Crowd control

Crowd control

City seeks ways to handle Spring Break

Spring Break 2013 was a big one. One of the biggest ever, city officials said. “I don’t think there ever...

Breakers come for fun, vibe, lower prices

Breakers come for fun, vibe, lower prices


For more than 10 days, thousands of Spring Breakers have been invading Port Aransas. What brings these visitors to town?...

Diabetes doesn’t slow Port Aransas athlete

Diabetes doesn’t slow Port Aransas athlete


Port Aransas High School Marlin Colby Minnick is an example of how a teenager can fight diabetes everyday. He lives...

South Jetty on newsstands now


The March 28 print edition of the South Jetty is now on newsstands at the Family Center IGA, some convenience...

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Texas: From blue to red to. . .


Sometimes wizened old Democrats tell stories about when there were lots of them. They’ll recall when winning the Democratic primary was a lock on the...

Opinions aplenty!


Our readers have set a record this week in terms of the number of letters to the editor in a single week. Hats off to...

Death and life in Maryland


The Maryland legislature recently voted to abolish capital punishment in the state, making Maryland the sixth state in the last six years to eliminate the...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open Tues.-Sat.. Hours: Water exercise: Tues., noon. Open swim: Tues.-Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Fri. – Sat., 1-5 p.m. Lap swim...

Tops in Texas

Tops in Texas


Ten varsity Marlins basketball players were named to the all-district team, two were named to the all-regional and one Marlin, Tyler Pate, and one Lady Marlin, Madison Ray, earned all-state...

Varsity places first in tourney

Varsity places first in tourney


The varsity Marlins earned first place at the Fayetteville Tournament on Saturday, March 16. The team played three games, winning two and losing one. All tournament selections were Tyler Pate,...

Marlins take win over Three Rivers

Marlins take win over Three Rivers


The varsity Marlins crushed Three Rivers 14-1 for their second district game on Tuesday, March 12. The Marlins played at Three Rivers and managed to get 11 hits and no...

Focus!

Focus!


Marlins to compete at Hooks’ field on Tuesday


The varsity Marlins will play against Woodsboro at the Whataburger Field, home of the Corpus Christi Hooks, in Corpus Christi on Tuesday, March 26. The game will start at 6:30...

JV Marlins too good for Rivers


The junior varsity Marlins earned a 19-2 victory over Three Rivers on the road on Tuesday, March 12. Hunter Roos went three for three. Ryan Zollars went three for four....

Roos, Borden lead tennis teams

Roos, Borden lead tennis teams

Spring Break tournament in Port Aransas

Hunter Roos and Randy Borden carried the torch for the Port Aransas High School tennis team in the Spring Break Tournament hosted by PAHS on Thursday and Friday, March 7-8....

Track team earns medals

Track team earns medals


Port Aransas High School athletes participated in the Three Rivers track meet on Saturday, March 16. The team earned eight first places, three second places and two third places. Athletes...

PAHS blanks Ben Bolt team

PAHS blanks Ben Bolt team


The varsity Lady Marlins easily defeated Ben Bolt 17-0 on the road for their second district game on Thursday, March 14. Varsity Marlin Savannah Ortiz threw her second straight no-hitter...

JV loses in close game


The junior varsity Lady Marlins lost a close game 10- 11 to Woodsboro on Tuesday, March 12. The game was added at the last minute since San Perlita could not...

Petersen

Petersen

Sonya Alane Petersen, daughter of Beverly (Gene) Johnson of Port Arans as , d i ed Tuesday, March 5, in Rawlins, Wyo. She was born Jan. 24, 1963 in Des...

Baker

Howard William “Bud” Baker Jr. of Port Aransas, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013. He was 71. Baker had been the longtime general manager of The Dunes Condominiums. No services are...

Knight

Mary Virginia “Sissie” Knight of Port Aransas died Friday, March 15, 2013. She was 90. Services are pending with Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass.


Crowd control

Crowd control

City seeks ways to handle Spring Break

Spring Break 2013 was a big one. One of the biggest ever, city officials said. “I don’t think there ever has been more people on our beaches than Saturday,” Mayor...

Breakers come for fun, vibe, lower prices

Breakers come for fun, vibe, lower prices


For more than 10 days, thousands of Spring Breakers have been invading Port Aransas. What brings these visitors to town? Why have they chosen Port Aransas over other Spring Break...

Diabetes doesn’t slow Port Aransas athlete

Diabetes doesn’t slow Port Aransas athlete


Port Aransas High School Marlin Colby Minnick is an example of how a teenager can fight diabetes everyday. He lives a regular teenage life, even with the disease. Some 25.8...

South Jetty on newsstands now


The March 28 print 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. This...

This family didn’t have traffic issues

This family didn’t have traffic issues


11th Street on city agenda


The Port Aransas City Council is scheduled to hear an update on plans to fix bumpy spots on portions of 11th Street that were repaved just last year. The council is scheduled to hear the update from City Engineer Jim Urban at its regular monthly meeting Thursday, March 21, at...

Enjoy sushi for a good reason


Like sushi? The Port Aransas Ar t Center is holding a sushi tasting on Tuesday, March 26, at the Pelican Club restaurant, 914 Tarpon St. Seatings are available at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased now at the Pelican Club. No phone reservations are being accepted. Tickets...

Auditions coming up


Do you sing? Do you dance? Do you sing and dance? If so, the Port Aransas Community Theatre wants to shine its spotlight on you at Spotlight on Port A, a variety show going on stage in April. Auditions have been scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturdays March 23 and 30,...

Volleyball, anyone?

Volleyball, anyone?


Space launch: ants, rocks, sound

Space launch: ants, rocks, sound

Writer’s roost

At one time I worked for a newspaper owned by a group deeply involved in covering the U.S. space program. That news company division owned the only still photo lab at Cape Canaveral. The lab was a pool for all still photo coverage. News agencies could pick and choose from...

Stuff to do and see

Parks and Rec Roundup

Following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register for events, call Pam Greene, community program coordinator, at 749- 4158 or e-mail pamg@cityofportaransas.com. This wek Walk and Talk Take a stroll through the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at...

Fish print is donated as prize art


A Gyotaku (fish print) collage has been donated by area artist Dinah Bowman to the Port Aransas Art Center for a prize drawing to be held Friday, Aug. 2. The piece, valued at $3,000, features a trout chasing a shrimp and a redfish chasing a crab on top of a...

What’s going on?

What’s going on?

JELM

The JELM (Joint Effort Leisure Ministry) Center offers a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. A calendar of regular events is in this edition of the South Jetty and a more detailed calendar of events can be found at the JELM office, 113 S. Alister St. Registration...

Record crowds

Record crowds


Beach bargains

Beach bargains

Sale of treasures washed ashore benefit ARK

The sale of treasures washed onto the shores of Mustang Island and collected by Tony Amos, director of the Animal Rehabiliation Keep, was a sellout on Saturday, March 16. Held at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion at Roberts Point Park,...

Fourth six weeks Honor Rolls

Fourth six weeks Honor Rolls

PAISD

H.G. Olsen Elementary A Honor Roll Third Grade Taylor Alcorn, Aspen Alford, Elish Brennan, Robert Clark, Stefan Deason, Julia Flood, Terese Hagen, John Kinsner, David Kleinhans, Ian McClelland, Zoey Montgomery, Hannah Ramsden, Ava Smith and Hannah Templeton. Fourth Grade Kai Kidd, Luke Merritt, Zachary Parker, Liam Shannon, Pabilto Snow, Ben...

Book Fair is set


The H.G. Olsen Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization and Scholastic, Inc. are teaming up again to present the annual Book Fair next week. Monday, March 25, through Thursday, March 28, the fair will be stationed in the library at the elementary school, 100 N. Station St. Books may be purchased...

Board to review STAAR results, instructional calendar


Port Aransas Independent School District Board of Trustees talked about STAAR results for third to eighth grades and about the instructional calendar for 2013-2014 during its regular meeting on Wednesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. The STAAR results for this year show that PAISD students’ grades are a little over...

Working on watercolor

Working on watercolor


Celebrating technology

Celebrating technology

Education notes

IPads, Apps and Web sites. Oh my! Our Olsen Elementary campus is blossoming into a technology rich, innovative environment where learning and thinking are being enhanced by the mobile capabilities of iPads. Currently every classroom has at least one iPad, and each classroom is using its wireless devices for a...

Winning quintet!

Winning quintet!


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