Port Aransas South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 26, 1981 Page: 1 of 24
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Flounder fest photos: page 14
TV GUIDE: PAGE 18
The island’s beauty comes alive with each sunrise. It
also affords the viewer a time for reflection and a
heightened feeling of thanksgiving for what life and
the island give to us.
its suit in
The City has agreed to drop
its countersuit against 10 Port
Aransas property owners who
filed suit against the City last
month seeking a temporary
injunction to block the City
Council from imposing a hike in
the property tax rate.
In exchange for the City
dropping its suit, according to
City Attorney Mike Morris, the
10 plaintiffs in the original suit
have agreed to drop their motion
for a rehearing of their suit. A
state district judge throe weeks
ago had ruled in favor of the
City Council, refusing to grant
the resquested injunction.
Another lawsuit against the
City is also being dropped as
part of the agreement announc
ed Monday night by Morris.
This one is a lawsuit filed last
January by Dunes Condominium
developer Ralph Durden and the
Council of Co Owners of the
See SWAP page 15
Perfect weather helps
make EMS benefit a success
Perfect weather helped to
make last weekend’s Flounder
Festival and Chili Cook-Off great
Area churches are planning
special services in observance of
A 10 a.m. Thanksgiving wor-
ship service will be held
Thursday at the Community
Presbyterian Church on Alister
St., with the Rev. Jack L Moore
A Thanksgiving Eve service
and dinner will take place
Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the
First Baptist Church on Station
fun and a financial success.
The Emergency Medical Ser-
vice (EMS) Auxiliary, sponsor of
St., with the Rev. Eldon Johnson
Thp Rpv .Tovpnh Millpr will
officiate at a Thanksgiving Eve
Holy Eucharist Service to be
held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at
Trinity By-The-Sea Episcopal
Church on Trojan St.
A Thanksgiving Mass will be
offered at St. Joseph Catholic
Church on Station St. at 5 p.m.
the event, grossed over $1,000
in the two-day event, which
featured games, a fish fry and
square dance in addition to the
fishing and chili-cooking compe-
Frank Riordan of Rockport
took first place in the flounder
tournament with his catch of a
20-inch flounder weighing nearly
Riordan also took second place
and won the Best Catch award.
Third place went to Sabrina
Belcher, fourth place to Debbie
Turnbull and fifth place was won
by Bill Coficld.
The Chili Cook-Off held Satur
day at the Municipal Haibor was
a sunny and entertaining show,
highlighted by mock gunfights
staged by a professional troupe
from San Antonio.
Over a dozen teams competed
in the cook-off. hirst place and
the showmanship award went to
Cat Power Chili of Corpus
Christi. with Eddie Fettijohn as
head cook. grass next to the harbor.
Second place winner was Winners in the horseshoe
Home Brow Chili, Marvin pitching contest were Matthew
Schultz head cook and in thin! La veil, first; Curtis Dodson,
place was Hawaiian Chili cooked second and Bob McDaniel, third,
by Cherry Ii*e Cooper of Men s Kurt Requarth took first place
Club. in the washer pitching contest,
Two area radio stations wen* with B.J. McDaniel placing
broadcasting live from the Chili second.
Cook-Off, and the strains of Facilities Director Jo Ijee
country music helped create a Sutton said the two day event
festive background for the nu- was “very successful,” and will
merous contests held on the be held again next year.
Closed for holiday
I/H-al banks, City Hall and the w»s ai*° announced dial
Post Office will close Thursday there will be no commercial or
in observance of Thanksgiving. residential garbage pickup on
Thursday and Friday in observ
The banks and Post Office will anc(, ()f (he holiday,
reopen Friday for business as The office of the South Jetty
usual. City Hall, however, will wj|| be closed Thursday and
remain closed Friday and reopen Friday, and will reopen at 9 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 30._Monday._
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