Best of the Blotter 2015

Best of the Blotter 2015


The South Jetty staff culled the Port Aransas Police blotter over the past 12 months and from that, we bring...

A look back

A look back

2015 in the rearview mirror

The biggest events of 2016 hit Port Aransas with joy and tragedy; demolition and reconstruction; and surprise arrivals and departures....

Notable passings

AFPA to sponsor free spay, neuter clinic


Animal Friends of Port Aransas (AFPA) is sponsoring a free spay/neuter clinic for Port Aransas pet owners on Wednesday, Jan....

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Political Cartoon


Being a Bush: Double-edged sword for Jeb


Jeb Bush, once the presumptive person to beat for the Republican presidential nomination, is stumbling around in the single digits, despite having some $50 million...

Bored? Check your pulse


In the past month or so, including in this edition, we’ve had two families write letters to the editor about all the fun activities and...

Roots and identity


Ever since the miniseries “Roots” was shown on ABC in 1977, Americans have demonstrated a keen interest in finding out more about where they came...

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...

Lady Marlins fall to Bishop Lady Badgers, 33-46, at home

Lady Marlins fall to Bishop Lady Badgers, 33-46, at home


The Lady Marlin basketball team played a fierce game against the Bishop High School Lady Badgers, coming up short at the buzzer, 33-46. The Port Aransas girls played at home...

Ladies in blue beat Woodsboro, 39-37

Ladies in blue beat Woodsboro, 39-37


The Lady Marlins came out on top against the Lady Eagles of Woodsboro High School on Tuesday, Jan. 1 in Woodsboro, 39-37. The Lady Marlins pushed for a six-point lead...

Marlins compete at Randolph holiday basketball tournament

Marlins compete at Randolph holiday basketball tournament


The Marlins competed at the Randolph Air Force Base Boys Basketball Tournament held Dec. 29 and 30 in Universal City. The Marlins opened the tournament against the Nixon-Smiley High School...

JV Marlins capture win against Eagles, 32-22

JV Marlins capture win against Eagles, 32-22


The JV Marlins were unstoppable on Friday, Jan. 1, against the Woodsboro Eagles, taking the win, 32-22. The Marlins came out hot in the first quarter with 12 points on...

Tidwell

Billie Dee Tidwell of Port Aransas died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2006, in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was 79. Tidwell was born Aug. 24, 1927, in Denton County, to George...


Best of the Blotter 2015

Best of the Blotter 2015


The South Jetty staff culled the Port Aransas Police blotter over the past 12 months and from that, we bring you the Best of the Blotter 2015. Some items are...

A look back

A look back

2015 in the rearview mirror

The biggest events of 2016 hit Port Aransas with joy and tragedy; demolition and reconstruction; and surprise arrivals and departures. Our town suffered not one hurricane scare, yet was socked...

Notable passings

AFPA to sponsor free spay, neuter clinic


Animal Friends of Port Aransas (AFPA) is sponsoring a free spay/neuter clinic for Port Aransas pet owners on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Dogs and cats three months and older and weighing...

Hot!

Hot!

Neil Simon comedy opens at PACT on Friday for a three-week run

“Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” a comedy by Neil Simon, opens at the Port Aransas Community Theatre on Friday, Jan. 8. The production will run for three weeks, Friday through Sunday, Jan. 8 through 24. Show times are Friday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m....

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 Interval Training Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7 a. m. and noon. A third class is offered on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:15...

Drifting away

Drifting away


A piece of driftwood, above, about 70 feet long, sits on the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier on Monday, Dec. 28. San Antonio residents George Ramirez, right photo, and his wife Yvette set up chairs and a radio around the driftwood for a day at the beach. The Ramirezes said...

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PACT in need of tools

As you clean up after the holidays, consider donating some of your old tools to the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The theater workshop is in need of tools to create the sets for many productions. Any tools are welcome; however, the following are some that are especially needed: Cordless and...

Tour of Homes

Tickets are available at various locations

Tickets are on sale for the 28th annual Port Aransas Tour of Homes, sponsored by the Port Aransas Garden Club. The event will originate at the Community Center, located at 408 N. Alister Street, on Saturday, Jan. 30. Morning bus tours are at 9 and 11 a.m. Self-guided tours are...

Port Aransan graduates from Army basic training


Christopher G. Johns, a 2013 graduate of Port Aransas High School, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Johns, a U.S. Army Private, studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills. He also attended classes...

Bag boost

Bag boost


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) President Julie Findley, left, and Family Center IGA store manager Malinda Moore show some of the 230 reusable bags that Findley and KPAB member Reta Pearson gave away to shoppers on New Year’s Day. A city ordinance banning single-use plastic bags at points of sale...

Cold New Year’s Meander

Cold New Year’s Meander


A total of 17 people and three dogs braved the rain and wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour to bring in 2016 at the 17th annual New Year’s Meander. The annual event included a two-mile run or a 2,016 meter fun walk.

Tony Amos to speak at UTMSI lecture series

Thursday, Jan. 14

Hear Tony Amos speak about his career and seagoing adventures at the free Public Lecture Series hosted by The University of Texas Marine Science Institute on Thursday, Jan. 14. Amos, research fellow at UTMSI and director of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Visitor Center...

Whoopers

Early registration for annual festival continues

Registration is open for the 20th annual Whooping Crane Festival, scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 25 through 28, in Port Aransas. Signing up early entitles folks to reserve their choices of trips and workshops. Many of the more popular field trips, tours, workshops and lectures fill up quickly. Early...

Photos of the year

Photos of the year


Many of the South Jetty’s best photos of 2015 had one thing in common. The beach provided the setting for the shots. (Surprise surprise, right? We’re a beach community.) Clockwise from upper right: The Big Foot offshore production platform is...

Balancing act

Balancing act


Chinese acrobats, above, balance spinning bowls and plates on long rods on Tuesday, Jan. 5, during an assembly in the H.G. Olsen Elementary School gym as part of the Brundrett Middle School Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. BMS student Max DeHart, right from right, is helped by an...

Homecoming parade to kickoff celebration

102 Years

A parade, bonfire and alumni basketball game are in the works for the Port Aransas ISD 102 Years of Excellence Celebration. The celebration will coincide with the Port Aransas High School homecoming celebration. They are scheduled for Jan. 13-16. On Wednesday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m., there will be a...

Straight from the students’ mouths

Straight from the students’ mouths

Education notes

Since I’ve been at Brundrett Middle School, I have been told countless times by just about everybody how great this school is. And I don’t disagree, but the question is, “How do you really know?” Answer: You ask 130 students and find out what they think about the school they...

Bee!

Local spelling bee is set for Saturday

Languish, acquiesce, hegemony and pulchritude aren’t words you’d typically use dayto day, but they’re words on the 2016 Spelling Bee Study List provided by The E.W. Scripps Company. Students from H.G. Olsen Elementary School and Brundrett Middle School will compete in a local-level spelling bee, as part of the Scripps...

NEC scholarship applications open to high school students


High school sophomores, juniors and seniors whose parents or legal guardians are members of the Nueces Electric Cooperative or a NEC retail member, are invited to apply for scholarships or the Youth Leadership Tour program. Seniors have until Friday, Feb. 12, to apply for the Ramiro De La Paz education...

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