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Calendar ................................................................ 4 Boating ........................................................................5 Fishing & Hunting....................................................6-7 Family Fun........................................................... 8-9 Shopping ......................................................... 10-12 Hobbies & Books................................................. 12-13 Home and Garden ................................................ 14 RV Parks ....................................................................14 Where to Stay............................................................15 Real Estate & Services .................................... 15-18 Pet Care......................................................................19 Antiques ............................................................. ..20 Galleries .......................................................... 21-23 Restaurants ..................................................... 24-27 Gourmet and Specialties............................................28 Services ................................................................ 29 Port Aransas ..................................................... .....30 ABOUT the COVER: "Against the Grain " is painted by renowned artist Caro T. Jackson. Having grown up in an artistic family in Ft. Worth, she was always exposed to art at a very young age and it has remained a major focus in her life. She attended extensive workshops and is drawn to the Impressionistics and loves experimenting with color. Caro says, "I find the rhythm in my brushstrokes and my colors tend to mimic the brightest in nature." Rockport Art Center Merit Artist 2013 and showing in exhibitions, Rockport Art Center's West Texas Nine Perspectives" and "Seven Views of Texas", UNT Health Science Center Atrium Gallery the past 5 years and Ft. Worth's "Art in the City" are just a few of her accomplishments. The featured artist is currently represented by Wind Way Gallery at 203 S. Austin St. in downtown Rockport (361)790-8331 and also Carter Bowden Antiques in Ft. Worth.

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KEY ALLEGRO MARINA is one of the few marinas in the country to receive Quimby’s Cruising Guides’ highest rating of Five Anchors. Awarded the Texas Marina of the Year, the marina complex offers complete services with restaurant and bar, showers, laundry, full service fuel dock offering quality ValvTect fuels, ship’s store, and pump station. Covered and uncovered slips are available, some with electric lifts. Transient slips are available, but popular ... call ahead for reservations. Boaters and fishermen will find most maintenance needs and weekend comforts in the ship store along with essential marine supplies--tackle, fuel, ice, bait, charts, clothing ... including fishing T’s, Sperry Topsiders, Tommy Bahama, Hook and Tackle, Bamboo Cay Sportswear, and Maui Jim sunglasses. Located at 37 Mazatlan, just off Bayshore in Key Allegro. www.KeyAllegroMarina.com Open daily in the summer and closed Monday during winter. 361-729-8264

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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

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2016 Babes on the Bay Largest Redfish Laramie Starr

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 361-455-0510 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

RAFTER “T” TAXIDERMY Owner Marty Gilchrest 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 experience and skill and will have them ready for you in a timely fashion. Open Monday- Saturday. Come by and check out his gallery of local and exotic animal mounts. Marty is an artist in his profession. Located at 1117 W. Market. 361-205-5150

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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 skiff 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 or 361-729-8237 CAPT. AERICH OLIVER welcomes you aboard for some great Floundering. He is a patient and experienced fisherman; don’t let his age fool you! He was raised in Rockport fishing darn near from birth with his grandfather, longtime local fishing guide Capt. Charlie Newton. Fun and fish being the key to your floundering trip! Flounder the unique flats of Rockport, Copano and the surrounding areas. Novice and experienced fishermen alike will enjoy the 22 foot Boat Right custom floundering boat with plenty of gigging room. Individual or Groups welcome. Call Capt. Oliver and schedule your Rockport floundering adventure! 361-729-8220

WATERLOO ROD COMPANY is located just up the road in Victoria, Texas. They know what you need to catch fish on the Texas Gulf Coast. Each rod is individually crafted with the quality and precision that can never be matched by mass production rods. Might as well fish with the best! Gear up like a pro at TACKLE TOWN in Rockport, ROY’S in Corpus and SALTWATER LINE in Port A. Check out their website at www.WaterlooRods.com

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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

NEW RANCH OUTFITTERS provides an outdoor experience for the whole family and memories for a lifetime! They are located in the northern end of the South Texas Brush Country. Whether you are looking to harvest your first deer, hog, turkey or javalina or your best animal to date, they would love to make it happen for you! Under strict game management the 3892 acres New ranch with 300 acres of river bottom in Whitsett and the 2800 acre Fannin ranch of coastal prarie and river bottom in Victoria are currently at Level 3 of the MLD Program. They can accomidate individuals or large groups with exceptional personal service, abundant animals and will design hunts around your style of hunting, whether it be brush or river bottom. To book your trip see their website at www.NewRanchOutfitters.com. or contact Chris Bethune at 361-876-0028 or Rick Myers at 361-850-0880

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AQUARIUM AT ROCKPORT HARBOR is located just behind the Rockport Center for the Arts at the edge of the harbor. The Aquarium is a great place for the whole family to visit and learn about their unique coastal environment. Different tanks hold crabs, red drum, seahorses and much more. You will see what is common in the waters surrounding Live Oak Peninsula as well as a few surprises, such as, Marley, the honeycomb eel and the lionfish. Marley really enjoys swimming around his tank for visitors. It’s almost as though he is showing off! The Education Center, offers movies and activities. There are nautical artifacts, shell collections as well as an Aquarium store where souvenirs may be purchased. The Aquarium is open to the public, free of charge year round daily from 1 PM. till 4 PM. Closed Tues. and Wed. Also pet friendly. The Aquarium is also available for special tours by request. Get involved! Become a Member of the Aquarium or become a Volunteer. Friend them on Facebook! For more information visit on line at www.RockportAquarium.com ...Admission is FREE!

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 THE HISTORIC CENTER FOR ARANSAS COUNTY is the blue Victorian style house located at 801 Cedar St. in old Rockport. They open just three 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. Every 1st Saturday of the month meet at the Gazebo for a plant exchange weather permiting. Exhibit now showing is “TEXAS SETTLERS & THEIR BUILDING: OLD ROCKPORT”. July 22nd starts the exhibit of “FOODWAYS: CULINARY TRADITIONS OF ARANSAS COUNTY” and will be on display till October 1st. October 7th will be the opening of the “ARCHEOLOGY: EARLY PEOPLES” exhibit. Don’t miss the “ROCKPORT-FULTON TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES” on December 2-3rd. Please check their website often for up and coming shows. Open Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 2PM. Like them on Facebook and see their website at www.AransasHistoryCenter.com 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: KICKBOXING- excellent 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 Thaistyle 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 7 days a week. For class schedule visit www.MammothTrainingCenter.com Their open air facility is located across from Rockport Harbor at 115 1/2 N. AUSTIN ST. ROCKPORT (behind KIMMI’S FINE FOODS facing Cornwall) 361-463-6682 SEA & SPRAY has everything you need to get the best out of Rockport with top brands, hot designs and current fashion in shorts, T’s and sunglasses. Men’s casual shirts, long and short sleeve T’s and a full line swim wear for men and women from names like QUIKSILVER, BILLABONG, HURLEY, ROXY and SALT LIFE are featured. Ladies and girls, this is the best selection of swim wear in town with sizes from juniors to ladies 16! Don carries the largest inventory of SANUK sandals in the area! plus a great selection of quality RAINBOW and REEF sandals perfect for lounging year ‘round. LIQUID FORCE wakeboards, towable tubes, ropes, ski vests and accessories. Is the sun blinding you? Owner Don Kimbroough has the answer. OAKLEY and VON ZIPPER sunglasses will make your eyes say ahh! So if you enjoy the coast, whether it’s sunning, surfing, wakeboarding or just styling--stop here. Check out their face book site, Sea and Spray, for new stock and sales! Across from Bakery Cafe Rockport at 202 Hwy 35 N., Rockport. 729-3532 Page 8

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USS LEXINGTON This WWII era aircraft is a National Historic Landmark and one of the top attractions in Texas. And at 910 feet, 33,000 tons and 16 decks, she’s huge! Five self guided tours take you from the Flight and Hangar Decks down to crew living areas and Engine Room. The 3D Mega Theatre, Flight Simulator and Virtual Battle Stations add to the fun and interactive experience. Wear comfy shoes and plan to spend several hours on this historic ship. Open daily at 9AM on North Beach in Corpus Christi (closed Christmas and Thanksgiving days) with Ship’s store, Mess deck and most areas air-conditioned. www.USSLexington.com 800-LADY-LEX

ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS currently in it’s 48th year of operation, is located in the blue Victorian house at Rockport Harbor near Rockport Beach Park. Sophisticated gallery spaces and a world-class sculpture garden featuring works by Kent Ullberg and the late Jesus Moroles accentuate the Art Center, making it one of the most prestigious showcases for fine art in South Texas. The many activities of the Art Center draw forty eight-thousand visitors per year. In the spring, the Tour of Homes allows visitors and patrons to see some of the most unique residences on the Texas coast. In the summer, the Rockport Art Festival is the place to be July 4th weekend. More than 10,000 people attend each year to enjoy music, food and artwork from 120 of the best artists from around the country. Early in November, the Rockport Film Festival entertains audiences with the best of independent cinema from Texas and around the world. Aspiring artists can signup for workshops and classes and receive mentoring from established local artists. Children can enjoy free, high caliber art instruction year-round, including summer camp-ArtSpace and Free Family Saturdays during the school year. There is something for everyone at the Art Center! Visit www.RockportArtCenter.com for more information. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-4pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 361-729-5519 www.rockport-guide.com

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ATTITUDES & LATITUDES & LITTLETUDES BOUTIQUE is Rockport 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, LULU B, KRISTA LEE, and many more. The Children’s Corner, LITTLETUDES, carrying clothing from 0-3 months to teens with brands such as BONNIE JEAN. They also have toys from SANDS ALIVE! Come by and check it out! This is a shop for the whole family to browse. Open daily. Located at 213 South Austin St. 361-729-6338

ALWAYS SUNNY FUDGE and ICE CREAM Step into this decadent shop and taste their fresh Fudge, hand-made, with real cream and butter. The flavors are endless: Chocolate Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Raspberry Cream, Orange Cream, Butter Pecan, Rocky Road, Maple Walnut, Candy Explosion, Chocolate Decadence, Chewy Praline and so many more fun flavors. Free Samples Always! Try the hand dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream in a cup or waffle cone. They have Salt Water Taffy in an array of flavors. Fill a cute little box or bag with any amount you choose. Their gourmet chocolates, Tiger Butter (white chocolate peanut butter), their famous Lemon Bark, Rocky Road and Almond Toffee are to die for. ALWAYS SUNNY EATS is their walk-up window (in the back lot) where they dish out the best Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Loaded Nachos, Frito Pie, Corn Cups and more... Located at 1003 E. Concho St. in Downtown Rockport (corner of Concho and Magnolia, next to Lori’s Book Nook and across from the old HEB). Call Melissa at 361-450-0384

BEACH-TIQUES is one of Rockport’s newest eclectic shops that is a must see! Brighten up your indoor/outdoors with MADMAT rugs. Owner Shirley Black carries a nice selection of hand picked antiques and antique furniture along with artwork, decorative pieces and crosses. Carrying artist Monica, the “SEASIDE GYPSY”, works of upcycled, recycled and junkcycled. Accessorize your yard and patio area with festive yard art, metal sculptures and signs. 508 S. This is that place to find that unique gift for that special person. Located at Austin St in downtown Rockport. Open 7 days a week.: 10-6PM. Call for more information at 361-727-9091 BELLA la RUE BOUTIQUE in the Harbor Oaks Shopping Center welcomes customers as if they are old friends. Customer service is a top priority when you enter Bella la Rue whether to shop or browse. They carry women’s clothing, accessories and shoes as well as plenty of gift items to select from all at affordable prices. Brands most popular with their customers are LINDSAY PHILLPS SWITCHFLOPS, LUCKY BRAND jeans and clothing, ESCAPADA LIVING resort wear, MOLLY BRACKEN contemporary clothing plus SWAN CREEK candles and melts, NAKED BEE all natural products and SIMPLIFIED GOAT MILK products proudly made in Seadrift, Tx. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook. Open MON: 10-5, TUES-FRI: 10-6, SAT: 10-5 and Closed SUNDAYS. Stop by the store located in Harbor Oaks Shopping Center at 2816 Hwy. 35 N. Rockport and shop with Nancy and the girls. 361-450-0648 SEA & SPRAY has everything you need to get the best out of Rockport with top brands, hot designs and current fashion in shorts, T’s and sunglasses. Men’s casual shirts, long and short sleeve T’s and a full line swim wear for men and women from names like QUIKSILVER, BILLABONG, HURLEY, ROXY and SALT LIFE are featured. Ladies and girls, this is the best selection of swim wear in town with sizes from juniors to ladies 16! Don carries the largest inventory of SANUK sandals in the area! plus a great selection of quality RAINBOW and REEF sandals perfect for lounging year ‘round. LIQUID FORCE wakeboards, towable tubes, ropes, ski vests and accessories. Is the sun blinding you? Owner Don Kimbroough has the answer. OAKLEY and VON ZIPPER sunglasses will make your eyes say ahh! So if you enjoy the coast, whether it’s sunning, surfing, wakeboarding or just styling--stop here. Check out their face book site, Sea and Spray, for new stock and sales! Across from Bakery Cafe Rockport at 202 Hwy 35 N., Rockport. 729-3532 4 THE BIRDS invites their birding friends to visit them in downtown Rockport and enjoy the birding photography of Diane Loyd whose images of Rockport birding are in many collections. Home of the famous Whooping Crane photos ... This is South Texas wild bird headquarters and a cool stop for those birders exploring the area. Canvas and prints are available of both wildlife and marine images. This unique mother and daughter artist team invites you to enjoy all things birding. Featured are Dovie Howard’s popular hand painted and embroidered wearable art with bird motifs on Ts, totes and caps along with unique birding gifts, wind socks, flags, whirly things and colorful kites! Visit on line at www.DianeLoyd.com Find them downtown at 415 South Austin St. #9 in Rockport. 361-790-9700

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NANCY’S A Unique Boutique is Rockport’s newest downtown woman’s boutique carrying brands you could previously only find in the big cities. Joseph Ribkoff, Sympli, Krista Lee, Simon Sebbag, Johnny Was and Liverpool Jeans just to name a few. They also carry a full line of Brighton; bags, jewelry and belts. You can find your complete outfit here as they carry clothing, jewelry, shoes, scarves and sunglasses. NEST frangrance candles can also be found here. Book a “Shopping Party” for you and your friends. Call for details. Follow them on Facebook. Open Tues-Sat 10am to 5pm. 501 S. Austin Street in Rockport 361-790-5505 A MANO has moved next door and is twice the size now with twice the shopping possibilities!! Plan to spend some time and have some fun. Amano brings a bit of old Mexico to the coast with a colorful array of quality hand crafted folk art, home accessories and authentic hand embroidered blouses and dresses. Enter a whimsical world of mermaids and dancing Day of the Dead figures along with famous Talavera ceramics. Home decor includes wardrobes, tables and chairs and hand carved saints. There is a rainbow of glassware and festive table settings along with textiles, and one of a kind serving pieces. Everything is hand made and hand picked by owner Deb Trumpy. Embroidered bags, silver jewelry and corn husk flowers are just part of the offerings in this all new and coastal colorful shop. Stop in and explore for yourself! Open daily from 10 AM til 5 PM and til 6 PM on weekends. Closed Monday and Tuesday. On-line at www.Amano-Mexico.com and located at 1812 Hwy 361 in suite A in Port Aransas. 361-749-1828

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 Crabtree & Evelyn bath products and wonderful home fragrances from Aromatique, Trapp, Woodwick, Greenleaf. Also check out their signature fragrance to see if it’s “Your Favorite Candle”! Stop by 410 S. Austin Street in Rockport’s Heritage and Cultural Arts District and see why their customers say “This is my favorite store”! Open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm and Sunday afternoons 12 til 4pm. Website www.YourFavoriteStoreRockport.com or call 361-729-8778 COMFORTS of HOME is Rockport’s comfortable and very stylish showcase for colorful casual coastal living. TRANSFORM your bedroom into the perfect retreat with their unique style of layering bedspreads, comforters and pillows. SHOP their new Handmade One of a Kind furniture pieces, which are newly constructed with a distressed vintage feel. Whether coastal, rustic or shabby chic, their furniture is perfect for any decor with pieces available for any room. BRIGHTEN any room with their home accessories including: lamps, washable cotton throw rugs, pillows, and throws. FRESHEN UP your bathroom with their wide variety of patterned 100% cotton shower curtains and washable rag rugs. ADD A POP OF COLOR to your dining room with their extensive selection of Indian cotton table linens, placemats, runners and napkins. OUTFIT your kitchen with their fun and functional gadgets. Let them help you liven up any space with their creative mix of color and pattern for your own original look. Private consultations available by appointment. LET YOUR HOUSE HAVE SOME FUN! Located in Downtown Rockport at 103 S. Austin. Call for store hours. 361-727-1471 www.rockport-guide.com

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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 MAISON is your full service Design, Gift and Gourmet store for the entire Coastal Bend. Custom service is a priority ... Come in and browse their new welcoming beautiful location full of gift and design ideas. Enjoy the store while the helpful staff answers any questions and shares what’s new. 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 and remodel building projects. Use the huge library of fabrics for your reupholstering, window treatments, bedding and other fabric projects. Custom furnishings, flooring and custom lighting from dozens of exciting sources can help you turn your ideas into reality. Steve Akin invites you to experience the world of Maison. Be sure and register with Maison for Gift and Bridal registry online or at the store. View them at Maison et Jardin on www.Houzz.com and shop online at www.MaisonRockport.com. Open Tuesday-Saturday 105. Downtown Rockport at 414 S. Austin St. 361-729-3999

JEANIE’S JEWELS 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. They now carry a complete line of TOHO beads. 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. Owner Jeanie Lofgren invites you to stop in and visit. Downtown at 115 N. Austin in Rockport. Open daily. 729-1155

BLOOMERS is your one stop destination for all your landscaping and design needs. Palms, plants, pottery, citrus trees, fountains and gifts,,,they have it all! Bloomers carries a huge variety of exotic Hibiscus in amazing colors. Most plants are propagated on site and grow well in our climate. If you don't have a green thumb or the time, they will give courtesy consultations and will custom order to fit your individual needs and wants. Visit at 1703 Hwy 35 S. in Rockport. 361-729-6645 Page 12

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: KICKBOXING- excellent 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 7 days a week. For class schedule visit www.MammothTrainingCenter.com Their open air facility is located across from Rockport Harbor at 115 1/2 N. AUSTIN ST. ROCKPORT (behind KIMMI’S FINE FOODS facing Cornwall) 361-463-6682 www.rockport-guide.com


THE BEAD STUDIO Kathleen Hahn Ober welcomes you to Rockport’s One Stop Bead Shop. 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 and apparel 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 and Events at www.BeadStudioTexas.com and Facebook.com/BeadStudioTexas or call Kathleen at 361-450-1400

USED BOOK WAREHOUSE is a Rockport landmark and family owned since 1971 ... Just look for the big ugly yellow building on Hwy 35 N. in Fulton 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. Color Copies, Copy and Fax services available. U-Haul trailer rental for big book purchases or cross country jaunts. (Special U-Haul line 7271529) Open daily from 9 AM and from 10 AM on Sunday. 3801 Hwy 35 N. FAX/PH. 361-729-0437 CORPUS CHRISTI SEWING MACHINE & VACUUM CO. is the place to go for all your sewing machine needs. Carrying JUKI, JANOME, ELNA, NECCHI and BROTHER, their knowledgable staff will help you in selecting a new machine, buying a cabinet, a serger, a pre-owned machine or any accessory you may desire. All new machines come with two years free service. If you just need servicing or a repair, Mark Tacquard with over 35 years of experience works on all brands and warrants repairs for one year. Victoria Sewing Co. was established in 1969 and has grown tremendously due to their commitment to helping customers excel in their passion for sewing in a true Texas style. Now with three locations, Corpus Christi, Victoria and Alvin they are always near by. Customer service and satisfaction is their number one priority! Mention this ad for $10 off service and repair. Call for directions: 361-855-7061 FOLLOW YOUR ART is one of downtown Rockport’s newest unique shops. Stuffed with repurposed vintage, art, nautical decor and furniture; you are sure to be intrigued! This is a premier shop in Rockport for custom made chalk paint. Choose from the large variety of available colors or have a custom color mixed for your special project. Classes are taught weekly in chalk paint distressing techniques and tips, art of book folding, or canvas painting parties. A portion of the Canvas Paint Party, “Painting With a Porpoise”, fee is donated to the Rockport Center for the Arts. Kids classes ages 8 and up are available every Wednesday and Thursday in a variety of arts and crafts. Visiting from out of town? Contact Follow Your Art to set up a personal class for your small group. Most classes start at $25 per person and include all supplies. Check out their Facebook page for their newest merchandise, class schedules or to RSVP for a class. Visit the shop at 1012 E. North St. next door to Comforts of Home. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00-5:00. Check out her website for the Calender of Classes: www.FollowYurArt.com Also available for shopping by appointment. 830-386-9690 www.rockport-guide.com

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COMFORTS of HOME is Rockport’s comfortable and very stylish showcase for colorful casual coastal living. TRANSFORM your bedroom into the perfect retreat with their unique style of layering bedspreads, comforters and pillows. SHOP their new Handmade One of a Kind furniture pieces, which are newly constructed with a distressed vintage feel. Whether coastal, rustic or shabby chic, their furniture is perfect for any decor with pieces available for any room. BRIGHTEN any room with their home accessories including: lamps, washable cotton throw rugs, pillows, and throws. FRESHEN UP your bathroom with their wide variety of patterned 100% cotton shower curtains and washable rag rugs. ADD A POP OF COLOR to your dining room with their extensive selection of Indian cotton table linens, placemats, runners and napkins. OUTFIT your kitchen with their fun and functional gadgets. Let them help you liven up any space with their creative mix of color and pattern for your own original look. Private consultations available by appointment. LET YOUR HOUSE HAVE SOME FUN! Located in Downtown Rockport at 103 S. Austin. Call for store hours. 361-727-1471

MAISON is your full service Design, Gift and Gourmet store for the entire Coastal Bend. Custom service is a priority ... Come in and browse their new welcoming beautiful location full of gift and design ideas. Enjoy the store while the helpful staff answers any questions and shares what’s new. 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 and remodel building projects. Use the huge library of fabrics for your reupholstering, window treatments, bedding and other fabric projects. Custom furnishings, flooring and custom lighting from dozens of exciting sources can help you turn your ideas into reality. Steve Akin invites you to experience the world of Maison. Be sure and register with Maison for Gift and Bridal registry online or at the store. View them at Maison et Jardin on www.Houzz.com and shop online at www.MaisonRockport.com. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10-5. Downtown Rockport at 414 S. Austin St. 361-729-3999 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

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 5:30 PM and 9 AM til 2 PM Saturday. 902 W. Market (FM 1069) between Hwy 35 business and the bypass. 729-4909

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 for cabin rentals call 361-729-6153 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 PAGE 14

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ELING COASTAL REAL ESTATE has opened their new beautiful COASTAL office in Rockport serving the Texas Coast. Eling Corporation’s Realtors, have served Texas for many years in listing and selling of Residential, Coastal, Farm and Ranch and Commercial properties. Eling’s realtors have the experience and knowlege to help achieve your real estate goals. Whether you are wanting to Buy or Sell, their knowlegable agents will be happy to work with you. To locate the property of you dreams, please feel free to drop by their office anytime to visit with their friendly, professional Realtors located at 1602 Hwy. 35 N. or go to their website at www.elingcoastal.com For more information call 361-729-3424

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. 800-460-2557 or 361-729-6100

CRANE HOUSE is a totally unique and intimate retreat built on the edge of St. Charles Bay with over 600 acres of private ranchland and over a mile of unspoiled wetlands. The view of the Bay is spectacular as whooping cranes lazily rise from the marsh grass and deer and other wildlife forage just outside the door. This is the Texas Coast as it must have been 100 years ago ... before “development”. This is a place where artists, writers, birders, and photographers can get away from it all ... but still enjoy the comforts of home. Crane House is a newly built 2 BR, 2 bath bungalow with a big screened porch. It is nicely furnished and is complete with kitchen facilities, direct TV, all new appliances and one king bed and two twins. Unique, natural and definitely a bit off the beaten path. Located just across the bay in Lamar. For bookings and information www.CraneHouseRetreat.com or call 361-729-7239 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 www.rockport-guide.com

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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 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 ISLANDS OF ROCKPORT is Rockport’s newest canal-front community offering resident homesites ranging from 8,000 to 21,000 square feet located on the beautiful waters of Estes Flats. Buyers have the choice of building their own custom home or choosing from a selection of pre-designed elevations and floorplans offered in their Coastal Collection. The Coastal Collection’s architectural design guidelines provide flexible options that make it easy to customize your home, while being tastefully regulated to protect your investment. To learn more about Rockport’s premier waterfront community, call or come by the sales office located on Business 35 just South of Rockport on Estes Flats. Visit them on-line and schedule a tour at www.IslandsOfRockport.com or call 800-780-3750

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CINNAMON SHORE is a Traditional Seaside Village on the Texas Gulf Coast in Port Aransas where life is a bit Simpler and families make memories that last a lifetime! Every activity under the sun with the beach, pools, parks and stocked lakes. A walkable, bikeable gulf front community where you can also stroll to Lisabella’s Bistro & Bar and enjoy poolside lunchs at the CBar. Screen on the Green, stargazing and sand castle building add to the family fun! Luxury Vacation Rentals from 1-6 bedroom residences featuring homes and condos. Visit them at www.CinnamonShore.com. Call now and make vacation plans 361-749-1851

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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

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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, Chicken Soup, Nutro, Natural Balance, Purina Pro Plan, Canidae, Felida, Blue Buffalo 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 5:30 PM and 9 AM til 2 PM on Saturday. 902 W. Market (FM 1069) between Hwy. 35 business and the bypass. 729-4909 SPECHT ART is shown in the painting to the left. Specializing in pets, wildlife and sporting art. What do you buy the person who has everything? Would rather paintings as opposed to hunting mounts? You are sure to please them with a commissioned painting by Ellie Specht of their favorite pet, wildlife or special place. The medium used for paintings is acrylic on canvas. Email at ellielummus@yahoo.com for more imformation or call at 361-4631371

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GRAMMA’S ATTIC offers a cozy and fun place for antique hunters to travel a bit in time. Browse for quality antiques and collectibles and discover the perfect piece for your depression glass collection or that “must have” art deco accent for your home. Kitchenware, vintage pottery, quilted wall hangings, unique artwork, flatware, period jewelry and much more is waiting to be discovered here. Owner Dorothy Hardee is celebrating 10 years in business and invites you to stop in and visit ... offerings change constantly. Located at 415 S. Austin #3 in the Austin Street Station. Open from 10:30 but closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. 727-9190 HARCROW’S BLUEBONNET MALL is a favorite stop for antiquers, junkers, collectors and designers since 1982! Come spend the day shopping inside, outside and big barn out front. This is a changing potpourri of interesting collections with depression glass, jewelry, artwork, antiques, good furniture with a shady past and everything from sheet music to nautical curiosities. Books, tools, kitchen ware, yard art, bottles and old fishing tackle are here with collections, old toys and mementos of times past. Everything from DYI projects to restored and repurposed items ready to go. Also garden art projects by Carolyn that your yard will love. Buy, sell, trade! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. We have it ALL! Open from 10 AM daily; closed Wednesday. Look for the whimsical multicolored bicycle fence just off of Hwy 35 near the Big Fisherman. 729-1724 MAGNOLIA’S is an absolute must go to store! Miss Donna T. has a combination of both new and antique treasures. She has some of the most unique furniture pieces and decorator items including lamps, pillows, dinner ware, crystal, artwork, pretties and so much more. Come often as her stock is ever changing and you will be sure to find items that speak to you. They are Open 7 days a week! Monday-Saturday 11-5pm and Sunday 12-4pm. Located at 1015 E. Concho in downtown Rockport 361-450-1384 FOLLOW YOUR ART is one of downtown Rockport’s newest unique shops. Stuffed with repurposed vintage, art, nautical decor and furniture; you are sure to be intrigued! This is a premier shop in Rockport for custom made chalk paint. Choose from the large variety of available colors or have a custom color mixed for your special project. Classes are taught weekly in chalk paint distressing techniques and tips, art of book folding, or canvas painting parties. A portion of the Canvas Paint Party, “Painting With a Porpoise”, fee is donated to the Rockport Center for the Arts. Kids classes ages 8 and up are available every Wednesday and Thursday in a variety of arts and crafts. Visiting from out of town? Contact Follow Your Art to set up a personal class for your small group. Most classes start at $25 per person and include all supplies. Check out their Facebook page for their newest merchandise, class schedules or to RSVP for a class. Visit the shop at 1012 E. North St. next door to Comforts of Home. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00-5:00. Check out her website for the Calender of Classes: www.FollowYurArt.com Also available for shopping by appointment. 830-386-9690 BEACH-TIQUES is one of Rockport’s newest eclectic shops that is a must see! Brighten up your indoor/outdoors with MADMAT rugs. Owner Shirley Black carries a nice selection of hand picked antiques and antique furniture along with artwork, decorative pieces and crosses. Carrying artist Monica, the “SEASIDE GYPSY”, works of upcycled, recycled and junkcycled. Accessorize your yard and patio area with festive yard art, metal sculptures and signs. 508 S. This is that place to find that unique gift for that special person. Located at Austin St in downtown Rockport. Open 7 days a week.: 10-6PM. Call for more information at 361-727-9091 Page 20

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SALT FLATS GALLERY 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 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. 729-0967 JOHN MARTELL PHOTOGRAPHY is located in the newly remodeled Merchants Square Building in the heart of downtown Rockport and features the award-winning 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 and metal 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 "DOWAGERS" Painting by Caro Jackson

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ESTELLE STAIR GALLERY is one of downtown Rockport’s signature buildings with tall ceilings, wooden floors and original brick walls. The gallery has been restored and still maintains its old-time charm. It was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission in 2008 as a Texas Historic Landmark and is a delight to visit. Owners, Lisa and John Paul Frederick, showcase paintings, sculptures, and select local art. One of the original focal points for the Rockport art scene, Estelle Stair shared this building with the Rockport Art Association in 1978. Stair nutured the growing art community and today her niece, Lisa, continues her tradition. Open Thursday thru Saturday 10 til 5pm or please feel free to email Lisa for an appointment or any other questions at: estellestairgallery@gmail.com. Check out their website at www.EstelleStairGallery.com Stop by 406 S. Austin St. this weekend.

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YELLOW ROSE GALLERY is an up and coming gallery in beautiful downtown Rockport Historical Art District. Showcasing over 20 artist, who are skilled in their art of Oil Painting, Pastels, Acrylic, Mosaics, Jewelry, Fine Art Photography, Wood Work, Rustic Wood Furniture and many other arts. You will find Original and Giclee Prints. See their website at www.YellowRoseGallery.net Shop their store located at 209 S. Austin St. in downtown Rockport. They can be contacted at yellowrosegallery@att.net or 361-727-7707

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WIND WAY GALLERY with it’s 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 statewide, national and international exhibitors. The gallery artists are June Ainsworth, Angalee DeForest, Anita Diebel, Susan Forrest, Lorrie Harrington, Caro Jackson, Sally Mitchell, Geneie Mysorski and Betty Shamel. Several have the distinction of being past Rockport Art Center poster and/or merit artists. Bronze sculptures by Kent Ullberg, jewelry by Diane Johnson and work by guest artists add to the flavor that makes Wind Way a favorite of serious art lovers as well as visitors to the coast seeking a special memento. Award-winning artists will work with you on an individual basis to ensure your complete satisfaction. Visit online at www.WindWayGallery.com, on Facebook, or in downtown Rockport at 203 S. Austin St. 361-790-8331 or email: windwayart@gmail.com ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS currently in it’s 48th year of operation, is located in the blue Victorian house at Rockport Harbor near Rockport Beach Park. Sophisticated gallery spaces and a world-class sculpture garden featuring works by Kent Ullberg and the late Jesus Moroles accentuate the Art Center, making it one of the most prestigious showcases for fine art in South Texas. The many activities of the Art Center draw forty eightthousand visitors per year. In the spring, the Tour of Homes allows visitors and patrons to see some of the most unique residences on the Texas coast. In the summer, the Rockport Art Festival is the place to be July 4th weekend. More than 10,000 people attend each year to enjoy music, food and artwork from 120 of the best artists from around the country. Early in November, the Rockport Film Festival entertains audiences with the best of independent cinema from Texas and around the world. Aspiring artists can signup for workshops and classes and receive mentoring from established local artists. Children can enjoy free, high caliber art instruction year-round, including summer camp-ArtSpace and Free Family Saturdays during the school year. There is something for everyone at the Art Center! Visit www.RockportArtCenter.com for more information. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-4pm and Sundays from 1-4pm. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! 361-729-5519 FOLLOW YOUR ART is one of downtown Rockport’s newest unique shops. Stuffed with repurposed vintage, art, nautical decor and furniture; you are sure to be intrigued! This is a premier shop in Rockport for custom made chalk paint. Choose from the large variety of available colors or have a custom color mixed for your special project. Classes are taught weekly in chalk paint distressing techniques and tips, art of book folding, or canvas painting parties. A portion of the Canvas Paint Party, “Painting With a Porpoise”, fee is donated to the Rockport Center for the Arts. Kids classes ages 8 and up are available every Wednesday and Thursday in a variety of arts and crafts. Visiting from out of town? Contact Follow Your Art to set up a personal class for your small group. Most classes start at $25 per person and include all supplies. Check out their Facebook page for their newest merchandise, class schedules or to RSVP for a class. Visit the shop at 1012 E. North St. next door to Comforts of Home. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11:00-5:00. Check out her website for the Calender of Classes: www.FollowYurArt.com Also available for shopping by appointment. 830-386-9690

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ALWAYS SUNNY FUDGE and ICE CREAM Step into this decadent shop and taste their fresh Fudge, hand-made, with real cream and butter. The flavors are endless: Chocolate Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Raspberry Cream, Orange Cream, Butter Pecan, Rocky Road, Maple Walnut, Candy Explosion, Chocolate Decadence, Chewy Praline and so many more fun flavors. Free Samples Always! Try the hand dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream in a cup or waffle cone. They have Salt Water Taffy in an array of flavors. Fill a cute little box or bag with any amount you choose. Their gourmet chocolates, Tiger Butter (white chocolate peanut butter), their famous Lemon Bark, Rocky Road and Almond Toffee are to die for. ALWAYS SUNNY EATS is their walk-up window (in the back lot) where they dish out the best Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Loaded Nachos, Frito Pie, Corn Cups and more... Located at 1003 E. Concho St. in Downtown Rockport (corner of Concho and Magnolia, next to Lori’s Book Nook and across from the old HEB). Call Melissa at 361-450-0384

CRAB-N continues to be a flagship for great dining in the Rockport area. Southern Living calls it ... “Memorable”; Texas Monthly ... “Impressive”; San Antonio Express ... “Worth a trip to the coast all on its 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 Shrimp Butter-Cream Sauce, Crab Stuffed Flounder, Crab and Shrimp Bisque (Texas Monthly called it “Impressive”) or any of the outstanding daily specials. Enjoy the fresh catch of the day or bring in your own fillets to be blackened, grilled, sauteed, broiled or fried with all of the fixin’s. Award-winning recipes served daily from 5 PM ... 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. Website at: www.Crab-N.com Just off the Intracoastal Canal at City by the Sea, Hwy. 35 S. between Aransas Pass and Rockport. 361-758-2371 POP’S TAVERN & CAFE is just over the Copano Causeway in Lamar and recently voted “Coastal Living” Texas Dives Choice. A favorite local hangout with friendly down-home 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 in November! Watch for dates. 202 Park Rd. 13 in Lamar on the way to Goose Island State Park. 361-729-2862 ROCKPORT DAILY GRIND is a coffee bar with personality! Looking to add local flavor to your mornings? Mosey up to the bar for a cup or two of their special locally roasted signature coffee blends, including Sum’Ata Wild Ride, Sandy Bottom Pecan, Coastal Live Oak, Pirates Pleasure or the Copano Sunset Decaf. Specializing in gourmet lattes, espressos, frappes, flavored iced teas and iced coffees. They also offer a delicious assortment of sandwiches, muffins and yummy snacks. Try the homemade quiche offered in a variety of flavors daily ... a real treat the locals would like to keep secret! Beat the heat 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 their facebook page. email: rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com. Rockport Daily Grind is located at Merchants Square in downtown Rockport. 302 S. Austin St., on the corner of Wharf and Austin. painting Russell Hours: 7 AMbyto 3Steve PM Tuesday thru Saturday. 361-790-8745 Page 24

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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 daily 11:00 AM Closed Wednesdays. www.PoormansCountryClub.com 1009 Hwy 35 North across from Little Bay. 361-729-7667 SHEMPY’S GRILL 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

CROFUTT’S SANDWICH SHOP & BAKERY celebrates 39 years of serving up luscious sandwiches on oven fresh buns, scrumptious salads, and freshly baked giant cookies, cinnamon rolls and a variety of breads. Both a tradition and a landmark in Bayside, the historic little community sitting on the western bluffs of Copano Bay, Crofutt’s is a great spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner. This is a perfect stop for birders, fishermen, hunters or those traveling north or south. Stop by and join Baysiders, local ranchers and farmers, commuters and tourists as they savor lip-smackin’ goodies. Enjoy the cozy dining room or the shaded deck outdoors. Open Mon.-Thurs. from 7 AM till 7 PM and on Fri.-Sun. til 8 PM. Only 20 minutes from Rockport on FM 136 in Bayside. 361-529-6663 ARANDAS MEXICAN GRILLE serves authentic Mexican food and fresh seafood. This was one of the locals best kept secret till now. They moved to their spacious new location easily found on 35N at the curve with a veiw of the Ski Basin. Serving Breakfast: Tacos, Pancakes, Steak and Eggs, Chicken Fried Steak and Eggs or one of their Specialty Plates: Huevos Divorciados, Chilaquiles or possibly the Hangover Burger? Have one of their famous Lunch or Dinner Specials served 7 days a week! Try Arandas appetizers; Shrimp Quesidillas have been said to be the best in Texas! Select Mexican Favorites, Tex-Mex Border Plates, Meat Lovers, Seafood, Sizzling Fajitas, Enchiladas or even Vegetarian plates from their extensive menu. If not in the mood for Mexican food...not to worry! They have you covered with many styles of delicious Burgers. Don’t forget to save room for dessert; you will be glad you did! Your favorite Mexican beers, Micheladas, popular domestics and wine can be found here. Also Rasberry, Peach and Mango authentic Margaritas are a specialty. Open 7 days a week Sunday-Thursday 6AM-10PM and FridaySaturday 6AM-10:30PM. Located just across from the Rockport Beach at 609 Hwy. 35 N. For To-Go orders call 361-727-9151 www.rockport-guide.com

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PARADISE KEY DOCKSIDE BAR & GRILL has reopened 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 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 11 PM. 165 Cove Harbor North. 361-729-6000

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495 CHESAPEAKE EATS specializes in Maryland cuisine and craft cocktails with a unique dining experience unlike any other in the RockportFulton area. They use the freshest available ingredients for all their menu items and cocktails; local fresh fish and shrimp, grass fed beef and free range chickens. Their wood fired grill adds great flavor to your steak and seafood. House signature dishes are the jumbo lump Maryland crab cakes, Baltimore style steamed shrimp and Maryland skillet fried chicken. With a Full Bar they offer an extensive menu of unique craft cocktails as well as upscale fine Whiskeys, Wine, Craft Beers and Domestics. Much of their food menu and cocktails will change according to seasons and fresh availability so visit often. Available for private dinners up to 70 diners or parties of 150. Located in downtown Rockport at 1008 E. North Street. See their website for menu and reservations www.495ceats.com or call 361-450-0116

LEGEND’S SALOON is a new edition to the Rockport night scene. Dance to the best live Texas country music, DJ’s and Karaoke on their full size dance floor. They have a full service bar and daily specials. Full size shuffle board and pool tables are available. Belt Sander Races and other events are listed on their facebook page and website. Check them out regularly! Food truck is on site for a late night snack. Get your partner and come dance the night away 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 Wed-Sun 6pm-2am. Their website is www.LegendsSaloonTx.com phone: 361-729-0720

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ALWAYS SUNNY FUDGE and ICE CREAM Step into this decadent shop and taste their fresh Fudge, hand-made, with real cream and butter. The flavors are endless: Chocolate Pecan, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Raspberry Cream, Orange Cream, Butter Pecan, Rocky Road, Maple Walnut, Candy Explosion, Chocolate Decadence, Chewy Praline and so many more fun flavors. Free Samples Always! Try the hand dipped Blue Bell Ice Cream in a cup or waffle cone. They have Salt Water Taffy in an array of flavors. Fill a cute little box or bag with any amount you choose. Their gourmet chocolates, Tiger Butter (white chocolate peanut butter), their famous Lemon Bark, Rocky Road and Almond Toffee are to die for. ALWAYS SUNNY EATS is their walk-up window (in the back lot) where they dish out the best Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, Loaded Nachos, Frito Pie, Corn Cups and more... Located at 1003 E. Concho St. in Downtown Rockport (corner of Concho and Magnolia, next to Lori’s Book Nook and across from the old HEB). Call Melissa at 361-450-0384 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

FATS QUALITY MEATS is your local home town Butcher Shop with old-fashioned friendly and personal service with in and out convenience. Choose from hand-cut Black Angus Steaks, Exotic Game meats, Lean Ground meats, Pork chops, hickory smoked Bacon, fresh Chickens in their sparkling clean market. Try their tasty homemade Sausages, homemade Boudin, Jerky, stuffed Chicken and much more! Pick up a Prime Roast or get some custom cut, extra thick Steaks for the grill. Special orders are welcome and family meat packages are available. Game processing a specialty! 106 Hwy. 35 N. at Pearl St. across from the car wash. Store hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30 AM-5:30PM and closed Sunday. Call 361-727-9119 KIMMI’S FINE FOODS: A HERITAGE MARKET & HEALING ARTS CENTER is Rockport’s local hub for high quality goods & services. Think of them as your local high quality market. They have added lots of specialty foods so zip on in, where you are always greeted with a smile. Offering more fresh local and organic produce, pastured and grass-fed meats, pastured eggs, unusual spices and specialty diet foods. They are creating and stocking their own brand, starting with Kimmi’s Gluten-Free Flour! Come talk to them about Nutritional Therapy and Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis to help bring your health back into balance. GROOVIE SMOOTHIE in store, open Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 2pm, offering whole food smoothies and fresh salads to go. Located at 111 N. Austin St. between Lattitudes Restaurant and Jeanie’s Jewels. Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10-2pm. www.KimmisFineFoods.com 361-729-4443 ROCKPORT DAILY GRIND is a coffee bar with personality! Looking to add local flavor to your mornings? Mosey up to the bar for a cup or two of their special locally roasted signature coffee blends, including Sum’Ata Wild Ride, Sandy Bottom Pecan, Coastal Live Oak, Pirates Pleasure or the Copano Sunset Decaf. Specializing in gourmet lattes, espressos, frappes, flavored iced teas and iced coffees. They also offer a delicious assortment of sandwiches, muffins and yummy snacks. Try the homemade quiche offered in a variety of flavors daily ... a real treat the locals would like to keep secret! Beat the heat 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 their facebook page. email: rockportdailygrind@yahoo.com. Rockport Daily Grind is located at Merchants Square in downtown Rockport. 302 S. Austin St., on the corner of Wharf and Austin. Hours: 7 AM to 3 PM Tuesday thru Saturday. 361-790-8745 Page 28

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COASTAL COLLISION is Rockport’s state of the arts auto body repair shop have added COASTLINE TOWING for your convenience. Anytime your car is towed, always request COASTLINE TOWING. COASTAL COLLISION is the greenest and most high-tech, high performance auto body repair shop in the Texas Coastal Region. They can work on all vehicles and accept all major auto insurance plans. Owner Russel Hrncir’s father and grandfather both had body and repair shops so Russel has grown up in the collision repair industry. Great repair work is done and in a timely fashion. You will be as pleased as I was with their polite knowledgable staff in a nicely decorated comfortable reception and waiting area. They also carry truck accessories such as bedliners, grille guards, tow/hitches, bumpers, tool boxes, bedcovers and winches. Visit on line at www.CoastalCollisionRockport.com Located at 2712 FM. 3036 just west of the bypass in Rockport. Call Russel or Autumn at 361-790-5997 or COASTLINE TOWING at 361-790-6006

ROCKPORT AUTO CLINIC should be first on your list if you have car problems or just need some maintenance. Tune ups and Oil changes, Computerized Diagnostics (for Domestics, European & Asian), 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 behind the Shell Station. www.RockportAutoClinic.com 361-790-5055 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 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 www.rockport-guide.com

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A MANO has moved next door and is twice the size now with twice the shopping possibilities!! Plan to spend some time and have some fun. Amano brings a bit of old Mexico to the coast with a colorful array of quality hand crafted folk art, home accessories and authentic hand embroidered blouses and dresses. Enter a whimsical world of mermaids and dancing Day of the Dead figures along with famous Talavera ceramics. Home decor includes wardrobes, tables and chairs and hand carved saints. There is a rainbow of glassware and festive table settings along with textiles, and one of a kind serving pieces. Everything is hand made and hand picked by owner Deb Trumpy. Embroidered bags, silver jewelry and corn husk flowers are just part of the offerings in this all new and coastal colorful shop. Stop in and explore for yourself! Open Daily during the Summer from 10 AM til 5 PM and til 6 PM on weekends. Winter only closed Monday and Tuesday. On-line at www.Amano-Mexico.com and located at 1812 Hwy 361 in suite A in Port Aransas. 361-749-1828 CINNAMON SHORE is a Traditional Seaside Village on the Texas Gulf Coast in Port Aransas where life is a bit Simpler and families make memories that last a lifetime! Every activity under the sun with the beach, pools, parks and stocked lakes. A walkable, bikeable gulf front community where you can also stroll to Lisabella’s Bistro & Bar and enjoy poolside lunchs at the CBar. Screen on the Green, stargazing and sand castle building add to the family fun! Luxury Vacation Rentals from 1-6 bedroom residences featuring homes and condos. Visit them at www.CinnamonShore.com. Call now and make vacation plans 361-749-1851

DEEP SEA HEADQUARTERS invites you to enjoy real offshore fishing any time of year aboard one of their comfortable and famous offshore fishing machines ... Gulf Eagle, Kingfisher or the Pelican. There is no better way to experience the fun and excitement of catching tuna or snapper under the wide open Gulf skies. All gear and tackle is provided and the crew is experienced, helpful and friendly. Drinks and snacks are available on board. The store at dock side has tackle, snacks and gifts along with fresh from the Gulf seafood. Don’t be left at the dock ... Call ahead for reservations. www.DeepSeaHeadquarters.com Groups are welcome. Look left as you get off the ferry landing. Located at 440 W. Cotter. 800-705-3474 or 361-749-5597

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MISS K’s CATERING invites you to put a smile on your taste buds! Signature salads include Almond Grape Chicken Salad, Miss K’s shrimp salad and Chutney Chicken ... and more! Quiches are a specialty along with delights like crab dip and spinach and artichoke dip. Fresh pies and cakes, cheesecakes and cookies complete the menu. Call in your order for King Ranch Chicken, Cheesy meat loaf and much more. Enjoy your meals in the cozy bistro or get your meals to go. Owner Kathryn Bainbridge will cater your event from business meetings to weddings ... elegant, delicious and trouble free meals are at your fingertips. And don’t forget the dessert ... Raspberry bars, chocolate covered strawberries and much more. Open 10 AM til 6 PM Monday through Saturdays. Located in the Tower Center at 1726 Hwy 361 in Port A. 361-749-1881 www.rockport-guide.com


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