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Interim Port of Corpus Christi CEO named

By Dan Parker | May 31, 2023

Kent Britton, the Port of Corpus Christi’s chief financial officer, has been named the port’s interim chief executive officer, effective Thursday, June 1. Port of Corpus Christi commissioners chose Britton for the role on Tuesday, May 30, following the departure of CEO Sean Strawbridge. Prior to joining the port in 2017, Britton worked as chief financial officer for the Glencore-owned […]

South Jetty wins Sweepstakes award

By Dan Parker | May 20, 2023

The Port Aransas South Jetty was a big winner at a journalism convention that wrapped up today (Saturday, May 20). The South Jetty won awards for writing, photography and ads at the 85th annual Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Convention. The convention was held in Port Aransas. The newspaper won so many honors in its division that it was presented […]

Celebration of life Saturday for Frankie Lee Martin

By Dan Parker | May 19, 2023

A celebration of life for Frankie Lee Martin will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the small pavilion at Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas. Martin, who grew up in Port Aransas, died at the age of 68 on March 9. He was a Rockport resident. Martin spent approximately first 20 years of his life in […]

JFK bridge to close for short periods Monday and Tuesday nights

By Dan Parker | May 19, 2023

The JFK Causeway bridge is scheduled to fully close for short periods for an ongoing maintenance project on Monday and Tuesday nights, May 22 and 23, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT.) The closures will take place in 30-minute increments beginning at 10 p.m. and continuing through 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, weather permitting, […]

Slime Run and Fun rescheduled

By Dan Parker | May 12, 2023

Organizers have decided to reschedule the Slime Run and Fun due to expected bad weather this weekend. Previously scheduled for Saturday, May 13, the event now is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, according to the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The Slime Run and Fun will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community Park. People […]

Man arrested in shootings of two Port Aransas restaurant workers

By Dan Parker | May 12, 2023

A suspect in the shooting deaths of two Port Aransas restaurant workers is in custody, according to a Facebook post made today (Friday, May 12), by law enforcement. The suspect was identified as Maurice Sample, 30, of Aransas Pass, said the Facebook post made by Oscar Rivera, sheriff of San Patricio County. The bodies of Brandon Barboza, 27, and XXavier […]

Beach event cancelled due to predicted bad weather

By Dan Parker | May 11, 2023

Due to anticipated bad weather, organizers have decided to cancel an event that was going to provide a Port Aransas beach outing for handicapped folks. The surfing session was going to be on Saturday, May 13, on the south side of Horace Caldwell Pier. Volunteers had been sought to help out. The event hasn’t yet been rescheduled. The event was […]

Brush fire extinguished

By Dan Parker | May 09, 2023

Port Aransas firefighters knocked down a small brush fire early this afternoon (Tuesday, May 9) off State Highway 361. No injuries from the blaze, which was reported about 1:15 p.m. It burned less than an acre before firefighters extinguished it. A fallen power line sparked the fire in an area just south of the Island Construction yard, a firefighter said. […]

Winton, Krueger, Crawford win election; school bonds get approval

By Dan Parker | May 06, 2023

Mark Winton, Jo Ellyn Krueger and Chuck Crawford have won terms on the Port Aransas City Council, and all four school bond propositions overwhelmingly were approved by voters today (Saturday, May 6), according to unofficial results posted by election officials. Winton beat Place 1 incumbent Tim Parke, 562 to 410. Krueger, who holds Place 3, beat John Sopuch, 674 to […]

Marlins’ baseball season ends

By Dan Parker | May 06, 2023

The Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team’s season came to an end today (Saturday, May 6), as the boys fell in a three-game post-season series against the Freer Buckaroos. The Marlins beat the Buckaroos 2-1, on Friday, but then lost, 12-1 and 11-4, in a double header today. (Watch for more in the May 11 South Jetty.)