Will mermaid become real?

Will mermaid become real?

Sculptor must get city’s OK before project could happen

The folks with a certain Port Aransas store have been thwarted so far in their attempts to build an ocean-oriented...

On the rocks

On the rocks

Anglers and folks simply out for a walk enjoyed an afternoon on the south jetty on Saturday, March 31. Fishermen...

Coast Guard will demolish, rebuild Port Aransas station

Coast Guard will demolish, rebuild Port Aransas station

All of the buildings at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas will be demolished and replaced with a whole new compound...

Stroke! Stroke!

Stroke! Stroke!

Wooden Boat Festival slated Friday to Sunday

Wooden water craft from across Texas and beyond will be displayed both on land and in the water during the...

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It’s all in (news)print

The fact that you’re reading this – this column and, more importantly, this newspaper – tells me you care about Port Aransas. You’re either a...

Fiery reponse to census question

The last-minute move by the administration of Republican President Donald Trump to include a question on the 2020 census about citizenship may just be curiosity....

What’s wrong in Washinton and America?

KEY LARGO, Florida — At dinner with friends, I was asked what is wrong with Washington. The question presumes a standard by which “wrong” can...

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....

Happy angler

Happy angler

Chris Johnson of Selma is smiling about the 125-pound spinner shark he caught on Saturday, March 31. He was fishing...

Shark catch

Shark catch

Roxana Woodworth of San Antonio hauled in this 90-pound spinner shark on Saturday, March 31. She went offshore aboard the...

Trophy red

Trophy red

This trophy 30-pound redfish was the bounty of Connor McMillan of Katy. He was fishing on the Capt. Paul when...

Sheepshead and tuna biting for those fishing in or around Port A

Sheepshead and tuna biting for those fishing in or around Port A

Fishing report

Tuna were biting for offshore anglers, while sheepshead were hitting for those fishing closer to shore, according to folks who...

When’s dinner?

When’s dinner?

Arthur Toscano of San Antonio fished the north jetty on Sunday, March 18, and caught his limit of speckled trout....

Champions

Champions

PAHS tennis teams take district tiles on home court

Port Aransas High School’s varsity girls and boys and junior varsity tennis teams all won district titles on April 2 and 3 in the tournament held in Port Aransas. No...

Tennis matches delayed

Tennis players who regularly use the Port Aransas ISD courts on weekday mornings will have to play an hour later than usual or wait until May 7. The Brundrett Middle...

Tough loss for Lady Marlins

Tough loss for Lady Marlins

Softball team drops game to solid foe

A big win over Agua Dulce on March 23 was followed by the Port Aransas High School Lady Marlins softball team being 10-run-ruled by Three Rivers on Tuesday, March 27....

Flying disc

Flying disc

Zane Williams of the Port Aransas High School junior varsity track team winds up to throw the discus at a meet in Sinton on Thursday, March 29.

On track

On track

Savanah Deason of the Port Aransas High School track team runs the 200 meter race at Sinton on Thursday, March 29. Above, Deason speeds by a runner from Rockport-Fulton High...

One under

One under

Marlins drop two straight, fall to 3-4 in district play

It was a tough week for the Port Aransas High School Marlins baseball team, playing against the district’s top two teams, Three Rivers and Refugio. The Marlins were outscored 27-3...


Will mermaid become real?

Will mermaid become real?

Sculptor must get city’s OK before project could happen

The folks with a certain Port Aransas store have been thwarted so far in their attempts to build an ocean-oriented sculpture in front of their business, but their efforts aren’t...

On the rocks

On the rocks

Anglers and folks simply out for a walk enjoyed an afternoon on the south jetty on Saturday, March 31. Fishermen have been catching a lot of black drum lately at...

Coast Guard will demolish, rebuild Port Aransas station

Coast Guard will demolish, rebuild Port Aransas station

All of the buildings at Coast Guard Station Port Aransas will be demolished and replaced with a whole new compound in three to five years, according to the officer in...

Stroke! Stroke!

Stroke! Stroke!

Wooden Boat Festival slated Friday to Sunday

Wooden water craft from across Texas and beyond will be displayed both on land and in the water during the fourth annual Wooden Boat Festival, Friday through Sunday, April 6...

‘Men at Work’

‘Men at Work’

Male group show to open at First Friday

The public is invited to the First Friday reception at the Port Aransas Art Center on Friday, April 6. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, wine and live music from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception is the opening night for the Men at Work Group Show that will be up for...

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PAHS honor society to sponsor blood drive April 11 at high school

Roll up your sleeves and save lives on Wednesday, April 11, at the blood drive sponsored by the National Honor Society of Port Aransas High School. The Coastal Bend Blood Center bloodmobile will be at PAHS, 100 N. Station St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. One pint of blood,...

Post office lobby is now open 24/7

Let’s say you snap awake at 3 a.m., suddenly realizing that you absolutely must check your mailbox at the post office right away for an important delivery you’ve been expecting. Fret no more. Now you can breeze right on over to the post office, walk into the lobby while still...

Easter services

Easter services

An interdenominational Easter sunrise service was held at the Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion on Sunday, April 1. Clockwise from above: The Rev. Steve Shullanberger addresses a big crowd; Mark Admire of Port Aransas attended with his dog, an English springer spaniel called Gunner; folks enjoy coffee and donuts; performing as...

Re-build to begin on Pollock Center

Re-build to begin on Pollock Center

Construction is scheduled to begin soon on some of the buildings at Community Presbyterian Church that were heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The rebuilding of the Pollock Center, and the demolition of the food pantry on the grounds of the church are scheduled to start on April 9, according to...

TWIA claims workshop for policyholders set here April 12

The dates of the claims assistance workshops hosted by the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association reported in the March 29 issue of the South Jetty were switched due to incorrect information given in a press release from TWIA. The next workshop in Port Aransas is set for Thursday, April 12, from...

Chamber member lunch tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale now for the annual Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau’s member luncheon that is set for Tuesday, May 8. Theme of the event is “Celebration of Heroes and the Road Ahead!” New officers and directors will be introduced during the luncheon to be held...

Higher education options available in Coastal Bend

Higher education options available in Coastal Bend

This week, I’d like to look at some of the excellent higher education organizations that operate, teach, and serve our area so well. Corpus Christi and Port Aransas are home to Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and Del Mar College. Each institution...

Projects will cause intersection to close

Motorists should plan to avoid the intersection of Station Street and Avenue J later this month. The intersection will be closed to through-traffic while road construction and drainage work is done there, according to Rick Snyder, a supervisor for Island Construction. Snyder said no specific dates have been scheduled yet...

SandFest

SandFest

Annual sandsculpting contest and family-friendly festival slated for April 27 through 29

The 22nd edition of one of the largest sand sculpting contests in the United States, Texas SandFest, is just weeks away. SandFest 2018 is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, April 27 through 29, rain or shine. Sand sculpting Thousands of visitors will converge on the beach to watch the highlight...

Third nine weeks honor rolls

Third nine weeks honor rolls

PAISD

H.G. Olsen Elementary School A Honor Roll 3rd Grade Emma Hofhiens, Stratton Mills. 4th Grade Erick Cabrera, Amanda Canfield, Gavin Colglazier, Emma Crawford, Sybil Gilmore, Zoe Haley, Ronald Herndon, Tyler Hofhiens, James Neagle, Bryce Preston, Merrick Roy, Jade Whipple, Grant Windham. 5th Grade Wolfgang Chapman, Gretchen Groseclose, Samantha Hemphill, Kali...

Season opener

Opening ceremonies to kick off Little League play are Saturday

Little League season will officially kick off with opening day ceremonies on Saturday, April 7. The Port Aransas Little League (PALL) organization will introduce teams beginning at 10 a.m. at the Community Park fields. After the introductions, the first baseball and softball pitches will be thrown, followed by coach pitch,...

Donations continue as efforts to fund scholarships nears goal

Donations continue as efforts to fund scholarships nears goal

The funding goal for the annual scholarship awards ceremony is nearing its goal, but more donations are needed to put it over the top. At press time 179,305 had been raised toward the goal of $214,950. Hurricane Harvey has put at risk the scholarships given to graduating Port Aransas seniors....

One-act play team wins bi-district, four members get recognition

One-act play team wins bi-district, four members get recognition

The one-act play season came to an end for the Port Aransas High School team in the area round at Falfurrias on Thursday, March 29. Instructor Danny Reyes led the one-act play team to a district title and advanced from the bi-district competition to reach area. Despite not advancing to...

Coming down

Coming down

Workers from M&M Construction of San Antonio pick up pieces of the Port Aransas ISD bus barn and Boy Scout building located between the Brundrett Middle School Gym and Community Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, March 27.

Smile because it happened

Smile because it happened

Education notes

So my goal this year as the principal of H.G. Olsen Elementary School, a goal I set in August, was to train and model for staff how to “circle” in their classes. The concept of circle allows a forum to meet daily, or more often, if needed to check in...

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