SandFest survives

SandFest survives

Event described as success despite rainstorm, vandals

Neither driving rain, nor a flooded beach, nor mean-spirited vandals could keep SandFest 2015 from happening. “I think it was...

McKinney named associate superintendent
Ready to ride?

Ready to ride?

More bus options opening up

The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority is planning a pilot route that will mean more trips between Corpus Christi and...

Revised instructions for adding South Jetty app to iPhones


On the home page of your iPhone, go to Safari, type in portasouthjetty.com and click on that link. At the...

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Patrick: Pre-K, property taxes and presumption

This lead- ership stuff hasn’t gone quite as Dan Patrick had hoped. When the Houston radio talk show host-turned-state senator beat out incumbent David Dewhurst...

Tough cat call

If you’ve ever been to the South Jetty office, you know it’s a “cat house.” At one point, we had five cats. That’s one or...

Sign post on road to destruction

When future historians analyze the decline of America they need look no further than the trivialities increasingly occupying our time and concerns instead of substantive...

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...

Lady Marlins beat Refugio, 18-17

Lady Marlins beat Refugio, 18-17


One run gave the Lady Marlin softball team the win against and the Refugio High School Lady Bobcats on Tuesday, April 21, at home. The girls played seven innings for...

Port Aransas falls to Three Rivers, 5-6

Port Aransas falls to Three Rivers, 5-6


The Lady Marlins softball team came up short on Monday, April 20, by one run against the Three Rivers High School Lady Bulldogs. The girls played seven innings in Three...

Season finalé

Season finalé

PAHS boasts quarterfinalist, fourth place

Port Aransas High School’s tennis teamed ended its season at region on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21. The team equaled last year’s results at regional with a quarter...

Marlins shut-out War Eagles, 4-0

Marlins shut-out War Eagles, 4-0


The Marlin baseball team was successful on Tuesday, April 21, in beating the Pettus High School War Eagles, 4-0, in seven innings in Pettus. The Marlins started the game in...

PAHS qualifies five for regionals

PAHS qualifies five for regionals


PAHS Track Team @ Area (San Diego High School) Wednesday, April 22 Regional Qualifiers Varsity Boys First PlaceCollin Barr, 3200m run,10:19Barr, 1600m run, 4:49Fourth PlaceMarkus Marion, longjump, 19’4” Varsity Girls...


SandFest survives

SandFest survives

Event described as success despite rainstorm, vandals

Neither driving rain, nor a flooded beach, nor mean-spirited vandals could keep SandFest 2015 from happening. “I think it was incredible,” said Shawn Etheridge, president of SandFest. “I think it...

McKinney named associate superintendent
Ready to ride?

Ready to ride?

More bus options opening up

The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority is planning a pilot route that will mean more trips between Corpus Christi and Port Aransas than in the past, benefiting commuters and visitors....

Revised instructions for adding South Jetty app to iPhones


On the home page of your iPhone, go to Safari, type in portasouthjetty.com and click on that link. At the bottom of the screen, click on the box with the...

Arts

Arts

Art’e de Mayo group show kicks off celebration of arts

May is a celebration of the arts in Port Aransas and the lead-off event is the First Friday reception on Friday, May 1. The Art’e de Mayo group show reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.at the Port Aransas Art Center. Enjoy the works of the featured artists, light refreshments...

‘Cast and Blast’

Outdoor Dreams Foundation fundraiser slated on Saturday

Enjoy an evening of music, appetizers, open bar and both silent and live auctions on Saturday, May 2, at “Cast and Blast,” a fundraiser for the Outdoor Dreams Foundation. The event is from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A. Texas musicians Davin...

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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...

‘Endless Summer’ exhibit to open


A new exhibit with a Port Aransas connection will have its grand opening at the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi on Sunday, May 3. The exhibit will showcase items associated with the landmark surf film “Endless Summer.” It will all be on loan from the Surfing Heritage and Culture...

Port A birders

Port A birders


Members of the Port Aransas Spoonbills Big Sit! team counted 111 birds on Sunday, April 26, as part of the Great Texas Birding Classic, the largest birding tournament in North America. The team had to stay within a 17-foot circle from 6:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. and keep track of...

Intersections to close while crosswalks go in


Construction workers want motorists to be aware that crews will close some Port Aransas streets for improvements, albeit for limited periods, in early May. 11th Street and Beach Access Road 1A Workers will close 11th Street at Beach Access Road 1A while putting stamped asphalt in for a crosswalk going...

Chili, derby set Saturday


Enjoy homemade chili and pinewood derby racing at the Port Aransas Cub Scout Pack 29 Pinewood Derby and Chili fundraiser on Saturday, May 2. All ages are invited to race at the event that begins at 4 p.m. at the Pollock Center. “We would love for any men in town...

Amos’s beach finds sale set for May 16


Unique beach finds collected by Tony Amos will be on sale Saturday, May 16, at Moby Dicks, 517 S. Alister St. The sale, which benefits the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK), will be from 8 to 10 a.m. Amos is a research fellow at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute...

Fiesta de Mayo reservation deadline slated for Friday


Individual tickets and tables of eight are still available for the 8th annual Fiesta de Mayo, slated for Friday, May 15. The deadline to reserve tickets is Friday, May 1. The night of activities benefiting the Port Aransas Art Center begins at 6 p.m. at the Civic Center, 700 W....

Before, after

Before, after


Beach blast

Beach blast

SandFest was tons of fun

Clockwise from upper right: Rich Lockhart plays in SandFest’s music tent; Brian Wigelsworth o f Sarasota, Fla., carves a likeness of Willie Nelson in the solo master’s division as spectators look on; a crowd courses through the master sculptors area...

Youth competitors

Youth competitors


Board affirms superintendent transition plan, transportation and track projects

School Board wrap

Port Aransas ISD board of trustees recently approved transportation purchases and refurbishments and decided to seek bids for a track refurbishment project. The actions came at a regular board meeting on Wednesday, April 22. Transportation purchases Trustees approved spending up to $105,000 on a new passenger bus for the district...

Getting sandy

Getting sandy


Kids of all ages took advantage of the free sand sculpting lessons during SandFest. These folks enjoyed some afternoon sunshine on Saturday, April 25, and took some time to play in the sand at Lesson Mountain.

A tribute: Tiara Followell

A tribute: Tiara Followell

Education notes

“We can’t all puke rainbows and spit glitter. But we can try… we can try.” My dear friend and colleague Tiara Followell resigned from teaching this year. I am sad for every student who won’t have her for a teacher, because she is exceptional. At the beginning of the year...

Speech winner

Speech winner


Rotarian Jim Cravens, left, presents a check to Port Aransas High School senior Collin Barr for $200 on Friday, April 24. Barr participated in a Rotary Club sponsored speech contest on March 6 where he competed against students from Rockport, Aransas Pass, Ingleside and Port Aransas.

OAP team alternate for state


The Port Aransas High School one act play team was selected as an alternate to the state competition on Thursday, April 23, in Alice. The team performed their one act play, “SYLVIA,” by A.R. Gurney, for judges from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Gabe Tharpe won an outstanding tech award, Ali...

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