September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New South Jetty published  Free Access 

Sept. 11 edition hitting news stands

A boat in the city marina in Port Aransas once shuttled New York City firefighters around the scene of the World Trade Center tragedy shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks. You can find out how to see that boat if you pick up the Sept. More...

Big summer

Merchants report busy, busy season

Those cash registers were humming! The summer of 2014 was a great one, according to Port Aransas merchants. More...

Citizens to discuss future of Port Aransas schools

Port Aransas ISD has planned a strategic planning meeting for Thursday, Sept. 11, and it’s an opportunity for chosen public members of the community to discuss various topics, according to Superintendent Wayne Johnson. More...

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Davis, Abbott split on upping minimum wage

Raising the minimum wage suddenly became a hot issue in the Texas governor’s race just after Labor Day, with Democrat Wendy Davis endorsing it, and Republican Greg Abbott opposing it. More...

Standing up for communities

Several copies of Texas Co-op Power have landed on my desk in recent days. The reason? The cover story is about the success of community newspapers. More...

Youth

Melon mayhem

The Port Aransas High School cross country team rewarded themselves with some refreshing watermelon after a run on Wednesday, Sept. 3. Above, left to right, A.J. Gonzalez, Jacob DeHart (in back), Emma Shannon and Logan Kreutziger chow down. More...

Tickets still on sale for ‘Fiesta in October’

Ticket and table sales continue for the eighth annual Port Aransas Education Foundation “Fiesta in October,” to be held on Friday, Oct. 3. More...

Smooth tunes

The Port Aransas High School band performed for the district’s open house on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the PAHS band hall. From left to right are flautists Lauren Hernandez, Marissa Harder, Jamie Stokes and Shelby Takahashi. More...

Sports

Sweet victory

Cross country boys place first in Yoakum

The Port Aransas High School cross country team ran in Yoakum on Saturday, Sept. 6, and the boy’s placed first overall. “Our kids competed very well. More...

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Coast Guard rescues man  Free Access 

Man found offshore after boat sinks

Following a search off the Coastal Bend, the Coast Guard rescued a man from the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, Sept. 14, more than 24 hours after his boat sank. He was found 10 miles off Port Aransas. More...

Port Aransans score at surf-skate contest  Free Access 

Three Port Aransas residents placed in surfing and skateboarding competitions that were part of the Sueños Memorial Surf & Skate Jam held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. More...

Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas  Free Access 

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Remembering Sept. 11

Editor’s note: The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States is Thursday. More...

Fruit feast

Port Aransas High School freshman cross country runner Josh Parker hides behind a slice of watermelon after a run on Wednesday, Sept. 3, outside Doyle Marek Gym. More...

Island Life

Feeling patriotic

Folks enjoyed a cruise down the beach in golf carts on a recent day. These folks showed their pride by flying the American flag. More...

Ahoy mateys!

Pirate parade set to benefit EMS Tuesday

Pirates will “invade” the streets of Port Aransas on Tuesday, Sept. 16, all in the name of raising money for the Emergency Services Toy Roundup. More...

Concert, auction, barbecue to benefit refugees is Sunday

A free concert on the grounds of Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church will benefit relief efforts by churches aiding Central American refugees along the Texas-Mexico border. The outdoor event in the 400 block of Trojan Drive will start about 5 p.m. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

Champagne delight

The Rotary Club’s 34th annual Champagne Cruise and Mini- Taste of Port Aransas was on Friday, Sept. 5. The group set off on the Wharf Cat at sunset and enjoyed an evening of live music, dancing and tasty food. More...

Fishing

September 12 fishing report  Free Access 

Rain won't hurt fishing, say headboat folks

Rain’s in the forecast for Saturday, but folks who work along the Port Aransas waterfront say that doesn’t mean the fishing will be bad.Don’t put yourself at risk for being struck by lightning, but you could score some good catches, they said. More...

Heavyweight hooked

Joseph Gould of Aransas Pass hauled in this 41-inch, 38-pound black drum at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, Aug. 30. Gould was fishing off the rocks near the harbor inlet with live finger mullet. More...

Wahoo!

Rockne man scores good-sized specimen

A Rockne man scored a big wahoo during an offshore trip out of Port Aransas on Friday, Sept. 5. Joshua Tucker reeled in an 85-pounder during a trip aboard the Pelican out of Deep Sea Headquarters, according to employee Mike Mitchell. More...













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