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‘Oldest and Friendliest’ Bar in Port Aransas Makes a Move

‘Oldest and Friendliest’ Bar in Port Aransas Makes a Move

A bit of Port Aransas history has moved—literally.
The final section of Shorty’s, the beach city’s oldest bar, was towed late last month from its historic location next to Port A’s marina to a vacant lot a half-mile away.

Farley Boat Works, a historic link to Port Aransas’ tarpon fishing heyday, is expanding into a maritime museum

Farley Boat Works, a historic link to Port Aransas’ tarpon fishing heyday, is expanding into a maritime museum

A vision 10 years in the making is becoming reality as construction begins this month for the Port Aransas Maritime Museum, an ambitious expansion of the Farley Boat Works division of the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association.

Port Aransas Beach Camping Gets Exclusive During the Offseason

Port Aransas Beach Camping Gets Exclusive During the Offseason

After months of quarantining, my wife and I finally bought an RV.
We knew exactly where we wanted to take our 19-foot Class C RV: Port Aransas.

What Happens When the “Port Aransas Sandcastle Guy” Can’t Go to the Beach?

What Happens When the “Port Aransas Sandcastle Guy” Can’t Go to the Beach?

For the past 13 years, Mark Landrum has been known as the “Port Aransas Sandcastle Guy.” The sand artist teaches lessons on how to build sandcastles, but is also commissioned to create custom works for marriage proposals, businesses openings, family greeting cards, and more. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Landrum has had to face the ultimate challenge to his way of life: How do you work with sand when you have limited access to the beach?

Small-Town Dispatches: After Finally Bouncing Back From Hurricane Harvey, Port Aransas Faces a More Unknown Foe in COVID-19

Small-Town Dispatches: After Finally Bouncing Back From Hurricane Harvey, Port Aransas Faces a More Unknown Foe in COVID-19

Hurricane Harvey invaded Port Aransas less than three years ago with the subtlety of a neutron bomb, wasting neighborhoods, destroying beloved venues and wrecking its close-knit citizens’ lives.

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Port Aransas

The Daytripper’s Top 5 in Port Aransas

When the Texas summer starts cooking, my favorite form of relief is to dive into the largest body of water I can find, which is often the Gulf of Mexico. This is where Port A comes in—with its near-endless beaches, historic appeal, and laid-back attitude. Port Aransas is one of my favorite places to hit the Texas coast, and with its ongoing recovery from Hurricane Harvey, it’s got more Texas grit and personality than ever.

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