Paving away

Paving away

First phase of 11th Street project nears completion

The pavement is about to be poured. Workers largely have wrapped up utility upgrades, installation of drainage culverts and construction...

Suit over variance settled

City was at odds with Board of Adjustments ruling

The Port Aransas City Council has voted to enter into a settlement in a lawsuit that the city filed against...

City-owned venues fill need

City-owned venues fill need

Full-service hotel would satisfy other requirements

With some Port Aransas leaders planning an effort to lure a hotel-conference center to town, folks might wonder what kind...

South Jetty staffers win national awards


Three South Jetty staffers have won awards in the National Newspaper Association’s newspaper and advertising contests. Reporter Dan Parker took...

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Texas not a swing state


Texas Republicans recently got the word that while the Republican National Convention in late August is in Tampa Bay, Fla., their assigned hotel, the Saddlebrook...

Separate fact and assumption


Apparently the bitter taste left in some people’s mouth when Ralph Durden proposed a development anchored by a high rise hotel on the city’s 67...

Chick-fil-A: A matter of free speech


Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in hot water with the LGBT community because he committed the cardinal sin in an age of political correctness: Thou...

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...

Johnson

Jerry L. Johnson of Port Aransas died on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at his cabin on Otter Tail Lake near Richville, Minn. He was 79. He was born April 8,...


Paving away

Paving away

First phase of 11th Street project nears completion

The pavement is about to be poured. Workers largely have wrapped up utility upgrades, installation of drainage culverts and construction of sidewalks in Phase One of the 11th Street construction...

Suit over variance settled

City was at odds with Board of Adjustments ruling

The Port Aransas City Council has voted to enter into a settlement in a lawsuit that the city filed against a man over a setback on a piece of Port...

City-owned venues fill need

City-owned venues fill need

Full-service hotel would satisfy other requirements

With some Port Aransas leaders planning an effort to lure a hotel-conference center to town, folks might wonder what kind of use the town’s Civic Center and Community Center get....

South Jetty staffers win national awards


Three South Jetty staffers have won awards in the National Newspaper Association’s newspaper and advertising contests. Reporter Dan Parker took first place for Best Breaking News Story in the non-daily...

Last chance

Last chance

Submit art by Saturday

This is the last chance for artists to submit artwork for the Old Town Festival poster contest. The deadline is Saturday, Aug. 4. The contest is being held by the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA), and the winning image will be used for the official poster and other...

‘Annie’ opens tonight

‘Annie’ opens tonight


Members of the cast of ‘Annie’ have been rehearsing since early July to get ready for performances of the musical beginning today, Thursday, Aug. 2. They will run through Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy. 361. Tickets may be purchased through the link at...

Outdoor concert to feature country tunes

Sunset Sounds

Country and popular music is next up for the Sunset Sounds series on Friday, Aug. 10, when Samantha Aiken and the Rodeo Drive band will take the stage. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Admission is free. According to the...

Music, art, food part of exhibit

Music, art, food part of exhibit

Port Aransas Art Center

Merit Show artists will display their works at the next First Friday exhibit on Friday, Aug. 3, at the Port Aransas Art Center, 323 N. Alister St. The event is open for the public to have wine, hors d’oeuvres and hear live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Artists displaying...

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Colorful cover

Colorful cover


Reviewers look at judicial agency

Reviewers look at judicial agency


The sunset review process is designed to identify and eliminate government waste, duplication and general ineffi- ciencies by reviewing each state agency every 12 years. This is done by taking up several state agencies each session when the Texas Legislature convenes. The State Commission on Judicial Conduct (TCJC) is an...

Repairs to start on bridge


Allow extra time to get to and from Port Aransas for the next three weeks if you use the State Hwy. 361 causeway between here and Aransas Pass. Workers will have the bridge narrowed to one lane beginning Monday, Aug. 6, as they repair damage done when a barge hit...

Donation gets free swim at pool Saturday


Bring a donation of school supplies to the Port Aransas Community Pool on Saturday, Aug. 4, and swim free from 6:30 to 8 p.m. All ages are invited to this last after-hours session of the summer. Donated supplies will be distributed to students in the Port Aransas Independent School District....

Artificial reefs not all that new

Artificial reefs not all that new

HISTORY CORNER

Since time immemorial, fishermen have asked the question, “How can I catch more fish?” One answer they discovered was the artificial reef, a man-made structure placed on the sea floor. Artificial reefs benefit fishermen by concentrating the fish they want to catch. The fish congregate at reefs because of the...

Immunization records a requirement at PAISD


Students, including those new to Port Aransas ISD, will have to show either proof they’ve had the state-mandated vaccinations or a notarized exemption form before they’ll be admitted to Port Aransas schools. The proof of immunization must be presented by the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 27. Immunizations required...

‘Annie’ cast prepares for performances to begin

‘Annie’ cast prepares for performances to begin


The cast of ‘Annie’ has been rehearsing since early July and performances begin today, Thursday, Aug. 2. On the bottom row from left to right are Zoey Montgomery as Katie; Pablito Snow as a chimney sweep/servant; Olivia Adams as Molly (Act I); Hanna Templeton as Molly (Act II); Ian Johnson...

Physical exams required before school begins


Students should complete physical exams required for Port Aransas High School before school starts on Monday, Aug. 27, Port Aransas Athletic Director Steve Reaves said. “We are encouraging all students who need a physical to schedule one with their personal physician before school starts,” Reaves said. “All incoming seventh, ninth...

Swimmers score at state

Swimmers score at state


The Port Aransas Swim Team brought home several gold, silver and bronze medals from the TAAF State Games of Texas held at the natatorium in Corpus Christi from Thursday, July 26, through Sunday, July 29. They took 24 swimmers to the competition, which hosted swimmers from all over the state....

Cross-country practice for PAHS starts Monday


Cross-country practice for Port Aransas High School athletes will start Monday, Aug. 6, with two-a-day workouts at 6:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., coach Steve Reaves has announced. Athletes should report to the PAHS Doyle Marek Gym. This year’s cross country team hopes to build on last year’s team, which ran...

KIDS’ CALENDAR


Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Deparment and Other SUMMER PROGRAMS Parents are welcome at any of the kids’ activities Activities held at the Girl Scout Hut are open to the public Daily Activities THURSDAY, AUG. 2 • Park play – balloon squat. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Community pool. All ages, free. Water...

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