Charlie’s Pasture Pier open for fishing

Charlie’s Pasture Pier open for fishing

Repairs are complete

Standing on a newly rebuilt portion of Charlie’s Pasture Pier, Nathan McDonnell of Port Aransas throws a castnet in search...

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Winter Texan victim of traffic accident

Driver didn't see man in darkness

Winter Texan victim of traffic accident Driver didn’t see man in darkness No citations issued   By Michael Cary South...

Voters OK bonds by 78%

Voters OK bonds by 78%

Hunter pulls upset, McCain wins here

Election day was Mirko Latkovic’s first opportunity to vote since he became a citizen in April. He said he deliberately...

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Judge selection is a crapshoot that should end

Most of the evidence that people should need to convince them there’s a better way to select judges than partisan elections usually can be collected...

We owe it to Citizen of Year to be at banquet

Since 1991, when the first Citizen of the Year award was presented, I have heard, “If I’d known (name of recipient) was going to get...

Vote against those guys

As we approached Election Day, I was thinking about all of the candidates who seem to say the same things about what they believe in...

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  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...

Reloading

Reloading

PAHS Lady Marlins sporting a new coach, changing their game plan

Stephanie Foerster’s last job was coaching girls’ basketball and track at Corrigan-Camden High School in East Texas. But it was football that was king at that high school. This year,...

2008-09 Lady Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opp Time/Score NOVEMBER T-11 Bloomington 5, 6:30 13&15 PA JV girls tourney TBA F-14 Bishop 6 T-18 Odem 5, 6:30 20-22 Marlin Classic TBA M-24 Aransas Pass 5, 6:30...

The Port Aransas High School 2008-09 Lady Marlins

The Port Aransas High School 2008-09 Lady Marlins


Sisters among top-performing Marlins

Sisters among top-performing Marlins


When they were in elementary school, sisters Sarah and Reba Armanovs loved playing tag during recess. They were good at the game. They dominated on the playground. Years later, the...

2008-09 Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time/Score NOVEMBER 18 Taft 5, 6:30 20-22 Marlin Classic TBA 24 Highland Christian 6 25 Orange Grove 5, 6:30 DECEMBER 2 Refugio 5, 6:30 4-6 Taft tourney TBA...

Rebound!

Rebound!


Port Aransas High School sophomore Fletcher Ray rebounds the ball during a Red Ribbon Week game between students and Port Aransas law enforcement officers and firefighters. Going up against Ray...

2008-09 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time NOVEMBER 10 IWA 4 17 Pettus 4 24 Woodsboro 4:30 DECEMBER 1 Yorktown 4 11 Falls City 4 JANUARY 8 St. James 4 15 Pettus 4 17...

Whisman

Whisman

John Ray Whisman, 62, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, in Port Aransas after a long battle with brain cancer. He was born Sept. 17, 1946, in Omaha, Neb., to Ray...

Durant

A remembrance service will be held at 7 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 6, for Brian Durant. It will be on the deck at Pelican’s Landing Restaurant, Alister and Roberts streets....


Charlie’s Pasture Pier open for fishing

Charlie’s Pasture Pier open for fishing

Repairs are complete

Standing on a newly rebuilt portion of Charlie’s Pasture Pier, Nathan McDonnell of Port Aransas throws a castnet in search of bait as the sun sets on Friday, Nov. 7....

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Tickets on sale through Thursday morning only

 Get banquet tickets now Tickets on sale through Thursday morning only No tickets will be sold at the door If you want to attend the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist...

Winter Texan victim of traffic accident

Driver didn't see man in darkness

Winter Texan victim of traffic accident Driver didn’t see man in darkness No citations issued   By Michael Cary South Jetty reporter An elderly Winter Texan from Swea City, Iowa,...

Voters OK bonds by 78%

Voters OK bonds by 78%

Hunter pulls upset, McCain wins here

Election day was Mirko Latkovic’s first opportunity to vote since he became a citizen in April. He said he deliberately avoided voting early so he could savor the experience of...

‘Honky Tonk Laundry’ opens tomorrow

‘Honky Tonk Laundry’ opens tomorrow


The new Port Aransas Community Theater production opens tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 7. “Honky Tonk Laundry” is a two-act play by Roger Beane starring Katie Crysup-Sikes and Marsha Owen. It is about two women who turn a washateria into a honky-tonk, discovering their own strengths along the way. Musical numbers performed...

Toy Roundup to begin Friday


The 11th annual Port Aransas Emergency Services (EMS) Toy Roundup begins tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 7. Toy Roundup chairman Kristin Barton says that EMS is “desperate to find a location,” to store toys. A climatecontrolled, secure storage area of at least 800 square feet is needed. Anyone who would like to...

Good things come on small canvasses

Good things come on small canvasses


The Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St., will hold its First Friday reception tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 7, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This month’s exhibit is “Small Treasures,” featuring art measuring 10 inches square or less, by member artists Jeanine LaBruzzo, Pat Dittberner and Arlene Hughes....

Saturday sale to fund school


Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School will hold a garage sale to benefit the nonprofit school this Saturday, Nov. 8. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. shoppers may peruse the sale at the Trinity-bythe Sea Episcopal Church parish hall, 433 Trojan. Coffee and donuts will be available for breakfast, and hotdogs and lemonade...

Deadline early


The South Jetty newspaper will have an early deadline for Thanksgiving week. Letters to the editor must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, and all other submissions by noon that day. The newspaper will go to press on Tuesday and distribute the paper on Wednesday, Nov. 26.

‘Midwives’ is the book club selection this month


If you’re a fast reader you still have time to check out the book club selection. The Ellis Memorial Library Book Club discussion group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The club, open to the public, meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the library, 710...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

After the election, God is still God

As I am writing this, America is wondering who the next president will be. As you are reading this, we should have a new president. What I have come to understand is that whoever has won, the outcome is not going to change God. The position that God holds is...

Drawing class

Drawing class


Porgy Wimberly, left, and Debbie Martz concentrate on their work Tuesday morning in Pat Dittberner’s drawing class at the Art Center for the Islands. The organization of area artists are working with the city and the county to raise funds to build a new art center and computer center on...

Art, computer centers seek to work under a single roof


A handful of artists make headway with their own works of art under the tutelage of drawing class teacher Pat Dittberner in the classroom at the Art Center for the Islands in Port Aransas. Meanwhile, Executive Director Mary Rose arrives and prepares to open the gallery that’s located in a...

Caden Lee is born to Parkinson, Johnson


Caden Lee Johnson was born on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at 4:36 p.m. at Corpus Christ Medical Center- Bay Area l, to Nick Johnson and Amber Parkinson of Aransas Pass. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 oz. and measured 20 ½ inches long. The maternal grandparents are Eric and Gina Holman...

Halloween fun

Halloween fun


Adults and children alike dressed up for a scary good time at the annual Parent Teacher Organization Halloween Carnival at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Halloween Day. The carnival featured games of all kinds for children at the Jane Thompson Pavilion. Activities included a cake walk, mini-golf, blowing, penny toss...

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November 10- 14

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Cinnamon toast, applesauce, juice, milk Wednesday Breakfast pizza, juice, milk Thursday Waffles, sausage, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Hot dogs with or without chili, baked beans, fruit, milk Tuesday Nachos, tossed salad, fruit, milk Wednesday...

Boy shares personal tragedy with classmates

Boy shares personal tragedy with classmates


SOUTH JETTY A hush fell over the crowd as 13-year-old Kamen Grubbs read his self-penned poem to about 150 fellow students gathered in the gym at Brundrett Middle School on Friday, Oct. 24. The poem was inspired by his memory of his biological mother, a drug abuser who, at the...

An untitled poem by Kamen Grubbs


Editor’s note: Brundrett Middle School eighth-grader Kamen Grubbs wrote the following poem as part of Red Ribbon Week, when school and police officials spent Oct. 24-30 raising student consciousness about illegal drugs. (See related story, above.) First they become a user then they come an abuser Then you become a...

In costume

In costume


H.G. Olsen Elementary School Principal Sylvia Buttler poses with fifth-grade student Patrick Watson on Halloween.

Project graduation meeting is tonight


Parents of juniors and seniors at Port Aransas High School are encouraged to attend a Project Graduation meeting tonight, Thursday, Nov. 6. The meeting will convene in the high school library at 6 p.m. For more information contact Lorraine Stern at (361) 739-9556 or Renee Gamel at (361) 906- 4320.

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