Special council meeting scheduled Tuesday

The Port Aransas City Council will hold a special meeting, partly to discuss legal issues, on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An...

This week’s South Jetty hitting streets now

If you’ve got something to say about how Port Aransas should manage its future, post-Hurricane Harvey, you might want to...

Paddle power

Paddle power

Jared Mathews of Port Aransas rides a wave on a stand-up paddle board, or SUP, on a recent afternoon at...

What’s ahead?

Council to discuss Port Aransas future

It’s a big topic, but the Port Aransas City Council is intent on tackling it. The council will talk about...

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Abbott: My way or – who knows?

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Better late than never: Really?

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Island Agenda

Organizations are asked contact the South Jetty once programs and activities resume. Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Pkwy. Open and lap swim: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30...

PAISD to host pep rally for gym opening

PAISD to host pep rally for gym openingFree Access

The return of Port Aransas hoops. With basketball back in town, a pep rally will be held prior to a Monday, Dec. 4, matchup between the Marlins and Victoria East...

Coming home

Coming home

Basketball teams to host first home games since Hurricane Harvey damaged gym floor

Port Aransas basketball is coming home. The Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School will host home games on Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 for the first time since...

Tough loss

Tough loss

P.J. Shackelford, a guard on the Port Aransas High School varsity basketball team, dribbles away from an Aransas Pass defender in a loss on Monday, Nov. 27.


Special council meeting scheduled Tuesday

The Port Aransas City Council will hold a special meeting, partly to discuss legal issues, on Tuesday, Dec. 5. An agenda issued today, Friday, Dec. 1, said the meeting will...

This week’s South Jetty hitting streets now

If you’ve got something to say about how Port Aransas should manage its future, post-Hurricane Harvey, you might want to attend the next meeting of the Port Aransas City Council....

Paddle power

Paddle power

Jared Mathews of Port Aransas rides a wave on a stand-up paddle board, or SUP, on a recent afternoon at Horace Caldwell Pier. This view was looking almost straight down...

What’s ahead?

Council to discuss Port Aransas future

It’s a big topic, but the Port Aransas City Council is intent on tackling it. The council will talk about our town’s future on Thursday, Nov. 30. The discussion, which...

Holiday meal

Holiday meal

Dozens of folks lined up for a free Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 23. Volunteers cooked and served up the free meal at Billy Joe’s Craft House on State Highway 361. Donors contributed the turkeys, ham, side dishes, desserts, plates and cutlery. Diners could sit at tables outside or take...

Garden club sets workday at Community Center garden

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Port Aransas Garden Club members have set a workday for Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Community Center gardens beginning at 8 a.m. “This will be the second workday for the garden,” said Jean Peters with the garden club. “More than 20 members came out in November and began the cleanup...

Shopping, student art featured at First Friday

Christmas shopping, live music, refreshments and art are on tap at the First Friday reception on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Port Aransas Art Center. Stop in any time between 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. to enjoy fellowship and view the works of middle school and high school art students. The...

Holiday market

Fine art, crafts, gifts, more on sale at art center Saturday

Ready, set, shop on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the second annual Port Aransas Art Center Island Holiday Market. Booths with fine art, pottery, jewelry, casual wear, wood and metal art and all kinds of unique gifts, accessories and more will be on display for your Christmas shopping pleasure. Artists and...

Dinner to go

Dinner to go

Rae Anne Reed of Port Aransas gets a turkey and ingredients for the rest of a Thanksgiving meal as volunteer Tessa Gates prepares to help the next client. The Thanksgiving dinners were given away by the Helping Hands Food Pantry on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

Christmas lights contest entries to begin on Friday

A Port Aransas Christmas tradition will continue despite Harvey’s destruction. Registration for the Port Aransas Garden Club’s Christmas Lights contest will kick off on Friday, Dec. 1. The deadline to register for the contest is Sunday, Dec. 10. Categories include residential (which includes homes and individual condominiums), RVs and commercial...

Boat parade

Chamber ending Christmas tradition

The annual Lighted Boat Parade and Carolers Afloat will not be held this year, due in large part to Hurricane Harvey, according to Jeff Hentz, president and CEO of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau. Even before the storm, the chamber had already decided to forego the...

City tree lighting festivities slated

Thursday, Dec. 7

Holiday spirit will fill the air on Thursday, Dec. 7, when folks are invited to gather for the lighting of the city Christmas tree. The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Hot beverages, popcorn and cookies will be served while Billy Snipes, Lyle...

‘Grinch’ is planned for movie night

Don’t let Hurricane Harvey be the Grinch who stole Christmas. Everyone is invited for some Christmas fun at Roberts Point Park on Tuesday, Dec. 12, to see “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.” The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the show as a drive-in movie. The...

Preparing for Christmas

Preparing for Christmas

Pastor’s Pen

Grace to you and Peace from our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Amen. We are about to enter into the church’s holy season of Advent. It is celebrated beginning the fourth Sunday prior to Christmas. It is a period of spiritual preparation in which many Christians make themselves ready...

PALL volunteers made a difference

PALL volunteers made a difference

A $1,700 anonymous donation in the form of Walmart gift cards lifted the amount raised for the Emergency Services Toy Roundup to $4,300. Another $5,000 was presented to residents in need. The “Be a PALL” Holiday Party on Saturday, Nov....

PAISD to host pep rally for gym opening

PAISD to host pep rally for gym openingFree Access

The return of Port Aransas hoops. With basketball back in town, a pep rally will be held prior to a Monday, Dec. 4, matchup between the Marlins and Victoria East High School. The pep rally will be held in the Doyle Marek Gym from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. All...

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