Park has room to play, fish, picnic, more

Roberts Point Park in Port Aransas sits on a peninsula of green space bounded by the Corpus Christi Ship Channel channel and a picturesque marina – the Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor. The park located, at 301 J C Barr Boulevard, not only has athletic fields, playgrounds, picnic areas and fishing spots, it also offers a view of the channel. It […]

Pool, courts, ball fields, dog area, more available at park

You can swim in a heated pool, play with your dog at the dog park or show off your skating skills at the skate park at the Port Aransas Community Park. The park is located at 700 Clark Parkway. Pool The park’s pool has shade, lounge chairs, benches, showers and lockers for personal belongings. It also has a picnic area. […]

Plays, concerts, musicals, more offered at community theater

Visitors and residents of Port Aransas have a place in town where they can watch plays for adults and youths, musicals, comedies, variety shows and more at the Port Aransas Community Theatre (PACT). In addition, the facility is used for movies, concerts and community activities throughout the year. In the winter months, it is home to activities and events for […]

Where to Worship

Church of Christ, 205 Brun­drett St., 749- 5498. James Bruster, Minister. Sunday Bible class 9 a.m.; worship services 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Bible study, Wednesday 7 p.m. Community Presbyterian, 113 S. Alister St., 749- 5319. Worship service Sunday, 11 a.m.; Bible study Tues­day, 12:30 p.m.; choir practice Wednesday, 4 p.m. in Pollock Center Fel­lowship Hall. First Baptist, 200 N. […]

Library offers more than books

The William R. “ Bill” Ellis Memorial Library in Port Aransas will host a variety of activities this winter. The library’s book club will meet on Dec. 6 to discuss “A Ghost in Maritime America,” by Richard Lamb. Club meetings also will be held on Jan. 3 and Feb. 7, with book titles to be announced. The club meets the […]

See nature in the wild at preserve

You can go on guided nature walks, see endangered species and even get some yoga instruction at the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. The 1,217-acre preserve lies between the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Port Aransas Community Park, State Highway 361 and Piper Channel. Getting there There are two entrances to the preserve. At the north end, the entrance […]

Learn about marine life at Patton Center

If you’re looking for free, educational entertainment, visit the Patton Center – Marine Science Education, which is the newest attraction at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI). The center, located on the institute’s campus at 855 E. Cotter Ave. in Port Aransas, offers an array of educational information about the local coastal environment. The facility reopened in October […]

Marine research, education is focus of institute in Port A

Port Aransas is the home of Texas’ first permanent marine laboratory, which Is the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI). The institute was founded in 1941. UTMSI’s main campus is located at 855 E. Cotter Ave. on 72 acres of beachfront land at the mouth of the Aransas Pass and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Research conducted […]

Guided tours of wetlands available twice a week

Visitors of the Wetlands Education Center ( WEC) at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute have the chance to get an up-close look at coastal vegetation and waterfowl. The WEC is a marsh/seagrass pond landscaped and planted with seagrasses and coastal vegetation nourished by water from the Aransas Pass. The public can stroll the surrounding boardwalk to observe migratory […]

Shuttles can get you from here to there

Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority (CCRTA) has your back if you’re visiting Port Aransas or live here and don’t have a car or don’t want to drive to your destination. The CCRTA provides public transportation throughout the metropolitan area for shopping, lunch or to simply enjoy a lazy afternoon at the beach. There are bus route services to and from […]

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