February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Adding EMS workers made big difference

It’s been one year since the Port Aransas EMS added four ambulance workers to its staff, and it’s made a big difference, according to EMS Director Tim McIntosh. More...

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Island Life

‘Arsenic and Old Lace’

Comedy opens at PACT Friday

The next production of the Port Aransas Community Theatre, “Arsenic and Old Lace,” opens on Friday, Feb. 12, for a three-week run. More...

VFW

Auction, raffles, dining, dancing are on agenda at post fundraiser

Dine, dance, bid on auction items and win drawings at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 on Saturday, Feb. 13. The public is invited to this annual fundraising event. A live auction begins at noon. More...

‘Rock Around the Arts’ dance slated for Sunday

Tickets remain available for the “Rock Around the Arts Dance” on Sunday, Feb. 14, benefiting the Port Aransas Art Center. “We have been selling tickets to the dance, however there is plenty of room for more people. More...

Youth

Ortiz listed on honor roll at Texas A&M

Savannah Ortiz, a 2015 graduate of Port Aransas High School, was named to the dean’s honor roll for the fall 2015 semester at Texas A&M University-College Station. Ortiz is a political science major in the College of Liberal Arts. More...

Art camp for kids set for Spring Break

Kids in grades four through sixth are invited to “get arty” at a week-long Spring Break Youth Art Camp Island Style, offered by the Port Aransas Art Center. The camp is offered Monday through Friday, March 14 through 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Coastal competition

Teams of high school students from San Antonio and Harlingen compete in the final round of the Regional Ocean Science Bowl at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) on Saturday, Feb. 6. More...

Sports

All in the family

The Denton family, from left, father Stuart, Marlin basketball players Dylan and Chase and their mother Anne pose for a photo during Parent’s Night at the Marlin basketball game on Friday, Feb. 5. More...

Net gain

Tennis team shines against ‘big boys’

Once again taking on the “big boys,” the Class 2A Port Aransas High School tennis team experienced some success at the Flour Bluff High School junior varsity tennis tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 2. More...

Lady Marlins young, capable

Softball

As the Lady Marlin softball team prepares for the season to start, coach Jonathan Sheffield says he’s looking forward to working with a new group of girls. The girls will kick off the season on Tuesday, Feb. More...

New South Jetty is out  Free Access 

February 11 edition hitting news stands now

A man who grew up in Port Aransas has spent the past 24 years serving a life prison sentence for a slaying in Georgia. More...

Housing affordability issues on tap

City officials soon might consider two ordinance changes designed to make it easier for the Port Aransas workforce to find places to live in town. One ordinance would relax rules on where mobile home parks can be built. More...

 

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

For Bush, this ain’t Easy Rider

“Poor George! He can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.” That line, from Texan Ann Richards at the 1988 Democratic National Convention about Republican presidential nominee George H.W. More...

New York values are the same as America’s values

Guest viewpoint

Editor’s note: Matthew Brunicardi is a 2007 graduate of Port Aransas High school with degrees in international relations and political science. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Buying bunches of books

Just how popular is the annual Ellis Memorial Library Book Sale? Consider this: More than 200 people flooded into the Port Aransas Civic Center within 20 minutes after the doors opened for this year’s event on Saturday, Feb. More...

Fishing

Gig ’em, anglers!

These three anglers and the photographer who captured their catch on camera gigged their limits of flounder on a recent winter night. Weighing the tasty fish at Woody’s Sports Center are, from left, Matthew Walker, Thomas Winton and Will Seal. More...

State waters yield loads of red snapper

Fishing report

Twenty- seven people caught limits of red snapper during a trip into state waters from Port Aransas on Monday, Feb. 8, according to the folks at Dolphin Dock. “They did real good on that,” said employee Hollis Schuessler. More...

Council postpones snapper discussion

The Gulf of Mexico fishery Management Council has postponed further discussion of Reef Fish Amendment 39, which deals with regional management of recreational red snapper. Meeting Jan. More...













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