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Pictured from left to right are Police Chief Eric Blanchard, newly pinned Assistant Chief Lynn Pearce, newly pinned Administrative Captain Aaron Jones and newly pinned Patrol Sergeant Jeremy Gates. Contributed Photo

News Stories

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Ryan Knostman poses with his wife, Jaymie Knostman, and his sons for a photo at Media Day. Photo by Strawbridge Studios

After six football seasons, Ryan Knostman left his position as Aransas Pass ISD Athletic Director Monday, November 9.

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Pictured are two panhandlers stationed at the intersection of Harrison Blvd. and W. Wheeler Ave. Contributed photo

Recently two panhandlers have started sitting in the grass by the intersection of W. Wheeler Ave. and Harrison Blvd. They have a sign up asking for spare change.

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CM Lanes Owner Chris Coulter raises his arms in triumph after cutting the ribbon for the new bowling alley during their grand opening.

Photo by Sabrina Hutton

Chris’s Marine will be hosting a Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, December 5 at Conn Brown Harbor at 6:30 p.m.

The Progress Index office will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Sports

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Much is written about hunting gear. Off-road trucks and four-wheelers get plenty of ink – maybe even more than rifles.

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Photos by Mickhailah Engelking

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Sport: Basketball/Football

Grade: Senior

How long have you been playing your sports?

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AP’s Joe Jackson strips the ball out of the hands of Mathis’s Levi Orsak during the Panther’s homecoming game Friday night. Mathis beat AP, 19-7. Photos by James Granger

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Christian Adame

Sport: Football

Grade: Senior

How long have you been playing football?

Since sixth grade

Obituaries

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Mary Ila Bell, 94, passed away on November 4, 2020. She was born November 2, 1926 in Aransas Pass, Texas to David and Ila Gaskins.

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Reed James Marton has taken his place among the angels along with his mother Helen Priscilla Crogan, father John Stewart Marton, stepfather Robert Lavery Crogan and brothers, John Stewart Marton Jr

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Robert Edwin Kurtz, 69, of Giddings, Texas and formerly of Aransas Pass, Texas passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at his home in Giddings.

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Ralph Marion Rice III “Trey” passed unexpectedly in Houston, Texas on September 28, 2020 at the age of 60 from complications of diabetes. Trey resided in Houston for over 20 years.

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Millie Lue Talley, 77, passed away peacefully on October 12, 2020 surrounded by her family. “Miss Millie” was born on October 31, 1942 in Austin, Texas to Jack and Lillie Mae Porter.

Aransas Pass Progress


346 S. Houston

Aransas Pass, TX 78336


P.O. Box 2100

Aransas Pass, TX 78336


361-758-5391