One year ago

One year ago, on August 23, 2017, the leaves on the live oak trees shaded yards while palm trees stood tall in the breezes while a tropical depression reformed after passing over the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Rebuilding My Coastal World

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.

#Texas Strong

The devastation by Hurricane Harvey touched all My Coastal World, the North Bay area, even if unequally. Portland and Gregory, at the southern end, received less wind and storm surge than the communities slightly to their north. Rockport and Fulton experienced the eye wall of Harvey with Category 4 winds on August 25.

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 ...

We shall not forget the sacrifices

Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass and Rockport will have special Memorial Day observances to allow residents to reflect on the sacrifices of men and women who died while serving our country. The last Monday of May is the official day chosen as a solemn reminder that freedom is never free. Portland is holding their “Lest We … Continue reading We shall not forget the sacrifices