PAHS ace academics are state champs

PAHS ace academics are state champs


Five Port Aransas High School students brought home honors from state UIL academic competition. At left, Kelsey Abel wears a...

Cycling by the sea

Cycling by the sea


Voters decide Place 1, 11th St. Saturday
Hurricane talk on tap

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Cooperation: Vanishing act?

Unlike most other states, Texas has a long tradition of bipartisanship in its legislature. It’s one of just a few states that doesn’t organize along...

Cast well-informed votes

For those of you who did not vote early and plan to vote Saturday, do everyone a favor and get the facts. Judging by some...

A solution to debt menace

Here’s a safe prediction: The “bipartisan” group of congressmen led by Vice President Joe Biden will fail to solve the $14 trillion debt crisis. Here’s...

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...

Athletic banquet slated on Monday

Athletic banquet slated on Monday


The annual Marlin Athletic Banquet is scheduled for Monday, May 16, at 6 p.m. in the Civic Center. Tickets are $10 for a plate, which includes chicken, rice, vegetables, tea...

Port Aransas High School golfer goes to state

Port Aransas High School golfer goes to state

Swinging the clubs since she was just a tyke, Ortiz comes in 17th out of 48 competitors in Austin

Even when Kelsey Ortiz was just about 10 years old, she was swinging golf clubs – little ones made especially for kids. She hit balls around her family’s back yard....

BMS tennis players win at district

BMS tennis players win at district


Brundrett Middle School tennis players came up on the winning end in several events on the Port Aransas courts at the district tournament on Saturday, May 7. Brandi Ross won...

Season ender

Season ender

Lady Marlins’ postseason run stops with loss to Center Point

“It was a tough end to a great season,” coach Steve Reaves said. The Lady Marlins were knocked out of the state softball playoff brackets on Friday, May 6, in...

Track season ends at region


It was close, but no brass ring for Port Aransas High School track this year. While the Marlins sent 10 to the regional track meet at Judson High School on...

Strikers

Strikers


Marlins begin area battle Friday


The Marlins on Friday, May 13, will face a team that has come back from adversity to become a bi-district champion and make it into the area playoffs for the...

Whoops!


A story in the May 5 edition of the South Jetty contained an error with regard to the Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team’s past playoff record. Last year...

Golf for good

Golf for good


Thornhill

Thornhill

Gabriel Felder “Scoop” Thorn- hill III of Austin and Port Aransas died Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was 83. Thornhill was born March 14, 1928, to Gabriel Felder Thornhill Jr....

Stebbins

Patrick “Craig” Stebbins of Canyon Lake, formerly of Port Aransas, died Thursday, May 5, 2011. He was 43. A memorial service was held Friday, May 6. Stebbins was born Oct....


PAHS ace academics are state champs

PAHS ace academics are state champs


Five Port Aransas High School students brought home honors from state UIL academic competition. At left, Kelsey Abel wears a medal she won for taking first place in ready writing....

Cycling by the sea

Cycling by the sea


Voters decide Place 1, 11th St. Saturday
Hurricane talk on tap
Outdoor concert tomorrow night

Outdoor concert tomorrow night


Head to the park to enjoy some good old-fashioned rockn roll at the Sunset Sounds concert tomorrow, Friday, May 13. The second concert of the season will begin at 7 p.m. in the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. The Ones, from Corpus Christi, will perform. The band says...

Golden light

Golden light


Magnet therapy topic at H.E.L.P.


Learn about an alternative medicine technique, magnetic therapy, at a workshop sponsored by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Healing Hands with magnetic therapy, part of the H.E.L.P. series offering information on health, ecology, lifestyle and preparation, is scheduled for Tuesday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at...

SandFest shares profits

SandFest shares profits


Yoga

Free class is set Saturday

Stretch out those tight muscles at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, May 14. Instructor Nancy Myers will instruct the class beginning at 8 a.m. next to Horace Caldwell Pier at the end of Beach Street. The public is invited to attend the free class held the second Saturday of the...

HISTORY CORNER

HISTORY CORNER

Mercers and San José pilings

As the person who settled Mustang Island, Robert Mercer is fundamental to our history. Mercer came to Mustang Island in 1855 by way of San José Island, where he arrived in 1853. While much is known about Mercer on Mustang Island, functionally nothing is known about his time on San...

Assuredly shredded

Assuredly shredded


Matthews to give concert on May 20

Matthews to give concert on May 20


Leah Matthews, a 2007 graduate of Port Aransas High School and daughter of Mary Jo and the late Paul Matthews, will perform an encore presentation of her senior recital at the Community Presbyterian Church in Port Aransas on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Matthews graduated on Friday, May 6,...

Blood drive slated here

Thursday, May 19

The Coastal Bend Blood Center will have a mobile unit in Port Aransas Thursday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The unit will be in the Family Center IGA parking lot, 418 S. Alister St. Donors may be eligible to give blood if they are in general good...

Tea to honor volunteers at Olsen, BMS


Volunteers who have helped at H.G. Olsen Elementary and Brundrett Middle Schools this year are invited to a Volunteer and Mentor Tea on Thursday, May 19. Beginning at 2 p.m. in the Vera Fortson Library at the elementary school, the Parent, Teachers Organization (PTO) will honor volunteers by treating them...

PAPD invites youth to Bike Rodeo Sunday

PAPD invites youth to Bike Rodeo Sunday


Kids ages 5 to 12 are invited to form a posse at a Bike Rodeo on Sunday, May 15. The Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas and the Port Aransas Police Department are joining forces to help kids learn bicycle safety skills from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the parking lot...

Teacher appreciation

Teacher appreciation


Fifth grade lunch slated


H. G. Olsen Elementary School fifth-graders and their parents are invited to a luncheon on Thursday, May 26. The Parent, Teacher Organization (PTO) is hosting the lunch to honor the students as they make their way to middle school and to commemorate the time they have spent in elementary. Each...

Teacher torsos

Teacher torsos


Food for thought

Food for thought


Theater camp for kids slated for June


The Port Aransas Community Theatre will hold a twoweek summer theatre camp for aspiring young thespians June 13 through 24. “Play and Learn at PACT” will be geared toward youth in third through 12th grades. Children entering grades three through five are invited to a morning session workshop to be...

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