Spring Break

Spring Break

Cops ‘choose battles’ in crowds of thousands

Editor’s note: South Jetty reporter Dan Parker rode with Port Aransas police and observed bookings at the police station for...

Dirt bike trail hinges on funding


Building a dirt bike trail is an idea that’s worth considering, but if it is to become a reality at...

City looking for input on proposed dog park

City looking for input on proposed dog park


Sit up! Speak! It’s time to let your opinion be known on how a dog park might be built in...

Long-time coach, guide Wally Mayer dies

Service is Sunday

 Wally Mayer, known as “Capt. Redfish,” died Wednesday, March 21, at his home. Mayer was a long-time successful coach of...

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GOP running on Perry’s record


Even though Gov. Rick Perry isn’t on the ballot in 2012, he’s helped put a target on every Republican who is. And that’s quite a...

Obamacare is threat to liberty


Next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear three days of oral arguments in the healthcare lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and...

People responsible for litter


Plastic bags have been getting a bad rap for a while now, and I get that. The objections are that they aren’t biodegradable and account...

AGENDAISLAND


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Saturday. New hours: Water exercise: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon. Open swim: Tuesday-Thursday, 1-2 p.m.; Friday-Sunday...

Lady Marlins blank La Villa; defense now clamping down

Lady Marlins blank La Villa; defense now clamping down


Behind the no-hit pitching of Savannah Ortiz and some late-inning bats, the Lady Marlins handed the visiting La Villa Lady Cardinals a 6-0 defeat on Tuesday, March 13. “Defensively, we...

Marlins win 3 of 4 in Fayetteville tourney

Marlins win 3 of 4 in Fayetteville tourney


The Marlins took second place in a baseball tourney held Thursday, March 15-Saturday, March 17, in Fayetteville, taking their first three games but getting squeezed out, 1-2, by the host...

Ladies beat Ben Bolt in district road trip

Ladies beat Ben Bolt in district road trip


The Lady Marlins picked up an 8-1 win over Ben Bolt on the road on Thursday, March 15, with the girls playing solid defense and finding six runs in the...

Port Aransas Marlins Track


February March 2 Ingleside 9 Flour Bluff 24 Yorktown 31 Ben Bolt April 5 District @ Ben Bolt 13/14 Area @ Kenedy 27&28 Regional @ SA Judson May 11 &...

Lady Marlin Softball


Times are PM *District game Home games in bold type February 23- 25 Woodsboro Tourney 28 Woodsboro ( DH) 4 & 6 March 1-3 St. Joe Tourney ( Victoria) 6...

Port Aransas Marlins Varsity Baseball


Times are P.M. *District Games Home games in Bold type March 1-3 Third Coast Tourney @ Port Aransas ( Woodsboro, San Antonio Cornerstone, Ben Bolt, Benavides, Kingsville Academy, Victoria Faith...

Brundrett Middle School Track


March 1 Woodsboro 9 Kenedy 23 Yorktown 29 Kenedy* * District Coach Javier Mendoza

JV netters rate trophies; rain hinders varsity play


A Spring Break tennis tournament hosted by the Marlin tennis team for varsity and junior varsity went well on Thursday, March 8, when the JV played. Friday, March 9, however,...

Port Aransas Marlin Tennis


February 7 Beeville JV Tournament 10- 11 Beeville Varsity Tournament 17 PA Varsity Winter Tournament 18 Marlin Tennis Fundraiser 23 Goliad JV Invitational 24 Goliad V Invitational March 8 PAHS...

Port Aransas Marlins Golf


March 5 Mathis @ Alice GC 8:30AM 19 Padre Isles 9 AM ( Tri Meet – Mathis, Sinton, Port Aransas) 28 West Oso 8:30AM @ Gabe Lozano April 2 Kenedy...


Spring Break

Spring Break

Cops ‘choose battles’ in crowds of thousands

Editor’s note: South Jetty reporter Dan Parker rode with Port Aransas police and observed bookings at the police station for more than six hours on Friday, March 16, as Spring...

Dirt bike trail hinges on funding


Building a dirt bike trail is an idea that’s worth considering, but if it is to become a reality at all, it’s going to have to wait until after funding...

City looking for input on proposed dog park

City looking for input on proposed dog park


Sit up! Speak! It’s time to let your opinion be known on how a dog park might be built in Port Aransas. The city council voted in August last year...

Long-time coach, guide Wally Mayer dies

Service is Sunday

 Wally Mayer, known as “Capt. Redfish,” died Wednesday, March 21, at his home. Mayer was a long-time successful coach of the Port Aransas High School Marlins basketball team. He also...

Recyling to be topic at the KPAB meeting

Recyling to be topic at the KPAB meeting


Recycling will be the topic of the March Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) meeting. The meeting will be at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister, St., on Tuesday, March 27, at 6 p.m. Michael Reeves of Republic Services, which is the parent company of Allied Waste, will speak on “Recycling...

Money for the ARK

Money for the ARK


Free tour of beach is Friday


Shirley Fischer will lead a guided beach walk tomorrow, Friday, March 23. She will teach walkers about all the different things that wash up on Mustang Island beaches. Participants should meet at 9 a.m. on the beach under the purple flag near Horace Caldwell Pier. Walkers need to wear sunscreen,...

Spring Break 2012

Spring Break 2012

Thousands descend on Port Aransas

Mostly sunny skies had droves of folks flocking to Port Aransas for the Spring Break holiday March 12- 16. Clockwise from upper right: Michael Stehle of Orange Grove strums his guitar with friends on the beach; from left, Lexy Dunman, 16, of Portland, David Vergason, 18, of Taft, and Megan...

Council addresses airport, finances, election


Port Aransas City Council members heard details of a city financial report, cancelled certain election plans and held a final vote on residency requirements for members of the city’s Airport Advisory Board. The council dealt with the matters at its meeting on Thursday, March 15. • The council voted 5-0...

Not allowed

Not allowed


Road rage? Man waves assault rifle in traffic jam


A 20-year-old man is out of jail on $500 bond this week after being charged with waving an assault rifle at people during a Spring Break traffic jam. Witnesses told officers that the man apparently became frustrated when traffic was stalled on Friday, March 16, about 4:45 p.m., on the...

Man charged with firing gun on beach


An Aransas Pass man was in the Nueces County Jail on Monday, March 19, in lieu of $25,000 bail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after beachgoers complained he had been firing a gun on the beach. Patrol officer Scott Grumbles said a man told him...

POLICE BLOTTER

FROM PORT ARANSAS POLICE DEPARTMENT RECORDS

Note: During Spring Break week, 11 minor (non-injury) accidents were reported in Port Aransas and 13 people were arrested on various types of outstanding warrants. Officers charged 19 people with public intoxication. Four golf carts were taken without permission (and later recovered). Two minors were charged with consuming alcohol. Two...

CONSTABLE’S BEAT

FROM NUECES COUNTY CONSTABLE, PRECINCT 4, RECORDS

MONDAY, MARCH 12 11 A.M. • A deputy took a report of the burglary of a habitation in the 300 block of Dolphin Circle. Burglars got in through an apparently unlocked door and took two flat screen TV sets and a DVD player. 11:17 P.M. • A deputy quieted a...

Thoroughly theatrical

Thoroughly theatrical

PAHS drama students in competition Saturday

The Port Aransas High School entry in the UIL one-act play competition has advanced to the district level. The district competition is set for Saturday, March 24, at Refugio High School. The Port Aransas performance is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The play, Cinderella Waltz, garnered All Star Cast medals for...

EDUCATION NOTES

EDUCATION NOTES

Literacy program produces

Having taught first grade for five and a half years, I’ve had the privilege of watching many students blossom into successful young readers and writers. However, I have never seen them grow as much as I have in these past two years. I attribute that extra “blossoming” or growth to...

Vro oom!

Vro oom!


STAAR testing slated Monday and Tuesday


Port Aransas High School freshmen get a week to become used to school after Spring Break before facing STAAR tests on Monday, March 26, and Tuesday, March 27. High school principal Sharon McKinney said ninthgraders will take the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end of course test...

Winning at loss

Winning at loss


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