Hurricane’s impact leaves continual reminders for Catholic parish

Father Emilio Jimenez is the pastoral leader at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Aransas Pass. One of 11 children, he grew up in the city, just blocks away from his parish and knows the pain and struggles of the poor in our community, having experienced similar challenges in his youth. Aransas Pass Progress

Officer’s quick thinking ends alleged thief ’s spree

Wesley Rainosek of Rockport is off the street and behind bars after being caught allegedly stealing from an Aransas Pass selfstorage facility January 2nd. Police Chief Eric Blanchard credits Officer Steve Torres with the bust after he reportedly found Rainosek in the process of committing a theft, one of several reported recently by the facility’s owners, Retro Storage. Aransas Pass P.D.

Illegal dumping becomes ‘nasty nuisance’ for APPD

Brice McCaleb, 46 of Rockport was arrested by police after authorities found him in the process of allegedly dumping construction debris in the same area. But Blanchard said McCaleb was forced to clean up the mess just before he was cuffed and charged with illegal dumping. Aransas Pass Police

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This map with its shades of blue (for Monday and Thursdays), pink (for Tuesday and Fridays) and yellow (for Wednesday and Saturdays) identify the ‘zones’ the city has established for garbage pick-up:

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Hurricane’s impact leaves continual reminders for Catholic parish

Father Emilio Jimenez is the pastoral leader at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Aransas Pass. One of 11 children, he grew up in the city, just blocks away from his parish and knows the pain and struggles of the poor in our community, having experienced similar challenges in his youth. Aransas Pass Progress

When it rains outside an Aransas Pass Church it may pour inside, and usually does.

Officer’s quick thinking ends alleged thief ’s spree

Wesley Rainosek of Rockport is off the street and behind bars after being caught allegedly stealing from an Aransas Pass selfstorage facility January 2nd. Police Chief Eric Blanchard credits Officer Steve Torres with the bust after he reportedly found Rainosek in the process of committing a theft, one of several reported recently by the facility’s owners, Retro Storage. Aransas Pass P.D.

A local business is feeling some relief and reveling in the accomplishments of Aransas Pass Police that busted an alleged thief authorities believe has been responsible for a string of break-ins at

Waiting on repairs

Headstones and memorial benches in one section of the historic Prairie View Cemetery remain toppled or crushed following a December accident caused by an elderly woman who plowed into the gravesite

Rolling up his sleeves

Faith played a large part in Fred Soto’s decision to donate blood for the annual ‘Find the Hero in You’ blood drive, hosted by the Coastal Bend Blood Center January 4th.

Illegal dumping becomes ‘nasty nuisance’ for APPD

Brice McCaleb, 46 of Rockport was arrested by police after authorities found him in the process of allegedly dumping construction debris in the same area. But Blanchard said McCaleb was forced to clean up the mess just before he was cuffed and charged with illegal dumping. Aransas Pass Police

Look on a map and to the naked eye it may not seem like much, but at least 40 square miles of waterways and shoreline comprise the jurisdiction under patrol of Aransas Pass Police.

Sports

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AP’s Garrett Bennett works to get down court and away from Calallen’s Bryce Burnett during their game on Friday in Aransas Pass. Photo by James Granger

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Panther’s Israel Lopez shoots two against Calallen in a home game on Friday afternoon. Photo by James Granger

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Panther’s Vance Pennington works a layup during AP’s Friday afternoon game against Calallen. Photo by James Granger

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AP’s Gavin Gaitan and Calallen’s Tristian Ozuna wrestle for a loose ball during their game Friday afternoon. Photo by James Granger

The 3A Aransas Pass Lady Panthers lost to the Rockport-Fulton Lady Pirates by a score of 44-49.

Rockport-Fulton 12 12 11 14 49

Aransas Pass 15 16 5 8 44

Obituaries

Deborah Sue (Susie) Moss

Deborah Sue (Susie) Moss passed away December 26th 2021. Susie was born October 26, 1953 to Robert Lowell and Dolly Jones in Fort Worth Texas.

Jeremy Alan Smart

CPT Jeremy Alan Smart entered eternal rest on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, in Stockdale, TX at the age of 51. He was born on October 11, 1970, in Taft, TX to Marvin L.

Luz Ortiz

Luz Ortiz,64,of Aransas Pass, Texas, went home to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, December 29, 2021.

Eluterio “Crockett” Moreno

Eluterio “Crockett” Moreno passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on December 28, 2021.

James Roy Myrick

James Roy Myrick was born May 31st, 1942 in Cushing Oklahoma. His family moved to Angleton Texas in 1954. He graduated from Angleton high school in 1960 where he excelled in sports.

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