December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Gale watch in effect Tuesday  Free Access 

A strong cold front will blast across the middle Texas coastal waters Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 23, according to Greg Filk, a forecaster at the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi. More...

Tote vote

Council to decide on bag ban

Port Aransas will become the first city in Nueces County to approve a ban on plastic shopping bags at points of sale if the city council votes yes on the proposal on Thursday, Dec. 18. More...

VFW, auxiliary collecting food, money

Donations are still being accepted for the annual the Care and Share Christmas Food Drive, which provides a holiday dinner to needy Port Aransas families. More...

Who will be appointed to city council Place 1?

The Port Aransas City Council is expected to appoint a new council member on Thursday, Dec. 18, to replace Bob Petitt, who resigned from Place 1. Three people have applied for the seat: Paul Cooke Moore, Laura L. More...

Special Sections

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Time for truth in taxes and budget

It’s money time in the Texas capitol when legislators open their biennial regular session Jan. 13. Many policy issues depend on it: how much is raised, from whom and where, and how it’s spent. More...

It’s about tradition, y’all

Growing up, our family Christmas tree was a bare mesquite branch decorated with glass balls of one color – red, green, silver or gold – and candles of a contrasting color. More...

Youth

Musically inclined

Members of the Brundrett Middle School band qualified for all region band last week. More...

Technologically sophisticated

Top: The iExplorers club at Olsen Elementary School, from the left teacher Meghan Zigmond and students Delaney Moss, Emily Maxham, William Carlough, Elish Brennan, Lane Vana, Kris Jones, Robbie Clark, Ryan Tallent, Olivia Adams and Kali Moore. More...

iExplorers new at Olsen

There’s no doubt that technology is growing and today is even more prevalent in the modern-day classroom than ever. On Tuesday, Dec. More...

Sports

BMS splits wins with Woodsboro

The Brundrett Middle School Marlins eighth grade, seventh grade and B teams played against the Woodsboro Junior High Eagles in Woodsboro on Monday, Dec. 8, resulting in wins for the seventh grade and B team, but a loss for the eighth. More...

JV Marlins pick up 56-38 win in Aransas Pass

The Port Aransas High School JV Marlins picked up another win against Aransas Pass High School, 56- 38, Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Aransas Pass. More...

Panthers get best of varsity Marlins

The Marlins went toe-to-toe with the Aransas Pass High School Panthers on Tuesday, Dec. 9, in Aransas Pass falling, 37-55. The game started in the Panthers’ favor, leading the score by six points against the Marlins. More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2014 8:47 PM

Council appoints Pratt  Free Access 

The newest member of the Port Aransas City Council is a former member: Rick Pratt.The council voted unanimously today, Thursday, Dec. More...

Breaking News - 12/18/2014 8:43 PM

Council gives plastic bag ban final OK  Free Access 

Ordinance won't take effect until 2016

Meeting today, Thursday, Dec. More...

Life ‘shore’ is good

Beachgoers enjoy nice weather on the Port Aransas shore on a recent day. Weather-wise, it’s been a pretty easy fall and winter so far. More...

Still in need at eleventh hour

Donations of toys sought

There’s still time to make your donation to the 17th annual Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Round-up. More...

Making it pretty

Kristin Spaeth was one of a number of volunteers helping create the Enchanted Holiday Forest at the Port Aransas Civic Center on Sunday, Dec. 14. See page 1B for more. More...

Holidays mean early deadlines at South Jetty

Friday, Dec. 19, is the deadline for advertising, non-breaking news and letters to the editor to be turned in for inclusion in the Dec. 25 edition of the South Jetty. The Dec. 25 and Jan. More...

Island Life

Holiday forest open

Community groups have interpreted this year’s theme, “The _____ of Christmas,” and decorated trees for the 2014 Enchanted Holiday Forest, now on display at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. More...

‘Gift of the Magi’

On stage through Sunday, at the PACT

“The Gift of the Magi,” a Christmas story for the entire family, continues its run at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Show times for the one-act play based on the short story by O. Henry, are Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 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 Aquasize More...

In Depth  Free Access 

‘O Christmas Tree’

Christmas trees of all kinds were decorated and lighted at the Port Aransas Civic Center on Sunday, Dec. 14, as part of the 2014 Enchanted Holiday Forest. More...

Fishing

Bulky black

Marilyn Merrit of Port Aransas and Lakeway hauled in this 45-inch black drum on Saturday, Dec. 6. She was fishing behind Island Moorings after the rain cleared. Merrit released this monster to be caught another day after the photo was taken. More...

Tuna taken

Clayton Henson and a group of friends from San Antonio went on a yellowfin tuna floater trip on Saturday, Dec. 13. They brought back this catch averaging 80-pounds each. Henson and his friends took turns hauling in a 137-pound yellowfin tuna. More...

Sizeable snag

Clayton Henson, center, of San Antonio, holds the 137-pound yellowfin tuna that was hauled in on Saturday, Dec. 13. Henson and friends went on the floater trip with Capt. Andy Eggleston and Capt. More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Service set for Hutchins-Ennen  Free Access 

Jamie Hutchins Ennen, 53, of Lake City, died on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.A former resident, she attended Port Aransas High School.A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. More...













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