Fifteen people rescued from sinking boatFree Access

No injuries were reported after the Coast Guard helped 15 people off an 87-foot boat sinking near the mouth of Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor in Port Aransas today – Monday,...

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...

Fireworks show coming Monday

Fireworks show coming Monday

Port Aransas is the place to be on the Fourth of July to see fireworks lighting up the night sky....

Dune work worries folks

Dune work worries folks

UTMSI housing being built

A scenic cluster of dunes across Cotter Avenue from the main campus of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute...

Nixons are hall-of-famers

Nixons are hall-of-famers

When it comes to telling stories, brothers John and T.C. Nixon will keep you spellbound for hours if you let...

Port A man’s killer prison-bound again

Port A man’s killer prison-bound again

The killer of prominent Port Aransas resident Michael Robert served only 19 years of his 35-year prison sentence for the...

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Changing of the Opinion page guard

You’ve probably noticed some changes to the Opinion page over the past several weeks. Chief among them has been the absence of columns by Dave...

Our readers speak

Stand up to developers Why are we having a subcommittee to deal with Cinnamon Shores??? Per Dave (City Manager Dave Parsons) the easement was obtained...

We can come together, after all

Our faith in the goodness and generosity of people – especially the people who live in and/ or love Port Aransas – has been fully...

Conservatives ended Roe v. Wade, want more

Roe v. Wade — January 22, 1973 to June 24, 2022. What a month it has been. The right-wing dominated Supreme Court voted to weaken...

Municipal offices to close to observe Fourth of July

Many municipal employees will get a three-day weekend as offices at City Hall and other offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, to observe the holiday. The City of...

Beach safety program slated at UTMSI July 8

The public is invited to a presentation about beach safety and beach stewardship on Friday, July 8, at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute Estuarine Research Center Seminar Room....

A little country, little Americana coming to Sunset Sounds July 8

Spend an evening beside the ship channel at a free concert on Friday, July 8. The Jesse Stratton Band will take the stage at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater stage at...

Island Agenda

This Week Friday, July 1 • South Jetty early deadline, noon. (See story Page 8B.) • ‘Deep in the Heart’ film at PACT, 7 p.m. (See story this page.) •...

PAPF tournament anglers reel in redfish, trout, more

PAPF tournament anglers reel in redfish, trout, more

Erin Johnson of Port Aransas and Julie Norton of Corpus Christi were the grand champions in the 2022 Hook ‘Em...

Holy mackerel!

Gulf council modifies species overfishing limits

Final action was taken Friday, June 24 on an amendment to modify king mackerel overfishing limits (OFL), according to a...

Roundup

Tournament returns to Roberts Point Park

A long-standing fishing tournament tradition will continue Thursday through Sunday, July 7 through 10, when anglers of all ages take...

Monster redfish

Monster redfish

Juan Cadena III, 19, of Midland, caught this monster redfish while fishing the south jetty using crab. The fish was...

Anglers catching kingfish, red snapper

Fishing report

Lots of king mackerel are being reeled in this week, according to Port Aransas’ charter fishing agencies. Joan Hobbs of...

Anglers will hunt for big billfish at Billfish Pachanga July 13-16

Anglers will be on the hunt for big billfish at the 2022 Billfish Pachanga, Wednesday through Saturday, July 13 through...

Port A swimmers take another win

Port A swimmers take another win

The Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) won another meet on Saturday, June 25, when they swam against the Kingsville Swim Team. PAST swimmers won the meet 358.2 to 131. PAST...

PAHS tennis players are honored by Caller-Times

Three Port Aransas High School tennis players made the Corpus Christi Caller Times All- South Texas tennis teams. The teams were announced in the Caller Times on Thursday, June 23....

Fifteen people rescued from sinking boatFree Access

No injuries were reported after the Coast Guard helped 15 people off an 87-foot boat sinking near the mouth of Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor in Port Aransas today – Monday, July 4, according to a Coast Guard news release. The pleasure boat, called Pensees, sank, according to the release, issued...

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...

Fireworks show coming Monday

Fireworks show coming Monday

Port Aransas is the place to be on the Fourth of July to see fireworks lighting up the night sky. The city’s annual fireworks display is set for Monday, July...

Dune work worries folks

Dune work worries folks

UTMSI housing being built

A scenic cluster of dunes across Cotter Avenue from the main campus of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) will be transformed by the construction of a new...

Nixons are hall-of-famers

Nixons are hall-of-famers

When it comes to telling stories, brothers John and T.C. Nixon will keep you spellbound for hours if you let them, and you just might want to. The two life-long...

Port A man’s killer prison-bound again

Port A man’s killer prison-bound again

The killer of prominent Port Aransas resident Michael Robert served only 19 years of his 35-year prison sentence for the grisly 1996 murder before being released on parole in 2016....

Community goes all out for Moreno family

Community goes all out for Moreno family

Cassel family also needs help

Albert Moreno remains hospitalized, but his condition has been improving, his employer said on Monday, June 27 – 11 days after Moreno was severely injured in a head-on car accident on State Highway 361 in Port Aransas. Meanwhile, fundraising efforts continue to benefit Moreno and his family and also to...

Beach death under investigation

Police are investigating to determine the cause of death of a man who was pulled, unconscious, from the water at the beach in Port Aransas on Wednesday, June 22, an officer said. “The police department is investigating the possibility the man suffered a medical event in the water rather than...

Wildlife film to be featured at PACT for two weekends

Wildlife film to be featured at PACT for two weekends

Looking for some entertainment and a way to get out of the heat? A film that celebrates the diverse landscapes and wildlife that make Texas unique from other states will be shown at the Port Aransas Community Theatre for two weekends. “Deep in the Heart of Texas” will be shown...

Charred remains

Charred remains

Jack Hogan of the Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department extinguishes a fire that destroyed a golf cart on the beach near Marker 38 on Sunday, June 26. The trouble started when the cart, owned by an Austin family, got stuck in the sand while a family member was driving it....

Construction coming

Construction coming

Ferries dock on Harbor Island while transporting travelers on Saturday, June 25. Travelers should expect delays in coming days due to construction at the Harbor Island landings, according to a news release issued by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). A TxDOT contractor is replacing pile clusters with single ‘monopiles,’...

Detour

Detour

Traffic was detoured as workers dug under Avenue A to do some sewer line work on Wednesday, June 22. The work was conducted over a two-day period near the intersection of Avenue A and Gulf Street. Subscribe Purchase Single Issue The full version of this story will be available to all...

New boardwalk coming

New boardwalk coming

Workers put together a new boardwalk at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture on Thursday, June 23. The preserve’s pavilion can be seen at upper right. SR Trident of Portland has been hired by the City of Port Aransas to build boardwalks and trails at a cost of...

Story behind boat that washed ashore a mystery

Story behind boat that washed ashore a mystery

The story behind the ramshackle wooden boat discovered on the beach on Mustang Island last week is one of mystery. Apparently washing up from the Gulf of Mexico, it was found at the shoreline near Marker 72, just south of the Port Aransas city limits, on Wednesday, June 22. At...

Local artist to open solo show on Friday

Local artist to open solo show on Friday

A Port Aransas artist will present her works in a solo exhibition at K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi. The public is invited to an opening reception for the works of Day Wheeler on Friday, July 1, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. “Masking: Layers of Knowing” consists of ceramic forms,...

Investigation and search for person who dumped puppies continues

Investigation and search for person who dumped puppies continues

Eight puppies found abandoned in a tub outside of a veterinarian’s office in Port Aransas on Monday, June 20, are healthy and safe in homes. Animal control officer Rick Gleason said one puppy was adopted, and the other seven are in foster care. The puppies, which were found infested with...

Hooking reds, supporting the blue

Hooking reds, supporting the blue

Folks made citizens’ arrests of redfish, trout, flounder and more during the Hook ‘Em and Book ‘Em Fishing Tournament. The event was held on Saturday, June 25, with weigh-in at Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion. The tournament was held to benefit...

Summer reading program kick-off scheduled for July 6

“Oceans of Possibilities,” the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library summer reading program, will kick off on Wednesday, July 6. The program, including speakers, story times and crafts, is for kids in kindergarten to 5th grade. On Wednesday, speakers from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute will talk to...

Openings remain for kids’ art camp

Openings remain for kids’ art camp

A few spots still remain for the kids’ art camp Monday through Friday, July 11 and 15, offered by the Port Aransas Art Center. The class is set from 1 to 4 p.m. Art center artist Dylan Mc- Canlies will be the instructor. The lessons will focus on color, shape,...

Fourth ferry float

Children ride aboard a ferryboat-themed float on July 4th, 1991 as it passes in front of The Connoisseur on Alister Street. The parade was the first of several events scheduled in celebration of Independence Day. 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...

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