Are you ready if a hurricane strikes?
City prepared for storm possibility

City prepared for storm possibility


Editor’s note: Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 3, marks the 37th anniversary of Hurricane Celia – the most recent major hurricane to...

Pigeon carrier
Shuttle service starts with 99, tapers to 0

Shuttle service starts with 99, tapers to 0


The bottom has apparently fallen out of the ferry shuttle market. Records kept by the city show 99 people rode...

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Paul thinks he has Rx for cure

One of the few doctors in the U.S. House of Representatives hopes to prescribe the cure for the nation’s problems. But Ron Paul is experienced...

It’s what you learned in kindergarten

Not all handicaps are visible to the naked eye, so I don’t want to be too quick to judge. However, had I found the woman...

Old injuries return to haunt

It was about 21 years ago, and I had carried my 4-year-old daughter to a Comal County youth livestock auction. Erin had become fidgety sitting...

Island Agenda


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...

Round robin tennis tourney to be Saturday

Round robin tennis tourney to be Saturday


Head for the school courts on Station Street on Saturday morning, Aug. 4, for a round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament. Entry fee is a can of new tennis balls...

PORT ARANSAS SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUE


MEN’S LEAGUE THURSDAY, AUG. 2 7 P.M. ISLAND BOYS VS. MARLINS 8 P.M. FISHERMAN’S WHARF VS. SHORTY’S 9 P.M. WOLF JAW VS. SHORTY’S COED LEAGUE TUESDAY, AUG. 7 7 P.M....

Williams

Williams

Roger Williams, 66, died July 25, 2007, in Nacogdoches. He had a second home in Port Aransas. Born Jan. 24, 1941, in Navasota, he was the son of the late...


Are you ready if a hurricane strikes?
City prepared for storm possibility

City prepared for storm possibility


Editor’s note: Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 3, marks the 37th anniversary of Hurricane Celia – the most recent major hurricane to directly strike Port Aransas. Celia devastated Mustang Island and surrounding...

Pigeon carrier
Shuttle service starts with 99, tapers to 0

Shuttle service starts with 99, tapers to 0


The bottom has apparently fallen out of the ferry shuttle market. Records kept by the city show 99 people rode the shuttle the first week of operation, starting Monday, July...

Lifted into the heavens

Lifted into the heavens


Standing in a cherry picker, Todd Sekula, left, and Kenny Witherspoon, both of Top Gun Roofing, replace cedar shingles with composition shingles on the steeple at Community Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, July 31.

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Give us this day . . .

Jesus taught to pray in this way, and He seemed to place great significance on the importance of the here and now in our lives. He continually warns us that the Kingdom of God is near, that we should be alert and expectant of its benefits. We find it hard...

Residents plan to leave ahead of storm

Residents plan to leave ahead of storm


Never again will Gilbert Gibbs try to ride out a hurricane in Port Aransas. Not after his experience with Hurricane Celia in 1970, when he was 26 years old, he said. Gilbert and his father, Frank Gibbs, listened to weather forecasters as Celia churned through the Gulf of Mexico, and...

CITY OF PORT ARANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT

POLICE BLOTTER

MONDAY, JULY 23 • 10:21 a.m. A man was arrested in the 300 block of B&M Avenue on a city warrant. • 2:37 p.m. An officer arrested a person in the 600 block of Ninth Street on municipal court warrants. • 3:51 p.m. A man was arrested in the 400...

Police arrest man after pistols fired


Port Aransas police say no charges have been filed against two men thought to have fired shots near Beach and Alister streets on Sunday, July 29. Police records show the report of shots fired came at 10:08 p.m. on Sunday. Employees of the Castaways restaurant, 320 N. Alister St., told...

Ready to rumble

Ready to rumble


Police Lt. James Stokes checks out the last of three portable emergency communications kits the police department ordered with federal grant money (the other two are behind him). The boxes allow communications from vehicles or from a remote location with power, and having more than one lets city administrators be...

COAST GUARD STATION PORT ARANSAS

COAST GUARD SIGNALS

MONDAY, JULY 23 • 5:45 p.m. The station received a call reporting a 21-foot pleasure craft taking on water in the Lydia Ann Channel. The Coast Guard responded with a 25-foot Homeland Security Boat and was on scene at 5:51p.m. and towed the vessel to the city docks. FRIDAY, JULY...

NUECES COUNTY, PRECINCT 4

CONSTABLE'S BEAT

SUNDAY, JULY 22 • 2 p.m. A motorist was cited on the beach for no liability insurance. TUESDAY, JULY 24 • 10:55 p.m. A deputy cited a driver for parking in a “disabled” parking space at Horace Caldwell Pier. WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 • 5:15 p.m. Citations were issued on the...

Three die on island in separate incidents


Three unrelated deaths on Mustang Island over the past week have police shaking their heads. The first was reported on Friday, July 27, at about 8:43 a.m., Port Aransas police records show. Officers investigating a call found a man dead behind a building in the 200 block of North Alister...

Stars & Stripes

Stars & Stripes


Stars & Stripes Immediate family members of those serving in the U.S. armed forces are invited to submit photos of them with information about their service. Submit to southjetty@centurytel.net and put Armed Services in the subject line. Army Spec. Christopher “Bud” Osborne 2005 graduate, PAHS Son of Teresa and Rick...

Register today for VBS

Register today for VBS

ISLAND KIDS INVITED

Registration will be held today, Thursday, Aug. 2, for the First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School (VBS). Pre-enroll children from 5 to 6:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall at the Church, 200 N. Station St. The VBS will be from 6 to 8:50 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, Aug. 5-9. Children...

School Supply List

PAISD 2006-07

H.G. Olsen Elementary School PRE-KINDERGARTEN 1 Back Pack (No wheels; large enough to hold 3-ring binders) 8 Glue Sticks 2 Small Btls. White School Glue (Elmer’s preferred) 1 Pkg. Play Dough 1 Box Colored Pencils, 12 Count 2 Boxes 8-ct. Thick Point Markers (Crayola preferred) 4 Large Diameter Writing Pencils...

To a high shine

To a high shine


Maintenance worker Mike Villagomez cleans the floor of a pre-k classroom at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Wednesday, July 25. As preparations continue for school to start Aug. 27, workers have cleaned and buffed the floor of every classroom at Olsen Elementary and also at Brundrett Middle School and Port...

Three island swimmers compete at state contest

Three island swimmers compete at state contest


Three swimmers from the Port Aransas Swim Team competed against the best in the state last weekend. The state competition was held in Cedar Park at the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation State Games of Texas. Matt Beyer placed fourth in 50- meter freestyle with a time of 1:23.88 and fifth...

Something fishy

Something fishy


At left, parents and children make pretend aquariums from shoeboxes, construction paper, seashells and glue on Wednesday, July 25, as part of the Ellis Memorial Library Summer Reading Program. Creating the aquarium artwork was in keeping with the ocean theme of this year’s reading program. Above, Ashby Snow, 6, and...

Meeting set to discuss filling PAISD business manager job


Port Aransas Independent School District Superintendent Billy Wiggins is ready to go to the school board to recommend a candidate for the district’s new business manager. Wiggins declined to name the candidate, saying he first wanted to present the person’s name and background to the PAISD Board of Trustees. The...

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