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Deadlines, office hours adjusted for Labor Day

Deadlines for the Sept. 6 edition of the South Jetty will be adjusted to accommodate the Labor Day holiday on...

What a weigh in!

What a weigh in!


Farewell

Party Friday to honor three department heads

The City of Port Aransas is bidding its final farewell to three long-time city employees tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 31. Parks...

Summer simmers

Summer simmers

Temperatures hold in double digits

It’s hot out there, but maybe not as hot as you might think. We’re sweating and wilting under the sun’s...

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Run-off or not make a difference


Most non-Missourians might never have heard of Todd Akin if – like Texas – Missouri required primary election runoffs when no one gets a majority....

Waiting, watching


Issac, in whatever form it may eventually take, is bringing wind, rain and high tides to the northern Gulf coast states, just brushing Tampa, Fla.,...

Romney has opportunity


TAMPA, Fla. — This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw...

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...

Marlins’ first cross country meet rough going

Marlins’ first cross country meet rough going

Drought creates cracks in GPHS course

The Port Aransas High School Marlins’ first crosscountry track meet of the season, at Portland on Saturday, Aug. 25, was more like an obstacle course than a race. “The course...

Marlins to paddle in honor of coach


They love their coach. A group of Port Aransas High School Marlins basketball team players plan to compete in a charity event in honor of their coach, Joe Kocurek. The...

Barnes

Alvis Gentry Barnes III, 69, died at his home Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, surrounded by family. Ser vices were held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment...


Time off

Deadlines, office hours adjusted for Labor Day

Deadlines for the Sept. 6 edition of the South Jetty will be adjusted to accommodate the Labor Day holiday on Monday, Sept. 3, and city hall, the water district and...

What a weigh in!

What a weigh in!


Farewell

Party Friday to honor three department heads

The City of Port Aransas is bidding its final farewell to three long-time city employees tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 31. Parks and Recreation director Gary Mysorski, EMS director Yancy Gillespie and...

Summer simmers

Summer simmers

Temperatures hold in double digits

It’s hot out there, but maybe not as hot as you might think. We’re sweating and wilting under the sun’s rays this time of year, and yet, Port Aransas hasn’t...

Cruise almost booked

Cruise almost booked

Champagne, Mini Taste

Only a few tickets are left for the Rotary Club’s Champagne Cruise and Mini-Taste of Port Aransas, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7. Participants will be treated to live music, dancing and hors d’oeuvres aboard the Wharf Cat as the sun sets over the Gulf. Local restaurants participate by donating samples...

Bottoms up

Bottoms up


Chapel part of local lore

Tours offered Friday, Saturday

Tours of the Little Chapel on the Hill will be offered Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8. Reservations are required, as space is limited in the tiny stucco building, which sits 26 feet above sea level on the highest sand dune in Port Aransas. To register, visit the Port...

Splash for half price

Community Pool

Splash for half price at the Port Aransas Community Pool on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. The pool, which is usually closed on Mondays, will be open for its annual Labor Day Splash. Lap swimming will be allowed from noon to 1 p.m., and open swim will be from 1...

Enjoying art

Enjoying art


First Friday art reception set


Join the Port Aransas Art Center for an art exhibit, live music and refreshments on Friday, Sept. 7, when it will host the September First Friday art reception, “Island Beaus.” The reception is at the center, 323 N. Alister, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and will feature works for sale...

Bradshaw finalist for new position

Bradshaw finalist for new position

Fort Pierce, Fla.

Port Aransas City Manager Robert Bradshaw is a finalist for the city manager’s position in Fort Pierce, Fla. The Fort Pierce City Commission plans to make a decision on a city manager on Tuesday, Sept. 4, after conducting interviews with four finalists this week, according to Anne Satterlee, communications and...

ARK celebrating its 30th birthday


The Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) turns 30 this year. To celebrate, it is holding a Birthday Bash on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Civic Center. Brian Winfrey will play live music and a cash bar will open at 6 p.m. A “Texas luau” will be served up by Coastal Catering,...

Rotarians present check to ADA


Br ianna D’Herde, 9 , granddaughter of Por t Aransas Rotarians Nancy and Donny D’Herde and Erin Wilder, American Diabetes Association director, presented a program to the Rotary Club on Thursday, Aug. 23, describing several upcoming efforts to raise funds and awareness for diabetes research. Locally, Brianna was encouraging everyone...

Fighting diabetes

Fighting diabetes


Teachers learn during summer

Teachers learn during summer

Education notes

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats. The staff at Port Aransas High School is committed to lighting fires in the minds of our students this school year. We continue to model lifelong learning and seek ways to improve the...

Last hurrah

Last hurrah


Port Aransas starting 4-H Club


Kids age nine through 19 interested in joining a 4-H club should meet in the Port Aransas school administration building, 100 S. Station St., on Monday, Sept. 10. Organizers will hold the meeting at 6 p.m. to organize a 4-H club in Port Aransas. A few of the projects on...

Getting acquainted

Getting acquainted


Trustees set to approve budget

Requires dipping into revenue fund

Port Aransas school trustees will be asked today, Thursday, Aug. 30, to approve a budget for the coming year that will depend on taking money from the district’s revenue fund to balance. The proposed tax rate of $1.08555 per $100 valuation for property in the school district is 2.321 cents...

Lined up to learn

Lined up to learn


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