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An image from the chaotic scene outside Aransas Pass High School on November 2, 2021 when a 15-year-old student was thought to have brought a gun to school. Officials learned he did, a loaded 9mm Glock handgun that had been stolen the day before from an unlocked pickup truck in Aransas Pass. Police used the tragic consequences that followed as a warning to gun owners particularly to be more responsible about the safety and security of personal weapons. The teen was killed later that day in an exchange with Corpus Christi Police.
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Chris Coulter is a familiar business figure in Aransas Pass and beyond.
The 55-year-old entrepreneur opened Performance Marine, later Chris’s Marine at 1213 W. Wheeler Ave. in the mid-1990’s to service and repair boats, starting in a tiny workshop he rented from the Yeager Electric family, expanding to what it is today, occupying close to an acre of land. He would expand his business interests, opening CM Lanes, a bowling alley at 2285 W. Wheeler Ave.
And while Chris’s Marine still services, repairs, and maintains a host of watercraft they also sell boats, supplies, and a multitude of accessories. He also bought Haynie Bay Boats and their manufacturing plant in Seadrift, TX. Combined, Coulter employs more than 100 people from among the three businesses.

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God had a plan for William Blasingame, but the 83-year-old Ingleside resident known as ‘Pastor Dee’ didn’t realize that he was being called into the ministry until he said he heard the Lord speak to him while one of his daughters was convalescing following a serious illness.

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Charles Tucker, age 59 of Aransas Pass is arrested Tuesday night, January 10 after leading DPS Troopers and Aransas Pass Police on a wild chase through several neighborhoods. The incident started with a simple traffic stop, but when Tucker told State Police he didn’t want to go to jail the chase was on. At least one local resident caught the final moments in dramatic cell phone video she posted to Facebook.
Courtesy: APPD

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Aransas Pass Progress David ‘Mac’ McClure, Sr., 74 of Aransas Pass is a Vietnam-era U.S. Army veteran expressing his gratitude to 22-year-old Dominic Lee, also of Aransas Pass and an employee of Peerless Cleaners at 249 W. Harrison Blvd. Last week, McClure brought his 1960’s vintage military uniform to be cleaned in preparation for storage and was about to leave when Lee ran out, having found the veteran’s 1967 wallet in one of the coat pockets and returned it. While there was no money in it, just old photos and aging papers, McClure was impressed by the young man’s honesty and wanted to publish a ‘Thank you’ in the
pages of The Progress.

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Courtesy: Lily Spivey
Lily Spivey, new director of the Sandra Sue Benson Animal Adoption Center, also known as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of San Patricio County, enjoys a tender moment with the agency’s oldest resident, Brady, who has been at the shelter for more than 830 days.

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God had a plan for William Blasingame, but the 83-year-old Ingleside resident known as ‘Pastor Dee’ didn’t realize that he was being called into the ministry until he said he heard the Lord speak to him while one of his daughters was convalescing following a serious illness.

FAITH IN FOCUS: CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH, ARANSAS PASS

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An image from the chaotic scene outside Aransas Pass High School on November 2, 2021 when a 15-year-old student was thought to have brought a gun to school. Officials learned he did, a loaded 9mm Glock handgun that had been stolen the day before from an unlocked pickup truck in Aransas Pass. Police used the tragic consequences that followed as a warning to gun owners particularly to be more responsible about the safety and security of personal weapons. The teen was killed later that day in an exchange with Corpus Christi Police.
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Crime happens. Everywhere. In many cases, it can be prevented, or the attempt defeated before the criminal is successful.

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Chris Coulter is a familiar business figure in Aransas Pass and beyond.
The 55-year-old entrepreneur opened Performance Marine, later Chris’s Marine at 1213 W. Wheeler Ave. in the mid-1990’s to service and repair boats, starting in a tiny workshop he rented from the Yeager Electric family, expanding to what it is today, occupying close to an acre of land. He would expand his business interests, opening CM Lanes, a bowling alley at 2285 W. Wheeler Ave.
And while Chris’s Marine still services, repairs, and maintains a host of watercraft they also sell boats, supplies, and a multitude of accessories. He also bought Haynie Bay Boats and their manufacturing plant in Seadrift, TX. Combined, Coulter employs more than 100 people from among the three businesses.

SMALL BUSINESS CORNER: CHRIS’S MARINE, ARANSAS PASS

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Sports

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Photos by James Granger
Aransas Pass High School’s Angelina Zepeda works to get past a Mathis defender during the Lady Panthers game Friday night.

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Photos by James Granger
Aransas Pass Panther Boys Basketball’s Garret Bennet works to get through a group of Mathis defender’s during Friday night’s home game.

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With choices like Thin Mints, or the new Raspberry Rally how can anyone say no to buying Girl Scout cookies?

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Powerlifting is a physical sport, one that requires extraordinary safety precautions to prevent injury, as well as great skill and stamina.

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Jocelyne Galvan, 18, a graduating senior at Aransas Pass High School is the only local student between here and Ingleside or Ingleside on the Bay named to the 2023 South Texas High School Preseason All Star Team by the Corpus Christi Hooks and will be honored Thursday, January 26 during a banquet and ceremony held at the Omni Hotel downtown. Galvan, seen here, has been a star pitcher on the Panthers Varsity Girls Softball Team.
Courtesy: The Galvan Family

Since around the age of nine, Jocelyne Galvan of Aransas Pass can remember her father, Victor, encouraging her participation in sports.

Obituaries

James passed away on January 6, 2023 at the age of 87. He was a resident of Aransas Pass since 1966. He served as a Deacon at Bethel Baptist Church. James also proudly served in the U.S.

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Ingleside, Texas Anne Veronica Carroll, age 65, of Ingleside Texas, was welcomed by her heavenly Father on January 2nd, 2023.

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Aransas Pass - John Earl Ivey, age 82, passed away Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 at Hunt Regional Clinic in Greenville, Texas.

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Ingleside, Texas Stephen Whitney, 64, beloved Husband, Son, Brother, and Father was called to his eternal resting place on December 10, 2022.

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Aransas Pass – Ethan Todd Jacobs passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 1, 2023. He was 37.

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