Getting around town

Getting around town

City council poised to OK transportation plan

City council members are due to launch what may be their most ambitious undertaking since the city’s land use plan...

Cables on streets were to gather data for traffic planning


Those cables you may have seen stretched across some Port Aransas streets July 7-10 were part of the city’s transportation...

Dunton is tapped by U.S. Dept. of Interior
Port Aransas offers indoor options

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Third parties are standing by


Democrat Barack Obama is taking heat for suspicions that he’s cheating toward the middle, or because he got more delegates than Hillary Clinton and probably...

Excerpts from letters that didn’t make it


Editor Mary Henkel Judson is editor and copublisher of the South Jetty. Contact her at southjetty@centurytel.net. Let’s talk some trash. Like plastic bags, cellophane wrappers,...

Keeping things in perspective


In the grand scheme of things, we know that our experience the night of July Fourth was a mere blip, but to three couples and...

Island Agenda


  DAILY • Port A rans as Com muni ty Park swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway, offers swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays for swimming,...

Going swimmingly

Going swimmingly

Port Aransas Swim Team splashes to victories

Port Aransas Swim Team splashes to victories BY DAN PARKER SOUTH JETTY REPORTER Courtesy photos by Jennifer Kidd Blue streak Blue Shodcok, 13, charges through the beginning of a backstroke...

Ruff

Elizabeth Jenny Ruff, 82, of Port Aransas and Florida, died Monday, July 14, 2008. She was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1926 to Stanley B. and Helen Charlotte Kelly. Through...

Teller

Laquita Marcy “Kitty” Teller died Friday, July 11, 2008. She was the mother of Port Aransas resident Marc Teller and the cousin of Marcy Matthews Ward Thomas, also a Port...

Strickland

Randall A. “Randy” Strickland, 44, died Friday, July 11, 2008. He was a resident of Port Aransas since 1967. Strickland was born in Dallas on Sept. 20, 1963, and moved...


Getting around town

Getting around town

City council poised to OK transportation plan

City council members are due to launch what may be their most ambitious undertaking since the city’s land use plan when they meet tonight, Thursday, July 17. At hand on...

Cables on streets were to gather data for traffic planning


Those cables you may have seen stretched across some Port Aransas streets July 7-10 were part of the city’s transportation planning. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) put cables across...

Dunton is tapped by U.S. Dept. of Interior
Port Aransas offers indoor options
Barbecue to benefit Bearden

Barbecue to benefit Bearden


A benefit barbecue and auction will be held for Glenn Bearden this Saturday, July 19, at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Moore-McDonald Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8967, at 311 N. Alister St., Port Aransas. Bearden served his country as a Marine during the Vietnam...

At sunset

At sunset


The Island Queen travels through the Corpus Christi Ship Channel off Roberts Point Park at sunset on Monday, July 14. STAFF PHOTO BY DAN PARKER

Godspell Jr. playing


For the next two weekends PACT will perform Godspell Jr., a Broadway Junior musical production depicting the stories of John the Baptist, Jesus and Judas. The Port Aransas Community Theater (PACT) production opened Thursday, July 10. According to Tim McDonald, project director of Broadway Junior, "in 90 minutes the show...

Third Saturday Sale to be held on July 19 at Art Center here


The Art Center for the Islands will hold its monthly Third Saturday Sale on Saturday, July 19. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., over 40 artists will offer their work at a 10 to 50 percent discount. It’s a great opportunity to pick up something for yourself or as a...

Garage sale on tap for heart group


Jade Mouton, 9, of Port Aransas, is having a garage sale Friday through Sunday, July 18-20. The sale is a benefit for the American Heart Association. Besides a wide variety of household items and fishing gear, pickles and sodas will be sold. To donate merchandise, call (361) 834-8906 or drop...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Transition and a good performance

Twilight Zone: An area just beyond the ordinary or a world of fantasy, illusion or unreality. Moving on beyond paradise here at Trinity-by-the-Sea into the uncertain waters of retirement is foreboding to your humble vicar. I know that God has laid out possibilities of great adventures for you at Trinity...

Bake set Saturday evening


The First Baptist Church will hold a bake sale on Saturday, July 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Family Center IGA. The church is raising funds to take middle and high school age youth to summer camp. Activities scheduled at Camp Remedy, in Ruidoso, N.M., will include bible...

St. Joseph’s kicks off brick sale to fund church

St. Joseph’s kicks off brick sale to fund church


Built with bricks STAFF PHOTOS BY DAN PARKER Above: Construction workers continue work on the new St. Joseph Catholic Church building on Station Street near Lantana Drive on Thursday, July 10. Below: The church is selling bricks similar to this one to raise money to help pay for the approximately...

IWC slates Bible school


The Island Worship Center (IWC) invites children age three to 10 to attend its Vacation Bible School next week. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, July 21-25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at IWC, 1801 S. 11th St. This year’s theme is “Beach Party: Surfin’ Through the Scriptures.” Each...

Rainforest fun

Rainforest fun


These kids all attended the Rainforest Adventure Vacation Bible School at the Community Presbyterian Church. Clockwise, from top left, they are: crafting crosses from twigs and branches, coloring during a lesson about Elisha and sharing food, and planting and harvesting ‘grains’ after which they ate the bread they ‘made’.

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