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September 21,  2017 | Issue #701


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Morgan Investigation - Private investigator Gordon Blaine Morgan offers renter background checks, surveillance, will simple divorce for $500 plus filing, fee bail bonds, family law and more. The office is located at Gabi Canales Law Office 14330 SPID. Call 949-3135 or 733-4097.

Business Briefs


There is a pet store opening in the location between Lyco’s Nails and The Donut Palace in a week or two. They were going to open in Port A but got wiped out by the hurricane.


Michelle’s Salon was presented the Corpus Christi Small Business Excellence Award for the hair salon category. They award businesses that have achieved outstanding marketing success and enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. It is especially impressive that she did this while dealing directly with the Island sand storm. You go girl!


Ace Hardware was a busy place the Thursday before Hurricane Harvey hit. They did six times the business they would normally do on a weekday and are still not finished re-stocking. The even busier Ace Hardware in Port A was hit hard and are currently operating out of an 18 wheeler and mobile units.


Gratitude in Port A has re-opened and Sally invites everyone to come in and get out of the chaos. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday noon – 4.

Shells Pasta and Seafood in Port A at the corner of Avenue G and 11th Street has re-opened. Their hours are 5 – 9 pm and they are closed on Tuesdays.


Virginia’s on the Bay in Port A has opened. Hours are 11 am – 8 pm.

Pioneer RV Resort has re-opened and has spaces available.


The boat in Doc’s parking lot that was placed there nicely by the hurricane surge will be lifted by crane Friday at noon and placed back in the water. That might make for an interesting event to watch while having lunch. It was an unusual boat/hurricane event in that the owner actually saved money because he was able give the boat a bottom job  while it was dry docked.


CVS now has items for sale on weekends. I would like to think it was because of my column but more likely it is because it is after Labor Day and the end of the tourist season.


The Schlitterbahn Hotel rooms are full with evacuees with FEMA vouchers. The hotel has made an exception and has allowed dogs.


I just found out the Stripes on the corner of Hwy 361 and Park Road 22 did over $700,000 July 4th weekend. Yowza!

September 14,  2017 | Issue #700


Business Briefs

CVS in Port A should re-open in about two months.


The Fall Island Art & Farmers Market will be held at the Padre Balli Pavilion on Thursday, September 14th 4- 8 pm. They will also have a Kids Art Market for the first time for young artisans.


The Texas General Land Office is looking for volunteers for their Texas Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup. You can sign up at their website or show up at one of the 14 beach sites the morning of Saturday, September 23rd.


Doc’s Restaurant is now open daily with happy hour drink specials weekdays 3 – 7 pm. Enjoy $2 margaritas, well drinks and 16 oz Lone Star plus $4 for house wine. They are also serving $7 appetizers that include pulled pork sliders, fried flounder tacos, seared tuna and more. They have football drink specials during the games at both the restaurant and the Waterline bar below.


Animal Hospital at Padre Island welcomes master groomer Omar Rios to their team. He has been a groomer for 15 years and a groomer instructor for 9 years.


Snoopy’s Pier and Scoopy’s is now open daily Monday through Thursday 11 to 9 and Friday & Saturday 11 am until 10 p.m. and they accept charge cards.


Texas Country Night featuring Kevin Fowler, Zane Williams and Kyle Park will be at the Richard Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown on Saturday, September 16th 7 pm. Tickets are $25 and kids 13 and under are free. A portion of the ticket sales will go to Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery.


The Boathouse Bar & Grill upstairs bar has re-opened. Their kitchen did not suffer damage and is serving the bar upstairs and at the patio.


Dr. Dorrell at the Medical Center will continue to see patients until the end of September. Everything is business as usual at the center during construction until then.


Sonic’s Carhop Classic features a cheeseburger with onion rings currently at a $2.99 price.


Comedian Chris Tucker will be at Selena Auditorium Friday, September 15th, 8 pm. Tickets start at $60.


Padre Island Business Association Mixer will be held at My Coastal Home across from Sonic on Tuesday, September 19th 5:30 – 7:30 pm.


Omni Hotels are dog friendly but they need to be 25 pounds or less and there is a non-refundable $50 fee. I learned this while spending my evacuation at one in Fort Worth.


The Barrel will have half price menu appetizers for Thursday Night Football. Their $12 burger/fries basket, shrimp/fries basket and fish tacos were quite popular as their Monday Night special. They are closed on Sundays only.


Ronnie reported in his Three Chords & the Truth column that IGA in Port A will open next week. Read his column for more port A updates.


Many new homeowners are receiving mail from a Homestead Recording Service asking to file $45 to get your exemption. It looks like a government document but is a scam. There is no charge by the government for this designation. Three of my friends received this in the mail recently.

September 7,  2017 | Issue #699

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Edward Jones Financial Advisor Keith Clark can help you develop a retirement income strategy that works for you. His office is located 14646 Compass and he can be reached at 949-9500.


My Coastal Home Furniture Store on North Padre is open with everything in stock on sale. They deliver to Corpus Christi, Rockport, Port A and more. They are located at 14330 SPID across from Sonic.


Custom Home Exteriors and Remodeling, Inc. have been roofing the Island since 1985. They use windstorm quality Owens Corning shingles. Call 949-2100 for a free inspection and quote.


Matrix Demolition does commercial/residential demolition, water extractions, boat recovery, lot clearing and excavation. Call 458-9907 for free estimate.


Yard Sale at 14925 Schooner Drive on Saturday, September 9th 7 am – 2 pm has all proceeds going to a Harvey relief fund.


Whitecap Painting & Remodeling is locally owned and  in business for over 45 years. Call 688-9484.


Business Briefs

Snoopy’s Pier hopes to be back serving customers on Friday, September 8th but if not owner Ernie Buttler promises for sure on Saturday.


Holiday Inn on North Padre is closed for repairs.


Island Fitness Gym owner Sunny West celebrated her 5th anniversary of the opening of her gym with clients and family.


Shorty’s in Port A was the first business to re-open in Port A and will have live music Thursday – Saturday.


Treasure Island in Port A at 315 N. Alister is now open again at 5 pm daily.


The Black Sheep Bistro/Barrel is now closed on Sundays and Tuesdays. They have Monday Night Football food and drink specials and  happy until 7 pm daily. They are no longer doing brunch.


Boathouse Bar & Grill currently has just their outdoor patio bar open.


Becky Perrin is the new Executive Director of the PIPOA taking over Maybeth’s position. She has an MBA in Business Administration and Management.


To evacuate I managed to get on a Thursday night flight to Fort Worth. I was unable to get a flight back to Corpus so I flew to San Antonio. I tried to get an Uber back to the Island and surprisingly it took just 4 minutes for a driver to arrive. The cost was $186 and the drive went by fast chatting with the driver and being online.


Personal Observation – Nothing is on sale at CVS Friday – Sunday. Hmmm, wonder if this holds true for the ones in town.


August 30, 2017 | Special Edition Issue #698


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Owen Construction can take care of all your remodeling needs. They welcome small jobs and do fencing repairs. They do drywall and paint, siding replacement, soffit and facia repair, carpentry, deck repairs and much more. The owner is an Island resident with 20 years’ experience. Call 558-4134.


McCoy’s Building Supply can protect your property with shoreguard seawalls and bulkheads. Synthetic vinyl sheet piling is a cost effective modern choice and sustainable, corrosion and UV resistant.


Roofing Specialist Wolfe Construction offers free roof inspections and no up front money. They offer a five year written and transferrable labor warranty and have 40 years’ experience. It is a local company that is insured and bonded. Call 949-1180.


Island Landscaping Deck & Docks can help you repair, remove, rebuild or restore doors, windows, walls, boat lifts and of course decks and docks. They do concrete drives, patios and yard cleanup. They also do boat flipping and salvage for people whose boats sank. Call 949-2691


Delta Exteriors Roofing and Demolition can help. Call local rep Robert Morrison 361-445-1058.  They are rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau.


Business Briefs


Island in the Son United Methodist Church on Hwy 361  has been virtually destroyed. It will take some time before it is functional.


Snoopy’s Pier owner Ernie Buttler reported “We have a lot of work to do but hope to open in three weeks on the low side and six weeks on the high. But we will open come hell or high water!” They still have no power.


El Constante Condominiums on the seawall now has one and two bedroom, 2 1/2 bath units available and some are pet friendly. Padre Escapes is handling the rentals and their number is 361-949-0430. As of this writing they still had about 30 units available.


The Boathouse Bar & Grill is currently not open for business due to repairs and cleanup.


Paddle 4 Parkinson’s event has been cancelled.


Port Royal Resort fared well structurally but it will take some time  to re-open.


The City is connecting volunteers and donations with those in need. Call the city’s call center at 361-826-2489 to provide your contact info and include the type of resources or services offered.


A Mano at the Tower Center on Hwy 361 suffered severe damage.


The Statesboro Revue Band will be live at the Veranda patio at Schlitterbahn Saturday, September 2nd 8 - 11:30 pm. Proceeds from the concert will be going toward a local relief fund for the residents of Port Aransas. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door or online. “Shine On Texas” t-shirts will be available for purchase at the show or online with 100% of the proceeds donated to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts.


The Seashore Schools suffered minor water damage and school will begin Tuesday, September 5th.


Clem’s Marina is mostly demolished with the entire back of the store and all the docks gone.


Holiday Inn on Windward Dr. has suffered a lot of damage and is closed. There did not appear to be any damage to the restaurant.


Island Italian Restaurant suffered a complete loss. This is so sad. An Island landmark gone.


Bob Hall Pier and Mikel May’s Beachside Grill made it through, amazingly! As of this writing they are waiting to get power.


Snoopy Paul’s boathouse was completed destroyed so he will remain in Iowa with his family. He will be dearly missed by his many friends who felt like he was family.


Kody’s, Giggity’s and Shorty’s sustained damage but not enough to keep them from getting back to business.


Doc’s Seafood & Steaks owner Fred Soward “All is good, lost some docks and decking. Restaurant looks good, working hard to clean up and reopen asap.”


The Beach House in Port A posted they had minimal damage according to one of our readers.


The Island House on the seawall sustained minimal damage and will start renting units for Friday if power returns by then.


Island Joe’s Coffee has set up their Joe on the Go trailer in the parking lot since they still have no power as of Tuesday afternoon.


The Padre Isles Property Owners Association has put out this link with a long list of contractors for every type of repair. http://padreislespoa.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/contractors-list-update-7-5-17.pdf

August 17, 2017 | Issue #696

Business Briefs

C’Est Bon Seafood Restaurant in the Bluff is now open for lunch and dinner. A family from Louisiana are owners so you can expect some authentic Cajun dishes.


HEB To Go Curbside Service is coming to the Bluff September 4th. To use this service you shop online, select your pick up time and when you pull up curbside they will load your car. They are currently constructing the separate entryway for this service. The personal shopper fee is $4.95 and is available 7:30 am – 9 pm.


The Statesboro Review Band will be at the Schlitterbahn Veranda patio on Saturday, September 2nd 8 – 11:30 pm. There will be food and drink specials and tickets are $10 with 10 % of the proceeds going to the Riley P. Dog Park Fund. Tickets can be purchasd at the admissions gate or at www.schlitterbahn.com/corpus-christi/events. For more ino call 589-4225.


The Beach Stone Rise Band has disbanded after entertaining audiences with their rock reggae music in South Texas for six years.


The Seashore Middle Academy Community Health Fair will be held Monday, August 21st 5 – 8 pm at the cafeteria. There will be free health screenings including free school/athletic physicals.


Blue Crab Coastal Interiors & Gifts has a coupon for 25% off one item in this issue. They are open Tues – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and are located at 14814 Compass.


A Moon classified ad starts at $10 for 25 words and 20 cents a word after that. Call 834-1282 or email moonclassad@twc.com. Classifieds are now viewable on our website click on Classifieds button.


Paddle for Parkinson’s Canal Clean Up will be held Saturday, August 19th. Volunteers with water transportation should meet at the Cartagena boat ramp at 9 am. Bags will be provided.


Island Farmers Market will be at the Island Presbyterian Church Thursday, August 17th 4 - 8 pm.


Litter Critter will be on the Island at the end of Whitecap near the water treatment plant Saturday, August 19th 8 am – 3 pm.


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LMC Estate Sale will be held at 14145 Whitecap 8/17 and 8/18 7:30 am – 3 pm. They are selling entire contents plus outdoor plants.


LMC Estate Sale will be held at 15210 Reales on Saturday, August 19th 7:30 am – 2 pm. All must go in one day.


Contractor bays for lease with office and bathroom approximately 2,000 square feet at Tradewinds Business Center 15715 SPID. Call Charlie Mader at 947-3947.

August 10, 2017 | Issue #695

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Rapport with Port of Corpus Christi is an open town hall update on their latest projects and upcoming changes. It will be held at Schlitterbahn on Wednesday, August 16th 6 – 7 pm. Everyone is invited.


Kinsel Docks offers professional construction of decks, docks, piers, marinas, boathouses and bulk heads. Their accessories include hydraulic boatlifts, kayak launches, LED dock light, underwater fishing lights, fish cleaning stations and deck ladders. Call 729-7661 to get locations of some of their projects to view their work.


Business Briefs

The Brooklyn Pie Company has a kids menu with a chicken tenders meal for $8 and a ham and cheese meal for $7. Their menu includes many varieties of pizza, calzones, sandwiches, wings, several salads and desserts. Owner Richard Perales is also part owner of Eats-Port A Restaurant.


Island in the Son United Methodist Church is seeking vendors for their “Fabulous Fall” Arts and Crafts Sale to be held on Saturday, September 23rd 9 AM to 3 PM.  Contact Kathy Merchant for a vendor information packet by phone (361-774-8994) or email (kmerchant99@gmail.com).

Padre Island Enrichment Club (PIE) is looking for homes to participate in the Island Holiday Home Tour on December 2nd. You do not need to be a member. Call Katherine Pierce 960-0327.


Black Sheep Bistro/Barrel now has Wednesday steak night with rib eye or NY strip for $25 with a side. The daily happy hour 5 – 7 pm serves $4 house wine, $3.75 well and half price beer.


Schlitterbahn is celebrating American Heroes Week August 14 – 20 with free admission for members of the military, firefighters, police officers and EMT.


Lorelei Brewing Company in the Bluff released the first canned craft beer in Corpus Christi. On weekends they normally have a food truck and live music.


The Holiday Inn celebrated their one year anniversary with new owners Steven Kim and Sung Park. The owners have made many improvements including the recently added restaurant beach view patio.


Back the Blue Beach Workout will be held at JP Luby Beach near Zahn Road on Saturday, August 12th at 8 am. The 90 minute workout is sponsored by Apexfit Athletics and the $35 cost includes event entry, food, drinks and event tank top.


The Boathouse Bar & Grill now has Taco Tuesday with two tacos for $5 and house margaritas for $5.


The Zack Walther Band from New Braunfels will be playing at the Pelican Lounge on Friday, August 11th.

Bluff Bay Marina is hosting Hobie Kayak Demo Days on Saturday, August 12th 9 am – 2 pm.

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Island Palms Landscaping specialized in tree and palm removal, trimming and planting. They do custom designs and offer full landscaping services. Call 562-0804 for free estimate.


Business Briefs

The Packery Pointe Development next to the Best Western will consist of seven sites with Starbucks going into one of them.


Island Joes Coffee & Gallery is building a new location at the corner of Compass and SPID. They will continue to operate in their current location until the project is completed.


A La Mode Gelateria is offering signature paninis and a medium gelato for $15. They open at noon and are closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


The Port Aransas Art Center will hold their first First Friday event in their new building at 104 N. Alister on Friday, August 4th 5:30 – 7:30 pm. There will be live music and refreshments. The center is open 11 am – 5 pm and closed on Sundays.


The Island Farmers Market will be at the Island Presbyterian Church on Thursday, August 3rd 4 – 8 pm. There will be vendors selling eggs, grass fed beef, produce, fresh flowers, people treats, doggie treats and more. There will be live music and food trucks.


The Back Porch in Port A will feature Larry Joe Taylor on Saturday, August 5th.


The free Overdrive App allows you to read any book available at the Corpus Christi Libraries. You just need to obtain a library card at Janet Harte Public Library next to Flour Bluff High School. You can borrow books to read on any device for two weeks.


The old Greyhound bus station on Chapparal is being converted to a food truck park. The BUS Bar (bar under the sun) will also be located there.  It is scheduled to be open this fall.


The Blue Crab Boutique on Compass will be closed for vacation until Thursday, August 10th.

Free school/athletics physicals will be given at the Flour Bluff High School Teaching Theater Thursday, August 10th noon – 4 pm.


A Goodwill truck is no longer located on the Island. However, The Salvation Army offers pick up on the Island.


A major blood drive will be held at the Island Presbyterian Church on Sunday, August 6th 8 am – noon. After giving blood you will be awarded a movie ticket or a free t-shirt.


Recycle day is Friday, August 4th.


Those of you wondering why all the fisherman have been crowding the Packery Channel it is because there has been a large school of black drum there.


New Advertisers

A & A Insurance, formerly Moore Insurance, is located in the Century 21 building next to CVS. Licensed insurance representatives Wyndi Campbell and Kim Pendergraft can assist you with your boat, auto, home, flood, business, motorcycle or Jet Ski insurance needs. Call 949-3301 or visit aainstx.com.


Business Briefs

Construction of the Packery Flats Bar under the bridge has begun and work should be completed by the end of the year. It is located between Clem’s and Billish bait shops.


Instacart is similar to the shipt app except that you can also get deliveries from Spec's Liquors and Petco besides just HEB. The cost is $149/year or $5.99 a delivery. New members get their first delivery free. The shipt cost is $99/year or $14/month.


Stephanie Van Gorder, formerly with Schlitterbahn and Padre Isles Country Club, is now charming guests at the Island Bar & Grill at the Holiday Inn.


Coastal Bend Troop Support has a collection box for care package items at Padre Island Mail Plus 15037 SPID. Items needed are beef jerky, tuna in a pouch, energy/breakfast bars, small packs of nuts, cheese crackers, gum etc.


The Sand Crab Nighttime Beach Run will be held in Port A on Saturday, July, 29th 8 pm at the Magee Beach Park. After the run there will be beer, refreshments and music to enjoy at the beach. The event benefits Friends of the ARK which supports animal rehabilitation. The cost is $20 for kids under 12, $50 for the 5k event and $55 for the 10k event.


The Barrel had the unveiling of the large painting by Karen Wall of a marlin this week. Check out this great addition that owner Lance commissioned.


C’est Bon Seafood, the Cajun restaurant in the Bluff, will be opening in a couple of weeks.


An Aloft Hotel is being built near Best Buy. This modern hotel chain is tech savvy and offers a vibrant social scene.


Us Moon Monkeys have had two new additions since the last issue. Jan Rankin welcomed her first grandbaby Lila and I my second, Daisy. Lila resides in San Antonio with Jan’s son Walt and daughter-in-law Whitney. Daisy and her sister Lulu live on the Island.



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Get your Pink On for Stephanie Sasser who was diagnosed with breast cancer in March. There will be a $10 donation BBQ benefit and auction at Marker 213 near El Constante Condos on Saturday, July 22nd 11 am – 7 pm.


Business Briefs

The Black Sheep Bistro/Barrel now has happy hour prices daily 5 – 7 pm with $4 house wine, $3.75 wells, 50% off beer and half price appetizer specials.

Chef Julian Burnett, formerly at the Padre Isles Country Club for many years, is now the chef at Island Bar & Grill of Holiday Inn North Padre. Julian hails from the U.S. Virgin Islands and is known for his Caribbean style of cooking.

The 6th Annual Salty Aggies Fishing Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 5th at Doc’ Seafood & Steakhouse. The Lil’ Angler’s Program is for ages 5 – 12. The entry fee includes a t-shirt, Friday night appetizers, door prizes and Saturday lunch. Go to saltyaggies.com/event/fishing-tournament.



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Bluff Bay Marina has opened a secure indoor, locked dry storage boat facility in Flour Bluff. They will launch and load your boat for you in just minutes using their BoatCloud app so your boat is ready when you are. Trailer storage is free. They are located at 102 Jester. Call 361-443-6608 for more information.


Kinsel Decks can build you a beautiful new deck and or dock. They also do piers, marinas, boathouses and bulk heads. Need lights? They can install LED dock lights, underwater fishing lights plus hydraulic lifts and more. Contact them at 361-729-7661 or check out their website at kinseldocks.com


Patrick Kane is a professional painter with over thirty years’ experience. He specializes in exterior painting and surface restoration on Stucco, brick and wood. He also does power washing. You can contact him at 908-266-0029


Business Briefs

Dr. Tom Dorrell is continuing to see patients at The Medical Center like he always has in the new addition while they are renovating the original building. They will continue this until later in August with no change in our past business practice. They are hoping to have the Emergency Room part finished and ready to open for business by the end of August. Once they open the Emergency Room Dr. Dorrell will remain working as fulltime physician and owner.


12 gauge Tattoos & Piercings has opened between Aunt Sissy's Kitchen and Scuttlebutts.


Cancun Restaurant owner has told the family that owns the building that he will not fulfill the rest of his lease but will leave all contents. That leaves the door open for a turnkey restaurant to open. There are at least two parties I have heard that are looking into it.


I keep getting asked about the grocery store but I have no answers. I tried calling and texting the developer but have not gotten a response. I can only guess no grocery store has committed but that is pure conjecture.


The Sunset Sounds Free concert in Port A featuring Aloha Dave and the Tourists is set for Friday, July 14, 7-9pm. Friday. Watch the sun set over the Corpus Christi Ship Channel as music fills the air at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Point Park. Bring a chair or blanket and any refreshments you want.


Seashore Learning Center Early childhood Academy now is taking children starting at 2 years instead of 18 months. Their hours are 7:30 am - 6 pm.



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Island Presbyterian Church is offering a vacation bible school for ages 4 – 6th grade July 17th – 21at 9 am – noon. They are located at 14030 Fortuna Bay Drive. Call 949-8770 for more info.


The Gun Show at the Aransas Pass Civic Center at 700 W. Wheeler will be on Jul15th and 16th. You can buy trade and sell guns, ammo, coins and militaria. There are tables available call Jimmy at 432-438-1090.


Business Briefs

Achtung! Happy to announce Angela is back at The Barrel after spending three weeks in Germany visiting family. The place just wasn’t the same without her.


Major Oops – I read sign at Bluffalo Wings Company as Buffalo Wings and googled it and gave out totally wrong information. My bad especially since I am an optometrist. It will be a locally owned business and I will follow up with the owner for more details in a later issue. It is located at the HEB Plaza.


The 82nd Deep Sea Roundup in Port A will be held this weekend. It started as the Tarpon Roundup to the current one that attracts around 800 contestants.


The Island Strategic Action Committee will have their July meeting on Wednesday, July 12th 5:30 pm at the second floor of Schlitterbahn. A variety of Island issues will be discussed and the public is welcome to make comments.


Swim 2 Survive Aquatics Academy is offering a unique one-on-one program for children 6 months – 6 years at the Port A Community Pool. Lessons are offered Tuesday – Friday 9 am – 1 pm through the summer. For more info contact Michele Seymour at 571-228-4552or email Swim2SurviveAA@yahoo.com.


The 2017 Fall Kickball in the Bluff  is accepting teams peewee – teens and adult coed teams for $40/player. For more info call Gina Rodriguez at 876-5923 or Stacey Lewis at 558-5932.


The Back Porch in Port A will feature Charlie Robison on Friday, July 7th and Max Stalling on Saturday.


Miko’s is a new clothing and home décor store that has opened at the Tower Center in Port A. They are open daily 10 am – 6 pm.


Proud mom moment - My son, Alex Craft, completed his musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at Duke University and has joined Radiology Associates. He has moved his family to the Island which makes me one ecstatic grandma.



The Island Limo Company offers luxury limo service with great customer care. The cost is $325 for four hours and on weekends $475 for five hours. Call 765-2555 to reserve your ride.


Business Briefs


Buffalo Wings Company will be opening soon next to Subway at the HEB plaza in the Bluff. They were founded in Torrean, Mexico in 2015 and this will be their second location. They offer 15 types of wings including lemon pepper, BBQ bourbon and mango habanero.

The Aquarius Park has a portion of it adopted by an Islander . An application to the Parks and Recreation Adopt-A-Park program was approved  and there are others who have submitted applications.  So far plans are for a community garden plot and new playground equipment.


There are currently 241 condo/townhomes for sale on the Island. The first two weeks of June there were eight purchased.


The CC RTA  has added a bus route shuttle that takes the ferry with a priority lane with no waiting. There is no Aransas Pass bus so on that side you need to get to the ferry launch.  In Port A they will oblige for anywhere you would like it to stop.


First Community Mortgage will have their grand opening and mixer today, June 29th 5:30 – 8:30 pm. They are located at 14641 SPID in the building next to Dragonfly Restaurant. There will be live music, food, beverages and great door prizes. Come join Islanders Vice President/branch manager Patti Goodson and loan processor Nadine Patrick as they celebrate the opening of an Island location. The business phone number is 949-4647.


JB’s German Bakery will be open on the 4th of July 7 am – 2 pm.


Sandollar Jewelry & Gift Extravaganza at the Aransas Pass Civic Center will be held on July 1 & 2, 2017 and show hours are 10-5 Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. This event is open to the public. Admission to

the show is $4.00.


The Holiday Inn will have live music daily June 30 – July 4th 6 – 10 pm except for Sunday and the 4th of July when entertainment will be 1 – 5 pm.


The 4th of July Island Blast Fireworks Show will be on the 4th of July. Seriously, we get asked that a lot. There will be port-a-potties at the end of Whitecap near the yacht club.


The Island Moon’s newly created website at www.islandmoon.com has had more than 15,000 hits in the first five days and the mobile site at m.islandmoon.com had over 5,000.


Cough, cough and yes I am still coughing eleven days after spending two hours outdoors during our 40 mph sandstorm day. I have not had a cold or flu in decades and do not have allergies so I kept thinking I would get over it. I finally went to the doctor today where I was diagnosed with bronchial irritation caused by things like “dust.” Here’s hoping the steroid, steroid inhaler and cough med kicks in.


Cough, cough, pardon cough, cough my cough, cough. Last Saturday the Island sandstorm was especially bad and I made the mistake of spending a couple of hours outdoors with friends that day. Well, ok it was at the Pelican outdoor bar. Finally on day 4 I feel some slight relief. If you have been affected, call Cynthia Smith who is the environmental investigator, air section with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. She can be reached at 825-3100 or tceq.texas.gov. So far they have received only seven complaints. More complaints = more action.


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LifeFit Personal Training Studio offers a free personal discovery session. Discover how you can increase bone density, reduce aches and pains, boost metabolism,  improve strength and more. Personal trainer Tasha Schaded has been improving people’s lives on the Island for ten years. The studio is located at 14941 SPID next to Coldwell Banker. Call 867-8028 for more info or to set up an appointment.


First Community Mortgage will have their grand opening and mixer on Thursday, June 29th 5:30 – 8:30 pm. They are located at 14641 SPID in the building next to Dragonfly Restaurant. There will be live music, food, beverages and great door prizes. Come join Islanders Vice President/branch manager Patti Goodson and loan processor Nadine Patrick as they celebrate the opening of an Island location. The business phone number is 949-4647.


Business Briefs

Wild Horse Saloon in Port A has closed.


Doc’s Seafood & Steaks will host Steppin’ Out Las Vegas Style to benefit Timon’s Ministries on Friday, June 23 6 – 9 pm. There will be roulette, craps, Texas Hold ‘em, slot machines, blackjack, raffle tickets and big prizes. Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at www.timonsministries.com.


The Island Strategic Action Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 12th 5:30 pm on the second floor of the Schlitterbahn resort.


Corpus Christi Hooks are having a Military Night on Thursday, June 22th.  Military Appreciation Night will have discounted tickets and camo flag caps to the first 1500 fans.


Jet Boat Port A business is for sale. Call 443-4687 for details.


The 4th of July Island Blast fireworks show which is supported by donations from Islanders is still $775 short. All the money raised goes directly to the show. Make checks payable to Island Blast 14890 Granada Dr. #205or drop off at the Moon office 14646 Compass.


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CC Tree Service offers stump grinding, landscaping tree trimming and removal. They are fully insured and can be reached at (361) 443-4852.

Palm Tree Trimmers are professional, reliable and insured. Call Kevin at (361) 800-5165 for all your tree trimming needs.


Bleu Frog Mercantile has an ad in this issue that can get you 20% off one single item. They have a wide variety of clothing and housewares.  They are located at 1710 S. Alameda.


Business Briefs

Paul’s Seafood Market on SPID in the Bluff is opening a restaurant in a building currently under construction behind the market.

Fancy Paws Boutique & Pet Styling is opening next to Jesse’s Liquor. They have a location on Saratoga in town.


Oso Grill & Pier is a great place to enjoy jazz music on a Sunday afternoon. The Crystal Persuasion band includes a sax player and singer Victoria Majors joins in for some of the tunes. They serve oysters, shrimp, burgers, must-try fried green beans and more. They are located at 6124 Ocean Drive just as you turn to go to the campus.

The Back Porch in Port A will feature Gary P. Nunn on Friday, May 26th and Larry Joe Taylor on Saturday.


My Coastal Home is having a Memorial Day Sale at all three locations Port Aransas, North Padre and Rockport. Check out “your local complete furniture store” for all the latest coastal designs.


The Holiday Inn Memorial Weekend BBQ Beach Bash will be held on Saturday, May 27th 2 – 6 pm. They will be serving chicken, burgers, sausage, corn on the cob, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, rice and baked beans.


Kids Tennis & Swim Summer Camps will be held at Schlitterbahn Monday thru Thursday 10 am – 3 pm June 5th – July 27th. The cost is $110/week. Call Coach Todd at 830-837-6556 for details or visit lifethrutennis.com.


La Barataria Restaurant & Wine Bar now has a liquor license for their new location at 224 E. Cotter next to the Tarpon Inn.


Adult Tennis Lessons will be given at Schlitterbahn on Tuesdays 7 – 8:30 pm starting June 6th for six weeks at a cost of $90. Contact Coach Todd at 830-837-6556.


Does anyone know where the two anchors in front of the Packery Channel Park sign went? They were originally at the Million Dollar Inn.

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