Blood drive is WednesdayFree Access

Roll up your sleeves, donate blood and save lives on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The Coastal Bend Blood Center bloodmobile will...

Watching our water

Watching our water

Task force examines drainage

Port Aransas needs to create new rules that manage landscaping, storm water drainage and wetland preservation, according to a group...

Homecoming

Homecoming

Presented on Friday, Feb. 2, members of the Port Aransas High School homecoming court are, from left, seniors Robin Delgado...

Kreutziger scores three-point record

Kreutziger scores three-point record

In the history books. Port Aransas High School senior Logan Kreutziger broke the school’s boys 3-point record in a win...

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Ewww! Foul nest!

Last week in this space I endorsed the mission of “a way to the future, not a path to the past” established by the Port...

Memo echoes back in Texas

Echoing in Texas is the much-ballyhooed memo from the House Select Committee’s chairman, Republican U. S. Rep. Devin Nunes, claiming the FBI’s investigation into Russian...

The memo and the truth

Partisans tend to read, watch and listen only, or mostly, to information and opinions that reinforce their beliefs. If information surfaces that counters those beliefs,...

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...

Super snapper

Super snapper

Justen Lacey of San Antonio certainly has something to smile about. He caught this nice, 21-pound red snapper on Saturday,...

Fog doesn’t stop anglers in Port A

Fog doesn’t stop anglers in Port A

Fishing report

Despite dense fog this week, folks are still going out and catching grouper, redfish and black drum, according to those...

Batter-up!

Batter-up!

2018 Lady Marlins roster full of new names; still have high expectations for this season

After making it to the regional quarterfinals of the Texas Class 2A state playoffs in 2017, Port Aransas High School’s softball team faces many challenges in 2018. The Lady Marlins...

Good start

Good start

PAHS tennis team opens season strong at Crossroads Tournament in Victoria

Coach Vic Dimond took his team of Port Aransas High School tennis players to Victoria on Friday, Feb. 2, where they competed in the Crossroads Tennis Tournament. The competition drew...

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75 in a row

75 in a row

District winning streak continues for varsity Marlins

Winners of 75 consecutive district games, the Port Aransas High School varsity basketball team is coasting through conference play. Its two latest victims: Kenedy, 63-34, and Woodsboro, 78-58. “It’s impressive,”...

Clinched

Clinched

Lady Marlins secure playoff berth with wins over Kenedy, Woodsboro

Confidence continues to grow for a young Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins basketball team that has secured a spot in the Class 2A playoffs. The Lady Marlins clinched a...

Basketball teams get new opponent after realignment

Basketball teams get new opponent after realignment

Port Aransas basketball teams will have a new opponent starting next season after the University Interscholastic League ( UIL) announced district realignments on Thursday, Feb. 1. The UIL, the state’s...

2010 Citizen of Year Dreessen dies

2010 Citizen of Year Dreessen dies

Jack Dreessen, the 2010 Port Aransas Citizen of the Year, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Yukon, Oklahoma. Dreessen, 88, was most familiar to patrons of the Port Aransas Community...

Robert Duane Petitt, III

Robert Duane Petitt, III

Rob Petitt, III, age 31 of Fairview, passed away on January 30, 2018. He was born on December 14, 1986, to Robert Duane Petitt, Jr. and June Eiermann Petitt in...


Blood drive is WednesdayFree Access

Roll up your sleeves, donate blood and save lives on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The Coastal Bend Blood Center bloodmobile will be at Port Aransas High School, 100 N. Station St.,...

Watching our water

Watching our water

Task force examines drainage

Port Aransas needs to create new rules that manage landscaping, storm water drainage and wetland preservation, according to a group of folks who are working on making those changes. The...

Homecoming

Homecoming

Presented on Friday, Feb. 2, members of the Port Aransas High School homecoming court are, from left, seniors Robin Delgado and Zach Brown, homecoming queen and king; seniors Ann Marie...

Kreutziger scores three-point record

Kreutziger scores three-point record

In the history books. Port Aransas High School senior Logan Kreutziger broke the school’s boys 3-point record in a win over Kenedy on Tuesday, Jan. 30, when he made his...

Second Saturday party

Second Saturday party

Farley Boat Works to host spaghetti meal, live music and fellowship at monthly event

Enjoy an evening of live music, visiting with friends both old and new, and share a meal on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Farley Boat Works Second Saturday Party. The festivities begin at 6 p.m. The boat works will supply the spaghetti entree, and those who attend are asked are...

‘Rock Around the Arts’ dance to benefit art center’s mission

Dance the night away on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the third annual Rock Around the Arts Valentine’s Dance. You and your sweetheart can enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. Local favorites, the...

Crazy for beads!

Mardi Gras parade set Tuesday

Folks in Port Aransas know how to party, and the annual Mardi Gras Parade is no exception. Everyone is invited to dress in the traditional colors of purple, green and gold and join in the festivities on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13. To join in the parade, decorate your golf carts,...

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 this page for recurring weekly events. Activities This Week Dance Night Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Couples and...

Businesses continue to open, set dates for opening again

Businesses continue to open, set dates for opening again

• 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...

Cart quickness

Cart quickness

John McKinney of Port Aransas shows the trophies he won by scoring victories in two recent cart races at the L87 Speedway in Corpus Christi. He took first place in the only two races he has entered in a six-game series in the process of playing out at the track....

Crab trap removal program scheduled to begin Feb. 16

Volunteers are needed to assist in the annual coastwide effort to remove all wire-mesh crab traps that have been lost or abandoned since last year’s cleanup. This year, during the annual Crab Trap Removal Program, crabbing season using wire mesh crab traps will be closed from Friday, Feb. 16, to...

Whooper festival

Whooper festival

Registration continues for annual event

Online registration for the 22nd annual Whooping Crane Festival is open, and trips, tours and workshops are filling up quickly. The annual celebration of the endangered whooping crane is set for Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 22 through 25. Register at www.whoopingcranefestival.org via MasterCard or Visa. Registration for the festival is...

Beach cleanup is set for Saturday

Plan a beach day on Saturday, Feb. 10, and help cleanup at the 14th annual Winter Beach Cleanup. The annual event is sponsored by Keep Port Aransas Beautiful and the Texas General Land Office. Individuals, groups or organizations are asked to check in at the beach at Avenue G about...

Silver medalist

Silver medalist

Port Aransas resident Charlie Clark finished second overall at the North Padre Island Baptist Church Surf and Turf 10k run on Saturday, Jan. 27. Clark is holding his daughter Coral.

PAHS celebrates homecoming 2018

PAHS celebrates homecoming 2018

Port Aransas celebrated homecoming 2018 from Monday, Jan. 29, to Friday, Feb. 2. The week included wacky dress days, a pep rally, a parade and the the crowning of the king and queen. In addition to the festivities, all four...

Scholarships

Scholarships

Donations sought for annual awards for PAISD seniors

Help is needed to raise funds to award scholarships to graduating Port Aransas High School seniors. The tradition of awarding scholarships to every student is at risk this year, according to Jana Snow, who is leading the effort to save the awards. In 2017, a record $186,200 was awarded by...

Fight back from Harvey

Fight back from Harvey

Education notes

When Hurricane Harvey hit, it was obvious that the road to recovery would be long and tough. But, one thing I have realized as I have lived through this is the fact that the people of Port Aransas, and Texas, are even tougher. We all have so much courage to...

New books

New books

The Port Aransas High School English department received six classroom sets of books from Altrusa International of Temple, TX., Inc. on Monday, Jan. 29. From left, teacher Ashleigh Hancock, students Alex Chastain, Hailey Clark, Wynne Parsons, Ian Johnson, teacher Dana Hawkins and student Marissa Moore.

Breakfast, lunch at no charge granted

Breakfast, lunch at no charge granted

All Port Aransas ISD students will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge for the remainder of the 2017-2018 school year. A press release from the PAISD Child Nutrition Department said that because of the impact of Hurricane Harvey on school districts in the region, the opportunity for the free...

Photo

Photo

Port Aransas High School seniors Robin Delgado and Zach Brown pose for photos after being crowned homecoming queen and king at the school’s Doyle Marek Gym on Friday, Feb. 2.

Super dog!

Super dog!

Bella, a yorkie-poo therapy dog, sits on the lap of handler Jan Spitzer, a Winter Texan from Minnesota. Bella and Jan sit with first-graders Isabella Cabrera, left, and Benjamin Tallent at H.G. Olsen Elementary School on Thursday, Jan. 25. Bella visits with elementary students twice a week.

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