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Books About Aransas County Texas People and Places
These hard to find books are perfect for anyone interested in the history, people and places of Aransas County, Rockport, Fulton, Holiday Beach and Lamar Texas.

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 Rockport: A Childhood by the Sea

Of the many areas on the Texas coast that my father was familiar with, he chose Rockport because of its uniquely beautiful geographic qualities. Our family thrived in that place where my mother worked diligently to provide a wonderful home beside the sea. The neighbors, friends, and classmates made for a place where a happy childhood could be lived in peace and safety. That experience has been a comfort throughout all my life.-John D. Freeman . . . Look inside

 Aransas: Life of a Texas Coastal County

Aransas: The Life of a Texas Coastal County is a wonderfully researched history of an exciting part of Texas. This is the story of a little place that has played a surprisingly large role in the history of Texas. From the early explorers, Cabeza de Vaca and LaSalle, this is where much of the early history of Texas was born . . . Read more

 30 Years Through the News/Lens:

A History of Aransas County in News Highlights & Photos

A 300-plus page book with more than 160 pictures highlighting the news in Aransas County (Rockport-Fulton), TX from the pages of the Rockport Pilot between 1984-2013 . . . Look inside

 When The Storm Comes: Life Changing Lessons Learned

Aransas County was the recipient of a direct hit by Hurricane Harvey. Never in our wildest dreams, would we have thought a storm could intensify to a Category 4 level, give our county less than 20 hours notice, and be a direct hit. It had been nearly 50 years since a storm hit our coast. There are no other words than to say … Harvey had its eye on Rockport and Fulton, Texas. The weather conditions aligned to create a perfect storm. This book gives a compelling interface of a community so quickly hit by a storm and lessons learned in the two years following . . . Look inside

 Hurricane Harvey & Rockport, Texas:

Images and Words of Devastation and Recovery

Homes destroyed, roofs gone, walls torn asunder. Mighty oaks wrenched from the soil, huge branches thrown to the ground, trees stripped of leaves. Telephone poles bent in two, signs down everywhere, miles of piles of debris. No power, no water, no sewer.
Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a category 4 hurricane on the evening of August 25. With multiple tornadoes, sustained winds over 130 mph, and gusts to 150mph, Harvey caused catastrophic damage . . . Read more

 Taking The Tide

My Family's Ebb and Flow in Rockport Texas

by John Porter Jackson as told to Sue Hastings . . . Read more

 The Life History of a Texas Birdwatcher: Connie Hagar of Rockport

In any other context, saying that someone was “for the birds” would hardly be polite. But applied to Connie Hagar, it would be high praise. The diminutive birdwatcher nicknamed Connie was reared as Martha Conger Neblett in early twentieth-century Texas, where she led a genteel life of tea parties and music lessons. But at middle age she became fascinated with birds and resolved to learn everything she could about them. In 1935, she and her husband, Jack, moved to Rockport, on the Coastal Bend of Texas, to be at the center of one of the most abundant areas of bird life in the country . . . Look inside

 The Texas Detective

By Skoot Larson from Rockport Texas

Why would a conservative Texas state senator pay a failing small town private eye to find his missing sense of humor? And then, a month later come back to ask the man to find out if his wife is being unfaithful. The senator claims either a cheating wife or no sense of humor could cost him re-election. A former Los Angeles Police detective, Dave Holman, who now runs a one man agency in a small Texas coastal community with little or no crime isn’t sure what to think. Holman reluctantly takes the senator’s case seeing it as an easy way to raise some much needed cash, only to discover he’s stepped into a labyrinth of crime, danger and deceit when he finds the senator’s wife is the sister of one of the areas ‘old-time-religion’ mega church leaders .. . . Read more

 How the Ball Bounces

Imagine growing up in an ethnically diverse, poor neighborhood with little hope for the youth that lived there. Eric DeWolfe doesn’t have to imagine having grown up in South Rockport, Texas at a place known affectionately as “Mexican Park”. Most of these residents of Rockport were of meager means and some even on public assistance. DeWolfe and his friends had a hard time envisioning a better life. But everything changed when the city built a small basketball court at the park in front of his house. It didn’t take long for him to form his own team . . . Read more

Rockport Collection Fish Game Fine Art

Rockport Art Association Rockport, Texas cookbook with color prints of original painting from private collections. The Rockport Art Association provides youth & adult art education, to promote & stimulate local & regional artists and to publicly display quality art work . . . Read more

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