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Aransas Pass Police Officer Terry Camack, II has already proven his alacrity and keen skills in crime detection since he joined the force about two years ago, formerly a Deputy with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office in San Antonio. Camack has already logged several narcotics busts and hopes one day to join a DEA Task Force that operates in the region. He is also a U.S. Army veteran and trained with the elite 82nd Airborne, a division of paratroopers with a history dating to World War I. But Camack is also lucky to be alive and walking after a near death experience during a training exercise when his chute didn’t open early enough, causing him to make a hard landing, seriously injuring his back. Under the Veterans Administration guidelines, he is disabled as a result. His toughness, a spirit he developed thanks to his U.S. Navy father, keeps him going.

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Seen from high above, the Shrimporee Grounds near Community Park included a large midway. Much of the parking that usually occurred on site was moved due to conditions that resulted from heavy rains. Those spaces were filled up in parking lots elsewhere in the city where shuttle buses ferried visitors back and forth.
Courtesy: Benjamin Tucker

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Harold Bixby, 48, was born with Down Syndrome.
Known by his nickname, ‘Shorty’, it’s also the inspiration for a new pizza and sub shop opening on BantyLaneJune1.Although it’s technically in Aransas County, Shorty’s Pizza and More has an Aransas Pass mailing address and Bixby’s family is certain it will attract diners for its vast takeout menu from the Harbor City, Ingleside, Ingleside on the Bay and beyond. On its Facebook page, the public was encouraged just to stop by and say hi to Harold as he preps for food service, the simple salutation – they say – will make him extraordinarily happy and grateful.

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Chris Polser (right) and son John (left) with LightLink, a company based in Trenton, TX spent most of last week in downtown Aransas Pass installing 28 new solar powered street lamps along a stretch of Commercial St. downtown, part of an $85,000 investment on the part
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News Stories

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Karen Gayle, LaRisa Rios, and Barbara Lettiere, President of The Blessings Shop named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Club of Aransas Pass

Rotary Club of Aransas Pass surprised Rachelle King, Retiring Counselor APISD; Barbara Lettiere, President of the Blessings Shop; and Mary Jo Updegrove, Most Senior Volunteer of the Blessing Shop w

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Scott Miller who manages the Tri-County Christian Services Center holds one of hundreds of non-perishable items local citizens donated to the well-established food pantry, collected by Aransas Pass

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Seen from high above, the Shrimporee Grounds near Community Park included a large midway. Much of the parking that usually occurred on site was moved due to conditions that resulted from heavy rains. Those spaces were filled up in parking lots elsewhere in the city where shuttle buses ferried visitors back and forth.
Courtesy: Benjamin Tucker

Despite rainfall during at least two out of three days and nights of the 75th annual Shrimporee in Aransas Pass large crowds were still drawn to the Harbor City to take part in the annual festiviti

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Saturday, May 20, 30-year-old Maurice Sample returned to Texas, but not voluntarily.

Sports

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Graduating Aransas Pass High School senior and athlete Lexie (Alexiah) Leal Wednesday, May 3 signed a Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at University of the Incarnate Word

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Players and coaches pose for their championship photo. The Aransas Pass High School Lady Panthers softball team recently made history as first time District Champions.
Courtesy: APISD

For the first time in Aransas Pass High School History the Lady Panthers softball team are District Champions, reported the APISD.

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Aransas Pass High School Athletes Amelia Durham and Courteney Heyward are getting congratulated by the APISD for earning spots on the Coastal Bend Coaches Association All-Star Volleyball team, scheduled to play May 20, 10:00 a.m. at Richard King High School in Corpus Christi, according to a social media post. Both girls will get to wear their Aransas Pass Lady Panthers jerseys one more time as Amelia will play on the West team, and Courteney will play on the East team. “These two young girls have worked extremely hard, and we are all extremely proud of them and all of their accomplishments!” the high school wrote on Facebook.
Courtesy: APISD

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Courtesy: APISD

Aransas Pass senior Alexiah Leal raced to second place in the 100-meter hurdles event at the Region IV-3A Track and Field Meet to earn a berth to the state meet.

Obituaries

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Russel Joseph Galjour (Buddy), 82, passed away on May 4, 2023. He was born to Oscar and Hilda Galjour in Morgan City, Louisiana, on April 24, 1941.

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ROBERT (BOB) E. SMITH passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, May 7, 2023 at his home in Goliad, Texas at the age of 91. To say that he was loved would be an understatement.

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It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Keith Darryl Kramer, 77, of Ingleside, Texas. He went to be with the Lord on April 27, 2023.

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William Dewane “Bill” Hightower,72 of Corpus Christi, passed away on April 17, 2023 He was born to parents Charles & Jean Hightower on July 23, 1950, in Corpus Christi, TX.

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Aransas Pass – Randy L. Wells passed away on April 28, 2023. He was 66. Randy was born in Arkansas City, Kansas on May 28, 1956 to Peggy (Garrison) and Bob Wells.

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