Sunset skate

Sunset skate


Two skaters are silhouetted against the setting sun at Port Aransas Community Park on Sunday, May 16. The ring surrounding...

Athletic expansion depends on staffing


CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, information about the employment status of two coaches and the workload carried by athletic...

At long last: Legs

At long last: Legs

Harry Shaw may walk again, 27 years after combat injuries

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about Harry Shaw, a Port Aransas man who lost...

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PBS’ Lehrer in Texas to pitch his latest novel

The TV career of Texan Jim Lehrer just sort of emerged. That he has become a well-known public television anchor helps the sale of his...

Editorial

The South Jetty respectfully disagrees with the Port Aransas school board. On Thursday, May 13, two new board members – Michelle Lorette and Kelly Owens...

TxDOT review continues in next legislative session

In a series of articles, I have been profiling state agencies that are currently undergoing the sunset review process administered by the Texas Sunset Commission...

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...

Booster club’s athletic banquet

Booster club’s athletic banquet

Athletics, sportsmanship honored

Zach Ainscough and Emily Scott won awards for male and female Athlete of the Year at the Marlin Booster Club’s athletic banquet in the Civic Center on Monday, May 17....

Historic season

Historic season

Marlins end baseball run at area

The Cinderella season is over, but not without some braggin’ rights. In 2010, the Marlins baseball team: • Became the first-ever to reach the area playoff level • Won more...

PAHS field day scheduled Friday


Ninth through 12th grade classes will have a chance to “bring it” to an all-out competition for who rules the high school halls when they compete at field day. The...

White Marlins tee ball

White Marlins tee ball


Dominic Ford, from left, David Kleinhans, Colton Huckabay, Olivia Adams and Elish Brennan are all members of the White Marlins tee ball team. Not pictured are Coach Garrett Smith, Ava...

Blue Marlins

Blue Marlins


The Blue Marlins minor A baseball team is coached by Justin Waight, from left in back, Jay Jones and Stuart Denton. Players are, from left in the middle, Dylan Denton,...

Blue Marlins minors

Blue Marlins minors


The Blue Marlins minor B baselball team are Brandon Beniot, standing from left in back, Michael May, Robert Morgan, Aiden Porter, Hailey Clark and, members kneeling from left, coach Craig...

Blue Marlin majors

Blue Marlin majors


The Blue Marlins major baseball team is coached by Danny Burch, from left in back, James Pate and Terence Waldron.The players are Blake Roberson, from left standing, Wade Thomas, Chase...

Volunteers needed to be Booster officers


The Marlin Athletic Booster Club is seeking new officers for the 2010-11 school year. Those interested in an elected board position should come to the meeting Thursday, May 20, 6...

White Marlins minor B baselball

White Marlins minor B baselball


The White Marlins minor B baseball team is coach Raul Mendoza, from left in back, Forrest Garlough, Sailor Arnold, Josh Bender, Matt Groseclose and Jackie King. Kneeling in front, from...

Black Marlins minor B baseball

Black Marlins minor B baseball


The Black Marlins minor B baseball team members are coach Des Kidd, from left in back, Mason Barwise, Jacob Bender, Ryan Love, Omar Angel, Daniel Forsberg, Zach Parker and coach...

Taylor

Myra Leone Lagerquist Taylor, 90, died on Dec. 4, 2009, in Greenville, S.C. A family memorial was held in Port Aransas on Saturday, May 1, to celebrate her life and...


Sunset skate

Sunset skate


Two skaters are silhouetted against the setting sun at Port Aransas Community Park on Sunday, May 16. The ring surrounding the skaters was a trick of how the light played...

Athletic expansion depends on staffing


CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, information about the employment status of two coaches and the workload carried by athletic director Steve Reaves was incorrect. Coaches Paul Patteson (boys basketball,...

At long last: Legs

At long last: Legs

Harry Shaw may walk again, 27 years after combat injuries

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories about Harry Shaw, a Port Aransas man who lost his legs to injuries he suffered while serving as a...

Donate your blood Friday

Donate your blood Friday

Every blood donation can save three lives

Are you a blood donor? A single blood donation can save three lives, according to the Coastal Bend Blood Center. Visit the center’s mobile unit tomorrow, Friday, May 21, at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to donate your blood. All donors...

Immortalized

Immortalized


Artist Mayfair Coover of Corpus Christi presents longtime Port Aransas fisherman Bubba Milina with a portrait she painted of him and his dog. Coover made the presentation before about 50 people at a gathering she called “A Celebration of Bubba.” She said she painted Milina because he is considered by...

‘Three Pigs’ on stage tonight

Children’s theatre performance one night only

“Huff” and “puff” your way on over to the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361, for tonights production of “The Three Little Pigs”. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce Tourist Bureau and the Texas Commission on the Arts will present the performance by the Houston Express Children’s Theatre...

Shred documents Wednesday

Spring cleaning help is here

It’s time for spring cleaning. Do you have important papers that you need to get rid of but can’t seem to find the time to shred on your own? The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce- Tourist Bureau will hold Island Shred Day, Wednesday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 12...

Bargain art on sale Saturday


Moved to the fourth Saturday for the month of May, the Art Center for the Islands’ Third Saturday Sale is slated for May 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 50 artists will offer from 10 to 50 percent off some or all of their work at the...

Docents seeking new volunteers


The docents at the Port Aransas Museum would like to meet you. They may even be able to interest you in a little volunteer work. Take the opportunity to meet new people, enjoy coffee, sweets and mimosas and learn about the docent program this Saturday, May 22, at 10 a.m.,...

Garden Club slates clean-up


It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Garden Club member. They’ll be out in force Saturday, May 22, to clean up our fair city for an Adopta Highway project. Donning safety vests and armed with trash bags and pickup sticks, they will clean the area around ferry landing and...

Meals, more served Wednesday at VFW


The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8967 will continue to dish up dinner and camaraderie at the post, 311 N. Alister St. Dinner this week on Wednesday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m., will include “zoop”, a hearty beef stew; cornbread and butter; and two desserts. The dinner is one of...

Setting stakes in island sand

Setting stakes in island sand

Soldier serving in Iraq is ready to call Port Aransas his home

One of this town’s newest homeowners is a U.S. Army captain who is serving as one of the leaders of a battalion of 700 soldiers in Iraq. Rich Bustamante and his wife, Meghan, set up housekeeping in their new home off State Hwy. 361 earlier this month. They have two...

Warner gets BA


Louis “Louie” Michael Warner, the 2005 salutatorian of Port Aransas High School, has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. Warner participated in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 15. He is employed by the Rice Graduate School business office information technologies department and lives in...

For a good cause

For a good cause


Hair stylist Jean Dukes, at left, takes an electric shaver to the head of Tyler Leonard, a seventh grade student, to the delight of fellow Brundrett Middle School students gathered in the school cafeteria on Friday, May 14. Leonard promised to have his head shaved if he raised more than...

‘Prom’enade

‘Prom’enade


This group of Port Aransas youths gathered for photos before prom Saturday night, May 15. They are Katelin Dupnik, from left, Emily Scott, Ben Scott, Kelsey Ortiz, Max Ray, Kelsey Cartwright, Nick Benevidez, Shannon Bundy, Paige Porter, Sam Byrd, Amber Blackmon of Corpus Christi, Connor Ulch, Abby Kenigsburg, Darrell Forrest,...

Trustees raise lunch prices

School board also discusses irrigation, elects new officers

CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, information in this story about the Port Aransas ISD receiving grants for work on the softball field is incorrect. The district did not receive grants for work on the softball field, and is responsible for all costs associated with repairs and improvements to the...

Year-end events planned


The school year is drawing to an end ,and Port Aransas ISD has a lot planned for students and their families. End-of-year performances and award assemblies are being held at all three campuses, 100 S. Station St., to commemorate the year. May 20 • Brundrett Middle School students and parents...

Pre-K registration coming next week


Pre-kindergarten registration for the 2010-11 school year is next week. Staff will be available on Thursday, May 27, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the H.G. Olsen Elementary School office, 100 S. Station St., to register your little ones. Children who will be four years...

Bus inspection

Bus inspection


Port Aransas ISD business manager Olivia Mixon, left, and school board president Chuck Borders exit a demonstration bus before the school board meeting on Thursday, May 13. The board voted during the meeting to buy one of the 15-passenger buses to use instead of the larger, 72-passenger buses when transporting...

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