Halloween blossoms

Halloween blossoms


Dressed as flowers and butterflies while trick-or-treating in Port Aransas on Halloween are Adrianna Pena, 14, and her sister, Savannah...

A huge thanks

Veterans Day event slated at high school

Veteran Frank Carter, 95, of Port Aransas, will be the honoree at the annual Veterans Day program on Tuesday, Nov....

On the run

On the run


Port Aransas High School cross country team runners wave goodbye to their fans as they depart Port Aransas, heading to...

Littering tickets non-existent

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Turnover in all four-year state posts

For the first time since Texas went from two-year to four-year terms for most statewide elected officials in 1974, there will be a complete turnover...

For the pain of it

In my dictionary, “running” is a four-letter word. Don’t like it. Never have. About the only time I don’t mind it is when there’s a...

Dems play ‘race deck’ in midterms

Forget the race “card.” In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race “deck.” The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue.- Thur. 1 – 3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue. – Thur. 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,...

Marlins cross country team heads to state

Marlins cross country team heads to state


The Port Aransas High School Marlins are headed to state after claiming the regional championship at the University of Texas at San Antonio on Saturday, Nov. 1. The Lady Marlins...

Lady Marlins get ready to rumble

Lady Marlins get ready to rumble


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball teams will play the second scrimmage of the season at home on Friday, Nov. 7, against Incarnate Word Academy, and it will...

Marlin pride

Marlin pride


Above, Port Aransas High School cross country runner Emma Shannon runs through a tunnel of PAHS fans during the send-off to regionals on Friday, Oct. 31. At left, the Marlin...


Halloween blossoms

Halloween blossoms


Dressed as flowers and butterflies while trick-or-treating in Port Aransas on Halloween are Adrianna Pena, 14, and her sister, Savannah Pena, 9. The Portland girls were visiting the Channel Vista...

A huge thanks

Veterans Day event slated at high school

Veteran Frank Carter, 95, of Port Aransas, will be the honoree at the annual Veterans Day program on Tuesday, Nov. 11. The program will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m....

On the run

On the run


Port Aransas High School cross country team runners wave goodbye to their fans as they depart Port Aransas, heading to the regional meet at the University of Texas at San...

Littering tickets non-existent
‘Glitz and Glaze’ jewelry and pottery show opens

‘Glitz and Glaze’ jewelry and pottery show opens

First Friday Reception

Make your way to the Port Aransas Art Center for the opening of Glitz and Glaze, a jewelry and pottery show, on Friday Nov. 7. In addition to the art show, enjoy live music and refreshments at the First Friday event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will be...

Military to be honored by VFW, Auxiliary on Vets Day


Veterans and active military will be honored by the VFW Post 8967 and its Ladies Auxiliary on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at its Veterans Day tribute. The public is invited to come by the post at 311 N. Alister St. following the Veterans Day program at Port Aransas High School. David...

Fall for the ARK

Friends of the ARK annual benefit on tap Saturday at the Civic Center

Spend an evening enjoying cocktails, food and music all for a good cause on Saturday, Nov. 8. Friends of the ARK invite all to its ninth annual Fall for the ARK fundraiser at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with a presentation by...

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Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. For more information or to register for events, call 749-4158. This Week Total Body Aquacize Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10: 30 a. m. and Saturdays at 12 p. m. Community Park pool. Total body...

Decision 2014

Decision 2014

Races were decided in nationwide balloting

Voters still were casting ballots when this issue of the South Jetty went to press on Tuesday, Nov. 4. Among the biggest contests was the race for the governor’s office, pitting GOP Atty. Gen. Greg Abbott against Democratic opponent Sen. Wendy Davis. Also in that race were Libertarian Kathie Glass...

Toy Roundup starts for families in need


Share the holiday spirit by making a donation to the 17th annual Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Round-up. The annual drive for new unwrapped toys and monetary donations makes sure that all children in Port Aransas wake up Christmas morning with gifts under the tree. Toys for children of all...

Food fight

Food fight

Huesmann to compete in World Food Championships

It’s going to be a food fight to the finish, and the hope is that Port Aransas chef Gail Huesmann will come out the winner. Huesmann, restaurant manager at the Black Marlin Bar & Grill, has qualified for the World Food Championships Nov. 11-17 in Las Vegas. It will be...

Chamber to mark 40th

Chamber to mark 40th


Walk down memory lane as members of the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau celebrate the agency’s 40th anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 13. Festivities will start at 6 p.m. at the Port Aransas Civic Center. In addition to recognizing charter members that remain in business today, former Citizens of the...

Auxiliary to change its meeting day


The monthly meetings of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8967 have changed to the third Tuesday of each month. The change begins with the November meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 11 a.m. at the VFW, 311 N. Alister St. The VFW Post 8967 continues to meet the...

City-wide recycle event is on Nov. 15


Recycle, re-use and reduce waste at the citywide E-recycle Day on Saturday, Nov. 15, in honor of America Recycles Day. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon where residents may dispose of electronics, swap plants, trade books and more. Dispose of and recycle your old computers, monitors, cables,...

Festival sparks fun for fall

Festival sparks fun for fall


Halloween and the end of Daylight Savings Time were celebrated imPort Aransas last week. The annual Fall Back Festival was held to to benefit the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Black Marlin Bar & Grill....

Students observe drug-free week with activities and presentations

Students observe drug-free week with activities and presentations


Port Aransas ISD students did more than just wear crazy clothes, eat pickles and popcorn and have fun at pep rallies during Red Ribbon Week, Monday, Oct. 27, through Friday, Oct. 31. Students at Port Aransas High School learned about how drugs affect the brain in science classes, listened to...

Learning (digital) citizenship

Learning (digital) citizenship

Education notes

Teaching good citizenship has long been an important part of the curriculum in public schools. As American citizens, we value teaching our young people to be responsible adults who contribute to society. There are skills and knowledge not necessarily found in textbooks that our students need to master in order...

Pep it up

Pep it up


Port Aransas High School held a pep rally on Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Doyle Marek Gym. The rally was for the Marlins and Lady Marlins cross country teams. Above, PAHS cheerleaders throw out free T-shirts to the crowd. That day students wore pink for Breast Cancer Awarness during Red...

Student’s dreams come true while in remission

Student’s dreams come true while in remission


Ten-year-old Ezekiel Ortiz had the chance to go anywhere in the world. Before he knew it, he was flying to Cincinnati, Ohio to meet his idol — NFL Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton — to have lunch, hang out in the weight room and even tour the stadium before a game....

Science fair to be hosted by OES


Fizz, fizzle, pop! The H.G. Olsen Elementary School science fair is only a couple of weeks away, which means fourth and fifth grade students are working hard on their projects at home. With 80 projects entered, 10 judges from the community are needed. Students have until Thursday, Nov. 19, to...

Big Blue night

Big Blue night


Marlin Mania was on Monday, Nov. 3, in the Doyle Marek Gym. The event was a way for Marlins, Lady Marlins and Port Aransas High School sports fans to get ready for the basketball season. Above, Nathan Pahany shoots during the three-point show-down. At right, Port Aransas ISD parent Karen...

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