Flotsam, jetsam are topics of Amos talk

Interested in flotsam and jetsam of the oceans and beaches? Find out more from Tony Amos at a presentation Monday, Jan. 8. It will be held at 7 p.m., at the Community Center, 408 N. Alister St., and is free and open to the public. Amos will speak on “more than you may ever want to know about stuff washing […]


Christmases past remembered

I hope you’ll forgive this seasonal repeat. It was first published in the South Jetty in December 1992 … The Editor asked me if I might come up with a Christmas tale, perhaps reminiscences of my Child’s Christmas in England”, for this issue, so I’ll see what I can do. I have spent several Christmases away from my home here […]

Winter Sounds is free concert

Port Aransas artists, Shirley Fischer and the Mixed Nuts will perform for Winter Sounds Monday, Jan. 8. The concert will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Civic Center, 710 Ave. A. “Bring your laid back island attitude and your favorite beverage and join us for free musical entertainment,” said assistant director of the Port Aransas Parks and […]


Good luck and good morning

New Year’s continues the holiday celebration and eating. One of my favorite foods, and a traditional dish here in the South, is blackeyed peas. I love cooki n g t h e m , smelling them and eating them. I love them fresh, dried, canned or frozen. I have had them when it was warm and balmy outside or cold […]



CONSTABLE’S BEAT SUNDAY, DEC. 17 • 12:15 A.M . A deputy assisted with an arrest on the beach of a man on outstanding municipal court warrants. • 2:15 a.m. Two men were charged with public intoxication on Trout Street. FRIDAY, DEC. 22 • 2:42 A.M . A deputy assisted Emergency Medical Service workers with an injured person in the 1900 […]

Hats on!

Richard Napoli Jr., center, sent this photo of himself and fellow contractors in Habbaniyah, Iraq, to Tessa Gates, who organized the Hats Off to Our Troops. The project was organized to send Christmas hats to troops and workers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Napoli often comes to Port Aransas, visiting his father, Richard Napoli Sr., who spends half the year here. […]

By land and sea

Ted Colledge and Jean Ste Marie, both of Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada, stroll on the beach near the south jetty while a tanker ship steams away into the Gulf of Mexico.



MONDAY, DEC. 18 • 11:58 A.M . Emergency Medical Service (EMS) crews took an injured person from the 300 block of Blue Heron to a Corpus Christi hospital. • 12:56 p.m. Firefighters extinguished a brush fire in Charlie’s Pasture. TUESDAY, DEC. 19 • 1:43 P .M . Firefighters extinguished a brush fire in Charlie’s Pasture. THURSDAY, DEC. 21 • 2:55 […]

Port Aransas shrimpers get rent break from sympathetic council

City council members gave shrimp boat operators an early Christmas present on Dec. 21 – a reduction in proposed slip rental rates at the city marina. It’s something shrimper L.C. Scholten had complained about before. The city staff proposed raising slip rentals for shrimpers from $100 a month to $200 a month. Scholten said raising the rent by 10 or […]

Meander set on New Year’s

Start the new year on a physical note by participating in the 2007 Meter Meander. The 2007-meter walk or two-mile run will begin at 2:07 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 1, at the Community Park, 700 Clark Parkway, off Ross Avenue. “Hit the ground running and start your New Year right,” said Rachael King, assistant director of the Port Aransas Parks […]