Building up

Building up

Construction in town skyrocketing this year

Drive around town, and you can hear the nail guns firing. Construction in Por t Aransas is way up over...

Getting going

Getting going


Heat relief

Heat relief


City tries to stop illegal beach parking

City tries to stop illegal beach parking


Port Aransas city staff is planning to put up additional signs warning beachgoers that they must buy beach parking permits...

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Voter ID law takes Texas back


Over the past half-century, Texas has gone from one of the most restrictive states for voter access to one of the most accessible. The so-called...

Cheers to Yancy, Gary


The folks stepping into Yancy Gillespie and Gary Mysorki’s jobs have some big shoes to fill. These two guys have been around for a long...

Debates need key changes


Dictionary.com defines a “debate” as: “A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.” That is...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tuesday-Sunday. Hours: Water exercise: Tuesday-Friday 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and noon. Open swim: Tuesday-Thursday, 1-3 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 1-6...

Looper

Looper

A service for Truman Merle Looper, 83, of Port Aransas was held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in the Crosier- Pearson Cleburne Chapel. He was buried in...


Building up

Building up

Construction in town skyrocketing this year

Drive around town, and you can hear the nail guns firing. Construction in Por t Aransas is way up over last year, according to city government records and several island...

Getting going

Getting going


Heat relief

Heat relief


City tries to stop illegal beach parking

City tries to stop illegal beach parking


Port Aransas city staff is planning to put up additional signs warning beachgoers that they must buy beach parking permits to park on the town’s beach. The move is coming...

Postcard exhibit opens Saturday

Postcard exhibit opens Saturday

Port Aransas Museum

A celebration of the grand opening of the newest exhibit at the Port Aransas Museum, called “The History of Port Aransas through Postcards,” will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association (PAPHA) will host the wine and cheese reception at the...

Pool hours change for fall

Pool hours change for fall


Back- to- school hours began at the Port Aransas Community Pool, 700 Clark Parkway, on Tuesday, Aug. 21. Open swim is Tuesday- Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and Friday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Shared lap swim time is Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, noon-6...

Tickets going fast for cruise


Live music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres are all part of the Rotary Club’s Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7. The boat leaves from Fisherman’s Wharf at 7:30 p.m. and returns at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are being sold at the Family Center IGA for $50...

Labor Day deadlines set at the South Jetty


Deadlines for the Sept. 6 edition of the South Jetty will be adjusted to accommodate the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3. Advertising deadline will be 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Deadline for news items will be 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4. The South Jetty office will be closed...

Security, setbacks tackled

Advisory board appointments made

The Port Aransas City Council made decisions on video security systems, const ruct ion setbacks, advisory board appointments and other matters at a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 16. The council decided to accept a bid of $22,875 from ICR Technologies to provide a video surveillance system for the Port Aransas...

Airport fees increase

Airport fees increase


Dan Parker Reporter It’s about to become more expensive to use the airport in Port Aransas – or maybe less expensive, depending on how you use the facility. The Port Aransas City Council voted 7-0 on Thursday, Aug. 16, to change fees at Mustang Beach Airport. Vehicle parking goes up...

KPAB to meet on Tuesday


Afghans and T-shirts will be available for purchase at the initial business meeting of Keep Port Aransas Beautiful on Tuesday, Aug. 28. The club will meet at 6 p.m. in the Ellis Memorial Library meeting room to discuss multiple topics, including a KPAB appreciation day, Adopt-A-Beach, which is scheduled for...

New building inspector ‘good fit’ for Port Aransas

New building inspector ‘good fit’ for Port Aransas


The City of Port Aransas has hired a new building official. Abel Carrillo, who said he most recently worked for the City of Pearland as a building inspector, is scheduled to start work in Port Aransas this week, according to Port Aransas City Manager Robert Bradshaw. “I’m excited, man,” Carrillo...

Surf’s up

Surf’s up


Public proposed tax rate hearing to be held today


The Port Aransas City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate today, Thursday, Aug. 23. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in council chambers at city hall, 710 W. Ave. A. City staff has proposed a tax rate of 35.0944 cents per $100...

New faces on PAISD campuses

New faces on PAISD campuses


Teaching/coaching assignments: Special education, Olsen Elementary School and reading intervention teacher Former city and school district (or former position at PAISD): Last year parttime reading intervention teacher and substitute for Olsen Elementary. 2009 – 2011 special education inclusion teacher for Aransas County ISD Rockport. 1993- 2009 special education teacher for...

Vaccinations required at Port Aransas schools


Students, including those new to Port Aransas ISD, must show either proof they’ve had the statemandated 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. Parents who want their...

Register for soccer league next week


Registration for the fall season of the Port Aransas Youth Soccer League will be Thursday, Aug. 30, and Saturday, Sept. 1. On Thursday, the registration runs from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday it will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., both in the H.G. Olsen Elementary cafeteria....

Neat, clean:

School dress code is set for students

With school starting Monday, Aug. 27, parents, students and teachers should take note of the school district’s dress code. The Port Aransas ISD dress code may be enforced at school and school-related activities. Student dress and appearance will be judged on neatness, cleanliness and appropriateness. District staff will determine the...

Reduced price meals available


Port Aransas ISD students who are eligible for free or reduced meals have only one more day to get applications to the school district before school starts on Monday, Aug. 27, said the district’s child nutrition director Amy Boulanger. While applications are accepted throughout the school year, the earlier they’re...

Few openings remain at Marlin Academy


The parents of 22 children have pre-registered for Marlin Academy, the after-school childcare program operated by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The deadline for pre-registering was Friday, Aug. 17. The program had room for a total of 30 children. If the parents of more than 30...

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