Thanks, Santa!

Thanks, Santa!


Levi Messex, 3, of Port Aransas hefts the gift he received at the Children’s Christmas Party held on Wednesday, Dec....

Doggone dog found

Doggone dog found

Just in time for Christmas ...

It’s a Christmas miracle. Thirty days after Hank, a blond Labrador retriever-mix, disappeared from his Port Aransas back yard, he...

Port Aransas needy get food, gifts

Port Aransas needy get food, gifts


Organizers of the Port Aransas Emergency Services 18th annual Toy Roundup and the annual Care and Share Christmas Food Drive...

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Fantasy about Cuba, Canada and the U.S.A.

This is a fantasy, about a dream. Rafael was a teenager in Cuba in 1957. Rebel Fidel Castro had mounted a war to seize control...

It’s about believing

What is probably the most famous editorial ever written was penned by Francis P. Church, an editorial writer at the New York Sun, in 1897....

Republicans surrender to the ‘dark side’

Since nearly everyone else seems to be employing “Star Wars” metaphors these days, permit me to use some of my own. To conservatives, the Republican...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-5 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 8a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-5 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

Refugio Lady Cats fall to Lady Marlins, 39-31

Refugio Lady Cats fall to Lady Marlins, 39-31


The Lady Marlins played the Refugio High School Lady Cats on Tuesday, Dec. 15, winning, 39-31. The Lady Marlins played in Refugio. “I was very pleased to see the execution...

Lady Marlins beat Cowgirls, 50-24

Lady Marlins beat Cowgirls, 50-24


Big plays by the Lady Marlin basketball team secured a win, 50-24, against the Premont High School Cowgirls on Friday, Dec. 18. “We have improved so much since the start...

JV Lady Marlins take down Lady Cats, 31-8

JV Lady Marlins take down Lady Cats, 31-8


The JV Lady Marlin basketball team took on the Refugio High School Lady Cats on Tuesday, Dec. 15, winning 31-8. The Lady Marlins played in Refugio. After shutting out the...

Pirates beat Marlins, 36-47

Pirates beat Marlins, 36-47


A good first half performance by the Marlins wasn’t enough to beat the Sinton High School Pirates on Tuesday, Dec. 15. The Marlins took the loss against the Pirates, 36-47,...

Marlins defeated by Rockport-Fulton, 58-64

Marlins defeated by Rockport-Fulton, 58-64


A tough 13-point deficit in the first quarter kept the Marlin basketball team from beating the Rockport Fulton High School Pirates on Friday, Dec. 18. The Marlins lost against the...

JV Marlins win one game against Pirates, 35-30

JV Marlins win one game against Pirates, 35-30


The JV Marlin basketball team, playing two games as a ‘white team’ and ‘blue team,’ picked up one win and one loss against the Sinton High School Pirates on Tuesday,...

Williford

Williford

Beth Marie Williford of Port Aransas died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015. She was 53. She ha d been em- ployed at the Family Center IGA in Port Aransas. Williford was...


Thanks, Santa!

Thanks, Santa!


Levi Messex, 3, of Port Aransas hefts the gift he received at the Children’s Christmas Party held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Civic Center. Dozens of children received gifts,...

Doggone dog found

Doggone dog found

Just in time for Christmas ...

It’s a Christmas miracle. Thirty days after Hank, a blond Labrador retriever-mix, disappeared from his Port Aransas back yard, he was found more than 400 miles away and brought back...

Port Aransas needy get food, gifts

Port Aransas needy get food, gifts


Organizers of the Port Aransas Emergency Services 18th annual Toy Roundup and the annual Care and Share Christmas Food Drive have wrapped up their campaigns for donations. The Toy Roundup...

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Nicely done

Nicely done


Randall and Wendy Moore stand with their children, Tres and Kali, at their home at 106 La Joya, named Residential Yard of the Month for December by the Port Aransas Garden Club. Their landscaping includes Florida sables, queen palms, cardboard palms, natal plums, blue plumbagos, pink, yellow and white plumeria,...

Enchanted holiday

Forest open to public through Wednesday

Get into the Christmas spirit by stopping by the Civic Center to see the display of decorated trees in the Enchanted Holiday Forest. Individuals, families, organizations and businesses have decorated trees with their interpretations of this year’s theme, “The Magic of Christmas.” The forest is open to the public through...

VFW to serve free dinner on Christmas Day


Folks at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 are hosting a free Christmas dinner on Friday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. The public is welcome to stop by the post at 2 p.m. for turkey, dressing and all the trimmings. “Everyone is always welcome at the VFW. You don’t have to be...

Noon Dec. 23 is deadline for next issue


Noon on Wednesday, Dec. 23, is the deadline for non-breaking news and letters to the editor to be published in the Dec. 31 edition of the South Jetty. Also, an early deadline of for the Jan. 7 edition of the South Jetty has been set for non-breaking news and letters...

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Parks and Rec Roundup

The following are upcoming events and activities sponsored by the PortAransas 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. and noon. A third class is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m....

City looks at housing again


City officials are looking at a new option for possibly obtaining land for construction of affordable workforce housing. Mayor Keith McMullin in September proposed that the city renegotiate a city lease of land from the Texas General Land Office to allow for construction of apartments on the property, located just...

Farenthold to face challengers; office-holders file for re-election


U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold has filed for re-election, and four other people also are vying for the spot. The deadline for filing for the March 1 primary election was on Dec. 14. Farenthold, a Republican, filed for re-election to the 27th Congressional District, which includes Port Aransas. One other Republican...

Council looks at cell phones, golf carts, short-term rentals and beach drinking

Council looks at cell phones, golf carts, short-term rentals and beach drinking

Council Wrap

Staff photo by Dan Parker Cell phones, alcohol, golf carts and short-term rentals were on the minds of Port Aransas City Council members when they met on Thursday, Dec. 17. Cell phones The council voted 7-0 to approve a second reading of an ordinance to prohibit people from talking on...

GiveFest

GiveFest


The SandFest organization has made a $500 donation to the Port Aransas Emergency Services Toy Roundup. From left are Celeste Edwards and Ruth Maspero, both of SandFest; Brian Velandia, Jarvis Sharp and Kevin Bailey, all of the EMS; and Lisa Shelton, Scott Tanzer, Mark Landrum and Ryan Maspero, all of...

The reason for the season

The reason for the season

Chief Concerns

I almost always wait until the last minute to finish projects, and Christmas shopping is no different. There is no doubt that I will spend part of Christmas Eve rubbing shoulders with my fellow procrastinators. What direction will fate lead when I turn the next corner in search of the...

Partying with Santa

Partying with Santa


Dozens of Port Aransas kids visited Santa Claus to make their wishes known during the annual Children’s Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Santa sat at his throne for two hours at the Civic Center’s Enchanted Holiday Forest. (Results of...

Talented musicians

Talented musicians


Port Aransas High School students Jordan Barello, above from left, and Abigail Stebbins qualified for All Region Band on Dec. 5, at West Oso High School. Stebbins also qualified to try out for All Area Band on Jan. 9 at Orange Grove High School. Brundrett Middle School students Chase Shelton,...

In tune

In tune


The Port Aransas High School band, above, led by band director Jim Cole, performed its annual winter concert on Monday, Dec. 14, in the Doyle Marek Gym. PAHS students Kyle Jones, left from left, George Clowers, Ashley Mack and Monique Lorette play Christmas music, western showtunes and other concert selections...

102 Years

102 Years

Port Aransas ISD to celebrate district, homecoming with parade, alumni game

The Port Aransas ISD 102 Years of Excellence Celebration and Port Aransas High School homecoming will be celebrated through Jan. 13-16. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m., there will be a homecoming parade that will begin in the PAHS parking lot. The parade will take Beach Street to Alister...

In concert

In concert


Brundrett Middle School band students performed a Christmas concert on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Above: Terry Davidson directs the band. Below: An appreciative audience applauds. Left: Flutist Jerry Templeton wore a festive hat for the occasion.

Trustees approve fence construction, employee holiday stipend


A new chain-link fence around the Port Aransas ISD track and field complex and a one-time holiday stipend for PAISD employees were approved by the board of trustees on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Trustees approved a contract for a new fence around the PAISD track with S&J Fence, Co., from Corpus...

Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance


Leading the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees in the Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday, Dec. 16, were H.G. Olsen Elementary School Principal Gina McKeever, from left, and OES students and science fair winners Casey McGrady, Lane Clardy and Colton Huckabay.

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