Anticipated visitor

Anticipated visitor


A crowd of spectators at the south jetty gawked as the Noble Danny Adkins was towed into Port Aransas waters...

Looming

Deadline close to file for election

It’s been pretty quiet on the city election front. At press time this week, no contested races had developed for...

More asphalt goes down on 361

More asphalt goes down on 361


While a project to widen one leg of State Highway 361 has wrapped up, work on other parts of The...

For far flings

For far flings

Disc golf course proving popular

There’s a new golf course in town. The city’s parks and recreation department has built a nine-hole disc golf course...

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Patrick’s potty patrol problems

The stakes on Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s Potty Patrol bill have gone up. The prospects it could have a serious impact on Texas’s economic...

Some walls that work

“You must always leave the wall” — The Fantasticks While the debate continues about when, how quickly and who will pay for a “wall” across...

Barge moorings should stay

There are many reasons to support the barge docking facility on the San Jose Island side of Lydia Ann Channel. The first is enhanced safety....

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...

Batter up

Batter up

Marlins ready for 2017 campaign on diamond

Someday this spring, Port Aransas baseball coach James Garrett will put down his funny-looking bat and find something else to do during practice. But until his team slickens its fielding,...

Six Lady Marlin all-district selections return

Six Lady Marlin all-district selections return

Softball

Losing district MVP and clear-cut No. 1 pitcher Julie Johnson and two other all-district players to graduation would deal a huge blow to most high school softball teams. But Port...

7th Ladies are No. 1

7th Ladies are No. 1

8th grade finishes 7-3 in district

The Brundrett Middle School seventh-graders eked out a 17-16 win at Refugio on Monday, Feb. 6, and finished their season with nine wins in 11 games. Hannah Ramsden scored 14...

They’re the champs!

They’re the champs!

8th grade Marlins go undefeated

Brundrett Middle School pulled away from Refugio in the second quarter and capped a perfect season with a 38-19 win over host Refugio on Monday, Feb. 6. Top scorer Conner...

On to area

On to area

Lady Marlins churn out win over Sabinal

TILDEN – Port Aransas made only one 3-point shot during its playoff opener against Sabinal at McMullen County School on Monday, Feb. 13. One, it turned out, was more than...

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Ladies edge out Refugio

Ladies edge out Refugio


A Port Aransas road game at Refugio on Tuesday, Feb. 7, was not the all-on-the-line game that the next one will be for both teams. But it was the next...

Marlins top rival Falls City by 12

Marlins top rival Falls City by 12


Having clinched the top seed in Conference 2A District 30 earlier in the week, Port Aransas put only their six-year-old district win streak on the line at Falls City on...

District champs

District champs

Marlins secure sixth straight title

Port Aransas clinched its sixth consecutive district championship with two games remaining on its schedule and extended its district win streak to 66 games with a 74-10 thrashing of host...

Ya gotta have heart

Ya gotta have heart

A game lost with emotion better than a win without it

Port Aransas High School Marlin varsity players lost all four of their games in the Marlin Classic held Nov. 16-18. Yet, Coach Mark Spencer was feeling good about his team...

Williams

Williams

ADC Ern est Earl “Sonny” Williams of Port Aransas died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017. He was 70. Williams was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Dallas to Rayburn and Nona Williams....

DuBose

DuBose

A memorial service will be held for Port Aransas resident Sidney Darlene DuBose on Friday, Feb. 24. DuBose, age 87, of San Antonio, died on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. For...


Anticipated visitor

Anticipated visitor


A crowd of spectators at the south jetty gawked as the Noble Danny Adkins was towed into Port Aransas waters from the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The...

Looming

Deadline close to file for election

It’s been pretty quiet on the city election front. At press time this week, no contested races had developed for the seats that are open on the city council and...

More asphalt goes down on 361

More asphalt goes down on 361


While a project to widen one leg of State Highway 361 has wrapped up, work on other parts of The Island Road is expected to continue for months to come....

For far flings

For far flings

Disc golf course proving popular

There’s a new golf course in town. The city’s parks and recreation department has built a nine-hole disc golf course at Port Aransas Community Park. The course opened a few...

‘Green’ donation

‘Green’ donation


In an effort to be ‘greener’ and reduce the use of nonrenewable plastic water bottles, Keep Port Aransas Beautiful contributed $300 to the Farley Boat Works to pay for a water cooler and supplies on Friday, Feb. 10. Presenting a check are, from left, Frank Morgan, KPAB vice-chairperson; Julie Findley,...

Auction, dinner, dancing on tap at annual VFW fundraiser


Bid on auction items, purchase raffle tickets, dine and dance on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the annual Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967 fundraising auction. The auction will begin at noon, followed by dinner, dancing and drawings. Mynette Kolnes, a Winter Texan from Luverne, North Dakota, has donated a quilt to the...

Bargains galore

Garage sales located around town Saturday

Bargain hunters will hit the streets early on Saturday, Feb. 18, for the annual Citywide Garage Sale. The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Port Aransas Beautiful sponsor the annual event. KPAB has placed an ad in this issue on page 5A that lists sale locations...

Shrimp!

Rotarians to host annual Lex Roberts Memorial event

Tickets are still available for the annual Lex Roberts Memorial Shrimp Boil, hosted by the Rotary Club on Saturday, Feb. 18. Doors open at the Civic Center, 700 W. Ave. A, at 5:30 p.m., and folks may start peeling ‘em and eating ‘em at 6:30 p.m. A highlight of the...

Sales tax allocation takes a dip

Sales tax allocation takes a dip

Up for the year to date

Six out of nine cities regularly tracked by the South Jetty reported lower allocations from sales taxes for the most recent reporting period. The period covers taxes collected in December as well as taxes collected from quarterly filers from taxes collected from sales in October, November and December, as well...

Zach Perkins joins staff at South Jetty

Zach Perkins joins staff at South Jetty


Zach Perkins has joined the South Jetty staff as a reporter and photographer. He comes to Port Aransas from the Rockport Pilot, where he covered sports, the Aransas County Navigation District and general assignments. He also took photos for sports and general news, as well as handled page design and...

Big rig attracts big attention

Big rig attracts big attention


Watching the water

Watching the water


Folks on the south jetty shoot photos of the huge Noble Danny Adkins offshore drilling rig as it is towed through Port Aransas waters on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Three in a row

Three in a row


A big offshore drilling rig called the Noble Danny Adkins, right, joined two other rigs in storage at the Gulf Copper facility on Harbor Island on Wednesday, Feb. 8, after being towed into Port Aransas waters from the Gulf of Mexico. From left, the other two rigs are the West...

Moorings matter

Comment period ends on March 2

If you have something to say about the barge moorings in Lydia Ann Channel, here’s an opportunity. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has set a deadline of March 2 for public comment on a “removal and restoration plan and statement of alternatives” regarding barge moorings in Lydia Ann Channel....

Staying busy

Staying busy

Winter Texans find lots to do here

Winter Texans find a wide variety of activities waiting for them when they visit Port Aransas each year. Here’s some photographic evidence.

Bond issue

Bond issue

Monies raised for projects would not require tax rate hike

Voters will be asked to approve a $6 million school bond issue on May 6. Port Aransas ISD trustees ordered the election at a meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8. Superintendent Sharon McKinney said the bond election will be for $6 million to be paid off in 10 years, “but, really, we’ll...

Up for the Challenge

Up for the Challenge

PAHS team advances to next round

Port Aransas High School’s Challenge team will advance to play Flour Bluff High School in the third round of the competition. That round will air on KEDT-TV on March 23. Also, team member and PAHS senior George Clower was selected co-captain of the West All Star Team for the Challenge...

Pre-k changes, calendar discussed by ISD board

Trustee election called

Pre- kindergarten, the school calendar and a trustee election were discussed at a meeting of the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Pre-kindergarten Currently, the district offers full-day kindergarten to all students. However, the state funds only half-day kindergarten for students who qualify, usually low-income students,...

Making music

Making music


Playing saxophones in band class at Brundrett Middle School on a recent day are, from left, Wyatt Arnold, Sydney Herndon and Molly Moats.

Waffles on menu Feb. 26


If you didn’t get your fill at the waffle breakfast held at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Jan. 22, here’s another chance to chow down. A waffle breakfast will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at the school cafeteria. It will be from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. The school is...

Frost named top leader at state competitions in Austin

Frost named top leader at state competitions in Austin


Port Aransas High School senior Hunter Frost was named outstanding club leader by YMCA staff and volunteers at the Texas Youth Government Conference and state competition in Austin Jan. 26-29. The program is sponsored by the YMCA. The team is the first ever fielded by Port Aransas High School. Club...

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