Staring contest

Staring contest

City eyes coyotes; coyotes watch us

The Port Aransas City Council took a walk on the wild side. Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, the council decided...

Concrete example

Concrete example

Dream house built to handle big storms

Chad and Kimber Gorczyca are building their dream house, an unusual structure that they’ve designed both for luxury and the...

Council makes city manager wish list

South Jetty on newsstands now


The Oct. 4 edition of the South Jetty is now on newsstands at the Family Center IGA, some convenience stores...

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‘Dead’ voters may still vote


One of the better opening paragraphs in a news story about Texas’ latest election flap came from Houston Chronicle reporter Mike Morris on Sept. 11:...

Safeguard your right to know


Your right to know is under attack. There is a move afoot, led largely by the Texas Municipal League (a lobby group that represents more...

Individual responsbility is Romney key


Did anyone think the release of Mitt Romney’s tax returns would satisfy Democrats and make them focus on the real issues in this campaign, including...

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...

Port Aransas runners do well at home meet

Port Aransas runners do well at home meet


Port Aransas hosted what coach Steve Reaves called a “great” cross country meet on Saturday, Sept. 22, with the need now to get “everybody running well at the same time.”...

Aggie help

Aggie help



Staring contest

Staring contest

City eyes coyotes; coyotes watch us

The Port Aransas City Council took a walk on the wild side. Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20, the council decided to take several new actions geared toward better controlling the...

Concrete example

Concrete example

Dream house built to handle big storms

Chad and Kimber Gorczyca are building their dream house, an unusual structure that they’ve designed both for luxury and the strength to stand up to big hurricanes. Few, if any,...

Council makes city manager wish list

South Jetty on newsstands now


The Oct. 4 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. Read about...

Beachwalk tomorrow

Beachwalk tomorrow


In the Sept. 20 edition of the South Jetty, the guided beachwalk was erroneously listed as occurring on Friday, Sept. 21. The correct date is tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 28. The free walks give tourists and residents al ike an opportunity to identify shells and other marine life found on the...

By land and sea

By land and sea


Junk, holiday discussed

Port Aransas City Council

The Port Aransas City Council talked about junk and holidays at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20. The council voted 7-0 to have city staff work with the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission to come up with recommendations for possible changes to the city’s existing codes to make it more...

Playtime for parents, tots

Tot time

A new program for tots and parents starts Tuesday, Oct. 2. Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department has started the new program, called “Tot Time,” for parents of younger children looking for an activity to do with other parents and kids. Tot Time will be held at each week on...

My spot

My spot


Chamber mixer set

Members asked to RSVP

An end of summer mixer will be held today, Thursday, Sept. 27, by the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce Tourist Bureau. The setting will be The Back Porch Bar, 132, W. Cotter Ave., and refreshments will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Chamber members are asked to RSVP by...

Rotary Club donates money to swim team

Rotary Club donates money to swim team


The Port Aransas Rotary Club presented Deana Erdner, president of the Port Aransas Swim Team, with a $2,000 donation for a new electronic start system for the swim team on Thursday, Sept 20. The money was part of the proceeds from the 2012 Champagne Cruise. In Erdner’s proposal to the...

Haggerton receives BS degree

TSU San Marcos

Holden Haggerton of Port Aransas received a bachelor’s degree in geography–urban and regional planning from Texas State University in San Marcos. He was awarded his diploma during the 2012 summer commencement ceremonies.

Daughters of Republic seeking new members in Port Aransas


Port Aransas women who are eligible are invited to become members of the Clara Driscoll Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas in Nueces County. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) are a group of women whose ancestry lineage may be traced back to the years...

Local color

Local color


Education notes

Education notes

Learning isn’t all serious stuff

Hands down, the best part of being an educator is spending time with the kids. Between the two of us, we have taught school for 33 years in a variety of different grade levels. (Wow that makes us sound old!) So to say that we have seen and heard a...

Fundraising fun

Fundraising fun


PTO kicks off fundraiser

Elementary students to sell goods

The H.G. Olsen Elementary School Parent Teacher Organizat ion (PTO) has kicked off its annual fundraising drive with Innisbrook products. Innisbrook is a company that specializes in helping non-profit education groups raise money. Students have received selling packets and catalogs and can win prizes by becoming good salespeople, PTO officials...

Parents in class

Parents in class


Key Club

Key Club


S chool’s out early Oct. 5


Students in all three Port Aransas schools will get out early on Friday, Oct. 5, at the end of the six-weeks grading period, school officials have announced. Students in H.G. Olsen Elementary and Brundrett Middle schools will be released at 1 p.m. Students in Port Aransas High School will get...

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