Wreck kills one, injures another

Wreck kills one, injures another

Port Aransas rallies to support Albert Moreno and family

Thousands of dollars have been donated in a community effort to help a Port Aransas mechanic who was severely injured...

Water restrictions set in Port A

Water restrictions set in Port A

It’s likely time to reprogram your lawn irrigation system. Drought-related water-use restrictions recently imposed on Port Aransas and surrounding areas...

Early voting ends Friday

Early voting ends Friday

Tuesday is Election Day

Early voting in the run-off election to fill Port Aransas City Council Place 6 will wrap up on Friday, June...

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Turn off the water. My lawn depends on it!

Every morning I record the temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, barometric pressure and the “feel like” temperature in my weather/nature/special event journal. If it...

Our readers speak

Enforce litter law Regarding signage, I personally cannot tell much difference in the new signs, but I do note a glaring omission. What is the...

Good news from Texas

McAllen, Texas, woke up this week. After 150-some years of electing only Democrats, a predominantly Latino congressional district in the Rio Grande Valley shocked the...

Crazy Cart Crawl

Everyone invited to take part in town-wide scavenger hunt Saturday

Port Aransas residents and visitors can win prizes by entering the Crazy Cart Crawl on Saturday, June 25. Folks are invited to take part in a scavenger hunt-style race around...

Wildlife is July exhibit focus

The “Wildlife in Focus” exhibit will open at the First Friday reception on Friday, July 1. View the photographs and enjoy an evening of fellowship, live music and refreshments from...

‘Deep in the Heart of Texas’ film about state slated at PACT

Make plans to see a film about Texas while enjoying the air-conditioned comfort of the Port Aransas Community Theatre Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, and 8 and 9....

Fireworks show set for Fourth of July

Fireworks bursting high in the night sky is a Port Aransas tradition every Fourth of July. Make plans to watch the fireworks display on Monday, July 4. The show is...

Fishing for a cause

Fishing for a cause

Anglers didn’t bring fish to the weigh-in table during the 2022 San Antonio Chapter Young Texans Against Cancer (YTAC) Invitational...

Fine fishing

Fine fishing

A team called Seeing Red took first place in the Powderpuff fishing tournament’s pro-am guided division on Saturday, June 18,...

Anglers catching lots of red snapper

Fishing report

Red snapper continues to be the hot catch coming out of the Gulf of Mexico right now, according to local...

Powder Puff results

Powder Puff results

Lady anglers win tourney with big fish

A total of 53 women angers making up 16 teams competed in the 39th Woody’s Powder Puff Tournament on Saturday,...

DSR early registration continues through July 1

There is still time for anglers planning to take part in the 86th annual Deep Sea Roundup to take advantage...

Flounder gigging success

Flounder gigging success

Some members and adult chaperons of the Port Aransas Junior Boatmen went on a flounder gigging trip on Wednesday, June...

Sign-up Friday, fish Saturday at PAPF bay/surf benefit tourney

A bay and surf fishing tournament to benefit the Port Aransas Police Foundation and the Port Aransas Police Department is...

Helen Garrett

Helen Garrett

Long-time Port Aransas resident and local legend Helen Garrett, age 95, passed away while looking out onto the bay on Friday, June 17th at home with her family in Laguna...

Landry

Landry

Faye Landry of Port Aransas and Franklin died Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Landry was born in Pearsall on Dec. 5, 1941. Her family...

Wreck kills one, injures another

Wreck kills one, injures another

Port Aransas rallies to support Albert Moreno and family

Thousands of dollars have been donated in a community effort to help a Port Aransas mechanic who was severely injured in a car wreck that also killed another man. Collin...

Water restrictions set in Port A

Water restrictions set in Port A

It’s likely time to reprogram your lawn irrigation system. Drought-related water-use restrictions recently imposed on Port Aransas and surrounding areas mean folks may use their sprinklers on their lawns only...

Early voting ends Friday

Early voting ends Friday

Tuesday is Election Day

Early voting in the run-off election to fill Port Aransas City Council Place 6 will wrap up on Friday, June 24. The polls at the Community Center, located at 408...

Sonic update

Sonic update

Photographed on Thursday, June 9, workers build a shade structure where the new Sonic restaurant is under construction on State Highway 361, just north of the Dollar General store. Plans are to open the Sonic ‘by the end of July,’ said Brent Reams, national public relations manager for Sonic. Subscribe Purchase...

Sea Oats files notice of a potential claim regarding beach road

Cinnamon Shore North’s resistance to the city’s proposed building of a new beach access road near the subdivision has escalated with the development filing a notice of a potential claim against Port Aransas. The city council convened in executive session on Thursday, June 16, during its regular monthly meeting for...

Vandals damage middle school

Vandals damage middle school

Three juvenile suspects who allegedly broke into and vandalized Brundrett Middle School overnight Saturday, June 18, will be prosecuted in juvenile court. Port Aransas Police Department Detective Joey Rivas said the three boys — two 14-year-olds and one 15-year-old — were released to their parents after being identified from security...

Developers plan 194-lot subdivision

Developers plan 194-lot subdivision

A proposed 194-lot planned unit development (PUD) of residences with retail and commercial amenities on the south end of town stalled in the Port Aransas Planning and Zoning Commission meeting June 7.

Program would aid turtles

Program would aid turtles

Sick and injured sea turtles found in Port Aransas waters could benefit from a proposed grant program to fund the rescue, recovery and treatment of the animals. U.S. Senators John Cornyn of Texas and Ed Markey of Massachusetts recently introduced legislation called the Sea Turtle Rescue Assistance Act, which would...

Congested

Congested

Boaters complain about municipal boat ramp area

The Port Aransas City Council advised City Manager David Parsons to set a new policy for the use of the Dennis Dryer Municipal Harbor’s boat ramps and docks at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 16. The new policy will set a time limit of 20 minutes for anyone...

Building to come down

Building to come down

Heavy equipment stands poised, ready to demolish the old law enforcement center building in Port Aransas on Tuesday, June 21. Workers did a ‘test’ bit of tear-down (visible on the left side of the photo) on part of the building on Thursday, March 16. Full demolition was expected to begin...

County offers people, pet services

Here’s a way to look after your own health and your pets’ health, too, all for free. Health-and-wellness services will be provided to people and their pets in several upcoming sessions at various locations in Nueces County. The sessions closest to Port Aransas will be in Corpus Christi. All of...

Public input on channel dredging open at meeting in Corpus Christi

Public input on channel dredging open at meeting in Corpus Christi

If you just got this edition of the South Jetty hot off the presses, you likely still have time to attend a public open house on a proposal to dredge the ship channel in Port Aransas significantly deeper. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to host the event...

Water district settles lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit filed by a former employee against Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District No. 4. The suit was filed in September 2021 in the Nueces County District Clerk’s office by John Sopuch, attorney for the former employee, Elizabeth “Betty” Schmidl. The suit...

ARK releases 11 turtles

ARK releases 11 turtles

Hundreds gathered to watch as 11 sea turtles got new leases on life on Saturday, June 18. The Amos Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) released the turtles on the beach near Marker 31 after earlier rescuing and treating them for a variety...

Polishing skills

Polishing skills

Port Aransas High School students pose for a photo while attending a Texas Association of Basketball Coaches basketball camp held at Blinn College in Brenham June 9 to 11. From left are Jayden Harris, Kris Jones, Jacob Hinojosa, Ryan Kuykendall, Talon Kenfield and Hunter Stunz. They were training to get...

Big donation

Big donation

Members of the Marlin Legacy Foundation board of directors presented a $10,000 check to Port Aransas ISD officials at the school district’s administration building on Monday, June 20. More such donations reportedly will be coming from the organization in the near future. From left are James Garrett, principal of Brundrett...

School gains from STR contributions

Funds to be used for salaries

A new organization called the Marlin Legacy Foundation just made its first donation to Port Aransas ISD, in the form of a $10,000 check presented to district officials on Monday, June 20. The foundation was created to “provide direct support to PAISD teachers and staff essential in the growth and...

Craft time smiles

Craft time smiles

Jackson Boyer, 6, of Port Aransas, works on a drawing project at a Family Craft Day at the Community Center on Saturday, June 11. The craft time was hosted by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Subscribe Purchase Single Issue The full version of this story will be...

Island Moorings breaks ground

A groundbreaking ceremony is held for construction of the Island Moorings development on Jan 7, 1983. Island Moorings became a canal-front residential development located near the Mustang Beach Airport. Those participating in the groundbreaking were from left, Mike Parker, Billy Gaskins, Pat Magee, Charlie Brown, Tommy Moon, Bill Gaskins, I. B. Magee and Jim Magee. This photo appeared in the...

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