Shifting sands

Shifting sands

Property values show unofficial slight drop

An estimate has shown total property value falling slightly within the Port Aransas Independent School District, but a school official...

Service for Ousley slated
When I grow up, I’m gonna . . .

When I grow up, I’m gonna . . .

Pre-k grads talk about their plans for life as adults

“When I grow up, I want to be a firefighter, so I can save the world,” said pre-k student Luke...

Texas Women Anglers back on

Fox Yacht Sales to take it on

 Sharon Miller, originator of the Texas Women Anglers Tournament, said today the tournament is back on. Earlier this week she...

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Trustees forgo transparency

They’ve done it again. Last year about this time, the South Jetty took the Port Aransas ISD board of trustees to task for what we...

Curmudgeon Clements left strong legacy


Bill Clements, the first Republican to govern Texas in the 20th Century, died May 30. He was 94. His passing provoked memories of the hard-nosed,...

Plan to leave ahead of hurricane


So far, I have not experienced the full force of a hurricane; only the fringes. That’s enough. Hurricanes are “in season” and will be through...

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...

Going for gold

Going for gold



Shifting sands

Shifting sands

Property values show unofficial slight drop

An estimate has shown total property value falling slightly within the Port Aransas Independent School District, but a school official said the tax rate is likely to stay the same....

Service for Ousley slated
When I grow up, I’m gonna . . .

When I grow up, I’m gonna . . .

Pre-k grads talk about their plans for life as adults

“When I grow up, I want to be a firefighter, so I can save the world,” said pre-k student Luke Burton. For each of the six years she has worked...

Texas Women Anglers back on

Fox Yacht Sales to take it on

 Sharon Miller, originator of the Texas Women Anglers Tournament, said today the tournament is back on. Earlier this week she announced the tournament had been cancelled for personal reasons. Miller...

Benefit set for Grimes

Benefit set for Grimes


Enjoy a brisket lunch for a good cause on Sunday, June 12. Brisket plates will be offered for a donation to offset medical expenses for Kenny Grimes, who is battling bone cancer. While he and his wife, Patsy, have insurance, the medical bills are exceeding what insurance covers. Friends have...

Southern gospel to grace stage

Southern gospel to grace stage


Get ready for the smooth sound of a southern gospel quartet at Sunset Sounds tomorrow, Friday, June 10. Rockport’s Gospel Force will entertain concert-goers from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. The group, originally comprised of all police officers, formed in 1994. Three...

Garden Club plans season ender


A salad luncheon and installation of 2011-2012 officers is on the Port Aransas Garden Club’s meeting agenda set for Tuesday, June 14. The last meeting of the season will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St. The club will begin the new season in September....

Beach yoga on Saturday


Relax, unwind and stretch your muscles at Yoga on the Beach on Saturday, June 11. 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...

Leisure time

Leisure time


Livingston completes Army school


Army master sergeant Michael J. Livingston graduated from the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, El Paso. The nine-month course is considered to be the capstone of noncommissioned officer training and is mandatory for promotion to the ranks of sergeant major and command sergeant major for members on...

ISLAND OBSERVER

ISLAND OBSERVER

Diary of a young Boy Scout

Last Sunday, I was helping carry a 92-pound loggerhead sea turtle to our weighing station, getting it ready for its rehabilitation in a new tank at the ARK. Sixty years ago on this very weekend, Sunday, I was waking up in terror, alone in a tent in a farmer’s woods...

Atkinson signs on as newspaper intern

Atkinson signs on as newspaper intern


Port Aransas native Court- ne y Atk inson has been e m – ployed as an intern at the South Jetty for the summer. The newspaper was awarded an internship grant by the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association at its annual convention in May. Atkinson attended school in Port Aransas...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Can you be an atheist?

I’ve heard it said that it takes more faith to be an atheist than to be a believer in God. When I first heard it, that statement puzzled me. Being a believer by that time, it almost offended me. Did it mean that an atheist has more faith than I...

VBS set for June 20-24


Kids in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in a vacation Bible school sponsored by Community Presbyterian Church. It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 20-24. Theme of this years school is “Bible Stories of the Sea,” according to coordinator Arlene Hughes....

BMS winners

BMS winners


Olsen winners

Olsen winners


KIDS’ CALENDAR

Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Deparment and Other SUMMER PROGRAMS

Pre-register for all Parks and Recreation programs at 739 W. Ave. A, call 749-4158 or e-mail pamg@cityofportaransas.org Parents are welcome at any of the kids’ activities Daily Activities THURSDAY, JUNE 9 • Chillin’ Time: Worm racing, 2 p.m.Girl Scout hut, ages 5 and up. $2 for the first child, $1...

Education Tour

Education Tour


Cartwright wins scholarship


Port Aransas High School senior Lily Cartwright was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Knights of Columbus of St. Joseph Catholic Church. The presentation was made at the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 29. Knights of Columbus spokesman John Heinen said the organization held several fundraisers to make the...

Falconer’s art is chosen for Deep Sea Roundup

Falconer’s art is chosen for Deep Sea Roundup


Artwork by Port Aransas High School student Samantha Falconer has been selected to be used in this year’s Deep Sea Roundup, scheduled for July 7-10. Falconer’s drawing, rendered with prismacolor markers and color pencil, features a sailfish, a marlin and a tuna swimming around a Texas state flag. “I got...

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