Spike puzzles officials

October occupancy tax receipts up by 50 percent

Nobody seems to know exactly why Port Aransas’ hotel-motel tax revenue shot up by 50 percent in October, but when...

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season


Singers from the Sonshine Choir, a children’s choir from Port Aransas churches under the direction of Judy Cole, cluster at...

Neblett tapped to lead NERR
Celebrating the past

Celebrating the past


Parade marshal Marcy Mathews Ward Thomas waves from a Bentley as she leads the parade that was part of the...

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Texas politics

This one not all DeLay's fault

Texas faces a large loss of clout in Congress, due to congressional redistricting in 2003. But think twice before heaping all the blame on former...

A Texas voice

Advice on how to stay alive (?)

You just can’t be too specific when spelling out safety guidelines for the office … or can you? Following are some high, or low, points...

Sage observations

Multi-lingual Port Aransans

Go to Port Aransas this time of the year, and if you hear somebody using words like “howdy,” “What’s up?” “Are y’all havin’ any fun?”...

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DAILY • Joint Effort Leisure Ministry (JELM) Center, 113 S. Alister behind Community Presbyterian Church office, welcome room open to Winter Texans. Coffee, cookies and activity schedules. • Community Park...

Young Marlins fall to Falls City

Young Marlins fall to Falls City


Deep benches spelled defeat for the Brundrett Middle School seventh and eighth grade basketball teams when they went to Falls City on Monday, Nov. 27. The eighth grade Marlins, all...

Deck stacked against Marlins

Deck stacked against Marlins

Illness, exhaustion, Sinton's deep bench cost game

The Port Aransas High School Marlin varsity couldn’t overcome illnesses, a bigger school and general exhaustion in its loss to the Sinton Pirates on Tuesday, Nov. 21. The score was...

Sinton stops JV team


When the other team has 22 players, and your team has only nine, you know it’s going to be tough. That’s the situation that the Port Aransas High School Marlins...

Over and above

Over and above


Six-foot-two-inch Drake Sawyer of the Marlins varsity shoots over an Austwell-Tivoli player.

Williams ties record with Yorktown win

Williams ties record with Yorktown win


Wh i t ney Williams t i ed a school scor ing record in the Port A ransas High Sc hool L ady Marlins’ 74-29 victory over the Yorktown Kitty...

Lady Marlins 49 Aransas Pass 37


MONDAY, NOV. 20 POINTS: LEAH MATTHEWS, 2; KATHY ASHLEY, 5; LIA PHILLIPS, 3; MARY TE L LE R, 8; EL A IN E FR A N CO, 4; W H...

Falls City bests BMS

Falls City bests BMS


A quick, aggressive Falls City with plenty of reserves doomed the visiting L ady Marlin white team (a combination of seventh and eighth grade players) on Monday, Nov. 27. The...

Great end to the season

Great end to the season


Every player received a trophy at the Port Aransas Soccer Youth Soccer closing ceremonies. It was held at the Port Aransas Community Park Saturday, Nov. 18. A barbecue lunch was...

Magnificent Makos

Magnificent Makos


Roberson Marine sponsored the Makos soccer team. In the front row are Coach Patty Garlough, from left, Miles May, Wyatt Scott, Max Keene, Jonathan Forsberg, Michael Forsberg Chase Denton and...

Stinging Stingrays

Stinging Stingrays


The Under 6 soccer team is shown from left, Coach Debbie Cartwright, Olivia Russell, Alex Harrison, Austin Cartwright, Omar Angel, Marek Belcher, A.J. Hernandez and Gus Adams. Not pictured is...

Deaths/Funerals

Deike Franklin Dale Deike of San Antonio died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006. He was the father of Lisa (Jerry) Foley of Port Aransas. Deike was born July 24, 1939, to...


Spike puzzles officials

October occupancy tax receipts up by 50 percent

Nobody seems to know exactly why Port Aransas’ hotel-motel tax revenue shot up by 50 percent in October, but when they find out, they’ll want to do it again. City...

‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season


Singers from the Sonshine Choir, a children’s choir from Port Aransas churches under the direction of Judy Cole, cluster at the base of the city’s Christmas tree in Roberts Point...

Neblett tapped to lead NERR
Celebrating the past

Celebrating the past


Parade marshal Marcy Mathews Ward Thomas waves from a Bentley as she leads the parade that was part of the Old Town Festival on Saturday, Nov. 25. Bagpipers, including Port...

Art Center offers various classes

Art Center offers various classes


Hone artistic skills in several mediums by attending December workshops and classes at the Art Center for the Islands. Students are welcome to bring snacks to workshops that span the lunch hour. A watercolor workshop painting water birds will be taught by Diana Rickey from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

Keeping it clean

Keeping it clean


These 12th Street residents made a concerted effort to keep their houses clean on Thanksgiving eve Wednesday, Nov. 22, by partying on the beach at the end of Avenue G. By taking it outside, no rooms were dirtied as they enjoyed their neighbors’ company. They respectfully left no garbage behind...

‘Elvis’ appearance to benefit charity


“Rockin’ around the Christmas tree” is likely at a social, dinner and show set for Monday, Dec. 4. Christmas with Elvis will provide a little fun for holiday revelers in the name of charity. Proceeds will benefit the Port Aransas Rotary Club’s community and youth projects, including scholarships. Elvis impersonator...

Trinity-by-the-Sea sets Christmas sale for Saturday, Dec. 2


Homemade baked goods, croissants, new and slightly used items and more await customers at the annual Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church Christmas Bazaar. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kitchen items, china and glassware, paintings, framed artwork, books, CDs, videos, Christmas décor, electronics and jewelry,...

Garden Club dedicates party to Toy Round Up


The Port Aransas Garden Club Christmas party is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6. It will be held at the Sandcastle Conference Room from 6:30 p.m. to “whenever”, said spokesman Joan Snyder. The theme is diamonds and denim. Beer, wine and food will be served for a $5 entry fee. “Bring...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Lots to be thankful for

[Editor’s note: Last week’s Pastor ‘s pen was written by Father Al Leveridge, vicar at Trinity-by-the- Sea Episcoal Church, although it was attributed to Sabrina Grubbs, pastor at Island Worship Center. This week’s Pastor’s pen is written by, and correctly attributed to, Grubbs, and should have been published last week.]...

Tropical paradise

Tropical paradise


The Port Aransas Garden Club chose the home of Becky and Jerry Van Beveren at 322 12th Street as the November residential yard of the month. The yard is decorated with queen palms, pygmy date palms, hibiscus, plumeria, birds of paradise, curly leaf croton, dwarf ruella, jatropha, ginger and giant...

Presbyterian Women to host boutique


A Christmas Gourmet Shoppe and Boutique will offer gourmet goodies, a raffle, craft items, slightly used items and a silent auction on Saturday, Dec. 9. The Presbyterian Women of the Community Presbyterian Church sponsor the event to be held from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Pollock Center, behind the...

Golden mark

Golden mark


Carl and Rebecca Castell of Yoakum will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Dec. 14. Their children, Ray Castell and Marlene Urban and husband Jim, will honor the couple at a reception Sunday, Dec. 10. It will be held at 3 p.m., at 802 S. 11th St. All family...

Whoops


Photo credit on the FINatics photo on the front page of last week’s South Jetty was incorrect. Stephanie Kenigsberg should have received credit for the photo.

Port Aransas School Menus

Dec. 4 - 8

Breakfast Monday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Tuesday Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Juice, Milk Wednesday Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Juice, Milk Thursday Pancakes & Sausage Wrap, Juice, Milk Friday Assorted Cereal, Graham Crackers, Juice, Milk Lunch Monday Pizza, Seasoned Corn, Peaches, Milk Tuesday Egg Rolls, Rice, Oriental Veggies. Pineapple Tidbits, Milk...

Three little pilgrims

Three little pilgrims


Dressed like pilgrims, kindergarteners Ember Clark, Madison Halcomb and Hannah Campbell, from left, await their Thanksgiving meals on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at H.G. Olsen Elementary School.

Thanksgiving feast

Thanksgiving feast


Dressed as pilgrims, kindergarteners chow down on a pre-Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at H.G. Olsen Elementary School.

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Change

Change is not easy. No matter what we do in life, change is inevitable. There are numerous factors that can turn seemingly small obstacles into massive trials and tribulations. For some, these difficulties prove to be too much, and they decide to give up. How many times have we decided...

Student art show is Sunday


The December reception at the Art Center for the Islands will be held on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, instead of the usual Friday night. The awards reception will be from 2 to 4 p.m., at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. Refreshments will be served. Winning art by middle...

PAISD HONOR ROLLS

Second six weeks

H.G. OLSEN ELEMENTARY A HONOR ROLL FIRST GRADE Anne-Marie Appling, Natalie Bien, Mitchell Bilberry, James Brown, Lane Cody, Elena Crawford, Dylan Denton, Allison Hille, Katie Koetter, Logan Kreutziger, Hannah May, Mary Katherine Scott, Ashleigh Simanek, Deja Simmons, Toby Smith, Noah Swindle and Hannah Wieboldt. SECOND GRADE Eric Anderson, George Clower,...

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