City to float $6 million bond issue

City to float $6 million bond issue


SOUTH JETTY The city council will ask voters to approve a total of $6.46 million in bonds on Nov. 7...

CURTAIN RISES ON NEW SCHOOL YEAR

CURTAIN RISES ON NEW SCHOOL YEAR


Wyatt Arnold, 3, checks out what his big sister, Sailor, 4, and Ian Johnson, 4, will have in store for...

South Jetty launches online edition

South Jetty launches online edition


The South Jetty is introducing its online edition this week. Online browsers will be able to access the entire newspaper,...

Goals


City council members on Thursday, Aug. 17, approved an ambitious set of goals for the coming fiscal year, some of...

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Sage observations

Limbaugh blows it

I was listening to my favorite radio station yesterday. On the air was the Rush Limbaugh show that, I must confess, helps me to have...

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Pelican saved Last Saturday there was a wonderful beach mercy near Horace Caldwell Pier. While walking the beach early Saturday morning, I came upon a...

Texas politics

Five years later, pain is still here

Dave MCNEELY  NEW YORK CITY – I stand at the edge of the abyss, dug out by heavy machinery in the months after terrorists crashed...

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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...

McGinnis

Virginia (Ginny) Fleetwood McGinnis died Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Holmgreen Center of Trinity Towers in Corpus Christi after a four-month illness. Formerly of Clovis, N.M., she had been living...


City to float $6 million bond issue

City to float $6 million bond issue


SOUTH JETTY The city council will ask voters to approve a total of $6.46 million in bonds on Nov. 7 to pay for a program designed to improve drainage in...

CURTAIN RISES ON NEW SCHOOL YEAR

CURTAIN RISES ON NEW SCHOOL YEAR


Wyatt Arnold, 3, checks out what his big sister, Sailor, 4, and Ian Johnson, 4, will have in store for them in pre-kindergarten during a Meet the Teacher event sponsored...

South Jetty launches online edition

South Jetty launches online edition


The South Jetty is introducing its online edition this week. Online browsers will be able to access the entire newspaper, including reproductions of each page of the newspaper, (known as...

Goals


City council members on Thursday, Aug. 17, approved an ambitious set of goals for the coming fiscal year, some of which are making a repeat appearance on the goals list....

Cross your fingers

Cross your fingers

Waiting list is forming now for sold out cruise and mini-taste

The Champagne Cruise and MiniTaste of Port Aransas is sold out, and a waiting list is forming. The event will be Friday, Sept. 8, aboard the Scat Cat out of Fisherman’s Wharf. Staff members at the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau are taking names of anyone who would like...

Outbound offshore

Outbound offshore


The offshore oil rig Deepwater Nautilus dwarfs a pair of anglers in a small boat (as well as its own tugboats) as it’s towed between the jetties at Port Aransas en route back to sea on Thursday, Aug. 17. The rig had been at Kiewit Marine in Ingleside for several...

City-owned land in Charlie’s Pasture to be under microscope at workshop


The city council and the Planning and Zoning Commission will focus on a 67-acre tract of land the city owns on the Corpus Christi Ship Channel on Thursday, Sept. 14, when they meet in a workshop. The tract became an item of contention two years ago when the city invited...

Explore “beachy” things with expert tomorrow


Discover things you never knew were on the beach in Port Aransas with Capt. Steve Zarych, a selftaught omniologist (know-it-all) tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 25. The free beach walk is sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. “Capt. Steve” will be under an orange flag at the end of...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Everybody's children

When my mother-in-law was in the hospital, her children, grandchildren and in-laws took turns staying with her through the night because she would wake up confused and frightened. I was fortunate to have my turn toward the end of her illness when she was doing much better. I slept in...

Arctic Edge

Arctic Edge


The First Baptist Church held a Vacation Bible School Aug. 6-10 with the theme .Arctic Edge’. It was about courage to face adventure in a walk with Jesus. Teachers used the Alaskan Arctic to illustrate how life can be adventurous as a believer in Christ. A missions class taught of...

Box basement

Box basement


Workmen put the finishing touches on the bottom of a box culvert that will allow water to flow between the two parts of a wetland education center under construction at The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute here. When it’s finished, in about a year, the center will...

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PACT schedules "Streetcar" auditions

PACT schedules “Streetcar”  auditions Caught the acting bug and feel like some drama? Open auditions are being held next week for “A Streetcar Named Desire” at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Auditions will be held Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 28-30, at 7:30 p.m. at the theater on the corner of...

Volunteers needed at computer center


Come winter, the Port Aransas Computer Center will probably have plenty of volunteers, but right now the center is desperate. Openings are available on Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon and from 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. No computer expertise is needed. Volunteers will get their own e-mail and storage...

IN THE KITCHEN WITH SLING

IN THE KITCHEN WITH SLING

If it's Labor Day, must be barbecue

Although most of the country celebrates the end of summer with barbecues on Labor Day, here in South Texas we grill from March until late November with many cooking outside all year long. Barbecuing is one of those styles of cooking that anyone can enjoy, whether you are the cook...

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The Port Aransas Independent School District welcomes a large contingent of faculty and staff this year. Some are featured this week, and the remaining new staff members will be featured next week.

The Port Aransas Independent School District welcomes a large contingent of faculty and staff this year. Some are featured this week, and the remaining new staff members will be featured next week. Teaching assignments: Middle school special education City and school district from which you come: Fort Davis ISD, Fort...

Buckling down

Buckling down


First-gradewrs Benjamin Brown, front, and Trinity Merrill launch their education careers at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Monday, Aug. 21, the first day of school at Port Aransas ISD. Teacher Heather Collins, left, is on hand as well. Dee Steinmeyer, rear, brought granddaughter Trinity to school for her first day...

Wahoo Tumbling offered again


Wahoo Tumbling classes sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department will begin Monday, Sept. 11. The classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, in the Port Aransas High School foyer. Times of the classes will be given when registering; all will be held after school....

Cycling, tough love, a sudden death

Cycling, tough love, a sudden death

Travis Longanecker moves from middle to high school

Incoming Principal Travis Longanecker has instituted a slew of changes at Port Aransas High School. Among other things, Longanecker has shortened lunch periods, eliminated a 15-minute mid-morning break, increased cell phone restrictions, closed campus for freshmen, set up new consequences for dress code violations and more. Some of this might...

Giving instructions

Giving instructions


Pre-kindergarten teacher Ginny Shaw, left, goes over paperwork with Christy and Britt Barwise as their daughter Kylee Barwise, 4, looks on during a .Meet the Teacher’ get-together at the Olsen Elementary School on Friday, Aug. 18.

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Breakfast                 Monday Assorted   Cereal,   Graham Crackers, Juice & Milk               Tuesday Biscuit & Gravy, Sausage Patties,         Juice & Milk             Wednesday Scrambled Eggs, Flour Tortillas,       Juice & Milk               Thursday Assorted Cereal, Toast, Juice & Milk                 Friday Pig-in-a-Blanket, Fruit, Juice & Milk Lunch                 Monday Hot Dogs, Tator Tots, Veggie Sticks w/Dip, Fresh Fruit,...

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