Ferry wait times extended

Ferry wait times extended


TxDOT mechanic Mirko Latkovic works to change out the engines on the ferry boat Arnold W. Oliver. By Michael Cary...

Island economy better than U.S.


The stock market has lost points and the national television news networks are forecasting disaster in the U.S. economy that...

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Race heats up


Gov. Rick Perry thinks Washington is at least part of the source of problems Texas faces. In an hour-long State of the State address to...

Port Aransas driving like demolition derby


Somebody’s gonna get hurt! And that somebody was almost Murray – and me – on our way back to the office after lunch the other...

It’s Steve’s fault


It’s HIS fault. No doubt about it, he is the reason my car would not start and I was late to work. That’s only the...

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...

A fall in Falls City

A fall in Falls City

Lady Beavers beat Lady Marlins, 63-41

Going up STAFF PHOTO BY STEPHANIE KENIGSBERG Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins forward Hannah Jones leaps high while going up against a Falls City opponent. The Port Aransas High...

BMS wins one, loses one against Woodsboro teams

BMS wins one, loses one against Woodsboro teams


The Lady Marlin teams of Brundrett Middle School split a pair of games with their Woodsboro counterparts on Jan. 22. The seventh-grade Lady Marlins lost to Woodsboro, 22-25. The eighth-grade...

2008-09 Lady Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opp Time/Score NOVEMBER T-11 Bloom’ton 45-35; 35-11 13&15 PA JV girls tourney F-14 Bishop CANCELLED T-18 Odem 54-33; 41-9 20-22 M’lin Classic M-24 Aransas P. 61-35; 25-14 T-25 Ingleside...

Homecoming events coming Friday at PAHS


Port Aransas High School will host Woodsboro High School’s basketball teams for homecoming games tomorrow – Friday, Jan. 30. The day will begin with a pep rally at 8:15 a.m....

Whoops!


South Jetty staff photographer Marnie Pate should have been credited for a photo of Brundrett Middle School basketball player Jenna Socha on page 6A of the Jan. 22 edition of...

2008-09 Brundrett Middle School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time JANUARY 8 St. James 4 15 Pettus 4 17 BMS tourney 1 Various 22 Woodsboro 4 29 Yorktown 4 31 BMS tourney 2 TBA FEBRUARY 5 Falls...

Hard-fought

Hard-fought

Marlins lose to Falls City in tough one

The Falls City Beavers narrowly beat the Port Aransas High School Marlins in a hard-fought game on Tuesday, Jan. 20. The final score: 53-57. “This game was physical,” said Paul...

BMS whips Woodsboro

BMS whips Woodsboro


The seventh- and eighth-grade Marlins trounced their Woodsboro opponents in a pair of Jan. 22 matchups. The eighth-graders won big, 47- 26. The seventh graders won even bigger, 42-9. “Did...

2008-09 Marlins Port Aransas High School Basketball schedule


Date Opponent Time/Score NOVEMBER 18 Taft V: 36-64; JV: 27-47 20-22 Marlin Classic 24 Highland C. V: 64-30 25 O. Gr. V: 41-61; JV: 25-47 DECEMBER 2 Refugio CANCELLED 4-6...

2008-09 Port Aransas High School Marlins

2008-09 Port Aransas High School Marlins


Members of the 2008-09 Port Aransas High School Marlins are, top row, from left: Scott Willey, Joseph Shrier, Zack Merrill, Tanner Merrill, Jason Ardoin and Ryan Phillips; bottom row, from...


Ferry wait times extended

Ferry wait times extended


TxDOT mechanic Mirko Latkovic works to change out the engines on the ferry boat Arnold W. Oliver. By Michael Cary South Jetty reporter Ferry boat wait times are extended to...

Island economy better than U.S.


The stock market has lost points and the national television news networks are forecasting disaster in the U.S. economy that may rival the Great Depression in the 1930s. The slowdown...

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Landfill lowdown
Wetlands center offering tours

Wetlands center offering tours


Twice weekly, guided tours of the Wetlands Education Center (WEC) that are open to the public begin today, Thursday, Jan. 29. Tours will be offered at 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tours start one hour before the 3 p.m. movies that are shown in the University of Texas Marine...

Ready for tours

Ready for tours


Carolyn Rose, photographed Jan. 27 at the Wetlands Education Center (WEC), is the new volunteer coordinator for the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve, of which the WEC is part. Twice-weekly guided public tours of the WEC begin today, Thursday, Jan. 29. The WEC lies on the grounds of the University...

PACT play concludes Sunday


This weekend is the last opportunity to see the Port Aransas CommunityTheatre winter musical production, entitled “4th Of July,” and bid on a patriotic quilt. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 29 – 31 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 1. The play is...

Groundhog Day Shadow Stroll to spot ‘Phil’


Punxsutawney Phil has a cousin. His name is Port A Phil. The public is invited to celebrate Groundhog Day with a stroll through the park to find “Port A Phil”. The annual event is set for volunteers to help the island groundhog who has once again lost his way. Join...

Citywide sale Saturday


Looking for just the right lamp, table, book, bag, etc., etc.? Get up early and head out to the annual citywide garage sale scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31. This sale, sponsored by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful and the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, is held each year...

Wordology bee to find spellers


Get your dictionary out and bone up on your spelling. Word-ology is a spelling bee open to all ages from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister St. There are three age groups in which to compete. From 9 to 10 a.m....

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Poised for greatness

How many of us are poised for greatness? Poised means ready to act, fully prepared or in position and about to do something. In Jeremiah 18:1-6, God was trying to make a point to Jeremiah so he could then go and teach the Israelites. God is talking about the Potter,...

Swartz to give concert


Helen Frances Swartz of Port Aransas will give an organ concert on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 3 p.m. The program, at the Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., will include light secular and sacred music. Swartz holds certificates from the American Guild of Organists, an A.B. degree from William...

Engaged

Engaged


The engagement of Nicole E. Trowbridge of Port Aransas to Ethan H. Veeneman of Cascade, Colo., has been announced by Corrien Scivally, sister of the bride-elect. The prospective groom is the son of Hayes Veeneman and the late Zoe Veeneman. The couple plans to be married in Colorado and reside...

State coffees set at JELM


The Joint Effort Leisure Ministries (JELM) Center will hold State Coffees through February. All of the coffees are held in the Pollock Center, 129 S. Alister. Guests are asked to bring snacks, finger foods or desserts to share. A host or hostess is needed for the Midwest States coffee. To...

Ready on the set?

Ready on the set?


Building an artificial tree from paper, glue and other materials are Port Aransas High School theater tech students, from left, Tanner Ochoa, Emily Klein and Samantha Richardson. The students were working next to the PAHS theater stage on Monday, Jan. 26. Taught by instructor Gary Mott, theater tech is a...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Port Aransas, ISD: A community

Thirteen years ago I was searching for a place to live with a sense of community — a place where I could raise my grandchildren in schools that would allow them to grow up into young adults ready to meet life headon — a place where I could “grow.” I...

PAISD School Menus

February 2 - 6

Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Tuesday Pancake, sausage link, juice, milk Wednesday Pig in the blanket, fruit, juice, milk Thursday Breakfast bagel, fruit, juice, milk Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice, milk Lunch Monday Salisbury steak, rice & gravy, carrots, bread, fruit, milk Tuesday Mini corndogs, baked...

Price, Appling plan to run again

Filing period opens Feb. 9

Margaret Price and Ann Appling say they plan to run for school board again. Price and Appling are the only ones whose terms on the Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees expire in May. Anyone eyeing a run for school board has from Feb. 9 through March 9...

PAHS plays host to 400 students for UIL


Port Aransas High School hosted an academic University Interscholastic League invitational meet that attracted about 400 students from 21 schools to the campus Jan. 23 and 24. In accordance with UIL custom, Port Aransas students did not participate in the competitions because their school was the one hosting the event....

A box delivering grief

A box delivering grief


The doorbell rang while I was in the laundry room folding clothes, already in my nightgown for the evening. I hesitated to open the door – it was well past dark on a weeknight. “Are you expecting someone?” I called up the stairs to my husband. He wasn’t. I opened...

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