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Marcelina Gomez-Castillo celebrates her birthday on June 2. She was born in 1921 and is 100 years old. Marcelina said one of the secrets to a full life is a lot of love. Photo by Donna Woolston

News Stories

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Jerri Hodge-Henderson, left, and Renee Hillis sit outside The Bakery Café where they have dinner together most Mondays. The two women have been best friends for 50 years. Photo by Donna Woolston

June 8 is Best Friend Day and is celebrated internationally, however it has local significance for life-long Aransas Pass residents, Renee Hillis and Jerri Hodge-Henderson.

The San Patricio County Commissioners, at a regular meeting, June 1, considered a request from County Extension Agent Adrian Arredondo for the County’s participation in seeking a grant from the Nat

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Dianne Almond, left; Lorna Cameron, and Norma Olivarez have completed this quilt to present to a veteran. They sew quilts as part of the Quilts of Valor organization. Photo by Donna Woolston

Aransas Pass residents Lorna Cameron, Dianna Almond, and Norma Olivarez, along with approximately eight other women sew quilts for veterans and active military members as a part of the Quilts of Va

The U.S. Census Bureau has released is sub-county population estimates from April 2010 to July 2020. That includes population estimates for the 1,200 incorporated places in Texas.

The City Council of Aransas Pass met in executive session during a special meeting, Monday, May 24, 2021.

Sports

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AP’s minor boys Astro’s coach rallies up the team between innings during a game against Ingleside’s Longhorns. Photo by James Granger

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With the umpire and teammates watching the action, Ingleside Longhorn’s pitcher waits for the throw as an AP Athletics baserunner slides into home during their Friday night matchup. Photo by James Granger

Congratulations goes out to 2 of our Panther athletes for their performances in All Star Basketball games this weekend.

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Lady Pirate makes it home as Duck’s catcher waits for throw during softball action Thursday. Photo by James Granger

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• Aransas Pass Panthers Varsity put up eight runs in the seventh on its way to an 11-3 victory over Skidmore-Tynan on Friday.

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• Chloe Evans was clutch at the plate with runners on base on Thursday, driving in four on three hits to lead Aransas Pass Panthers Varsity past Goliad 14-3 on Thursday.

Obituaries

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James Domenic Beckner passed away peacefully on May 18th at home surrounded by his family after a year long battle with an aggressive cancer.

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Aransas Pass, Texas

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Thomas Robert Gregg, 68 passed away May 16, 2021. He was born September 9, 1952, in Batesville, Mississippi to Mack Gregg and Georgia Lupprell Gregg.

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Corpus Christi, Texas Christian Anthony Hutchins, 25, was called to his eternal resting place on May 19, 2021. He entered this world on March 30, 1996 in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Marian D. Kumm, 91, of Aransas Pass, TX, passed away on May 19, 2021, peacefully, after a struggle with heart disease. Marian was the daughter of E. A.

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