Port A Day set at capitol on April 12

Port A Day will be observed at the capitol in Austin on Wednesday, April 12. The Port Aransas Tourism Bureau & Chamber of Commerce will host legislative visits, speakers and “a beachy fun reception” at the Legislative Conference Center at 110 Congress Ave. Morning office visits will be from 9 a.m. to noon. A symposium will be held from 3 […]

2023-02-23 E-Edition

Winter Old-Lympics winners

The 26th Winter Old-Lympics was held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 and 19, on the Port Aransas ISD courts. The tournament is held by the Port Aransas Tennis Association with sponsorship from Fox Yacht Sales and the Port Aransas South Jetty Newspaper. Leslie Hoekstra was tournament director. And the winners are:

Sunset cruise

A Port Aransas ferry heads across the Corpus Christi Ship Channel as the sun sets on a recent day. The channel is one of the most picturesque parts of Port Aransas at sunset, with boats, dolphins, pelicans and more in the mix.

December sales fell in Port A

Sales tax allocations in Port Aransas were down 11.57 percent this reporting period compared to the same period one year ago. These January allocations are based on sales made in December by businesses that report tax monthly. The payment to Port Aransas for the reporting period was $228,176.42. That compares to the payment of 258,035.73 during the same period last […]

Port A worker needs transplant

A fundraiser is being conducted for a Port Aransas worker who needs a heart transplant. John Vojtanic, a Rockport resident who has worked behind the bar at Fins Grill and Icehouse for more than 11 years, is on a waitlist for a heart transplant, according to Beth Owens, owner of the restaurant. “He will be out of work for a […]

Additions made to Spaghetti Works

Several changes have been made at Seafood and Spaghetti Works since Lubbock restaurateur Tommy Bonner assumed ownership last fall. What was Stephanie’s Stuff, a boutique at the front of the restaurant, has been transformed into Jay’s Hideout, a beach-themed bar. It will handle customers waiting for tables in the restaurant as well as serve as a late-night spot for drinks […]

Jay’s Hideout

Seafood and Spaghetti Works owner Tommy Bonner, right, and manager James Clutz welcome customers of Seafood and Spaghetti Works to Jay’s Hideout, a bar and waiting space in an area formerly occupied by the Stephanie’s Stuff boutique. It is one of several changes made to the iconic restaurant.

In the pink

A gender reveal of the feathered kind at the ARK (Amos Rehabilitation Keep) on Saturday, Feb. 18, found that six permanent residents of the ARK all are female. The birds, which serve as ambassadors for educational purposes, become permanent residents of the ARK by virtue of injuries sustained that prohibit them from being released into the wild. Here, ARK volunteers […]

Donation for the VFW post

A group of Winter Texans called Sue’s Gals creates quilts, blankets, shawls, pillow cases and more to give away to organizations. On Friday, Feb. 17, the group donated quilts, lap throws and shoulder shawls to the Moore-McDonald VFW Post 8967. Steve Zimmerman, junior vice commander with the post was on hand to receive the items. He said the VFW will […]