Jeep rolls into ship channel

Jeep rolls into ship channel

Driver, his passenger escape without injury

A 19-year-old man was arrested after his car plunged off the south jetty, into the Aransas Pass, and he allegedly...

City’s floating fleet may expand by 31-foot sloop
Get to class!

Get to class!

PAISD to reduce student absences

A new school year that begins in Port Aransas on Monday, Aug. 24, will impact more than just students, parents...

Construction coming to marina

Many other city projects underway too

By Dan Parker dan@portasouthjetty.com A floating dock, rebuilt ramps and a boat haul-out facility are among major construction projects set...

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Transitions: You can get through them

The next few weeks mark new beginnings for many among us, particularly students of all ages and their parents. Someone will be going to day...

Hutchison, Perry take off gloves

If there are pigs, is mud nearby? Pigs are what Gov. Rick Perry’s backers trotted out to greet U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s tour to...

Lyme Disease study is due

During the legislative session, I was approached by some good constituent friends from the district as well as some friends in the Austin area who...

Island Agenda


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

Rev’n ‘em up

Rev’n ‘em up


Athletic Director Steve Reaves, right, encourages the cross-country team to get started on their 6:30 a.m. training run on Friday, Aug. 14, at Port Aransas High School. The team also...

Brundrett Middle School Port Aransas HIgh School Cross-Country Schedule


AUGUST 29 Moody HS (Cole Park) 30 Bake Sale IGA HS SEPTEMBER 5 Miller HS/MS (West Guth Park) 6 Bake Sale IGA HS 12 Beeville HS/MS (Veterans Memorial Park) 19...

Rant

Rant

Colonel Howa rd D. Rant, United States Air Force retired, of San Antonio and Port Aransas, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2009 at the age of 92. Rant was born on...

Oshman

Oshman

Dr. Joseph Oshman, 89, of Corpus Christi, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. He was the father of Sandra (Rick) Oshman Riordan of Port Aransas. Oshman was born June 20, 1920...

Paul Abdo

 Abdo Paul Scott Abdo of San Antonio, died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009. He was 41. Abdo was a 1986 graduate of Port Aransas High School. His mother, the late Meri...


Jeep rolls into ship channel

Jeep rolls into ship channel

Driver, his passenger escape without injury

A 19-year-old man was arrested after his car plunged off the south jetty, into the Aransas Pass, and he allegedly lied to police about what happened. Ruben Trevino was booked...

City’s floating fleet may expand by 31-foot sloop
Get to class!

Get to class!

PAISD to reduce student absences

A new school year that begins in Port Aransas on Monday, Aug. 24, will impact more than just students, parents and teachers. School zones Motorists, with or without children in...

Construction coming to marina

Many other city projects underway too

By Dan Parker dan@portasouthjetty.com A floating dock, rebuilt ramps and a boat haul-out facility are among major construction projects set to get underway relatively soon at Dennis Dreyer Municipal Marina....

Join others in keeping Port Aransas beautiful

Join others in keeping Port Aransas beautiful


The public is invited to a Keep Port Aransas Beautiful planning meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 25. Members and prospective members will meet in the Ellis Memorial Library meeting room, 710 W. Ave. A, at 6 p.m. New officers include co-chairs Mike and Darlene Secich, first vicechair Joan Snyder, treasurer Jack...

Museum donation

Museum donation


On Thursday, Aug.13, Jack Niederkorn, right, of Rockport presented a model ‘Texas scow sloop’ boat to Rick Pratt, museum director. Niederkorn is an awarding-winning model boat builder specializing in historic sailing boats. He has been featured at the Rockport Center for the Arts and The Texas Maritime Museum where he...

Oral history training offered


The Texas Historical Commission, in conjunction with the Port Aransas Museum, will conduct a free oral history training workshop at the museum on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The museum will be open at 8:30 a.m. for attendees to enjoy coffee and peruse the exhibits before...

Tourism Council to meet in Port Aransas


The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce Tourist Bureau will host the Texas Coastal Bend Regional Tourism Council on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University of Texas Marine Science Institute auditorium, on Cotter St., near the beach. Dr. Rick Tinnin will...

August Events Calendar

August Events Calendar


Sept 4: First Friday art reception Workshops and classes: •Drop in and Draw: Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. $13.50 members, $15 non-members. •Soft Pastels or Oil Painting: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon, $13.50 members, $15 nonmembers. •Beginning/Intermediate Watercolor: Fridays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., $25 each session or $80...

Two Port Aransas men earn degrees


Two students from Port Aransas graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi during the summer commencement on Saturday, Aug. 8. Zachary Keith Hamilton and James Van Shores both earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in business administration.

Poets to perform and compete


Compete with other poets/performers or just enjoy the show at the Sand Slam on Friday, Aug. 28, at the Tarpon Ice House, 321 N. Alister St. Presenting poets must sign up by 7:30 p.m., and the performance starts at 8 p.m. Competing poets must bring at least three selections of...

City Council Agenda

Regular Meeting - 5 p.m. Thursday, August 20 2009 Council chambers, city hal l , 710 W. Ave. A

1. CALL TO ORDER 2. PLEDGE AND PRAYER 3. PROCLAMATION – Recognizing the Port Aransas Garden Club 4. PUBLIC HEARING Discussion on Final Replat Application #FRP2009-9, Newport Beach and Golf North, Lot 1A, Block 13 and Lots 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, and 6E, Block 3 — a replat of Lot...

Cruise is selling out quickly


If you want to attend the annual Port Aransas Rotary Club Champagne Cruise and Mini Taste of Port Aransas, run, don’t walk, to Family Center IGA. At last count, only 15 tickets were still available for the cruise, set for Friday, Sept. 11, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., aboard the...

A summer night’s eve

A summer night’s eve


The Riverwalk Ramblers (below) drew a sizeable audience (above) to the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park on Friday, Aug. 14. The free concert series, sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Dept., will continue on Friday, Sept. 11 with Victims of Circumstance playing rock music.

Port Aransas School Bus Map

Port Aransas School Bus Map


Getting to know you . . .

Getting to know you . . .

New teachers on campus

Gina McKeever Teaching assignment: Brundrett Middle School principal What was your former position or district? Last year, I taught PreK and 7 years in 4th grade before that. Where did you grow up? I was a Marine brat born in Texas – but I lived in California, Hawaii and settled...

Teaching the teachers

Teaching the teachers


Port Aransas High School Principal Travis Longanecker speaks to a classroom full of PAHS teachers while giving them a lesson on how to use Twitter, an online social media tool that the high school is planning to use to share updates of school activities with the community.

School supplies available on tax free holiday


Shop for school supplies tax-free this weekend. State and local sales taxes will not be charged on most school-related items Friday, Aug. 21, through Sunday, Aug. 23, the state’s annual tax holiday. Layaway plans can be used to take advantage of the sales tax holiday. The law exempts most clothing...

Preparations under way

Preparations under way


Second grade teacher Heather Collins prepares for the new school year on her new Palm Pilot program in her classroom on Friday, Aug. 14. Her children Tripp, 7, and Hanna Jo, 4, chat and relax while waiting for their mom.

PORT ARANSAS ISD SCHOOL MENUS


MILK SERVED WITH ALL MEALS AUGUST 24 – AUGUST 28 Breakfast Monday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice Tuesday Pig in a blanket, apple sauce, juice Wednesday Pancake, sausage link, juice Thursday Breakfast pizza, juice Friday Assorted cereal, graham crackers, juice LUNCH Monday Mini corn dogs, baked beans, rosey apple sauce...

H.G. Olsen to hold pre-K, kindergarten meetings on Friday


Ginny Shaw, Carly Carlough and Katie Brennan can’t wait to meet their new pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. That’s why they’re holding a Meet the Teacher morning tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 21. Visitors are reminded to sign in and pick up a visitor’s badge at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School front office,...

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