Last look at 2016
Almost there

Almost there


The paving portion of the expansion of State Highway 361 from Avenue G south to Beach Access Road 1A should...

Best of the Blotter ’16

Best of the Blotter ’16


Let’s be honest: The reports that come out of the Port Aransas Police Department are, shall we say, more “colorful”...

New South Jetty is out

January 5 edition hitting news stands now

Port Aransas news highlights (including the best of the police blotter) from throughout 2016 are listed in the Jan. 5...

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Political Cartoon

Dilemma for Electoral College

Democrat Hillary Clinton outpolled Republican Donald Trump by more than 2.8 million votes in November’s election — about 2.1 percent. But it’s Trump who will...

School finance, property tax changes are needed now

Port Aransas is a coastal city, also known as Mustang Island due to the wild Mustangs that once roamed the island. But, that was a...

Kerry’s two-faced solution to Israel

In his recent speech excoriating Israel for refusing to commit suicide by allowing a sworn enemy to have a state adjoining the Jewish state, Secretary...

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...

On to district !

On to district !

First game is Friday at Falls City

Port Aransas lost three of four games at the Shiner Comanche Holiday Tournament last week and will begin its district schedule at Falls City on Friday, Jan. 6, with a...

Victory at Glen Rose

Victory at Glen Rose

Marlins take first place in tournament

Five more games, five more wins, one more trophy. State-ranked Port Aransas ran the table with five wins in three days last week and won its second tournament title of...


Last look at 2016
Almost there

Almost there


The paving portion of the expansion of State Highway 361 from Avenue G south to Beach Access Road 1A should be finished this week, according to public information officer Rickey...

Best of the Blotter ’16

Best of the Blotter ’16


Let’s be honest: The reports that come out of the Port Aransas Police Department are, shall we say, more “colorful” than those generated by your average small town. Following is...

New South Jetty is out

January 5 edition hitting news stands now

Port Aransas news highlights (including the best of the police blotter) from throughout 2016 are listed in the Jan. 5 edition of the South Jetty, which is hitting news stands...

Art show

Art show

Adult students’ artwork, live music, refreshments set at art center Friday

View and purchase the artwork of adult students at the First Friday Reception on Friday, Jan. 6, at the Port Aransas Art Center. “Students from the art center classes and workshops will show off their artwork,” said Mary Rose, art center director. Light refreshments, wine and live music will round...

Jesse Stratton Band to play at concert Monday


Enjoy an evening of acoustic music when the Jesse Stratton Band performs at the Winter Sounds concert on Monday, Jan. 9. The free concert will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. The band members who play a mix of Americana and Texas Country are...

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 Dance Night Thursday, Jan. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 408 N....

New car for Selma

New car for Selma


Selma Artley who runs the EMS Resale Shop was given keys to a car on Saturday, Dec. 24, in front of Avery’s Kitchen. Avery Hernandez, owner of Avery’s, organized a fish fry fundraiser to purchase a car for Artley. Ms. Selma, who is 87 years old, has run the EMS...

Mercy me!

Mercy me!

Coff ee Girl

I looked in the rear view mirror at the police car pulling into the street behind me. Oh, please God, don’t let him be coming after me. I turned. He turned. I pulled into the parking lot. He pulled into the parking lot. I parked. He pulled up behind me...

Reader’s theater auditions set at PACT on Tuesday, Thursday


Bring your best reading voice and audition for one of the new Reader’s Theater productions at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Auditions are set for Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 12, at 6 p.m. The Reader’s Theater is an opportunity to give dramatic reading a try, according to a...

PAGC to meet Tuesday


The 29th annual Tour of Homes will be the main topic of the Port Aransas Garden Club meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The doors to the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., will open at 9:30 a.m. for socializing and the meeting will begin at 10 a.m. The time-line of...

Notable passings

Notable passings


In 2016 we bid farewell to some beloved friends and neighbors who made significant contributions for the benefit of our community and were known and missed by those left behind. Here are some of the more notable figures who left us in the past 12 months. Charlie Brown, 94, a...

Dogcatcher hangs up his net

Dogcatcher hangs up his net


It’s not going to be easy for Jim Williams, who has been the city’s chief dogcatcher for 16 years, to walk away from his job. “I’m going to miss my animals,” Jim said in an interview Thursday, Dec. 29, at the Port Aransas Animal Shelter at 409 W. Cotter Ave....

Let’s all resolve to cut burglary, DWI

Let’s all resolve to cut burglary, DWI

Chief Concerns

I don’t know (and I really don’t care) if the futility of me making New Year’s resolutions is rooted in ignorance or apathy, but I do know that there would be little chance of success if I made them. Heck, I am 57 years old and I am pretty much...

Photos of the year

Photos of the year


The South Jetty’s best photos of 2016 showcased nature, emotion, athletic effort, manmade spectacles and more. Clockwise from upper right: Students react to seeing photos of much younger versions of their classmates during a slideshow at the Brundrett Middle School...

Team work

Team work


Members of the Brundrett Middle School seventh-grade basketball team gathered for a photo. They are, back row from left, Kyler Spaeth, Ian McClellan, Sawyer Ulch, Robbie Clark and Stefan Deason. In front from left are Sydney Herdon, Dominic Ford, Hefner Appling and Miles Parsons.

Teaching middle-schoolers

Teaching middle-schoolers

Education notes

Today’s middle student deals with a lot. On a day to day basis, they are constantly being pulled and pushed from one side to the other by everything from parents to teachers to staff to their peers to themselves. They are forming new identities as they try to establish a...

Runner Zuniga honored by coach

Runner Zuniga honored by coach


Marlin cross country star John Zuniga, who won a state championship as a junior in 2015 and mounted a heroic campaign in 2016 in an attempt to repeat the feat as a senior, was honored during the December meeting of the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees. Steve Reaves, the...

Homecoming is set at Port Aransas High


Homecoming festivities for Port Aransas High School have been scheduled. Events on the calendar include: • Homecoming parade at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11, followed by a bonfire on the beach. The parade is scheduled to start in the parking lot between the high school and Brundrett Middle School and...

School trustees to be honored this month


January is School Board Recognition Month and Port Aransas ISD will join other districts across the state to thank the local leaders who serve as school trustees for their dedication and willingness to act as advocates for children and public schools. As elected officials, they are the voice of their...

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