2006-10-19

Ton of trouble



Ton of trouble Rain and high tides combined Sunday, Oct. 15, to give recreational vehicles parked on the beach a ton of trouble. RVers woke up Sunday morning to find themselves stuck on the beach and surrounded by water. As the tide subsided, wreckers came to the rescue. Scattered showers continued through Monday, Oct. 16, and a cool front expected […]

2006 Citizen of the Year to be named Friday

Ticket sales close at 5 p.m. Thursday

Ticket sales to the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce annual banquet end at 5 p.m. today, Thursday, Oct. 19. The banquet will be tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 20. Ticket sales were lagging behind last week, so a seating limit was imposed in order to give the caterer an accurate count. Anyone who wants a ticket is urged to make the purchase […]

Meet at park Monday for Think Pink Day



The second annual Think Pink Day will be Monday, Oct. 23. The event is held to bring the community together to focus on Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone in the community is encouraged to wear pink all day, then meet at Roberts Point Park at 5:30 p.m. for a “big pink picture,” said Mary Henkel Judson, a breast cancer survivor […]

Beach treasures for sale



Beach treasures for sale Shoppers browse through items found by beach observer Tony Amos on his beach surveys. Sale of the items benefit the ARK (Animal Rehabilitation Keep). See Page 1B for more on the sale.

Neblett appointed to state windstorm board



Georgia Neblett of Port Aransas was appointed as a public representative to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) board of directors on Friday, Sept. 22. The appointment by Commissioner of Insurance Mike Geeslin is to replace Harley Londrie whose term had expired. Neblett’s term expires on the third Tuesday of March 2008. The nine-member board consists of five representatives of […]

Proposition 2: All about drainage


The second of two items on the Nov. 7 bond election ballot concentrates on drainage instead of on streets and drainage, as the first proposition did. Included in proposition two are projects on Station Street from Beach Street to outfall 13, at the city marina; on Alister Street, providing an additional drainage pipe; on the concrete drainage ditch that runs […]

Political Cartoon



Texas politics



School legislation needs more help Public school supporters hope the Nov. 7 election results forecast a friendlier Texas House of Representatives in January than in recent years. If that happens – and especially if Republican House Speaker Tom Craddick gets de-throned – give some credit to “soccer moms” who formed the Texas Parent PAC (political action committee), www.txparentpac.com. The bipartisan […]

Spinoff

Smoking is a personal choice, best kept personal

I think I can safely say I have quit smoking. The last cigarette I had was on March 17, 1977 -hey, I’ve got a 30th anniversary coming up! Par-ty! Par-ty! Pa-rty! That’s not to say I haven’t savored a few puffs on a fine cigar on occasion, but I quit that indulgence when I figured out it wasn’t a hangover […]

A Texas voice

Happy campers? Not on your life

Less than 72 hours into my Antarctic experience found me bundled in my ECW – extreme cold weather gear – along with 19 others as we prepared camp in the snow atop a glacial ice shelf. They call it Happy Camper camp, and the sarcasm is deeper than the snow. We lucked out with our camping experience because the weather […]