Highway horror

Highway horror

Investigation continues into wreck involving eight kids without seatbelts

No decision had been made yet at press time on Tuesday, Aug. 23, on potential charges in connection with a...

How hot is it?

How hot is it?

7th warmest since 1986 - so far

The heat’s been hard on construction worker Lupe Fraga as he has helped build a house on Cotter Avenue the...

If the name Rick Riordan sounds familiar — it should

If the name Rick Riordan sounds familiar — it should

Port Aransas dad proud of best-selling son

Port Aransas has a connection to the international success of author Rick Riordan Jr. and his Percy Jackson series of...

She’s got mail

She’s got mail

Postmaster trades tumbleweeds for sand, sun, surf

There’s a new postmaster in town. Her name is Tami Williams, and her first day on the job was Tuesday,...

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Don’t waste well-formed ideas

We’ll give Barack Obama and Rick Perry a break this week and focus instead on that silent majority. As of Monday, I had seven responses...

Federal money: Threat or bait?

Damn the Feds. Full speed ahead. “I’ll promise you this,’’ Texas Gov. Rick Perry said, ending his presidential announcement in Charleston, S.C., on Aug. 13,...

Follow Virginia to find the way

While the federal government continues to drown in a sea of debt, several states are reporting surpluses, thanks to policies Washington would do well to...

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,...

Final soccer registration to be held today and Saturday

Final soccer registration to be held today and Saturday


Two final registrations for the fall soccer season have been scheduled. Soccer players from age 3 (as of Sept. 7) to 19 are invited to register today, Thursday, Aug. 25,...

Go, team!

Go, team!


The winners

The winners


Dart League to hold meeting on Tuesday


Dart players are invited to a meeting to get the 2011- 12 dart season organized on Tuesday, Aug. 30. It will be at 7 p.m. at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post...

PORT ARANSAS SOFTBALL LEAGUE MEN’S LEAGUE


THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 7 P.M. EL GATO V. TARPON ICE HOUSE 8 P.M. ISLAND BOYS V. DEEP SEA HDQTS. 9 P.M. ISLAND BOYS V. WOLF JAW

Memorial is Saturday for Shorty’s ‘Miss Rose’

Memorial is Saturday for Shorty’s ‘Miss Rose’

A memorial service for Rose Marie Gates Smithey, known as Miss Rose, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass. The...


Highway horror

Highway horror

Investigation continues into wreck involving eight kids without seatbelts

No decision had been made yet at press time on Tuesday, Aug. 23, on potential charges in connection with a fatal Port Aransas car accident in which police say eight...

How hot is it?

How hot is it?

7th warmest since 1986 - so far

The heat’s been hard on construction worker Lupe Fraga as he has helped build a house on Cotter Avenue the past few weeks. “It’s just brutal,” said Fraga, of Fulton....

If the name Rick Riordan sounds familiar — it should

If the name Rick Riordan sounds familiar — it should

Port Aransas dad proud of best-selling son

Port Aransas has a connection to the international success of author Rick Riordan Jr. and his Percy Jackson series of books, one of which has been turned into a big-time...

She’s got mail

She’s got mail

Postmaster trades tumbleweeds for sand, sun, surf

There’s a new postmaster in town. Her name is Tami Williams, and her first day on the job was Tuesday, Aug. 16. “I’m real excited about it,” Williams said. “It’s...

Runners hold bake sales

Runners hold bake sales


The Port Aransas High School cross country team will hold bake sales at the Family Center IGA on Sunday, Aug. 28 and Sept. 4. All sales will start at 9 a.m. and go until the goodies run out. Proceeds will be used to help fund practice trips to San Antonio...

Port Aransas on parade

Port Aransas on parade


Members invited to shindig

Members invited to shindig

Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau

Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau is hosting an end of summer membership mixer and a tribute to our South Texas legislators as way to celebrate the end of the summer season. The mixer will be held Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Roosevelt’s Fine Dining, located...

Beach walkers get insight on Friday


Make your way to the beach to satisfy your curiosity about the items that can be found along the shore. A free, monthly guided beach walk, led by Shirley Fischer, will start at 9 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 26, under the purple flag next to Horace Caldwell Pier. Sponsored by...

Correction


In the Aug. 18 edition of the South Jetty: • An obituary for Rose Marie Smithey incorrectly reported that the man who killed her mother, Shorty Fowler, in 1977, was still in prison on a life sentence. Benny Ray Dupnik was paroled in 2010 to Victoria County, according to Precinct...

Champagne cruise tickets are available

Champagne cruise tickets are available


Tickets are still available for the Rotary Club’s annual Champagne Cruise and Mini- Taste of Port Aransas, set for Friday, Sept. 9. The tax-deductible tickets may be purchased at the Family Center IGA, 418 S. Alister St., and Bilmore and Son Hardware Store, 115 N. Alister St. As of Monday,...

New cafe in town

New cafe in town


Council addresses litter issue


The Port Aransas City Council has directed staff to look into ways the city can try to prevent litter in town. Meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, the council voted 7-0 to take the action. Councilman Edwin Myers was the one who brought the matter to the table. “We need to...

July sales tax rebates up sharply

July sales tax rebates up sharply


Sales tax revenues in Port Aransas shot up nearly 50 percent in August, the biggest jump in sales tax rebates for the city in more than a year and well above any of the other seven Texas cities the South Jetty tracks. Sales tax rebates are seen as an index...

City budget hearing today; tax rate to remain unchanged


The Port Aransas City Council today, Thursday, Aug. 25, will hold a public hearing on the city’s proposed 2011-12 budget. The hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. at council chambers in city hall, 710 W. Ave. A. City staff is proposing a budget of $7.778 million for the upcoming year....

Ross gets scholarship from TILF

Ross gets scholarship from TILF


Brent Ross, a 2011 graduate of Port Aransas High School, has been awarded a scholarship by the Texas Interscholastic League Foundation. Ross received the TILF Diamond Anniversary Scholarship for his academic record, extracurricular achievement and participation in 2010 and 2011 UIL computer state meets, where his team placed second and...

We’re in the money

We’re in the money


Military scholarships available

Military scholarships available


The 82nd Texas Legislature approved enough funding to grant new Texas Armed Services Scholarships for the 2012- 2013 biennium. The program encourages students to participate in Reserve Offi cers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at civilian colleges. A student must meet specific eligibility criteria to receive an initial scholarship award, and...

Pool fee is half price Sept. 5


The Port Aransas Community Park pool is offering a cool way to say good-bye to summer. Take a dip in the pool for half-off the entry fee on Monday, Sept. 5. Normally closed on Monday, the pool will be open from 1 to 6 p.m. in celebration of Labor Day....

Parents invited to schools for open houses next month


Parents are invited to come back to school for at least an evening when Port Aransas ISD campuses hold their open houses for the 2011-2012 school year. Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School share the date of Tuesday, Sept. 6, for an open house. H. G. Olsen Elementary...

Group effort

Group effort


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