Breakers’ Dozen

Breakers’ Dozen

Spring Break 2010

Insider tips on what to do in Port Aransas

Insider tips on what to do in Port Aransas


Psst! You want the inside skinny on Port Aransas fun this holiday? If you haven’t visited our town much, following...

Final five
Pretty pelican

Pretty pelican


Brown pelicans aren’t always just brown in color. Above, a member of the species shows a variety of hues while...

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Hispanics face challenges in elections, etc.

elections, etc. Texas Railroad Commissioner Victor Carrillo’s defeat in the Republican primary might have surprised some folks, since incumbents who hugely outspend their challengers usually...

Time to step up to plate for SandFest

Few would argue that SandFest is one of the biggest attractions Port Aransas has to offer. Over a three-day period, more than 100,000 people are...

Notes on issues facing District 32

The following is a collection of news and notes from your State Capitol involving issues that affect House District 32. House Committee on Judiciary and...

Island Agenda


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: swim lessons, water exercise and lap swimming. Open daily except Monday. Open swim: Tuesday through Thursday,1- 2 p.m., Friday...

Champs!

Champs!

Marlins take trophy at their own tourney

The Port Aransas Marlins fought their way upward through four games of the second annual Third Coast Baseball Tournament here to emerge Saturday on top of the eight participating teams....

Marlin Varsity Baseball


FEBRUARY 26 – Sat. Agua Dulce T 4:15 PM MARCH 1-Mon. Benavides H 7 PM 4-6 Third Coast Tourney Port Aransas 4-Thurs. Faith Academy 4 PM 4-Thurs. Charlotte 8 PM...

JV Marlin Baseball


FEBRUARY 25-27-Thurs.-Sat. Gregory-Portland JV Tournament MARCH 1-Mon. Benavides H 4:45 PM 5-Fri. Ingleside (Wh) T 5 PM 5-Fri Ingleside ( Bl) T 7 PM 9-Tues. Banquete H 6 PM 11-13-Thurs-Sat....

Track team racks up ribbons


The Marlins track teams brought home several ribbons from a meet in Alice on Saturday, March 6, though none of the ribbons were blue. The results: Boys Long Jump Ryan...

Port Aransas ISD Track Schedule


Track Schedule DATE LOCATION FEBRUARY 27-Sat Aransas Pass MARCH 6-Sat. Alice 12-Fri Flour Bluff (Boys) 13-Sat. Riviera (Girls) 29-Sat. Open 27-Sat. Ben Bolt APRIL 1-Thurs. Bishop 8-Thurs. District @Ben Bolt...

PAHS athletes take game to AP courts


Port Aransas High School took its tennis game to Aransas Pass for a tournament last week. The junior varsity competed on Thursday, March 4, and the varsity took to the...

Lady Marlins battle errors in 11-5 loss on Benavides turf


The Lady Marlins started slowly on Friday – everywhere except errors. With six mistakes in the first inning alone, the ladies filled the scorebook with 11 errors and dropped a...

Lady Marlin Softball Schedule


FEBRUARY 26-F Moody JV 6 pm Here 27-S Moody Jv 6 pm Here * District Schedule* MARCH 1-M Ben Bolt 6 pm Here 5-F Benavidas 4 pm There 9-T Edin....

Golf team has right to be proud


Marlin golfers returned home from Kingsville on Monday, March 6, with the right to do some bragging. While the girls finished fifth in the Kingsville High School Tournament and Kelsey...

Port Aransas High School Golf Schedule


Date Time Location Team March 24-Wed. 9:30AM PICC Boys & Girls Tri Meet 29-Mon. 8:30 AM Alice Boys & Girls Tri Meet APRIL 5-Mon. TBA PICC Boys & Girls 12-Mon....

Achilli

Achilli

Eugenie Achilli, a former resident of Port Aransas, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, in Oklahoma City, Okla. She was 87. Known here affectionately as “The Hat Lady” because of her...

Skate park to open March 20

Skate park to open March 20

Dude! The new skate park’s opening soon! Construction is wrapping up on the skate area at Port Aransas Community Park, and city officials have scheduled a ribbon cutting and dedication...

Audit of city finances $731,883 surplus cash

A recently completed yearly audit has found that the city’s finances are in good shape, and even included a surplus of $731,883 from the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 last...

Girl Scouts slate cookie sales dates

Port Aransas Girl Scout, Daisy and Brownie troops will be selling Girl Scout cookies at various locations during Spring Break. The Daisies will have a sales booth at the Family...

Romantics in action

Romantics in action

The ROMEOs serenaded their ladies at the annual Valentine’s Day breakfast at Port Royal. They sang love songs, including ‘I Love You Truly,’ and presented each woman with a red...


Breakers’ Dozen

Breakers’ Dozen

Spring Break 2010

Insider tips on what to do in Port Aransas

Insider tips on what to do in Port Aransas


Psst! You want the inside skinny on Port Aransas fun this holiday? If you haven’t visited our town much, following are some insider tips that will make your Spring Break...

Final five
Pretty pelican

Pretty pelican


Brown pelicans aren’t always just brown in color. Above, a member of the species shows a variety of hues while posing for a newspaper photographer on the south jetty. The...

Learn yoga on the beach free on Saturday

Learn yoga on the beach free on Saturday


Get a start on fitness for spring at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, March 13. Nancy Myers will instruct the free class beginning at 8 a.m. next to the Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. The public is invited to attend the class, which is held the...

Museum tours of chapel scheduled

Museum tours of chapel scheduled


If you haven’t visited the Little Chapel on the Hill, you’re missing one of the gems of Port Aransas. Two tours of the chapel will be given on Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20, at 10 a.m. Dates reported in the March 4, issue of the South Jetty were...

Last three performances of ‘Blithe Spirit’ this weekend


This weekend brings the final three performances of the Port Aransas Community Theatre’s production of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit.” The play can be seen Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 11 – 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at the theater box office, 2327 State Hwy....

Deadline to order shirts is March 19

Deadline to order shirts is March 19


Beach Dash official t-shirts, designed by eighth-grader Shelby Stephenson, have been so popular that the Kiwanis Club is meeting the demand with an after-event t-shirt sale. Those who wish to purchase a t-shirt from the event can do so with the form posted at www.portasouthjetty.com. To get to the form,...

Clark, Douglas wed

Clark, Douglas wed


Kerry Clark and J.R. Douglas were married Saturday, March 6, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Port Aransas. Monsignor Rory Dean performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Carol Clark of Port Aransas and San Antonio. The groom is the son of Jim and Barbara Douglas...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Do you have the right time?

In case you’ve forgotten, Sunday morning at 2 a.m. our clocks move forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time. Now in my sometimes-confused state, I announced on Sunday that we would move our clocks back one hour—wrong direction, but I’m always up for an extra hour of sleep. It is...

JELM Center March Calendar


Monday 8 a.m. Aerobics Pollock Center 9:15 a.m. Beginning Line Dance Pollock Center 10 a.m. Writer’s Workshop JELM Library 10:45 a.m. Advanced Line Dancing Pollock Center 12:30 p.m. Bridge JELM Library 1 p.m. Needleworks JELM Crafts Room Tuesday 5:15 a.m. High-Impact Aerobics Pollock Center 8 a.m. Body Toning Pollock Center...

McWhorter to discuss WWII Project

McWhorter to discuss WWII Project


The next Port Aransas Museum lecture series, on Monday, March 22, will also be the last of the season. The final lecture, by Dr. William McWhorter, historian in charge of the WWII Project for the Texas Historical Commission, will tell about the project and how it connects with the national...

She was supposed to break a leg, not an arm

She was supposed to break a leg, not an arm


“It’s the first time something like this has ever happened to me,” Laura Crocker exclaimed, throwing up her hands over the phone. (An actress, Crocker may be the only Port Aransan who can throw her hands up over the phone. It’s even tougher with one arm in a splint.) She’s...

PAISD, Place 5

PAISD, Place 5

Reed asks for another term on board

Candidate for Place 5 on the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees Rita Reed has released the following statement. “For those who don’t know me, I have lived in Port Aransas for 36 years, and have been a teacher here for 27 years, starting when the high school opened in...

Project Grad seeks vendors and talent

Project Grad seeks vendors and talent


Project Graduation is providing a venue to show off your talents and sell your crafts at its 2010 Country Fair on Saturday, April 17. The event will feature an all day fair and a Port Aransas Idol Contest. Event organizers are seeking craft vendors for the fair, which will be...

Pizza party!

Pizza party!


Restaurateur Jay Kenigsberg serves free pizza to first graders as a reward for their performances in a Read-AThon program that recently was completed at H.G. Olsen Elementary School. The pizza party was Thursday, March 4, at Seafood and Spaghetti Works. Members of the school’s first-grade classes who read at least...

Spring Break art camp starts Monday


It’s not too late to register for the Spring Break Youth Art Camp. The camp, for students in third through fifth grades, is being offered at the Art Center for the Islands Monday through Friday, March 15 – 19, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Marylin Cook, a master teacher at...

Cowgirl up!

Cowgirl up!


Students at Trinity-by-the-Sea Day School concluded their studies of Texas by celebrating Texas Independence with a ‘Rodeo Roundup,’ on Friday, March 5. Students and teachers dressed like cowboys and cowgirls and enjoyed a day of Texas fun. They told stories around the campfire, played rodeo games outside and ate Texas...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

PAISD supports student health

Schools in Texas and across the nation are working to improve student health standards. Here in Port Aransas, we are certainly moving forward in that direction. This school year has seen a number of changes, including a reinvigorated School Health Advisory Committee, within our school district. A School Health Advisory...

Teller and students to exhibit art


Artist Dee Teller of Faribault, Minn. and Port Aransas will show her art and that of her students on Sunday, March 14. The show will be held at the Dunes condominiums, 1000 Lantana Drive, in units 401 and 410, from 2 to 4 p.m. Teller holds a master’s degree in...

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