solimine has a frontrow seat for watching golf cart violations in Port Aransas. “Every day, out our front window, we can see what’s going on, on 361,” she said, referring to the highway where it’s illegal to drive a golf cart. “All the time,...

Port A getaway

Knights of Columbus sell raffle tickets for fundraiser

A three-night stay, dinner, golf and more are included in an end-of-the-summer getaway weekend that is up for grabs. The Quo Vadis Council of the Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Catholic Church are sponsoring a raffle with the proceeds benefiting the scholarship fund. The prize package includes a three-night...

Island Motor Bikes

Island Motor Bikes


Glen Shaw, owner of Island Motor Bikes, stands outside his store, located at 315 S. Alister St., with a selection of bikes. Island Motor Bikes, which opened earlier in 2017, rents, sells and services motorized bicycles, fat-tire bikes, beach cruisers and kids’ BMX fat tire bikes. The store has a...

Male artists’ works set to be featured at art center


Make plans to stop in at the opening of a show featuring male artists at the Port Aransas Art Center on Friday, Sept. 1. “Men at Work” will be featured at the First Friday reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. While viewing the artwork, enjoy a glass of wine, snacks...

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Summer is over and PAISD students are back in school

School buses were loaded, shoe laces were tied and backpacks were filled on the first day of school. For many Port Aransas ISD students, Monday, Aug. 21, was a day to hang out with their friends, show off their new...

Welcome, fish

Welcome, fish


Monday, Aug. 21, marked the first day of the new school year at Port Aransas ISD. For those entering ninth grade, a fish camp event was held on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at Port Aransas High School. Above: A group named ‘Guppy,’ led by mentor Zack Brown, a senior at PAHS,...

Start of a new year at PAISD

Start of a new year at PAISD

Education notes

We’re excited to continue the “Legacy of Excellence” in Port Aransas ISD! We enjoyed the summer, but we’re anxious to get back to doing the important work of providing the highest quality education to all students at PAISD! As our staff and students have been returning to school, they have...

Organization Fair slated Aug. 30


Parents, bring your kids to Roberts Point Park on Wednesday, Aug. 30, for an Organization Fair sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Meet representatives, get information and sign up with a number of clubs, organizations and programs all in one location. The event will be...

Orientation

Orientation


Incoming sixth-grade students at Brundrett Middle School were issued locker assignments, and they also received a tour from elder students during an orientation event on Wednesday, Aug. 16. Parents of the students received some information from Principal James Garrett as well. Above: A group of boys attempt to figure out...

Auditions

High School Musical Jr. set for Aug. 31

Kids in fourth grade and up who attend Port Aransas ISD are invited to audition for parts in “Disney High School Musical Jr.,” on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6 p.m. The production is a partnership between PAISD and the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The audition will be held at the...

PAISD budget to be determined


The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees will approve its 2017-2018 budget during a Thursday, Aug. 31, special board meeting. The meeting will be open to the public, and will be held at 6 p.m. at the PAISD administration building, 100 S. Station St. The proposed budget is $6,842,167, which...

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