2022-09-08 E-Edition

Nominations sought for stewardship awards

The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) is seeking nominations and sponsors for the 20th Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Conservation and Stewardship Environmental Awards, according to a news release from the foundation. The awards recognize and honor Coastal Bend citizens, educators, businesses, governing bodies and other entities for environmental contributions. “These awards are an excellent opportunity to recognize those who have […]

Big contrast

A small sport fishing boat speeds past the Gaslog Warsaw, a liquified natural gas tanker ship, in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel off Roberts Point Park on a recent day. Vessels of all sizes share the ship channel.

Theft charges against Wilson are dismissed

Charges have been dismissed in the case of a former Port Aransas restaurateur who had been accused of theft, according to court records. The charges against Billy Joe Wilson were dismissed in 347th District Court in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Aug. 30, records indicated. A clerk in the Nueces County District Clerk’s Office confirmed that no charges against Wilson remain. […]

Record number of loggerheads stranded

A record number of threatened loggerhead sea turtles have been stranded along the Texas Gulf coast in 2022, according to a press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Between April 1 and Aug. 19, 282 loggerheads have been found stranded in Texas, mostly in the Coastal Bend, between Calhoun and Kleberg counties. “This is more than twice the […]

Bulkhead build-up

A bulldozer works along the edge of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel near the pavilion at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The dirt was being pushed into place as part of the process of rebuilding a section of bulkhead that was damaged by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. A metal dam was installed […]

EPA denies Bluewater permit

The Environmental Protection Agency denied a permit last week for an offshore oil export terminal project off San Jose Island because it would have allowed massive amounts of pollution — reversing course after the agency under the Trump administration had moved the project forward. It’s a setback for the Bluewater Texas Terminal, which is competing to establish the first large […]

Mustang Island murder mystery

Barbara Goolsby shows the cover of her newly published book, ‘Fatal Waters.’ Goolsby lives on a part of Mustang Island that’s just outside Port Aransas. A work of fiction, her self-published book is a murder mystery set on Mustang Island. The book is available at the Mayan Princess and Jo D’s Etc. She said she also is willing to personally […]

Plowing through

Folks in a Jeep didn’t let puddles of water left by earlier rains deter them — they just plowed on through in the area of Marker 18 at the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, Sept. 3.

Sandy paws

Taylor Harrison, left, of Columbus, Ohio, and Miranda Olmos, right, of San Antonio, have some fun with dogs Bennie, left, and Frankie on the beach near Marker 63 on a recent day. Bennie and Frankie belong to Bob Hannon of Port Aransas.