School bells ring Monday to start classes


Students will join teachers for the first day of classes in Port Aransas on Monday, Aug. 21. H.G. Olsen Elementary...

Slow it down

Slow it down


Wes Newman, on step stool, and Rene Lopez of the city’s public works department, make sure the flashing school zone...

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Trustees eye tax rate 10% below last year

SOUTH JETTY EDITOR Taxpayers in the Port Aransas Independent School District may not see any relief on their bottom line...

Businesses will take up slack

Businesses will take up slack

Exemption is tax break for homeowners

Homeowners may be celebrating a 20 percent drop in their homesteads’ taxable values, but business owners and renters are wondering...

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DAILY + Community Park Swimming Pool offers swim lessons and lap swimming, water exercise. Open daily except Mondays for swimming and more. Call 749-2416 for information. + Free use of...

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Victor Emmanuel Maspero Jr. died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006, at his home in Port Aransas. He was 60. Maspero was born Aug. 5, 1946, in San Antonio, to Victor and...

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Gordon Leroy Cross died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2006, at his home in Port Aransas. He was 67. Cross was born Aug. 5, 1939, in Oklahoma to Chester and Ruby Cross....


School bells ring Monday to start classes


Students will join teachers for the first day of classes in Port Aransas on Monday, Aug. 21. H.G. Olsen Elementary School students must report for class at 8 a.m. and...

Slow it down

Slow it down


Wes Newman, on step stool, and Rene Lopez of the city’s public works department, make sure the flashing school zone signs work in preparation for the first day of school...

Proposal

Trustees eye tax rate 10% below last year

SOUTH JETTY EDITOR Taxpayers in the Port Aransas Independent School District may not see any relief on their bottom line in spite of a proposed tax rate that is about...

Businesses will take up slack

Businesses will take up slack

Exemption is tax break for homeowners

Homeowners may be celebrating a 20 percent drop in their homesteads’ taxable values, but business owners and renters are wondering what that tax break will mean for their futures. City...

Only 46 tickets left!

Only 46 tickets left!

Buy now to enjoy island cuisine and cruise

As of mid-day Tuesday, Aug. 15, only 46 tickets for the Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas were left between the two sales locations. The event will be Friday, Sept. 8, aboard the Scat Cat out of Fisherman’s Wharf. Tickets, at $35 per person, may be purchased at the...

New street?

New street?


Though it’s never been dedicated as a street, bicyclists and motorcyclists use the alley that runs between Cotter Avenue and Avenue A in front of the Bill Ellis Memorial Library as a thoroughfare, as this motorcyclist was doing on Tuesday, Aug. 15. The city council will once again take up...

Council eyes opening street


City council members will take another look tonight, Thursday, Aug. 17, at the question of closing the right of way that runs past the Bill Ellis Memorial Library, the animal shelter and the Chamber of Commerce between Avenue A and Cotter Avenue. There has long been an alleyway between Avenue...

In a facilities study presented PADL to meet


A meeting will be held at Neptunes Retreat for representatives from all Port Aransas Dart League teams on Tuesday, Aug. 22. The meeting at 7:30 p.m. will be the last one held before the season begins on Sept. 12. Even though most players already have chosen a team, several teams...

Art center super sale will be held Saturday


Take a break from the heat and enjoy the cool, calming, artsy atmosphere at the Third Saturday Sale. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 19, at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. While cooling off, shoppers may take advantage of the...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

We are being tested!

Scripture gives countless examples of how people respond to the challenges that accompany life’s journey. We are now moving through the most trying of times, making choices that will have long lasting effects on the face of our human cultures. Great responsibilities and lessons from the past abound as we...

Make way!

Make way!


Work is under way on an expansion to the Trinity by the Sea Episcopal Church day school on Trojan Street. Here, workers discuss details with Father Al Leveridge, second from left. The building is scheduled to be ready for use when the fall semester starts Sept. 5.

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Day school expansion is underway

SOUTH JETTY REPORTER Trinity by the Sea Day School is planning a series of fundraisers to raise at least $15,000 to help expand the facilities of the non-profit organization, which is seeing more and more children come through its doors. The first fundraiser will be a bake sale from 5...

Johnson and Johnson marry

Johnson and Johnson marry


Patricia Z. Johnson and Jerry Johnson of Port Aransas and Battle Lake, Minn. were married Friday, July 21, at Zion Amor Lutheran Church in Battle Lake. Attendants were Mary Kochman Gray of Oveido, Fla., Jeremy Cartwright of Omaha, Neb. and Bob and Julie Trent of Elkhorn, Neb. The bride wore...

Hart in Hall of Fame

Hart in Hall of Fame


The induction of Capt. Bill Hart of Port Aransas to the Texas Saltwater Hall of Fame was a highlight of the first Texas Legends Billfish Tournament held Aug. 10-13. The Hall of Fame has been established to honor not only Texans who have contributed to big game fishing, but to...

Are you with me?

Are you with me?


Travis Longanecker, who turned over the keys to the principal’s office at Brundrett Middle School in exchange for the keys to the Port Aransas High School principal’s office, has a “team” meeting Monday morning, Aug. 14. High school staff met for breakfast in the library to kick off the new...

Getting on the same page. . .

Getting on the same page. . .


Curriculum/special programs coordinator Gayla Wiggins addresses faculty and staff at a meeting Monday, Aug. 14. Wiggins replaces Henry Collins who left at mid-year last term. Students will start classes here on Monday, Aug. 21.

School board: Self defense no excuse for fighting


The Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees on Thursday, Aug. 10, unanimously approved a Student Code of Conduct for 2006-07, but not before some debate on wording in the code that says principals will not consider self-defense when deciding punishment for fights between students. That part of the...

Type gremlins make away with avocadoes, mushrooms


Type gremlins were at work at the South Jetty last week. They made off with two avocadoes and some mushrooms. As a result, the recipe for Luau Beef in Bill Slingerland’s column, In the kitchen with Sling, was incomplete. Here is the complete recipe, barring another invasion by type gremlins....

School Supply List

PAISD 2006-07

PRE-KINDERGARTEN 1 Back Pack (No wheels; large enough to hold 3-ring binders) 1 Box of 24 Crayons 8 Glue Sticks 1 Small Btle. White School Glue 1 Pkg. Play Dough 1 Box Colored Pencils, 12 Count 2 Boxes 8-ct. Thick Point Markers 6 Large Diameter Writing Pencils 2 2-Pocket Folders...

Doing the paperwork

Doing the paperwork


Sherri Bujan, high school secretary, was very busy last week while students were registering at Port Aransas High School. School bells will ring in Port Aransas on Monday, August 21.

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