Non-emergency number restored at PAPDFree Access

The non-emergency number at the Port Aransas Police Department, (361) 749-6241, has been restored. The line was not in service earlier because of a fiber optic cut, according to police....

Phone line fouled at police departmentFree Access

The Port Aransas Police Department’s non-emergency phone line is off line due to a fiber optic line being cut, according to police. To reach police for non-emergency issues, call 361-446-4045....

Fifteen people rescued from sinking boatFree Access

No injuries were reported after the Coast Guard helped 15 people off an 87-foot boat that had been sinking near the city marina at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor today –...

Prayer service scheduled for Port A accident victimFree Access

The public is invited to take part in a brief prayer service at Mrs. Woody Jr.’s auto shop on Tuesday, July 5, in support of an employee, Albert Moreno, who...

Deep Sea Roundup this week

Deep Sea Roundup this week

Excitement is building for the start of the oldest fishing tournament on the Texas Gulf coast, the 86th annual Deep...

IGA raising money for family of wreck victim

IGA raising money for family of wreck victim

Fundraisers are underway for the family of a Port Aransas worker who was killed in a car accident on Harbor...

Woltersdorfs are Boatmen of the Year

Woltersdorfs are Boatmen of the Year

Some of Kay and Ron Woltersdorfs’ most cherished memories spring from family vacations that included fishing in the Coastal Bend...

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A free press: Our democracy depends on it

As a country and a community, we just celebrated the Fourth of July – Independence Day. Most folks spent the long weekend fishing, soaking up...

Our readers speak

‘Not in my back yard’ Re: “Sea Oats files notice of a potential claim regarding beach road (South Jetty, June 23):” If the City has...

After Roe, there’s no time to party

It’s been a fabulous week for conservatives, Republicans and millions of ordinary Americans. I cheered all of the Supreme Court’s recent blockbusters – for moral,...

Tunes alfresco

Texas, Americana music slated at Sunset Sounds concert Friday

Texas country and Americana music will be featured at the Sunset Sounds concert on Friday, July 8. Start the weekend off by seeing the Jesse Stratton Band at the Patsy...

Learn about beach fun, safety Friday

Learn about having fun at the beach safely at a presentation on Friday, July 8, at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Estuarine Research Center Seminar Room. “Beaches are...

Meeting to assess potential hazards

This is a meeting you might want to attend if you have concerns about hazards including those produced by drought, floods and hurricanes. Nueces County officials will hold the public...

Magical world

The Little Mermaid coming to PACT

A musical about a magical kingdom under the sea will open for a three-week run at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Thursday, July 21. “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” will...

Big tiger shark caught in surf

Big tiger shark caught in surf

Fishing report

Two anglers from Aledo caught an 11-foot 6-inch tiger shark on Thursday, June 30, near Marker 31. Anglers Lucky DeLay...

Nice kingfish

Nice kingfish

Travis Brown of Boerne caught this kingfish on Sunday, June 26, at the gas rigs two miles offshore from Mustang...

Anglers to hunt for big billfish, payouts

Billfish Pachanga

The docks at Virginia’s on the Bay will be busy when offshore anglers try to cash in on some big...

Gulf council requests emergency rule for amberjack fall season

Greater amberjack stock is not making adequate rebuilding progress and is still both over-fished and experiencing overfishing, according to a...

Swim team competes at Tuloso-Midway meet

Swim team competes at Tuloso-Midway meet

Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) swam in the City Championship Swim Meet on Saturday, July 2. The meet was hosted by the Tuloso Midway Swim Team. Following...

Non-emergency number restored at PAPDFree Access

The non-emergency number at the Port Aransas Police Department, (361) 749-6241, has been restored. The line was not in service earlier because of a fiber optic cut, according to police. The emergency number, 911, remains in service.

Phone line fouled at police departmentFree Access

The Port Aransas Police Department’s non-emergency phone line is off line due to a fiber optic line being cut, according to police. To reach police for non-emergency issues, call 361-446-4045. Continue to use 911 for emergencies. It is not known when phone service to the main non-emergency line will be...

Fifteen people rescued from sinking boatFree Access

No injuries were reported after the Coast Guard helped 15 people off an 87-foot boat that had been sinking near the city marina at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor today – Monday, July 4, according to a Coast Guard news release. The Pensees, a pleasure boat, was largely submerged before it...

Prayer service scheduled for Port A accident victimFree Access

The public is invited to take part in a brief prayer service at Mrs. Woody Jr.’s auto shop on Tuesday, July 5, in support of an employee, Albert Moreno, who remains hospitalized with severe injuries he suffered in a car accident on June 16. The service, which starts at 9...

Deep Sea Roundup this week

Deep Sea Roundup this week

Excitement is building for the start of the oldest fishing tournament on the Texas Gulf coast, the 86th annual Deep Sea Roundup. Anglers of all ages will drop their lines...

IGA raising money for family of wreck victim

IGA raising money for family of wreck victim

Fundraisers are underway for the family of a Port Aransas worker who was killed in a car accident on Harbor Island on Wednesday, June 29. Twenty-four-year-old Aransas Pass resident Ivan...

Woltersdorfs are Boatmen of the Year

Woltersdorfs are Boatmen of the Year

Some of Kay and Ron Woltersdorfs’ most cherished memories spring from family vacations that included fishing in the Coastal Bend years ago. Today, the couple helps other people create their...

Fifteen rescued from sinking pleasure boat

Fifteen rescued from sinking pleasure boat

No injuries were reported after the Coast Guard helped 15 people off an 87-foot boat that had been sinking near the city marina at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor on Monday, July 4, according to a Coast Guard news release. The Pensees, a pleasure boat, was largely submerged before it was...

Community service

Community service

City seeks volunteers for commissions; deadline for citizen applications July 13

Port Aransas residents who want to get involved in helping shape the town’s future may take advantage of unpaid openings now being advertised on the city’s boards and commissions. The city is seeking volunteers to fill openings on seven boards and commissions. The deadline for applications is at 5 p.m....

Judges recommend permit for desal plant

Judges recommend permit for desal plant

A pair of judges have recommended approving the Port of Corpus Christi’s request for a permit to discharge wastewater from a desalination plant that has been proposed for Harbor Island. The ruling was handed down on Monday, June 20, by Rebecca S. Smith and Cassandra Quinn, administrative law judges with...

City, TxDOT talk highway golf cart signs

City, TxDOT talk highway golf cart signs

A plan to install warning signs on State Highway 361 about golf carts not being allowed on it is still underway, but it is unlikely to be accomplished this year, according to a Port Aransas official. Planning and Development Director Rick Adams said city officials are in discussion with Texas...

Wildlife film on big screen at PACT Friday, Saturday

Wildlife film on big screen at PACT Friday, Saturday

If you haven’t yet seen the wildlife film at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, you might make plans to catch one of the showings on Friday or Saturday, July 8 and 9. Show times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 and 7 p.m. on Saturday for “Deep...

Christianson edges Myers

Christianson edges Myers

Dale Christianson won out over Edwin Myers in a close contest for Place 6 on the Port Aransas City Council. Unofficial election returns from the June 28 election show that Christianson took 266 votes, while Myers got 241. That means Christianson got 52.47 percent of the vote. Myers received 47.53...

Construction continues

Construction continues

Roof work is done on Thursday, June 23, where the Beachway Bungalows are under construction at 237 N. Station St. Beachway Bungalows will be 12 detached, individually owned condominium units, according to Craig Scott, who is part of Coyoacan LLC, the property owner. Each of the 12 buildings will be...

Passing the bucks

Passing the bucks

A $10,000 check is presented to the Ladies Fire Auxiliary by the Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department on Friday, July 1. Money was raised by the Texas Cavaliers, a charitable organization in San Antonio that sponsored the Offshore Challenge in Port Aransas May 12-14 during which 150 people fished in...

Fundraisers help families, victims of major car wreck

Fundraisers help families, victims of major car wreck

Community events continue to raise money for Port Aransas worker Albert Moreno and his family as Moreno remains hospitalized but slowly is getting better following a major car accident. Moreno, a mechanic with Mrs. Woody Jr.’s auto shop, has been on a ventilator since not long after the wreck occurred...

Rock out like it’s 1960

Rock out like it’s 1960

The band Riptide from Corpus Christi played at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post on Wednesday, June 22, at a 1960s party. From left are Buddy Murphy on bass and Michael Isbell on lead guitar. Joining in was Freda Greene of Port Aransas on an inflatable guitar. The band plays every Wednesday...

Roundup throwback

Roundup throwback

A look back at past years’ tourney action

Memories will be made when the 86th edition of the Deep Sea Roundup kicks off on Thursday, July 7. The granddaddy of all Texas Gulf Coast fishing tournaments will bring anglers of all ages from across the state to take...

Memorial installed

Officials placed a VFW memorial plaque at Roberts Point Park on July 4, 1991. Pictured left to right is VFW member Glenn Bearden, Mayor J.C. Barr, and State Rep. Todd Hunter. This photo appeared in the July 11, 1991 edition of the South Jetty. Subscribe Purchase Single Issue The full version of this story will be available to all readers after 2...

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