Port Aransas South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 19, 1986 Page: 4 of 16
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I HURSDAY, jUNE 19, 190b
PORI ARANSAS SOUIH jtl IV
Ses<iui<'entennial theme set
Port A beauties to vie for crown
The Port A connection
Nueces County Precinct 4 Deputy Constable* Jim Sigler, left, and Port Aransas Police
Department Detective Don Perkins examine the money, marijuana and drug parapher-
nalia confiscated in a raid at 2:36 a.m. Thursday, June 12, at a local motel room. Arrested in
the bust was Theodore H. Novae k of Port Aransas, who had in his possession 1.6 pounds
of marijuana and $1,500 in cash, as well as a set of scales, ziplock baggies, packing material
that may have contained as much as 14 pounds of marijuana and other items. Novack was
charged with possession of marijuana with unit-ni iodistribute, the two lawmen said the
arrest, which resulted after a cooperative city-county investigation of several months,
shut down “a pretty big Port Aransas drug connection.” Other city officers involved in
the investigation, which is still continuing, included Al Hensel, Royce Iverson and a
summer intern. Other deputy constables involved included Dean Billbc and Claude
Brown. (Staff photo by Paul Cline Jr.)
The I986 Miss Port Aransas, Jim
lor Miss Pori Aransas and I,it lit*
Miss Pori Aransas will he crowned
Wednesday, July 9, following page
an! ceremonies !»n*l judging :i! the
The pageant, tins year celehral
mg the Texas Scsquieentcnnial, will
begin al 7 p in
The pageant is sponsored by the
Port Aransas Chamber of Coni
The decoral ions for 1 lie event will
be in Sesquicentennial red, wliite
and blue, so it is suggested but
not mandatory that contestants
choose sonic combination of those
colors for their bathing suits.
Contestahls for the Miss Port
Aransastitle must be in grades niifc
through 12 ;uid bp enrolled in tin*
Port Aransas Iiulependent School
District as of May 1, 1986. Non
student contestants up to the age
of 20 must show proof of Port
Aransas residency. 4.
One piece bat fling sults.^ieels and
skin tone hose are acceptable for
Miss Port Aransas contestants, but
wigs are not.
Miss Port Aransas contestants
should In* at the Civic Center
promptly tit M p in. Wednesday, July
0, for interviews with the judges.
The Junior Miss Port Aransas
competition will fie open to stu
dents in grades five through eight
Contestants must be enrolled in t foe
PAIST) 'as of May I. 1986.
i me piece bathmgsuits, heels not
over 1 Vi inches and skin tone hose,
and light make up are acceptable
for Junior Miss Port Aransas con
Instants,-hut wigs are not.
Little Miss Port Aransas contest
ants must lie in grades one t lirough
four and must lie enrolled in the
PAISD as ol May I, 1986.
One piece bat lung suit s and sail
dais or lints are acceptable for Lit
.!, M l , . I . # I I /!■ Oll-wv-, < Ol II CM ill lift,
but wigs and make up are not.
Previous winners in oafli age
catcgoi \ will not be eligible to com
pete h a t lie same I it le.
Applications loi pageadt mutest
ants will be accepted now through
Saturday, July 5.
The entry for contestants iy all
t hree categories is $5, and sponsor
snips will not be allowed.
For more informal ion.ot: toojit ain
an entry form, contact the Port
Aransas ('hittuber of ('ommcrcc at
749 591 !l, or go by t he office al 12 1
W. <'otter Ave
Hurricane phone line
set for public queries
When hurricanes threaten this
year. Americans will be able to dial
the 'Hurricane Hotline" for infer
ination on the possible danger.
Operated for Atlantic coast bur
ricanes last summer, a second hot
line is being added this year for
storms on the Pacific coast, NO A A,
the National Oceanic and Atmos
plieric Administration reports.
The hot line will lx* activated once
I he Nat ional W eal her Set vice iden
l ifies a I t opical storm or hurricane.
They will carry recorded messages
on t lie st or in’s posit ion, a til ieipated
path, landfall prediction, wind
speed and expected tide effects.
For storms i hreat cuing I he At Ian
tic and dull ol Mexico coasts, the
la >1 bin- II O ill he I IS i 9UII i i 11 No A A.
For storms in the Pacific, the ntim
her is 1 !»()() lit) TANK.
Calls to the hotline will cost fit)
cents for the first minute and M5
cents per additional minute.
Last summer, the hotline oper
ated 51 days and received 742,000
calls It started slowly with only 51
calls on the first day of Hurricane
Anna in July. Hut 64,000calls were
received when Hurricane Flena at
rived in August. When Hurricane
(florin threatened the Fast coast in
September, about 600,000 calls
I he cost of t he hot line is undei
written by NMC News, which con
tributes a portion of the income
Irom the tolls to the American Red
Cross. Last year, the Red Cross
received $58,MOO from the hotline
Port A deputy awaiting
trial in double murder
Ordeal at sea
|im Wells and John Huckaby, both of South Padre Island,
; were back on dry land Wednesday, June 11, after spending
. almost 12 hours in a life raft about 70 miles out. The two
. men were aboard a 39-foot Blackfin, the Reel-Tors, when it
! suddenly sank at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 10. Fortunate-
ly, they were able to send off a distress call before the vessel
went down. At about 11:30 p.m. later that night they were
picked up by the Hispanola, a Venezuelan freighter that
* saw their emergency flares. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter
Point Maker out of Port Aransas picked them up at about 2
a.m. and brought them in. “We weren't worried at all until
. about 8 p.m., when the waves began breaking over the raft
and fish began hitting us from beneath, like fists,” Huckaby
said. Wells added that the local Coast Guardsmen "really
did a great job.” (Staff photo by Paul Cline Jr.)
A trial date for Niicccs County
Precinct 7 Deputy Constable Gary
Harris still was not set by late lues
day, June I 7.
Harris, MM, a deputy under Con
stable DeeWayne Mathews m Port
Aransas since 19K1, was indicted
on two counts of murder by a Nue
ces County tirand Jut \ on June L
I lie indict incuts stemmed from
his arrest May MO in the hntuJMiL.
slayings ofyi Coi pus ( loifiU qou^jg,
at t heir home last I)ec. V i
Gary Gillette, M4, was killed by a
single blow from a hatchet to the
back of his head ilis wife, Stepli
aide, 22, was struck repeatedly in
t he face wit h a hatchet.
It is also believed that the killer
ret urned lot he scene, of t he crime
seceral hours after the murders
and, believing that the Gillettes
might still be alive, stabbed the
bodies with a butcher knife.
Harris, a friend of the Gillettes,
repot tedly was one of t he last pfo
pie to see them alive on Dec. 1M.
After Ids attest, bond for Harris
was set at $ 100,000 for each charge
The $200,000 total was later
reduced to $20,000 $10,000 for
each charge and Harris posted
bond and was released from the
Nueces County Jail on June 5, a day
aftei t lie murder indict incuts were
Harris was suspended from his
position as a deputy in Port Aran
sas pending the outcome of the
Although arraignment and trial
dates were set by press time, Harris'
attorney, I touglas Tinker of ('or pus
( hristi, said last week t hat his client
will plead not guilty to hot h charges.
Tinker said Harris already has
passed a polygraph examination
set up by District Attorney Grant
Jones, the prosecutor in the case.
“The polygraph operator said t hat
A*he ( Harris) answered truthfully to
^everything he was asked," Tinker
to host Mark White
Gov. Mark White will meet with
representatives of the Texas sea
food industry from 4-6 p.m. Satin
day, June 21, at Range Park in
Arcadia in Galveston County.
The purpose of the meeting will
he to discuss the concerns of t he
economically depressed seafood
Persons involved in the harvest,
processing and distribution of sea
food in Texas are invited to attend
The statewide PISCES organiza
tion will hold its annual meeting at
Range Park the same day, begin
ning at 10 a.m.
The meeting with the governor
will be in an informal atmosphere
and will be followed by a shrimp
For more information, contact
CL. Standley in Dickinson id (71M )
When visiting Port Aransas,
make y- N
your headquarters for all
your Resort and Beachwear
Specializing in misses
8 (MI-5 00 Mon-I ri
4 00 4 (Ml S.ilufil.ly
( losed Sunday
1305 S. Alister
made to order
Him W Roberts
PAINT A DRYWAl L
Interior A Exterior Painting
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GRAPHICS PARKING IOT STRIPING
I For Your < omplete Automotive Needs
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Port Aransas, Tx 78M7M
Richard and Patsy Waters of Victory Contrar ting think that
1986 is the year to build that new home or remodel. They
offer complete residential and commernal contruction
and remodeling, including retaining walls, saltillo tile work
and stucco finishing. Call them first for an estimate. They
can be reached at 749-4325 or 749-4222.
208 Beach St.
Residential A Commercial
Carpet, Vinyl, Floor Tiles,
Paint, Wallpaper and
1002 W Wheeler Aransas Pass
^ inch Truck uimI
216 W. Ave. A
BOAT - RENTALS
KOI) A RIM - I AC kll R1NIAIS
I isl) \ cx/)/orc the bai k buys
Jon-Hoats-Skiffs-7 Hp to 40 Up
Boat Barn to Ramp
4X4 low Set vk e
Mig/t Pressure Hn.it N RV Wash
MUSTANG ISLAND MARINE
COTTFR STRUT CAR WASH
Between Woody’s H Dolphin l)o< ks
on ( ottei Street
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Judson, Mary. Port Aransas South Jetty (Port Aransas, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 19, 1986, newspaper, June 19, 1986; Port Aransas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth662777/m1/4/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Ellis Memorial Library.