Boater rescued from end of jettiesFree Access

The Coast Guard rescued an 18-year-old boater from a flooded vessel near the jetties on Saturday, May 14. No injuries were reported. A Coast Guard news release didn’t include the...

Moore elected mayor

Moore elected mayor

Owens, Chambers win council seats; run-off in Place 6

By landslide margins, Port Aransans on Saturday, May 7, elected a new mayor and two city council members. Another race...

Staff sees no fast passes coming for ferry system

Staff sees no fast passes coming for ferry system

Could a “fast pass” system be developed to get some of us straight to the front of the ferry line?...

Analysis: We need better signs

Analysis: We need better signs

The mixed bag of publicly owned signs in town lack consistency in appearance and don’t offer enough direction for vehicles...

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Come on, everybody, time to get together

Election results, less the run-off that will be held for Place 6, are in, and the victories were large. Winners racked up more than 66...

Why choose Mother’s Day weekend to protest?

Irony doesn’t begin to explain why prochoice activists chose Mother’s Day weekend to picket the homes of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and Chief Justice John Roberts,...

Roe v. Wade overturn could help Dems, Beto

In one of those occasional unexpected pairings of events that can make politics both interesting and unpredictable, the campaign of Democrat Beto O’Rourke to upset...

Our readers speak

Welcome fresh eyes On the eve of Election Day, I found myself thinking about all the wonderful people who are running to represent our growing...

Theater all-member meeting set for Monday

Members of the Por t Aransas Community Theatre (PACT) are invited to an all-members meeting on Monday, May 16, at 6:30 p.m. The two new board members the membership elected...

Free health clinic slated on Monday

Free UIL physicals and immunizations will be available on Monday, May 16, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The clinic is open to Port Aransas children and adults in the community....

Families invited to tie-dye craft time

Families are invited to Roberts Point Park for a Family Craft Time on Saturday, May 21. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event at...

Parks and Rec Roundup

Stuff to do and see

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 361-749- 4158. See the Island...

Monster redfish

Monster redfish

On Thursday, April 28, David Bell of Fort Worth and Port Aransas was fishing for trout on the jetty using...

Fish-release gear program launched for fish survival

With red snapper season set to open in Federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico on June 1, Return ‘Em...

Anglers catching lots of gafftop, small shark inshore

Fishing report

Inshore anglers are catching lots of gafftop, bonnethead, Atlantic sharpnose and black tip shark, according to the folks who work...

Play at the plate

Play at the plate

Brundrett Middle School baseball player Holden Mutz put in a great effort with this slide into home, but he was called out. The play came during a game against Corpus...

Avica Burrill wins sixth at state UIL meet

Port Aransas High School senior Avica Burrill scored a sixth-place medal at the state UIL Academic Meet in Austin on Friday, May 6. Burrill competed in ready-writing. Also competing at...

Athletes of the year named

Athletes of the year named

Athletes of the Year, sportsmanship and other athletic achievement awards were presented during the Port Aransas High School Athletic Banquet. The event was held Monday, May 9, under the Fred...

Honored players

Honored players

Several members of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team recently received district honors. Back row, from left: Jenny Clark, first team, all-district; Ella Moore, second team; Kali...

Marlins heading to area level of play-offs

Marlins heading to area level of play-offs

The area round of the playoffs is next for the Port Aransas High School baseball team. It will be a best-of-three-game series against the Johnson City Eagles, with all three...

Safe at second

Safe at second

Brundrett Middle School softball team member Lucy Pendleton is safe at second base after hitting a double against Incarnate Word Academy (IWA) during a tournament that BMS hosted in Port...

BMS district tennis moved at last minute

Brundrett Middle School hosted the district tennis tournament on Tuesday, May 10, rather than Monday, May 16. Coach Steve Reaves said Woodsboro had a conflict with the original date, so...

All-star

All-star

Port Aransas High School Lady Marlin Hannah Ramsden, seen here shooting during a game against Pettus on Jan. 25, has been selected to play in the Coastal Bend Coaches Association’s...

Campbell

Campbell

Ruby L. Campbell, 80, of Ottawa. Kan., died at home on Friday, June 8, 2007. She was the mother of Cheryl (Jim Stegall) Campbell of Port Aransas and Alexandria, Va....

Boater rescued from end of jettiesFree Access

The Coast Guard rescued an 18-year-old boater from a flooded vessel near the jetties on Saturday, May 14. No injuries were reported. A Coast Guard news release didn’t include the boater’s name or city of residence. The Coast Guard got a report at 5 p.m. from Port Aransas police that...

Moore elected mayor

Moore elected mayor

Owens, Chambers win council seats; run-off in Place 6

By landslide margins, Port Aransans on Saturday, May 7, elected a new mayor and two city council members. Another race for council was so crowded, and the vote was so close that a run-off election will have to be conducted between the top two vote-getters to decide a winner. Mayor...

Staff sees no fast passes coming for ferry system

Staff sees no fast passes coming for ferry system

Could a “fast pass” system be developed to get some of us straight to the front of the ferry line? Theoretically, it could happen. Maybe. Some day. Not anytime soon, though. And, even if that kind of thing becomes a reality at some point, the City of Port Aransas couldn’t...

Analysis: We need better signs

Analysis: We need better signs

The mixed bag of publicly owned signs in town lack consistency in appearance and don’t offer enough direction for vehicles or pedestrians. That’s the conclusion of a “wayfinding analysis” of the city’s signage conducted by RSM Design. The analysis was a project of the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau and Chamber...

Unwelcome guests

Unwelcome guests

Tar balls washed ashore Monday afternoon, May 2, drawing the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Coast Guard to investigate. The tarballs were found on Mustang Beach inside the Corpus Christi city limits at Marker 86. A total of nine tarballs, 2-feet by 2-feet by 1-foot and smaller, were...

Whooping crane flock records highest population

An estimated 543 whooping cranes, a record high, migrated to the Texas wintering grounds at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in 2021-2022, according to a press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Each fall the migrating flock leaves the breeding grounds in Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada and...

New construction

New construction

Ezequiel Ramirez carries lumber to a construction site behind the Board House surf shop in the 500 block of North Alister Street. Ramirez, who works for Gabriel Construction, is working on what will be three units. One of them will be occupied by the Board House, according to Bruce Clark,...

Run-off election begins Monday

Early voting for the May 24 Republican and Democratic primary run-off elections will be Monday through Friday, May 16 to 20. Voting will be at a location and hours that had not been confirmed by the Nueces County elections office by press time for this edition. That information will be...

Building a boardwalk

Building a boardwalk

Construction of a boardwalk and trail is underway at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on a recent day. The Port Aransas City Council earlier this year selected SR Trident out of Portland to build various boardwalks and trails at a cost of $4,994,554.72. The project will replace...

Four-lane traffic to re-open on JFK Causeway bridge

All four lanes of the JFK Causeway bridge are re-opening this week as another phase of the bridge’s $9 million maintenance project wraps up ahead of schedule, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Earlier, the four-lane roadway temporarily was narrowed to two lanes of traffic so the work...

Library program features oceans

Both children and adults are being invited to participate in the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program. The theme for the summer program is Oceans of Possibilities. The program will include speakers from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Mustang Island State Park and Farley...

Cheers to hospitality!

Cheers to hospitality!

Port Aransas Hospitality Heroes were honored at the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Rally on Tuesday, May 3, at Bron’s Backyard. At right, Ken Yarbrough, president of the Port Aransas Community Theatre board of directors, is celebrated as a Hospitality Hero by Brett Stawar, left, tourist...

Sunset Sounds concert postponed to May 27

Organizers have announced that the Sunset Sounds concert scheduled for Friday, May 13, has been postponed. The concert featuring the acoustic duo of the Wayward Gypsies will take the Patsy Jones Amphitheater stage at Roberts Point Park on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m. The City of Port Aransas Parks...

Adult softball league registration continues

Get a team together and get in on the action with the 2022 Port Aransas Adult Softball League. The first games will begin on Tuesday, May 31, according to Butch Findley, league coordinator. The league is co-ed with open rosters, Findley said. “Having open rosters means that folks can play...

A fun bit of foolishness

A fun bit of foolishness

Leslie and Dustin Mills enjoy nutty jaunts to Vegas

How do you make a Las Vegas vacation even more nutty, unpredictable and just plain fun than is inherent in any trip to that storied entertainment capital? Leslie and Dustin Mills have found a way. The Port Aransas couple in...

Recognizing seniors

Recognizing seniors

City of Port Aransas worker David Lown puts up a banner showing Port Aransas High School senior Dale Bond on a power pole on Alister Street near Avenue C on Thursday, May 5. A banner showing Zane Bailey is in the background. Banners emblazoned with cap-and-gown photos of 48 seniors...

GT, concert, more at event

The public is invited to three events on the Port Aransas ISD campus on Tuesday, May 17. The first is a ribbon-cutting for the Marlin Innovation Lab at 4:30 p.m., to be followed by the Marlin Museum and GT (gifted and talented) Showcase at 5 p.m., and at 7 p.m.,...

Library to host craft, story time Saturday

Turtles will be celebrated at the Ellis Memorial Library on Saturday, May 14, with a story and craft time. Stop in at the library, 700 W. Ave. A, at 10 a.m. Annette Anderson, library clerk, will read “Truman,” written by Jean Reidy and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins. The book...

Gratitude for community support

Gratitude for community support

Education Notes

As we are finalizing plans for the many wonderful activities that come with the end of a school year, I would like to focus on gratitude. I am beyond grateful for the amazing humans that I get to be surrounded by each day. The students, teachers, paraprofessionals, and community members...

Pre-K roundup set May 23

Kids who live inside the Port Aransas ISD boundaries who will be 4 years old as of Sept. 1 are invited to bring their parents to a Pre-K Roundup on Monday, May 23. It will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the prekindergarten classroom at H.G. Olsen Elementary...

Pageant in Port A

In this photo from the Aug. 8, 1991 edition of the South Jetty, contestants in the Miss Texas USA pageant ham it up for a Channel 3 cameraman. They were singing a jingle to be used in the Channel 3 weather report. The contestants were at Port Royal Condominium for Miss Photogenic and Miss Swimsuit competitions during the week-long event....

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