Birds everywhere!

Birds everywhere!


Getting down on getting high
Fresh faces seek to kick-start donations

Fresh faces seek to kick-start donations

JERRY MCDONALD FOUNDATION

This is a new start for a good Port Aransas cause. The Jerry McDonald Foundation’s board of trustees recently added...

New deadline, new look for South Jetty

Effective with March 17 edition

 Get ready for big changes next week. The South Jetty is changing printers, and that will mean two things: A...

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Balanced budget: Let’s rodeo – again!


The Texas governor and legislators occasionally thump their chests and tell other levels of government what they should do. While protesting “unfunded mandates” from Congress...

Guest Editorial

Texas history, tourism under assault

In the early 1800’s, it was a common occurrence to see signs on homes and businesses across America that read “Gone to Texas”. This rush...

Evolutionary law?


President Obama has said his view of same-sex “marriage” is “evolving.” Apparently he thinks that the law should be based on a kind of Darwinian...

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...

State-ranked Yellowjackets end Marlins run in play-offs

State-ranked Yellowjackets end Marlins run in play-offs


The Marlins basketball team finished the season the same way it started – with “tremendous hustle and determination,” according to coach Joe Kocurek. The difference is that in their final...

Port Aransas High School Track


Date Location February 25 Ben Bolt March 5 Woodsboro 12 Riviera 19 Open 26 Ben Bolt 31 Banquete April 4 District (Kenedy) 12 Area (TBA) May 2& 3 Regional (TBA)...

Lady Marlins Softball Schedule


Date Opp. Place/ Time February 24-26 Woodsboro Tourney T TBA March 1 Aransas Pass JV: 8-7 V: 3-6 3-5 Victoria St. Joe Tourney TBA 8 Benavides T 6 11 Woodsboro...

Brundrett Middle School Track


Date Location February 24 Moved to Woodsboro March 4 Woodsboro 11 Kenedy 25 Yorktown April 2 District@Kenedy Coach: Javier Mendoza

Orange Grove gives one shot at winning

PAHS TENNIS

Port Aransas High School tennis players got only one chance in a tournament in Orange Grove on Thursday, Feb. 24 and Friday, Feb. 25. Once they lost a match, they...

Lady Marlins log experience in first outings of the season

Lady Marlins log experience in first outings of the season

PAHS SOFTBALL

The Port Aransas Lady Marlins tucked five games under their belts to kick off the 2011 softball season, playing three on Thursday, Feb. 24, and two more on Friday, Feb....

Marlin teams medal in first meet of season

PAHS TRACK

Port Aransas High School tracksters brought home some medals from their first outing of the season, a visit to Ben Bolt on Friday, Feb. 25. “Due to a large number...

JV Marlins Baseball Schedule


Date Opponent Place Time February 22 Agua Dulce CANCELLEDH 4:30 24-26 Charlotte Tournament TBA Teams: (Pleasanton, Randolph, SA Christian, Charlotte, Dilley, Cole, St.Anthony) March 1 Aransas Pass H 5 4...

Marlins Baseball Schedule


Date Opponent Place Time March 3-5 3rd Third Coast Tourney H TBA TEAMS:(PA, Woodsboro, Ben Bolt, Louise, Ganado, Charlotte, Victoria Faith Academy, Kingsville Academy LaPryor) 8 Aransas Pass H 6...

Young Marlins learn lessons in first meet

BMS TRACK

Brundrett Middle School athletes got some track meet experience in Woodsboro on Thursday, Feb. 24, when they competed against teams from Woodsboro and Incarnate Word Academy of Corpus Christi. That...


Birds everywhere!

Birds everywhere!


Getting down on getting high
Fresh faces seek to kick-start donations

Fresh faces seek to kick-start donations

JERRY MCDONALD FOUNDATION

This is a new start for a good Port Aransas cause. The Jerry McDonald Foundation’s board of trustees recently added its first new members in more than 15 years. The...

New deadline, new look for South Jetty

Effective with March 17 edition

 Get ready for big changes next week. The South Jetty is changing printers, and that will mean two things: A new deadline and a new look. The new deadline is...

Mardi Gras parade set for Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras parade set for Fat Tuesday


Break out those feathers and beads, the annual Port Aransas Mardi Gras parade will be held on Fat Tuesday, March 8. Sponsored by the Port Aransas Leisure Society (PALS), the parade will get underway at 5 p.m. from the corner of Beach and Station streets. Paraders are invited to walk...

All Member Show

All Member Show


These art pieces by member artists Beverly Jean Owens, clockwise from upper left, Lynn Dickey and Christi Mathews will be part of the exhibit at the First Friday reception. The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy the exhibit on March 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at...

Member artists and an author to be the feature of First Friday reception


Mark your calendar for First Friday art reception to be held on March 4. An annual All Member Show and a book signing will be the feature attractions this month. The Art Center for the Islands will hold the reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323...

Book Club to discuss ‘New York’ Tuesday

Book Club to discuss ‘New York’ Tuesday


Those who would like to discuss historical fiction may want to read a book about The Big Apple, “New York,” by Edward Rutherfurd. The Ellis Memorial Library Book Club will discuss the book at a meeting on Tuesday, March 8. The group, open to the public, will gather at 6:30...

Dinner and auction slated for Saturday

Port Aransas Museum’s annual fundraiser

An evening of cocktails, a catered dinner and silent and live auctions is slated for Saturday, March 5. The Port Aransas Museum’s annual dinner and auction will get underway at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. Those attending will have the opportunity to mingle while enjoying...

Corrections Committee tasked with laws pertaining to criminal offenders

Corrections Committee tasked with laws pertaining to criminal offenders


During the second week of February, House Speaker Joe Straus named the committee assignments for the Texas House of Representatives of the 82nd Legislative Session. This week, I want to review the Corrections Committee, of which I am a member. The committee is tasked with dealing with an array of...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Let’s not be so focused on our worries

One of my favorite places in the whole world is the zoo. Any zoo will do, but I really love those designed to be more like parks, where you walk trails among the trees. When I lived in Louisville, Ky., I had an annual membership to the zoo and went...

Awesome volunteer

Awesome volunteer


Vega – Solis wedding

Vega – Solis wedding


Pancakes are on church menu Tuesday


Pancakes aren’t just for breakfast anymore. Have them for dinner on Tuesday, March 8, and support youth programs at Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church while you’re at it. The church’s annual Pancake Supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the parish hall, 433 Trojan St. All-you-can-eat pancakes with ham...

Girls to benefit at Dress For A Cure

Girls to benefit at Dress For A Cure


Have a teen-aged girl at home? Send her to the Dress For A Cure benefit fashion show and dress sale on Saturday, March 5. From 12:30 to 3 p.m., gently worn prom dresses, formals, shoes and even jewelry will be for sale at the Port Aransas Community Theater, 2327 St....

Family-friendly activities set for Spring Break


Family-friendly Spring Break activities are scheduled for Monday through Saturday, March 14-19, at the Jerry McDonald Ball Field, 113 S. Alister St. Sponsored by the Community Presbyterian Church, the Spring “Give Us A” Break events will begin at dusk. The following activities have been scheduled: • Monday, March 14 –...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Invitation to become a mentor

All kids need an opportunity to establish relationships with adults — positive, supportive relationships essential to the process of growing up. David A. Hamburg, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York and a distinguished doctor of psychiatry, said, “The problems of adolescence deal with deep and moving human experiences… ....

Reaping what they sewed

Reaping what they sewed


Eighth-graders to raise money for D.C. trip

HOMEMADE GOODIES ABOUT TO GO ON SALE

There are worse things to do on Spring Break than eat homemade pies and cakes. In fact, the 2011 Spring Break will provide the opportunity to do just that, along with helping some Brundrett Middle School eighth-graders finance a proposed trip to Washington, D.C., scheduled for June. The youngsters will...

Youth float contest added to Mardi Gras parade


Mardi Gras is not just for adults. In Port Aransas, the whole family can join in the fun! New to the parade this year, a “Little Float Contest” for children ages 12 and younger with a cash prize of $200 to the winning entry. The parade, set for Fat Tuesday,...

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