July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pool power

Port Aransas Swim Team member Jim McClelland executes a powerful butterfly stroke during the regional swim meet held at the Corpus Christi Natatorium during the weekend of July 12 and 13. More...

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UT chancellor wisely backs off ‘resign or be fired’ demand

Which is more challenging: performing a liver transplant on a small child? Or navigating the political rapids of public higher education during the reign of Gov. Rick Perry? More...

Make every drop count

In Port Aransas, the drought is not as in-yourface as it is inland, but it’s just as serious. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Outboard benefits firemen

Fishing for a cause

Clockwise from top right: Port Aransas Fire Department Chief Dwight Kirkpatrick gives a smile while helping out in the kitchen at the shrimp boil held at the Civic Center on Friday, July 18; 6-year-old Port Aransan Maggie May Williams poses next to a More...

Fishing

Outboard tournament results listed

Anglers of all ages competed in the 40th annual Outboard Fishing Tournament that was held Friday, July 18, through Sunday, July 20. Results of the Junior (for ages 15 and under) and Adult Divisions are as follows. More...

Season starts

Shrimp boats are visible in the Lydia Ann Channel at dusk on Thursday, July 17. Shrimping season began 30 minutes after sunset on Tuesday, July 15. More...

Blue Wave Owners Tourney

Friday, Saturday July 25-26

Blue Wave boat owners will cast their lines in the 17th annual Blue Wave Owners Tournament Friday and Saturday, July 25-26. Tournament registration is from 4-8 p.m. at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion in Roberts Point Park on Friday. More...

New South Jetty published  Free Access 

July 24 edition hitting news stands now

You can find out what’s being done at city hall to shape Port Aransas’ future, and how you can get involved, if you pick up the July 24 edition of the South Jetty that is being delivered right now to the Family Center IGA and to newsstands in Port Ar More...

Planning our future

New ‘Vision Port Aransas’ could be conducted in fall

Now that the city council officially has outlawed construction of “big-box” stores, city leaders are looking for additional ways to ensure that Port Aransas manages its growth with care. More...

Schools seek input on drug testing policy

Port Aransas ISD is in the process of considering a random drug testing policy for students in grades seven-12 who participate in extra-curricular activities, according to Superintendent Wayne Johnson and Port Aransas High School Principal Sharon McK More...

Port Aransans take on 2,600-mile expedition

A Port Aransas couple’s recent 2,600-mile boat trip included tours of historic seaports, a mishap that resulted in emergency surgery, a chance meeting with a member of the famous Kennedy family and more. More...

Island Life

Bikes

Cruising the streets, beach in Port Aransas

When driving along Station Street, you may observe a family of bicyclists enjoying their cruise around town; on the beach, you may see that one athlete, dressed in head-to-toe bicycle apparel, who’s pushing harder than anyone else to get throug More...

Stuff to do and see

Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register for events, call 749-4158. This Week Total Body Aquacize More...

New Nibblers

Nibblers is a new gourmet snack shop at 1023 State Hwy. 361. The shop specializes in Texas snack products for the beach, home, fishing and barbecues. Its hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Youth

Early learning

The Visitor Center at UTMSI hosts Early Explorer Labs for ages three to five years and an accompaning adult. The labs offer a chance to explore and learn about the marine and estuary life that surrounds Port Aransas. More...

PAISD looks to up enrollment

The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees met to discuss a 2014-15 proposed budget, “talked bonds,” and switched financial advisory services at a regular meeting on Monday, July 21. More...

Young artists

A group of Port Aransas painters pose for a photo at the Port Aransas Art Center after wrapping up a week of youth art camp. From left to right are Alvira Scott, Linda Liu, Artur Scott and Ian McClelland. More...

Sports

Swimmers prep for state

Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team swam at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Regional Qualifier meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday and Sunday, July 12-13. More...













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