Identifying himself only as Alin from London, this visitor to the Aransas Pass community has been seen for the past few weeks along the streets leading to and around Conn Brown Harbor as he picks up trash.
Diane Loyd’s Hummer Home is one of 25 which will be part of the Hummer Homes Tour during Rockport’s HummerBird Celebration for 2017. This is the first year the Loyd home has been part of this event but this property has been part of the hummingbird migration for many years.
Anyone who goes to Conn Brown Harbor this weekend may be surprised to see the large number of Gulf shrimp boats which are now docked. During the Texas Shrimp Season, these boats visit the harbor regularly to bring their catch to Erickson & Jenson Shrimp Packers but usually only two or three will be docked at the same time. On Wednesday, August 9, 15 shrimpers were counted with some tied alongside another boat.
Towanda Martin dreamed of having a coffee shop thirty years ago. As a little girl, her mother would have several young women sitting around the kitchen table. There was the smell of fresh coffee and a baked treat to enjoy as the group shared conversation and laughter.
“When I became an adult, I thought I want that – a place where people can come and feel safe and encourage people …
At the corner of Live Oak and Laurel in Rockport is an unassuming, wood sided house with large red, white and blue wreaths along the side facing Live Oak. The center of the wreaths identifies this as the Veterans’ Outreach Center
Walking in the door of the Fruit Barn, a friendly voice immediately greets you. Then, the cool air surrounds you as you walk to the counter. The display case has so many choices of Mexican candies but save one of those to enjoy when you leave.
Holly Dunn walked in the front door of the Sandra Sue Benson Animal Adoption Center holding a large yellow “lost dog” poster with photos of her Kimmie. As she showed it to volunteer Patty Heard, Holly said someone told her that her dog was in the shelter.
Day in and day out, there are men and women deployed in combat zones who open a “care package” from home. Week in and week out volunteers for Coastal Bend Troop Support, Inc, sort items, fill boxes and send these packages from home to let the troops know we care.
I guess I’m getting older, but I don’t wade fish much anymore. When I was younger, I used to surf and wade fish all the time. Sometimes, I would do both activities on the same day.
A weekend or vacation to the coast usually includes time on the beach but if you are heading to Mustang Island or North Padre Island during the summer months or over a holiday, you can expect spending one to two hours sitting in slow-moving traffic to reach a Gulf of Mexico beach.
On the First Saturday of July, the table on the veranda of the Beacon House at McCampbell-Porter Airport was filled with visitors and members of the Third Coast Squadron of the CAF.
It is now the middle of summer and the fishing locally is hotter than the weather!
A new retail store in Aransas Pass has brought another alternative to the area
Walking along the beach, most people pass by the broken shells as they look for the perfect ones.