Beached

City weighs options for beach maintenance

City council members devoted some attention to Port Aransas beaches on Thursday, March 20, including a look at what the...

Babe in the shade

Babe in the shade


Susan Stegge of San Antonio feeds her 6-month-0ld son, John, a little meal under the shade of an umbrella on...

City defends RVs right to camp on beach
Streets present ‘opportunities’ for upgrades

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Bullock career is now a biography


Bob Bullock, the legendary late Texas lieutenant governor for whom the Texas State History Museum is named, was a legend in his own time. He...

Cell phone ban senseless


First thing I learned is that West University Place is not, as its name might lead one to believe, a subdivision, shopping center or retirement...

Deadlines not the result of a whim


At the South Jetty, we don’t set deadlines just to be ornery. We set deadlines based on the work necessary to process the story, ad...

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...

Marlins split games with Medina squad

Marlins split games with Medina squad


The Port Aransas High School Marlins split a double-header with the Medina High School Bobcats on Wednesday, March 19. The Marlins dropped the first game, 2-4, then won the second...

2008 Marlin Baseball Schedule


February 14 Fri. Banquete (Scrimmage) 28 Thurs. Banquete Tournament March       1 Sat. BHS Tourney     3 Mon. Banquete 5, 7 P   7 Fri. *Pettus 7...

Woodsboro pitcher puts punch on Lady Marlins

Woodsboro pitcher puts punch on Lady Marlins


When you’re up against one of the strongest teams around, you can expect a tough game. That’s what the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins got on Tuesday, March 25,...

2008 Lady Marlin Softball Schedule


April *1 (Tues.) Runge 6 P *4 (Fri.) John Paul 4 P *10 (Thurs.) Falls City 6 P *15 (Tues.) Woodsboro 6 P *18 (Fri.) Pettus 6 P Bold Type...

Falls City beats PAHS

Falls City beats PAHS


Despite stellar pitching by Charley Walker, the Port Aransas High School Marlins fell to the Falls City Beavers, 3-6, in a road game on Thursday, March 20. “Charley Walker pitched...

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2008 Schedule

Thur. 27 Ingleside April Wed. 2 District (Ben Bolt) Tue. 8 Area (TBA) Fri. Sat. 25/26 Regional Huntsville May Fri. Sat. 9/10 State Austin Head Coach: Steve Reaves Asst Coach:...

2008 Marlin Tennis Schedule


February 6 Woodsboro @4:30 12 John Paul @ 3:30 16 Cupid’s Invitational 19 Too Cold for Coconuts 28 Aransas Pass JV 29 Aransas Pass Varsity March 5 Aransas Pass @...

PAHS 2008 Golf Schedule


April 4 – Thurs. TBA TBA 7 – Mon. District @Kingsville Boys & Girls Time TBA 21 & 22 – Mon. & Tues. Regional @ Brenham Time TBA Head Coach:...


Beached

City weighs options for beach maintenance

City council members devoted some attention to Port Aransas beaches on Thursday, March 20, including a look at what the city plans to do this summer for beach maintenance, as...

Babe in the shade

Babe in the shade


Susan Stegge of San Antonio feeds her 6-month-0ld son, John, a little meal under the shade of an umbrella on the beach in Port Aransas on Friday, March 21. They...

City defends RVs right to camp on beach
Streets present ‘opportunities’ for upgrades
ARK benefit to be held Saturday

ARK benefit to be held Saturday


Enjoy a catered dinner, some live music, a live auction and lots of entertainment, all while raising money at the annual Spring for the ARK. The fundraiser for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) is set for Saturday, March 29, at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A....

Social set

Chamber members invited to mingle

A post-Spring Break mixer to benefit Relay for Life is planned for members of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau. The mixer will be Wednesday, April 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Island Park Estates, 8159 State Hwy. 361, in the three-story beachfront home at 8142 Beach Break...

Walk beach

Guided tour tomorrow

Get together with other beachcombers and see what treasures you can discover on a guided walk in Port Aransas on Friday, March 28. The beach walk, guided by Capt. Steve Zarych, will begin at 9 a.m., from Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. His knowledge of shells...

Seaside quilting

Seaside quilting


Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) volunteer Ken Jones wraps himself in a quilt that will be auctioned on Saturday, March 29, as part of Spring for the ARK, the annual fundraiser for the organization. The event, which includes a silent auction and other entertainment as well as dinner, begins at 6...

Variety show to benefit ACS


Donate to the American Cancer Society and have a great time doing so on Friday, March 28. The Port Aransas Community Theater Relay for Life Team (PACTheads) will present “A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening…”a musical variety show featuring celebrity impersonator Joey B. Ken Yarbrough will direct and sing....

Meeting tonight: Topic open, old photos abound


The topic of the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) meeting is open for public selection tonight. People, tarpon, visiting ships, building the jetties or the Lydia Ann Lighthouse are all possible subjects. Set for tonight, Thursday, March 27, the meeting will be moderated by Mark Creighton, who will...

Volunteers needed

SandFest requests your presence tonight

SandFest is one of the biggest island events of the year, and it could use your help. A meeting for all those interested in volunteering will be held tonight, Thursday, March 27, at 6:30 at the JELM Center. Volunteers are needed to help man the picnic, pet and visitors’ tents....

KPAB to meet, visitors welcome

TUESDAY AT LIBRARY

Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) has scheduled its board meeting for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 (no fooling!). The meeting, for officers and chairmen, will be held in the conference room of the Bill Ellis Memorial Library, 710 W. Ave. A, Port Aransas. Visitors are welcome, but no program...

Cyclists riding for a cure

Cyclists riding for a cure

Dunton, Firestone raising funds to fight MS

Cyclists Ken Dunton and Mike Firestone of Port Aransas plan to pedal their bicycles 180 miles in two days in a charity event to raise money for research on Multiple Sclerosis, or M.S. They will join thousands of other cyclists in a ride from Houston to Austin April 12-13 as...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Why become a Christian?

It’s been 13 years since I gave my life to Christ, and I can tell you, the Christian life is not an easy, “feel good” road. It doesn’t come with a benefits package guaranteed to fix all of your problems, at least not this side of heaven. But I wouldn’t...

Lifeguard classes slated in April


If you are interested in being certified as a lifeguard, the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department can help you reach that goal. Two lifeguard classes have been scheduled for April, and those interested may sign up now. The three-day course for certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard,...

One-act play makes it to district

One-act play makes it to district


Performances in Port Aransas High School’s one-act play were so strong in a zone contest last week that the play advanced to the district level of competition. It’s the first time that has happened in recent years. Performing “Her Senior Year,” the PAHS group was one of two teams that...

Look for the details

Look for the details


Artist Arlene Hughes points out details in a painting during the Art Center for the Islands Spring Break Art Camp. The camp, held over Spring Break, attracted 10 young potential artists.

Faces of Olsen

Faces of Olsen


Every child in H.G. Olsen Elementary School recently painted a self portrait, and kindergarten teacher Katy Brennan, right, put all 240 of them together to create a canvas wall hanging called “Faces of Olsen.” Helping Brennan display the work is fellow kindergarten teacher Carly Carlough. The wall hanging will be...

Parents Night Out Saturday to benefit Relay for Life team


Parents may enjoy a night out and help the Brundrett Middle School Relay for Life Team raise money. The babysitting fundraiser will be held Saturday, March 29, at the Brundrett Middle School gym. Parents may drop off their children, ages three to 10, at 6 p.m., and must pick them...

Winning artists

Winning artists


Winners in a recent contest at the Rockport Center for the Arts were Cassie Peacock, left, a junior who took second place in the two-dimensional artworks category; and Kaitlyn VanZandt, a junior who got honorable mention in the same category. The contest pitted various area high schools against each other.

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