The 145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot will be commemorated on Saturday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. The History Center for Aransas County, 801 East Cedar, Rockport is offering the exhibit:
The Newseum of Aransas County Exhibit which includes:
1. A timeline beginning during the early days when Charles Bailey published the local newspaper, the Transcript, to the publishing era of Roy Rogero and Roy Woods, through recent years with Mike Probst serving as editor and publisher.
2. A timeline of history relating to the news of Aransas County from 1869 to 2014. Items related to publishing as well as the editor’s lives will be displayed.
3. Exhibits showing the evolution of gathering, publishing and dispensing the news will be showcased.
4. Other displays feature headlines and editorials which impacted decision-making in Aransas County.
Mike Probst’s 30 Years Through the News/Lens Book Signing
Hear about 30 Years Through the News/Lens, a 300-plus page book with more than 160 pictures highlighting the news in Aransas County (Rockport and Fulton) from the pages of The Rockport Pilot newspaper, between the years 1984-2013. Mike Probst the editor and publisher of The Rockport Pilot since 1984 has chronicled these in 30 Years Through the News/Lens: A History of Aransas County in News Highlights and Photos. Probst has been involved in every aspect of community newspaper publishing during his career, all associated with the Hartman family of newspapers. He has taken thousands of pictures, written more than 1,500 columns and won many awards. With this book, he captures the highlights of thirty years at the helm. 30 Years Through the News/Lens will help you see why the city he calls home is embedded in his soul. It is through the News/Lens that you will relive events and reflect on days gone by. Books will be available for sale. Mike and Diane Probst have graciously donated the proceeds of the sale of 30 Years Through the News/Lens: A History of Aransas County in News Highlights and Photos to benefit the History Center for Aransas County. See Aransas History Center for history updates.
The Friends of the History Center would like to thank The Margaret Sue Rust Foundation for their support of the exhibit “The Newseum of Aransas County: 145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot and the book, “30 Years Through the Lens/News.”
The History Center for Aransas County is part of Aransas Pathways, a venue tax project focusing on recreational activities for visitors and residents of Aransas County. Visit www.aransasapathways.com for more information.
Contact: Pam Stranahan, 361 727-1766 firstname.lastname@example.org