Football, island style

Football, island style


When Port Aransas High School students play football, they’re probably going to do it at the beach. Jace Maxham carries...

Stating his case

Stating his case


Port Aransas High School track star Collin Barr runs in the 1,600-meter event at the state meet in Austin on...

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Free, inside


This edition contains the South Jetty’s Summer Visitors’ Guide, full of information on dining, activities, night life, events, lodging and...

From boiling to merely hot

From boiling to merely hot

Development slows slightly

Development in Port Aransas isn’t quite up to last year’s rapid pace, but it certainly isn’t dragging. As of last...

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Political Cartoon

Snuffing out marijuana decriminalization

The Texas Legislature probably will adjourn June 1 without reducing the penalties for marijuana possession to the level of a traffic ticket. Proponents of the...

Drought: You can count on it

Water, water – water everywhere! Except when it’s not. As lakes and reservoirs rise with all the rain we’ve had over the past several months,...

Who is a journalist?

My first job in journalism was as a copyboy at the NBC News Bureau in Washington, D.C. In my early 20s, I asked Bill Corrigan,...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Thur. 1-3 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 1-6 p.m.; Lapswim: Tue.-Thur. 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ; Sat....

TLU bound

TLU bound


Senior Jackson Willoughby, center, talks on the phone with the coach from Texas Lutheran University on Wednesday, May 13, before signing to play basketball. Shown seated with Willoughby are his...

Barr places in state track meet in Austin

Barr places in state track meet in Austin

PAHS senior finishes fifth, sixth in running events

Port Aransas High School’s Collin Barr ran in both distance races at the UIL State Track and Field meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Barr had his best finish in...

Top athletes

Top athletes


Above, Madison Ray, left, and Collin Barr pose with Port Aransas ISD athletic director Steve Reaves as they’re presented with the Athlete of the Year award on Monday, May 18,...

Lady Marlins softball season ends with loss to Lady Eagles

Lady Marlins softball season ends with loss to Lady Eagles


After six innings and more hits on the board, the Lady Marlins softball team fell to the Benavides High School Lady Eagles, 4-14, during the regional quarterfinal round of playoffs....

Three of four BMS teams take district tennis titles

Three of four BMS teams take district tennis titles


The Brundrett Middle School tennis teams started and ended their season with the district tournament on Monday, May 11, in Port Aransas. The net result: the eighth grade boys, seventh...

Johnson

Johnson

Pamela Leah Johnson of Port Aransas died suddenly on Sunday, May 17, 2015. She was born in New Orleans on Dec. 17, 1951, and grew up in Houston. She moved...


Football, island style

Football, island style


When Port Aransas High School students play football, they’re probably going to do it at the beach. Jace Maxham carries the pigskin while Dylan Denton pursues him in sands near...

Stating his case

Stating his case


Port Aransas High School track star Collin Barr runs in the 1,600-meter event at the state meet in Austin on Saturday, May 16. He also ran in the 3,200-meter race....

Free, inside

Free, inside


This edition contains the South Jetty’s Summer Visitors’ Guide, full of information on dining, activities, night life, events, lodging and much more.

From boiling to merely hot

From boiling to merely hot

Development slows slightly

Development in Port Aransas isn’t quite up to last year’s rapid pace, but it certainly isn’t dragging. As of last week, City Hall so far this year had issued 42...

Boat show

Boat show


The Port Aransas Garden Club will kick off the Farley Boat Planter Tour, in conjunction with the Farley Boat Works and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau, on Friday, May 22. The pictured planter is located in front of the Family Center IGA. With the planter are, from left,...

Feeling lucky?

Kiwanis Golf Ball Drop is Tuesday

Purchase your tickets for a chance to win the $1,000 grand prize at the Kiwanis fifth annual Golf Ball Drop to be held on Tuesday, May 26, at 5:30 p.m., just before the Port Aransas High School Scholarship Awards ceremony. Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100 and may...

Auxiliary to collect donations

Friday through Monday

American flags and poppies will be distributed on Memorial Day weekend, and donations collected for the Fisher House Foundation by the Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 8967. The auxiliary will have a table set up at the Family Center IGA on Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24, from 10...

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...

VFW to serve free lunch on Memorial Day


Celebrate Memorial Day with a free lunch at the VFW Post 8967 on Monday, May 25. Lunch, provided by David “Cougar” Hill and Billy Powers, will be served beginning at noon. Veterans will be provided limited complimentary beverages of their choice. The public is invited to join in the tribute...

Rabies clinic set Saturday


Your “fur babies” can get low-cost rabies shots at the City of Port Aransas Bi-annual Rabies Clinic on Saturday, May 23. Dogs and cats should be brought to the Port Aransas Animal Shelter, 409 W. Cotter Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rabies shots with a tag and a...

Appraisal disputes

Appraisal disputes


Of speeding tickets and doggie tickets

Of speeding tickets and doggie tickets

Coffee Girl

I stay in trouble. Honestly. Even when I try to be good. Even when I’m perfectly innocent, I find myself in trouble. Like the time I was driving my dad to his doctor’s appointment when his blood sugar dropped. I was being very careful to drive within the speed limit,...

Painting up high

Painting up high


Two painters, above, work on painting the ‘Fighting Marlins’ logo on the water tower located west of State Hwy. 361 on Saturday, May 16. According to the water district manager Mark Young, the total cost of the project was $244,000 and was contracted through M.K. Painting Inc. to paint the...

For the ARK

For the ARK


Attendees, above, look at various items up for silent auction at the ARK fundraiser at Ed the Beachcombers on Sunday, May 17. Lynn Amos, left, and Harold Gage look over appetizers served during the fundraiser.

ArtFest sells paintings, jewelry, music and more

ArtFest sells paintings, jewelry, music and more


Clockwise from right, artist Mary Goering of Leander, left, and Port Aransans Daryl Wiley and Melissa Kay, look at Goering’s painted sand dollars during ArtFest at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, May 16. ArtFest visitors had their choice of vendors...

Field day fun

Field day fun


Clockwise from top, Olsen Elementary Students Justice George, left, Mikey Hornbuckle, Alvira Scott, Megan Gallegos and Mollie Sheffield blow chewing gum bubbles during a game for field day on Friday, May 15. OES student Donovan Hall puts all his might into a game of tug-of-war while shouting, “Is that all...

Scholarships

Ceremony at PAHS set for Tuesday in Doyle Marek Gym

The Port Aransas High School scholarship ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 26, in the Doyle Marek Gym at PAHS, at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited and the admission is free. This year’s valedictorian and salutatorian will then be presented and donors will award scholarships to graduating seniors. Last...

Looking forward: reflecting on a successful year

Looking forward: reflecting on a successful year

Education notes

It is hard to believe that another school year has come and gone. This is a great time to reflect on where we have been, and where we are going. I have seen and experienced many changes in education over the past 45 or so years that I have been...

Auditions set for kids’ summer production


Kids 18 and younger are invited to the open auditions for the Port Aransas Community Theatre’s summer production of “Alice and Wonderland, Jr.” The auditions will be held at the theater, 2327 State Hwy. 361, Thursday and Friday, May 21 and 22, at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 23, at...

Athletic physicals for next year to be held on Friday at PAHS


The next athletic season for Port Aransas ISD is just a summer away. The Amistad Community Health Center and Driscoll Children’s Residency Program will be teaming up on Friday May 22, at 3 p.m. at the Doyle Marek gym at Port Aransas High School to provide athletic physicals for students...

Strategic planning meeting set for PAISD on June 2


Port Aransas ISD will hold its next Strategic Planning Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 2, from 7 to 8 p.m., in the Port Aransas High School library. Strategic Planning Committee members of PAISD include members of the school board, teachers, local church and organization leaders, parents of school children, business...

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