Icy cold grips island

Icy cold grips island


Staying warm may be a challenge the rest of the week, with the National Weather Service predicting below freezing temperatures...

No Cowboys, no Texans in Super Bowl, but . . . Packers, Steelers have fans here
Big bust

Big bust

Early morning traffic stop yields 1,700 Ecstasy pills

A traffic stop early Thursday, Jan. 27, turned into the biggest drug bust in years in Port Aransas, a police...

School closing early today; no classes Friday


Port Aransas ISD will release students early today, Thursday, Feb. 3, because of extreme weather conditions. Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty...

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Senate race will be rarity


Something will happen in 2012 that is relatively rare in Texas politics: A U.S. Senate seat will be up for election, without an incumbent. That...

Egypt aflame: Turmoil is not isolated event


The turmoil in Egypt must not be seen in isolation from other events in the world. Neither is it an aberration. It is the next...

Plants look pretty good in Murray’s garage . . .


This cold weather is not to my liking. For one thing, I’m rethinking the wisdom of owning so many potted plants. Large potted plants. Plants...

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...

Gargantuan book sale is Saturday, Sunday


Book lovers take note, the Ellis Memorial Library’s 25th annual book sale will be held this weekend. As usual, the sale will be held at the Civic Center, located at...

Book club will meet on Tuesday


Readers wishing to discuss “Zeitoun,” by Dave Eggers, may join the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club on Tuesday, Feb. 8. The club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the library,...

Winner to be drawn, mystery to be revealed


Last chance to buy those tickets for an opportunity to win that scrumptious dinner for six of stuffed pork tenderloin, hot curried fruit, wild rice medley, salad and dessert. The...

Lady Marlins put big ‘D’ on Woodsboro

Lady Marlins put big ‘D’ on Woodsboro

Composure also helps with 50-42 win

An improving defense and a sense of composure served the Lady Marlins well in hosting the Lady Eagles of Woodsboro on Friday, Jan. 28. The girls used both to pull...

Kenedy no match for Ladies’ defense


The Lady Marlins took an improved defense to Kenedy on Tuesday, Jan. 25, and pulled the Lady Lions’ teeth to the tune of a 48-14 win. Holding the host ladies...

BMS girls fall to IWA


The Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins are about to get it together. “We were tentative on offense,” said coach Javier Mendoza of the eighthgraders’ 15-30 loss to Incarnate Word Academy...

JV Ladies 36-17 over Kenedy


The junior varsity Lady Marlins came away from a bout in Kenedy on Tuesday, Jan. 25, with a 36-17 win. A defense that continues to improve throughout the season held...

Comin’ through!

Comin’ through!


Outta my way!

Outta my way!


Marlins bury ’Boro

Marlins bury ’Boro


A 65-51 win over the Woodsboro Eagles at home on Friday, Jan. 28, has set up a face-off between the Marlins and the Falls City Beavers for first place in...

Lions’ threat fails to stop PAHS varsity


It was nip-and-tuck at times, but the Marlins managed to defeat a pesky Kenedy Lions team, 79-58, at Kenedy on Tuesday, Jan. 25. The boys jumped to an early lead...

Double whammy

BMS Marlins hand IWA losses

Brundrett Middle School’s Marlins handed Incarnate Word Academy of Corpus Christi two losses on Thursday, Jan. 27, in a pair of games in Port Aransas. The eighth-graders took an early...

Way up there

Way up there


LeMaster

David Roger LeMaster, 79, of Flemington, Mo., died on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011. He was the father of James LeMaster of Port Aransas, and a former Winter Texan. Born in...


Icy cold grips island

Icy cold grips island


Staying warm may be a challenge the rest of the week, with the National Weather Service predicting below freezing temperatures overnight for the next two days. An Arctic cold front...

No Cowboys, no Texans in Super Bowl, but . . . Packers, Steelers have fans here
Big bust

Big bust

Early morning traffic stop yields 1,700 Ecstasy pills

A traffic stop early Thursday, Jan. 27, turned into the biggest drug bust in years in Port Aransas, a police investigator said. Police seized about 1,700 Ecstasy pills after searching...

School closing early today; no classes Friday


Port Aransas ISD will release students early today, Thursday, Feb. 3, because of extreme weather conditions. Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty said students and teachers will be released at 1 p.m....

Classic mystery is feature at Movie Night

Classic mystery is feature at Movie Night


The date of the next Movie Night has been changed. Previously scheduled for Feb. 12, a classic “who done it” will be shown this Saturday, Feb. 4. “Dressed to Kill,” a 1946 Sherlock Holmes mystery, will begin at 6:55 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Doors open...

Filing for seats on city council, school board opens soon


Filing for positions on the Port Aransas city council and school board begins in less than two weeks, on Valentine’s Day, Monday, Feb. 14. Both eligible incumbents on the city council say they will seek re-election. The two school board trustees whose terms are expiring said they will wait until...

Sniffing out treasures

Sniffing out treasures


Wine tasting slated Feb. 10


Port Aransas Kiwanis Club is introducing a new fundraiser; it’s a wine tasting. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10, in the Dolphin Room at Cline’s Landing, 1000 N. Station St. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from any Kiwanian,...

ACS rep misidentified


Incorrect information was supplied for a picture that ran in the Jan. 20 edition of the South Jetty. The picture was of the Relay For Life team registration meeting held on Friday, Jan. 14. The American Cancer Society representative in the picture should have been identified as Leesa McNeese, community...

Lecture on Aransas Pass set Monday


John Guthrie Ford will discuss “Aransas Pass is King” at the next 2011 Winter Lecture Series on Monday, Feb. 7. Sponsored by the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association, wine and cheese will be served at the Port Aransas Museum beginning at 7 p.m. The lecture and a meeting will...

PORT ARANSAS HISTORY CORNER

PORT ARANSAS HISTORY CORNER

How islanders learned to fish

Given the sport fishing mecca that Mustang Island is, we have arguably the most skilled boatmen — inland water guides — on the Texas coast. You cannot help but be impressed by their skills in finding fish, rigging state of the art tackle, enticing the fish and advising how to...

Early birds get spots

Register now for Whooping Crane Festival; tours, talks, shopping, more in store Feb. 24-27

Birding enthusiasts and nature lovers in general will want to mark their calendars for 15th annual Whooping Crane Festival. The festival, headquartered at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A, is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 24-27. Benefiting the conservation of whooping cranes, the festival will include...

Tumbleweeds next project for craft group


Whip up a delectable delight at a We’re Having Fun workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun of making “tumbleweeds,” a sweet treat to eat, set for 2 p.m. at the Girl Scout hut, 739 W. Ave. A, across from the Civic Center. The...

Delve into microscopic underwater world today

Public lecture at UTMSI

Tiny Water Currents, Swirls and Jets Inside a Scoop of Seawater: A journey into the fluid physics of the zooplankton world, will be the topic of a lecture tonight, Thursday, Feb. 3, at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The public is invited to attend the free lecture, part...

PAHS students are now selling pastries again


Get ‘em while they’re… frozen, and bake them in your own oven. Orders for Butter Braid braided pastries are being taken by Port Aransas High School seniors and juniors, as a fundraiser for Project Graduation in May. Students will be taking orders through Tuesday, Feb. 15. Each pastry is $11,...

Three Marlins receive votes for Stars team


Three Port Aransas Marlins received votes in balloting for the Corpus Christi Hooks baseball team’s Pre-Season High School Stars team. They are Andrew Groseclose, Mac Owens and Tyler Pate, all of whom played in 2010 on the first Marlins baseball team to ever to reach the area level of post-season...

Respect for the flag

Respect for the flag


Marlin UIL team earns several ‘firsts’


Several first-place individual finishes led the Marlins to first-place trophies in UIL academic competition at Calallen High School on Saturday, Jan. 29. The computer science team took a first place, led by Clark Wilson’s individual first, followed by a sweep: Brent Ross’s second, Paul Voyles’ third, Ty Morris’s fourth and...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Students learn to handle stress

What is stress? What are some causes of stress? What are some positive ways to deal with stress? These are some questions students have been discussing this month in guidance classes. Younger students talk about things that cause them to worry or be afraid, older students identify sources of stress...

Boy Scout registration tonight


Calling all young men, ages 12 to 18, to Boy Scout Troop 29’s registration rally tonight, Thursday, Feb. 3, at 6 p.m. in the Boy Scout Hut, behind the Pollock Center. Boys who are students at Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School are invited to sign up. Boys...

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