Easter embrace

Easter embrace

Two-year-old Georgia Craine of Port Aransas gives the Easter bunny a big hug during an egg hunt at Roberts Point...

Shark study

Shark study

Aboard the Scat Cat, from Port Aransas, Kesley Gibson tags a mako shark on Monday, March 19, about 65 miles...

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Proposed new rules for wetlands and Old Town must undergo changes

More discussion and revision will be needed if new ordinances designed to protect wetlands and the charm of Old Town...

One year later, family still healing from wreck

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Barking gets us nowhere

Let’s talk, not bark, as Mayor Charles Bujan put it. Efforts are underway to preserve our wetlands and the architectural “feel” of the Old Town...

Political Cartoon

Top court may be looking at gerrymandering

State legislatures re-drawing congressional and legislative districts every decade to favor whichever party is in charge at the time has been rampant for years. For...

Island Agenda

Daily • Port Aransas Community Park Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Pkwy. Open and lap swim: Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Monday. Call 361-749-2416 for more information....

Big ‘ol shark

Big ‘ol shark

Nichole Callaway of Lexington landed this 165-pound spinner shark on Thursday, March 22. She said it took her one-hour, 15...

Shark hunters

Shark hunters

A group of anglers returned from an offshore trip with a big catch of shark on Thursday, March 22. They...

Spinner catch

Spinner catch

Cheyenne Bone of Weatherford stands beside her catch that is bigger than she is. She brought back a 120-pound spinner...

Awesome wahoo

Awesome wahoo

Claudius Alexander of Corpus Christi holds a 35-pound wahoo he caught from the Dolphin Express on Wednesday, March 14.

Large mako sharks tagged as part of TAMU-CC research mission

Large mako sharks tagged as part of TAMU-CC research mission

Fishing report

Three large mako sharks were the subject of a recent Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi scientific research mission, according to Fred...

Back-to-back

Back-to-back

Marlins outscore opponents by 20-runs during two-game winning streak on road

The Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball tea recently won back-to-back games over Agua Dulce and Pettus. Port Aransas won two consecutive games just once last season, beating Pettus and...

Lady Marlins bounce back with win over Agua Dulce

Lady Marlins bounce back with win over Agua Dulce

After an eight-game losing streak, the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team beat Agua Dulce on Friday, March 23. The Lady Marlins ended the skid by winning, 10-5,...

PAHS tennis players bring home trophies at large-school tourney

PAHS tennis players bring home trophies at large-school tourney

Going up against five schools that were 5A and 6A level, the Class 2A Port Aransas High School tennis players brought home a first and two second places from the...

Ready, set …

Ready, set …

Bremmeyr

Bremmeyr

Albert Edward Bremmeyr, a longtime Winter Texan in Port Aransas, died early Sunday March 25, 2018, in Grand Rapids Michigan. He was born April 30, 1929 in Petoskey Michigan to...


Easter embrace

Easter embrace

Two-year-old Georgia Craine of Port Aransas gives the Easter bunny a big hug during an egg hunt at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, March 24. Dozens of childen enjoyed the...

Shark study

Shark study

Aboard the Scat Cat, from Port Aransas, Kesley Gibson tags a mako shark on Monday, March 19, about 65 miles offshore. Gibson is a doctoral candidate at the Center for...

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Not yet

Proposed new rules for wetlands and Old Town must undergo changes

More discussion and revision will be needed if new ordinances designed to protect wetlands and the charm of Old Town are to become realities in Port Aransas. Citizen committee members...

One year later, family still healing from wreck
Water works

Water works

Workers from Gulf States Protective Coatings of La Porte apply a coat of paint to the new water tower under construction on State Highway 361 on Wednesday, March 21. The tower is expected to go into service for Port Aransas mid-summer, according to Mark Young, manager of Nueces County Water...

Rock ‘n Roll

Bingo fundraiser Saturday to benefit scholarships

Have some fun while helping raise money for the Port Aransas High School Scholarship fund on Saturday, March 31. For a $20 donation to the scholarship fund, those who attend can play bingo while enjoying live music, food and alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks from noon to 4 p.m. The event...

Healing from Harvey

Free play therapy, parent support offered to help residents manage storm-related stress

Trinity-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church is offering families free counseling opportunities to help heal from the trauma of Hurricane Harvey. Julie Thigpen, a licensed professional counselor and supervisor (LPC-S) and registered play therapist and supervisor (RPT-S) from Port Aransas, has offered her services at no cost. On Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:30...

Artist at work

Artist at work

Tamia Moe of Ely, Minn., draws a brown pelican at a Drop in and Draw class at the Port Aransas Art Center on Tuesday, March 20. The art center offers the class, taught by Pat Donohue, every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information about art center...

South Jetty to close early for Good Friday

The South Jetty Newspaper office will close at noon Friday, March 30, in observance of Good Friday. Regular deadlines of noon Friday for non-breaking news and noon Monday for display and classified advertising as well as letters to the editor remain in effect. The office will re-open at 9 a.m....

Men at Work featured in First Friday art reception

Men at Work featured in First Friday art reception

Stop by the Port Aransas Art Center for an evening of fellowship, live music and art on Friday, April 6. The First Friday reception will feature the works of Louis Garcia, Jeffrey Neel McDaniel, Lee Ricks and Charlie Fisher. The Men at Work group show will be up for display...

Booths available at annual ArtFest

Booth space is still available for the 13th annual ArtFest set for Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. The event, sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau, offers artists an opportunity to sell their original fine arts and crafts....

Enter to win

Enter to win

Custom cart to be raffled at SandFest

One lucky person will win a 2018 EZ-GO Express L6 custom golf cart at the 2018 edition of Texas SandFest. That person might be you, if you purchase a raffle ticket for $50. Only 500 tickets will be sold for the drawing to take place on Sunday, April 29, at...

SandFest seeks volunteers

Texas SandFest 2018 is now only a month away, and organizers continue to seek volunteers to help with the massive event that draws thousands to Port Aransas. The annual sand-sculpting contest is set for Friday through Sunday, April 27 through 29, on the beach in Port Aransas. Thousands of visitors...

On film

On film

Dallas actor Glenn Morshower, center, was in Port Aransas on Wednesday, March 7, filming a commercial for a Houston law firm in front of the Shops at Old Town. Morshower is known most notably for his roles in 24, Transformers, and the Netflix series Bloodline.

How ‘egg’-citing!

How ‘egg’-citing!

Easter-time event draws lots of kids

Children enjoyed scrambling for eggs, visiting with the Easter bunny and lots more at Roberts Point Park on Saturday, March 24. The event was sponsored by the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department.

Recapture is issue here

Recapture is issue here

Education
notes

Post Harvey: Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Port Aransas on Aug. 25, 2017, and turned our little town upside down. Students and their families were displaced, and life as we knew it changed for all of us. PAISD was also severely impacted with damage that was received throughout the entire...

Garden in check

Garden in check

The H.G. Olsen Elementary School Marlin Discovery Garden was damaged as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Dr. Sharon Ydoyaga, the dean of health sciences and professional education at Del Mar College, created a fundraising program called, GiftCards4Change along with her son, Andrew. The non-profit organization received $137 from third grade...

On track

On track

Trustees OK repairs to track, field

Port Aransas ISD Board of Trustees went back and forth on whether to repair the school’s track and field before unanimously approving the action at a Wednesday, March 21, regular meeting. School Board President Fred Gonzalez suggested the trustees table the decision for a month because of uncertainty among board...

On stage

On stage

Johnson named best actress; one act play advances to area

The Port Aransas High School One-act play team advanced for its performance at the bi-district contest on Saturday, March 24. Instructor Danny Reyes’ team performed The Curious Savage, a 1950s comedy that takes place in a medical facility. The play includes greedy stepchildren, a manipulating step-mom and some frazzled medical...

Little League sets opening ceremony

Opening-day ceremonies for the Port Aransas Little League (PALL) organization have been set for Saturday, April 7, at the Port Aransas Community Park. Beginning at 10 a.m., teams will be introduced, and the first baseball and softball pitches will be thrown. Players are asked to wear their uniforms to the...

No school Friday at Port A ISD

Students here will get an extended weekend. Port Aransas ISD will be closed on Friday, March 30, for the Easter holiday. The closure is for Good Friday, and PAISD will reopen on Monday, April 2. For more information, visit: www.paisd.net/ district-calendars.

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