City evaluates response to storm threat

City evaluates response to storm threat

Staff turns to surveying damage from Hurricane Ike

Evaluating the city’s response to the threat of Hurricane Ike and assessing damage, City Manager Michael Kovacs met with department...

Ike packs punch on business
Stop the flow

Stop the flow

City may address run-off from fertilizers used on lawns

Port Aransas City Councilman Rick Pratt says bay waters off Mustang Island chronically suffer from fertilizer laden storm-water runoff, and...

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Near miss a lesson in readiness

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Good job, Port Aransas. Residents, visitors and city officials and staff responded well to the threat of Hurricane Ike. All it takes is one look...

Web experiment paid off during Ike


Web experiment Hurricane Ike wreaked havoc in Port Aransas, but as South Jetty videographer Leslie Willey Jr. pointed out in a video this week, there...

Texans won’t get TV ad blitz


Okay, every American interested in watching all the television ads that will be part of the presidential election process, take a step forward. Not so...

Island Agenda


  DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway, offers swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Mondays for swimming, 1- 6 p.m., and...

PAHS and BMS Cross Country 2008 Schedule

PAHS and BMS Cross Country 2008 Schedule

All meets are on Saturdays

AUGUST 30 8:30 a.m. Cole Park (HS) SEPTEMBER 6 8:30 a.m. West Guth Park (MS/HS) 13 Malaquite Beach* (Cancelled) 20 TBA UTSA (HS) 27 9 a.m. Port Aransas (MS/HS) OCTOBER...

Goodwin

Goodwin

Roger Dawson Goodwin, 57, of Port Aransas, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, in Corpus Christi. Goodwin was born July 14, 1951 to Dawson and Bertie Goodwin in Dalton, Ga. Goodwin’s...


City evaluates response to storm threat

City evaluates response to storm threat

Staff turns to surveying damage from Hurricane Ike

Evaluating the city’s response to the threat of Hurricane Ike and assessing damage, City Manager Michael Kovacs met with department heads and is putting together a list of strengths and...

Ike packs punch on business
Stop the flow

Stop the flow

City may address run-off from fertilizers used on lawns

Port Aransas City Councilman Rick Pratt says bay waters off Mustang Island chronically suffer from fertilizer laden storm-water runoff, and he wants to possibly establish a program that will fix...

Some art center members will show off turtle art at ‘hatching’

Some art center members will show off turtle art at ‘hatching’

ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 19

The Art Center for the Islands will host the September installment in a series of “hatchings” of painted or decorated cast aluminum turtles. The September “hatching,” part of the Turtle Trail 2008, is open to the public and will be held tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,...

Surrounded

Surrounded


High tides from Hurricane Ike leave the Lydia Ann Lighthouse even more isolated than usual in this aerial photo taken Saturday, Sept. 13, the day after Ike made landfall. The photo also shows a good outline of some of the kayak trails through the Lighthouse Lakes area.

Atkinson benefit reset for Saturday


Friends and family of J.B. Atkinson of Port Aransas have organized a benefit dinner and auction to help him with medical expenses. It has been rescheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Coast Club, 1023 State Hwy. 361, Suite A. Due to potential hurricane conditions, it was postponed from...

Maintenance nearly over at swimming pool


Tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 19, will be the last day of seasonal maintenance at the Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool. The regularly scheduled morning activities will continue, and the pool will be closed tomorrow afternoon. The pool, normally closed on Mondays, will re-open Tuesday through Sunday for open swim from...

Hand pottery workshop is rescheduled


The Art Center for the Islands has postponed a workshop in hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery with Bill Hildebrand. The sessions will now begin on Monday, Sept. 22. They will be held through Nov. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $270 for members and $300 for non-members. “There is...

Art Center plans sale for Saturday


Art collectors and shoppers may find just what they are looking for, at a reduced price this Saturday, Sept. 20, when the Art Center for the Islands will hold its Third Saturday Sale. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than 40 artists will offer from 10 to 50 percent...

Chamber mixer is set Wednesday


Le tte rs An end o f summ er mixer is planned for members of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau. The social is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Port Aransas Brewing Company, 429 N. Alister St. Chamber members should confirm attendance...

Core collection

Core collection


Bill Sims, left, and Nancy Phillips peer down the length of a vintage Port Aransas fishing rod, part of the core of artifacts that will be exhibited in the Mercer House when it opens as a museum later this year. On a rail of the Mercer House porch are, on...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Weathering the storm

As I write this, we are all tracking Hurricane Ike, which has thrashed Cuba and is heading into the Gulf. Two of the forecasts have it heading directly to Port Aransas, three have it going into Mexico and two more curl towards Houston. In other words, who knows? I am...

Cary joins South Jetty staff

Cary joins South Jetty staff


Michael Cary will join the South Jetty editorial staff next week. Cary, who has most recently been a reporter for the five-day-a-week Seguin Gazette-Enterprise, has covered city and county governments, business news, outdoors, general assignments and features. Last summer, he won second place for news photos in the small daily...

Cool and free!

Cool and free!


Second graders at H.G. Olsen Elementary School enjoy the first cold front of the season during recess on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

A day at the seashore

Sept. 10, 2008, 10:30 a.m. — As I sit here trying to find inspiration for this article it occurs to me that the inspiration, as usual, is all around me. For a little island by the seashore we really do have quite a flurry of activity that rolls in to...

PAISD School Menus

September 22-26

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice & milk Tuesday Cinnamon raisin biscuit, sausage, juice & milk Wednesday Egg & potato taco, flour torilla, juice & milk Thursday Nutri grain bar, sausage, juice & milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice & milk Lunch Monday Chicken on a bun, sandwich...

Middle, high school open houses set Tuesday


Parents of students at Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School are invited to an open house Tuesday, Sept. 23. The event will be an opportunity for parents to meet teachers and administrators and visit their children’s classrooms. It will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at each campus.

Meet the teacher

Meet the teacher


Music teacher Gay DeMontel, left, visits with Abby Hicks, second from left, Mikhal White Villasana, in white, Alexandria Gregorakis, right, and Kindergartener Ben Villasana at H.G. Olsen’s Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Photos to be shot at Brundrett MS


Students at Brundrett Middle School will have school pictures taken first thing in the morning tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 19. Retakes are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9.

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