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BeachWalk Village will serve the portion of the market interested in a beach setting and compliment Schlitterbahn Beach Country and IslandWalk now under construction on the west side of Padre Sound (Lake Padre) and on the west side of SPID. Gulf Shores will shortly make the preliminary drawings for the marina on Padre Sound available in the near future.
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By Andy Purvis Special to the Island Moon “Bud” Abbott and Lou Costello’s famous baseball rift entitled “Who’s on First” goes something like this. Lou is curious about Bud’s new team and proceeds to ask him the names of the players on his team. The conversation that follows is pure baseball magic. “Who’s on first, what’s on second, I don’t know on third,” has been listened to more times than “Happy Birthday.” It remains a timeless classic like the Wizard of Oz.
that “Who” is the last name of the first baseman and ends his portion of the sketch by saying loudly, “I don’t give a darn.” Bud Abbott’s response was, “Oh, that’s our shortstop!!!”
Soccer ref’s death shines light on violence faced by sports officials By Dotson Lewis email@example.com Special to the Island Moon
It is machine gun comedy at its best. Many a fine comedian has attempted to duplicate but failed. You cannot mess up one comment or the entire routine is ruined. In September of 2007, the Los Angeles Dodgers called up a player from their Minor League system whose name was Chen Lun Hu. The last name was pronounced “Who.” Longtime Dodger announcer Vince Scully said, “In the context of Abbott and Costello, I can finally say Hu is on first.” The following are the names of the players mentioned in the routine.
Editor’s note: Dotson is past president of the National Association of Sports Officials. Barry Mano who is quoted below is the Executive Director. Dotson was a charter member of NASO and on the original Board of Directors and is currently an active member of the association. The death of a Utah soccer referee who was punched by a 17-year-old player puts focus on what amateur sports groups say is a growing problem: teens and parents losing control – and in many cases physically assaulting sports officials – when they think bad calls have been made.
Ricardo Portillo Police have accused the teenage player in a recreational soccer league of punching 46-yearold referee Ricardo Portillo on April 27 after he called a foul on him and issued him a yellow card. Portillo began vomiting blood and was rushed to a hospital, where he slipped into a coma and died on Saturday.
It has been suggested that “Who’s on First” was descended from a 1930 movie entitled Cracked Nuts, where comedians Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey examine a map of a mythical kingdom with dialogue like this: “What is next to which.” Or “What is the name of the town next to which.” The answer in return was “yes.” By the 1930’s, baseball sketches had become a standard part of Vaudeville. In later years, Abbott’s wife recalled Bud performing the routine with another comedian before he teamed up with Costello. Abbott stated that their routine was taken from an older routine called “Who’s the Boss,” a sketch heard at that time on a radio comedy program called “It Pays to be Ignorant.” Abbott and Costello originally used this sketch live in 1937 during a burlesque comedy routine, while touring in a vaudeville revue called “Hollywood Bandwagon.” In February of 1938, you could hear “Who’s on First” on the radio when the guys joined the cast of the Kate Smith Hour. In 1940, they performed this routine on film. Abbott and Costello had the routine copyrighted in 1944. They eventually took their act to television, in 1945. Abbott and Costello performed this routine several times for President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1956, “Who’s on First” had become the stuff of legends, as it went Gold as a record. A copy of that gold record now resides in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown New York. In 1999, Time magazine declared it the greatest comedy sketch of the 20th Century. In 2005, the line “Who’s on First” was included on the American Film Institute list of the 100 most memorable movie quotations. It would be interesting to find out if any of you folks reading this article could name all the players in the sketch. The routine has been attempted by every comedian from Johnny Carson to Damon Wayans, David Allen Grier, Billy Crystal, Jerry Seinfeld, and just recently, Jimmy Fallon. If you have been paying attention since this started, you now know three of the names; here’s a hint of a fourth name that occurs at the end. A frustrated Lou Costello never understands
The teenager was playing goalie during a game at Eisenhower Junior High School in Taylorsville when Portillo issued him a yellow card for pushing an opposing forward trying to score. In soccer, a yellow card is given as a warning to a player for an egregious violation of the rules. Two yellow cards lead to a red card and expulsion from the game.
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While the death of a referee is a rarity in the U.S., groups, like the National Association of Sports Officials, say there is a growing trend of physical assaults on game officials in recreational sports that is very troubling. “It’s been a serious concern of ours ever since this association started,” said Barry Mano, Executive Director of the National Association of Sports Officials...
Right Field His name is never mentioned in the routine although some think it could be “Naturally.” What’s even more intriguing is the fact that only fourteen third-basemen have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame since they opened the doors of Cooperstown in 1936. Out of the thirteen positions available, it is the position with the least inductees. Indeed, even the most baseball-educated fans may not be able to name all thirteen. Naming the Ten Commandments could be easier.
You “old timers” like me might remember Frank “Homerun” Baker (of the Philadelphia A’s, who got his nickname by hitting 12 home runs in one season), and “Pie” Traynor of the Pirates. Jimmy Collins with the Boston Beaneaters and Freddie Lindstrom of the New York Giants will be harder. Then add “Judy” Johnson, Ray Dandridge, and “Jud” Wilson of the Negro Leagues and the list would be complete. “Chipper” Jones may be the next third baseman to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Aren’t you glad I didn’t ask you to name the 81 pitchers in Cooperstown? Do yourself a favor and watch the routine on
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“Referees have been bumped, pushed, knocked down, sent to the hospital, hit with chairs,” he said of violence at recreational games. “We’ve had a number of incidents where officials are
leaving a tough contest and they’re accosted in the parking lot. You don’t get to smack somebody because you felt you were wronged.” Portillo, for instance, had been attacked by players twice before in his eight years refereeing soccer matches – even having his ribs and legs broken – his daughter, Johana Portillo, told The Associated Press. The number of arrests at recreational sports games have increased significantly over the years. A 43-year-old referee was seriously injured after he was punched in the back of the head by two angry soccer players after making a call during a game in Clearwater, Fla., in July of last year. In another Florida game, 41-year-old referee Jayme Ream was reportedly attacked in 2011 by coaches and players from the Sarasota Gators football team – a felony in Florida. The brawl, which was caught on video, occurred after a disputed call in the game among the two junior teams, ages 13 and 14, the Herald Tribune reported at the time of the incident. There is only one other known case of a referee death in the U.S. Gregory Vaughn, a 33-yearold high school basketball coach and volunteer referee, was shot and killed in Queens, N.Y., on July 30, 1988, after he made a call someone disagreed with. Mano says “Security is an absolute issue.” “People need to invest money in having more security on site so that it removes that responsibility from the sports officials.” The suspect in Portillo’s death, whose name is withheld because he’s a minor, has been booked into juvenile detention on suspicion of aggravated assault. Authorities will consider additional charges since Portillo has died. An autopsy is planned. The cause of death has not been released. Dotson’s Note: This tragedy would have been prevented if game management had provided proper security for the officials. Each state should have a law with very severe penalties for assaulting sports officials. Your comments/ concerns/questions regarding this very important matter will be greatly appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org or 361-949-7681
Parlay $1 and a bit of luck into $1000 Cash Port Aransas Kiwanis Golf Ball Drop looking for ‘winner take all’ By Betsy A. Churga
Coastal Volleyball Club 12’s team takes 1st place at the Lone Star Classic National Qualifier in Dallas, TX, in the 12’s Select Division. Our Club has been participating in the Qualifier for the past 14 yrs and are very proud of our 12’s team. Our 2013 club season has ended but our coaches are excited about holding volleyball clinics running from JuneAugust, at First United Methodist Church on Monday and Thursday nights. A clinic schedule can be found at www. coastalvball.com or on our facebook page, Coastal Volleyball Club
The 3rd Annual Port Aransas Kiwanis Club Golf Ball drop is gearing up with some last minute opportunities to beat the lottery’s odds, big-time, while watching your winning golf ball being dropped from the fire department’s hook & ladder truck at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, May 27th in the grassy area outside the high school. It’s a ‘winner take all’ event. A maximum of 1000 tickets will be sold, and Kiwanis guarantees a $1000 cash prize, regardless of the number of entries. Additional prizes are donations of a beach bonfire party, dinner for two, and theater tickets. Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 19th, and visit the Family Center IGA grocery store. Look for the wheel of chance at the entrance. For a $1. donation, you spin the wheel, just like on Wheel of Fortune, If you land on either the American flag or the joker space, you win a $10 ticket. Your numbered ticket corresponds to the same number on a golf ball.
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While verbal assaults have always been common, “We have seen the frequency of violence go up at the recreational level,” Mano said, noting that violence – like in the Portillo case – rarely occurs on the high school, college and professional level.
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The Seashore Middle School soccer teams are enjoying the spring weather as they compete against other middle school teams in the area. Coach Cardon’s teams have more 2 more games on May 10th and May 17th at the Incarnate Word Academy fields. The SMA teams are comprised of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders who work hard practicing and working on their stamina by running 3 miles on the beach twice a week. SMA player Aubrey Banda said, “It’s fun!” Boys’ player Tony Opal shared, “I think it is a real fun sport. I don’t know why I didn’t play before”.
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Legislative Update The End of 83rd Regular Session Draws Near: Deadline to Watch By Todd Hunter, District 32
The start of May marks the final month of the 83rd Regular Legislative session. Every oddnumbered year the Texas Legislature meets for 140 days to hear and potentially pass any necessary legislation. This year, the 83rd Legislative Session began on January 8th, which puts the final day of session this year on May 27th. For those involved in the legislature, the final day of session is commonly referred to as “Sine Die”, which is a Latin phrase meaning “without day” or without any future date being designated. Entering the final thirty days of the legislative session means that a number of deadlines will soon come to pass for the legislative members and their staff. The first such deadline is Monday the 6th of May which represents the 119th day of session. This day marks the last day for House committees to report out any House Bills that the committee heard throughout the session. The following day, on May 7th the last House Daily Calendar with House Bills and House Joint Resolutions, must be distributed for a 36 hour layout by 10 p.m. that evening. The 36 hour layout is necessary because May 9th marks the last day that the House can consider all House Bills or House Joint Resolutions on 2nd reading which were placed on the Supplemental or House Dailey Calendar. On May 10th, the House will consider House Bills that were placed on the Consent Calendar by the Local and Consent Committee. The bills that are placed on the Consent Calendar will go before the House on their 2nd and 3rd reading for the last time during the 83rd session. Bills that are sent to the Consent Calendar are those in which no opposition is anticipated and which received no nay votes in order to get out of the committee. As these deadlines go by for House Bills, the House members will then begin to turn their
focus to Senate Bills. May 18th represents the 131st day of the session and it is the last day for committees to report out any of the Senate Bills or Senate Joint Resolutions. With just seven days left, the House will consider on 2nd reading the Senate Bills and the Senate Joint Resolutions which were placed on the Supplemental or House Dailey Calendar. On the 137th day of session, or May 24th of this year, the House will have to concur or go to conference on any Senate amendments. May 26th will then be the last day for the House to adopt Conference Committee Reports. If the House and Senate do not adopt the report, then the measure will fail and the bill dies. The following day or the 140th day of session, the House and Senate are limited to only making corrections to legislation. Upon the final adjournment on May 27th, the House and Senate will officially end the 83rd Regular Session. If you would like to follow any of the bills as these deadlines approach, these websites serve as a great resource: • The Texas Legislature at www.capitol.state. tx.us . • The Texas House of Representatives at www. house.state.tx.us . • The Texas Senate at www.senate.state.tx.us . If you have questions or comments regarding any of the agencies up for sunset, please do not hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office. As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns or comments (Capitol Office, 512-463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603). Rep. Hunter represents Nueces (Part). He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 512-463-0672.
CEOs Name Texas Best State for Business for 9th Year in a Row
More than 700 top CEOs around the nation are ranking Texas as the best state to do business for the ninth year in a row in Chief Executive magazine’s annual Best and Worst States survey. CEO opinions were gauged on a variety of metrics, including regulations, tax policies, workforce quality, educational resources, quality of living and infrastructure.
“This vote of confidence from business leaders across the nation further highlights that Texas is the epicenter for economic prosperity in this country,” Gov. Perry said. “I will continue to promote the conservative principles of restrained spending, low taxes, predictable regulations and fair courts that have guided us over the last decade in order to ensure that Texas remains the nation’s healthiest economy for the next 10 years.” “The playbook for successful states boils down to three simple moves: engage in real dialogue with business leaders, adapt policies to create an attractive environment, and effectively communicate your story to real job creators,”
said Marshall Cooper, CEO of Chief Executive magazine and ChiefExecutive.net. “This year’s rankings prove that smart policies result in increased investments, jobs and greater overall economic activity.” “CEOs continue to tell us that California seems to be doing everything possible to drive business from the state. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, by contrast, personally makes it his mission to lead corporate recruitment and economic development efforts in his state,” said J.P. Donlon, Editor-in-Chief of Chief Executive magazine and ChiefExecutive.net. In addition to the Chief Executive magazine ranking, this week Texas also takes the top spot in another of Site Selection Magazine’s annual rankings – this time in the magazine’s ranking of the most competitive states in 2012. Earlier this year, Texas was awarded Site Selection’s 2012 Governor’s Cup for the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year.
Senate Passes Water Bill The Senate approved a bill on Monday that would create the organizational framework for a statewide water plan, a task 16 years in the making. The first statewide water plan was passed under Lt. Governor Bob Bullock’s leadership in 1997, but since then no water plan has received the funding necessary for implementation. “I don’t think he envisioned that 16 years later it would still be sitting on the shelf unfunded,” bill author Senator Troy Fraser of Horseshoe Bay said. His bill would work with another piece of legislation already passed by the Senate to both create the plan and fund it, but the prospect of its passage in the House of Representatives diminished considerably this week.
The Senate plan for funding, SJR 1, would let the voters decide whether to take $2 billion out of the Rainy Day Fund to act as seed money for loans to regional water authorities to pay for water infrastructure. House Speaker Joe Strauss told reporters this week the chance of that bill passing his chamber are slim to none. The House legislation to appropriate money from the Rainy Day Fund to the water plan died this week on a technicality. With only a few weeks left in the Legislative session, lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol are looking for a funding vehicle that can find support in the House.
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History continued from A1 of Texas and he earned a very good living. In 1888 Henry married Ella Goodwyn Carter (1868-1914) and they had two sons and two daughters by that marriage: Champe Goodwyn Carter (1888-1982), Randolf Lee Carter (18911987), Mary Louise Carter (1893-[ ]), and Ella Carter ([ ]). Ella Goodwyn Carter died on July 26, 1914. Aline Badger (-1972), born in San Antonio to a wealthy, popular and talented society woman named Florence C. Eager Roberts, was privately tutored and attended Wellsley for one year in 1913. Additionally, she studied harp at Boston Conservatory.
Henry and Aline Meet and Marry Henry met Aline when she was 16 years old. It was rumored that Henry Champe Carter’s son Goodwyn was dating or courting Aline Badger. Henry Carter allegedly told his son Goodwyn, “If you don’t marry her, I will.” Henry had fallen in love with Aline and also loved the way she dressed in angelic white, something Henry allegedly asked Aline to continue to do. Henry and Aline were married in San Antonio in 1915 when Aline was reported to be 20 years old. Aline was very private about her age, but if she was 20 years old in 1915, then she would have been born in 1895, though some records and rumors point to her birth year as 1892. Within a few years Henry and Aline had a family of three sons: Henry Champe Carter Jr. (1917-1960), Frank Joseph Carter (1920- ), and David Paul Carter (1921-2013). Aline Badger Carter was a busy mother and an avid Episcopalian. She was in charge of a large, ever-growing mansion and she was also an avid volunteer. She performed volunteer work in jails on a continual basis, taking time to teach and mentor those in jail. She would often distribute fruit baskets and books to prisoners. During the Christmas holiday at their 27 room mansion in San Antonio Aline would “entertain protestant orphans”, according to her son Frank Carter, now a 93 year old resident of Port Aransas who ‘keeps an eye’ on the chapel. She would give presents to the orphans and would also visit other orphanages in the San Antonio area and give them presents. According to Frank, “Aline was one of the most religious people you would ever meet”. Aline customarily wore long, flowing, white organdy gowns, a white, wide-brimmed hat, a white bow, and white socks and shoes which together gave her appearance of an angel. Coupled with her strong Episcopalian beliefs and her loving and giving demeanor, she was considered to look like and act like an angel. In fact, over time she became known unofficially to many locals, especially the children who attended her bible study sessions, as the “Little Angel”, or “White Angel”. Aline had been referred to as the ‘Little Angel’ by a national magazine that revealed her visits to jails with books and fruit basket where she would teach the incarcerated the Bible and astronomy. The Little Angel could be seen in her white flowing gowns and dresses walking to The Little Chapel to pray or meditate or find inspiration to work on her poetry. Aline originally referred to it as the Chapel of Eternal Light. She loved the way the morning light burst through the east facing windows and how the afternoon sunsets lit the chapel through the west window.
Build a Chapel Aline had the idea of building a chapel on the island (the Carters already had a chapel in their San Antonio mansion), so not long after they built a house they began construction on a modest chapel perched on a high dune on the adjacent lot. Frank states that there was no other church on the island at that time and that Aline, “built the church for the children of Port Aransas.” From that high dune a person had an impeccable and unobstructed view, embracing the Gulf along the eastern shore of the island. So it was the perfect place for the Chapel. Under the watchful eye of Aline and Ethel Wilson Harris, custodian of San Antonio Missions, they began construction of the 230 square foot chapel. Without a local nursery, rock quarry, and Home Depot to purchase wood, hardware and stone, the construction process had to be well-planned. With hard work, persistence and Aline’s determination the chapel quickly took form. Flagstone from the Hill Country The chapel floor was constructed out of flagstone that Frank remembers “was taken from a quarry in the Hill Country in Texas”. Frank recalls that his family collected the heavy flagstone and brought it down each time they visited. The beautiful stone had to be loaded from their car to a shrimp boat and then to Port Aransas. When a shrimp boat was not available, the Carter’s arranged for another boat to help them transport their materials, equipment, and supplies from the mainland to The Island. San Antonio artist Ethel Wilson Harris assisted Aline in supervising the chapel’s construction throughout the process. Ethel was a historian and an artist who specialized in Mexican arts and crafts. She made some tiles and had them built into the modest Chapel altar. According to Frank Carter, Ethel provided Aline with an immense amount of help, from design to construction. Within a year the white stucco Little Chapel on the Dunes was completed and the “White Angel”, dressed in her flowing white gowns, could be seen using it for her prayer service and meditation retreat. She was also sometimes seen leading a large group of excited children who would avoid the stickers and cacti on the dune and enter the Chapel to hear Aline recount exciting Bible stories. Contrary to embellished rumors the Chapel was not built as a respite for lost seafarers nor a ‘sober house’ for inebriated or wayward bar patrons.
Carters Purchase Land in Port Aransas The Carter family still lived in San Antonio in the 1930s in their large, family mansion and began to vacation and retreat in Port Aransas, Texas. The family would travel to Port Aransas for one month during the summer and rented a house on 619 E. Avenue B owned by the Fair Family of Dallas, Texas. That house had been moved from the flats by Bill Ellis. Goodwyn Carter, son of Henry Champe Carter purchased the acre of land in Port Aransas on which the Little Chapel and the Carter House (620 E. Avenue B) now stand for about $3,800 in 1938, and quickly the Carters built a humble home there. The current address of the Chapel is 207 11th Street in Port Aransas, however, the Chapel has not moved. At that time according to son Frank Carter, “There weren’t many homes on the island”.
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Saturday May 11th 9am- 6pm & Sunday May 12th Noon - 6pm The Island Moon Newspaper Artwalk and Beach Market is this weekend Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th.. It’s Mother’s Day weekend so bring Mom down to the beach and shop some of the most unique handcrafted items and art available in the Coastal Bend. The Artwalk and Beach Market will be held the third Saturday and Sunday of every month for the rest of the summer so mark your calendars for a weekend of fun! The market starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and at Noon on Sunday and ends at 6 p.m. both days. The Island Moon Newspaper Artwalk and Beach Markets are held in the Michael J. Ellis seawall parking lot located on Windward Drive on North Padre Island next to the Holiday Inn Hotel. Just take S.P.I.D. south until you cross over the JFK bridge then turn left at the second traffic light which is Whitecap Boulevard then take your first left onto Windward Drive and we’ll be on the right hand side of Windward Drive just past the Holiday Inn hotel. See the map on this page. Vendors are encouraged to set-up early and must contact The Island Moon Newspaper at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 361-949-7700 to get approval to set-up. The Island Moon Newspaper reserves the right to refuse any vendor to set up. The Market is free to all artists, craftspeople, local restaurants, food and drink vendors, non-profit organizations, churches, schools and everyone in between. No mass produced 1 of 1 merchandise will be accepted for sale at our markets. Come on down set-up and let the community see and purchase your works. The markets are advertised citywide by KIII- Channel 3 News, 106.5 The Shark radio and of course The Island Moon Newspaper. We’ll see you on the beach!
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Island Presbyterian Church
Sweet Swirl Frozen Yogurt
Island Yogurt Shoppe
Tango Tea Room
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The Back Porch
Farmer’s Insurance, May Nardone
Two Sisters Vintage
Surfside Sandwich Shop
Island Creations Island’s Edge Hair Salon
Flour Bluff ISD Bond Election This Saturday
by Mary Craft
Voters this Saturday will decide the fate of a $48 million bond election for the Flour Bluff Independent School District. Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the following locations. Maintenance Training Room at ISD, Padre Isles Country Club, Ronnie Polston County Building, ISD District Office, Early Childhood Center, Flour Bluff Elementary, Flour Bluff High School, Flour Bluff Intermediate, and Flour Bluff Junior High. The Proposed Campus Improvements are as follows: A. Early Childhood Center 1.
Security camera additions/upgrades
3. New district-wide TV/digital media distribution 4. Relocate kitchen to be used as climate controlled server room (With #I.2) Sub total $603,750 K. Central Kitchen 1.
Repair/replace epoxy floor
2. Provide additional meal transportation cabinets
2. Secure back playground area near tennis courts
3. Provide additional cooking equipment for Central Kitchen
Fire alarm system tie-in modifications
Sub Total $233,450
Correct drainage across playground
L. High School
Renovate rooms 31-39
Project Lead The Way improvements
Parent drop-off expansion
Replace canopy covers
Repair sidewalk at annex
Repair rear parking lot
Sub Total $946,812
B. Junior High School
1. Construct Science Wing - remove portables
Repair/replace ceiling in hallways
2. Enlarge cafeteria/assembly area to accommodate one grade level
ROTC practice area
Sub Total $2,345,253
Electrical upgrades/additional outlets
M. High School Cafeteria
Student restroom renovations
Replace four double ovens
Floor tile replacement/office carpet
6. Replace/repair Band Hall storage cabinets Sub total $5,939,435 C. Junior High Cafeteria 1. room
Install three compartment sink in dish
2. Add walk-in cooler freezer and ice machine
Provide wardrobe storage in choir
Sub Total $73,025
D. Intermediate School
Increase restroom capacity
Band Hall addition
Add life skills classroom
Electrical upgrades/additional outlets
6. and tile
Replace grand piano
Science lab addition
Replace portable classroom roofs
2. Provide covered walkways between portables and restrooms
UP - renovate student restrooms
E. Intermediate Cafeteria
UP - renovate teacher workroom
3. Provide covered assembly area in courtyard
Repair brick joints
Sub Total $259,900
Add suspended ceiling
Retrofit lighting for new ceiling
Add walk-in cooler/freezer
Add ice machine
New Bus Shop
2. Expand fenced accommodate more vehicles
Sub Total $1,740,000
Sub Total $251,419
R. Junior High and High School Athletic Improvements
F. Primary School 1. Combine new library w/elementary to include computer labs 2. Repair/replace/add playground equipment and shade structure + rubber surface
1. New High School athletic facility to include weight room, indoor practice facility, athletic training facility, locker rooms for football, soccer (boys/girls), incl. equipment
3. Additional classroom
2. High School tennis court renovations to include dressing facility with coaches’ offices
4. Additional water fountains at doors to playground
3. Construct a new 50m competition swimming pool facility to include 8 lanes with diving well; locker/dressing rooms; coaches’ offices and elevated spectator seating
5. Acoustical improvements to back hall at cafeteria Replace hallway exit doors
Sub Total $4,021,800 G. Primary/Elementary Cafeteria 1. Kitchen and cafeteria expansions/ renovation 2.
Add student restrooms for cafeteria
Repair brick joints
Replace stage curtains
Add walk-in cooler/freezer
Add ice machine
8. Varsity gym renovations to include: public restrooms, dressing rooms, coaches’ offices, concession stand, and paint beams inside varsity gym
1. Reconfigure library space - new combined with Primary playground playground
Replace front doors with a storefront
Student restroom renovation
Repair brick joints around
5. Purchase field turf for varsity football and soccer stadium, renovate home side press box
7. Hornet Stadium renovations include: restrooms and concession stands
H. Elementary School
6. Landscape classrooms
4. Construct Junior High gym to include weight room and locker room facilities with heavy duty washing machines and dryers (compatible to what we have at Wranosky Gym)
6. Additional bleachers at baseball/ softball fields; purchase new baseball scoreboard, renovate baseball/softball dugouts
Sub Total $1,746,323
Watch out middle school science teams. Here comes Seashore Middle Academy. The local science team, under the direction of SMA science teacher Ms. Katie Sikes, placed 8th out of the top 32 teams at the state Science Olympiad last weekend at Texas A&M in College Station, up from last year’s 19th place finish. The team has earned their way into this premier event for the last 5 years and is steadily improving.
9. Wranosky Gym entry improvements. Renovate: front restrooms and coaches offices, weight room Sub Total $24,193,625 Grand Total $48,040,220
Seashore Middle Academy was one of only two middle school teams that qualified from this region and they competed against middle schools of sizes and types from San Antonio and Austin in the regional meet. SMA was the only Corpus Christi middle school team to advance to the state meet. Ms. Sikes commented about the team’s success, “I was so excited to see the results that I ran out of the building and tackled my cocoach in excitement. It is unbelievable that such a small school that stretches the dollar so thin can compete with huge and well-funded schools and programs. In the five consecutive years that we have attended the state tournament, this year’s team was the best prepared, focused, and enjoyable to be with.”
The Farmer’s Market is at the Island Presbyterean Church every Saturday morning at 9 am. Get there early because they run out of items fast. Newport Dunes has new owners and is now La Palmillo Golf Resort. They hope to have the new building housing a restaurant and pro shop up by August. They have a new fleet of fancy golf carts coming in. The course is open to the public. Reduced twilight fees currently start at 3:30 pm.
Texans Can Save Sales Tax on Energy Efficient Appliances
The opportunity for Texans to save money on energy efficient appliances is fast approaching. The state’s annual ENERGY STAR® Sales Tax Holiday is from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. “Texans can save twice when purchasing energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “Shoppers are expected to save about $2.9 million in sales tax during the holiday, and the energy efficient products will also help them save on their utility bills.”
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3. Dedicated area at campuses for OT/ PT and storage for equipment
1. Create separate climate controlled server room
The Office Lounge now has karaoke with David Suarez every Wednesday at 8 pm and every other Saturday. Those nights are also Ladies Night.
l Auto Accidents
J. IT Department
KEDT Auction Beach Party is taking donations from businesses to receive on air exposure that will reach over 200,000 households. A $60 minimum donation is required.
l Divorce and Separation
1. Remodel entry to create new isolated reception area
Sub Total $890,775
Gratitudes in Port A has you covered for Mother’s Day with beautiful scarves, great cards, gorgeous jewelry, lotions, soaps and more and includes free gift wrapping. Sally says “To have a child is to your heart forever walk around outside your body.” The store is located near Station and Beach. Saturday hours are10am – 6 pm and Sunday noon – 4 pm.
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Scuttlebutt’s Bar & Grill has a Mother’s Day special featuring a 12 ounce strip steak and three crab stuffed shrimp smothered in a lemon caper sauce and served over rice for $29.99.
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Sub Total $1,448,569
2. Additional centralized records and equipment storage
Captain Jack’s Restaurant is now the name of the restaurant inside the Holiday Inn. The new owners took over this week.
The sales tax break applies to ENERGY STAR® qualified air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less; refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less; ceiling fans; fluorescent light bulbs; dishwashers; dehumidifiers; and clothes washers. Clothes dryers are not ENERGY STAR® certified.
P. HS Annex 2.
2. Repair/replace/add equipment and repair/replace asphalt + rubber surface
SMA Science Olympiad Team Competes with Top Teams in State
Replace floor tile with carpet
Johnny D’s Restaurant is now taking reservations for Mother’s Day. The special menu for that special day will serve fresh seafood and hand cut steaks for $19.95. Call 949-2500. They are also currently hiring for summer help and need bussers, dishwashers and experienced bartenders and servers. Stop in and fill out an application 3 pm – 5pm Tuesday – Saturday.
Sub Total $151,800
Sub Total $3,091,935 drainage
The Island Moon Art Walk and Beach market will be held this weekend Saturday, May 11th 9 am – 6pm and Sunday noon – 6 pm at the seawall.
3. Renovate restroom and provide air condition
Repair/replace hallway ceiling grid
1. Correct courtyard
By Brent Rourk
Sub Total $43,700 1.
Homefield Outdoor Living Store carries furniture that is as beautiful as it is durable. The furniture is comfortable and low maintenance. Visit their showroom at 1126 SPID or at homeliving.com.
The Butterfly Garden at Douden Park is now open. The park is also where the community garden plots are located and is at the end of Tesoro.
N. Auditorium/Band Hall/Choir/Drama
Upper Padre Island Casino Night will be held at the Padre Isles Country Club Saturday, June 1st 6 pm – 10 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and initial gaming chips and raffle. Proceeds are to benefit the Island Blast 4th of July fireworks display.
The Gift Shop at the Holiday Inn has golf carts for rent. They are available all day for $120 or $68 for three hours.
Sub Total $58,650
May 9, 2013
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Aquarius Traffic, Island Dog Park, Stopped up Culverts and What’s That Awful Smell?
Aquarius traffic. Residents on Aquarius have appealed to the Island Strategic Action Committee to take steps to slow traffic along the portion of Aquarius between the Aquarius Extension and Whitecap. City Engineer Dan Biles told the ISAC that a stop sign at the Dasmarinas/Aquarius intersection is not a good idea because it does not meet engineering criteria and would likely cause more harm than good. Speed humps are not allowed since Aquarius is a Collector Street and they are permitted under the Island Master Plan. Instead Biles recommends “tables” which are raised areas of pavement place at strategic locations. He said the city plans to put a “table” at the Dasmarinas/Aquarius intersection. The ISAC voted to recommend to City Council that the “tables” be installed within 60 days and Biles said he believes that timetable will be met. The POA has also purchased a solar-powered speed monitor that will display the speed of cars in real time which will be placed on Aquarius. The devise will also record speeds so a record can be kept for planning purposes. According to a study done by the city since the Aquarius Extension opened, 30% of the vehicles on the street go 38-40 mph on the older section of Aquarius with 25% of them going over 40 in the 30 mph zone. On the Extension the median speed is 33 mph. Aquarius Bikes. Islander David Pierce told the ISAC that due to the narrow lanes in the Aquarius Extension bicyclists are at risk as they are out in traffic. The lanes are narrow due to the medians put in place as a traffic calming devise but to compensate a wide pathway was built on the west side of the roadway to accommodate both pedestrians and cyclists. However, confusion has arisen due to lack of signage informing riders they can use the walkway. The POA plans to ask the students from Seashore Learning Center to undertake a project to put signage at the location. Texas Windstorm Insurance. Senate Bill 1700 which would reform windstorm insurance in Texas was passed out of committee in Austin this week and is headed for a vote on the Senate floor. The bill was drafted by and is supported by the Windstorm Task Force headed by Islanders Charley Zahn and Greg Smith. The bill, if approved by the Senate and Texas House would stem the rising costs of windstorm insurance for the 14 counties along the Texas Coast and provide sufficient coverage for a 100year storm. The bill is expected to pass out of the Senate next week and head for the House for a vote. Island Dog Park. Plans for a dog park on The Island are moving forward. The 2.5 acre park is planned for Aquarius Park and will include a 6-foot vinyl fence, shade, water and a splash area for dogs. Plans are for it to be funded by
memberships which will range from $60 per year to $25 per week. It would operate from dawn to dusk and have no lighting. The park would cost an estimated $5700 per year to maintain which would be covered by the fees. The cost of the park is estimated at $350,000 which would be raised through donations. FEMA maps. Periodically FEMA revises maps of The Island which show elevations and how various locations are rated in terms of their susceptibility to flooding during storms. New maps are expected to be released soon but the drafts have been released to the ISAC and ISAC Board Member Rick Sowash reviewed them for the group. They will mean that some new construction on The Island will have to be raised as much as a foot in order to be eligible for federal flood insurance. The only area of concern, Sowash told the group, is along the southern end of the Michael J. Ellis Seawall where the draft maps who a portion of the land behind the seawall in a High Velocity Zone which would make it ineligible for federal insurance. City Engineers said they will speak to FEMA to clarify the new lines before the final drafts of the maps are released which is expected in the next sixty days. Water Exchange Culverts Under Encantada. At Encantada at the end of the Cruiser canal there are 36-inch water exchange culverts which have been plugged up with sand for years. The problem is that the POA owns the canals but the city owns the street crossing. At issue is whether the city or the POA is responsible for clearing the culverts. City Engineer Dan Biles told ISAC that the deed which conveyed ownership of Island streets to the city specifically exempts the city from ownership of the culverts a that location. The POA begs to differ. ISAC voted to ask the City Attorney for a ruling. Meanwhile, the culverts remain full of sand. Gypsy Stink. The city continues its efforts to figure out why the sewer pump station at the Gypsy Bridge on Whitecap continues to offend the olfactory sensibility of Islanders who drive by. City crews recently cleaned the line that runs from the station to the Whitecap Treatment plant at the end of Whitecap but the stench continues. Next is a sounding of the entire length of the pipe, which was installed in the 1970s, to determine if there anomalies present. Once that is complete a report of the finding will be presented to the city. In the meantime, when you drive by the Gypsy Bridge roll up your windows and hold your nose.
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Real Estate Roundup
Update on Island Projects…
By Dale Rankin
Corpus Christi is Test Market for New Way to Buy Real Estate
By Mary Lou White 361-960-9460 email@example.com Picture this: A young man, Imraan Ali, residing just below the “Hollywood” sign in Los Angeles, newly married and working as a real estate agent for over eight years. The dilemma……how to spend time with your wife and start a family, when you spend most of your waking hours, on your computer, filling out forms and dealing with emails. In frustration, you take the dog for a walk and stop to talk to your neighbor and confide your fears for the bleak future ahead and what could possibly be done to solve the inevitable problems. That neighbor suggests creating an App rather than a website, that could be accessed by real estate agents all over the country. One meeting, over coffee, started a chain of events and ideas that brought new members, with special skills, to the team that wanted to change the time required for filling out real estate forms, from hours to minutes. Within the first few days, they had created a prototype for use on an iPad. One demonstration to a local Prudential agent, who was known for being extremely frugal, led to wonder, when he whipped out his checkbook and handed over a check for $2500, when the young agent had never thought to ask for funding. A second check twice as large, from the Assistant Manager of the office, were in his pocket, when the “idea” agent walked out the door that day. Suddenly, a whole new path had opened up. Like Dorothy, beginning her journey on the Yellow Brick Road, you pick up friends and associates along the way, but that magical end point, “OZ” is not an easy place to find. The one mantra becomes: stay on the path, with time and destination unknown.
The Search for Success With help from an attorney, a PPM(Private Placement Memorandum) was created to raise funds and demonstrations were given to top local real estate agents, who became members of the focus groups and who used their expertise to find and solve problems, with the App development. Once you make an “App”, how do you market that to the people, who need it? Such a problem, is not easily solved. In search of answers, Imraan went to San Francisco, for the summer Inman Real Estate Connect Conference. It was there, that he was approached by the President of the Orange County Association of Realtors. Suddenly, the idea took shape to market the App through Realtor Associations. The first presentation was made to the Southland Regional Association of Realtors and consisted of their Board and five top sales agents. A formal agreement was signed to create the first Beta Test Market for Realtors only. Standing ovations resulted, at the end of presentations to Glendale and Pasadena Associations of Realtors and “NuOffer” was provided their MLS data. It seemed that things were on a steady track to success. However, in life you always need a “plan B” to allow for detours. Apparently, the “yellow brick road” in California was “blocked” by discussions over who actually “owns” the forms that Real Estate Agents use to complete transactions. In January, of this year, Imraan was invited to speak onstage about the NuOffer App, at the winter Inman Real Estate Conference in New York City. After coming off stage, Austin agent, Robert Kenney of Turnquist Partner’s Realtors met Imraan and asked about accessing NuOffer technology. One phone call, brought over Bob Hale, Chief Executive Officer for Houston Association of Realtors and Bret Wiener, President of Discover MLS, who also attended the University of California Santa Barbara. During the discussion about MLS data links, it was mentioned that Corpus Christi might be a perfect Beta Test group for “NuOffer App”, in Texas. First, we use the Discover MLS system, in our Realtor Association. We are a relatively small and “closed” market which is easy to monitor and Texas Real Estate Forms are “promulgated” (to make public, by official declaration or announcement) by a government entity: Texas Real Estate Commission, through their Texas Real Estate Broker-Lawyer Committee of thirteen members who create the forms that are adopted by the Commission.
Corpus Christi is Chosen Once Corpus Christi was identified as a desirable “Beta Test Market” for NuOffer App, Josh Ellington was contacted, as the “technology” guru, at our local Realtor Association. He set up a “one way” video conference between the CCAR Board of Directors and Imraan Ali, in California. Imraan could be seen in Corpus Christi, but he was literally “in the dark”, in California. However, he did not have to wait long for the enthusiastic outcome, of that conference call. The result: May 1st, this past week, was the presentation of the NuOffer App, at the CCAR conference room, to a relatively small group of local Real Estate Agents, who will become the “Beta Testers” for NuOffer, in Texas. These agents will be able to open their iPads, obtain listing details, from the MLS database, on the house their Client has chosen as the home, they wish to present, as an Offer. Get all the pertinent information from the Buyer’s, including their photo, initials and signature, all entered onto the iPad. Prepare and review the necessary documents and addendum, with the Buyer, on their iPad and then send the Offer to the Listing Agent, with an exact copy to the Buyer, by email…. in a matter of minutes, without returning to the office, preparing and printing the forms, waiting for the Buyer to arrive and sign the Offer, then using the copier or fax to send the Offer, to the Listing Agent. A system that now requires, many precious minutes (hours) depending on the skill of the Real Estate Agent and the availability of the Buyer, can be reduced to an instantaneous transaction, with the ability to upload financial information directly from the buyer, using their smart phone or computer.
The Future is Coming Ready or Not This article is just a quick glimpse into the path Real Estate will be taking, in the months to come. As part of the “pre-computer” generation, I struggle everyday with the technology side of this profession. However, as younger buyers continue to enter the marketplace of real estate, only those agents who can adapt and learn the new skills needed, will be positioned to succeed. And Yet……..Real Estate has always been and will continue to be a “people/service” industry. If we are unable to connect with our clients, on a personal human level and provide service that meets their needs, promptly, all the technology options are worthless. All of life is about change. Changes can be small and subtle or they can be gigantic and dramatic. These past two weeks have forced me to address the topic of change, in a very personal way. Not only did I make the difficult decision to change firms, but I made the spontaneous decision to attend a presentation of a new Real Estate App called NuOffer, that might well change the future for Real Estate Agents. The two most critical factors in life are time and money, for the majority of humans, on the planet. As a Real Estate Agent, those two factors rule your existence. Your income stream is never guaranteed and it can be highly erratic, because it is completely dependent on successful closings. To achieve a favorable cash flow of income, successful agents literally work seven days a week, in the residential market. Normal working hours on week days are spent making sure the myriad details of each contract are met and resolved to insure a closing, on the appropriate day and time. Those commitments must be wrapped around the endless search for new clients and for finding homes for clients, who have chosen you, as their Real Estate Agent. The final layer involves constant education in both technology and in Real Estate legality. Often, the first fatality is your personal life. I think it is why you see so few young agents, in the industry. New Motto: Have iPad, will travel…….Being informed is a good thing.
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Bullet from Heaven
A resident on the south end of The Island near Sea Pines was surprised recently when a .45 caliber bullet dropped from the sky, penetrated her roof and came to rest on her living room floor. She called the police who took possession of the bullet and surmised it may have been stray fire from an (illegal) shooting range further south. No one was hurt and if anyone is missing a bullet you can find it at the police property room
Remembering the First CCPD Officer Killed in the Line of Duty Contributed by Commander John Houston
The department’s strong stand and enforcement of this “Zero Tolerance No Insurance Initiative” will continue and all vehicles involved in accidents will be impounded and the driver cited if they are unable to provide financial proof of insurance. Driver’s license and proof of financial responsibility checkpoints will continue to be conducted at the Shift Captains’ authorization. During 2012, Officers issued 5,756 citations for Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility and impounded 1,009 vehicles. In April of 2013, Officers issued 542 citations and impounded 86 vehicles for the same charge.
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On May 5, 1892, the citizens of Corpus Christi were celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a parade down Leopard St in the area of where the courthouse is today to the uptown bluff. Elias Mussett Jr had just been relected as the City Marshall and would start his second term that day. Mussett rode at the front of the parade and was soon joined by his daughter Lillian on horseback. The celebration lasted all evening and prior to going to his home he made one last patrol of the city. City Marshall Elias T Mussett Jr. had run against a subject named John Parker. Parker was a local trouble maker who the city council hired as a city police officer just three days before the murder even though everyone in the town told the council not to hire him. Parker had made numerous threats to kill Mussett during the election. At approx 1am on May 6th, Mussett stopped to speak with a local standing outside the Pancho Grande bar which was located near what is now Waco and Leopard St. As Mussett spoke with the subject about the nights activities, Parker rode up in the dark and came to Mussett’s right side. Without as much as a word Parker fired one shot from his pistol killing Mussett immediately. Parker fled the area and went downtown to the police station located on what is now Mesquite St north of IH 37 and turned himself in for Mussett’s murder. Parker was charged with Murder and his trial began within one day. After days of testimony, Parker was found guilty of Murder and sentenced to life in prison with hard labor. He was sent to the Huntsville, Texas Walls Unit to serve his sentence. The entire city closed for his funeral. Mussett was buried in Rose Hill Cemetary on land that belonged to his father, an original founder of Corpus Christi. Mussett is the first documented In the Line of Duty Death of a CCPD officer. Please remember City Marshall Elias Mussett Jr. and his family in your thoughts and prayers this day. The mission of the Corpus Christi Police Department is to work as an equal partner with the community to Reduce Crime and the Fear of Crime and to Enhance Public Safety.
Buc Days Parade 2013 Results Sandra Gonzalez snapped a picture of Corpus Christi Police Assistant Chief Mark Schauer as he took time to throw a football with her son Jonathan Jay Gonzalez before the parade began The Corpus Christi Police Department was pleased that there were no major injuries related to the Buc Days Parade this past May 4, 2013 and consider the event a success because of the absence of injuries. This was a safe event for families to attend, and there were a few minor incidents to report. The Parade enforcement spanned from 6:00pm until 11:45pm on May 4, 2013. There were 54 total calls for police service in which Corpus Christi Police Officers acted on some type of event which spanned from affecting an arrest to helping a pregnant mother who went into labor during the parade. Ten people were arrested along the parade route which was primarily the result of over consumption of alcohol. There were 11 disturbances which merited police response, 1 missing child call of which the child was quickly located by officer’s moments after the parent contacted police. There were two requests for medical assistance (one for a woman who fell and the other for the mother who went into labor), and 6 calls for suspicious persons. The Buc Days Parade for next year is already in the planning stages and the Corpus Christi Police Department will be ready for another fun and safe event.
PD auctions off 73 vehicles On Saturday, May 4, 2013, a total of 73 cars, trucks, and motorcycles will be auctioned at the Corpus Christi Police Department’s Vehicle Impound Lot located at 5485 Greenwood Drive during our monthly auction. The site has four paved acres for an auction lot. Approximately 20 of these vehicles are “No Insurance” impounds. On Friday, May 3, 2013, the general public will be allowed to register and view the vehicles to be auctioned
The Corpus Christi Police Department participated with the Drug Enforcement Agency and held the National Prescription Drug Takeback event this past Saturday in Corpus Christi. The purpose of the event is to reduce pollution from improperly disposed medications and to reduce misuse of prescription drugs. These are the local results from the event: April 25th @ CCAD/NAS, 308 Crecy St, CC, TX 16.00 lbs April 27th @HEB, 3033 S. Port Ave. 59.84 lbs HEB, 5313 Saratoga Blvd, 95.92 lbs HEB, 11110 Leopard, 132.44 lbs HEB, 1145 Waldron Rd.,81.84 lbs KIII, 5002 SPID, 467.72 lbs HEB, 1600 Wildcat Dr., Portland, 104.72 lbs HEB, 106 S. San Patricio, Sinton, 63.36 lbs HEB, 101 E. Goodnight Ave, Aransas Pass, 48.40 lbs HEB, 409 E. Kleberg Ave., Kingsville, 51.04 lbs
Padre Island Police Calls 14900 block Leeward 11 a.m. May 3 Assault with injury/choking 15400 block Cruiser 11 p.m. May 2 Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 13800 block Longboat 11:17 p.m. May 1 Assault with injury 15600 block Three Fathoms Bank 12:30 p.m. May 2 Criminal mischief under $500 Gun Cay/Ports O Call 12:11 a.m. May 4 Resisting arrest 16100 block Broomsedge 2:30 p.m. May 3 Interfere with child custody 15300 block Cruiser 5:03 p.m. May 1 Dead on Arrival 14700 block Compass Midnight May 1 Unauthorized use of motor vehicle 14500 block SPID 1:31 p.m. May 4 Gasoline theft 14200 block Ambrosia 10:17 a.m. May 1 Theft under $500 13900 block Suntan 3 a.m. May 6 Theft from vehicle
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By Lynda Bickley Hello to the Island Moon from Jim and Lynda Bickley. We moved here from the Dallas area almost four years ago. We have owned a lot on Tortuga for many years and wanted to build but we wanted to be able to put in a pool. Eileen Maltais and her husband Hank, long time Island residents, showed us a canal pool on Bullion and the wheels started turning. After months of searching, planning, engineering and permit approvals our wants have become a reality.
Like a Big Bathtub floating down the Tortuga Canal. Coordinating with Newcastle Homes, Sparkling City Pools, and Sun Set Marine Works our pool was lifted by crane into the water on Sabre, April 24th, probably the coldest and windiest day we could have planned. The pool was floated in the canal with our boat, Captain Jim at the helm and along the boat from Sun Set Marine Works the pool was placed within the support piers in the back of our home on Tortuga. The house, pool and deck should be completed in the next few weeks and we will be excited to finally be homeowners on the island. A special thanks to all our new neighbors for your friendliness and patience during our building process.
300 block Lakeside 11:50 p.m. May 2 Criminal mischief 300 block Lakeside 11:50 p.m. May 2 Criminal mischief $1500-$20,000 800 block Stone 11:46 p.m. April 7 Vehicle impound 9500 block Waxwing 2:30 a.m. May 4 Burglary of habitation 9400 block SPID 6:35 a.m. May 4 Aggravated assault 9500 block SPID 6:30 p.m. May 4 Theft $500-$1500 1000 block Behmann 9:53 p.m. May 6 Criminal trespass 1200 block Flour Bluff Dr. 1:52 a.m. April 30 Theft under $500/criminal mischief 1100 block Stone 2:53 p.m. April 30 Theft $1500-$20,000 10300 block Compton Noon May 4 Theft $1500-$20,000 10500 block SPID 8:25 a.m. May 2 Burglary of building 1300 block Waldron 2:53 p.m. April 30 Theft of services under $500 500 block Rosemary 11:30 a.m. May 4 Terroristic threat 700 block Alhambra 6:15 p.m. May 3 Theft under 4500 2500 block Sands 6:30 p.m. May 4 Burglary of habitation 800 block St. Martin 1:24 p.m. May 1 Building fire 3000 block Waldron 12:41 a.m. May 5 Theft under $500 3000 block Jamaica 1 a.m. May 1 Theft from vehicle/assault 200 block Hialeah 2 a.m. April 30 Theft $500-$1500
We finally have a pool! Mingo from Sun Set Marine Woks, Cody from Sparkling City Pools, Jim Bickley, James from Sun Set Marine Works.
A tight fit so the pool is secure.
Maximize Your Harvest This Season Despite Limited Time, Space and Energy By Gardening Expert Melinda Myers Increase your garden’s productivity even when space, time and energy are limited. Just follow these six simple planting, maintenance and harvesting techniques for a more bountiful harvest. Maximize your planting space with wide rows. Leave just enough room for plants to reach their maximum size. Make wide rows, 4 to 5 feet wide, so you can reach all plants for maintenance and harvest. Minimizing walkways means more planting space. Try interplanting. Grow short season crops like lettuce and radishes between long season crops like cabbage, tomatoes and peppers. The short season crops will be ready to harvest when the long season crops are reaching mature size. You’ll double your harvest and grow more vegetables, not weeds between your longer season plants. Grow more plants per row with succession planting. Start the season with cool season vegetables like lettuce and spinach. Once these are harvested and temperatures warm replace with beans and onions. Harvest these and plant a fall crop of radishes or lettuce. When you use these intensive planting techniques, be sure to incorporate a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer, like Milorganite, at the start of the season. Then add a mid-season nutrient boost if needed. The slow release nitrogen won’t burn even during the hot dry weather of summer. Plus, it won’t interfere with flowering or fruiting. Go vertical. Train vine crops up decorative or functional trellises and supports. You’ll not only save space, but you will also reduce disease problems and increase the harvest.
Growing cucumbers and melons increase light penetration and air flow, reducing the risk of fungal diseases. Pole beans are much easier to harvest and produce an additional picking. Secure large fruited vegetables like melons to the trellis with a cloth sling. Be sure to plant vegetables in containers if in-ground space is limited. A 5-gallon bucket or comparable size container is perfect for a tomato. Peppers and eggplants will thrive in a bit smaller pot. Grow vine crops in containers and allow them to crawl over the deck or patio instead of valuable gardening space. Mix flowers and herbs in with your vegetables. You’ll increase the beauty while adding additional fragrance to the pot. Harvest often and at the proper time. Zucchini and other summer squash should be picked when 6 to 8 inches long or in the case of patty pan squash it reaches 3 inches in diameter. The flavor is better than those baseball bat size zucchini and you’ll have plenty to eat and share. Harvest your head of cabbage when firm and full size. Leave the bottom leaves and roots intact. Soon you will have 4 or 5 smaller heads to harvest and enjoy. With a bit of planning and creativity you can find ways to increase the enjoyment and harvest in any size garden. Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author & columnist Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Can’t Miss Small Space Gardening. She hosts the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment TV and radio segments and is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine. Myers web site is www. melindamyers.com
200 block Sunfish 7:09 p.m. May 2 Theft under $500 400 block Carleta 3:45 p.m. May 2 Criminal mischief
May 9, 2013
We Finally Have a Pool (in the Tortuga Canal)
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is no registration fee. On the day of the auction, the general public can continue to register and view the vehicles from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The auction will commence promptly at 10:00 a.m. The vehicles to be auctioned can be viewed at http://www.siskauction.com. An auction list may also be downloaded from the same website.
By Jennifer Wither Did you know there are various degrees of treated lumber specifically designed for certain areas of deck construction? Because certain areas are more treated than others, this MAY mean that not all areas of your deck need to be removed and rebuilt. Of course this decision will be up to you and your contractor but in some cases, you may just need to re-deck and/ or re-hardware what you already have. If this is the case I would like to introduce you to a product to consider on your next re-deck. It is called MacDeck. If your boards are looking bowed, dried and splintered and rusty nails are popping up in random places, creating barefoot trip hazards, then you may want to call a contractor for an assessment. Just recently JWA was contacted for such a job. After a thorough investigation; we decided the framing was still in great shape. Hence, all that was required was to remove, replace and re-hardware only the deck boards, while the frame and everything else could remain intact. The client had expressed an interest in sanding the new deck boards before installing them, as to protect bare feet from splinters and sharp edges. It was with this request that I remembered a product called MacDeck. When I first heard of MacDeck (from McCoys) I figured from the phonics that it was an inhouse product of McCoys; however, it is not. “Mac”deck, which is no relation to “Mc” Coys, it gets its name from the Copper Chemical used to treat it. Macro Copper Azole, is a chemical treatment in treated lumber. The wood is put in a cylinder which pulls the air from the lumber then pushes the MCA chemical into the wood. It is about an hour process that when it is cured and finished warrantees against insects, rot and decay. If you would like to learn more of this process it can be seen on video at Hixsonlumbersales.com Mac Deck and Treated wood decking are Chemically Treated up to .06, percent. This percentage is considered “Not Ground” meaning that it is not meant to be used for framing, that is buried in the ground nor is it to
be submerged in water. MacDeck and regular treated wood decking are only meant to be used for decking, the sides and borders of framing or supports. “Ground Treated” lumber would be any 4x4 or 4x6 posts or beams. Ground treated is infused with .15 percent MCA Copper Chemical and can be used for ground framing or for new deck boards. Beams and/or pilings (which by the way, pilings is plural and pylon is singular) are treated with .60 percent Copper Chemical and are meant for water contact. Because I love the finished look and idea of this product so much this is what I’d like to encourage for your next redeck. Now that you know it may not be necessary to rebuild your entire deck; you may want to consider taking a smidgen of the money you have saved and apply it towards an aesthetic as well as functional upgrade-using MacDeck, instead of regular treated wood. I have taken the liberty to show you the price difference in the two options, to help you decide which is right for you. With the exception of it being a little thinner because it is sanded, MacDeck comes in 2x6x12 and 2x6x16. Every day Treated wood decking is the same size, 2x6x12 @ $9.39 and 2x6x16 @ 12.99. There is only a .40-50 cent difference/ board. Which I think is totally worth it considering you are getting a finish that is, in my opinion, much cleaner, inviting and barefoot friendly. If you are going to install any kind of treated lumber, Johnny Sanchez, Assistant Manager of McCoys on North Padre Island Drive, 361289-2832. Suggests, waiting 3 months before you paint or stain any decking, because the paint may not bond to a wet surface. He says “Depending on the amount of sunshine, treated lumber is still wet from the mill and may stay wet for a while, until it is cured by the sun”. I hope this info helps you in your decision making process the next time you may have to consider an outdoor project. Below are some pics of our almost completed job using MacDeck material. Which, by the way, the customer just loves the look and tread of it and is so glad we spent a little extra for the upgrade.
May 9, 2013
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Larry Joe Taylor played the Back Porch last Friday night. It was another jumping weekend here in Port A. In the course of three days I caught nine or ten great shows. I started out Friday at the Back Porch with Larry Joe Taylor (Stephenville, TX). There were a couple of big fishing tournaments on the island and the town was buzzing. The LJT show was very well attended (as always). I stuck around for most of his first set. He’d come down a day early to perform for a Forty Creek Whiskey promotion at the Porch which was subdued by gale force winds that night. Those Forty Creek guys pretty much saturated the island with their hooch this weekend. Their posters and product were everywhere and their reps were buying shots for anyone who’d listen. I even saw Larry Joe having dinner at Giggity’s on Sunday with the whole Forty Creek sales crew.
Fiddlin’ Willey… After Larry Joe’s show I headed over to the flats area. I wanted to see Leslie Willey’s show at Shorty’s. Willey is an island treasure. He first played Shorty’s in 1954 but hadn’t played there since 1969. You may know him from seeing him at the Leslie Willey played Gaff where he often Shortys last Friday performs for their beltsander races. He night. is an excellent fiddle player and recorded a record under the moniker, Fiddlin’ Willey. Willey has a remarkable mind that remembers details for the last half dozen decades and often posts pictures archiving our island’s history on the Facebook page, You Know You’re From Port A If.; Here is a FB post Willey did before his Shorty’s gig, “I started out at Shorty’s in 1954 with Mack Fowler, Shorty’s husband. He was from Tishamingo, Oklahoma . Later in the early 60’s I was getting a little better. The old Shorty’s was the better one, it was larger, and had booths in it and the pool tables were the standard larger tables. There were even snooker tables. This was before rock and roll, and if it wasn’t country, it wasn’t on the jukebox. All songs were a nickel each. A quarter would get you five songs and Mack had some fine fiddle tunes on there, the kind I wanted to learn and I’m still playing them today.” You better believe, we’re going to have Willey back at Shorty’s. It would be a travesty not to. By the way Willey, thanks for letting me get up and sing Jole Blon with you on fiddle. It was an honor.
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay played in Port A this weekend Saturday was an amazing night of music. Thomas Michael Riley played the Porch, Will Owen Gage (San Antonio, TX) played Giggity’s and Stuart Michael Burns played Shorty’s. All of those were great shows that I really enjoyed but the real surprise came when a friend of mine called and said she heard music playing over by Shell’s Restaurant and to come Will Owen check it out. It turned out to Gage played be a private party (which we Giggity’s crashed) right on Avenue G last Saturday where a duo named Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay night. from Austin were playing. Wow! I couldn’t believe how good they were. They were playing all original tunes and their songwriting was fantastic. Both of them played amazing guitars and their harmonies were perfect. I know y’all listen to me gush about a lot of noteworthy musicians, but these two really had something special going. Noel was once part of a family team named the McKay Brothers. He’s recorded in Nashville and has written songs with Guy Clark. One song he did was a touching number about Mexican wetbacks at the mercy of the ruthless coyotes. They also have songs on YouTube called Let’s Go to Lubbock on Vacation (Then We Know We’re Really in Love) and Are You Still Taking Them Pills. I did a little digging and they play mainly in the Austin area (Luckenbach, Cactus Café, Rattle Inn, etc) but I’ll do my best to get them down here.
DO NOT MISS LIST This weekend… This weekend on Friday, May 10th, the teenage powerhouse, Samantha Aiken & Rodeo Drive is at Giggitys; 80’s style piano man Stevie Start from New York is at Shorty’s; and the hot rocking funk band Austin Heat (Austin, TX) is at the Back Porch. This will be the show NOT TO MISS! Austin Heat is a five piece
unit with an added touch this weekend in the form of an old friend, Rick Hulett, who is an amazing guitarist originally from Lubbock but has resided in Hood, OR for many years. The keyboardist is also an old friend from Lubbock, Small Don Burrows. Both he and Hulett played with the Joe Ely Band back in the 70’s. Hulett has a strong chemistry with the band’s leader, Austin Roach and their dueling guitar work is a sight to behold. The vocalist, Brian Scartocci, appeared on the TV show, The Voice, and has a set of pipes that can melt rust. Throw in the rock steady rhythm section of Dexter Walker (drums) and Freddy Marshall (bass) and you have one heck of a band. Bring your dancing shoes for this one. On Saturday, May 11th, Austin’s Godfather of Soul, W.C. Clark will play the Back Porch, Jimmy LaFave will be at the Third Coast Theater, Antone & the All Stars will be at Giggity’s (Sunday too), and the knock ‘em dead bluegrass band, Get Off the Lawn will be at Shorty’s.
Dave Bottlehead Miller Tribute… Also on Saturday, May 11th, a tribute to Dave Bottlehead Miller will be held at the Tarpon Ice House from 5-7. Many of Dave’s musician friends will be on hand including Richie Segura and Chris Vanderkohn and coordinator, L. Leon Sands, has assembled a recording of Dave’s music from various sources. There will be food and donations accepted to help the family with remaining medical bills.
Next weekend… On Friday, May 17th, Los Fabulocos (Austin, TX) will be at the Back Porch, Lela Caldwell’s wild Purple Monkey Laser show will be at Giggity’s, Russell Edge is at Shorty’s, surfing folkster Donovan Frankenreiter will be at the House of Rock. Frankenreiter is a Hawaii based singer/songwriter/guitarist who was originally a pro surfer turned famous musician. His sound has been compared to that of his long-time friend, Jack Johnson, who also co-produced his first solo, self-titled album in 2004. Since then, Frankenreiter has had 11 full length
Open Jam with Uel Jackson Every Sunday (7- 11)
Donavan Frankenreiter will perform a benefit concert at the House of Rock on Friday, May 17th. albums. This show will go to benefit the Waves of Impact surf camps on the beach by the Mike Ellis seawall for wounded veterans and disabled kids. Also on Friday, the Tarpon Ice House will begin their 4th Annual Tarpon Music Bash with an all star line-up of hill country and Gulf Coast musicians. This three day event has been hosted by Al Barlow in past years but Barlow will be in Colorado hosting his new grandson. In his absence, Billy Snipes, will do the honors. This year look for Kem Watts, John Sholten, Larry M. Sweeny, Dan Brodag, Lucas Taylor, Rodney Flores, Uel Jackson, The Cofeilds, Johnny Santos, Tiffany Duckworth, Kristen & Chester, Tony Barton and Cary Windham. The Bash is always a ton of fun with non-stop music and food for three days and at least one good beach party in there somewhere. On Saturday, May 18th, Austin honky-tonker Jesse Dayton will play the Back Porch, Three Way Street is at Giggitys and Ruben Limas is at Shorty’s. On Sunday, May 19th, The 30th Annual Songwriters Showcase will be at Roberts Point Park with such local songwriters as Jesse Bishop (who started the Showcase and now lives in Costa Rica), Carol Elliott, Father James Derkits, Guy LaRoux, Tyler McCumber & Tony Seracene, Woodie Lawson, Sierra Howe, Melissa Brooks, Hump Brockman & Janet Drew, Lela Caldwell, L. Leon Sands and others. Preacher Williams will host the event. And, that’s the truth!
Live Music Tonight
-Thursday, May 9 Free Beer Band @ Tarpon Ice House John Eric @ Island Italian STUF Slam Film Event @ Vampires House of Rock Wade Bowen, Matt Mon-Sat Caldwell @ Brewster 10am- 2am Street Sun David & Barbara Brown Noon2am @ Coffee Waves Ray T & the Kevin Hill @ Scuttlebutt’s Rockin’ Blues All Night @ City Crew Dr. Rockits
Monday, May 13 Mike Williams @ Tarpon Ice House Open Mic @ Coffee Waves Open Jam w/ Antone Perez @ Doctor Rockits Smashing Pumpkins @ Concrete Street John Eric @ Scuttlebutt’s
Tuesday, May 14 Open Mic @ House of Rock Reno & the Groove Getters @ Dr. Rockits Kevin Hill @ Scuttlebutt’s
Austin Heat will play the Back Porch on May 10th
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