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A Look Inside the New Rockport Center for the Arts

When the former Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) location was gutted in the midst of Hurricane Harvey’s destructive path, everything changed, and the center’s upcoming plans were threatened. However, the destruction was no match for passion-driven Executive Director Luis Purón, who was prepared to launch a plan and make sure the show went on.
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Citywide garage sale is Feb. 11

Folks who want to sell all that stuff taking up space in their closets, garages and storage barns should register now to take part in the annual Citywide Garage Sale. The sale is set for Saturday, Feb. 11. The City of Port Aransas and Keep Port Aransas Beautiful sponsor the annual event. Individuals, neighborhood groups and businesses can sign up […]
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Shorty’s Place gets new space

Old Shorty’s Place has begun a new life. On Thursday, Jan. 26, a truck towed rear half of the iconic Port Aransas bar building from its longtime Tarpon Street location to its new home in a lot at Alister and Beach streets. On Sunday, Jan. 29, the truck towed the front half of the structure to the same lot, where […]
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Winning the lottery

In August of 2018, I won the lottery. No, not some silly little lottery worth millions of dollars. Something even better. The teacher’s lottery. That was the month I won the teaching jackpot and was hired at Brundrett Middle School and became a Marlin. Let me tell you, it just has been one blessing after another going on 5 wonderful […]
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Recovered bollard buddies will be returned to beach

Fourteen “bollard buddies” reportedly taken from their beach posts over the weekend are back in good hands after the person who took them apparently had a change of heart. “I’m over the moon happy,” said Diana Vondra, a Port Aransas resident who organized the effort that put more than 300 of the hand-crocheted and knitted creations on wooden posts at […]
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Clay Expo Returns to Rockport

Art enthusiasts and lovers of all things clay will be excited to hear that Rockport will be holding its 20th Annual Clay Expo this Feb. 4-5 downtown. The festival will host more than two dozen skilled clay artists and feature demonstrations, activities, a pottery fair and more. The two-day event...
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November sales fell in Port A

Sales tax allocations in Port Aransas were down 5.61 percent this reporting period over the same period one year ago. These December allocations are based on sales made in November by businesses that report tax monthly. The payment to Port Aransas for the reporting period was $184,120.47. That compares to the payment of $195,082.77 for the same period last year. […]
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Building department to consider plats at hearing set Feb. 17

PUBLIC HEARING. Port Aransas Building Department NOTICE is hereby given in accordance with Texas Local Government Code 212.04 and Port Aransas, City Code Section 25-51 (2) that the Building Department will hold a Public Hearing on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 1:15 p.m., in the Port Aransas City Hall Building Department, 710 W Avenue A, Port Aransas, Nueces County, Texas, to consider the following item(s):
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Stawar files for school board

Brett Stawar has filed to run for Place 2 on the Port Aransas school board. He submitted the following candidate statement. “From the first trip our family made to Port Aransas, it was the Port Aransas Independent School District (PAISD), and specifically the people who make up that entity, that sealed the deal on our decision to move to Port […]
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SMALL BUSINESS CORNER: SWEET ADELAIDE’S CHRISTIAN BOUTIQUE – ARANSAS PASS

, , , All it takes is one, and to start a small business in Aransas Pass, Sarina Lynch found she could do it on her own. According to national statistics, women in the United States own 42-percent of all small businesses, totaling some 13-million enterprises from coast-to-coast. So, when the 32-year-old and mother of seven wanted to find age-appropriate and “conservative” clothing for her kids, she struggled to locate the styles her moral and religious beliefs considered acceptable. Instead, what she found was jeans with intentional rips and tears, exposing limbs when worn. Shirts and blouses that were too...
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APFD Medical Director Endorses ‘Rapid Response’ EMS Plan

, , No one knows the value of emergency medicine better than Dr. David Blanchard, D.O. The 71-year-old semiretired osteopath specializes in the practice and can speak from experience how it saved his life – not once, but twice. The Corpus Christi resident is a frequent visitor to Aransas Pass. His son, Eric, is the city’s Police Chief. Tuesday, January 24, the pair met for lunch. Dr. Blanchard remembers with clarity the first time he may have come close to death, ignoring signs and symptoms of a serious affliction, something he knows he shouldn’t have done, coming perilously close to having suffered...
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Adults invited to craft days at library

Adults are invited to craft days at the William R. “Bill” Ellis Memorial Library on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. “Please join us at the library meeting room to make a beautiful beach sea glass bottle,” said Annette Anderson, program coordinator at the library. The craft will take two days to complete, all supplies will […]
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Dinner, casino night to honor police personnel

Who is going to be tapped as “top cop,” rookie of the year and civilian employee of the year? Be on hand to find out and offer your support to all police department officers and personnel at the 12th annual Port Aransas Police Banquet and Fundraiser set for Friday, Feb. 10. The annual banquet is hosted by the Port Aransas […]
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COMMUNITY IN FOCUS

The latest information on the Aransas Pass Community Enrichment events! If you are interested in getting involved in your city, visit the city website, and view the available board openings. Civic Center Don’t forget to come play Pickleball at the Civic Center! Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9-11:00 a.m., and every Tuesday from 2-4:00 p.m. For more information call (361) 758-0009. Senior Meetings & Events at the Civic Center Join us for our next senior meeting taking place on Monday, February 6th from 1-2:00 p.m. We will be having a Valentine’s Day party! We hope to see you there! For more information call (361) 758-0009. Ed & Hazel Richmond...
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Tickets go on sale for garden club style show

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 Fashion ‘N Flip Flops Fashion Show hosted by the Port Aransas Garden Club. The annual show is set for Thursday, March 2, at the Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased at Gratitude, 316 N. Station St. and Karen Decker Fitness, 320 W. Ave. […]
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