Sightseers rescued, boat sinks

Sightseers rescued, boat sinks

Strong current dooms search for boat in ship channel

Two fishing boats and the Coast Guard rescued 18 people when the Flipper, a dolphin sighting tour and bay fishing...

Parking boats on streets banned; dune walkovers are scrutinized


Dune preservation and boat parking were the hot topics at city hall on Thursday, Oct. 16. First, the Port Aransas...

Great pumpkins
Early voters off to quick start; almost 300 vote in two days

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Looking on the bright side

With all the bad news coming out of Wall Street and Washington, I feel the need to focus on the positive. For that, I’m going...

Early voting in 20th year

Voters flocked to early voting locations all over Texas as they took advantage, beginning Monday, Oct. 20, of being able to cast their ballots in...

Food-focused tour of Texas

An idea struck me the other day in conversation with my wife when something was said about the different places we’ve been fortunate enough to...

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...

Fuiman gets bronze medal

Fuiman gets bronze medal

In national competition

Port Aransas scientist Lee Fuiman was part of a volleyball team that took third place in a national competition on Saturday, Oct. 18. Fuiman’s team, The Outsiders, made the achievement...

At practice

At practice


Brundrett Middle School cross-country team members run on a sidewalk near Port Aransas High School during a practice on Monday, Oct. 20.

Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School

Cross Country 2008 Schedule

All meets are on Saturdays OCTOBER 27 District meet @ W. Guth Park First PAHS races begin at 10 a.m. First BMS races begin at 4:15 p.m. NOVEMBER 8 Regional...

PAHS cross-country team grabs first at Miller meet


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins cross-country team took first place in their division at a meet in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Oct. 18. The team scored the victory...

BMS runners score at West Guth

In cross-country competition

The seventh-grade girls’ crosscountry team from Brundrett Middle School took first place in its division at a cross-country meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Saturday, Oct. 18....

Tennis round robin scheduled for Nov. 1


If tennis is your game, head for the school courts on Station Street on Saturday morning, Nov. 1, for a round robin mixed doubles tennis tournament. Entry fee is a...


Sightseers rescued, boat sinks

Sightseers rescued, boat sinks

Strong current dooms search for boat in ship channel

Two fishing boats and the Coast Guard rescued 18 people when the Flipper, a dolphin sighting tour and bay fishing boat, listed to starboard and took on water in the...

Parking boats on streets banned; dune walkovers are scrutinized


Dune preservation and boat parking were the hot topics at city hall on Thursday, Oct. 16. First, the Port Aransas city council made it official during its regular meeting that...

Great pumpkins
Early voters off to quick start; almost 300 vote in two days
Art walk is Saturday

Art walk is Saturday

Visit studios, galleries, shops 4 - 7 p.m.

Port Aransas has a large community of artists, and this week brings an opportunity to get to know some of them as well as their art. The Art Center for the Islands and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce – Tourist Bureau will present the second annual fall art walk,...

Happy hummer

Happy hummer


Recently, this immature ruby-throated hummingbird was caught in mid-air about to feast on one of the cape honeysuckle plants located outside the front of the South Jetty Newspaper office.

Think Pink Day is Monday


The story of one woman’s struggle with breast cancer, which began in 1994 and continues today, will be told first person at the fourth annual Think Pink Day, part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event will be held Monday, Oct. 27, starting at 5:30 p.m. under the Fred Rhodes...

Dunk your Junk for free Saturday


This weekend presents an opportunity to rid your home or yard of junk for free, at Dunk your Junk. The event, now an annual tradition, has been set for Saturday, Oct. 25. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., residents may take trash to the city transfer station on Ross Avenue...

Flu vaccine given Tuesday


Flu shots will be given by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to those 50 or older or who have special needs on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Pollock Center, 113 S. Alister St. Vaccinations will be administered from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on a first come, first served basis, for...

Beach walk has new guide


Port Aransas resident Shirley Fischer is the new guide for the monthly beach walk. She will lead the curious tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 24, in examining found beach treasures. Walkers should meet at 9 a.m. under the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier, at the end of Beach St. for a...

Presbyterian beach bash

Presbyterian beach bash


Members of the Port Aransas Presbyterian Youth Group hosted members of Presbyterian churches from Rockport, Kingsville and Calallen (above) for hot dogs and fun during a Sunday afternoon beach bash in Port Aransas. The group played volleyball, horseshoes and other games, and listened to gospel music performed by church members...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Victims of neglect

As the weather cools down, I tend to start thinking ahead toward all the “stuff” of the holidays. There is one event and group that I have had the privilege of supporting that happens in December every year. It is the CBAF (Coastal Bend Aids Foundation) Red Ribbon Ball. It...

Junk?

It could be treasure for garage sale

The Presbyterian Women’s annual fall garage sale will be at the Pollock Center, behind the Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., on Nov. 1. The sale will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. Items for sale include $1-a-bag clothing, housewares, decorative items, fishing and sports equipment, toys, books,...

Couple to wed

Couple to wed


The engagement of April Michelle Woods to Paul B. Matheney, both of San Antonio, has been announced. The bride elect is the daughter of Ted and Mary Woods of Port Aransas. The prospective groom is the son of Richard and Cherial Matheny of San Marcos. The couple is planning a...

Spooky stuff scheduled

Spooky stuff scheduled


Halloween festivities will begin extra early for students at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. They will be allowed to wear costumes to school on Friday, Oct. 31. Hats, masks or hand-held accessories are prohibited, however, and P.E.-appropriate shoes must still be worn. The annual Parent Teacher Organization Halloween Carnival will start...

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week


Port Aransans involved in Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 24-30, include, from left, Port Aransas Police Department canine officer Jeff Chain; Chain’s narcotics and tracking dog, Charlie; PAPD records clerk Sherri West; PAPSD Sgt. Sandy Franco; Jerri Franco (no relation to Sandy), counselor at H.G. Olsen Elementary School and Brundrett Middle...

From Port Aransas to Iraq

From Port Aransas to Iraq


Port Aransas High School students pose with teddy bears they created in a sewing class for American soldiers to give as gifts to children in Iraq. The students are, in front from left, Becky McCall, Paige Porter, Mikaela Laurent, Kristy Hoffman, Megan Park, Macy Luker and Mamta Patel; in back...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Get set for successful year in sports

Fall is in the air and with it the sounds of feet hitting the pavement, balls bouncing and just an overall excitement among the kids. High school and middle school athletics in Port Aransas are getting ready to be in full swing and I know the coaches and the athletes...

Help needed for Halloween event


Helping hands and donations of food are needed at the Sand Pumpkin Patch tomorrow and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25, on the beach at Avenue G. Monetary and canned food donations for the Port Aransas Food Pantry will be collected at the event. Sand sculptors will produce a pumpkin patch...

Project Graduation meeting set for tonight


A meeting, a bake sale and a garage sale are all on Project Graduation’s agenda. Parents of juniors and seniors at Port Aransas High School are encouraged to attend the meeting tonight, Thursday, Oct. 23. They will convene in the high school library at 6 p.m. Newly designed t-shirts will...

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