Making housing happen

Making housing happen

Colorado tourist town caters to its workforce

Editor’s note: As city leaders are searching for ways to ease an affordable housing shortage in Port Aransas, the South...

Sunset Sounds still big after 17 years of shows

Sunset Sounds still big after 17 years of shows


It was the last “ Twilight Talk” of the season on Oct. 3, 1996. Elizabeth Villines, the Port Aransas Parks...

Folks express it with cart plates

Folks express it with cart plates

Hook ‘em ... Crash ... Go Fish ... Happy Hr

Dozens of people are trumpeting their family names, revealing personal interests, expressing their college allegiances and more with the personalized...

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Pre-k expansion too important to wait very long


At the start of the current legislative session, new Gov. Greg Abbott named expanded pre-kindergarten as the first of five matters he designated as emergencies....

Little bit of everything


Scattershooting this week . . . Housing. Please read news editor Dan Parker’s story on Page 1A about how Breckenridge, Colorado, is tackling housing for...

Devilish details still to come in deal with Iran


Too bad the “framework” of a nuclear weapons deal with Iran didn’t come four days earlier, on April Fools’ Day. It would have been more...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Thur. 1 – 2 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1-5 p.m.;Lap swim: Tue. – Thur. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Fri. 8...

Wildcats fall to Marlins, 11-1

Wildcats fall to Marlins, 11-1


Scoring runs in each of the five innings against the Yorktown High School Wildcats, the Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team came out on top, 11-1. The Marlins played...

Victory over Runge

Victory over Runge

Marlins take down Yellowjackets, 12-2

The Marlin baseball team had little trouble conquering the Runge High School Yellowjackets, winning 12-2, on Thursday, April 2, at home. Marlin Caleb Minnick kicked the game off with a...

Lady Eagles fall to Lady Marlins

Lady Eagles fall to Lady Marlins

Port Aransas finishes off Woodsboro, 9-2

Picking up its fifth district win of the season, the Lady Marlins softball team defeated the Lady Eagles of Woodsboro High School, 9-2, in seven innings. The Lady Marlins played...

Port Aransas beats Refugio

Port Aransas beats Refugio


The Lady Marlin softball team picked up a win against the Refugio High School Lady Bobcats, 16-4, in six innings on Monday, March 30. The Port Aransas team played its...

PAHS golf advances to regional tourney


Port Aransas High School golf teams advanced to regionals on Thursday, April 2. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished in second place and will compete on April 15 and...

Warm up

Warm up

Marlins dominate in practice tourney

Mathis High School tennis players were in for a long ride home after the Port Aransas Marlins won five out of eight matches with them at a practice tournament on...

Corpus Christi meet a success for PAHS track


The track team at Port Aransas High School walked away with medals after a Corpus Christi track meet. The meet, held at Cabannis Field, took place on Thursday, April 2,...


Making housing happen

Making housing happen

Colorado tourist town caters to its workforce

Editor’s note: As city leaders are searching for ways to ease an affordable housing shortage in Port Aransas, the South Jetty has run stories describing how other resort communities –...

Sunset Sounds still big after 17 years of shows

Sunset Sounds still big after 17 years of shows


It was the last “ Twilight Talk” of the season on Oct. 3, 1996. Elizabeth Villines, the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department director at the time, took the stage...

Folks express it with cart plates

Folks express it with cart plates

Hook ‘em ... Crash ... Go Fish ... Happy Hr

Dozens of people are trumpeting their family names, revealing personal interests, expressing their college allegiances and more with the personalized golf cart license plates that are new to Port Aransas...

Easter Egg Hunt

VIDEO INSIDE!

‘La Traviata’ DVD showing is Saturday

‘La Traviata’ DVD showing is Saturday

Ellis Memorial Library

A special DVD presentation of “La Traviata” will be shown at the Ellis Memorial Library on Saturday, April 11. The Friends of Ellis Memorial Library are hosting the free event, which begins at 3 p.m. “La Traviata” was filmed at the Metropolitan Opera Company and stars Teresa Stratas and Placido...

Dunking junk

Dunking junk


Dylan Barnett, left, and Traver Truax unload a truck load of junk at the city dump on Saturday, March 28. Barnett and Truax, members of the Port Aransas High School Planeteers environmental club, were among a number of volunteers helping people dispose of refuse as part of ‘Dunk your Junk...

Swap

Swap

Annual Spring Plant Swap slated Saturday at parks and recreation

Thin out your landscape and bring the plants and cuttings to the Spring Plant Swap on Saturday, April 11, sponsored by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful and the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. The exchange/give-away takes place from 9 a.m. to noon in front of the parks and...

Sunset Sounds concert series kicks off 2015 season Friday


Make your way to the Patsy Jones Amphitheater at Roberts Point Park on Friday, April 10, for the first concert in the 2015 Sunset Sounds series. Raeanne Reed and the Ride will perform beginning at 7 p.m. The band is a classic rock and roll blues band that plays well-known...

Brats cooking on Saturday at boat works


Bratwurst will be on the grill at the Farley Boat Works, “Brats and Boats,” on Saturday, April 11, at 5:30 p.m. for the Second Saturday celebration. The boat works crew will grill. T.hose attending are asked to bring a side dish, appetizer or dessert and their favorite beverage. Musicians will...

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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 Aquasize Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10: 30 a. m. and Saturdays at 12 p. m. Community Park pool. Total body...

Fine food, fine wine

Fine food, fine wine


Gayle Abernethy of Port Aransas samples the offerings at a table manned by Venetian Hotplate folks at the Kiwanis Club’s ‘Meet the Chefs Food and Wine Extravaganza,’ an event at the Civic Center on Monday, March 30. The occasion offered food samplings and wine pairings from six Port Aransas restaurants.

Northbound I-37 roadwork to continue into early summer


Port Aransas residents and visitors who take I-37 to get to San Antonio and points north should take note of roadwork that the Texas Department of Transportation started this week that will continue through early summer. Crews were scheduled to begin resurfacing a 12-mile section of northbound I-37 in San...

PAGC set to tour gardens on Tuesday


PAGC members will tour gardens of Port Aransas residents on Tuesday, April 14. The annual “Hidden Garden Tour” will take the place of the regular meeting. Members will meet at the Community Center at 5:30 p.m. and receive a map of the locations of this year’s tour of hidden gardens....

Texas SandFest

Texas SandFest

Annual sand sculpting event set for April 24-26

Tens of thousands of folks will fill the beach in Port Aransas for Texas SandFest 2015 from Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26. SandFest, the official sand sculpting competition for the State of Texas, will kick off on Saturday, April 18, with free sand sculpting lessons at Lesson Mountain....

Easter in the park

Easter in the park

Kids hunt for eggs, enjoy games and prizes

(Counterclockwise from left) Hendrix Mathews, 2 , of Port Aransas shares his stuffed Easter animals with the Easter Bunny during the Easter Egg Hunt at Roberts Point Park, sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and the Port...

T-shirts for the squad

T-shirts for the squad


Senior cheerleader Emma Shannon leads team hopefuls in rehearsals for try outs in the Doyle Marek Gym at Port Aransas High School on Monday, April 4. The squad will be hosting a T-shirt fundraiser to send the squad to a camp in August and to also buy new uniforms. Businesses...

Schema for success

Schema for success

Education notes

Students at H.G. Olsen Elementary School have been taught that their minds are mental file cabinets to store their life experiences. We refer to this information as our “schema.” Each one of us has our very own schema that we add to every day with new experiences, actions and information....

Barrentine on PAHS honor roll


Trace Barrentine, a senior at Port Aransas High School, made the A Honor Roll for the third nine weeks grading period. His name was inadvertently left off the list provided for the April 2 edition of the South Jetty.

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