2017-08-03 / Front Page

Sea turtle swims more than 1,000 miles from Port Aransas

This story and much more in new South Jetty

After being found stranded on the beach on Mustang Island, a sea turtle named Shelley not only has recovered at the Amos Rehabilitation Keep, but she has gone on to swim more than 1,000 miles since being released in Port Aransas waters in March. At last check, the endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtle was enjoying life in the Gulf of Mexico just south of New Orleans.

Y’all can find out how to track Shelley and read more about her travels in a story that appears in the Aug. 3 edition of the newspaper, which is being delivered to newsstands all over town right now.

Also in this edition, you’ll see:

• What happened after the Coast Guard got a report of a sinking boat recently off Port Aransas;

• An election to raise the hotel occupancy tax to finance construction of a “venue project” in Port Aransas is looking likely in November;

• What Port Aransas city government is planning for a new tax rate and 2017-18 budget;

• How local residents recall Hurricane Celia, which devastated Port Aransas on Aug. 3, 1970;

• A picture of a deer in an undeveloped area just south of Island Moorings;

• A list of the supplies students will need when they start back to school in Port Aransas on Aug. 21;

• How you can see final performances of “Disney the Lion King Jr.” at Port Aransas Community Theatre;

• And what Coach Steve Reaves has to say about the upcoming cross-country season for Port Aransas student athletes;

You also can check out a photo essay on activities at the Port Aransas Community Park pool.

These and other features are in the Aug. 3 edition of the South Jetty, the most complete and accurate source of information for all things Port Aransas.

Subscribe to the print and/or online editions of the South Jetty, or buy access to a single online edition, at www.portasouthjetty.com.

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