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Calendar .................................................................... 4 Fishing & Boating......................................................5 Family Fun............................................................. 6-8 Shopping............................................................ 9-12 Antiques.........................................................12-13 Hobbies & Books.................................................14-15 Pet Care.....................................................................14 Home and Garden................................................16-17 Real Estate & Services ....................................... 18-19 RV Sales, Service, Parks ..........................................18 Where to Stay............................................................20 Galleries ............................................................. 21-24 Restaurants ......................................................... 24-29 Gourmet and Specialties...........................................30 Services........................................................... ........ 30 Health & Beauty .......................................................31 ABOUT the COVER: Hal McCaskill is a lifelong resident of the Texas Coast and has been drawing since he was 10. His bright visions of bait stands, boats and wide open vistas make him a popular Gulf Coast artist. Largely self-taught, Hal technique combines the traditional methods of working with the medium with his own individual touch to portray the Coast in a unique and memorable manner. He has shown his work at more than 200 juried shows and competitions and has won numerous awards. His work is in private collections in over a dozen different countries and throughout the US. Call for more info: 361-729-4537

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LOCAL FISHING & DUCK HUNTING GUIDES have been raised in Rockport and know these bays as their own backyard. They know what bait and location to fish according to the tides, season, temperatures and winds. Many are second generation Guides! Book a memorable trip fishing, duck hunting during the season or both with one of these Captains and you will not be disappointed. Dylan Ramzinsky 455-0510 Brett Phillips 510-5894 Mike Patterson 463-6007 Justin Nesloney 230-2737 Austin Nesloney 230-2736 John Johnson 790-6458 Jon Gatlin 205-1277 Todd Adams 765-9440 Danny Adams 442-4044 CAPT. SHANNON CUNNINGHAM has a beautiful new airboat for your trip. He can get you up in that skinny water you always wanted to fish but just couldn’t get there. Capt. Shannon grew up in Rockport and he knows where to find the fish, whether it be Flounder or Redfish and Trout! Duck hunting trips are his specialty. He can also take you on an airboat ride of a lifetime for photography or just fun; seeing places you have never seen before up close. Call Capt. Shannon and schedule a trip. 361-727-7471

BAR M 3 FISHING GUIDE SERVICE is your guide to catch, Redfish, Trout, Drum and Flounder (check out the one his wife caught in the above photo!). Captain Corey Montgomery can put you on the fish! See his Facebook page for current fishing photos. Bring your snacks and drinks and he will provide all the quality tackle and gear you need. Novice or experienced fisherman alike will enjoy a fishing adventure through the beautiful bays in and around the Rockport area. Ready to schedule your trip? Call Capt. Corey at 361-701-5289

SHEMPY’S GRILL is celebrating 10 years because it is one of those coastal friendly places that encourages you to relax and sit a spell. Bring your own beer or wine and enjoy indoor or outdoor dining on the screened in patio. Great burgers, salads, po-boys and seafood are served ... Try the Sliders on Kaisers or some of their famous bread pudding. Seafood platters, tasty grilled fish, seafood specials and Bait Buckets fill out the menu and there is a kid’s menu for those under ten. This is the place to stop after a hard day on the flats and there is plenty of room for boats in the parking lot. BYOB. And bring your fillets and they’ll cook ‘em up for you. Watch for famous lunch specials! Open Tuesday thru Saturday for Lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Located just across from Palm Harbor at 3913 Hwy. 35 S toward Aransas Pass. 361-727-0019

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BAY CHARTERS invites you to explore the back bays and flats Texas style. Whether you are new to saltwater fishing or an experienced fisherman looking for some famous Rockport action, you will have a great day on the water. Everything is provided. Capt. Frank Houser has more than 30 years experience guiding in the Rockport area and knows how to make your trip a memorable one. Redfish and trout trips are a specialty aboard a Majek or custom airboat. Seasonal Duck Hunts, and fish/hunt combo trips arranged. www.RockportFishingCharters.com Call for outdoor report and reservations-and be sure to leave your area code! cell: 361-229-2527

MATLOCK GUIDE SERVICE welcomes you aboard for some great saltwater fishing. Capt. Thomas Matlock is a patient and experienced fisherman who provides quality tackle and gear. Fish the uniquely beautiful bays and flats around Rockport for redfish, trout and what’s bitin’. Relax and enjoy the scenery... GET HOOKED ON FISHING! Need a guide for your next tournament? Call Matlock Guide Service. Bring your favorite rod and reel or use his...it’s your trip! Bird Watching and Pleasure Tours are also welcome. Check out his Facebook page. Schedule your Adventure today! www.MatlockGuideService.com or call at 361-205-3785 RAFTER “T” TAXIDERMY Owner Marty Gilcrest is a true artist at “keeping your adventures alive”. Bird mounts, Shoulder mounts, European mounts, Fish Replicas or what ever your liking. Marty has the experiece, skil and will have them ready for you in a timely fashion. Call for location as Marty was displaced by the storm. 361-205 5150

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MOVIES INC has just opened their second location in Aransas Pass; MOVIES INC ARANSAS! Locally owned and operated, this is a movie theater like you have never seen! It’s an experience for the whole family with a unique aviation theme, plus there is a REAL WWII Douglas A-26 Invader plane inside the theater. First run movies with the newest sound and projection equipment available and new extra wide premium leather seating. Get your candy, popcorn and a drink. If you would like an adult beverage, beer and wine is available. Check their website for movies and showtimes at: www.movies-inc.com. With two locations Movies Inc - Calallen is at 4222 Wildcat Dr. Corpus Christi TX 78410 and Movies Inc - Aransas is located at 1277 Hwy 35 Bypass Aransas Pass TX 78336. MAMMOTH TRAINING CENTER * KICKBOXING * STRENGTH & CONDITIONING * MUAY THAI * Group classes for all skill levels, adults and children 5+(Private sessions available by appointment). We seek to enhance the quality of life in our community through our diverse and affordable fitness programs that are administered by our well-trained staff. It is our highest priority that regardless of experience, skill set or athletic ability, each individual is comfortable in their training environment. Classes Offered: KICKBOXINGexcellent cardiovascular workout; perform fundamental kickboxing techniques on heavy bags. STRENGTH & CONDITIONING- increase strength and improve agility; each class is tailored to your fitness level and goals with focus on using proper form. MUAY THAI- learn Thai-style kickboxing techniques including punches, kicks, knees, elbows, clinch and sweeps (hands on); loaner gear available; Equipment and apparel available for purchase; Multiple training programs for men, women and children; Private lessons available; Locally owned and operated. Open 6 days a week. For class schedule visit www.MammothTrainingCenter.com At their post Havrey location at 410 W. Market in Rockport 361-463-6682 THE BEAD STUDIO Kathleen Hahn welcomes you to Rockport’s One Stop Bead Shop, which has become the Coastal Bends largest supplier of beads and gemstones. The Bead Studio offers beaders a place to hang out, create and socialize with others who share their passion for beading. They provide everything you need for your jewery designs. Offering an eclectic unique selection of beads from Czech glass, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, Delica beads, seed beads, African Trade beads to shells, coral and pearls. They also carry a wide range of findings and supplies. Bring your lunch, snacks and/or a bottle of wine and enjoy Kathleen’s comfortable studio atmosphere with your friends. Open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. She is located at 812 Henderson St. in Live Oak Plaza West. Check her web page often for Classes, Trunk Shows and Events at www.BeadStudioTexas.com and Facebook. com/BeadStudioTexas or call Kathleen at 361-450-1400

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ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS will enter its 51st year the Rockport Art Loop is a walkable, al of operation in 2020. The Art Center was located in the blue fresco art experience in the heart of downVictorian house at Rockport Harbor near Rockport Beach Park. town Rockport, featuring 9 gallery openings, On August of 2017, the facility suffered catastrophic damage 9 Saturdays a year from 4-7 PM. In 2020. . due to Hurricane Harvey’s direct impact on Rockport. Inspiring For more information visit exhibitions, an annual Artist-in-Residence program and traveling www.rockportartcenter.com/art-loop exhibits are part of the repertoire the community and its visitors have come to expect. The many activities of the Art Center still attract 40,000 visitors per year. This spring, the Rockport Tour of Artist Studios will allow visitors to see some of the most unique artist studios in Rockport’s storied art colony, and allow patrons to learn about a variety of mediums, techniques, and add to their own art collections by dealing directly with artists. In the summer, the Rockport Art Festival, a 51 year tradition, makes Rockport the place to be July 4th weekend. More than 10,000 people attend each year to enjoy music, food and artwork from over 130 of the best artists from around the United States. In November, the Rockport Film Festival, local in favor-international in scope, entertains audiences with the best of independent cinema. Workshops, classes, and mentoring from established local artists are part of a well-crafted art education program. For decades children have enjoyed free, high caliber art education year-round through ArtSpace Summer Art Camp and Free Family Saturdays. Since Hurricane Harvey, not a single program or event has been canceled. In fact, new programs and events have been added, such as the Rockport Art Loop (a monthly downtown gallery walk) featuring 10 galleries. A full calendar of exhibitions and programs is in place for 2020 and 2021. A world-class sculpture garden featuring works by Kent Ullberg, and the late Jesus Moroles among others have accentuated the Art Center since 2000, making it one of the most prestigious showcases for fine art in South Texas. Some of the sculptures sustained damages during the storm, yet none were lost, and the conservation which started in 2017 has been completed. The Sculpture Garden is located at 902 Navigation Circle, near the site of the old facility. The Art Center is open Mon-Sat from 10AM-4PM. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! In 2020, the galleries and the gift shop will be located at Estelle Stair Gallery - 406 S. Austin St. For more information call 361-729-5519 or visit www.RockportArtCenter.com. ROCKPORT AQUATIC & SKATE PARK is nestled within a 12-acre live oak forest and is open year round. The park houses an 8-lane, heated, 25yard pool and diving area, a whale shaped zero-depth entry children’s pool with slides and sprays, a bath house and a 6,000 square foot modular skate park. (You must be 10 years of age to utilize the skate park.) Adjacent to the aquatic and skate park is a picnic area and playground and also a 1/4 mile nature walk. Located at 2001 Stadium Drive in Rockport by the High School. Call for more information at 361-727-9989

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THE HISTORIC CENTER FOR ARANSAS COUNTY is the blue Victorian style house located at 801 Cedar St. in old Rockport. They open just five years ago but with help from voluteers and the community, they have made huge strides! Come by and you will learn some interesting history of our area. The History Center introduces 3 new exhibits per year with programs presented every other Sunday at 2:00pm, by people knowledgeable in the topic for each exhibit. The Center has also published several books on Aransas County history, which are on sale at the History Center. Please stop by to see our exhibits and attend our programs. During the Spring, Summer and Fall the center also hosts a plant exchange on the second Saturday of each month from 10am-12. Exhibit changes regularly so please check their website often for up and coming shows. Open Saturday from 10AM to 4PM and Sunday 1PM to 4PM. Like them on Facebook and see their website at www.AransasHistoryCenter.org 4 THE BIRDS YOUR SOUTH TEXAS BIRDING HEADQUARTERS invites their birding friends to visit them in downtown Rockport. This is a cool stop for those birders exploring the area. Books and identifiers for birders, updated information about birding tours and trips, bird houses and martin houses, bird feeders of all kinds and much more, including unique birding gifts, wind socks, flags, whirly things and colorful kites! Featured are Dovie Howard’s popular hand painted and embroidered wearable art with bird motifs on Ts, totes and caps. Enjoy the birding photography of Diane Loyd whose images of Rockport birding are in many collections. This unique mother and daughter artist team invites you to enjoy all things birding. Also check out “Diane Loyd’s Hummer House” for rent. Visit on line at www.SaltflatsPhotography.com Find them downtown at 415 South Austin St. #10 in Rockport. 361-790-9700

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ROCKPORT CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICT (RCAD) is the first Cultural District in the Coastal Bend, and is one of only 40 in the State. The Texas Commission on the Arts designated a defined section of The Rockport Heritage District as a State Cultural District (CD) in September 2016. A cultural district is a well-recognized, mixed-use area of a community in which high concentrations of cultural facilities serve as anchors. These districts spotlight and promote areas that represent the city’s culture and encourage economic development and cultural tourism. Events to join in 2019 are the Rockport Center for the Arts’ (RCA) 50th annual Art Festival July 6th & 7th , The Art Center Market every 2nd Saturday of the month, free family Saturdays and early in November, the Rockport Film Festival, local in favor-international in scope, entertains audiences with the best of independent cinema. More information on the Rockport Cultural Arts District is available at: www.RockportCulturalArtsDistrict.com. 4 THE BIRDS YOUR SOUTH TEXAS BIRDING HEADQUARTERS invites their birding friends to visit them in downtown Rockport. This is a cool stop for those birders exploring the area. Books and identifiers for birders, updated information about birding tours and trips, bird houses and martin houses, bird feeders of all kinds and much more, including unique birding gifts, wind socks, flags, whirly things and colorful kites! Featured are Dovie Howard’s popular hand painted and embroidered wearable art with bird motifs on Ts, totes and caps. Enjoy the birding photography of Diane Loyd whose images of Rockport birding are in many collections. This unique mother and daughter artist team invites you to enjoy all things birding. Also check out “Diane Loyd’s Hummer House” for rent. Visit them on line at: www.SaltflatsPhotography.com Find them downtown at 415 South Austin St. #10 in Rockport. 361-790-9700

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MAGNOLIA’S TWO is one of the newest additions to the Rockport Cultural Arts District and a absolute must see store. They have an upscale combination of new and antique treasures with some of the most unique furniture pieces and decor items including lamps, pillows, dinner ware, crystal, artwork, pretties and so much more! Shop often as their stock is ever changing and you will be sure to find items that speak to you. They are open: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 12-4pm. Call for more information at 361-450-1404 Located at 201 S Austin St. Check them out on Facebook

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ATTITUDES & LATITUDES is Rockport’s comfortable stylish clothing for the whole family. There is an amazing assortment of real Hawaiian shirts by PACIFIC LEGEND and TORI RICHARD for the guys. Cool coastal fashions for the gals, including the latest from I CAN TOO and many others. The Children’s Corner, LITTLETUDES, carrying clothing from 0-3 months to teens with brands such as JOYOUS and FREE. Come by and check it out! This is a shop for the whole family to browse. Open: Monday-Saturday 10:30am-5pm. and Sunday 12pm-4pm. Located at 209 S. Austin St. 361-450-8180 NEW BEGINNINGS “Your Favorite Store” offers a wonderful array of gifts, jewelry, candles, fashion accessories home decor, lamps and room accents. You’ll find scarves, hand bags, purse accessories and fashion jewelry as well as unique and original jewelry hand made in Israel by MARIANA. They also have luxurious bath products and wonderful home fragrances from Aromatique, Trapp and Greenleaf. Also check out their signature fragrance to see if it’s “Your Favorite Candle”! Located at 410 S. Austin Street in the Rockport Cultural Arts District. Stop by and see why their customers say “This is my favorite store”! Open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm and Sunday afternoons 12 til 4pm. See their website at: www.YourFavoriteStoreRockport.com or call 361-729-8778

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THE DISH HOUSE by Carman Micheal-Goodgion is one of the newest great additions to Rockport. They carry FIESTA WARE place settings, mugs, platters, serving pieces, bakeware, bowls, pitchers; you name it, they have everything FIESTA! Carman will also be carrying Coastal Decor items Find them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/The Dish House by Carman Micheal-Goodgion. Open: Monday-Saturday 10am6pm and Sunday 11am-4pm. They are located at 115 N. Austin Steet in the Cultural Arts District. Call for more information: 682-432-5123

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GOIN’ COASTAL OUTFITTERS is the newest addition to our downtown shopping! Stop by and shop the "Coolest T-Shirt Shop in Town". It is not just your average T-Shirt Shop, their shirts are designed in house and are uniquely Rockport. They are in love with gulf coast sunsets, puny statements, and everything beachy. Goin' Coastal is a family owned business by Rockport Natives, that strive to make sure your visit to our small town is memorable. You can't leave Rockport without grabbing a scoop of Blue Bell at the Ice Cream Bar inside of Goin' Coastal, and strolling the streets of Historical Downtown Rockport. GC is located at 103 S. Austin St. in the Cultural Arts District. Visit our website for our seasonal hours. www.GoinCoastalTx.com TURQUOISE EAGLE invites you to look over their quality Native American jewelry, pottery, artifacts and accessories. When possible, they obtain work directly from the artist and families, so the selection of work is unique, changing and there are many one of a kind pieces. Works include Navajo, Zuni fetishes and carvings, Mata Ortiz pottery and Pueblo art. There are affordable earrings, bracelets, money clips, rings, necklaces, pendants and key holders. A wonderful selection of authentic Navajo and Pueblo pottery is showcased. A full assortment of smudging and loose ceremony items are available with feathers for dispersing the smoke offering, a variety of incense and incense burners. They also carry a great selection of Native American flutes, drums and vocal CDs. Featured are handcrafted and signed wood flutes by Native American artist Daniel Bigaye. Expert in Native American jewelry cleaning and restoration. 1005 E. Main Street Suite 3 in historic downtown Rockport 361-729-0575

BUSTED POT JUNK MUSEUM and Wells Discount Center is a must stop on your shopping trip in the Cultural Arts District! Whether you are a decorator, collector or just love the unique this is where you find it. Guys, do NOT wait in the car! Browse the bounty of “Man Stuff”! Coastal accessories such as anchors, ships wheels, fishing nets, huge ships ropes and glass buoys are plentiful. Fun beach signs and decorated life rings, beer signs, neon, teak fish, metal fish, college signs; everything you need to decorate. Antiques, books, records, jewelry, china, crystal, inlaid original teal dining sets and side tables, handcrafted metal bar sets and outdoor furniture; you name it, they have it. Located just one block west of Austin Street at 205 S. Magnolia. Open Thursday-Saturday 10AM -5PM.

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CAROLYN’S COLLECTIBLES Browse through Carolyn’s ever changing potpourri of interesting collections of depression glass, jewelry, artwork, antiques, furniture and much more. Owners Jeanie and Carolyn invite you to stop by and visit. Located downtown at 215 S. Austin in Rockport. Open daily. 729-1155

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USED BOOK WAREHOUSE has been family owned and operated since 1971 on Hwy 35 N. in Fulton. It’s a little smaller since the storm but their coming back strong! Stop by and find a treasure house of titles, old and new. There are thousands of books here, from “shoulda‘ read it in the eighth grade” classics to “ripped from today’s headlines” page burners. There is a huge inventory of used books here to serve the reading public in the area. Clean off your bookshelf ... trades are welcome, browsing is encouraged and almost all books are half-off the cover price ... or less. Have your Color and B/W Copies made on their state on the art copying machine. Fax services available. U-Haul trailer rental for big book purchases or cross country jaunts. (Special U-Haul line 727-1529) Open daily from 9 AM and from 10 AM on Sunday. 3801 Hwy 35 N. FAX/PH. 361-729-0437

JEANIE’S JEWELS and CAROLYN’S COLLECTIBLES is an exciting gallery of handmade beaded jewelry with wonderful added finds and treasures. Discover unusual glass, Swarovski crystal, gemstones, seed beads, turquoise, coral and freshwater pearls along with all the supplies you possibly need or want for making your own custom jewelry. Sterling silver is a specialty along with all the tools for crafting beaded jewelry. Classes are offered for those wanting to get in on the fun. Dynamic, Rockport friendly, and definitely full of glittering surprises! Check here for jewelry repairs for your beaded treasures. Browse for Carolyn’s ever changing potpourri of interesting collections of depression glass, jewelry, artwork, antiques, furniture and much more. Owners Jeanie and Carolyn invite you to stop by and visit. Located downtown at 215 S. Austin in Rockport. Open daily. 729-1155

MOORE THAN FEED is the place for all of your animal care needs. Over 20 different in store brands of feed such as Diamond, Zignature, Science Diet, Merrick, Taste of the Wild, Royal Canin, Victor dog food, Chicken Soup, Nutro, Natural Balance, Purina Pro Plan, Canidae, Elevate and more. Now carrying Raw dog food brands such as Primal and USA made treats in a large variety. Special orders can be made on over 100 brands. Supplies for the family pets are here along with bulk, livestock and equine feed for your large animals. Large selection of environment friendly organic insecticides and fertilizers. Bird lovers will love the large assortment of pelleted feeds and mixed seeds for birds along with cages, accessories and toys. You will be wanting to harvest your own fresh eggs when you see their state of the art chicken coops! But if you don’t have the room, no worries. They carry fresh eggs! For your wild friends there is bulk seed, hummingbird feeders and food. Hamsters, gerbils and ferret supplies, cages and accessories. For Lawn & Garden, Farm & Ranch, and Fido back home--this is your full service feed and pet store with friendly service, sound advice ... and Moore! www.MooreThanFeed.com Mon.-Fri. 9 AM til 5 PM and 9 AM til 2 PM on Saturday. 902 W. Market (FM 1069) between Hwy. 35 business and the bypass. 361-729-4909

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SPECHT ART What do you buy the person who has everything? You are sure to please them with a commissioned painting by Ellie Specht of their favorite pet or special place. Check out her acrylic on canvas on Facebook. Email at ellielummus@yahoo. com for more imformation or call at 361-463-1371

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SEW BY THE BAY has gained a wide reputation for having the absolute largest selection of fabric in the area. This is the place for creative sewing types! Owner Darleena Lanier invites you to stop in and find all of your stitching and sewing needs, including quilt kits, patterns and threads. Their fabrics can be used for quilting, home decor and wearables. These include exciting cotton theme fabrics, children, holiday collections and hand-dyed batiks. They have the largest coastal print collection on the coast as well as great textures of flannel and fireside for those comfy quilt projects. For the clothing designer they also have a great collection of rayon batiks, cotton voile and linen. Authorized dealer for JANOME sewing machines. Come in and demo their most popular models. Take advantage of their new larger classroom and receive a discount off entire purchase while there including their sewing machines. Beginning to advanced sewing and quilting classes are available. Let them know when you or your group is visiting Rockport and they will schedule classes that interest you. Friendly, helpful and fun! Visit Darleena’s web-site for front page news, class schedules and seasonal hours. New Location at 2922 FM 1781. Check out their new website at www.SewByTheBay.net or call 361-729-7873 THE BEAD STUDIO Kathleen Hahn welcomes you to Rockport’s One Stop Bead Shop, which has become the Coastal Bends largest supplier of beads and gemstones. The Bead Studio offers beaders a place to hang out, create and socialize with others who share their passion for beading. They provide everything you need for your jewery designs. Offering an eclectic unique selection of beads from Czech glass, gemstones, Swarovski crystal, Delica beads, seed beads, African Trade beads to shells, coral and pearls. They also carry a wide range of findings and supplies. Bring your lunch, snacks and/or a bottle of wine and enjoy Kathleen’s comfortable studio atmosphere with your friends. Open Monday through Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-4pm. She is located at 812 Henderson St. in Live Oak Plaza West. Check her web page often for Classes, Trunk Shows and Events at www.BeadStudioTexas.com and Facebook.com/ BeadStudioTexas or call Kathleen at 361-450-1400 4 THE BIRDS YOUR SOUTH TEXAS BIRDING HEADQUARTERS invites their birding friends to visit them in downtown Rockport. This is a cool stop for those birders exploring the area. Books and identifiers for birders, updated information about birding tours and trips, bird houses and martin houses, bird feeders of all kinds and much more, including unique birding gifts, wind socks, flags, whirly things and colorful kites! Featured are Dovie Howard’s popular hand painted and embroidered wearable art with bird motifs on Ts, totes and caps. Enjoy the birding photography of Diane Loyd whose images of Rockport birding are in many collections. This unique mother and daughter artist team invites you to enjoy all things birding. Also check out “Diane Loyd’s Hummer House” for rent. Visit on line at www. SaltflatsPhotography.com Find them downtown at 415 South Austin St. #10 in Rockport. 361-790-9700 www.Rockport-Guide.com

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MY COASTAL HOME is serving Texas with fine interior design, custom designed furniture, art, accessories and everything you need to decorate your home. They are your one stop design center for your home, condominium or investment property. Owner Judy Smith and her team can help assist you in choosing styles, colors, accent items, rugs, lamps, artwork and whole house decor. They have a knowledgeable staff offering turnkey decoration, delivery and set-up with three locations to better serve you. See their website at www.mycoastalhometx.com. Port Aransas store is located at 1812 State Hwy361 Suite A. 361- 749-2266. Padre Island store is located at 14330 South Padre Island Dr 361- 949-2266. Rockport store location 615 Business Hwy 35 South 361-729-2266. Corpus Christi store location 5017 Saratoga 361-692-2177. All four stores are open Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-6PM.

OH MY! DECK & DOCK now has two stores to serve you better! For your home furnishings and accessories don’t miss Oh My! Located in the Rockport Cultural Arts District. Visit their showroom and your mind will be full of creative ideas to delight your home! Rockport’s store for colorful casual coastal indoor and outdoor furniture. Mike and Liza are your South Texas Patio furniture BERLIN GARDENS dealer. Make your pool side or patio the envy of your friends with furnishings constructed specifically for our South Texas weather. You can find all your decorating needs to make that coastal house, your perfectly designed home. Oh My! Patio store located 3805 Business Hwy 35 South across from Palm Harbor. Call at 361-727-2123 Their downtown store is located at 105 S Austin St. For more information call at 361-450-5152 MAISON is your full-service design and gift store for the Coastal Bend. Customer service is a priority. Come in and browse their beautiful store full of gift and home decor ideas. Designer and Managing Partner, Steve Akin, would love to talk to you about your individual design ideas and needs. Maison can provide you with Architectural and building plans for your new home or remodeling projects. Use the extensive library of fabrics for your reupholstering, window treatments, bedding, and other fabric projects. Custom furnishings, flooring, tile and custom lighting from dozens of sources can help turn your dreams to reality. View Maison at"Maison et Jardin" on www. houzz.com. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 5. Downtown Rockport at 414 South Austin Street. ARANSAS FLOWER COMPANY has been providing the Coastal Bend area with exquisitely designed floral arrangements for decades. The owner, Sandy, and the girls take the time and creativity to make sure you are delighted with your flowers. Brides will be a little less stressed knowing the girls care as much about your flowers being perfect as you do. They will help you choose the perfect flowers to compliment you and your venue. Weddings, Birthdays, Mother’s Day, Prom or ordinary days can be made special with flowers from the Company! Open Monday through Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm. Located at 2106 W. Wheeler Ave. next door to McCoy’s. See their web page at www.AransasFlowerCompany.com and Facebook.com/AransasFlowerCompany or call at 361-758-9191

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THUROCLEAN cleans and treats your deck with UV ray screening protectant and mildecide keeping it looking new and lasting longer. They also clean and preserve your siding, fences, stonework, stucco and patios. Maintenance should be done every two years to keep your property investment in check. Erich started this pressure washing business originally in Rockport 33 years ago before moving it Austin. He has kept his ties in Rockport and is very knowledgeable of the climate and conditions. See his many before and after jobs on his website: AustinDeckCare.com or Call Erich Specht for an estimate 512-680-6842

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MOORE THAN FEED feels just like your hometown farm and ranch store should, with friendly faces and genuine interest in your animals and your garden projects. Tack, hats, gloves, Circle E candles, Fairy Garden items, Corinthian wind chimes, Kinetic Spinner Art, Windsocks and Metal Retro Patio Chairs are featured along with Mexican pots for patio or planting. See their vast selection of Oma’s Choice items; beef jerky, canned fruits and vegetables, popcorn, candy, pickled eggs, pies, etc. This is a great source for local gardening information. Go organic! Green thumb types will find seeds, starts, bedding plants, home and garden potting soils, fertilizers and soil conditioners. Large selection of organic and natural insecticides and fertilizers for local pests like mosquitos, fleas, flies and woolly worms. If you are planning a pond, or trying to care for one, there are ornamental accents and bio-friendly treatments for water and fish to keep your pond healthy ... Look at the “disappearing water” fountains. Explore the special outside landscaped area and you will see actual vegetable and ornamental plants that grow well in our south Texas climate. Stop in and visit! www. MooreThanFeed.com Mon.-Fri. 9 AM til 5 PM and 9 AM til 2 PM Saturday. 902 W. Market (FM 1069) between Hwy 35 business and the bypass. 729-4909 MS. SALLY’S GARDENING is making Rockport beautiful one bed at a time. Sally is a Gardener/Weeding Specialist. We all want to drive up and admire our landscaped yards but who has the time or the inclination? SALLY does! Located at 707 S. Church St. For information and estimates email: sspecht64@yahoo.com or call: 361-790-6614

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GULF SHORE FINANCE With more than 35 years as both a mortgage broker and a real estate broker, Linda will go to work for you and research products custom fit to your specific residential loan needs. Put your mortgage in the hands of an experienced professional. For your personalized PreQualification consultation, stop by the office in the Fulton Pointe Professional Building on the Beach Road near the entrance to Key Allegro. Linda specializes in both conforming and jumbo lending, Government, construction loans, USDA and lot loans ... We will get it done! 621 S. Fulton Beach Rd. Suite 150. Cell: 361-790-3862 Office: 361-727-1234 KEY ALLEGRO REAL ESTATE is a full service real estate broker offering professional assistance for buyers and sellers in the Coastal Bend. Whether you are looking for homes, land, condos or commercial properties, their experienced agents are here to serve you. They are open seven days a week. Just over the Key Allegro Bridge at 1798 Bay Shore Dr. Visit on line at www.KeyAllegro.com Email: sales@keyallegro.com, or call 361-729-2333 or 800-348-1627 LUCE PROPERTIES / KEY ALLEGRO COASTAL is in their new building after Hurricane Harvey! Come by and visit. They have over 200 years of waterfront sales and rental real estate experience on Key Allegro and in Rockport. Whether you are looking to buy, vacation rent, or an owner seeking property management these Realtors have the knowledge and experience to service your needs. For more information view their website at www.LucePropertiesOfRockport.com or www.LuceVacationRentals.com Office is located on beautiful Key Allegro at 1809 Bay Shore Drive in Rockport, Texas. 361-729-9161

DRIFTWOOD RV PARK is just three blocks from the bay in historic Fulton, nestled in the shady old live oaks. They have full hookups, pullthrough sites, an active clubouse, laundry room, showers and a pool make this a great stop for short or long stays any time of year. It is a winter Texan favorite, and the perfect Rockport summer vacation headquarters. Stop by and meet their managers Kevin and Gerry Moore. They are Texas friendly and the kind of Park when you come for a visit you will want to stay a lifetime. Conveniently located on the corner of Hwy. 35 N. and Mesquite St. in Fulton and within walking distance to Fulton Beach Road restaurants and shopping. Groups welcome. 361-729-2452

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BAHIA VISTA RV PARK & CAMPGROUND is one of the best year ‘round vacation spots on the peninsula. Located on the bluffs above Copano Bay, and on the site of one of the area’s first settlements, there are full hookups and pull-thru sites in the shade of beautiful old oaks. They also offer furnished cabins! The park features a clubhouse and game room and a famous boardwalk down to the private fishing pier and boat area. Amenities include free WiFi at every site, cable TV, a seasonal pool, clean showers and a laundry room. Popular with summer vacationers and winter visitors both, the park is just minutes from Rockport and Fulton and all local attractions and services. Discover a unique setting in one of the Gulf Coast’s most charming communities! Located at 5801 Loop 1781 Rockport. Book your RV spot at www. BahiaVistaRV.com or call 361-729-1226

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PELICAN BAY RESORT is “Rockport-Fulton’s most unique family friendly resort facility” offering some of the finest accommodations in Rockport-Fulton, Texas! They feature free-standing Cozy cottages and pool side mini-suites nestled among the shady live oaks for which the Rockport-Fulton area is famous. In addition to the charming cottages and mini-suites, The Pelican Bay Lodge and Villa are available for larger groups such as weddings, family reunions, retreats or business meetings. The resort extends from HWY. 35 down to beautiful Aransas Bay featuring a private pier, pool, hot tub and clubhouse. Daily, weekly and monthly rentals available. Pets welcome by arrangements. Reservations can be made on their website: www.PelicanBayResort.com or call: 361-729-7177 or toll free: 866-729-7177 Located at 4206 N. Hwy 35 in Fulton

LUCE PROPERTIES / KEY ALLEGRO COASTAL has over 200 years of waterfront sales and rental real estate experience on Key Allegro and in Rockport. Whether you are looking to buy, vacation rent, or an owner seeking property management these Realtors have the knowledge and experience to service your needs. For more information view their website at www. LucePropertiesOfRockport.com or www.LuceVacationRentals.com Office is located on beautiful Key Allegro at 1809 Bay Shore Drive in Rockport, Texas. 361-729-9161 KEY ALLEGRO REAL ESTATE Key Allegro Rentals offers privately owned residences for weekend, short term or long term rentals. All properties are fully furnished and range from luxury homes to condominiums and most are on the water. Bring a good book, your fishing gear, bathing suit, sunscreen, a healthy appetite and a laid-back attitude to enjoy all that Rockport has to offer. Just over the Key Allegro Bridge at 1798 Bay Shore Dr. Visit on line at www.KeyAllegro.com Email: rentals@keyallegro.com, or call 361-729-2333 or 800-348-1627

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THE RETREAT HOUSE is a 5,300 sq. ft. home sitting on five tree filled acres with a small pond. The house sleeps 16 and features a 1400 sq. ft. activity room with 20 five foot tables, adjustable chairs, great lighting. For Quilters, Crafters and Artists. There are display and design walls, 3 ironing and 3 cutting stations, individual surge protectors, wonderful light. A unique spot for an Arts & Crafts Retreats of all types! Get together with your crafting friends or family and make plans to stay at one of the best Retreat Facility in Texas! Check out their website at www. TheRetreatHouse.com. Call Darleena and make reservations for your special Retreat. 281-899-1518

ANTHONY’S by the SEA is a delightful bed and breakfast nestled under the shade of the actual live oak where General Taylor camped. Secluded, yet conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Rockport shopping, museums and the harbor. Visitors will find elegant accommodations in the main guest house along with the other spacious suites. Beautifully landscaped grounds are very coastal with sparkling pool, spacious lawn and large patio. Your visit to Anthony’s includes gourmet breakfast served in the dining area or on the patio where other guests might well be hummingbirds or squirrels playing. Catered dinners and parties a specialty! Children and pets are welcome by arrangement. www.AnthonysbytheSea.com Under the historic oaks at 732 S. Pearl St. 800460-2557 or 361-729-6100

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ANITA DIEBEL STUDIO is an active working studio in Downtown Rockport Located across from the edge of Rockport Harbor it is a gathering place for artists and art lovers. The welcoming space is filled with light and creative energy, inviting visitors to enjoy art in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. THE GALLERY AT ANITA DIEBEL STUDIO presents the work of guest artists while showcasing Diebel’s diverse work. Classes, workshops and special events combine to keep the studio fresh and energetic. Relax on the front courtyard with plein aire painters, or chat with artists as they paint and sketch in the studio. The Gallery at Anita Diebel Studio is #1 on the Rockport Art Loop; an event that offers nine openings annually in conjunction with other downtown galleries and art venues. Look for the bright red arbor at 111 North Austin Street. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and “When I’m There”. Call at 361 557 1278 or email: anitadiebelstudio@gmail.com . Check our her websites at www.anitadiebel. com - Anita Diebel Art on Face Book - Anita Diebel Studio on Instagram THE GIFT SHOP at Rockport Center for the Arts carries original, handmade gifts crafted by artists who are members of the organization. Shoppers can find jewelry, pottery, textiles, prints, glass, fine porcelain, knitted goods, books, greeting cards seasonal merchandise and more. Proceeds from sales sustain and nurture the charming coastal community of Rockport and the artists that live here. Stop by and pick out a one-of-akind masterpiece today! The Gift Shop is open Mon-Sat from 10AM-4PM. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Visit www.RockportArtCenter.com or for more information call 361-729-5519. New location 106 S. Austin St.

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SAZON “JEWELER by the SEA” has made it back like a “Phoenix rising from the ashes” after Harvey destroyed his previous studio. Stop by and visit with Ruben “Sazon”. You will no doubt find him working on one of his original unique pieces of jewelry or painting one of his beloved Whooping Cranes. Sit with Sazon and have a one of a kind piece designed especially for you! Or choose from many of his ready made designs, such as his renowned SOUL MATE ring. Located at: 213 S Austin St in the Cultural Arts District. Call for more information on hours 361-205-7226 SALT FLATS GALLERY/DIANE LOYD PHOTOGRAPHY invites their wildlife friends to visit them in downtown Rockport and enjoy the photography of Diane Loyd. Her once in a lifetime, captivating birding images are in many collections and over 100 of Diane’s photos have been published. Home of the famous Whooping Crane photos of the “Lobstick twins”... Canvas and prints are available of wildlife, birds, and marine images. This is a gallery that invites you to enjoy all things birding and Coastal. Photo commissions are welcome. Also check out “Diane Loyd’s Hummer House” for rent. Visit on line at www.SaltflatsPhotography.com Find them downtown at 415 South Austin St. #10 in Rockport. 361-288-2752 WIND WAY GALLERY under the bright blue awning, presents outstanding work by professional fine artists in a warm, intimate setting. The gallery is a showcase for these local artists who are hometown favorites as well as state and national exhibitors. The gallery artists are June Ainsworth, Angalee DeForest, Susan Forrest, Lorrie Harrington, Sally Mitchell, Cherry Morrill, Genie Mysorski, Sandy Reese, Rebecca Bridges Rice and Betty Shamel. Wind Way Gallery proudly represents work by internationally renowned sculptor Kent Ullberg, beautiful one of a kind jewelry by Diane Johnson and Martha Berkebile, hand-carved birds by Jimmy Stutz and original cards by Susie Bracht Black. Works by occasional guest artists add to the flavor that makes Wind Way a favorite of serious art lovers and visitors to the coast. Visit them at 203 S. Austin Street in downtown Rockport, online at http://www.WindWayGallery.com or on Facebook. You can call at 361-790-8331 or email: windwayart@gmail.com

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FRAME of MINE has been THE place for custom framing in Rockport for a number of years. Find great selection of limited edition collector prints and original artwork by some of the best known artists in South Texas here. Ms. Harriet is famous for bringing just the right touch to showing off your artwork ... Custom framing is an art in itself and your project and personal tastes are guaranteed individual attention. Sporting art includes the latest prints by John Dearman and John Cowan as well as unique pieces from private collections. Resale art finds include early works by Steve Russell, Evelyn Adkinson and Al Barnes among others. Artists featured include Marilyn Herzik, Betty Fletcher, Teresa Justice, Randy McGovern, Hal McCaskill and many more. Be sure to check out the wonderful and colorful coastal fish and birds in metal, perfect for accents either indoors or out. A cozy and fun gallery stuffed with a great selection of coastal art and artistic gifts. Closed Sunday and Mondays. Just off Austin Street on Wharf St. next to the Pilot newspaper office. 361-729-0967

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STEVE RUSSELL is a native Rockport artist well known for his coastal scenes of the Texas Coast. Steve captures the simplicity, natural beauty and tranquility of the vanishing Texas Gulf Coast fishing communities with a durable clarity. His work has expanded with scenes of his travels of United States and Europe. He has originals, Giclee prints on canvas and archival paper in sizes from 8 x 10 in up to 30 x 40 in. Many of the prints have been individual enhanced by the artist’s hand which makes them each one of a kind. Visit Steve’s website to see some of his amazing artwork at www.SteveRussellArt.com and call Steve for inquiries on pricing, sizes or to make an appointment at 361-205-0118 JOHN MARTELL PHOTOGRAPHY is located in the newly remodeled Merchants Square Building after Hurricane Harvey in the heart of downtown Rockport and features the awardwinning photography of John Martell. For images that truly capture the charm and feel of the coast, look no further than John Martell Photography! John’s stunning photos are exquisitely printed on canvas, metal and glass in a wide variety of sizes. The gallery also features a beautiful collection of unique drink coasters, all with John’s distinctive images of Rockport printed on them. Quality and tastefulness are the hallmarks of this exciting new gallery. Please visit online at www. johnmartellphotography.com or stop by Merchants Square at 302 S. Austin St., downtown Rockport. 361-729-8000

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ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS will enter its 51st the Rockport Art Loop is a walkable, al year of operation in 2020. The Art Center was located in the fresco art experience in the heart of downblue Victorian house at Rockport Harbor near Rockport Beach town Rockport, featuring 9 gallery openings, 9 Saturdays a year from 4-7 PM. In 2020. . Park. On August of 2017, the facility suffered catastrophic For more information visit damage due to Hurricane Harvey’s direct impact on Rockport. www.rockportartcenter.com/art-loop Inspiring exhibitions, an annual Artist-in-Residence program and traveling exhibits are part of the repertoire the community and its visitors have come to expect. The many activities of the Art Center still attract 40,000 visitors per year. This spring, the Rockport Tour of Artist Studios will allow visitors to see some of the most unique artist studios in Rockport’s storied art colony, and allow patrons to learn about a variety of mediums, techniques, and add to their own art collections by dealing directly with artists. In the summer, the Rockport Art Festival, a 51 year tradition, makes Rockport the place to be July 4th weekend. More than 10,000 people attend each year to enjoy music, food and artwork from over 130 of the best artists from around the United States. In November, the Rockport Film Festival, local in favor-international in scope, entertains audiences with the best of independent cinema. Workshops, classes, and mentoring from established local artists are part of a well-crafted art education program. For decades children have enjoyed free, high caliber art education year-round through ArtSpace Summer Art Camp and Free Family Saturdays. Since Hurricane Harvey, not a single program or event has been canceled. In fact, new programs and events have been added, such as the Rockport Art Loop (a monthly downtown gallery walk) featuring 10 galleries. A full calendar of exhibitions and programs is in place for 2020 and 2021. A worldclass sculpture garden featuring works by Kent Ullberg, and the late Jesus Moroles among others have accentuated the Art Center since 2000, making it one of the most prestigious showcases for fine art in South Texas. Some of the sculptures sustained damages during the storm, yet none were lost, and the conservation which started in 2017 has been completed. The Sculpture Garden is located at 902 Navigation Circle, near the site of the old facility. The Art Center is open Mon-Sat from 10AM-4PM. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! In 2020, the galleries and the gift shop will be located at Estelle Stair Gallery - 406 S. Austin St. For more information call 361-729-5519 or visit www.RockportArtCenter.com.

CRAB-N SEAFOOD RESTAURANT has a brand new building with added deck for sunset views. Evjoy the same great iconic dining, as before the storm, in the Rockport area. Southern Living calls it ...”memorable”; Texas Monthly...”Impressive”; San Antonio Express...”Worth the trip to the Coast all on it’s own”. The menu features a variety of the best local seafood, choice hearty beef and chicken dishes.Enjoy famous and distinctive entrees like Crab Cakes with Crab and Butter-Cream Sauce, Crab Stuffed Flounder, Crab and Shrimp Bisque (Texas Monthly called it “Impressive”) or any of the outstanding daily specials. Order the fresh catch of the day or bring in your own fillets to be blackened, grilled sauteed, broiled or fried with all the fixings. Award winning recipes served daily from 5PM...It’s the talk of Texas! Full bar offers wine, beer or your favorite cocktail. Come by boat and tie up behind the restaurant! Reservations accepted at www.Crab-NRestaurant@icloud.com Located just off the Intercoastal Canal at City by the Sea, Hwy35 S between Rockport and Aransas Pass. 361-758-2371

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THE RACK PUB and EATERY is one of Rockports newest restaurant and pubs just south of town serving burgers, pizza, wings and sandwiches. Made fresh to order custom pizzas with a variety of toppings for you to select. Start with an appetizer of fried pickles, onion strings, chips and salsa, loaded fries or their specialty nachos topped with your choice of chicken or pulled pork. They serve a delicious barbecue meat platter with all the trimmings or have that meat piled high in a sandwich with onion strings and pickles. You must try their chili in a bread bowl on these cooler evenings. If you are eating light, soup and gourmet salads are on the menu. With a great selection of burgers, wings and sanchwiches you will not be disappointed. Top that meal off with dessert or your favorite hot, cold, or blended espresso of Seattles Best. Open: SUN-THURS 11am12am and FRI-SAT 11am-2am. Check out their website at www.theRackTx.com or Facebook. Located at 3817 Hwy S 35 across from City by the Sea. Call for to-go orders or catering questions at 361-386-2540

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POP’S TAVERN & CAFE is Rebuilt and remodeled after Hurricane Harvey and is nicer thn ever! It’s located just over the Copano Causeway in Lamar and recently voted “Coastal Living” Texas Dives Choice. A favorite local hangout with friendly downhome atmosphere and country cookin’... home of the famous Captain Jack Burger. Try their new specialty burgers; Smoked Gouda, Mafia and Caliente! or spice it up a bit with a Blackened Gator dinner. They also have all you can eat catfish and fried oyster and specials on shrimp and grits. Enjoy salads, tasty appetizers, fresh seafood, ribeyes and more. South Texas friendly and unique Lamar hospitality makes this a favorite meal stop and the perfect cool sit down for cruising bikes, fishermen, kayakers and bird watchers. THE favorite stop for the outdoor crowd on their way to or from fishing or hunting ... or on their way home from the coast. Also a good place to meet many of the local fishing guides. Serving lunch & dinner every day. Open at 11:00 AM. Don’t miss the GUMBO PALOOZA held here on the second Sunday in June. JUNE 14th! 202 Park Rd. 13 in Lamar on the way to Goose Island State Park. 361-729-2862

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LOS COMALES RESTAURANT & AGAVE ROOM is a Mexican food eatery with all the classics, plus signature fried avacados and their famous frozen Margaritas! Knowned for their Beef Fajitas, you must try the Wednesday night special. Craving seafood with a Latin flair? Enjoy the La Marleigh, El Pescador, La Bahia platter or your choice of many more from light spicy lemon sauce to cream based with shrimp or fish. The Agave Room has a full bar featuring 40 different Tequilas for the connoisseur. Located just North of the intersection of Market St. and Highway 35 S at 431 Highway 35 S. Open 11AM til 9PM Daily except Closed Tuesday. with the Agave room Open till Midnight. 361-729-3952 ROCKPORT DAILY GRIND is a Hurricane Harvey survivor! Newly remodeled, this coffee bar with personality adds local flavor to your mornings and afternoons. Mosey up to the bar for a cup of their specialty roasted signature coffee blends such as Coastal Live Oak, Sandy Bottom Pecan, Rockport Strong or the Copano Sunset Decaf. On offer are gourmet lattes, cold brews, frappes and flavored iced teas, along with a delicious assortment of sandwiches, homemade baked goods and yummy snacks. Try the quiche--a real treat the locals can’t get enough of--made fresh daily! Beat the heat by staying in the air conditioning or enjoy the soothing sounds of the courtyard fountain under the shade of an umbrella. Now renting this unique venue for events. Check the website at www.RockportDailyGrind.com and like their Facebook page, or send them an email: rockportdailygrind@ yahoo.com. Rockport Daily Grind is located at Merchant’s Square in the Rockport Cultural Arts District, 302 S. Austin St., on the corner of Wharf and Austin. Hours: 7 AM to 3 PM Tuesday to Saturday. 361-230-1895 OUR APPLE DUMPLING DELI, a Rockport favorite since 2001, offers a variety of fresh food choices to include gourmet deli sandwiches on a variety of fresh baked breads, garden fresh salads and savory homemade soups. It is the perfect venue to enjoy a relaxing lunch, hold business meetings and social get togethers or in a hurry, place a to go order for a fresh made meal on a busy workday. Reserve their private room, the Magnolia Cove, for gatherings, meetings or celebrations for up to 30 people. TO GO ORDERS welcome and free delivery to downtown businesses. See their menu at http:// www.AppleDumplingDeli. com/menu. Open 11AM until 2:30PM Monday-Saturday Located just one block off of Austin St. at 114 N. Magnolia in downtown Rockport. Call in TO GO orders at 361-729-8433

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GOIN’ COASTAL OUTFITTERS is the newest addition to our downtown shopping! Stop by and shop the "Coolest T-Shirt Shop in Town". It is not just your average T-Shirt Shop, their shirts are designed in house and are uniquely Rockport. They are in love with gulf coast sunsets, puny statements, and everything beachy. Goin' Coastal is a family owned business by Rockport Natives, that strive to make sure your visit to our small town is memorable. You can't leave Rockport without grabbing a scoop of Blue Bell at the Ice Cream Bar inside of Goin' Coastal, and strolling the streets of Historical Downtown Rockport. GC is located at 103 S. Austin St. in the Cultural Arts District. Visit our website for our seasonal hours. www.GoinCoastalTx.com

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STEER BURGER GRILL & GRUB has Steakhouse flavor on a Burger budget! A mobile restaurant experience like no other with easy take out or inside dinning. All burgers are a 1/4 of fresh ground chuck with their special blend of seasonings and chargrilled over mesquite with more combinations than you can imagine. You can also order from a variety of chicken burgers or Hot Dogs that are made with Hebrew National all beef. Once you eat here you will be hooked! Open: 11am-7pm TuesdayThursday. Located just 5.95 miles south of town at 4407 Hwy35. Call in your order at 361-450-6740

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFE serves better-for-you smoothies, salads, wraps, sandwiches and flatbreads. Stop by and try the fan favorite Island Green or Sunrise Sunset. Located at 2355 State Highway 35 N. next to the AT&T store in front of Walmart. In a hurry? Order ahead, skip the line and earn rewards through the Tropical Rewards App.

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PARADISE KEY DOCKSIDE BAR & GRILL has rebuilt/ remodeled and is one of the coolest places in town with great food and great views of Aransas Bay and the Intercoastal Waterway. The whole family will enjoy watching the boats and fishermen coming in from a day on the Bay. Paradise shrimp is a favorite, but the menu features choice steaks, seafood sandwiches, crisp salads, and home style desserts. Unique appetizers, grilled choices, pasta, fresh fish ‘n chips, crab cakes, along with the Catch of the Day are featured. This is a popular stop for both visitors and locals with cool and comfortable inside dining or outside shaded deck on the water. Full bar with live music is comfortable and breezy with all of your drink favorites and a great place to while away a Rockport afternoon. Serving lunch and dinner ... watch the board for fresh seafood specials. Childrens menu. To-Go orders welcome. Party Here! ... To book your private party or arrange for catering your event, contact Jim at www.RockportGrill.com. Open From 11 AM until 9PM or later. 165 Cove Harbor North. 361-729-6000

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POOR MAN’S COUNTRY CLUB BAR & GRILL is the perfect place to enjoy views of jet skis and kayakers in Little Bay. The spacious cedar interior invites you to sit a spell and catch up with your favorite team on one of the many TV screens. Burgers, baskets and appetizers are served ... fried shrimp, shrimp taco basket, juicy cheeseburgers, stuffed jalapenos and much more. High rollers can get their picture on the wall by ordering the Famous $100 Hamburger! Don’t forget to check out “The Player’s Club” on the upper deck offering cool breezes and great views of Rockport Beach. They have Wi-Fi, the NFL ticket, SEC and Big 10 Network with plenty of parking! Let’s all meet at “the Club”! FULL BAR. Open Sun-Tues 11AM-12AM Kitchen closes 10PM. Thurs-Sat 11AM-12AM and kitchen11PM. www.PoormansCountryClub.com 1009 Hwy 35 North across from Little Bay. 361-729-7667

SHEMPY’S GRILL is celebrating 10 years because it is one of those coastal friendly places that encourages you to relax and sit a spell. Bring your own beer or wine and enjoy indoor or outdoor dining on the screened in patio. Great burgers, salads, po-boys and seafood are served ... Try the Sliders on Kaisers or some of their famous bread pudding. Seafood platters, tasty grilled fish, seafood specials and Bait Buckets fill out the menu and there is a kid’s menu for those under ten. This is the place to stop after a hard day on the flats and there is plenty of room for boats in the parking lot. BYOB. And bring your fillets and they’ll cook ‘em up for you. Watch for famous lunch specials! Open Tuesday thru Saturday for Lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday. Located just across from Palm Harbor at 3913 Hwy. 35 S toward Aransas Pass. 361-727-0019

LEGEND’S MUSIC VENUE is a newly remodeled edition to the Rockport/Fulton night scene. Dance to live bands Friday & Saturday, DJ’s and Karaoke from all over on their full size dance floor. They have a full service bar and daily specials. Full size pool tables are available. Events are listed on their facebook page. Check them out regularly! Get your Dance on at Legend’s! After a night of entertainment, feel free to ask the bartender to have the bus drive you and your friends home. Located 3720 Hwy 35 N. in Fulton. Open Daily 2pm-2am. Closed Tuesday. Call at 361-729-0720

THE SUGAR SHACK invites you to have a good time in one of Fulton’s favorite gathering places. Watch the game on the big screen! Something for everybody, whether you are just stopping in for a cold one or planning your next karaoke idol win. Pool tables, drink specials, friendly bartenders and a breezy coastal atmosphere makes the Sugar Shack a great place to meet and greet! There’s always something fun going on. Don’t be shy, drop by! The Sugar Shack bus is available to customers for home pick up and delivery. Bar open every day from 11 AM til 2 AM. 106 Fulton Beach Rd. across from the harbor. See you at the Sugar Shack! 361-790-9000

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LIGHTHOUSE LIQUORS offers an eclectic selection of wines, fun champagnes for any occasion and the most unique collection of liqueurs in the area. There is an amazing selection here and customer service is 5 star! Find a myriad of hand crafted Tequilas and exotic rums in the “Party Shack”. Gourmet foods from smoked tenderloin to delicious blended cheeses will delight your taste buds! And don’t forget to browse the specialty barware, RADA Cutlery, unique gift ideas along with great greetimg cards and much more! Conveniently located in the Live Oak Plaza next to Popeye’s. Stop in and get acquainted! Open from 10 AM until 9 PM Monday through Saturdays. 361-729-8500

ROCKPORT MAIL CENTER has been Rockport’s premier Business and Shipping HQ for over 35 years! Offering FedEx, DHL, UPS and US Mail services; they do more every day. The Friendly Staff will expertly pack your shipment to ensure it arrives in great shape; whether it be Toys for the Grandkids, Mom’s Antique China or Fine Art! They have Private Mail Boxes with 24/7 secure access, can be your shipping address for secure package receiving, and can Forward your mail to where ever you are. They provide Notary, Copy, Fax, Scan, Print, Laminate, Typing, and Gift Wrap services; carry Postage Stamps, unique Greeting Cards and Gifts. Use their Computer Work Station (complete with MS Office, internet access and printers) to do some work or check e-mail. Open: M-F: 8 AM - 4:50 PM and Sat: 9 AM 12:50 PM. Located: 1919 Hwy 35 N. in Rockport. Web: www.RockportMailCenter.com Fax: 361-0924 Phone: 361-729-5353

THUROCLEAN cleans and treats your deck with UV ray screening protectant and mildecide keeping it looking new and lasting longer. They also clean and preserve your siding, fences, stonework, stucco and patios. Maintenance should be done every two years to keep your property investment in check. Erich started this pressure washing business originally in Rockport 33 years ago before moving it Austin. He has kept his ties in Rockport and is very knowledgeable of the climate and conditions. See his many before and after jobs on his website: AustinDeckCare.com or Call Erich Specht for an estimate 512-680-6842 MS. SALLY’S GARDENING is making Rockport beautiful one bed at a time. Sally is a Gardener/Weeding Specialist. We all want to drive up and admire our landscaped yards but who has the time or the inclination? SALLY does! Located at 707 S. Church St. For information and estimates email: sspecht64@yahoo.com or call: 361-790-6614

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ROCKPORT AUTO CLINIC should be first on your list if you have car problems or just need some maintenance. Tune ups and Oil changes, Alignments, Computerized Diagnostics, AC and Electrical systems, Transmission flushes, Belts and Hoses, Engine Warning lights and much more. They are professional ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified mechanics with a friendly knowledgeable staff. Most jobs are same day service and their waiting area is clean and comfortable with WiFi. Ladies can feel secure in the fact that they are honest and will not be charging for unneeded work. They can provide “Car Care One” financing for those unexpected break downs. Stop in and get acquainted. Conveniently located 210 E.Cornwall St. north of Market on Business Hwy. 35 across from Our Family Kitchen. www. RockportAutoClinic.com 361-790-5055 www.Rockport-Guide.com


ELECTRIK BEACH SUN & SPA is your one stop spot to refresh and look your best. Their newly expanded facility brings even more pampering services! Have that summer look with a few minutes in one their tanning beds or have a perfect spray tan. Have your manicure and pedicure done in their exclusive “BLUE LAGOON PEDICURE ROOM”. Immerse yourself in the soft blue lighting and melt into the peaceful visuals and sounds of nature on the large screen as their exceptional technicians take you on a pedicure journey like you’ve never experienced before. Plan your day with a Massage, Wax and Sugar Scrub. Ask them about Preferred Customer Cards. Look for them on Facebook. Located at 2804 HWY 35 N. in Harbor Oaks Shopping Center. Call for an appointment at 361-729-4065 COASTAL BODY CONTOURING by Peggy is our local Body Wrapping spa providing "Wellness from Within". They preform Ion Cleanse, Peppermint Seaweed Wrap, LA Mineral Wrap, and Deluxe Infrared Mineral Wrap. Peggy is extremely knowledgeable and can guide you on what application is best suited for you. Lose those inches quickly in a safe healthy manner! Located at 810 Henderson, Unit 2 in the Live Oak Center. For more information see her website: www. CoastalBodContouring.com or call Peggy at 361-727-6266 MAMMOTH TRAINING CENTER * KICKBOXING * STRENGTH & CONDITIONING * MUAY THAI * Group classes for all skill levels, adults and children 5+(Private sessions available by appointment). We seek to enhance the quality of life in our community through our diverse and affordable fitness programs that are administered by our well-trained staff. It is our highest priority that regardless of experience, skill set or athletic ability, each individual is comfortable in their training environment. Equipment and apparel available for purchase; Multiple training programs for men, women and children; Private lessons available; Locally owned and operated. Open 6 days a week. For class schedule visit www.MammothTrainingCenter.com At their post Havrey location at 410 W. Market St. in Rockport 361-463-6682

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