Toodle-oo, turtle!

Toodle-oo, turtle!


Joyful spectators gape and snap photos as an Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) volunteer carries a green sea turtle toward the...

Fun in sun

Fun in sun


With a backdrop of flags flying from golf carts, a group of folks play a game of volleyball on the...

361

361

Officials: highway project on time

Despite big rains in May, the State Hwy. 361 improvement project remains on schedule, with work continuing on a retaining...

Research extends across oceans

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Perry: From ‘Oops’ to hope


Rick Perry’s official kickoff in Addison on June 4 for his most recent presidential race was meticulously planned, right down to having a C-130 transport...

Parks and rec a big plus


Last month, South Jetty reporter Joe Martinez wrote a story about Sunset Sounds marking its 17th year. That, my friends, is only the tip of...

What next? A ‘female Viagra’


An advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended approval of a drug created to raise a woman’s libido. It’s called flibanserin, but...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri.7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. Closed Monday. Call361-749-2416 for...


Toodle-oo, turtle!

Toodle-oo, turtle!


Joyful spectators gape and snap photos as an Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) volunteer carries a green sea turtle toward the shoreline at the beach in Port Aransas on Saturday, June...

Fun in sun

Fun in sun


With a backdrop of flags flying from golf carts, a group of folks play a game of volleyball on the beach on Saturday, June 6, just south of Beach Access...

361

361

Officials: highway project on time

Despite big rains in May, the State Hwy. 361 improvement project remains on schedule, with work continuing on a retaining wall and concrete drainage system, according to the Texas Department...

Research extends across oceans
Yard honors

Yard honors


The Port Aransas Garden Club presented its May residential Yard of the Month Award to Cherie and Les Hoffman. Their house is on Lantana Drive at South 11th Street. Plantings include canary, date and queen palms. Also on the lot are wild olive, magnolia, orchid and banyon trees. Plumbago, esperanza,...

Melissa Brooke to perform on Friday

Sunset Sounds

Melissa Brooke, a Texas country music singer and songwriter and a 2012 Port Aransas High School graduate, will be on stage with her band on Friday, June 12, for the Sunset Sounds concert. Enjoy the evening by the ship channel listening to the music from 7 to 9 p.m., at...

Party like it’s…

All-Class Reunion is Saturday

A basketball game, school tours, karaoke and more is on the agenda on Saturday, June 13, at the All-Class Reunion. Graduates of Port Aransas High School, parents, friends, PAISD staff and teachers are invited to the events that begin at 11 a.m. School tours will take place throughout the day,...

Club picks July’s read


The story of two women who build an unexpected friendship will be discussed at the July meeting of the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club on Tuesday, July 14. “Orphan Train, a Novel” by Christina Baker Kline, is the club’s choice for its July read. It’s the story of a 91-year-old...

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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 Interval Training Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7 a.m. Girl Scout Hut, inside the parks and recreation building, 739 W. Ave. A. (Community...

Don’t get scammed!

Tips given for renting vacation accommodations online

With summer vacation time underway, the Better Business Bureau has a few tips for folks renting vacation accommodations online. These days it’s easy to connect directly with property owners who advertise their vacation homes online, and there are plenty of wonderful stories from people who rent vacation properties, a news...

Stoked

Stoked


Caitlyn Boyer, 7, of Port Aransas rides a wave near Horace Caldwell Pier on Saturday, June 6. She was among kids getting free surfing lessons from Texas Surf Camps, which donates its time and resources for one day of free lessons each year in conjunction with the Port Aransas Parks...

Coming through

Coming through


Folks fish from J.P. Luby Pier at Roberts Point Park as a ship steams through the channel, en route for the Gulf of Mexico on a recent day.

Emergency financial aid grants available for vets


Grants to help veterans with emergency financial needs such as mortgage/rent, utilities (water, gas, electricity), food, and transportation are available through the end of June. Last year, the Nueces County Commissioners Court accepted and executed a grant contract with the Texas Veterans Commission for a Veterans Assistance Program in the...

Workers clean up tar balls along Port Aransas beach


Workers were cleaning up tar balls washing up in Port Aransas this week. General Land Office (GLO) spokesman Jim Suydam reported tarballs between Mile Markers 52 and 62. University of Texas Marine Science Institute research fellow Tony Amos said he saw tar balls along the shore area from Beach Access...

Kids hook ‘em, reel ‘em

Kids hook ‘em, reel ‘em


More than 100 children took part in the 32nd annual Coastal Conservation Association’s Take a Kid Fishing tournament in Port Aransas on Friday and Saturday, June 5 and 6. Designed to teach kids the skills and pleasures of fishing, the...

Early Explorer labs begin on Saturday


Kids ages 3 to 5 are invited to explore the world of marine science at the Early Explorer Labs hosted by The University of Texas Marine Science Institute. The interactive, hands-on programs are on Saturdays, June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, and Aug. 8 and 22, from 10...

Setting goals

Setting goals


The Strategic Planning Committee, above, comprised of Port Aransas ISD administrators, teachers, parents and business owners set goals for 2015- 16 and brainstorm at Port Aransas High School on Tuesday, June 2. H.G. Olsen Elementary Principal Gina McKeever, left, shares some of the goals her breakaway group came up with.

Birding 101 class slated for June 17


Birding 101, free classes that teach kids ages 7 to 16 the fundamentals of birding, are offered again this summer. In these classes, kids will learn to use binoculars, how to identify birds with a focus on field marks, how to eat like a bird, make a bird feeder and...

Awarded

Awarded


The Port Aransas Boatmen organization awarded $1,000 scholarships to twin sisters Katie and Maggie Strain, Port Aransas residents who just graduated from Flour Bluff High School. Pictured is Katie Strain with Charlie Zahn, chairman of the Boatmen. (Maggie couldn’t make it to the presentation due to work responsibilities.) The presentation...

Summer practice

Summer practice


The 2015-16 Port Aransas High School cheerleading squad, from left, Meghan Tipps, Sydney Madsen, Julie Johnson, Grace Flood, Shelby Takahashi, Kaylyn Castleberry and Anna DeHart pose for squad photo during their practice in the Doyle Marek Gym at PAHS on Thursday, June 4. Not pictured, Anne Marie Appling and cheer...

OES pre-k registration open through June 19


Summer registration for the 2015-16 pre-kindergarten class at H.G. Olsen Elementary School is open through Friday, June 19. Elig ible students are 4-years-old, or will be before September 1. OES principal Gina McKeever says the school is moving to an all-day schedule (8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m) versus the half-day...

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