Season begins

Season begins


The 2014-15 Port Aransas High School basketball season has begun! From left, Lady Marlins Madison Ray, Summer Hernandez and Jordan...

Mother, son

Mother, son


Katherine Mathews of Port Aransas and her son, Hendrix, who is nearly 2 years old, ride on a standup paddle...

Round two

Council to vote again on question of bag ban

Round two in the plastic shopping bag ban vote is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20. The Port Aransas City Council...

Newspaper deadlines to change for holidays


Noon Friday, Nov. 21, is the deadline for advertising, non-breaking news and letters to the editor for publication in the...

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Dems don’t quit, fight; tax remedies

While Republicans revel in their landslide victory Nov. 4, the chairman of the Texas Senate’s Democratic Caucus isn’t trying to downplay his party’s rout. Instead,...

Feed the hand that feeds you

Look around you the next time you go to church, or a basketball game, or a fundraiser. Who do you see? Your friends, your neighbors,...

Unfaithfully executing law

President Obama is soon expected to issue an executive order that would make it possible for some illegal immigrants, many of whom are the parents...

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.,...

Trophy time

Trophy time

Lady Marlin JVs score third in tourney

The junior varsity Lady Marlins basketball team marked three wins after four tough games, earning third place at the Bishop High School tournament in Bishop, Friday through Saturday, Nov. 14-15....

JV Ladies open season with win

JV Ladies open season with win


The Lady Marlins junior varsity basketball team played hard and gaffed John Paul II High School 27-23 at home on Tuesday, Nov. 11. In the first quarter, the Port Aransas...

BMS Ladies second to none

BMS Ladies second to none


After some early nerves, both the seventh and eighth grade Lady Marlins pulled together to score wins in the Aransas Pass Middle School Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15. Kendall Owens...

Lady Marlins are champs


The Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team won the Kingsville Academy tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15, after a 61-39 win over the Banquete Lady Bulldogs. Madison Ray received...

Season opens with win

Season opens with win


The Lady Marlins varsity basketball team started their season on top with a 52-26 win at home against John Paul II High School, Tuesday Nov. 11. The end of the...

‘Wow!’

‘Wow!’

Marlins opener a 2-point nail-biter

“Wow, what a ride!” That’s what Marlins varsity basketball coach Joe Kocurek said about the first game of the season on Monday, Nov. 17. The team won 66-64 after a...

Yellow Jackets sting JV Marlins in debut

Yellow Jackets sting JV Marlins in debut


The Marlins junior varsity basketball team opened the season against a tough opponent on Monday, Nov. 18, coach Kris Jones said. At home in the Doyle Marek Gym at Port...


Season begins

Season begins


The 2014-15 Port Aransas High School basketball season has begun! From left, Lady Marlins Madison Ray, Summer Hernandez and Jordan Morris greet well-wishers while running onto the court at PAHS...

Mother, son

Mother, son


Katherine Mathews of Port Aransas and her son, Hendrix, who is nearly 2 years old, ride on a standup paddle board in the surf near Horace Caldwell Pier on Sunday,...

Round two

Council to vote again on question of bag ban

Round two in the plastic shopping bag ban vote is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 20. The Port Aransas City Council is scheduled to take up the matter at a meeting...

Newspaper deadlines to change for holidays


Noon Friday, Nov. 21, is the deadline for advertising, non-breaking news and letters to the editor for publication in the Thursday, Nov. 27, edition of the South Jetty. The Thanksgiving...

Chili

Chili

Cookoff slated for Saturday at VFW

Homemade chili and beans, music and fun are on tap on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the 12th annual VFW Chili and Bean Cook-off. Participants will cook onsite and must register at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967, 311 N. Alister St. There is a $10 entry fee per category. Cooking begins...

Yard of the month

Yard of the month


Tiffany Pritchard, sales director with Palmilla Beach Resort and Golf Club, stands on the grounds of her sales office, which the Port Aransas Garden Club recently honored by naming it the group’s November Commercial Yard of the Month. The landscaping, much of which is drought resistant, includes purple fountain grass,...

‘Downfall of a Trustingheart,’ a melodrama, continues run


Enjoy an evening at the theater laughing, booing and hissing at the characters in “Downfall of a Trustingheart or Charity Begins at Home,” now playing at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The melodrama continues on stage Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 20-23. Show times for are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at...

E-recycle, plant swap is Saturday


Blustery weather this past week caused a re-scheduling of the annual citywide E-recycle Day to Saturday, Nov. 22. Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) and the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department sponsor the event from 9 a.m. to noon, in honor of America Recycles Day. Bring any old...

Stuff to do and see

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...

JELM to hold annual Thanksgiving dinner


Purchase your tickets now for the annual Thanksgiving dinner hosted by the folks at the Joint Effort Leisure Ministry to be held on Thursday, Nov. 27. Tickets are $5 per person and include turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy as well as coffee and tea. Serving begins at noon on Thanksgiving Day...

361

361

Highway widening project has begun

A $13 million project to widen State Hwy. 361 at the gateway to Port Aransas proper began on Monday, Nov. 17. Work is projected to continue for the next two years. Workers are doing survey work this week to determine exact elevations of the center of the highway, said Rickey...

Kiwanis calendars ready for pick up


The Kiwanis Club Community Calendars are in and ready to be picked up. The project is a fundraiser for the club. Calendars include birthday, anniversary and memorial listings purchased by individuals. Anyone who ordered a calendar may pick one up from Johanna Smith at American Bank, 216 S. Alister St....

Toy Round-up organizers seeking children in need


Christmas is just around the corner and Port Aransas families who need help providing Christmas gifts for their children should pick up an application from the police or EMS department by Friday, Dec. 12. Applications must be fully completed as well as show proof of residency in Port Aransas. A...

Big breeze

Big breeze


A stiff north wind blows Rhonda Kurtz’s hair hard to one side as she pauses while walking down Cotter Avenue, on her way to do an errand on Monday, Nov. 17.

‘Sling’ into Thanksgiving

‘Sling’ into Thanksgiving

In the kitchen with Sling

I am nuts about the holiday season, which seems to start earlier every year. My mother loved Thanksgiving, especially preparing the big Thanksgiving meal. She planned the menu, bought all the groceries, prepared the food and served it in a...

Reading skills are a plus

Reading skills are a plus

Education notes

In the last couple of weeks the seniors have been in and out of the library researching a topic for a cause and effect paper, creating an annotated bibliography, writing their drafts and then finalizing their papers. While the students were conducting their research, it just reinforced how important it...

Feast away

Feast away


H. G. Olsen Elementary School celebrated Thanksgiving a little early with a feast on Thursday, Nov. 13. Above, Parent Teacher Organization President Cyndi Christenson, left, arrives just in time to greet the kids, as the turkey, stuffing, potatoes and cupcakes are served. At right, Christopher Williams, goes for the cupcake...

Proud PTO

Proud PTO


H.G. Olsen Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization met on Tuesday, Nov. 11, and third grader Delaney Moss volunteered to help the South Jetty by taking pictures. Clockwise from top right: Linda Zahn shakes Cas Ward’s hand as she presents him with a Kindle eReader for being a top reader during...

Order pies by Friday; bake sale set


A pie sale that ends Friday, Nov. 21, and a bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 22, should give you more time with your family this Thanksgiving holiday, thanks to Brundrett Middle School students. Friday is the last day to place orders for homemade pies, and a bake sale Saturday may...

Ace

DeHart attends medical conference in Washington, D.C.

Aynsley DeHart, a senior at Port Aransas High School, attended the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington D.C. The congress, held Friday Sunday, Nov. 14-16, is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. DeHart was nominated by Dr....

Math craze

Math craze


H. G. Olsen Elementary School student Jennifer Clark, right, and a Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi pre-service student work with math using Jenga. Dozens of TAMU-CC students helped OES kids with math by using games and fun activities after a spaghetti dinner on Monday, Nov. 10.

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