Port Aransas South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 11, 2010 Page: 2 of 18
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nfiRSDAY, November 11, 2010
____On the IslandThis week
Texas Recycles Day is Saturday
Recycle electronics, plants, more
Port Aransas South Jetty
Everyone will have a chance to help
do something good for the environ-
ment and for others at Texas Recycles
Keep Port Aransas Beautiful, the
Goodwill Industries and Dell Re-
connect partnership, and the City of
Port Aransas Parks and Recreation
Department will host the recycling
and plant and book swap on Saturday,
From 9 a.m. to noon, folks can bring
unwanted computers, computer acces-
sories, monitors, game consoles, print-
ers, scanners, fax machines and small
electronics to Fred Rhodes Memorial
Pavilion in Roberts Point Park.
Also accepted will be eyeglasses to
be redistributed by the Lions Club, ink
cartridges for recycling and cell phones
for reuse. Specs Liquor store will be on
hand to take any wood or plastic corks
and donate money for cancer research
for each cork.
Plants, trees, cuttings, rootings, seeds
and books can be dropped off to share
with neighbors. Everyone is invited
to take plants, even if you don’t have
anything to swap.
Not accepted at the event will be
televisions and microwaves.
For more information, contact Mike
Secich at 749-7144.
• Port Aransas Community Park
Swimming Pool, 700 Clark Parkway:
swim lessons, water exercise and
lap swimming. Open daily except
Monday. Open swim: Tuesday through
Thursday,1- 2 p.m., Friday through
Sunday, 1 to 6 p.m. Lap swim: noon to
1 p.m. Call 749-2416 for more lap swim
hours and information.
• Computer Center, Monday - Friday,
10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2
p.m.; closed Sunday. Hours subject to
volunteer availability. 430 N. Alister St.
Free e-mail. 749-4011.
• Art Center for the Islands: Classes,
• The University of Texas at Austin
Marine Science Institute (UTMSI)
Visitors Center: Open Monday -
Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free.
• Port Aransas Museum, Alister at
Brundrett street. 1 - 5 p.m. Thursday
• Trolley: 10 a.m. - 5:55 p.m. Wave
down anywhere along the route from
Roberts Point Park to Beach Access
Rd 1A and State Hwy. 361 South.
Maps, schedules available at the
• Flexi-B bus service between
Port Aransas and Corpus Christi
by appointment.Call City Hall, 749-
4111 to make reservations. Picks up
passengers at 7:30 a.m. and 10:00
a.m. Mon. - Fri. and at 10 a.m. Sat.
Leaves Corpus Christi at 3:30 p.m.
Mon. - Sat. $1.25 each way. Del Mar
and TAMU-CC students ride free.
• Free Wetland Education Center
tours, UTMSI, 10 a.m. Tues. and
• Port Aransas Running Club and
Walkers, Too, 7 a.m., Tues., Wed.,
Thurs., community park swimming
pool parking lot. Contact Steve Canion,
• Rotary Club, noon Thurs., Pelican’s
Landing Restaurant, 337 N. Alister St.
• Adult water exercise classes, 60
minutes, 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and
noon, Tues.-Fri., community park
swimming pool, 700 Clark Parkway.
• Alcoholics Anonymous open
meeting, 8 p.m. Monday through
Sunday, Sharp Pavilion behind Trinity-
by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 433
• Adult tennis, 7:30 a.m. Mon., Wed.,
Fri., and 7 p.m. Mon. and Wed., PAISD
courts on Station Street. Free, no
partner needed. Call Murray 749-4861
• Port Aransas Museum tours of the
Little Chapel on the Hill, first and third
Friday and Saturday of each month at
10 a.m. Call or visit the museum for
•StoryTime, 10:30-11 a.m.Sat., Bill
Ellis Memorial Library, 749-4116.
• Port A Pens, 10-noon Mon., Bill Ellis
Memorial Library, 710 W. Ave. A.
• Port Aransas Volleyball Assoc.
Mon., H.G. Olsen Elementary School
gym, 100 Station St.
• Birding on the Boardwalk, guided
bird walk with Nan Dieted, 9 a.m., Wed.
• Friends of the Library, alternating
Wednesdays at the library, 710 W.
Ave. A, 6 p.m.
• Kiwanis Club, noon Wed., Jay’s
Seafood and Spaghetti Works, 710
State Hwy. 361.
• Project FREE Free, anonymous and
confidential testing for HIV, hepatitis-C,
syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, 10
a.m., first and third Tuesday of every
month,JELM Center office,113 S.
Alister St. Walk-ins O.K.
• Low Impact Aerobics, 8 a.m., Mon.,
Wed., Fri., JELM Center at Community
Presbyterian Church, 113 S. Alister
• Meditation class, 7 p.m., alternating
Thursdays, Girl Scout hut, 739 W.
• VFW Pool Tournament, 7 p.m.,
Wed., VFW, 311 N. Alister St.
Fun at Fall Back Festival
Fred Rhodes Memorial Pavilion in
Roberts Point Park. (See story this
• ‘Coffee with the Chief,’9-10 a.m. City
council chambers, 710 W. Ave. A. (See
story Page 2B.)
• VFW Post 8967 Bean and Chili Cook-
Off, 10 a.m. At the post, 311 N. Alister
St. (See story this page.)
• Parks and Recreation movie night,
6:30 p.m. Civic Center, 710 W. Avenue
A. (See story Page 8A.)
• ‘Opal’s Baby,’7:30 p.m. Port Aransas
Community Theatre. (See story paqe
• The Great Heron Release dinner and
auction, 6 p.m. Civic Center. (See story
Thursday, November 11
• Veterans Day program, 10 a.m. Port
Aransas High School gym, 100 S.
Station St. (See story Page 1A.)
• Free movie, UTMSI Visitor Center,
3 p.m., ‘How the Earth Was Made:
Iceland,’ 47 min. Subject to cancellation
• School board meeting, 6 p.m. PAISD
administrative offices, 100 S. Station
• Parrot Heads of Port Aransas, 6:30
p.m. Mike and Darlene Secich’s home,
call 749-5141 for the address.
• ‘Opal’s Baby, 7:30 p.m. Port Aransas
Community Theatre, 2327 State Hwy
361 i (See story Page 12A.)
Friday, November 12
• Herons Happen! gala preview, 5-7
p.m. Port A Gallery, 345 Alister St. (See
story this page.)
• ‘Opal’s Baby,’7:30 p.m. Port Aransas
Community Theatre. (See story Page
Saturday, November 13
• Yoga on the Beach, at 8 a.m. Horace
Caldwell Pier. (See story Page 11 A.)
• The Port Aransas Kiwanis Key Club
bake sale, 8 a.m.-noon, Family Center
IGA, 418 S, Alister St. (See story Page
• Texas Recycles Day, 9 a.m.-noon.
Sunday, November 14
• ‘Opal’s Baby,’2:30 p.m. Port Aransas
Community Theatre. (See story this
page Page 12A.)
Monday, November 15
• Port Aransas Garden Club landscaping
work morning, 11 a.m. Meet at Coffee
Waves, 1007 State Hwy. 361. (See
story Page 11 A.)
• Free movie, UTMSI Visitor Center,
3 p.m., ‘Blue Planet: Coasts,’ 45 min.
Subject to cancellation without notice.
• Port A Pens, 7 p.m. Ellis Memorial
Library, 710 W. Ave. A. (See story
Tuesday, November 16
• H.E.L.P. tour of The Fisheries and
Mariculture Laboratory (FAML), 2 p.m.
Meet at Civic Center. (See story Page
• Free movie, UTMSI Visitor Center,
3 p.m , 'Hooked on Hummingbirds,’
53 min Subject to cancellation without
Wednesday, November 17
• H.E.L.P. tour of the of Texas AgriLife
Research Mariculture Laboratory, 2
p.m. Meet at Civic Center. (See story
Page 11 A.)
• Free movie at UTMSI Visitor Center,
3 p.m., ‘Arctic Mission: Lords of the
Arctic,’ 52 min. Subject to cancellation
On the Horizon
Nov. 18 • George Barnes blood drive
Nov. 23 • Community Thanksgiving
Nov. 25 • Thanksgiving
Staff photo by Phil Reynolds
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Saturday morning. Nov. 13, at 8 a.m. at Moby Dick's restaurant 517 a AB^sI^^rp^the
then. He said eight more of the old-time cars are expected from the Austin area over the weekend.
Herons Happen! dinner and auction
is Saturday, with preview on Friday
After much ado. those 40 colorful her-
ons of the Herons Happen! “hatchings”
are ready for homes.
The Great Heron Release dinner and
auction will be held on Saturday, Nov.
13, at 6 p.m. at the Port Aransas Civic
Center, 700 W. Ave A.
The public is invited to attend the
release dinner and auction during which
the “hatched” herons of the Animal
Rehabilitation Keep fundraiser will be
available to the highest bidder.
Dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. fol-
lowed by the auction at 8 p.m.
A free final gala viewing of the herons,
before being placed on the auction block,
will be held at Port A Gallery, 345 Alister
St., on Friday, Nov. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Tickets for the release dinner and auc-
tion are $50, and will include live jazz by
saxophonist and clarinetist Jack Trow-
bridge, wine and a cash bar. The menu
will include appetizers of shrimp rumaki,
prosciutto wrapped asparagus and floren-
tine pockets; and a
buffet dinner with
beef tenderloin au
jus, Italian roasted
dessert, iced tea
ing to attend the
auction only, can
for $20. Doors will
by Kat Jones
open for the auction at 7:50 p.m.
Lee Harrison, executive director of
Friends of the ARK said, “Folks who
would like to be sponsors can buy a table
for 10 for $500 and will receive special
recognition in our program, and one win-
ner at each table will receive centerpieces
for the sponsored tables.”
Tickets can be purchased at Gratitude
Gift Shop, 315 N. Station St., or by coh-
tacting Harrison at (361) 332-6361.
The 34-inch tall, aluminum herons
were a fundraising idea created by Kris
Wimer of Portland. Wimer also was
the creator of the ARK fundraiser, the
Great Turtle Trail, in 2008. Each heron
has been sponsored, artistically painted
and shown at preview events from May
Wimer said, “This is my third fund-
raiser for our coastal critters and I’m so
excited and sure that it will be a success.
Our new canvas is the great blue heron
and artists have really stepped up to the
plate and created fabulous works of heron
art. The herons were a more difficult
canvas, but the artists have amazingly
created beautiful art to behold.”
Proceeds from the sale will go to the
ARK, whose mission is to rescue and
rehabilitate injured sea animals and
Fresh balsam fir wreaths from Presbyterian Women
Last chance to place order
of Port Aransas for announcements of meetings and special
@centurytel.net BEFORE NOON TUESDAY.
VFW Bean and Chili Cook-Off
Cooks to compete for cash
Some like theirs hot, others - not so
much. However you like yours, just be
sure to get it entered in the contest.
The seventh annual Moore-McDonald
VFW Post 8967 Bean and Chili Cook-Off
is where cooks can compete with their
prize recipes. The competition will be
held on Saturday, Nov. 13, beginning
at 10 a.m.
To enter, register at the post, 311 N.
Alister St., anytime up to the cookoff, but
you must be registered before you cook.
The entry fee is $10 per category.
All cooking must be done on site.
Live music by Tequila Sunrise will
begin at 4 p.m. and winners will be an-
nounced at 5 p.m. The cook-off is open
to the public.
Beans and chili must be prepared and
Bean entries must be made with pinto
beans and, while meat such as bacon or
place takes 60 percent; second place takes
30 percent and third, 10 percent.
For more information call the post at
ham hocks may be added, chili may not
be added. Beans may be soaked overnight
at home, but must be cooked on site and
submitted at 2 p.m.
Chili entries must be Texas-style only,
with no fillers (rice, beans, etc.), but may
be prepared as hot as you like. Chili must
be cooked on site and submitted forjudg-
ing by 3 p.m.
Prizes will be determined by entry
fees collected, with an additional $100
donated by the post to each category. First
If you would like a fresh balsam fir
wreath to dress your door for the holiday
season, you had better hurry to place an
Deadline to order wreaths is today,
Thursday, Nov. 11. The wreaths will be
delivered the week of Dec. 10, direct from
the grower to the recipient’s doorstep. The
price per wreath is $40, which includes
shipping and handling.
The Presbyterian Women of the Com-
munity Presbyterian Church are selling
the wreaths. Proceeds from the sale
will fund the charitable activities of the
Presbyterian Women, including scholar-
ships awarded each spring to graduating
Orders can be placed online at www.
cpcporta.com or by calling event chair
Chelle Yarbrough at (361) 589-9265,
checks and credit cards will be ac-
Handmade in Vermont, the wreaths
measure 22 inches across. After the cold
weather has set the needles, the boughs
are cut and brought back from the woods.
The tips are clipped into five-to-eight
inch pieces, gathered into fans and
wired, shingle-fashion, into the wreath
rings. The wreaths are then set outside in
the snow to be preserved until they are
shipped south in early December.
“They’re lush, fragrant and make
the perfect gift,” said Yarbrough. “The
wreaths are decorated with pinecones,
berries and a big red bow.”
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Judson, Mary Henkel. Port Aransas South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 11, 2010, newspaper, November 11, 2010; Port Aransas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth505881/m1/2/: accessed July 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ellis Memorial Library.