Book bargains abound

Book bargains abound

Library sale set Saturday, Sunday

Book lovers, get ready to browse and buy at the annual William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library Book Sale on...

Reborn

Reborn

Deno Fabrie’s newly erected and decorated fence stands on South Station Street on Sunday, Jan. 21. Hurricane Harvey took down...

Group wants an ordinance to preserve Old Town look

Group wants an ordinance to preserve Old Town look

New construction in Old Town should conform with the existing look of that cherished part of Port Aransas, say a...

Flu hits hard

Flu hits hard

Flu season is in full stride, and Port Aransas is one of the many communities being hit by the outbreak....

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Preserve path forward

Negative events can have positive consequences. Hurricane Harvey is one of the worst things ever to happen to Port Aransas, and yet, some good things...

Texas GOP battles Straus

There seems to be a war underway among Texas Republicans. Will the party continue as the anti-government entity it seems to have become under the...

Message for my evangelical friends

“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been...

Island Agenda

Organizations are asked contact the South Jetty once programs and activities resume. Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Pkwy. Open and lap swim: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30...

Tuna for dinner

Tuna for dinner

Bill Heyer of Morristown, Minn., caught this 25-pound yellowfin tuna on Sunday, Feb. 21. He was on a trip with...

What an angler!

What an angler!

Reece Rocket, 15, of Flower Mound, caught this 86-pound, 9-ounce greater amberjack with live bait on Friday, Jan. 19. If...

Anglers reeling in variety of fish

Anglers reeling in variety of fish

Fishing report

With the closing of amberjack season, anglers are staying closer to shore, according to those who work at waterfront businesses...

Resilient

Resilient

Marlins prove to be hard to beat in district with two more wins

Two more games, two more wins for Port Aransas’ varsity basketball team, which remains undefeated in district play. Going into a Tuesday, Jan. 23, game at Falls City, the Marlins...

Back to winning

Back to winning

Lady Marlins get big win after loss to Falls City

After losing by 36 to Falls City, the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins varsity basketball team bounced back with a 34-14 win at Pettus on Friday, Jan. 26. “It...

New season, new mindset

New season, new mindset

Marlins look to make playoffs after a rough 2017

After finishing last season nine games below .500, the Port Aransas High School baseball team is looking to improve this season. The Marlins’ goal in 2018: reach the playoffs. In...

Photo

Photo

Hope Shoemaker of the Brundrett Middle School basketball team scores two points during a Thursday, Jan. 25, game against Pettus.

Court removal

Court removal

City of Port Aransas employees, from left, Curtis Moss, B.J. Grimes, Ulises Cardenas and Joseph Arzola place a section of a wooden basketball court onto a forklift on Friday, Jan....

Jay Brian Casey

Jay Brian Casey

Jay Brian Casey passed away January 6, 2018, at the age of 56. Jay was born in McAllen, Texas on July 27, 1961, to William Austin and Sue Ella (Canon)...

Patrick Thompson

Patrick Thompson

Patrick James Thompson, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away Monday, January 22, 2018. Pat was born on November 3, 1947, in Gloversville, NY. He grew up in Johnstown, NY on...

Jameson

Jameson

A memorial service will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, Feb. 3, for Helen Louise Jameson, who died at her home in Port Aransas on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018....


Book bargains abound

Book bargains abound

Library sale set Saturday, Sunday

Book lovers, get ready to browse and buy at the annual William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3 and 4. Books and more,...

Reborn

Reborn

Deno Fabrie’s newly erected and decorated fence stands on South Station Street on Sunday, Jan. 21. Hurricane Harvey took down his original fence, which long had been festooned with brightly...

Group wants an ordinance to preserve Old Town look

Group wants an ordinance to preserve Old Town look

New construction in Old Town should conform with the existing look of that cherished part of Port Aransas, say a group of folks who plan to ask the city council...

Flu hits hard

Flu hits hard

Flu season is in full stride, and Port Aransas is one of the many communities being hit by the outbreak. No organization keeps running tabs on the number of flu...

Bidding open

Bidding open

First Friday to feature annual ‘Hearts for the Arts’

Enjoy light refreshments and live music while bidding on original works of art for a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day present on Friday, Feb. 2. The First Friday reception for the 20th annual Hearts for the Arts Silent Auction is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Port Aransas Art Center. Art...

Annual Groundhog Day Shadow Stroll is Friday

Groundhog Day on Friday, Feb. 2, is a popular observance in many parts of the country. Port Aransas is no exception. On that day, folks will gather to look for the elusive “Port A Phillip,” a distant cousin of the famed Punxsutawney Phil of Gobbler’s Knob, Pennsylvania. To participate in...

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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 this page for recurring weekly events. Activities This Week Dance Night Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6:30 p.m. Couples and...

Checks presented to chamber

Checks presented to chamber

Nueces County commissioners Brent Chesney and Mike Pulsey presented checks for tourism economic projects totaling $3,500 to the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau on Wednesday, Jan. 24. From left are, Tiffany Arnold, Tara Grumbles, Fred Samudio, Pulsey, Susan Castor, Tonya Chambers, Deven Bhakta, Shawn Ethridge, Bill Bauder,...

Youngs report birth of a son

Robert and Caitlyn Young of Ingleside announce the birth of their son, Roston Tucker, on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2018, at 2:46 p.m. His grandfather, Mike Young of Ingleside, is former 40-year resident of Port Aransas. The infant weighted 7 pounds, 3 ounces. Roston is welcomed by his sisters, Penelope, Rylie...

Beds for pets

Beds for pets

Winter Texans Margie Marks, left, of Iron River, MI., and Tina Davis of Topeka, KS., make pet beds for the Port Aransas Animal Shelter on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Community Center.

Five incumbents file for office

Five incumbents file for office

Five incumbents have filed to run for office so far in Port Aransas, but no challengers have cropped up yet. The period to file began on Wednesday, Jan. 17 and ends on Friday, Feb. 16. Election Day will be May 5. Early voting will be conducted from April 23 to...

Still more businesses open, and announce dates to open

Still more businesses open, and announce dates to open

The following listing of the status of Port Aransas businesses damaged by Hurricane Harvey is updated weekly when owners or managers call the South Jetty. To add or update a listing, call Jackie Linn at (361) 537-5777 or email her at ads@portasouthjetty.com or call Mary Judson at 749- 5131 or...

Mayor retracts statements he made about developer

Mayor retracts statements he made about developer

A mayoral retraction is the newest development in an ongoing legal battle between the City of Port Aransas and resident Julie Shodrok. Mayor Charles Bujan issued a statement on Monday, Jan 29, saying this, in part: “I have made public statements in the past regarding the lawsuit in which I...

Moving on

Moving on

Crowds gathered on the south jetty, right, to watch Big Foot, an offshore tension-leg platform pass by Port Aransas waters, above, on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The 37,800-short-ton hull was fabricated in South Korea, then shipped in 2013 to Kiewit at Ingleside, where the topsides were finished. Big Foot is expected...

From fishing to yoga

From fishing to yoga

Winter Texans finding lots to do in Port Aransas

Winter Texans are still having fun in Port Aransas, even though Hurricane Harvey has left the town with less activities to take part in. Many are still finding fun things to do all across town. From exercising to art classes...

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