Money set to flow

Money set to flow

Thousands of dollars to go to victims of hurricane

Distribution of funds raised by two local groups to help Port Aransas victims of Hurricane Harvey is expected to begin...

Portable classrooms arrive

Portable classrooms arrive


Tractor-trailer trucks carrying portable buildings arrive with a police escort at Port Aransas ISD on Monday, Sept. 25, as workers...

Amos service Saturday at beach

Amos service Saturday at beach


Hundreds of people crowded around to watch when Tony Amos conducted sea turtle releases on the beach in Port Aransas....

Survivor

Survivor

Owner: Tarpon Inn will recover, reopen

The Tarpon Inn is down, but not out. The historic Port Aransas hotel sustained structural damage due to Hurricane Harvey,...

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Feline inspiration

Leave it to a cat to inspire. Trying to come up with words for this week’s column, I struggled. We need levity, but it’s too...

Is Harvey a boost for pols?

Hurricane Harvey may have proven that “it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good.” At least, that seemed to be the case for Texas Gov....

Vietnam war is revisited

“The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher...

Island Agenda


Again, the following are activities that would be happening in Port Aransas. However, post-Hurricane Harvey, these are on hold. Whether scheduled events for later in the fall will take place...

Marlins on the run

Marlins on the run

Consistency key for cross country

Team consistency will be key moving forward for the Port Aransas High School cross country teams, according to head coach and athletic director Steve Reaves. “As a team, we have...

Bus buddies

Bus buddies


Gabriel Rodriguez, right, who works in the transportation department at North East ISD in San Antonio, hands over bus keys to Pete Cowen, left, maintenance and transportation director at Port...

Curtis Stone

Curtis Stone

Curtis Amber Stone age 82, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Monday, Sept.18, 2017. He was a former resident of Port Aransas. During his final days, Curtis had been cared for...

Jo Anne Bearden

Jo Anne Bearden of Rockport died Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She was 69. She was the sister of David Lawrence Beane of Port Aransas. Services were private.


Money set to flow

Money set to flow

Thousands of dollars to go to victims of hurricane

Distribution of funds raised by two local groups to help Port Aransas victims of Hurricane Harvey is expected to begin in the next few days. The Port Aransas Chamber of...

Portable classrooms arrive

Portable classrooms arrive


Tractor-trailer trucks carrying portable buildings arrive with a police escort at Port Aransas ISD on Monday, Sept. 25, as workers do electrical work on Station Street at Avenue B to...

Amos service Saturday at beach

Amos service Saturday at beach


Hundreds of people crowded around to watch when Tony Amos conducted sea turtle releases on the beach in Port Aransas. Hundreds likely will gather there again when a service for...

Survivor

Survivor

Owner: Tarpon Inn will recover, reopen

The Tarpon Inn is down, but not out. The historic Port Aransas hotel sustained structural damage due to Hurricane Harvey, and it’s closed for now, but it eventually will open...

Repairs to cost city millions

Repairs to cost city millions


Preliminary estimates show that city facilities damaged by Hurricane Harvey will need many millions of dollars worth of repair and replacement, the Port Aransas City Council heard in staff reports. City Manager Dave Parsons and City Engineer Jim Urban presented the reports on Thursday, Sept. 21. Here are total preliminary...

National Night Out party is slated for all on Tuesday


Port Aransas citizens are invited to a community block party on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at Roberts Point Park, from 5 to 8 p.m. The 2017 National Night Out has been changed to one community-wide party instead of the traditional neighborhood block parties. “The Port Aransas Police Department will be hosting...

More businesses report, re-open

More businesses report, re-open


The South Jetty is continuing its efforts to contact as many Port Aransas businesses as possible to find out the extent of damage done by Hurricane Harvey and their future plans. Businesses not included on this list that is updated weekly, are asked to call or text with updates ad...

Shred away

Shred away


Port Aransas resident Lynne Gabel, left, takes a few boxes of documents to the Port Aransas Art Center for shredding. File Pro employee Carlos Arriaga, right, of Corpus Christi, dumps the documents into a garbage can before placing them in an industrial shredder on a trailer of an 18-wheeler. File...

Longer mold sits, harder it is to clean

Longer mold sits, harder it is to clean


Mold is difficult to prevent after losing power in a wet and humid environment like Port Aransas after a disastrous event such as Hurricane Harvey. Spores are produced by molds and spread through air to form new molds, according to Janie Harris, environment specialist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension....

Costly debris

Costly debris

Haulers being lured away by better pay in Houston, Florida

It’s looking like Port Aransas is going to have to start paying its debris haulers more than it is now, or some of them might start going to other hurricane-struck areas where the debris haul-off pay-off is higher. That was the word the city council got from City Manager Dave...

Portables arrive at Port Aransas ISD

Portables arrive at Port Aransas ISD


New portable classrooms began to arrive at Port Aransas ISD on Monday, Sept. 25, but at a higher cost than anticipated, according to Superintendent Sharon McKinney. The portables initially were proposed to cost the district $400,000, but with the need for student dining areas and office space, that total is...

Marlin proud

Marlin proud

Port A students talk about going to FBHS

Port Aransas ISD students appreciate the acceptance they have received at Flour Bluff ISD, but are eager to get back to their own school after being displace by Hurricane Harvey. “I will miss Flour Bluff, but Port Aransas is my home” said Molly Moats, a freshman from Port Aransas High...

Birthday calendar cancelled


Members of the Youth Development Foundation of Port Aransas have announced that the 2018 birthday calendar will not be published. The personalized calendars that include birthdays, anniversaries and memorials has been a traditional service for the community and a fundraiser for the organization for many years. For more information, call...

Lion pride

Lion pride


Members of the Texas A&M University – Commerce Lions football team spent the weekend helping Port Aransas dig out from Hurricane Harvey. In the photo above team members clean up Royal Palm Cemetery. They also helped out at the donation station at Roberts Point Park. At left, team members are...

Dolphin delight

Dolphin delight


Practically everyone finds bottlenose dolphins fascinating to watch in Port Aransas waters. Clockwise from upper left: Dolphins leap ahead of a ship off Port Aransas; Tatum Hines of Copperas Cove and San Marcos couple Acayla and David Haile, with dog...

Boatload of help

Boatload of help


A group of high schoolers from Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio lent Farley Boat Works a helping hand on Friday, Sept. 22. They volunteered after seeing the destruction of Port Aransas on the news. The students are members of the cross country team that competed at a...

Back on the court

Back on the court


Some Port Aransas High School students were back in action playing basketball on Sunday, Sept. 24, as part of the Southern Elite Youth Basketball Tournament in Corpus Christi. The team won all three games against Incarnate Word Academy, and select teams, the Bombers and Magic. Back row from left are...

Fundraisers

Locals among those leading efforts to raise money for Port Aransas

Hurricane Harvey-related fundraising efforts range widely in Port Aransas, with some including whole organizations and others spearheaded by individual folks. Marnie Pate is the woman behind Help Port Aransikans Rebuild (the name of her relief effort), a relief fund she started after seeing what Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt...

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