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Breaking News - 11/19/2014 4:48 PM

South Jetty on newsstands now  Free Access 

When and where will the Port Aransas City Council hold another vote on whether to ban plastic shopping bags? You can find out if you pick up the Nov. More...

Round two

Council to vote again on question of bag ban

Round two in the plastic shopping bag ban vote is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20. The Port Aransas City Council is scheduled to take up the matter at a meeting that begins at 5 p.m. at council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. More...

Drought remains; water sources expand

The drought remains unbroken and water use restrictions are still in place, despite the rain that’s fallen on Port Aransas and its watershed in recent weeks. More...

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Dems don’t quit, fight; tax remedies

While Republicans revel in their landslide victory Nov. 4, the chairman of the Texas Senate’s Democratic Caucus isn’t trying to downplay his party’s rout. Instead, Austin Sen. More...

Feed the hand that feeds you

Look around you the next time you go to church, or a basketball game, or a fundraiser. Who do you see? Your friends, your neighbors, many of whom own or work for businesses in town. More...

Youth

Reading skills are a plus

Education notes

In the last couple of weeks the seniors have been in and out of the library researching a topic for a cause and effect paper, creating an annotated bibliography, writing their drafts and then finalizing their papers. More...

Feast away

H. G. Olsen Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving a little early with a feast on Thursday, Nov. 13. More...

Proud PTO

H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization met on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and third grader Delaney Moss volunteered to help the South Jetty by taking pictures. More...

Sports

Trophy time

Lady Marlin JVs score third in tourney

The junior varsity Lady Marlins basketball team marked three wins after four tough games, earning third place at the Bishop High School tournament in Bishop, Friday through Saturday, Nov. 14-15. More...

JV Ladies open season with win

The Lady Marlins junior varsity basketball team played hard and gaffed John Paul II High School 27-23 at home on Tuesday, Nov. 11. More...

BMS Ladies second to none

After some early nerves, both the seventh and eighth grade Lady Marlins pulled together to score wins in the Aransas Pass Middle School Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15. More...

Breaking News - 11/20/2014 11:28 PM

Petitt resigns from council  Free Access 

Statement: Business reasons behind move

Port Aransas City Councilman Bob Petitt has resigned from Place 1, saying that “an unforeseen situation” in his business office in Richardson has forced him to be there full-time for an indefinite period of time, according to a statement he emailed t More...

Breaking News - 11/20/2014 11:05 PM

Council approves bag ban again  Free Access 

Second reading passes, 4-2

The Port Aransas City Council voted 4-2 tonight to approve, on second reading, an ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags at points of sale as a litter control measure.More than 100 people packed the council chambers. More...

Mother, son

Katherine Mathews of Port Aransas and her son, Hendrix, who is nearly 2 years old, ride on a standup paddle board in the surf near Horace Caldwell Pier on Sunday, Nov. 9. More...

Newspaper deadlines to change for holidays

Noon Friday, Nov. 21, is the deadline for advertising, non-breaking news and letters to the editor for publication in the Thursday, Nov. 27, edition of the South Jetty. The Thanksgiving Day edition of the South Jetty will go to press a day early. More...

By the numbers

PAISD tries to pump enrollment

Port Aransas ISD enrollment numbers are slowly climbing, according to Superintendent Wayne Johnson, but administration is still working on promoting the district, he said. More...

Island Life

Chili

Cookoff slated for Saturday at VFW

Homemade chili and beans, music and fun are on tap on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the 12th annual VFW Chili and Bean Cook-off. Participants will cook onsite and must register at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967, 311 N. Alister St. More...

Yard of the month

Tiffany Pritchard, sales director with Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club, stands on the grounds of her sales office, which the Port Aransas Garden Club recently honored by naming it the group’s November Commercial Yard of the Month. More...

‘Downfall of a Trustingheart,’ a melodrama, continues run

Enjoy an evening at the theater laughing, booing and hissing at the characters in “Downfall of a Trustingheart or Charity Begins at Home,” now playing at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. More...

In Depth  Free Access 

‘Sling’ into Thanksgiving

In the kitchen with Sling

I am nuts about the holiday season, which seems to start earlier every year. My mother loved Thanksgiving, especially preparing the big Thanksgiving meal. More...

Fishing

Birthday shot

Payton Beck of Port Aransas shot his first deer on Monday, Nov. 10, in Graham. He was celebrating his 16th birthday with a trip to North Texas. More...

Cool catch

This group of anglers braved the cold weather on a 56-hour tuna trip, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 14-16, to bring back this nice haul of blackfin and yellowfin tuna. They were aboard the Scat Cat with Capt. Russell Sanguinet and Capt. More...

Ship arrives

Anglers fish from the south jetty as the Cap Guillaume steams through the Aransas Pass on Monday, Nov. 17. Flounder catches have been picking up as water temperatures continue to drop. (See fish report this page.) More...













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