2008-05-22

2008-05-22 E-Edition

Beach rules protect all



W hether you came here to fish, to enjoy the climate or for whatever reason, chances are you’ll wind up on the beach sooner or later. Port Aransans are proud of our Gulf beaches, and want visitors to enjoy them as much as possible. But we also have to take care of them, to assure our children and grandchildren can […]

USS Lex a floating museum



Impressive new firepower and air power recently went on exhibit at the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay in Corpus Christi. The Lexington is a preserved World War II aircraft carrier that gives visitors first-hand looks at life aboard a city at sea. Despite repeated attacks during World War II, the Lex never sank, prompting Japanese propagandist Tokyo Rose to […]

Art center offers classes, gift shop, monthly exhibits



V isitors and residents looking for original art in a variety of mediums as well as classes in many of those mediums will find it all at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. The center, a nonprofit organization, is in its 12th year of serving Mustang and Padre islands. The center features a gallery and gift […]

Texas women surfers are focus at museum



W omen surfers of Texas, including some from Port Aransas, will be the focus of a new exhibit at the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi. Titled Texas Women. Texas Waves, the exhibit opens on Friday, June 6 and will remain on display through October. The exhibit will include surfboards, memorabilia, videos and dozens of photos and written profiles related […]

Newport Dunes to offer Gulfside golf this summer



T he Newport Dunes Golf Course at the Newport Beach and Golf residential development is expected to open in late summer or early fall. The 18-hole links style golf course is an Arnold Palmer Signature course, which means the world-famous pro golfer has been overseeing decisions involved in how the course was designed and built. It is being built by […]

Texas State Aquarium swims with fun



A new home for sea turtles is the newest exhibit at the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi. Tortuga Cay, which opened earlier this year, houses sea turtles that have been rehabilitated after being found sick or injured on Texas shores. Visitors now can see the turtles from above and below the water’s surface – better views than at the […]

Park offers pool and more



Anyone who thinks the beach is Port Aransas’ only water feature hasn’t visited the swimming pool in Community Park. Of course, the Gulf of Mexico is open 24 hours a day. But the pool offers lounge chairs and benches, shade, showers, lockers, and poolside cubbyholes where you can keep your towel and shoes safe. Vending machines line the picnic area, […]

Tourist Bureau provides a wealth of information



T he people in the know about Port Aransas are the staff members at the Chamber of Commerce- Tourist Bureau. The bureau is located at 403 W. Cotter, about a block east of the ferry landing in the sunny yellow building trimmed in white. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 […]

Roberts Point Park offers family fun



  Whether you’re after fishing, soccer, entertainment, a picnic, ship watching in the Corpus Christi Ship Channel or just sitting back and enjoying the view, Roberts Point Park has something for you. The park was built as a joint effort between civic volunteers and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Depart- ment (TPWD). Volunteers supplied much of the work; TPWD supplied […]