The rocking chairs on the front porch of the Aransas County History Center bring to mind prior days when people strolled along the sidewalks while greeting neighbors on pleasant evenings. This is the kind of friendly welcome visitors can expect as they enter the front door of the frame house which withstood Harvey and other hurricanes including the one in 1919. Used as a temporary courtroom following the destruction of the Aransas County Courthouse on August 25, 2017, the History Center reopened on February 24, 2018, with a special Living History Exhibit, “Aransas County Strong: From Debris to Creativity & Hope”.
August 24, 4:34 p.m.(daughter) "What have you decided to do? It’s headed right for you!" 6:12 p.m. (mom) "I’ve been packing. We are going to ride it out in Gary’s house in Ingleside on the Bay." 6:14 p.m. (daughter) "K, let us know when you are there." August 25, 12:36 p.m. (mom) "We are in IOB. First rain bands have reached us."
As the Winter Texans pulled their rigs through the front gate of the Palms RV Park, there were sighs of relief. There were no piles of debris, no overturned trailers or fifth=wheels and the palm trees stood straight and tall. Their winter home looked the same as it did when they left in the spring.
The communities in My Coastal World continue struggling with the effects of Hurricane Harvey but businesses, cities' staff and organizations are persevering to find the resources and time to hold holiday events enjoyed by young and old.
Three months ago, residents of My Coastal World ventured out to see the destruction left behind by Hurricane Harvey. Today they spent the last day of a Thanksgiving weekend under sunny skies with a mild breeze. Some were fishing. Some were shopping. Some were saying goodbye to family and friends. Many had much to be thankful for while some continue to make hard decisions.
Coastal Bend Troop Support is most known for the care boxes sent to troops stationed in combat areas. A fall fundraiser had been planned for 2017 but Harvey changed many things. "Letters From Home" will be presented Friday, November 17 as a free event in honor of ... Military, First Responders and Survivors of Hurricane … Continue reading Letters From Home
Good evening,” “I am writing to you from Hamid Kobzar International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Hi, my name is Jaden Trinity O’campo. I’m 13 years old. I have lived In Texas for a year and I’ve got to say, it’s pretty hard starting over TWICE.
The yard of Diane Loyd and Dovie Howard was featured in the post “Rockport Prepares for Hummingbirds“ on August 12. They were ready for Rockport’s Hummer Celebration and the hummingbird migration. Hurricane Harvey changed everything except ...
Hurricane Harvey brought tremendous winds, rain and storm surge which destroyed infrastructure, homes and businesses, both large and small. Life as we knew it in My Coastal World changed overnight. As residents were still reeling from the shock of the devastation around them, they were also amazed as assistance and relief from throughout the State of Texas and beyond began arriving.