Category Views of the Neighborhood

Views of the Neighborhood – Check In To Paradise Pond

While community events are in a lull, I thought it might be a good idea to check in with The Paradise Pond to see how the Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts are progressing.  It looks like the pond is making a nice recover except for the black willow trees. Nice new sign The vegetation has returned. Bird sightings […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Pools . . .Yes Pools

First, a note of appreciation to our veterans. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice I have to admit there was nothing going on in Port Aransas this week. I have wanted to do a pool feature for a while. Could I do it in the summer when the water is blue, the temperatures […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Fall Camping

A slow week in the neighborhood so I thought I would go out on the beach and take a look at the different kinds of equipment folks are using for fall camping.  It was a beautiful day, and I hope you enjoy the trip.   Not too many people at the beach. An abandoned tent. […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Harvest Moon Regatta

This weekend was the annual Harvest Moon Regatta. This is a sailing race from Galveston to Port Aransas. The distance covered is about 150 miles. The race used to begin on Friday and end on Saturday, but this year it began on Thursday. Some captains asked if they could use their motors. Here is the […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Old Town Festival

Each year Port Aransas celebrates its roots with an Old Town Festival. This year due to the rain the popular parade had to be canceled. Also, the sand pumpkin carving contest was postponed  Other events went on as scheduled. Here is a photo review of the goings-on. The sign points the way. The first stop […]

Views of the Neighborhood – 1st Annual Trash Dash

Port Aransas held its First Annual Trash Dash yesterday. Although a brief downpour made everything wet, it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the participants Here is a shot of the registration table. All participants got a T-shirt and a collection bag. The idea is to go out and for one hour collect trash on […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Port A Music Fest

Port Aransas Music Fest was held this weekend. Since most of the performances were after my bedtime, I thought you would enjoy meeting the artists virtually and seeing the places where the artists performed. Well, that’s the hope anyway. Bron’s Beach Carts Artist: Jerry Ward Artist: Splendiferous & Fire Dance Performances by Stella Moon Artist: Rich Lockhart Artist: Justin […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Fishing in Port A

I have to admit the activity list was a little sparse this week. There was one event worth noting. It was the Hook ’em and Book ’em Bay and Surf Fishing Tournament. This one benefits the Port Aransas Police Foundation and the Police Department. Here is a shot of the trophies for the winners. There […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Invest 95L – Rain

This week was to be a pirate parade in honor of “Talk Like A Pirate” day here in Port Aransas. Unfortunately, the parade had to be canceled due to rain. We did get a lot of rain Friday and yesterday. Invest 95L dropped about eight inches before it was over. So instead of a parade here […]

Views of the Neighborhood – A Normal Day

Today’s View of the Neighborhood is very modest since it is the first go around. I thought I would capture a typical day at the beach. First, we take a look at the early morning sunshine through the rain clouds in a photo taken by the Producer. More rain later but the day is forecast […]