Two tours

Two tours

Farley describes Vietnam service

Editor’s note: With Veterans Day approaching, South Jetty news editor Dan Parker interviewed Port Aransas resident Pat Farley about his...

Turning dirt

Turning dirt


Photographed on Friday, Oct. 30, heavy equipment moves dirt where residential construction is expected eventually to take place on the...

Homes planned for Hwy. 361 acreage


If you’ve noticed earth moving equipment at work on the west side of State Hwy. 361 just inside the Port...

Cross-country runners to battle at state Saturday

Cross-country runners to battle at state Saturday


With an exceptional performance at the regional meet behind them, the Port Aransas High School cross country teams are gearing...

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Bush family’s Jeb! runs into problems

Face it: a good dynasty can be a hard thing to keep alive. And that seems to have befallen the presidential campaign of former Florida...

Come on — speak up

With as many opinions as there are in this town, it amazes me when we have weeks with no letters to the editor. We value...

Bob Beckel should be dead

In Washington, most stories that make the newspapers and evening newscasts are about scandals and political infighting. Rarely is there one about redemption. In his...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 7a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

Marlin basketball

Marlin basketball

Head coach Kris Jones excited for upcoming season; eyes on playoffs

The Marlins’ basketball team is taking on a new identity this upcoming season according to new head coach Kris Jones. Jones, an assistant Marlins’ basketball coach last year, was promoted...

Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking


Construction on the Port Aransas ISD track began on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The infield (middle), above, of the track is being torn up to install drainage pipes before the all-weather...

Youth soccer league needs board members

Youth soccer league needs board members


The Port Aransas Youth Soccer League needs you. The organization needs to fill several board positions. “We need to have a new board in place and begin having meetings by...

BMS boys hoops’ season kicks off

BMS boys hoops’ season kicks off


The Brundrett Middle School Marlins basketball teams kicked off the season with a win for the seventh grade team and a loss for the eighth grade team. The boys played...

BMS Lady Marlins fall to St. James in season opener

BMS Lady Marlins fall to St. James in season opener


The Brundrett Middle School Lady Marlins basketball teams started the seasons on shaky legs with losses for the seventh and eighth grade teams. The girls played at home against the...


Two tours

Two tours

Farley describes Vietnam service

Editor’s note: With Veterans Day approaching, South Jetty news editor Dan Parker interviewed Port Aransas resident Pat Farley about his experiences serving in Vietnam nearly 50 years ago. To see...

Turning dirt

Turning dirt


Photographed on Friday, Oct. 30, heavy equipment moves dirt where residential construction is expected eventually to take place on the west side of State Hwy. 361 just inside the Port...

Homes planned for Hwy. 361 acreage


If you’ve noticed earth moving equipment at work on the west side of State Hwy. 361 just inside the Port Aransas city limits, here’s the deal: Sea Oats Group, the...

Cross-country runners to battle at state Saturday

Cross-country runners to battle at state Saturday


With an exceptional performance at the regional meet behind them, the Port Aransas High School cross country teams are gearing up for the state meet on Saturday, Nov. 7. This...

Earth, Wind, Fire

Earth, Wind, Fire

Show to feature pottery, glass and jewelry

Get some Christmas shopping done early at the First Friday reception at the Port Aransas Art Center on Friday, Nov. 6. The works of artists from Port Aransas, Corpus Christi, Rockport, Houston, Spring Branch and Nacogdoches will be featured from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. In addition to perusing the art,...

PACT to host Sandy Awards for 2015 plays


The red carpet will be rolled out at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 7, for the 2015 Sandy Awards. The Sandy Awards are held each year to celebrate those folks who contribute to the various productions brought to the PACT stage during the past season. The public...

Get rid of personal papers at shred day


Bring up to three boxes of personal papers per vehicle to the Civic Center parking lot on Thursday, Nov. 5, to the free Shred Day. The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau is sponsoring the event for Port Aransas residents and businesses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Although this...

Square Dance Expo Thursday at PACT


Learn about promenade, ocean wave, ladies chain and more square dance terms at the Square Dance Expo hosted by the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 5. The Pioneer Square Wheelers, the square dance group at the Pioneer Beach RV Resort, will perform, and clips from old “Hee Haw”...

Hay ride

Hay ride


Folks get ready to go on a guided audio tour of Port Aransas haunts on a hayride on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The tour, which started at Port Aransas Community Theatre, was sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department. Parks and rec also sponsored a number of other Halloween-oriented...

‘Unbroken’ is book club’s pick


An extraordinary true story of survival during World War II was the Ellis Memorial Library Book Club’s reading choice for November. “Unbroken, A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption,” by Laura Hillenbrand , will be discussed on Tuesday, Nov. 10, beginning at 6 p.m. The New York...

Trashed

Trashed

Dozens benefit from Dunk Your Junk day

About 135 Port Aransas residents took advantage of Dunk Your Junk Day, according to Mike Secich of Keep Port Aransas Beautiful. Folks were allowed to dispose of their junk for free during the event on Saturday, Oct. 31, at the city transfer station, known more commonly as the city dump....

Library group to play ‘Tosca’


Join the Friends of the Ellis Memorial Library on Saturday, Nov. 7, for a special DVD showing of “Tosca,” filmed at the Metropolitan Opera. The free showing of the tragic opera by Giacomo Puccini, staring Shirley Verrett, Luciano Pavarotti and Cornell MacNeil, will begin at 1 p.m. in the meeting...

Roundup group gathering up toys


Port Aransas Emergency Services personnel are ready to take collections of new unwrapped toys and cash for the 18th annual Toy Roundup. The EMS Toy Roundup consists of the Port Aransas EMS, fire and police departments working together to provide toys for more than 125 children and 50 families each...

Turkey Day deadlines to be earlier


The Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 26) edition of the South Jetty will go to press a day early, which means early deadlines Advertising deadlines for both classified and display advertising have been moved to noon, Friday, Nov. 20. Noon that Friday also is the deadline for letters to the editor....

Halloween in Port Aransas

Halloween in Port Aransas


Clockwise from right: Chloe Schwartz and Sasha Venezia, both 7, of Port Aransas, trick or treat in the Channel Vista neighborhood on Halloween. Port Aransas resident Karen Decker, left, dressed as Disney villian Maleficent hands out candy and bracelets from...

Christmas in October

Christmas in October


Brundrett Middle School students rehearse songs after school in October, for the musical ‘Elf Jr.’ The show will be performed at the Port Aransas Community Theatre and is scheduled to run Dec. 9 through 12.

PAISD to apply for Digital Citizenship


In an ever-changing world of social media, what you post could potentially be permanently published on the web. Port Aransas ISD is working on a Digital Citizenship School District certification by Common Sense, a non-profit organization that provides schools and families with information on safe technology and consumable media The...

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

PAISD observes substance abuse awareness

Unusual socks, 80s-attire, popcorn, pickles and more were among a week-long observance of Red Ribbon Week at Port Aransas ISD, Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30. Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and drug violence prevention and awareness campaign that is observed at schools in the United States...

The Port Aransas art experience

The Port Aransas art experience

Education notes

The new school year has been very exciting in the Port Aransas High School art department! I can’t express how thrilled I am to be teaching such a talented and creative group of students. I am originally from Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in visual...

Parking spots to paint on sale for Project Graduation


You can personalize your vehicle, why not where you park it? Parking spots to paint at Port Aransas High School are for sale for $40 to help raise money for Project Graduation. Students and faculty may purchase a spot to paint. Checks can be made payable to the Port Aransas...

Marlin Athletic Booster Club meeting set for Thursday


The Marlin Athletic Booster Club will discuss the upcoming basketball season at its next meeting on Thursday, Nov. 5. At 6 p.m., the club will meet in the Port Aransas ISD administration building, 100 S. Station St. The club will talk about the Marlin Classic tournament which will be from...

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