Gone fishing

Gone fishing


Henry Laupan of Waterford, Wis., steps carefully along the algae-slickened south jetty, on his way to start a morning of...

Turtle swims 1,000+ miles

Turtle swims 1,000+ miles


One-hundred and twenty eight days after being released at the beach in Port Aransas, a sea turtle has swum nearly...

Taxes, services would rise under proposed city budget


A higher tax rate to help pay for a voter-approved bond issue, additional city employees and more are being considered...

State: HOT OK for venue construction

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Bewildering witchcraft of budgeting

In both Washington and Texas, lawmakers are struggling to provide services, but find realistic ways to pay for them. There’s an increasing awareness that free...

Just answer the &!# phone!

If you call the South Jetty and hear a recording that says, “Thank you for calling the South Jetty newspaper. If you know your party’s...

President is not the enemy

The Establishment, a construct of Democrats and Republicans that rules in Washington no matter which party controls government, appears to be over its fainting spell...

Island Agenda


Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway: Open swim: Tue.-Thur.,Sun. 1-6 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 1-8 p.m. Lapswim and exercise: Tue.-Thur., 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., 7 a.m.-8 p.m.;Sat....

Ready, set, go

Ready, set, go

PAHS runners have eyes on spot at state meet once again

Steve Reaves’ cross country teams will have new faces and new challenges this upcoming season. Reaves enters another season this month as athletic director and head cross country coach at...

Cross country campers

Cross country campers


Port Aransas High School students attended the Texas Tech University’s high altitude cross country camp in Cloud Croft, N.M., Monday through Friday, July 24 through 29. The group raised funds...

Top finisher

Top finisher


Charlie Clark,right, of Port Aransas, won first place overall in the Sand Crab 10K run on Saturday, July 29, with a time of 39:51. Shown with Clark is his girlfriend...


Gone fishing

Gone fishing


Henry Laupan of Waterford, Wis., steps carefully along the algae-slickened south jetty, on his way to start a morning of fishing, as the sun rises over the Gulf of Mexico...

Turtle swims 1,000+ miles

Turtle swims 1,000+ miles


One-hundred and twenty eight days after being released at the beach in Port Aransas, a sea turtle has swum nearly 1,093 miles through the Gulf of Mexico, according to information...

Taxes, services would rise under proposed city budget


A higher tax rate to help pay for a voter-approved bond issue, additional city employees and more are being considered by the Port Aransas City Council. City staff is proposing...

State: HOT OK for venue construction
Merit winners

Merit winners

New art center opens at First Friday

Make plans to attend the first First Friday reception in the Port Aransas Art Center’s new facility, 104 N. Alister St., on Friday, Aug. 4. Tour the new building while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants also may meet the artists chosen...

‘Rogue One’ on screen at Movie Under the Stars


See a family-friendly movie beside the ship channel, just like the old drive-in movies, on Wednesday, Aug. 9. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be shown at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park at dusk, approximately 8:30 p.m. The movie is the first installment of the “Star...

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 on Page 2A for recurring weekly events. Activities This Week Movie Under the Stars Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 8:30 p.m....

Are you loving your neighbor?

Are you loving your neighbor?

Pastor’s pen

In my last article, I discussed the topic of faith. We need faith, as long as it is placed in Jesus, our Savior. If you don’t think you need a Savior, think back on some of your decisions and actions, and honestly analyze how they have turned out – relationships,...

Poppies donation

Poppies donation


VFW Post 8967 teamed up with the Family Center IGA for a poppies sale fundraiser. The store asked for donations at the cash register and handed over the $2,245 that they raised to the VFW on Wednesday, July 26. Mike Garrett, right, who is the Port Aransas VFW junior vice...

Purchase tables, tickets for Amos’s Birthday Bash


Individual tickets and tables for 10 are still available for the Tony Amos birthday Bash set for Saturday, Aug. 12. Help Amos celebrate his 80th birthday beginning at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. Amos is a University of Texas Marine Science Institute research fellow, director...

Here to help

Here to help


Eric Hardison, a licensed professional counselor, has opened Port Aransas Counseling and Consultation, LLC, in Port Aransas for individuals ages 11 and up. He offers sliding scale fees, and does not take insurance. The office is at 101 S. Station St., the old Boy Scout building behind the Brundrett Middle...

‘Lion King Jr.’ final performances set


Only one weekend remains to see the youth musical, “Disney the Lion King Jr.” on stage at the Port Aransas Community Theatre. Get out of the heat and make plans to see the family-friendly musical. The production will be on stage Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 3 through 5, at 7:30...

Sunset Sounds concert

Cody Wayne Band to play Aug. 11

Enjoy an evening of live music beside the ship channel on Friday, Aug. 11, at the next Sunset Sounds concert. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Folks are invited to pack a picnic, bring the kids and a group of...

Settling in!

Settling in!


Above: Jim Johnson, left, of Aransas Pass and Mary Ann Ballard of Port Aransas and Riviera hang up pieces of art after the Port Aransas Art Center made its move from 323 N. Alister St. The center will hold First Friday on Friday, Aug. 4. Left: Bobbie Mussett of Port...

Summertime

Summertime

And the living’s easy at the community pool

When the sun’s up, folks head to the Port Aransas Community Pool to take swimming lessons, workout or just to cool off. Clockwise from top right: Morgan Plunkett, left, and Mackenzie Sherwood, right, both 8-year-olds from Corpus Christi, do handstands...

Summer garden

Summer garden


Linda Liu, 10, right, helps her sister Alice, 6, with a compost bottle on Wednesday, July 26, at the Community Center. The sisters from Port Aransas were part of a summer reading program presented the Bill Ellis Memorial Library.

Wait!

Check code before buying new clothes

Before buying a new wardrobe for this school year, students might want to keep in mind the dress code at Port Aransas ISD. Monday, Aug. 21, is the first day of school, and students are expected to be wearing appropriate attire prior to arrival, according to the dress code. The...

Sign up for lunch plans at PAISD


Free, reduced-priced meals are available to Port Aransas ISD students for the 2017- 2018 school year. Applications will be included in back-to-school takehome folders when school starts on Monday, Aug. 21. Parents also can pick forms up at the cafeteria, administration building or school offices. Completed applications must be turned...

PAISD registration for new students slated for Tuesday


Students not previously enrolled at Port Aransas ISD may register for the 2017- 2018 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 8. H.G. Olsen Elementary School, Brundrett Middle School and Port Aransas High School will each hold its own registration in the front office of each campus. Students can only register at...

Shots

PAISD students required to have immunizations

Before school starts at Port Aransas ISD on Monday, Aug. 21, students must have had their required immunizations. They must prove it by showing their shot records to school officials. State-required vaccinations are designed to prevent students from illnesses like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, polio and hepatitis. They prevent...

Tax holiday set for Aug. 11 through 13


The beginning of school is just around the corner and parents have an opportunity to save money while stocking up on back-to-school-items. The annual Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Friday through Sunday, Aug. 11 through 13. Shoppers can save money on certain items priced less than $100 during this tax...

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