New life

New life

Lighthouse getting restoration work

The historic Lydia Ann Lighthouse, subject of thousands of Port Aransas visitors’ vacation photos over the years, is undergoing restoration....

Bradshaw, Fort Pierce reach agreement


Port Aransas City Manager Robert Bradshaw has reached an oral agreement with Fort Pierce, Fla., city officials to take on...

Awoooo!

Awoooo!

Coyote meeting scheduled tonight

While a number of folks in Port Aransas say this town has a big coyote problem, officials in other Coastal...

Beach walk is Sept. 28


The monthly beach walk will be held Friday, Sept. 28. A story in the Sept. 20 edition of the South...

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New Mexico: Envying swings

SANTA FE, New Mexico – TV station owners here, and some editorial writers, tend to envy Ohio, where the presidential campaigns have dropped more than...

Should we tell them about fall?

We put up with a lot to live in Port Aransas. Heat. Humidity. Wind. Salt. And it’s worth it, now that the temperature has dropped...

Weakness only leads to war

“How could this happen?” asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in response to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador...

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...

Marlins run away at UTSA, rise to No. 1

Marlins run away at UTSA, rise to No. 1


Port Aransas High School runners had what coach Steve Reaves called a “good meet” in San Antonio on Saturday, Sept. 15; the Marlin boys cross country team is now the...

Engebretson

Engebretson

Arlyss Leona Engebretson, of Reeve, Wis., died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at the Amery Regional Medical Center in Amery, Wis. She was 81. Engebretson was a Port Aransas Winter...

Turicchi

Turicchi

Theodore Roosevel t (Ted) Turicchi died on Wednesday, S ept . 1 2 , 2012, in Corpus Christi. He was 93. He was the father of Gregg (Lez) Turicchi of...


New life

New life

Lighthouse getting restoration work

The historic Lydia Ann Lighthouse, subject of thousands of Port Aransas visitors’ vacation photos over the years, is undergoing restoration. Workers are removing damaged and eroded old bricks and replacing...

Bradshaw, Fort Pierce reach agreement


Port Aransas City Manager Robert Bradshaw has reached an oral agreement with Fort Pierce, Fla., city officials to take on the job of city manager of that town, Bradshaw said....

Awoooo!

Awoooo!

Coyote meeting scheduled tonight

While a number of folks in Port Aransas say this town has a big coyote problem, officials in other Coastal Bend communities aren’t howling about the feral canines. The Port...

Beach walk is Sept. 28


The monthly beach walk will be held Friday, Sept. 28. A story in the Sept. 20 edition of the South Jetty incorrectly reported that it would be tomorrow, Friday, Sept....

Program for ‘tots’ starts in October

Program for ‘tots’ starts in October


“Tots” in the area can spend time with other “tots” and parents at a new program sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 2, Tot Time will be held at 9:30 a.m. each week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sessions are expected to last approximately oneand...

Pretty yard

Pretty yard


Beach clean up is Saturday


The Adopt a Beach program, which is having its 26th annual fall clean up in Port Aransas this Saturday, Sept. 22, has recently won a national award for its efforts for the third time since the program began. On Thursday, Oct. 11, Adopt a Beach will be recognized in Washington,...

Beachwalk is Friday


A guided beach walk tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21, will give residents and visitors of all ages an opportunity to learn about seashells, marine life and other items found while walking along Port Aransas beaches. Guide Shirley Fischer will lead the free walk beginning at 9 a.m. under the purple flag...

Bake sale to be held on Sunday


The class of 2013 is gearing up now for its Project Graduation event at the end of the school year with a bake sale at the Family Center IGA on Sunday, Sept. 23. The fundraiser will run from 8 a.m. until noon. Anyone wishing to donate baked goods may bring...

Water restrictions likely

Water restrictions likely


Recent rains aren’t expected to change projections that mandatory water use restrictions likely will be imposed on Port Aransas and other Coastal Bend communities around early October. That’s the word from Joanne Salge, a management assistant with the Corpus Christi Water Department. Port Aransas gets its water from the City...

Sales taxes regain momentum

Sales taxes regain momentum


After an atypical slump last month, Port Aransas’ sales tax receipts continued to climb in September, posting a 10.47 percent increase over the same month last year and a 4.70 increase over the year-to-date in 2011. The month’s sales tax rebates are $227,724.38, compared with $206,125.68 last September. For the...

The shelter, explained

The shelter, explained

Animal care at facility described to Rotary Club

Port Aransas Rotar y Club President Jim Cravens sponsored Animal Friends of Port Aransas head Heather Maynard and Animal Control Officer Jim Williams to describe the Port Aransas Animal Shelter, how it operates and what it needs at a meeting Thursday, Sept. 13. Today the shelter has seven dogs and...

‘Nothing Daunted’ is book club choice


Pick up a copy now of the book, “Nothing Daunted,” by Dorothy Wickenden, at the circulation desk of the Ellis Memorial Library to join in a book discussion with the book club on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The group will meet in the library at 6 p.m. According to Simon and...

Authors’ works to be in ‘Chicken Soup’ series

Authors’ works to be in ‘Chicken Soup’ series


Two members of the Port A Pens writers’ group have written stories that are being published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series this year. Alice Marks has written a story called “My Talking Cat” for an edition of the series called “I Can’t Believe My Cat Did...

Purchase tickets or tables now for Fiesta in October

Purchase tickets or tables now for Fiesta in October


Tickets went on sale Monday, Sept. 10, for Fiesta in October, the annual fund raising event for the Port Aransas Education Foundation. Tables went on sale Friday, Aug. 31. The fund raiser will be held Friday, Oct. 5, at the Port Aransas Civic Center from 7 to 10 p.m. It...

Theatrically speaking

Theatrically speaking


Preliminary test scores look good


Educators don’t expect a decision from the Texas Education Agency until January on exactly how to score last spring’s TAKS and STAAR tests, but preliminary numbers seem to indicate Port Aransas ISD students are doing well compared with other Texas students and with federal guidelines. Principals from the district’s three...

Education notes

Education notes

Learning from a nine-month-old

This is what I learned: I learned to be patient. I’ve never been the very impatient type with roadrage or anything like that. I’m usually very patient with other people. It is with myself I have learned to be patient and with how life unfolds in ways out of my...

Trustees make minor changes in PAISD goals


With only minor changes, Port Aransas ISD board members on Thursday, Sept. 13, adopted the same goals for the coming year that they had set for the current year. In presenting the goals, discussed at a workshop held at Cline’s Landing on Thursday, Sept. 6, Superintendent Dr. Sharon Doughty said,...

Trustees ponder bond election


Port Aransas school board members have agreed to tentatively take a look at asking voters to approve a bond issue that would pay for things the board says are district needs. Listed on the board’s agenda on Thursday, Sept. 13, as immediate needs are: • The third phase of an...

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