READY FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

READY FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY


Economic forecast

Economic forecast

Most say sunny and bright with a chance of profits

People may complain about the price of gas, but it may be just the ticket for a strong summer in...

Active hurricane season predicted
Busted

Busted

Men arrested for burglary

Port Aransas police arrested two Corpus Christi men early Monday morning, moments after the suspects allegedly finished burglarizing three houses...

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Trust in short supply in Austin


The Texas House and Senate on Saturday, May 21, dutifully endorsed each other’s new districts for the next decade. The legislative tradition in Texas has...

Bright future depends on us


As a journalist, my BS-ometer is always on. Who’s blowing smoke and who’s telling it like it is? So, when I set out to do...

Obama ideas delusional?


With friends like President Obama, who needs enemies? If you’re Israel, you already have quite enough of those. On May 14, 2011, the State of...

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...

Blue Marlins tee ball

Blue Marlins tee ball


White Marlins tee ball

White Marlins tee ball


White Marlins coach pitch

White Marlins coach pitch


Black Marlins minor league

Black Marlins minor league


Black Marlins tee ball

Black Marlins tee ball


Lady Marlins minor division

Lady Marlins minor division


White Marlins minor league

White Marlins minor league


Blue Marlins minor league

Blue Marlins minor league


Blue Marlins major league

Blue Marlins major league


Blue Marlins coach pitch

Blue Marlins coach pitch


Smith

Donald Gene Smith, 73, of Spring died Thursday, May 19, 2011. He was the father of Jill Belinda of Port Aransas. Smith was born Aug. 2, 1937, in Borger to...

Roels

Roels

Dr. Oswald A Roels, former director of The Univers ity of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institutte in Port Aransas, died on Monday, May 23, 2011, in Charlotte, NC. He...

Shaw

Shaw

Capt. Oscar Gene Shaw Jr., 48, died Saturday, May 21, 2011, at his home in Rockport. He was a former ferryboat captain in Port Aransas for Texas Department of Transportation....


READY FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

READY FOR MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY


Economic forecast

Economic forecast

Most say sunny and bright with a chance of profits

People may complain about the price of gas, but it may be just the ticket for a strong summer in Port Aransas. Business owners and managers reported strong spring sales,...

Active hurricane season predicted
Busted

Busted

Men arrested for burglary

Port Aransas police arrested two Corpus Christi men early Monday morning, moments after the suspects allegedly finished burglarizing three houses in the 2500 block of South 11th Street. Police said...

Dog, cat items on sale

Dog, cat items on sale


T-shirts, visors, koozies, caps and more are being sold to benefit the four-legged inhabitants at the City of Port Aransas animal shelter. Animal Friends of Port Aransas will be at a table at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., on Thursday, May 26, from 3 to 7 p.m....

Half-price pool entry on holiday


After that traditional barbecue lunch on Memorial Day, make your way to the Port Aransas Community Park Pool to cool down. The pool will open its gates for half-price admission for the annual Memorial Day Splash on Monday, May 30, courtesy of the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation...

Kiwanis Club Golf Ball Drop

Someone will win chunk o’ change

Port Aransas’ first ever Golf Ball Drop is tomorrow, Friday, May 27. All balls must be purchased by day’s end today, Thursday, May 26. The Port Aransas Kiwanis Club is hosting the fundraiser, to be held immediately following the graduating seniors’ scholarship awards ceremony, about 2 p.m., at Port Aransas...

Beachcombers invited to free walk on Friday


Beachcombers and those with curious minds are invited to a guided beach walk tomorrow, Friday, May 27. The free, monthly walk, led by Shirley Fischer, will start at 9 a.m. under the purple flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. Fischer will talk about the common items that wash ashore on...

KPAB sets meeting Tuesday


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful invites anyone interested in taking part in litter reduction, beautification and community improvement, reduce/reuse/ recycle/rebuy programs and environmental education to a meeting on Tuesday, May 31. The group will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ellis Memorial Library meeting room, 710 W. Ave. A.

Price elected pro tem

Price elected pro tem

Council also addresses seaweed issues

The Port Aransas City Council elected a new mayor pro tem and discussed seaweed, city advisory boards and the electrical substation on State Hwy. 361, along with other topics. The actions were taken at a meeting on Thursday, May 19. The council unanimously elected Councilman John Price to the position...

With honors

With honors


Council savors idea of vendors on beach


City officials have put on their bibs, but they’re still not sure they want to eat this meal. Meeting on Thursday, May 19, the Port Aransas City Council voted unanimously to change the town’s Coastal Management Plan ( CMP) to allow city government to permit food and drink sales on...

Bocce on the beach

Bocce on the beach


Photo exhibit main feature of art show


The June 3 First Friday art reception will feature a group photography show, “ The Shutter Clicks.” The exhibit will be open for viewing from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the reception at the Art Center for the Islands, 323 N. Alister St. The public is invited to socialize and...

Going to bat for cats

Going to bat for cats


Truancy: District will do better


Saying the school district could do a better job of enforcing state compulsory attendance laws, Port Aransas ISD Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty also told board members and a sparse audience on Thursday, May 19, that the law still has to be enforced. “Can we do this better? Yes,” Doughty said....

Bottled up

Bottled up


For all you do, this ice cream’s for you

For all you do, this ice cream’s for you


It’s magic

It’s magic


Revised final exam schedules released


Port Aransas High School administrators have revised the final exam schedule published in last week’s South Jetty. One major difference is that Thursday, June 2, will not be an early released day. The new schedule, from high school principal Sharon McKinney, is: Tuesday, May 31 – 8 – 8:50 a.m.,...

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