Wrecks on 361 rise, fall

Wrecks on 361 rise, fall

TxDOT statistics tell story

Accidents on State Hwy. 361 on Mustang and North Padre islands have increased over the past five years, but the...

Phone found on St. Joe after falling from plane

Phone found on St. Joe after falling from plane


Sky-ground-sky-groundsky ground-sky-ground-skyground sky-ground. That, it turns out, is what the footage ends up looking like when a cell phone falls...

Treats for the eyes, ears

Treats for the eyes, ears

Artfest, Songwriters’ Showcase and more this weekend

Three days of art and music benefiting the Port Aransas Art Center begin on Friday, May 15, with Fiesta de...

Phone Falling

VIDEO INSIDE from April 14 front page story!

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Comptroller Hegar riding to the rescue?


Glenn Hegar may have ridden to the rescue – if Texas’ top leaders, especially Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick – are wise enough to listen to...

No RSVP = R.U.D.E.


Poor manners, regrettably, are becoming quite popular if failure to respond to an invitation — when requested or accepting an invitation and not showing up...

Terrorists among us


The Obama administration says it is still trying to determine whether ISIS was behind the attack in Garland, in which two terrorists were shot dead...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Thur. 1-3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1-5 p.m.; Lapswim: Tue.-Thur. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. ; Sat....

Lady Marlins take down Charlotte for regionals spot

Lady Marlins take down Charlotte for regionals spot


The Lady Marlin softball team is advancing to the regional quarterfinals round of playoffs after area victories against the Charlotte High School Lady Trojans on Friday and Saturday, May 8...

Port Aransas falls to Riviera in bi-district playoff games

Port Aransas falls to Riviera in bi-district playoff games


The Marlin baseball team ended it’s season with backto back losses in the bi-district round of playoffs against the Riviera-Kaufer High School Seahawks on Friday and Saturday, May 8-9. The...

Barr to compete in state track meet

Barr to compete in state track meet


Port Aransas High School track team runner Collin Barr will compete this week at the track state competition in Austin, Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16. A senior runner, Barr says...

Mayes

Debra Mayes, 58, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015. She was born Sept. 14, 1956 in Kirksville, Missouri, to Dean and Carrol Adams. She was a resident of Port Aransas for...


Wrecks on 361 rise, fall

Wrecks on 361 rise, fall

TxDOT statistics tell story

Accidents on State Hwy. 361 on Mustang and North Padre islands have increased over the past five years, but the increase hasn’t been consistent, according to Texas Department of Transportation...

Phone found on St. Joe after falling from plane

Phone found on St. Joe after falling from plane


Sky-ground-sky-groundsky ground-sky-ground-skyground sky-ground. That, it turns out, is what the footage ends up looking like when a cell phone falls from an airplane, plunging 300 feet to the ground and...

Treats for the eyes, ears

Treats for the eyes, ears

Artfest, Songwriters’ Showcase and more this weekend

Three days of art and music benefiting the Port Aransas Art Center begin on Friday, May 15, with Fiesta de Mayo and continue through Sunday, May 17, when the Songwriters’...

Phone Falling

VIDEO INSIDE from April 14 front page story!

Beach finds on sale Saturday

Beach finds on sale Saturday


Distinctive and unusual beach finds will be on sale on Saturday, May 16, at Tony Amos’s beach sale 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...

ARK

Animal Rehabilitation Keep fundraiser slated on Sunday

Friends of the ARK is inviting the public to a fundraiser for the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) on Sunday, May 17. Food, a cash bar, live music and a silent auction will be held at Ed the Beachcombers, 905 State Hwy. 361, from 3 to 7 p.m. Admission to the...

KPAB sets beach party for Saturday


Folks in the community interested in the work that Keep Port Aransas Beautiful does for the community are invited to a beach party on Sunday, May 17. Members of KPAB are celebrating a successful year at the party that begins at 6 p.m. on the beach just south of the...

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

County appraisers available Saturday at middle school for property value talks


Folks who disagree with recent appraisal values of their properties soon will have a chance to discuss it in person with a county appraiser without even leaving Port Aransas. The Nueces County Appraisal District will set up shop in Port Aransas on Saturday, May 16, to meet with local property...

For a rainy day

For a rainy day


Brian Schwartz, top left, and Rickey Seeley load two ‘Ivy’ rain barrels into Schwartz’s truck during the barrel pickup at the Nueces County WCID No. 4 on Saturday, May 9. The barrels, which retailed for $149, were sold through a special promotion with Nueces County for $49. At left, Julie...

‘Storied Life of A.J. Fikry’ is club’s reading for June


A down-on-his-luck bookstore owner, a well-intentioned police officer, a sisterin law and an array of other characters will be discussed at the June meeting of the Ellis Memorial Library book club. “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,” by Gabrielle Zevin, was the club’s choice for its June read. The website...

Pool hours have changed


Swimming pool hours at the Port Aransas Community Park have changed. The pool is now open until 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. Open swim times are Tuesday to Thursday, from 1 to 3 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Lap swim and exercise is scheduled from...

Sackschewsky graduates from boot camp in Naval Reserve

Sackschewsky graduates from boot camp in Naval Reserve


Bakar Sackschewsky of Port Aransas graduated from Naval Reserve boot camp on Friday, April 17. Sackschewsky has been assigned to Fort Sam Houston, where she will go to Hospital Corpsman School. Sackschewsky graduated from Port Aransas High School in 2013 and attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Corpus for two years...

March sales sluggish

March sales sluggish

First negative return

Port Aransas recorded the first drop in sales tax allocations from the state in at least a year. The sales tax figures represent monthly sales made in March as well as January and February sales by businesses that report tax quarterly. The return to Port Aransas city coffers for the...

Five decades of drumming

Five decades of drumming

Williams has played with Reba McEntire, many more

Editor’s note: With Songwriters’ Showcase coming up on Sunday, May 17, the South Jetty took the opportunity recently to interview Port Aransas resident Johnny Elvin “Preecher” Williams, who long has been associated with the event as a musician and emcee....

Roche looking forward to new position next year as principal

Roche looking forward to new position next year as principal


Chris Roche says he doesn’t have any immediate plans for big changes to Port Aransas High School and Brundrett Middle School, saying the district is already doing great things. “As far as next year, I am very methodical in my approach to planning and never make drastic changes when a...

The roads after graduation

The roads after graduation

Education notes

To be honest, I was a little shocked when I was asked to represent my graduating class of 2015 and write this column. I have lived in Port Aransas my entire life and have attended Port Aransas ISD since kindergarten, so I have known my fellow classmates for quite some...

Benefits planned for PAHS student

Benefits planned for PAHS student


A couple of benefits have been planned for a PAHS student with a tuberous sclerosis this Saturday, May 16, and on July 12. Ryan Gautreaux, 16, was diagnosed with the disease before his second birthday, which mutates genes causing tumors on the brain and skin. Jamie, Ryan’s mother, says his...

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