Wind, rain fan SandFest fun

Wind, rain fan SandFest fun


Despite rain, wind and an act of vandalism, the 11th annual SandFest attracted thousands of folks to the beach in...

Austin man accused of wrecking sculpture
Library board opposes changes suggested by charter commission

Library board opposes changes suggested by charter commission


Agreeing that voters would probably favor changes in the city charter that affect the Bill Ellis Memorial Library, members of...

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Bottom line: Go where money is


Some years ago, a wizened legislator observed that while the Legislature dealt with some things on social policy, the huge majority of its issues depended...

Let’s put real people on the phone


At the top of my list of annoyances is automatic telephone answering gizmos. Monday of this week, it took me three minutes to reach a...

Boys of summer have new rules


News item: A youth baseball league in the Cincinnati area has banned “chatter” by players during games because it might make a player “feel bad.”...

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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...

Spring surf

Spring surf


Eleven athletes from Port Aransas surfed the TGSA Third Coast District Open for the Mongrel Surf Team on Saturday, March 31, at Bob Hall Pier on North Padre Island. The...

Heave-ho

Heave-ho


Eighth grader Mac Owens took sixth in the shot put at the district meet.

Lady on the run

Lady on the run


Savanna Nixon runs the 800M relay for the seventh grade Lady Marlins at district.

PAHS 2007 Golf Schedule

PAHS 2007 Golf Schedule


PAHS 2007 Track Schedule

PAHS 2007 Track Schedule


Path to first

Path to first


Seventh grade Marlin Ben Scott on his way to first place in the 2400 meter run at the district meet.

BRUNDRETT MIDDLE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRACK MEET

MONDAY, APRIL 2 WOODSBORO

            8TH                     GRADE GIRLS LONG           – KELSEY ABEL, 6TH;           JUMP KALANI BALCOM, 5TH HIGH           – KATIE SAMUDIO, 1ST;         JUMP SAVANNA NIXON, 3RD SHOT PUT – TARRYN MURRAY, 1ST; ELISA WITTEN, 6TH...

Lady Marlins lead for six innings, then fall

Lady Marlins lead for six innings, then fall


Things were humming along for the Lady Marlin softball team on Friday, April 30, as they hosted Falls City. The rookie team, composed of five freshmen, were leading 2-1 after...

SOFTBALL

SOFTBALL


Tennis players advance to region

Tennis players advance to region


Port Aransas High School will be well represented at the regional tennis tournament in College Station later this month. The PAHS netters won three first places at the district tournament...

Dreessen

Dreessen

Alicia Elena Dreessen, 66, died Friday, March 30, 2007, at her residence. She had been a resident of Port Aransas since 2002. Dreessen was born June 11, 1940, in Caracas,...


Wind, rain fan SandFest fun

Wind, rain fan SandFest fun


Despite rain, wind and an act of vandalism, the 11th annual SandFest attracted thousands of folks to the beach in Port Aransas to admire the work of amateur and master...

Austin man accused of wrecking sculpture
Library board opposes changes suggested by charter commission

Library board opposes changes suggested by charter commission


Agreeing that voters would probably favor changes in the city charter that affect the Bill Ellis Memorial Library, members of the library board nevertheless said on Thursday, March 29, that...

‘Island Women’ is feature

‘Island Women’ is feature

Art center First Friday reception set for tomorrow

“Island Women” is the focus for the First Friday Reception tomorrow, April 6. The reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. Food will be provided by Island Café and Smokehouse. Live music by Tiddle Caylor, Eddie Lee...

Easter Bunny to visit during egg hunt on Sunday at park


All children up to 10 years old are invited to join in the hunt for Easter eggs and prizes at the annual Rotary Club egg hunt. The hunt will take place by the pool at the Community Park, 700 Clark Pkwy., off Ross Avenue. It will start at 2 p.m.,...

Changing climate is focus of Schweppe series lecture tonight


Visiting scientist, Dr. Wei-Jun Cai from the Department of Marine Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, will lecture on “Global Carbon Cycle in a Changing Climate”, tonight, Thursday, April 5. The presentation is another in the Laura Randall Schweppe Endowed Lecture Series in Marine Science at the University of Texas at...

Chamber mixer set


A morning mixer will bring together members of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau on Tuesday, April 10. Chamber members are invited to the new Pier House on Horace Coldwell Pier (at the east end of Beach Street) from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $7 at the door...

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WIC mobile unit to be at Family Center IGA

Representatives from the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutritional program will be in Port Aransas on Monday, April 9. Situated at the Family Center IGA, 416 S. Alister St., they will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. For questions or an appointment, call...

Holy Week services set by island churches


Special Holy Week services, in addition to the community-wide Easter sunrise service (see related story), are planned by three Port Aransas churches. Community Presbyterian Church will hold a Maundy Thursday and Tenebrae service today, Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church plans a Holy Thursday Mass of...

Couple takes vows

Couple takes vows


Kristi Jensen and Chad Littleton, both of Port Aransas, were married Saturday, March 3, at the First Baptist Church, with Judge Duncan Neblett conducting the ceremony. A reception was held at the Civic Center after the wedding. Their wedding trip was a cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The...

PASTOR’S PEN: JAMES BRUSTER

PASTOR’S PEN: JAMES BRUSTER

Put yourself in hands of the Master

The house lights dimmed, and the concert was about to begin when the mother returned to her seat and discovered that her child was missing. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard,...

Whoops!


Jim Polewchak’s name was spelled incorrectly in a cutline under a photo on Page 2A of the March 29 edition of the South Jetty.

Jensen, Littleton pledge vows


Kristi Jensen and Chad Littleton, both of Port Aransas, were married Saturday, March 3, at the First Baptist Church. Judge Duncan Neblett conducted the ceremony. The bride wore an ivory halter dress with a pearl beaded top and lace-trimmed train. Matron of honor was the groom’s sister, Wendy Moore of...

Cook is H-E-B finalist

Cook is H-E-B finalist


Longtime H.G. Olsen Elementary School teacher Marilyn Cook has been named a finalist in the 2007 HE B Excellence in Education Awards, the state’s largest monetary recognition program for Texas educators. Cook is among just seven educators in the Gulf coast region to be named a finalist. H-E-B presented Cook...

Out with the old

Out with the old


Workers remove the old marquee from its longtime location near H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Friday, March 30. The sign has been replaced by a new marquee that scrolls messages on an electronic screen.

Port Aransas School Menus

Port Aransas School Menus


EDUCATION NOTES: MARILYN COOK

EDUCATION NOTES: MARILYN COOK

Sea of strength in island of weakness

“My reason for reading is to be able to take care of my pet.” “My reason for reading is to read to my sister.” “My reason for reading is…..” My students think of this daily and verbalize a reason for reading. Think about your reasons for reading and what it...

Class of ’87?

Search is on for contact information to plan 20th reunion

Are you a member of the Port Aransas High School Class of 1987? If so, make plans to attend the 20-year class reunion set for the weekend of June 16. PAHS students who graduated in 1987 are being asked to send contact information for the reunion as soon as possible....

Project Graduation selling raffle tickets for food, fishing, fun


Feeling the need to go fishing, put up a visitor in Port Aransas, barbecue or beautify with stained glass? Project Graduation organizers have a solution for you. A raffle has been put together that addresses these needs and will raise more money for the after-graduation party. Five chances to win...

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