As students at Charlie Marshall Elementary School in Aransas Pass listened to the morning announcements on Friday morning, they received a challenge, “Learn something new this weekend!”. Ten-year-old Emmadacie O’Campo was excited about going to the Fulton Mansion to paint on slate, Saturday, January 26. Although, she knew how to paint, she had never seen the mansion and did not know what slate was so Emmadacie was sure she would be able to tell her teacher she learned something new.
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.
Ribbon cuttings and media announcements of a store, restaurant and hotel reopenings in the North Bay area are happening every week. My coastal world is planning to be “open for business” for the Memorial Day weekend and summer season.
Spring Break, warm weather and St. Patrick's Day means North Bay visitors and residents are looking for something to do. My Coastal World is a one-stop internet location for finding what you are looking for.
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”.
Hurricane Harvey’s track went through Fulton Harbor, tossing small boats and loose gear but MV Skimmer rode out the winds safely with minor damage. Known for birding tours each winter since 1987, this favorite excursion boat is continuing to welcome guests aboard.
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.
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.