Spring has sprung in my coastal world, the North Bay area of the Coastal Bend. Texas is well known for its spring bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush with well-publicized Bluebonnet Trails. But there are many lesser known places to explore. Look for the other spring flowers and enjoy listening and watching the birds.
Believe it or not…
Hurricane Harvey Recovery Continues If you are a homeowner whose residence was damaged and continues to need repair, grants are now available for reconstruction or rehabilitation.
The Davilas returned to their Bahia Bay home in Rockport after Hurricane Harvey to see utter destruction. After salvaging what they could, they began the process of rebuilding their lives. Their pieces of art which they had enjoyed seeing in their home were stored for the time being.
A mermaid’s story
North Bay residents are a mixture of those who have lived in the area for their lifetime and others who choose to relocate. J.P. and Samantha McCrary with their children are part of those who chose our coastal area.
Healing power of an apple fritter
I’ve lived here for 21 years now. Early on, I discovered what have to be the best apple fritters ever.
Chasing a dream
On August 25, 2017, Carolyn Sloan-Thibault was in Austin helping her grandchildren get ready for the new school year. She had been there for a week and had carefully followed the tropical weather forecasts for the Rockport area. When hurricane warnings were issued for Rockport, she called her husband, Ron Thibault, who said, “Don’t come home!”.
Suzy, Russ and Ripcord
Act I Boy meets girl then disaster A young blonde woman from England, named Suzy, was a front desk manager at the Tres Rios Resort in Glen Rose, Texas. Russ Walker was providing internet technology services and Tres Rios was one of the companies he serviced. She kept breaking the internet, computers and phones and things so Russ had to visit the resort and repair them.
Christmas for kids endures
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.
Hummingbirds defy Hurricane Harvey
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 ...
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.
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