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Taylor Soto, 10, is accompanied by her grandfather, Fred Soto. The Aransas Pass family brought a pumpkin pie to receive a formal blessing from a priest at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Aransas Pass during a morning Mass on Thanksgiving Day November 24. Soto is looking after Taylor while his son, Matthew Soto is deployed with the U.S. Navy for the next two years patrolling the waters near Japan and Korea where tensions remain high amid threats posed by the North Korean government.
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Jane Smith, 65 (left) helps Cynthia Hamilton, 58, (right) with the success of Haskett Street Bakery, a home-based business creating and selling specialty pastries, like chocolate pecan pie, salted caramel frosted cupcakes, and chocolate banana bread at such venues seen here – the Aransas Pass VFW Post 2932 Market Days. You can find them at a table when the event returns this weekend, December 3-4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days at
620 W. Wheeler Ave.

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“No one should be alone on Thanksgiving,” remarked LuAna (LuLu) Martin (far right with her husband, Steve) Thursday, November 24, hosting their first ever community Thanksgiving meal, preparing to serve an expected 300 people plates filled with turkey, ham, dressing, green bean casserole, gravy, and roll, all for free inside the historic Rialto Theatre they own in downtown Aransas Pass at 327 S. Commercial St. They’re helped by volunteers Paul Fahrenthold (left), Sand Castle Kitchen LLC food truck owners Curtis Boatman and William Parker (rear) who prepared six smoked turkeys for the event, Jamie and Wendy Postelt (front, center) who the Martin’s credit for the inspiration for putting the holiday meal idea together.
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Sgt. Alvin Luker, a shift leader in the Patrol Division at Aransas Pass Police. The 53-year-old ex-Marine moved to south Texas from Colorado to be closer to his mother in Rockport.
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Jane Smith, 65 (left) helps Cynthia Hamilton, 58, (right) with the success of Haskett Street Bakery, a home-based business creating and selling specialty pastries, like chocolate pecan pie, salted caramel frosted cupcakes, and chocolate banana bread at such venues seen here – the Aransas Pass VFW Post 2932 Market Days. You can find them at a table when the event returns this weekend, December 3-4 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days at
620 W. Wheeler Ave.

SMALL BUSINESS CORNER: HASKETT STREET BAKERY, ARANSAS PASS

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“No one should be alone on Thanksgiving,” remarked LuAna (LuLu) Martin (far right with her husband, Steve) Thursday, November 24, hosting their first ever community Thanksgiving meal, preparing to serve an expected 300 people plates filled with turkey, ham, dressing, green bean casserole, gravy, and roll, all for free inside the historic Rialto Theatre they own in downtown Aransas Pass at 327 S. Commercial St. They’re helped by volunteers Paul Fahrenthold (left), Sand Castle Kitchen LLC food truck owners Curtis Boatman and William Parker (rear) who prepared six smoked turkeys for the event, Jamie and Wendy Postelt (front, center) who the Martin’s credit for the inspiration for putting the holiday meal idea together.
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An Aransas Pass Department of Public Works employee climbs a ladder to attach lights and garland to a street pole along Commercial St. downtown Wednesday, November 23.

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Brush Country Trade Show returned to the Aransas Pass Civic Center, 700 W. Wheeler Ave. November 2627.

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Anthony Martinez, 27, arrested by Aransas Pass Police last Monday, November 21. Authorities say when they first attempted a traffic stop, Martinez led cops on a brief chase. Investigators had been watching Martinez in an area of the city known for drug activity.
Courtesy: APPD

Aransas Pass Police successfully removed an alleged drug dealer off the streets of the city last week, just days before Thanksgiving.

Sports

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Hunter Gunn, Nathan Gunn, Christopher Jayne, Logan Fuller, Gavin Gaitan, Jessie Martinez.
Courtesy: APISD

At the District 29 3A Cross Country meet on October 13th, Jocelyn Cole placed 4th, Kadence Rocha placed 7th, and Lexi Leal placed 8th.

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The A.C. Blunt Middle School Cross Country team competed at the Pt. Lavaca Invitational on October 1st.

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Aransas Pass’s Osvaldo Garcia chases down Goliad’s J.P. Reyes during Friday night action in Aransas Pass. The Panthers lost their district game to the Tigers, 56-0.
Photos by James Granger

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Photo by Kaleb Wiginton
Try as they may, the Aransas Pass Panthers were blanked in a game October 7th against the Industrial High School Cobras in Vanderbilt, TX, losing 67-0.

On Friday night, the Industrial Cobras defeated the Aransas Pass Panthers 67-0 in district play.

Obituaries

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On Friday, November 11th, 2022 Floyd Nathan Wiley, Loving husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at his home in Aransas Pass, Texas at the age of 77.

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Pilar Santos Olivarez,76, went to be with the Lord on November 17,2022. Pilar was born on November 30, 1945, to parents, Ladislado and Aurora Santos in Sinton, Texas.

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Alfred Lee Goff

February 14, 1943 – October 14, 2022

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Greg Pejka, 68 of Aransas Pass, TX; formerly of Lake Shore, MN; died on October 21st, 2022. He was surrounded by his family.

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David James Pappas, born in Waterbury, CT, January 17, 1953, and residing in Aransas Pass, TX, passed away on October 24, 2022, after a very sudden decline in health due to cancer.

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