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Inside look

UTMSI Open House Saturday to shed light on marine science

Somethin’ fishy will be happening in Port Aransas on Saturday, Aug. 13. The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science...

Beach petition

Group opposes change that would open beach to vending

Port Aransas City Councilman Charles Bujan said he expects a petition to begin circulating this week to overturn a recent...

Hold ’em

Hold ’em

Pay scale objective is to retain good workers

Port Aransas city staff has proposed instituting a pay scale for city employees, with a goal to become more competitive...

Golf cart registrations boost sales of beach parking permits

Golf cart registrations boost sales of beach parking permits


Beach parking permits are sold at a beach concession, at convenience stores and at other locations around Port Aransas. The...

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‘The Help’ may be clue

A bestselling novel called “The Help,” set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work...

America downgraded!

My father was a product of the Great Depression and World War II. Like so many others of his generation, he, like his parents before...

Advice to college-bound

[Editor’s note: The following is a letter written to Libby Judson, daughter of South Jetty publishers Mary and Murray Judson. It was written by Libby’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-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Lap swim: Tuesday-Friday,...

Soccer registration is Tuesday

Soccer registration is Tuesday


Soccer players from age 3 (as of Sept. 7) to 19 are invited to register for the fall season next week. Organizer Melisssa Shook said registration will be from 6...


Inside look

Inside look

UTMSI Open House Saturday to shed light on marine science

Somethin’ fishy will be happening in Port Aransas on Saturday, Aug. 13. The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute will open its doors from 8 a.m. to 4...

Beach petition

Group opposes change that would open beach to vending

Port Aransas City Councilman Charles Bujan said he expects a petition to begin circulating this week to overturn a recent council decision on the city’s Coastal Management Plan (CMP). The...

Hold ’em

Hold ’em

Pay scale objective is to retain good workers

Port Aransas city staff has proposed instituting a pay scale for city employees, with a goal to become more competitive with other towns in attracting and retaining good workers. Officials...

Golf cart registrations boost sales of beach parking permits

Golf cart registrations boost sales of beach parking permits


Beach parking permits are sold at a beach concession, at convenience stores and at other locations around Port Aransas. The total number permits sold around town each of the past...

Concert in park Friday

Concert in park Friday


Aloha Dave and the Tourists will perform soft rock from the 60s, as well as surf music, at Sunset Sounds tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 12. The free live music concert will be held at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park from 7 to 9 p.m. Concert goers are invited...

Animal Friends to meet Tuesday

Animal Friends to meet Tuesday


A lot is going on at the City of Port Aransas Animal Shelter. An election of new officers and various business matters will be on the agenda at the Aug. 16 Animal Friends of Port Aransas meeting. The meeting, rescheduled from Aug. 9, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the...

PHoPA meets today


A quilt to be a part of an Animal Rehabilitation Keep fundraiser will be on display at the August meeting of the Parrot Heads of Port Aransas. Members and guests are invited to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Lamoureux home. Attendees are encouraged to...

Stretch at beach yoga


Improve your strength and coordination at Yoga on the Beach Saturday, Aug. 13. 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, geared toward all ages and fitness...

PASTOR’S PEN

PASTOR’S PEN

Bible is map for our lives

In the last article I wrote, I asked the question, “Why is the Bible so important?” I want to further expound on the answer to that question. Most of you have heard of, or are familiar with, the Ten Commandments. These are the foundation on which so many societies in...

Different stripes

Different stripes


IN THE KITCHEN WITH SLING

IN THE KITCHEN WITH SLING

Seafood salads by the seashore

Seafood salads are the perfect thing to eat at lunch or for an early light dinner during the summer. Our seafood is abundant and tasty and a salad is a nice cool meal during these hot, dry days of summer. Crab salads have that sweet special taste from Texas blue...

Park is graduate of AmeriCorps service

Park is graduate of AmeriCorps service


Megan Park, a 2009 graduate of Port Aransas High School, completed her service as a member of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps, in a graduation ceremony on Friday, July 29. AmeriCorps NCCC is a fulltime, 10- month, team- based residential service program for men and women ages 18 to...

TxDOT to build ferry HQ


Officials are planning to hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Aug. 26, for construction of a new headquarters building for the Port Aransas ferry system. The outdoor ceremony will be at 10 a.m. on the grounds of the current headquarters on the Mustang Island side of the ferry landings, said...

Keeping it deep Sewing guild to see demo

Keeping it deep Sewing guild to see demo


Another demonstration of the Double Diamond Ruler will be given at a Port Aransas Style, Neighborhood Group of the American Sewing Guild meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 10 a.m. Club members and those wishing to become members are invited to Donna’s Sewing and Alterations, 600 Cut-off Road, to watch...

BMS students, parents invited to orientation

BMS students, parents invited to orientation


The leap from elementary school to middle school may be made easier with an orientation session at Brundrett Middle School Friday, Aug. 19, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. The orientation is for new students at Brundrett, including any sixth-graders and any new students in seventh or eighth grades. Student council...

Bunch of balloons

Bunch of balloons


Marlin Academy may go to lottery


At press time on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 9, it wasn’t yet known whether a lottery would be held to determine which children are enrolled for Marlin Academy, the after-school childcare program at H. G. Olsen Elementary School. Some 19 children were preregistered for the program, which has a...

Meet the teachers


Teachers at H.G. Olsen Elementary School are inviting students to come by the school between 6 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, to meet their new teachers. School supplies can also be dropped off in classrooms at that time. Also, students can check lists of classroom assignments that will...

Go, PAHS!

Go, PAHS!


Applicants must file for meal assistance programs


Port Aransas ISD students who are eligible for free or reduced meals are encouraged to turn in applications as soon as possible. The applications have been sent to all students’ households, along with a letter explaining the availability of the meals, said Amy Boulanger, child nutrition director for the school...

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