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Port O’Connor Celebrates Independence Day

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 14 Jul 16 - 0 Comments

A Fabulous Fourth of July! by Kelly Gee The history of America is rich and varied. The celebration of July 4th brings all the colors and textures of that history into the celebration of our independence. Pride in our country is evident in the bunting draped homes and city buildings, the flags flying proudly, and […]

Seadrift Celebrates Shrimpfest

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Other Pageant Winners: Baby Mister Shrimpfest – Michael Patrick Brown III Baby Miss Shrimpfest – Paislee Maikoeter Tiny Miss Shrimpfest – Victoria Rodriguez Teeny Miss Shrimpfest – Paige Davenport 2016 Shrimpfest 5K By the Bay Run/Walk Winners Female Division Ages 20-29 1st – Whitney Drew; 2nd- Candice Maddux Ages 30-39 1st – Ashley Wooters; 2nd […]

Island Life… by Clint Bennetsen

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 14 Jul 16 - 0 Comments

Hot Weather Means Beach Time Greetings from the island everyone, I hope all of you are doing well and had a wonderful July 4th holiday. The fireworks display in Port O’Connor was amazing, and seems to get better with each passing year. I watched them from my upstairs deck across the bay on the island, […]

Port O”Connor Chamber Chat by LaJune Pitonyak

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It was another Spectacular Fireworks Display on July 2nd, as the community and visitors came together, many displaying their red, white and blue pride,  to celebrate our  Freedom and Independence. Port O’Connor is one of the few places where fireworks are still used by individuals for the celebrations. The Chambers display was probably the Biggest […]

Another Record Year for Whooping Cranes

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Posted by Joyce Rhyne on 14 Jul 16 - 0 Comments

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has completed analysis of aerial surveys of the Aransas-Wood Buffalo whooping crane population, the only surviving wild population of whooping cranes in the world. Preliminary survey data indicated 329 whooping cranes, including 38 juveniles, in the primary survey area (approximately 153,200 acres) centered on Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near […]

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