Fire Department receives new truck

Fire Department receives new truckFree Access

A new fire truck was donated to the Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department today through the Helping Hands program. Helping...

PAISD classes delayedFree Access

A chance of snow and ice will delay the start of Port Aransas ISD classes two hours on Friday, Dec....

Free vaccinations time, date has changed

The date and time has changed for the free vaccinations offered in the parking lot of St. Joseph Catholic Church,...

Rebuilding after Harvey symposium slated

A day-long symposium on rebuilding the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey is set for Friday, Dec. 8. The Texas...

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Let’s do this together

We’re at a crossroads in Port Aransas, and opportunities abound. About 25 residents out of a crowd of more than 100 told the city council...

Nude photo changes reps election plans

Heading into the potentially tumultuous 2018 election cycle in Texas, Joe Barton just became the seventh Texan in the U.S. House of Representatives to say...

Starving the beast

One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with...

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...

Back in action

Back in action

Childers, Parker lead JVB Marlins in a close game in return home

Excitement filled the Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School on Monday, Dec. 4, as the JVB Marlins pulled off a nail-biting win, 36-34. The win came at the...

In the air

In the air

Port Aransas High School junior varsity cheerleaders from left, Madison Finchum, Andrea Alexander, Shelby Gallegos and Ashley Hunter hold up Caitlin Shannon during a cheer performance at a pep rally...

Driving

Driving

In a game against Pettus, Brundrett Middle School player Molly Sheffield drives down court, looking to score two on Monday, Nov. 27.

Film for fund

Film for fund

Steve Reaves, Port Aransas ISD athletic director, talks to a camera crew from the Rebuild Texas Fund on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Rock and roll

Rock and roll

Tonya May of San Antonio and Port Aransas, left, along with from left, Port Aransas resident Jana Snow, and Port Aransas High School cross country team members Dave Moats, Paul...

Full tank

Full tank

Marlins return home to face former Marlin

The boys are back in town. Although it was not the official homecoming game for Port Aransas High School basketball, it was a homecoming of sorts, with the Marlins playing...

JVA Marlins slip by Titans

JVA Marlins slip by Titans

The comeback was the theme of a Dec. 4 game between Port Aransas’ JVA team and the Victoria East junior varsity. Scoring was hard to come by early in the...

Marlin hangs 10

Marlin hangs 10

During a Monday, Dec. 4, pep rally at Port Aransas High School, the Marlins’ mascot surfed on a group of students similar to a tradition performed at Duke University basketball...

Tough tourney

Tough tourney

Lady Marlins drop two in a row at Thrall tourney after winning opening game by one over Bremond

After winning by one point in the opening game of a tournament in Thrall, Port Aransas High School’s varsity Lady Marlins team dropped its next two games. Despite the two...


Fire Department receives new truck

Fire Department receives new truckFree Access

A new fire truck was donated to the Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department today through the Helping Hands program. Helping Hands was created by the Texas A&M Forest Service providing...

PAISD classes delayedFree Access

A chance of snow and ice will delay the start of Port Aransas ISD classes two hours on Friday, Dec. 8, according to Superintendent Sharon McKinney. School typically starts at...

Free vaccinations time, date has changed

The date and time has changed for the free vaccinations offered in the parking lot of St. Joseph Catholic Church, 100 N. Station St. The free shots will only be...

Rebuilding after Harvey symposium slated

A day-long symposium on rebuilding the Texas Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey is set for Friday, Dec. 8. The Texas Tribune will host the free event at Texas A&M University-Corpus...

Giving back

Giving back

Dr. Don Albrecht, foreground, was among folks from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi doing volunteer work at the Joan and Scott Holt Paradise Pond in Port Aransas on Tuesday, Nov. 28. Albrecht is the university’s vice president for student engagement and success. More than 150 TAMU-CC faculty and staff took part...

Parade, tree lighting, Santa, treats and more set Thursday

A parade will kick off the annual lighting of the city Christmas tree and community celebration on Thursday, Dec. 7. Folks are invited to take part with their decorated cars, trucks, golf carts, bicycles, trailers, boats on trailers and floats. No foot traffic will be allowed. Those who wish to...

Light ’em up!

Entries sought for annual PAGC contest

Port Aransas residents in homes, individual condominiums, RVs and commercial business owners are invited to enter the annual Port Aransas Garden Club Christmas lights contest. Register by emailing Janet Wiatt at janetw@coastaleds.com. The deadline to register for the contest is Sunday, Dec. 10. Judges will be selecting winners based on...

Whooping cranes, future activities on agenda for PAGC on Tuesday

The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, whooping cranes and future activities will be discussed at the next meeting of the Port Aransas Garden Club. The meeting is set for Tuesday, Dec. 12, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. “Please, no high heels, as the Civic...

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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 this page for recurring weekly events. Activities This Week Christmas parade and City tree lighting Thursday, Dec. 7, parade...

Report explains financing of coastal disaster response

Report explains financing of coastal disaster response

A report by the Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research about financing the disaster response on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Harvey has been released. “The ‘Relief and Recovery Funding Primer,’ developed by the Kinder Institute at Rice University and the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at...

Taking part in art

Taking part in art

At the First Friday reception at the Port Aransas Art Center are, from left, Rick Tinnin, Butch Findley, Scott Holt and Charlie Fisher on Dec. 1.

Ho ho ho!

Children’s Christmas party set Dec. 19

The jolly old elf himself will be on hand to hear the Christmas wishes of Port Aransas kids on Tuesday, Dec. 19. A children’s Christmas party and breakfast for supper will be held from 6: 30 to 8: 30 p. m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Every...

Holiday forest

Community Center is location of annual tree decoration event

Individuals, families, organizations and businesses are invited to decorate trees in the annual Enchanted Holiday Forest. This year the forest will be in Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the annual event. Contact Pam Greene, community program coordinator, at pamg@cityofportaransas.org...

Paint an angel at class on Sunday

Paint an angel at class on Sunday

Create a Christmas painting at a Wine, Whine and Design workshop on Sunday, Dec. 10. Spaces are still available to paint a Ruth Morehead angel, step-by-step, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the art center, 104 N. Alister St. Participants are asked to bring their favorite beverages, snacks to share,...

Get your holiday appetite(zers)on!

Get your holiday appetite(zers)on!

This Christmas will be somewhat different since we are not in our house. But it will be wonderful because traditions still go on despite our temporary location. My daughter, Marilee, has decorated her house inside and out. Christmas music plays...

PAISD classes delayed

PAISD classes delayedFree Access

A chance of snow and ice will delay the start of Port Aransas ISD classes two hours on Friday, Dec. 8, according to Superintendent Sharon McKinney. School typically starts at 8 a.m., but tomorrows day is set to begin at 10 a.m. The delay is for all student and staff...

Students of art

Students of art

An awards reception was held for students at the Port Aransas Art Center on Sunday, Dec. 3. The students were from Port Aransas and Flour Bluff ISDs and Seashore Middle Academy. Above: Students and parents listen as Mary Rose, director of the Art Center, gives a short address. Below left:...

Recovery, basketball: Both are a process

Recovery, basketball: Both are a process

Education notes

I had a surreal feeling the day I entered Wranosky Gym at Flour Bluff High School to meet our Lady Marlins for the first time since Hurricane Harvey. I had entered this same gym many years ago, just in a different role. The gym was just as I remembered it....

Local group seeks donations to house displaced students

Local group seeks donations to house displaced students

A Port Aransas organization is seeking donations to get Port Aransas ISD students home. Homes for Displaced Marlins was created by a group of residents who either went to PAISD, or have children that attend or attended school here . The groups goal is to give everyone who wants to...

Buck shot

Buck shot

Savannah Sherwood, 14, of Fort Worth, killed this deer on the family ranch in Goliad on Wednesday, Nov. 22. She was hunting with her dad, Matt Sherwood, of Corpus Christi and formerly of Port Aransas. Savannah is the granddaughter of Lenore and Bobby Sherwood,of Port Aransas.

TAMU-CC tour

TAMU-CC tour

Brundrett Middle School eighth-grade students tour the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi on Monday, Dec. 4, for college day.

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