Going Coastal

The log-shaped cake is made and decorated like a yule log. Let’s examine an easy French Christmas Yule Log recipe.

Palacios, known as “City by the Sea,” sits on Matagorda Bay, Texas’ largest bay system. It is just 30 miles north of Port Lavaca on Interstate 35.

The Round Island Lighthouse Restoration & Preservation Project

The historic Round Island Lighthouse was erected on Round Island in 1859. It provided safety for ships headed toward the Mississippi shore. Over time, the Lighthouse was damaged by several hurricanes. In 1998, the combination of Hurricane Georges and aggressive beach erosion toppled the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse received further damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Texas Maritime Museum began as an idea at the Rockport annual Seafair Festival in the late 1970s where maritime enthusiasts would bring their outboard motors and fishing items for public view. A community-wide effort was begun to establish a maritime museum. In 1987 the Texas Legislature named the Texas Maritime Museum the official Maritime Museum of the State of Texas and the museum’s doors opened the summer of 1989.

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Sandy Jumper of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Sandy Jumper of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Rockport-Fulton, TX (July 16, 2014) – Media Producer, Debbie Snyder, of Texas Department of Transportation (Communications Division) made her second filming trip to the Rockport-Fulton area. Debbie made contact with Sandy Jumper, Director of Tourism for the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, in early June. Debbie’s First trip was focused on filming area tourism attractions in the area. While talking to Debbie about all of the wonderful things to see and do in the community, Sandy introduced her to Rockport-Fulton’s newest venue tax project- Aransas Pathway’s. Intrigued by all our area had to offer, Debbie made plans for a second trip.

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First Aransas Pathways Birding and Nature Site Tour
“Braving the elements”

Rockport-Fulton, TX (January 31, 2014) – A Group of 20 intrepid birders braved the unusual cold on Saturday, Jan. 25. Despite uncommon temperatures in the 40’s, Birders from the Aransas Bird and Nature Club and the Corpus Christi Audubon Outdoor Club arrived for the first official tour of the three new Aransas Pathways birding sites.

Rockport, Texas - Bait shop signs display live mullet & piggy perch and pelican for sale. Docked outside very close to the bait shop is a shrimp boat ready for a quick getaway.

While visiting her sister in Rockport, Texas, Claudia Finn paints this scene of interest.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

As shared by Public Relations & Education of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, Texas – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold so far in 2016, according to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication. The Pavilion’s ticket sales have totaled 203,092 for concerts between January 1 and June 30, 2016. This is the second time that The Pavilion has achieved the top spot on the publication’s list, previously during the third quarter of 2015. The Pavilion has consistently ranked in the top five since 2010.

Weather elements can cause your boat cover vinyl to shrink. Normally, you put the Eisenglas or Strataglass and canvas boat cover on your boat when the outdoor temperature is starting to cool but there are still warm days, so it snugly fits on your boat. However, if a cold front or temperature drop happens, you may be caught in a situation when you boat cover acts like a wet suit. Let’s take a look at a short humorous incident from Winnipesaukee Divers.

Boaters are always looking for easy practical boating maintenance tips. Changing cockpit enclosures from summer mesh to Eisenglas in the winter. You find the zipper does not glide smoothly and gets stuck. If you are exasperated with those plastic steps that move around on the pier and you are about to discard them, a solution follows. Have your lines dropped down into the water and need cleaning?

Friday March 2nd - 6:30 PM- 10:00 PM - Old Boat stuff Dock Party Day, Kemah Boardwalk Marina


It’s a dock party and a swap meet combined. Bring old and new boat stuff (up to three items) to barter or sell. If your item is too big to bring, bring a picture instead. Bring a dish to share, your favorite drink and a chair. For more information contact Charlene Lim at lim_charlene @ yahoo.com or 832-483-8086.

"Is That a Flamingo?!"

 

by Zach Martin, Armand Bayou Nature Center Education Department
Photos by Lyman Brown

If you have kept your eye to the sky recently, then you might have noticed what appear to be flamingo escapees flying about.