Dolphin duo leads the way

Dolphin duo leads the way


Smoking ban
Coming up short

Coming up short

Round Up tries for one gift per child

An “all-points bulletin” has been issued by Port Aransas police, fire and medical services for missing toys. The Port Aransas...

Food drive for needy ends here on Sunday

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GOP ranks swell with former Dems


And then there were 49. Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives next year, that is. It’s the old adage: If you can’t beat ‘em,...

Smoking ban: It’s a public health issue


To say the smoking ban proposal is a hot issue may be an understatement. If our reader poll, which is totally unscientific, is any indication,...

Season offers chances to spread cheer


The holiday season is here, and many of us are looking forward to a Christmas spent with family and friends. Unfortunately, there are many in...

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...

Terrific trees


Pick up some holiday spirit

Visit the Enchanted Holiday Forest

A visit to the Enchanted Holiday Forest is sure to put even the grumpiest grinch in the Christmas spirit. Located in the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A,...

Repairs of historic chapel completed, tours resume Friday and Saturday


Tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill will resume this week following completion of repairs to the windows and door. The structure, built in the 1930’s, has received new...

Lady Marlins just miss top spot

Lady Marlins just miss top spot


Going against opponents that included a couple of 3A teams, the Lady Marlins emerged from the Dec. 9-11 Best of the Bay Tournament in second place. The hostess Aransas Pass Lady Panthers claimed top honors...

Hustle!

Hustle!


8th grade Ladies fry Lady Redfish


Eighth-grade Lady Marlins from Brundrett Middle School had a rough first quarter at Pettus on Monday, Dec. 13, but you couldn’t tell it by either the halftime or final scores....

Marlins battle court, crowd

Marlins battle court, crowd

For third place finish at A-T tourney

The Marlins returned from Austwell- Tivoli on Saturday, Dec. 11, with a thirdplace trophy from the annual Redfish Classic and perhaps a new appreciation of what can happen on a...

Marlins squeeze past O-G in thriller at buzzer


In what coach Joe Kocurek described as “an old-fashioned barnburner” the Port Aransas Marlins squeezed out a 61-60 win over 3A Orange Grove in the Doyle Marek Gym, setting the...

Young Marlins win on the road


Young Marlins The Brundrett Middle School Marlins enjoyed an outing to Pettus on Monday, Dec. 13, with the eighth-graders coming away with a 42-24 win and the seventhgraders romping to...


Dolphin duo leads the way

Dolphin duo leads the way


Smoking ban
Coming up short

Coming up short

Round Up tries for one gift per child

An “all-points bulletin” has been issued by Port Aransas police, fire and medical services for missing toys. The Port Aransas Emergency Services 13th annual Toy Round Up is underway, but...

Food drive for needy ends here on Sunday
Lights contest winners will be notified

Lights contest winners will be notified


Winners of the Port Aransas Garden Club Christmas lights contest will soon be notified by the judges. Judging of the Christmas in PAradise contest took place on Sunday, Dec. 12. The winners will be asked to leave their lights on from dusk to 9 p.m. the evenings of Friday, Dec....

SandFest seeks permit for beer garden

SandFest seeks permit for beer garden


SandFest organizers are planning to serve alcohol for the first time in the event’s 14-year history. If the organization can obtain the proper permits, beer and wine will be served in a beer garden on the SandFest grounds on the second day of the event that’s scheduled for April 15-17,...

Parrot Heads donate to non-profit groups


During the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas Christmas party on Thursday, Dec. 9, members decided to make a donation of $800, to be split between four charitable causes. Contributions of $200 each will go to the Helping Hands Food Pantry, the VFW Post 8967 Care and Share Drive, the EMS...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

The greatest experience!

“O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie! Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.” I found myself singing these words the other day while the melody of the carol was loudly playing through the store’s speakers. The checkout clerk in front of...

New book drop

New book drop


Council to consider ‘weedy’ proposal


The Port Aransas City Council is scheduled today, Thursday, Dec. 16, to consider a third and final reading of a proposed new ordinance that would allow more growth of native vegetation around town. If it passes on the third reading, the measure will become law. Currently, people who allow their...

Yule services to be offered


Some of the churches in Port Aransas will offer special holiday services. The following is a schedule of those services. Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., will offer a candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m., with a reading of scriptures, singing carols and special...

Presbyterian choral event slated Sunday


The Community Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister St., invites the community to celebrate the birth of Jesus at a Christmas choral presentation on Sunday, Dec. 19. “Music of the Season,” featuring eight choir members in solos, duets, trios and more, will begin at 10:25 a.m. Songs like “My Two Front...

Whoops!


A ruddy turnstone was misidentified in a photo called “A little friend,” in the Nov. 25 edition of the South Jetty. *** The “elves” who helped Santa after the Lighted Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 4, were cheerleaders from Brundrett Middle School. A caption in the Dec. 9 edition of...

From 200 yards

From 200 yards


BMS students bring home UIL ribbons


Brundrett Middle School students took four first-place awards in UIL competition just ended, as well as 13 ribbons for second place and seven for third place. First places went to Ashley Mack in seventh-grade math, Eric Anderson sixth-grade music memory, Aly Lipman, sixth-grade social studies and Ben Milligan, sixth-grade spelling....

High school concert

High school concert


EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Preparing students for future careers

The first four months of school have flown by! As you’ve read in previous issues of the South Jetty, there are many great things happening at Port Aransas High School. Our students are making great strides in many areas with the support of our staff and community. As educators, it...

Elementary UIL competitors place well

Elementary UIL competitors place well


Six students at H.G. Olsen Elementary school walked away with first-place ribbons from University Interscholastic League competitions. The school also saw eight students take second-place awards and eight win third-place ribbons. Topping their contests were Caitlin Shannon, second-grade story telling; Pablito Snow, second-grade creative writing; McKenzie Krott, third-grade music; Hayley...

Early release for PAISD set Friday, 1 p.m.


The Christmas holidays start tomorrow, Friday, Dec. 17, when the bell rings in an early release for the Port Aransas Independent School District. The early release at 1 p.m. applies to teachers as well as students. Teachers will return to school on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, for an in-service training....

UIL team has gift of gab


The Port Aransas High School debate team brought home the goods from the Karnes City “Gift of Speech” UIL debate tournament on Saturday, Dec. 11. Meg Follett won her first Lincoln- Douglas (LD) debate and Cody Angel took a first place in his LD competition. Also in Lincoln-Douglas debate, Michelle...

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