Respect and reuse

Respect and reuse

Liberto reconstruction keeps Old Town charm

Editor’s note: With development surging over the past several years in Port Aransas, the area known as Old Town has...

Program has only eight clients
Appraisers to visit Saturday

Appraisers to visit Saturday


On Feb. 7, Grace and Chris Collins closed on their purchase of a house in the Channel Vista neighborhood in...

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May 18 edition hitting news stands now

Have you wondered why a big, white balloon recently has been floating above a Port Aransas Coast Guard vessel? Find...

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Political Cartoon

‘Massacres’ in Austin, D.C.

The May 11 “Mother’s Day Massacre” in the Texas House of Representatives might have gotten more attention if it hadn’t been so upstaged by the...

Come hug Rachel

Many readers of the South Jetty, whether they have kids in school here or not, follow the accomplishments of students in our school system. Now...

Mr. President, please stop the insults

During an interview last June in his New York office, I asked Donald Trump about his use of language that many considered insulting and divisive....

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 361-749-2416...

Track qualifiers

Track qualifiers


Megan Garrett, left, and Ashby Snow, of the Port Aransas High School track team, were honored at a school board meeting on Wednesday, May 10, for reaching the regional track...

Regional golf

Regional golf


From left to right, Ashby Snow, Malia Smith, Sunny Maynard, Mikaela Lewis and Logan Kreutziger all qualified for the regional golf tournament in Corpus Christi on Wednesday, April 26, and...

Regional tennis

Regional tennis


Port Aransas High School tennis team members that reached the regional tournament this year from left are Monique Lorette, Jordan Jensen, Jesus Gonzalez, David Moats, Cole Smith, John Feil, George...

Marlin medals

Marlin medals

John brings home the bronze

Port Aransas High School track star John Zuniga said his goal was to win a medal at the 2017 state track and field meet at Mike A. Meyers Stadium in...

Lady Marlins fall to Harper; end season in top 16 in state

Lady Marlins fall to Harper; end season in top 16 in state


After winning the area championship, the Port Aransas High School softball team faced Harper in a best of three series in Floresville on Friday, May 12. The series did not...

Champs

Champs


A team of eight Port Aransas boys and one boy from North Padre Island nabbed first place in a basketball tournament held in Corpus Christi on Saturday, May 13. They...

Swim lesson sign-ups begin for Port A residents Tuesday


Port Aransas residents who wish to register their children for the first session of swim lessons offered by the City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department may do so...


Respect and reuse

Respect and reuse

Liberto reconstruction keeps Old Town charm

Editor’s note: With development surging over the past several years in Port Aransas, the area known as Old Town has lost some of its vintage feel as the owners of...

Program has only eight clients
Appraisers to visit Saturday

Appraisers to visit Saturday


On Feb. 7, Grace and Chris Collins closed on their purchase of a house in the Channel Vista neighborhood in Port Aransas. They bought the place for $360,000. One month...

New South Jetty is out

May 18 edition hitting news stands now

Have you wondered why a big, white balloon recently has been floating above a Port Aransas Coast Guard vessel? Find out what that’s all about by picking up the May...

A close look

A close look


Port Aransan Wallis Starr and her children, Hawken, 6, and Olivia, 8, check out sargassum seaweed during a program at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute on Saturday, May 13. The program, ‘Floating Habitat, a Balancing Act,’ was held in the Explorer Lab at the institute’s Marine Science Education...

Fundraiser

Donate to VFW Care and Share fund at checkout through the end of May

Members of the Moore- McDonald Post 8967 are starting their fundraising for the annual Care and Share Christmas Dinner benefit a little early this year. Beginning Friday, May 19, through the end of the month, folks can make monetary donations to the fund when they check out at the Family...

Art center to offer sign class Tuesday

Art center to offer sign class Tuesday


Learn some new art techniques and unleash your creativity at an Art Sign Workshop on Tuesday, May 23, at the Port Aransas Art Center. Bring some friends and create a “Time-out Umbrella” painting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Lizz Harris and Annette Weber will instruct the class with a step-by-step...

Wine, design class to paint a beach scene


Paint a beach scene at a Wine, Whine and Design Painting Island Style class on Sunday, May 21, at the Port Aransas Art Center. Instructor Laura Griffith will lead the class in painting one-step-at-a-time from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring along some friends or your spouse and enjoy a relaxing...

Spotlight on mental health

Spotlight on mental health


The month of May is dedicated to raising awareness of mental health in America. Mental health affects how we think, feel, and behave every day. Mental health can be affected by genetics or life experiences. In many cases, there are ways to prevent and combat mental health disorders. Mental health...

History lesson

History lesson


Rick Pratt, left, director of the Port Aransas Museum, holds a fishing rod while talking about Port Aransas history to a group representing the Tropical Trail Region of the Texas Historical Commission’s Heritage Trails Program on Tuesday, May 16. The group was touring various sites in Port Aransas. Each month,...

Of (musical) note

Of (musical) note


A band called Locked and Loaded performs for an appreciative crowd during a Sunset Sounds concert at Roberts Point Park on Friday, May 12. Above: Folks in a line of golf carts applaud after a song. Left: Playing in the band were, from left, Preecher Williams, Ken Yarbrough, Lyle Mathews...

Memorial Day

VFW post to host dinner for public on day of remembrance

Memorial Day, a day of remembrance of those who gave their lives in service to our country, is Monday, May 29. The Moore McDonald VFW Post 8967 will honor the sacrifices of the military and their families with a lunch on Memorial Day beginning at noon. The public is invited...

Mobile vet center to be here Thursday


Attention, veterans! Various kinds of counseling will be available to veterans when a “mobile vet center” visits Port Aransas on Thursday, May 18. The visit to the Moore-Mc- Donald VFW Post 8967 will be sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Nueces County Veterans Services, according to a...

Early deadline set for June 1 edition


An early deadline has been scheduled for the June 1 edition of the South Jetty due to the Memorial Day holiday. Friday, May 26, at 1 p.m. is the deadline for the June 1 edition of the South Jetty. The South Jetty office will be closed on Monday, May 29,...

All in fun

All in fun

Students enjoy a day of games during field day

Students from Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School enjoyed a day outside of the classroom for field day on Friday, May 12, for BMS and Monday, May 15, for PAHS. Students played games like dodgeball, kickball, water balloon...

Repairs coming

Repairs coming

TASB confirms main renovations at PAISD

The repairs that the Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees believed the three campuses needed were confirmed by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) at regular school board meeting on Wednesday, May 10. Alfredo Gonzalez, president of the PAISD board, said it was reassuring to see the areas in...

The game of life

The game of life

Education notes

Having been a coach all of my adult life, and with the Port Aransas ISD for the past 17 years. I can honestly say that I still love my job as much today as I did when I started. I absolutely love teaching and coaching teenagers, and couldn’t imagine doing...

Auditions set

Auditions set

Try out for ‘Disney the Lion King Jr.’

“Disney the Lion King Jr.” will return to the Port Aransas Community Theatre stage this summer. “Bringing the production back just seems like the right thing to do,” said Darlene Secich, theater manager. “The production generated so much support and pride for our community that we thought it would be...

Sworn in

Sworn in


School board members from left are Marc Hofheins, place 6, Deana Erdner, place 2, and Alfredo Gonzalez, place 3, who were sworn into office at a regular board meeting on Wednesday, May 10, after running unopposed in a May 6 school board election.

Scholarships to be awarded Tuesday


The Port Aransas High School scholarship ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 23, in the Doyle Marek Gym. Everyone is invited, and the admission is free. The event will start at 6 p.m. A reception for scholarship donors will precede the ceremony at 5:30 p.m. in the high school...

Candle lighting

Candle lighting


Port Aransas High School student Sunny Maynard lights ceremonial candles at a National Honor Society and senior awards ceremony on Monday, May 8.

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