2022-10-13 E-Edition

Benefit for hurricane victims

A fundraising event to benefit Florida victims of Hurricane Ian was held on Thursday, Oct. 6. Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church hosted the benefit at Bron’s Backyard. The event included brisket dinners, a silent auction and live music by Darwin’s Misfits and the Dunebillies. Above, James Derkits, church rector, holds up the donation bucket that was used during the event. The event […]

Early voting to start Monday, Oct. 24

Early voting in the Nov. 8 general election is just around the corner. As long as you registered to vote by Oct. 11, you are eligible to cast a ballot. Early voting starts Monday, Oct. 24. Ballots may be cast at the Port Aransas Community Center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 24 to 28; 7 a.m. to 7 […]

Four of a kind

Four bottlenose dolphins leap into the air together while riding a swell pushed ahead of the Seaway Athens, a tanker ship traveling through the Aransas Pass on Wednesday, Sept. 14. The north jetty can be seen in the background.

New trail rules declared for return of whooping cranes

Whooping cranes are anticipated to return to the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture sometime at the end of October. When they return, some new rules will be in place for trail use from Oct. 30 through April 30, or when whooping cranes are present, according to a press release from the nature preserve. These new rules are in […]

Up in smoke

A car engine caught fire while parked in the Palladium Port Aransas apartments parking lot on Friday night, Oct. 7. Firefighters Nathan Arnold, left, and Chris Gohlke aim a fire hose at it to stop the blaze. The Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department and first responders from the Port Aransas Police Department and EMS,and a Nueces County Precinct 4 constable […]

Cop kudos

Coral reef fish parents decide ‘due date’

Leaving the comfort and safety of home to explore the world is a difficult decision. However, in a tiny coral reef fish called a neon goby, dads help their offspring take the plunge by pushing them out the door when the time is just right. A new paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B from The University of […]

New face at tourism bureau

The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce is the first chamber in Texas to have a destination stewardship manager, according to Brett Stawar, chamber president/ CEO. Chris Riggins, 27, started in the newly created position Sept. 26. In the position, Riggins works with the community with focuses on residents’ quality of life, the visitor economy and Port Aransas’ […]


Groundbreaking for new Harbor Master building to be followed by Ancel Brundrett Pier ribbon-cutting

Two events will herald new improvements in Port Aransas on Wednesday, Oct. 19. At 1:30 p.m., officials will gather for a groundbreaking for construction of a new harbor master building at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor. Thirty minutes later, a ribbon cutting will be held to mark the completion of Ancel Brundrett Pier, at the north end of Station Street. The […]