Tag Archives: Views of the Neighborhood

Views of the Neighborhood – Snow

We had an unusual occurrence Friday. We got about an inch of snow and it was the first time since 2004. We woke up to snow. Here is a shot of the backyard. A corner with the giant Birds of Paradise. A third view of the backyard. This photo looks blurry in the distance but that […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Island Holiday Market

Yesterday the Island Holiday Market took place at the newly spruced-up Art Center. The idea is for local artists to have a venue to offer their art. The holiday season is a perfect time and the New Art Center the perfect location. The outside porch is filled with gift opportunities. Inside are a number of tables […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Recovery

Today on Views of the Neighborhood I want to give you a glimpse of a few of the merchants who are still not in their buildings but who have decided to start on the road to recovery their own way. Most businesses in Port Aransas lost their buildings. A few have decided to open with […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Thanksgiving Feast

A group of volunteers from Kyle, Texas decided they would come down to Port Aransas and set up a Thanksgiving dinner as a way to help.  The reason for doing so, as explained by Deborah the organizer, “Our hearts are with Port Aransas.” So she began to organize a Thanksgiving dinner for all Port Aransas […]

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. […]