Basketball begins

Basketball begins


Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball coach Stephanie Cowen talks about her team as the 2017 season begins. The...

All- Stars

All- Stars

Top surfers travel for competitions

They’re not really into basketball and other traditional high school sports. But these three students have found ways to travel...

Turnout is big in early voting


The South Jetty’s deadline for this edition prevented the newspaper from publishing results of the Nov. 8 election, but we...

Since FDR

Since FDR


With her daughter, Cameron Pratt, Maryann Munroe prepares to take part in early voting at the Community Center in Port...

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Sid Miller, Twitter: That’s rough riding


Donald Trump’s Twitter blitz raised eyebrows enough that the New York Times ran a two-page spread, repeating just some of the insulting blasts he has...

Time to decide


It’s kind of like the election that will, by the time most of you read this, finally and at long last, be over. We need...

Ever Trump


As a former “Never Trump-er,” I have been interested in others who have converted, however reluctantly, if not into Trump supporters, then pragmatic accepters of...

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...

Marlins look to shock in race for state 2A title

Marlins look to shock in race for state 2A title


Port Aransas High is heading back to the state cross country tournament — and its runners say they have the heart, the training and the coach to shock those who...

Science Fair opens Thursday


Fourth- and fifth-graders at H.G. Olsen Elementary will present science fair projects at the annual Port Aransas Science Fair on Thursday, Nov. 10. Community members will join with graduate students...

JV, fish teams take first

JV, fish teams take first

PAHS tennis

First places were earned by the Port Aransas High School freshman and junior varsity tennis teams at the Kingsville High School Tournament on Friday, Nov. 4. The Port Aransas players...

Marlin Classic

Marlin Classic

Annual tourney next week

Port Aransas High School will square off against eight other high schools from Thursday, Nov. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 19, in the annual Marlin Classic basketball tournament. The classic, to...

Lady Marlins ready to tip-off a great year

Lady Marlins ready to tip-off a great year


The Port Aransas Lady Marlins basketball squad is opening its 2017 season with a chance to have a great year, head coach Stephanie Cowen said. Here’s why: • The team...


Basketball begins

Basketball begins


Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball coach Stephanie Cowen talks about her team as the 2017 season begins. The squad stands a good chance of having a great year,...

All- Stars

All- Stars

Top surfers travel for competitions

They’re not really into basketball and other traditional high school sports. But these three students have found ways to travel and compete at a high level in a sport that...

Turnout is big in early voting


The South Jetty’s deadline for this edition prevented the newspaper from publishing results of the Nov. 8 election, but we can tell you this: Early voting was heavy in Port...

Since FDR

Since FDR


With her daughter, Cameron Pratt, Maryann Munroe prepares to take part in early voting at the Community Center in Port Aransas on Friday, Nov. 4 – her 94th birthday. Munroe...

For art’s sake

For art’s sake


Chatting at the First Friday reception at the Port Aransas Art Center on Nov. 4 were, from left, Diana Vondra, Karen Murray (in the background, wearing red) and Suzanne Booth, all of Port Aransas; former Port Aransas resident Harry Martinez of North Padre Island; and Barbara Behrens and Scott Holt,...

Vets to be honored

Post, auxiliary to host lunch, distribute flags and poppies and raise funds for veterans’ needs

After viewing the Veterans Day celebration at Port Aransas High School on Friday, Nov. 11, make your way to the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 for a free lunch. David “Cougar” Hill will be serving up lunch beginning at noon at the post, 311 N. Alister St. All veterans and active...

Chili on menu at boat works

Saturday

Make plans to party at the Farley Boat Works on Saturday, Nov. 12. The folks at the boat works, 716 W. Ave. C, are celebrating Second Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Frank Coletta, boat works manager, will cook up a batch of his special “Boat Shop Chili” for the event....

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 for weekly events. Activities This Week Winter Walking Tour Friday, Nov. 11, at 3p.m. Join docent Judy Perkins as she...

Chewing it up

Chewing it up


A mulcher mows through Brazilian pepper trees on Harbor Island on Thursday, Oct. 20. A contractor was removing the pepper trees and other invasive plants as part of a project to restore upland and marsh areas on Harbor Island. The effort would increase the diversity of plants and animals on...

Crutchfield to compete in big cooking contest

Crutchfield to compete in big cooking contest


Tina Crutchfield thinks she can make a serving of chili that’s worth thousands of dollars. That’s the kind of purse she could win if she prevails at a cooking contest that’s coming up. Tina, an Aransas Pass resident who works in Port Aransas as a municipal court clerk, will compete...

Day of Giving Tuesday


The Helping Hands Food Pantry will benefit from the eighth annual Coastal Bend Day of Giving on Tuesday, November 15. Funds donated online that day to the Food Bank of Corpus Christi are shared with the pantry in Port Aransas. The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is administered through the...

Some offices will close to observe Veterans Day


In observance of Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11, city hall as well as other municipal facilities will be closed. The City of Port Aransas business offices and the municipal court will be closed on Friday. Police and EMS workers will be on duty; however, administrative offices will be closed....

Going birding

Going birding


Above: Carrying their long lenses at Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center on Friday, Nov. 4, are, from left, Cheryl Callen, Nancy Naylor (obscured, behind Callen), Linda Sheppard and Leslie Ege, all of Austin. Below: That same hour, a female blue-winged teal feeds amid cattails growing in the water at the birding...

Blood drive Nov. 17 at Family Center IGA


Give the gift of life. Donate blood at the annual George Barnes Memorial Blood Drive on Thursday, Nov. 17. The Coastal Bend Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at the Family Center IGA, 418. S. Alister St., from 12 to 3 p.m. The drive began as a result of a blood...

Apples, oranges, tamales — oh my!

Apples, oranges, tamales — oh my!

In the kitchen with Sling

The flavors of Thanksgiving are some of my favorite. There are certain foods associated with the big feast. I love the planning, the shopping, the cooking and the eating. Most people use canned cranberry sauce — dinner isn’t complete if...

On being teammates

On being teammates

Education notes

Man, what I wouldn’t give to go back and re-experience some of my past memories as a teammate. There is just something about Friday night football games, as well as the excitement of the upcoming basketball season, that I wish could be bottled up and held onto. I guess my...

EpiPens unveiled

EpiPens unveiled


Nancy Morgan, interim district nurse for the Port Aransas ISD, shows teachers an example of the new EpiPen injectors they’ll now have freer access to under new state laws. EpiPens ­— which will be stored in school hallways in yellow boxes like the one seen on the desk above and...

Parents asked to booster club meeting


Plans for the Marlin Classic will be discussed Monday, Nov. 6, when the Marlin Athletic Booster Club meets. The meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in the administration building meeting room, 100 S. Station St. Also on the agenda will be discussion of the junior varsity girls’ tournament and the...

Kids to trick or treat for food pantry


The shelves of the Port Aransas Food Pantry are almost bare and help is needed now. Instead of asking for candy, some children in Port Aransas will Trick-or- Treat for Hunger by collecting canned goods for the pantry instead of candy for themselves. Port Aransas High School students will compete...

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