Tournament champs crowned at Roundup

Tournament champs crowned at Roundup


They came, they fished, they carried on the tradition. The 81st Deep Sea Roundup, the longest-running saltwater fishing tournament on...

Bond election?

Bond election?

City talks drainage, sidewalk construction

A bond issue might be put before voters to finance drainage work and construction of sidewalks, Port Aransas Mayor Charles...

Cash flow

Cash flow

Merchants report good July 4 period

Many Port Aransas merchants weren’t hurt much during the July 4 weekend by unfounded fears of vibrio bacteria in area...

Win tickets to Schlitterbahn!


Be sure to pick up this week’s South Jetty Newspaper to find out how to win a family four-pack of...

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Disaster in Dallas: Time for healing


In the wake of a sniper murdering five police officers in Dallas Thursday, July 7, partly in reaction to police killing black men in Louisiana...

She’ll stick to enchiladas


We’ve been the lucky recipients this summer of the bounty of a garden – mostly grape tomatoes and a few peppers – planted and tended...

The race narrative


In just the last few days, two African American men were shot and killed by non-African American police officers in Minnesota and Louisiana and five...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 ClarkParkway: Open swim: Tue.- Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Lap swim: Tue.-Fri. 7a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 12-6 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416...

Grayson

Grayson

Jeri Layne Grayson, 43 of Aransas Pass died Friday, June 24, 2016. She was born May 8, 1973 in Greenwood, South Carolina. She was the owner of Maid in Port...


Tournament champs crowned at Roundup

Tournament champs crowned at Roundup


They came, they fished, they carried on the tradition. The 81st Deep Sea Roundup, the longest-running saltwater fishing tournament on the Texas Gulf coast, chalked up another successful run July...

Bond election?

Bond election?

City talks drainage, sidewalk construction

A bond issue might be put before voters to finance drainage work and construction of sidewalks, Port Aransas Mayor Charles Bujan said. The drainage work would benefit much of the...

Cash flow

Cash flow

Merchants report good July 4 period

Many Port Aransas merchants weren’t hurt much during the July 4 weekend by unfounded fears of vibrio bacteria in area waters, if reports by several business owners and managers are...

Win tickets to Schlitterbahn!


Be sure to pick up this week’s South Jetty Newspaper to find out how to win a family four-pack of Schlitterbahn tickets. To enter, take a photo of your family...

Mermaids on canvas

Mermaids on canvas

Art center to host Wine,Whine class Sunday

Paint a mermaid one step at a time on Sunday, July 17, at a Wine, Whine and Design class offered by the Port Aransas Art Center. Arlene Hughes will lead the participants to trace patterns and paint the design in simple steps from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring a beverage...

‘Light Between Oceans’ choice for book club’s August meeting


The story of an Australian World War I veteran who moves to a remote lighthouse with his wife is the book choice for the next meeting of the Ellis Memorial Book Club meeting. “ The Li ght Be tween Oceans,” by M.L. Stedman, will be discussed beginning at 6 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. See the Island Agenda on 2A for weekly events. Activities This Week Noodle Exercise Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m.-noon. Work out in...

Rig delayed

Rig delayed


The Port Aransas arrival of an offshore production platform called Noble Jim Day has been delayed again. The massive structure at first had been scheduled to arrive to be put in storage in Port Aransas between July 8 and 10, and then it was delayed to approximately July 15, but...

Interim keeps Sunset Advisory Commission busy

Interim keeps Sunset Advisory Commission busy


As previously mentioned in this column, there are several key state agencies and programs currently under review by the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission ahead of the 2017 Texas Legislative Session. As a reminder, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission is an advisory organization charged with monitoring the performance of over 130...

Job finished

Job finished


Keep Port Aransas Beautiful (KPAB) volunteers pose for a photo on San Jose Island after conducting a cleanup there on Monday, July 11. Working for two hours, they filled 35 bags full of trash, said Julie Findley, president of the organization. The materials in 12 of the bags were recycled....

Shrimp season opens Friday


Fresh Gulf shrimp can be back on the table as early as Saturday, July 16. It was announced that the commercial shrimp season for the Gulf of Mexico will open 30 minutes after sunset on Friday, July 15. The season closed on May 15. The opening date is based on...

Wash those dirty paws

Wash those dirty paws


A self-service dog wash opened in Port Aransas on Wednesday, July 6. Located at 422 W. Ave. G, on the Gulf Street side of Mrs. Woody’s Jr., it is open 24 hours a day. The Dirty Paw Dog Wash offers regular shampoo, flea and tick shampoo, rinse, conditioner, a high...

PACT to bring ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ to stage


Singing, dancing and a Tony award-winning comedy come to the stage when the Port Aransas Community Theatre presents “Bye Bye Birdie.” The production will open on Friday, July 22, and run for three weeks. Show times are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, July 22 through 30, and Aug. 5...

Sandy service

Sandy service


James Derkits, at far left, vicar of Trinity-by-the- Sea Episcopal Church, conducts a service under a tent at the beach near Horace Caldwell Pier.

Fun, educational

Fun, educational

Summer programs draw folks to UTMSI

The University of Texas Marine Science Institute has hosted programs and activities for folks of all ages this summer. Some of the programs have wrapped up, and some are ongoing. Families are invited to bring their kids to participate in...

New Pokeman Go

New Pokeman Go

Smart phone app is ‘all the rage’ in Port A and across the U.S.A.

A brand-new game played with a smartphone is taking Port A — and the USA — by storm. Players of Pokemon Go, released just last week, grab their phones and hit the streets to search out Pokemon creatures from the famed Nintendo trading card and video game franchise that first...

PAST members continue to improve times and win meets


Members of the Port Aransas Swim Team (PAST) hosted the Kingsville swim team at the Port Aransas Community Park swimming pool on Saturday, July 9. Following are individual results for PAST team members. 25 SC* Meter Freestyle Boys 6 & Under First, Joe Sutter, 37.61; Eli Derkits, DQ; Travis Vanorman,...

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