Fishing areas to reopen Tuesday


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) will reopen all restricted saltwater fishing areas on the Texas coast at 12:01 p.m. (noon) on Tuesday, Dec. 27, according to a news release. TPWD closed bays and estuaries to saltwater fishing on Saturday, Dec. 24, due to the freezing weather conditions. The closure helped protect resources during recent freezing weather conditions, the release […]

TPWD temporarily closes fishing along the Texas coast


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) has issued a temporary closure to saltwater fishing along parts of the Texas coast to protect resources during the upcoming freezing weather conditions, according to a news release. The closure will take effect at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 24. The public will be notified when fishing may resume via a news release, on the […]

2022-12-22 E-Edition

Art instruction

Dylan McCanlies, right, teaches an oil painting class at the Port Aransas Art Center on a recent day. Receiving his instruction are, from left, Kimberly Carver-Keedy and her husband, Jim Keedy, both of San Antonio; and Kim Draeger of Georgetown. The City of Port Aransas is reestablishing a Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Board that will review requests from groups, such […]

First Santa visit

Eight-month-old Evie Lou Simpson meets Santa Claus for the first time during the Sugar Plum Social at the Port Aransas Civic Center on Thursday, Dec. 15. Evie is the daughter of Colleen Simpson, director of the Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department, and her husband, Wes. More photos from the Sugar Plum Social are on Page 1C.

Back at you

Sandra Davis of Horton, Ala., plays some pickle ball at Port Aransas Community Park on Friday, Dec. 16. She was playing a doubles match with friends Vanessa Phares, of New Castle, Ind.; Robin Garner of Sulphur Springs; and Wendy Schutte of Harpers Ferry, Iowa, All are staying in Port Aransas for the winter.

Turtles on board

Port Aransas Coast Guard and Amos Rehabilitation Keep personnel pose for a photo aboard a Coast Guard vessel just before heading offshore to release two sea turtles on Sunday, Dec. 18. The ARK had rehabilitated both turtles. The larger one was Sharkey, a 110-pound loggerhead. The smaller one was Sponge Bob, a sea turtle of the green species. Sharkey is […]

Palladium updates city on mold issue

A Palladium Port Aransas official gave an update on the mold situation at the apartment complex to the city’s Public Facilities Corp. at its meeting, Thursday, Dec. 15. The corporation is made up of City Council members and was formed to manage the public private partnership between the city and Palladium. The South Jetty reported that some residents at Palladium […]

City Council picks beach concessionaire

Port Aransas Local Company doing business as Southern Coast Open will be the city’s new beach concessionaire starting Jan. 1 until the end of 2023. The contract for the current beach vendor, Bron’s Beach Rentals, will expire at the end of this year. The vendor submitted a bid to continue serving city beaches, but the Port Aransas City Council voted […]

Council to appoint HOT board members

The Port Aransas City Council has decided council members will appoint members to a Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Board. This changes the course of the proposed ordinance, which earlier had the city manager and the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce appointing the members. City Council approved that version of the ordinance, on a first reading during its […]