Happy birthday, Port A!

Happy birthday, Port A!

Centennial celebration is Saturday

Port Aransans will be celebrating big, at the city’s 100-year birthday celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16. Everyone is invited out...

From the ashes . . .

From the ashes . . .

Residents rebuild after historic October ’09 fire

They lost fabulous homes and many treasured possessions inside the structures. But, one year after the monster fire that ripped...

Watch out: More than one way to dump meds

Watch out: More than one way to dump meds


Washing expired or otherwise unwanted medication down a drain or flushing it down a toilet usually isn’t the proper way...

Ferry back after going adrift

Ferry back after going adrift

No injuries reported

By Dan Parker dan@portasouthjetty.com A Port Aransas ferry mostly loaded with cars was back at a dock today — Thursday,...

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Birthday wishes for Port Aransas

When the time capsule that is buried (or preserved in some other way that will withstand the environmental elements of, and natural disasters that may...

Long love affair with Port Aransas

We started coming to Port Aransas in the late 1960s or early 1970s. My daughters, Michelle (Mueller) and Mariposa (AKA Candace McGriffy), were not yet...

Port Aransas – a second home

In recognition of Port Aransas this week, I wanted to provide some thoughts and reflect on my involvement with the Port Aransas community, citizens 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...


Happy birthday, Port A!

Happy birthday, Port A!

Centennial celebration is Saturday

Port Aransans will be celebrating big, at the city’s 100-year birthday celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16. Everyone is invited out to the all-day festivities to be held at venues around...

From the ashes . . .

From the ashes . . .

Residents rebuild after historic October ’09 fire

They lost fabulous homes and many treasured possessions inside the structures. But, one year after the monster fire that ripped through the Private Marina neighborhood of Port Aransas, property owners...

Watch out: More than one way to dump meds

Watch out: More than one way to dump meds


Washing expired or otherwise unwanted medication down a drain or flushing it down a toilet usually isn’t the proper way to get rid of the stuff, according to medical authorities...

Ferry back after going adrift

Ferry back after going adrift

No injuries reported

By Dan Parker dan@portasouthjetty.com A Port Aransas ferry mostly loaded with cars was back at a dock today — Thursday, Oct. 14 — after suddenly finding itself drifting and apparently...

Art Walk opens doors on creativity

Art Walk opens doors on creativity

PA Art About slated for Saturday

Peruse unique art, meet the artists and socialize with other art enthusiasts at the fourth annual Port Aransas Art Walk. Galleries, studios and shops will open their doors, some only for the one-day event. The walk, called the PA Art About, will be held on the same day as the...

Tours open to public

Tours open to public

Historic Little Chapel on the Hill

Port Aransas is home to a historic chapel built atop a dune in the 1930’s. Only available for viewing through tours, the Little Chapel on the Hill will be open for visitors on Friday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. Monthly tours to the chapel are available through the Port Aransas...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

A community of faith

Following the hurricane of 1919, there were no churches on Mustang Island. There was no place people could go to worship God, no building or pastor, no committee or governing board to oversee the work of the church here, no denomination eager to invest on an island that seemed to...

Book club to discuss Tillman biography


The Ellis Memorial Library Book Club discussion group will read “Where Men Win Glory,” by Jon Krakauer. The group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the library, 710 W. Ave. A, to discuss the book. Stop by the circulation desk at the library to check out,...

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Gina Moorhead’s name was spelled incorrectly in a caption under a photo on Page 4A of the Oct. 7 edition of the South Jetty.

COUNTDOWN TO THE CENTENNIAL

COUNTDOWN TO THE CENTENNIAL

Five iconic images of Port Aransas

This is my last piece for the Centennial history series. I thank Mary and Murray Judson and the South Jetty for the opportunity to share my interpretations of Mustang and Port Aransas history; and I thank you, the readership, for the positive comments. Some folks hoped I would provide a...

Bathing beauties then, and now

Bathing beauties then, and now


Rendezvous is slated Oct. 30


Folks who lived and worked in Port Aransas in the 1970s and ’80s will hold the third annual reunion on Saturday, Oct. 30. The family affair, at which kids and grandkids are welcome, will start at 2 p.m. under the small pavilion at Roberts Point Park. Bring a covered dish...

Centennial parade route

Centennial parade route


Junk? Dunk it


Port Aransas residents can make a difference in the community by cleaning up their yards, garages and households and disposing all their “junk” on Saturday, Oct. 23. The twice-yearly Port Aransas tradition, Dunk your Junk, is sponsored by the City of Port Aransas, Allied Waste and Keep Port Aransas Beautiful....

PAISD: Different and better

PAISD: Different and better

EDUCATION NOTES

It’s these changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes Nothing remains quite the same With all of our running and all of our cunning If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane –Jimmy Buffett Recently, while teaching a class of seniors, I made the offhand remark that we didn’t have...

Gaming gathering

Gaming gathering


New coat for animals in shelter

New coat for animals in shelter


Seniors, parents invited to learn college ins, outs


Port Aransas High School seniors and their parents are invited to attend a College Information Night on Thursday, Oct. 21. Texas A&M-College Station Perspective Student Center admission counselor Monica Caylor and financial aid advisor Bradley Moore will discuss: Texas Common Application, college entrance exams, financial aid and scholarships and general...

Ice cream social, fall festival set

PTO busy in October

The annual ice cream social and fall festival are on the Port Aransas Parent Teacher Organization calendar for October. PTO members met Tuesday, Oct. 12, to finalize plans for both events, as well as hear from Health Advisory Committee member Jennifer Kidd who gave a presentation to the group. The...

Halloween show on tap at PAHS


With Halloween right around the corner, the Port Aransas High School theater arts class is preparing for their annual Halloween show. This year students will perform a slapstick comedy about a haunted housed, followed by seasonal dance routines, to include Monster Mash and Thriller. Show times will be Thursday-Saturday, Oct....

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