Channel Vista fun

Channel Vista fun


Dressed in costumes during Halloween night festivities in the Channel Vista neighborhood of Port Aransas are, from left, Kyle Jones...

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Tuesday is Election Day

The Port Aransas polls continued to be a busy place this week, with more than 1,100 voters casting ballots so...

Serving her city

Serving her city

Gavit has boosted library, housing, more

Editor’s note: Port Aransas Profiles is an occasional series on longtime or otherwise noteworthy Port Aransas residents. This is a...

New South Jetty is out

November 3 edition hitting newsstands now

Hundreds of Port Aransans already have cast ballots in early voting. The turnout might end up being a record. See...

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Sex Squad rides again


The national battle for the White House is down to the finish line Nov. 8. Meanwhile, the Texas Sex Squad continues its effort to allow...

Decision time


It’s decision time, and when I voted early last week, I faced the most difficult voting challenge I’ve had since I cast my first ballot...

October demise?


I love definitions because they help focus the mind. Under dictionary.com’s definition of corrupt” one finds the following: 1. Guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery;...

Island Agenda


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

State bound

State bound

Four PAHS cross country runners earn all regional

The Port Aransas Marlins and Lady Marlins qualified for the state cross country tournament in regional competition held Saturday, Oct. 29, in Corpus Christi. “This was another great day for...

Deaths/Funerals

Deike Franklin Dale Deike of San Antonio died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2006. He was the father of Lisa (Jerry) Foley of Port Aransas. Deike was born July 24, 1939, to...


Channel Vista fun

Channel Vista fun


Dressed in costumes during Halloween night festivities in the Channel Vista neighborhood of Port Aransas are, from left, Kyle Jones of Port Aransas, Diaz Nesloney of Aransas Pass and Colby...

Vote!

Tuesday is Election Day

The Port Aransas polls continued to be a busy place this week, with more than 1,100 voters casting ballots so far in early voting. Early voting started on Monday Oct....

Serving her city

Serving her city

Gavit has boosted library, housing, more

Editor’s note: Port Aransas Profiles is an occasional series on longtime or otherwise noteworthy Port Aransas residents. This is a profile on Jo Leta Gavit and the significant civic accomplishments...

New South Jetty is out

November 3 edition hitting newsstands now

Hundreds of Port Aransans already have cast ballots in early voting. The turnout might end up being a record. See just how many have voted by picking up the Nov....

Tis the season

Tis the season

Get a jump on Christmas shopping at art center First Friday reception

Art on sale for early Christmas shopping and a book signing are on tap on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Port Aransas Art Center. The First Friday Tis the Season reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the art center, 323 N. Alister St. Pottery, jewelry, glass, wood, metal...

Honeybees are topic at PAGC meeting Tuesday


Learn about the honeybee population and the dangers it faces at the November meeting of the Port Aransas Garden Club on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Beekeepers Pete Hartje and Beau Hardegree will be the guest speakers for the meeting that begins at 10 a.m. “Bring your pencils to take notes on...

Club to discuss Sotomayor book

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Members of the Ellis Memorial Book Club will meet to discuss the memoir of the first Hispanic and the third woman to be appointed to the United States Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 8. “My Beloved World,” by Sonia Sotomayor, is the topic for the meeting that begins at 6...

Auditions set for comedy


Auditions are set for the February production of the comedy “You Can’t Take it With You” at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Women and men ages 18 and up are invited to audition on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. or Sunday, Nov. 13,...

Race winner

Race winner


Charlie Clark of Port Aransas won first place in the master’s division and fourth place overall in the 5K run at the Monster Mash Cup Cake Dash on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Heritage Park in Corpus Christi. Clark is shown with his girlfriend Cassidy Barbee and his new daughter, Coral...

Shine for Life

Shine for Life


Above: Mark Jorgenson, right, and other members of the car wash crew get after it during the Shine for Life benefit held Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Family Center on Alister Street. The fundraiser, organized by Jorgenson and Saundra Jorgenson, benefits the American Cancer Society and the Helping Hands Food...

Newspaper sets early deadline for holiday


If you’ve got news, advertising or a letter to the editor that you want published in the Thanksgiving Day edition of the South Jetty, the deadline for that edition is noon Friday, Nov. 18. Because the post office is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, the South Jetty will go...

VFW post, auxiliary to honor veterans, active military; hold benefit and more


Veterans, active military members and the public is invited to a free lunch at the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967, following the Veterans Day program held at the Port Aransas High School on Friday, Nov. 11. (See related story Page 3B.) David “Cougar” Hill will furnish lunch beginning at noon at...

City bond issue on ballot for decision


In addition to casting ballots in the presidential election on Nov. 8, Port Aransas voters will decide whether to approve a $4.5 million bond issue to improve drainage, get street work done and build sidewalks in various areas around town. Voters should be aware that, if they vote a straight...

Photo

Photo


The Auxiliary to the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 is selling tickets to raffle off this spa basket. The basket contains three flame less beach candles, an AromaPod misting diffuser with three all-natural aromatherapy oils, a watercolor seahorse towel, beach-themed frame and three fragrant ‘Seaspray’ sachets. See the story on this...

Olsen festival celebrates fall

Olsen festival celebrates fall


Kids, parents and teachers at Port Aransas’ H.G. Olsen Elementary School celebrated the arrival of fall with their annual Fall Festival held Friday, Oct. 28. The fun started with a parade that circled the streets surrounding the school and culminated...

Udderly comfortable

Udderly comfortable


Port Aransas High School freshmen, from left, Parker Burkett, Victoria Solavek and Sara Schey enjoy a comfortable lunch in the school cafeteria on Thursday, Oct. 27, while dressed in matching cow pajamas in celebration of Pajama Day on campus. Pajama Day was part of Red Ribbon Week, an effort to...

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat


Misty Ash-Kuhn, left, reaches for candy from her Dr. Seuss-themed candy stop as, from right, Jessica Teague,17-month-old Lorenzo Ramirez,15-month-old Arrabellah Brown and Stephanie Brown approach during the city parks and recreation department-sponsored ‘Trunk or Treat’ Halloween event held Sat., Oct. 29, at Roberts Point Park.

Light it up

Light it up


Technician Ernest Martinez of Corpus Christi works high in the air above the tennis courts at Port Aransas High School on Thursday, Oct. 27, to replace non-functioning lights and fixtures. Martinez said only a handful of the courts’ 16 big 1,000-watt lights were working. ‘They’ll be able to see that...

Doc honored for shot clinic

Doc honored for shot clinic


Dr. Lori Anderson has been honored for her work with the Port Aransas Independent School District to develop an on-campus vaccine clinic and boost vaccination rates. For her efforts, Anderson, a Port Aransas resident, has been awarded the Texas Pediatric Society’s Mary Greene-Noble Special Achievement Award. The pediatric society said...

Lady Marlin says it all

Lady Marlin says it all

Education notes

Every year, about this time, people begin to ask about our upcoming season. It is usually loyal fans, community members, and even occasionally, an opposing coach. “How does the team look? What are your expectations for the season? How will you guys be this year?” Each year I try to...

Halloween Hijinks

Halloween Hijinks


Cast members of ‘Halloween Hijinks,’ a production of the Port Aransas High School Theatre Department and the Marlin Masqueraders drama club, perform Thursday, Oct. 27, at Port Aransas High School. The production featured Halloween-oriented skits, including, above, ‘The Babysitter,’ in which actors, from left, Eliazar Cruz, Toby Suphachai, Aubrey Sergeant...

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