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Hurricane town hall meeting designed to help

Tonight, Thursday, June 7, residents and property owners can find out what the plan is in the event of a...

Golf cart passenger injured in fall
Happy holiday

Happy holiday

Memorial Day weekend bodes well for summer

Business boomed around Port Aransas on Memorial Day weekend, according to merchants around town. “We were absolutely sold out,” said...

The new edition of the South Jetty is now on newsstands


The June 14 edition of the South Jetty is now on newsstands at the Family Center IGA, some convenience stores...

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It’s all in the name — sort of


Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst had been considered a relative shoo-in for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from which Republican U.S. Sen. Kay...

On, Wisconsin!


If the polls are right, the vote on Tuesday (after this edition of the South Jetty went to press) in Wisconsin on whether to recall...

Sugar limits: Going too far


Whoa there, boy! Wait just a sweet minute, Mikey. Mikey – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg – is suggesting that certain sugary drinks be...

ISLAND AGENDA


DAILY • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Sunday. Hours: Water exercise: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m. and noon. Open swim: Tuesday- Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Lap swim (shared...

Lady Marlins top season with all-district honors

Lady Marlins top season with all-district honors


The Lady Marlins capped a softball season that saw them get to the regional quarterfinals this year by having 10 players named to all-district teams. Coach Steve Reaves was named...

Marlins voted district MVPs, named to all-district teams

Marlins voted district MVPs, named to all-district teams


A .333 batting average – getting a hit one of every three times you’re at bat – would draw a hefty bonus on many major league teams. Yet, five Marlins...

Leonard

Leonard

Marilyn Johnson Leonard of Port Aransas died on Wednes- day, May 30, 2012, after an extended illness. She was born in Edmond, Okla., on Feb. 8, 1933, to Alice (Weaver)...

Services set for Vonnie Tanner

 Visitation and services for Vonnie Lee Tanner of Port Aransas will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17. Tanner died Tuesday, June 12. She was 63. Visitation will...


Are you ready?

Hurricane town hall meeting designed to help

Tonight, Thursday, June 7, residents and property owners can find out what the plan is in the event of a hurricane and get their questions answered by emergency managers. A...

Golf cart passenger injured in fall
Happy holiday

Happy holiday

Memorial Day weekend bodes well for summer

Business boomed around Port Aransas on Memorial Day weekend, according to merchants around town. “We were absolutely sold out,” said Melissa Sergeant, owner of Beachcomber Motel, which has 12 rooms,...

The new edition of the South Jetty is now on newsstands


The June 14 edition of the South Jetty is now on newsstands at the Family Center IGA, some convenience stores in Port Aransas, and on North Padre Island. This edition...

Concert to feature 60’s, surf, pop music

Concert to feature 60’s, surf, pop music


A live concert featuring Aqua Vox will be held at Roberts Point Park on Friday, June 8. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket, a cooler and friends to enjoy the concert at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater. Aqua Vox plays a mixture of surf, 60’s...

Spanbauer to be benefitted Sunday

Spanbauer to be benefitted Sunday


Long-time islander and server at Lovett’s Bar, Danny Spanbauer, is undergoing cancer treatment and needs help with medical expenses. To try to lighten that burden, friends at Lovett’s are holding a benefit for Spanbauer on Sunday, June 10. The benefit will run all day, beginning at noon when the bar...

Amos, Reed art to benefit ARK facility

Amos, Reed art to benefit ARK facility


If your walls are just crying out for a photo of skimmers by Tony Amos or an original Flint Reed painting of a pelican, you just might have a chance to acquire either or both and benefit the Animal Rehabilitation Keep in the process. The photo and painting will be...

Texas Lottery under review

Texas Lottery under review


Last week, I began outlining Texas’ sunset review process. As a reminder, to identify and eliminate government waste, duplication and general inefficiencies in state agencies, the Texas Legislature established the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission in 1977. The sunset review process is designed to review each of these agencies every 12...

Marlins honored for action

Marlins honored for action


Sewage plant job forces mural removal

Sewage plant job forces mural removal


The birding mural at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center is about to go away – but only temporarily. Nueces County Water Control and Improvement District (WCID) 4, which owns the sewage treatment plant where the mural was painted, needs to wash and re-prime the walls where the mural was done,...

McEwan novel will be book club topic


Join the book club at the Ellis Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 12, to discuss the novel “Atonement” by Ian McEwan. The discussion begins at 6 p.m. The publisher summarizes “Atonement” this way: Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the...

Artists offer works for sale on June 16


More than 40 local artists will offer their pieces for sale at discounts of 10, 20, 30 percent and more at the Port Aransas Art Center’s Third Saturday sale on June 16. The sale will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the center, 323 N. Alister St. A...

Smith gets degree from Texas A&M


Clark T. Smith, a Port Aransas High School graduate, received his diploma on Thursday, May 31, from Texas A&M University – College Station. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. Smith was one of approximately 7,300 TAMU graduates to be awarded their diplomas during the spring...

ISLAND OBSERVER

ISLAND OBSERVER

Holiday remnants; Nature delivers zingers

I don’t know if Cinderella was at the graduation party on our beach but Cinderblockas certainly were, 24 of them arranged in a Stonehenge-like circle. That would have been OK, the blocks used for seating around the fire, but what gave the party goers the right to leave the blocks...

PAHS Class of 2012 awarded

PAHS Class of 2012 awarded


The community and fans of Port Aransas High School stepped up and emptied their pockets to help further the education of the Port Aransas High School Class of 2012. A total of $127,400 in scholarships were presented in a ceremony Tuesday night, May 29. It is the most ever awarded...

$127,400 in scholarships

$127,400 in scholarships


Community supports grads

Community supports grads

Best wishes to the PAHS Class of 2012

Camps for kids offered by MSI


Learn about the “Science behind ‘The Lorax’ and other fun facts” at the first session of the University of Texas Marine Science Institute’s summer camps being offered for grades 3-4 at Olsen Elementary. Session one will be Monday Friday, June 11-15, from 10 a.m. to noon. Download a registration form...

NHS induction

NHS induction


Birding 101

Kids 7-16 can learn to identify birds, sketch birds, build a bird house in UTMSI-sponsored classes

Kids ages 7 to 16 years old can discover the joy of birding by learning bird identification, making a bird feeder, and learning how to sketch a bird or plant just like the famous ornithologist, James Audubon, at Birding 101 classes this summer. Classes are free but preregistration is required....

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