Finding beauty and hope after Harvey

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”.

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Letters From Home

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

How dreams became a reality

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 ...

Creating survivors – One at a time!

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