Three people and drugs apprehended near Packery Channel

A Mexican boat crew and 1,500 pounds of marijuana were apprehended near Packery Channel on Mustang Island this morning, according...

White Friday

White Friday

Port Aransas gets rare snow

This time, the extreme act of nature that hit us was a delight instead of a terror. Only a little...

Snowscape

Snowscape

Snow covered the Island Moorings neighborhood, along with the rest of Port Aransas, on the morning of Friday, Dec. 8....

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Christmas, but different

It goes without saying that this will be a different Christmas for residents of Port Aransas. For the first time in 42 years, there are...

Something for everyone in 2-18 filings

The filing deadline for next year’s elections passed on Monday, Dec. 11. It seems like there’s a little slice of something for several different groups....

No king but Caesar

In September 1862, a group of Chicago ministers sent a “memorial” (or long letter) to President Abraham Lincoln in which they made a theological argument...

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...

Fish Report December 15, 2017

Fish Report December 15, 2017Free Access

Not many offshore fishing trips have left from Port Aransas businesses recently, according to those who work along the waterfront....

Cousins gigging

Cousins gigging

A group of cousins went flounder gigging on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and brought back these nice fish. Above: Randy Turner...

Weather slows offshore fishing

Weather slows offshore fishing

Fishing report

Cold temperatures, high winds and snow slowed recent offshore fishing expeditions, according to those who work at waterfront businesses in...

Cuttin’ bait

Cuttin’ bait

Anthony Rios of Amarillo braved frigid conditions on Friday, Dec. 8, to fish at Roberts Point Park. Here he is...

BMS takes on Woodsboro

BMS takes on Woodsboro

Taylor Alcorn of the Brundrett Middle School eighth-grade girls’ team drives down court during a game in Woodsboro on Monday, Dec. 11.

Tough tourney

Tough tourney

Marlins deal with injuries at Franklin tournament; play against familiar face, state-ranked opponents

For Port Aransas’ varsity Marlins, the Franklin tournament involved an old friend, a five-and-a-half-hour trip in the rain and an injury to a star player. Those were just some of...

Home

Home

Lady Marlins lose heartbreaker in return to Port Aransas court

The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins fought hard in their home opener that was delayed by Hurricane Harvey, but ultimately fell just short of class 3A Taft. Head Coach...

Winners

Winners

JV Ladies cruise over Taft at home

Port Aransas High School’s Lady Marlins junior varsity team blew out Taft on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in their first home game since Hurricane Harvey. It was the first game of...

Lister

Lister

Major Joyce Marie Lister, USAFR (ret.), 88 died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. She was born Nov. 6, 1929, in Port Aransas to Harold Percy Lister Jr. and Janie Mae Bujan...

Mack

A memorial service will be held in Port Aransas at a later date for Daniel Mack, 71, longtime quartermaster of the VFW Post 8967, who died after a battle with...


Three people and drugs apprehended near Packery Channel

A Mexican boat crew and 1,500 pounds of marijuana were apprehended near Packery Channel on Mustang Island this morning, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. U.S. Coast Guard...

White Friday

White Friday

Port Aransas gets rare snow

This time, the extreme act of nature that hit us was a delight instead of a terror. Only a little more than three months after Hurricane Harvey slammed Port Aransas,...

Snowscape

Snowscape

Snow covered the Island Moorings neighborhood, along with the rest of Port Aransas, on the morning of Friday, Dec. 8. This aerial photo was shot above Blue Heron Drive, looking...

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Snow fun

Snow fun

Kevin Kerr takes aim (above) and then hits (below) his girlfriend, Lauren Wilson, at their home on Whispering Sands on Friday, Dec. 8.

‘Heart of Port A’

Enchanted Holiday Forest viewing to begin Monday

“The Heart of Port A” is the theme this year for the annual Enchanted Holiday Forest. Individuals, families, nonprofit organizations and businesses are invited to decorate Christmas trees to reflect the theme. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the annual event that will be held at...

Breakfast with Santa set Tuesday

Kids are invited to join Kris Kringle for breakfast for supper on Tuesday, Dec. 19. A children’s Christmas party is set at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Every child will receive a gift bag when they visit with Santa. Sausage and ham biscuits...

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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 Enchanted Holiday Forest Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17, 1-4...

Sibling rivalry

Sibling rivalry

Madeline Stunz, left, takes aim at her brother, Hunter, on Friday morning, Dec. 8, when a rare snow fell on Port Aransas. The weather delayed the start of school by two hours, giving the siblings plenty of time to play in the snow at their Island Moorings home.

That’s cold!

That’s cold!

These four Port Aransas boys decided to go surfing on one of the coldest days of the year: Friday, Dec. 8. (That’s snow on the dunes in the background.) From left are Tres Nesloney, Andrew Brooks, Phi Pecore and Gage Nesloney.

Snowy beach

Snowy beach

Siblings Tyler, foreground, and Emma (leaning against a piling of Horace Caldwell Pier) Hofheins play on the beach in the snow on Friday morning, Dec. 8.

Christmas spirit

Christmas spirit

A Christmas party was held on Saturday, Dec. 9, at Treasure Island Bar, as part of efforts by a group of Port Aransas business owners collecting donations to be distributed through the Homes for Displaced Marlins organization. Above: Tammy Crawford of Port Aransas contributes a gift to the pile collected...

Soft ammo

Soft ammo

Shannon Archer, 12, right, forms a snowball to later throw at her unsuspecting brother, Hayden Johnson, 7, while playing in the snow on Friday, Dec. 8, at their home at Port A RV.

Snow, not sand

Snow, not sand

Brittany Tupaj, foreground, and Morgan Faulkner, both of Port Aransas, ‘ski’ the ‘slope’ at Horace Caldwell Pier on Friday, Dec. 8, when a rare snow fell on Port Aransas. The last time it snowed in Port Aransas was on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 2004.

Community Christmas

Community Christmas

Scores of folks turned out for the annual lighting of the city Christmas tree and community celebration on Thursday, Dec. 7.

It’s all about community

It’s all about community

Education
notes

The word community is defined the following ways: • A group of people living in the same place or having a characteristic in common. • A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. I am not sure if I have ever witnessed...

The Lorax

The Lorax

Caitlin Pyle, who graduated from Port Aransas High School in 2009, performed ‘The Lorax’ to H.G. Olsen Elementary School students alongside her coworkers from Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, which is located near Dallas. Pyle works at Fossil Rim as a recycling and waste conversion coordinator. Above: Pyle gets students involved...

Band to Perform Winter Concert

The winter band concert at Port Aransas ISD is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 20. The performance will take place at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School Gym, starting at 7 p.m. Members of the band will perform music conducted by PAISD Band Director Terry Davidson. It will be the second group...

Advanced placement

Advanced placement

Port Aransas ISD band students competed at a regional event at West Oso ISD on Saturday, Dec. 2. From left, top to bottom, Brundrett Middle School eighth-graders Hannah Ramsden, seventh chair in red band for clarinet, Zooey Montgomery, first chair in wind ensemble for french horn, and Dylan Stebbins, 12th...

Vets get checks

Vets get checks

Joe Calvey of San Antonio and Port Aransas hand-delivered $500 checks to Port Aransas ISD employees who are service veterans on Monday, Dec. 11. The money was raised by Calvey’s non-profit organization, Team Susie. Team Susie was named after his daughter who died of cancer in 2007. Levi Rodgers of...

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