‘People like this place’

‘People like this place’

More shopping, dining, residential options on horizon

Golf course link STAFF PHOTO BY MURRAY JUDSON Tresses of a golf cart bridge that will link the first three...

Taking a break

Government, most banks shut for Memorial holiday

Retailers will be open to welcome Memorial Day visitors, but government offices and most banking institutions in Port Aransas will...

Picking through paintings

Picking through paintings


Art aficionados look through offerings in a booth full of paintings by artist Vicki Allen of Corpus Christi at the...

PAISD awaits final rating on TAKS scores

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We not only luv tourists, we need them

We not only luv tourists, we need them Mary Henkel Judson is editor and copublisher of the South Jetty. Contact her at southjetty@centurytel.net. Memorial Day...

Texas politics’ musical chairs

While the political attention of many Texans is focused on the 2008 presidential election, and to a more involved few, the control of the Texas...

Can we find another cowboy movie?

“Daddy, what did you do when you were a little boy?” “Well, son, my daddy had a picture show.” “What kind was it?” “Well, it...

Island Agenda


  DAILY • Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway, offers swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays for swimming and more. Call 749-2416 for information....

Foerster OK’d as Lady Marlins coach

Foerster OK’d as Lady Marlins coach


The Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees has approved hiring Stephanie Foerster to be the next coach of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team. Foerster is head...

Team pirate

Team pirate


The Gaff Team, sponsored by the Gaff in Port Aransas, participated in the Beach to Bay Marathon in Corpus Christi on Saturday, May 17. Finishing 420th overall, they finished 84th...

Stupendous softball players

Stupendous softball players


Several members of the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team were selected for district honors recently. From left: Kelsey Ortiz, second team all-district outfielder and academic alldistrict; Kelsey...


‘People like this place’

‘People like this place’

More shopping, dining, residential options on horizon

Golf course link STAFF PHOTO BY MURRAY JUDSON Tresses of a golf cart bridge that will link the first three holes to the last 15 holes of the Newport Dunes...

Taking a break

Government, most banks shut for Memorial holiday

Retailers will be open to welcome Memorial Day visitors, but government offices and most banking institutions in Port Aransas will take the day off on Monday, May 26. While trash...

Picking through paintings

Picking through paintings


Art aficionados look through offerings in a booth full of paintings by artist Vicki Allen of Corpus Christi at the ArtFest. The event was held Saturday and Sunday, May 17...

PAISD awaits final rating on TAKS scores
ID flotsam on Friday beach walk

ID flotsam on Friday beach walk


Curious beachgoers will have the opportunity to identify much of what washes ashore tomorrow, Friday, May 23. A guided beach walk, sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, will examine the beach sampling. The free walk, led by self-taught naturalist Steve Zarych, will start at 9 a.m. by...

Easy does it

Easy does it


Workers ease the first of several beams into place over State Hwy. 361 just south of Beach Access Road 1. The beams will support a bridge that will allow golf carts to cross from one side of the new Newport Dunes Golf Course. Traffic was diverted to a temporary road...

‘COACHES VS. CANCER’

Beach yoga class on Sunday will benefit cancer research

Anyone interested in doing a little beach yoga while donating to a great cause can do both this weekend. Yoga Friends United is holding a yoga class on the beach to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer. The outdoor yoga class for all fitness levels will be held...

Chamber of Commerce PACT location sets new summer hours


Port Aransas is gearing up for the summer tourist season. In preparation for the extra activity, the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce – Tourist Bureau location at the Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT) is extending its hours of operation. Beginning Tuesday, May 27, hours will be from noon to 5...

PACT cancels ‘Rebounds’ for this weekend


The Port Aransas Community Theater has cancelled performances scheduled this weekend, due to illness of the director. Originally scheduled for Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24, all performances of “Rebounds,” a mystery dinner theater, have been cancelled.

Pool will offer cheap swims on Memorial Day


Celebrate Memorial Day with a swim. The Port Aransas Community Park pool will celebrate Memorial Day by charging half of the regular admission on Monday, May 26. On Monday only, kids 2 – 18 will pay 50 cents, adults 19 – 59 will pay $1, and seniors 60 and older...

Tax-free holiday weekend scheduled


Texans who buy certain energy efficient appliances during the Memorial Day weekend will get a break from state and local sales and use taxes. The 2008 Energy Star sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, May 26. The products qualifying for...

Prom on a shoestring

Prom on a shoestring


This wacky bunch held their own ‘Thrift Store Prom’ at the First Baptist Church on Friday, May 16. They were encouraged to dress in the wildest costumes they could find either at a thrift store, or in their parents’ closet. Music from the 80s added to the vintage flavor. They...

Variety of art classes available at the Art Center this summer


Learn to make jewelry or pottery, or to paint and draw in classes and workshops at the Art Center for the Islands through June. All events will be held at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. Pre-registration and prepayment are required for some classes, and supply...

North Bay job fair set


Employees and employers in the North Bay area can get together by attending a job fair called “Working in Paradise” on Wednesday, May 28. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce Tourist Bureau is partnering with five other chambers of commerce in the North Bay area and Workforce Solutions of the...

Summer fun

Summer fun

Day camp sign-up begins June 5

Two day camps will be offered this summer by Port Aransas Independent School District (PAISD) and the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Registration for both begins at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at the parks and recreation office, 739 W. Ave. A, on a first come, first served basis....

Like his great-grandfather

Like his great-grandfather


Connally Waight, 10, portrays his great-grandfather, former Texas Gov. John B. Connally Jr., at H.G. Olsen Elementary School cafeteria on Friday, May 16. Waight, whose great-grandfather also served as U.S. Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of the Treasury, was among many Olsen fourth-grade students performing in the school’s annual...

On course

On course


As classmates watch in the background, 5-year-old Michael May pedals through a course that was part of a bike safety workshop in a parking lot at Port Aransas High School on Sunday, May 18. Sgt. Sandy Flores of the Port Aransas Police Department provided instruction for the event, sponsored by...

Swim lesson registration set for June 3


Register for the first session of swim lessons from 6-7pm, Tuesday, June 3. The 2-week session will be taught at 9:40am and 10:30am, Tuesday through Friday, June 10-20. Registration and lessons will be held at the Community Park Pool, 700 Clark Pkwy. The fee for island residents is $5 for...

Ceremonies slated

Assemblies will honor top students

A series of assemblies at Port Aransas schools has been scheduled this month to reward top-performing students. The public is invited to attend. Port Aransas High School’s senior awards assembly, where many scholarships will be announced, will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrow – Friday, May 23....

New PTO officers

New PTO officers


Newly elected and outgoing H.G. Olsen Elementary School PTO officers pose recently for a passing of-the-notebook-full-of-PTO-documents photo. From left: Jenny Kite, incoming treasurer; Rhoda Gleason, incoming parliamentarian; Laurie Hanmore, incoming president; Michele Lorette, outgoing president; Tonya May, outgoing treasurer; Amy Cody, outgoing secretary; and Lisa Shelton, outgoing parliamentarian. Not pictured:...

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