Category Views of the Neighborhood

Views of the Neighborhood – Support

This week I thought it would be nice to talk about the support that Port Aransas has been getting from other places around the nation. This week we expect the arrival of a truckload of supplies from Farmington, Minnesota. Farmington residents started a bucket collection in which buckets were filled with donated items. Here is a […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Oil Spill

When it rains it pours they say. On October 19th a barge filled with crude oil had an explosion three miles off the Port Aransas coast. The picture above was taken by the Coast Guard. Before the fire and resultant leakage of oil were contained approximately 2000 barrels out of the 133,000 barrels on board leaked […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Halloween

We had a cold front move in for Halloween. My photos this week show islanders bundled up like they are in Alaska.  This weekend had two Halloween events pictured here. The first is the annual sand pumpkin carving event. The second is the Trunk or Treat event held in the park. I hope you like them. […]

Views of the Neighborhood – The Annual Old Town Parade

As you may know, Port Aransas was hit hard by Hurricane Harvey. Each year there is a parade and festival honoring Port Aransas’ old town. In spite of Harvey and in spite of the devastation especially in old town, the parade and festival continued as usual. I hope you enjoy the photos. This is a […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Random Pics

Today’s View of the Neighborhood is a collection of random photos taken while searching for something interesting to share. There are a couple of stories in these pictures, and I hope you enjoy them. Virginia’s by the Bay is one of the first restaurants to open after hurricane Harvey. Their sign says what a lot […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Bird Sanctuaries

I originally made a pledge not to show the personal devastation here in Port Aransas. I am keeping that pledge but feel compelled to show some of the effects of Hurricane Harvey on our three bird sanctuaries. This is a side of a disaster one normally does not see. Also, this is a side of […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Saying Goodbye

Tony Amos rescuing an Atlantic Bottle Nosed Dolphin. On September 4th, 2017 Tony Amos at eighty years young left this Earth for another of God’s assignments. To quote the Corpus Christi Caller Sun-Times, “Amos, who was born and raised in England, began his life’s work of rescuing and rehabilitating sick, stranded and injured sea turtles, marine mammals […]