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Calendar ................................................................ 4 Fishing & Boating.....................................................5-7 Family Fun........................................................... 7-8 Shopping ........................................................... 9-13 Hobbies & Books........................................................12 Antiques................................................................14-15 Pet Care......................................................................15 Home and Garden.................................................16-17 Real Estate & Services .................................... 17-19 RV Sales, Service, Parks .......................................20-21 Where to Stay.............................................................22 Galleries .......................................................... 23-26 Restaurants ..................................................... 27-31 Gourmet and Specialties............................................32 Services ................................................................ 33 Health & Beauty .............................................. .....34 ABOUT the COVER: Photographer David T. Briner grew up in San Antonio and visited the Rockport area. Always having a passion for photography nut it not paying the bills, David went to work in the oilfield. He moved to Rockport and has traveled the Eagleford and Permian Basin areas. He finds art in everyday life, whether it be an oyster or shrimp boat at the dock or an old rusted train car in West Texas. His creativity with color makes is photos pop. It makes no difference the subject matter you desire, David covers all bases; Birds, Sunrises, Sunsets, Beach, Old Barns, Boats and the list goes on. You can find his work at www.davidbriner.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery. He is the owner of Engulfed in Texas Photography.

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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

Photo byPhoto Dianeby Loyd Diane Loyd

NEW MOVEMENT OUTFITTERS/CAPT. CHARLIE LUMMUS is a Native Rockportian, born and raised, with a passion for fishing. He has spent his lifetime fishing the Rockport area and knows where to find the fish and what they are biting on. Quality tackle suited for the novice to the experienced fishermen is ready and waiting for you. Your trip will be tailored to your desires; Bait fishing, Artificial bait, Fly Fishing, Wade Fishing, etc. Come relax and spend the day fishing on our beautiful bays. Call Capt. Charlie and schedule a trip. 361-577-1042

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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. Call for location as Marty was displaced by the hurricane 361-205-5150 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: 361229-2527 or 361-729-8237 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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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 oruse theirs ... it’s your trip! Birding Watching and Pleasure Tours are also welcome. Check out their Facebook page. Schedule your Rockport adventure today! www.MatlockGuideService.com or call at 361-205-3785

JOHAN'S FISHING GUIDE SERVICE imagine spending your fishing vacation stress and worry free. You don’t have to wonder where to fish, how to catch fish or worry if you have the appropriate equipment. Why not let a professional take care of that part? With 10 years of experience and a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Ecology, he will provide you with the knowledge and experience you need for a successful fishing trip. He is an expert of all types and styles of fishing. Regardless of age or experience, he is fully prepared for all types of clientele. If you are looking to relax and have a good time fishing without the stress, worry and work, contact Capt. Johan Coombs at 210-825-3727 or website at JohansRockportGuideService.com 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

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 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 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, 25-yard 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

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. On August 25 and 26, 2017 the facility suffered catastrophic damage due to Hurricane Havey’s direct impact on Rockport. A world-class sculpture garden featuring works by Kent Ullberg, James Surls and the late Jesus Moroles accentuate 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 but restoration is underway to protect Rockport’s art legacy. 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. This coming spring, the Rockport Studio Tour will allow visitors to see some of the most unique artist studios in Rockport’s storied art colony, learn about medium, technique and acquire unique pieces of art. 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. 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 instruction year-round through ArtSpace and Free Family Saturdays. Since the hurricane none of the programs or events at the Art Center were canceled. Three months after Hurricane Harvey, the staff and board of directors reestablished operations in a building located in downtown Rockport at 106 S. Austin St. All programs are fully operational and a full calendar of exhibits is fully in place. Open Mon-Sat from 10-4PM. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Visit www.RockportArtCenter.com for more information or call 361-729-5519 www.rockport-guide.com

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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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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

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 At their post Havrey location at 1020 N. Fuqua in Rockport 361-463-6682 www.rockport-guide.com Page 8


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JO D’S is one of downtown Rockport’s newest stylish coastal boutiques. Don’t let the size of Lisa’s shop deceive you. You will be nicely surprised with the amount of ever changing items in this easy flow cozy space. She carries jewelry, clothing, shoes, gifts and home decor. What more could a girl want in a store? Her second location in Port Aransas will be re-opening early this year. Mention this ad and receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase. Open Monday thru Sunday 11am. til 5pm. Located at 516 South Austin St. in the Heritage District. Check out the Jo D’s Facebook page. Call for more information at 361-749-2290 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 and see why their customers say “This is my favorite store”! Open Mon-Sat 10am to 5pm and Sunday afternoons 12 til 4pm. Website at www.YourFavoriteStoreRockport.com or call 361-729-8778

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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 and many others. 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 Mon-Sat 10:30AM-5PM. Located at 209 South Austin St. 361-450-8180 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

BUSTED POT JUNK MUSEUM is a must stop on your shopping trip! 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, inlayed original teak dining sets and side tables, handcrafted metal bar sets and out door furniture; you name it, they have it. Located just one block west of Austin St at 205 S. Magnolia. Open Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM. 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 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 9am4pm. 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 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. 361-729-BELL (2355) www.rockport-guide.com Page 11


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 10-5. Downtown Rockport at 414 S. Austin St. 361-729-3999 ROCKPORT FULTON MARKET DAYS is the Texas Coast premier Market Days!! Located alongside the beautiful Rockport Beach Park, this market features over 160 juried vendors, a dozen delicious food trucks, live performances from some of the best musicians in the coastal bend and is always a child & family friendly environment! Open the 3rd weekend of each month starting: Friday 11AM-8PM with selected vendors & early bird specials, Saturday 9AM-8PM and Sunday 11AM-4PM. Great food, great music and great vendors! This is a FREE event. Find them at 100 Seabreeze Dr., follow on Facebook and visit at www.RockportFultonMarketDays.com or call 361-463-0125

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

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 Page 12

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, Events and Trunk Shows at www.BeadStudioTexas.com and Facebook.com/BeadStudioTexas or call Kathleen at 361-450-1400 www.rockport-guide.com


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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 BUSTED POT JUNK MUSEUM is a must stop on your shopping trip! 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, inlayed original teak dining sets and side tables, handcrafted metal bar sets and out door furniture; you name it, they have it. Located just one block west of Austin St at 205 S. Magnolia. Open Thursday-Saturday 10AM-5PM. 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, 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. 729-4909 www.rockport-guide.com

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. The medium used for paintings is acrylic on canvas. Email at ellielummus@yahoo.com for more imformation or call at 361-463-1371 Page 15


OH MY! DECK & DOCK is 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 poolside 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. They also have a second location on N. Padre at 14254 S.P.I.D. #201 phone 361- 867-8050. Rockport store located 3805 Business Hwy 35 South across from Palm Harbor. Call at 361-727-2123

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

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 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 JUX2POS Home Interior Consultant, Dana Kisel, will coordinate and streamline the process of designing or re-designing your living space to tell Your Style Story. She will design you a plan unique to your tastes and lifestyle; both functional and pleasing to your senses. JUX2POS will collaborate with you and all trades so that your vision is created and Your Style Story can be told from materials selections such as paint, flooring, tiling, appliances and fixtures to furniture and decor. When is the right time to connect? NOW! To setup an initial Consultation call 210-439-9937 or go to their website at www.jux2pos.com www.rockport-guide.com

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ED OLIVA Real Estate Sales Agent is ready to help you with buying or selling whether it be on the water, off the water, residential or commercial. As an MLS member, he can assist you with viewing and purchase of any house listed and as your seller the exposure is limitless. Friendly, knowledgable and professional service, Ed Oliva, offices at Key Allegro Real Estate Company just over the Key Allegro bridge at 1798 Bay Shore Drive. Drop an email at real.ed.oliva@gmail.com or call at 361-230-9624 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

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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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 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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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

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

SOUTHERN OAKS LUXURY RV PARK is the place for you, whether your goal is to rest and relax or take advantage of all the on site activities available: swimming pool, dog park, catch and release fishing. They have a beautiful COMMUNITY CENTER where you will find the swimming pool, pool tables, TVs, weight room, library, showers and laundry. Activities include a wide variety of games, exercise classes, craft classes, pot luck dinners, dances, live entertainment and more. Come and stay for a day, week, month, season or a lifetime. Come and enjoy their spacious rental sites or choose a private deeded RV lot and customize your own perfect little oasis. See their website at www.sorvresort.com. Located at 1850 HWY. 35 Bypass between Rockport and Portland, Tx. Call at 361-758-1249

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CAMPER CLINIC RV SUPER CENTER has more than 11 acres of new and used campers from Coachmen, Forest River, Heartland, Keystone RV and Grand Design. Whether you are new to RV camping or you are already enjoying RV road trips, their staff is here to help. They do it all, from RV sales and service to parts and rentals.Superior customer service is provided by an entire team of professional experts in sales, finance, service technicians and a parts and accessories staff to support you. Online inventory is available at www.CamperClininc.com. Located at 302 West Market St. or Call at 361-729-0031 toll free 877-888-9444

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PELICAN BAY RESORT is “Rockport-Fulton’s most unique resort facility” offering some of the finest accomodations in Rockport-Fulton, Texas! They feature free-standing New England style cottages and poolside 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 is 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, spa and clubhouse. Located at 4206 N. HWY. 35. Reservations can be made on their website for daily, weekly and monthly rentals with children and pets welcome by arrangement. Website: www.PelicanBayResort.com or call: 361-729-7177 or toll free: 866-729-7177 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

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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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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ROCKPORT CENTER FOR THE ARTS is hosting three shows simultaneously, June 14th-July 28th. The 2018 Poster Artist Debbie Stevens collection Taking Flight will be shown at the Estelle Stair Gallery located at 406 S. Austin Street with the back area of the gallery hosting the Member’s Show. The Past Poster Artist Exhibit will be taking place at the current Center For The Arts location at 106 S. Austin Steet. You will not want to miss this chance to see all exhibits! July For more information call 361-729-5519 or their website at www.RockportArtCenter.com COAST MODERN owned by Mike Catlin, will do all your custom framing. Bring in your own artwork or choose from the beautiful artwork he has available. Oringinals, Gilcees and Prints are sure to please both the casual to serious collector. Come in and shop for Rockport inspired gifts. He also carries apparel for the beach and beach lifestyle. Art workshops are held periodically including “Sip Wine and Design” casual paint along classes. Come relax, enjoy and get inspired!! Open: Wednesday-Saturday 11AM until 5PM and also available by appointment. Located at 1012 E. North St. in downtown Rockport. You can also follow Coast Modern on Instagram and Facebook @3rdcoastmodern or visit website at www.CoastModern.net. Call at 361-450-0487

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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. 729-0967 JOHN MARTELL PHOTOGRAPHY is located in the newly remodeled Merchants Square Building after Hurricane Harvey 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

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. On August 25 and 26, 2017 the facility suffered catastrophic damage due to Hurricane Havey’s direct impact on Rockport. A world-class sculpture garden featuring works by Kent Ullberg, James Surls and the late Jesus Moroles accentuate 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 but restoration is underway to protect Rockport’s art legacy. 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. This coming spring, the Rockport Studio Tour will allow visitors to see some of the most unique artist studios in Rockport’s storied art colony, learn about medium, technique and acquire unique pieces of art. 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. 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 instruction year-round through ArtSpace and Free Family Saturdays. Since the hurricane none of the programs or events at the Art Center were canceled. Three months after Hurricane Harvey, the staff and board of directors re-established operations in a building located in downtown Rockport at 106 S. Austin St. All programs are fully operational and a full calendar of exhibits is fully in place. Open Mon-Sat from 10-4PM. ADMISSION IS ALWAYS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Visit www.RockportArtCenter.com for more information or call 361-729-5519

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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, Caro Jackson, Sally Mitchell, Genie Mysorski, Sandy Reese and Betty Shamel. Wind Way proudly represents work by internationally famous 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. 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 downtown Rockport in the Cultural Arts District at 203 S. Austin St. 361-790-8331 or email: windwayart@gmail.com

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CRAB-N is Rebuilding and Reopening this Fall! They will continue 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. 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

ROCKPORT DAILY GRIND is a newly remodeled, since Hurricane Harvey, 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 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 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

DOUGH-LICIOUSLY is a quaint little coffee-plus shop on the north end of downtown Rockport. Try one of their Jo Hotties, specialty hot coffee, or a Jo Cool, specialty cold brew. Dana has teas steeped to order, sodas, and organic beverages. They serve hot homemade soup till the well runs dry. Sweets, breads, gourmet candies and coffee by the pound fill the shop with T-Shirts and gifts also. Dana will also cater your events. Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday 7-9 Private Dining on the Patio (BYOB). See them on Facebook www.facebook.com/Dough Matters or their website at www.Dough-Liciously.com. Located at 206 N. Magnolia For more information call 210-439-9937 www.rockport-guide.com

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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 Tuesday 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 with the Agave room Open till Midnight. 361-729-3952 BELLA la BREW is located at 2818 Hwy 35 N. in the Harbor Oaks Shopping Center next door to Bella La Rue Boutique. Bella La Brew offers specialty coffee such as classic cold brew, pour overs and Nitro cold brew coffee as well as their own special blend of espresso. Select from several tea offerings for a freshly brewed cup or a glass of their specialty tea of the day. Drink options for the noncoffee drinkers are just as extraordinary, such as lemonade sweetened with local honey, Chia tea, Matcha and more. Alternative milks are available along with various sugar free flavorings. The coffee is freshly roasted in Aransas Pass, Tx by Bloom City Coffee Company. Various sweets and sandwiches are available for an additional treat with your favorite beverage. Come enjoy a spacious environment to relax with friends, surf the net, meet clients, study or hang out long enough to play a game or two. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Open MONDAY to SATURDAY: 7:30AM-7:00PM and Closed on SUNDAYS. Call 361205-1833 or text 361-205-2470 to place an order for pickup. 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 11:00AM until 2:30PM. Located just one block off of Austin St. at 114 N. Magnolia in downtown Rockport. Call in TO GO orders at 361-729-8433 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 KIMMI’S FINE FOODS: A HERITAGE MARKET & HEALING ARTS CENTER is Rockport’s local hub for high quality food. Think of them as your local high quality market that now serves lunch! They now make one meal a day from scratch. It’s always gluten- or grain-free and served with hibiscus tea for $8 or $10! Offering more fresh local and organic produce, properly raised meats, pastured eggs, unusual spices and specialty diet foods. They even have their own gluten-free flour and sometimes have extra bread to sell. Located at 111 N. Austin St. between Lattitudes Restaurant and Jeanie’s Jewels. Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10-2pm. Lunch is served 10:30-2 or until they run out! www.KimmisFineFoods.com 361-729-4443 Page 28

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THE GROOVE Rockport’s Premier Dining Experience prides themselves on serving only fresh food paired with some great wines with live music every night of the week. Come to The Groove and sample their menu. Creative appetizers such as Wood Fired Brie, Cheesesteak Eggrolls, Elote (Street Corn) and Shrimp and Grits. Wood Fired Pizza Pie are a specialty of the house, serving Wild Mushroom, Shrimp/Pesto, Veggie and Sausage or try The Groove Margarite or The Groove Grape Lovers. You will not be disappointed! Order Wood Fired Steak, Shrimp or Chicken or their Fresh Fish, Pork Chops or Scallops all prepared with excellence. They offer a variety of Pasta entrees and Gourmet Burgers. Open Monday -Saturday 11AM til close, Sunday 12PM til close and Closed Wednesday. Located at 2001 N. Hwy 35 between HEB and Walmart. www.TheGrooveRockport.com or call 361-729-FOOD (3663)

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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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 Thursday-Tuesday. Wednesday bar opens 4:00 PM and kitchen 5:00 PM. www.PoormansCountryClub.com 1009 Hwy 35 North across from Little Bay. 361-729-7667 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 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

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! Now the COOK’S CROOKED POT is serving burgers, sandwiches, tacos, nachos and other light food cooked to order in the Sugar Shack. 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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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 Friday-Saturday 6AM-10:30PM. Located just across from the Rockport Beach at 609 Hwy. 35 N. For ToGo orders call 361-727-9151 LEGEND’S MUSIC VENUE is a newly remodeled edition to the Rockport/Fulton night scene. Dance to live bands, DJ’s and Karaoke 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! Food truck is on site for a late night snack. 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

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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

KIMMI’S FINE FOODS: A HERITAGE MARKET & HEALING ARTS CENTER is Rockport’s local hub for high quality food. Think of them as your local high quality market that now serves lunch! They now make one meal a day from scratch. It’s always gluten- or grain-free and served with hibiscus tea for $8 or $10! Offering more fresh local and organic produce, properly raised meats, pastured eggs, unusual spices and specialty diet foods. They even have their own gluten-free flour and sometimes have extra bread to sell. Located at 111 N. Austin St. between Lattitudes Restaurant and Jeanie’s Jewels. Store Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 10-2pm. Lunch is served 10:30-2 or until they run out! www.KimmisFineFoods.com 361-729-4443 DOUGH-LICIOUSLY is a quaint little coffee-plus shop on the north end of downtown Rockport. Try one of their Jo Hotties, specialty hot coffee, or a Jo Cool, specialty cold brew. Dana has teas steeped to order, sodas, and organic beverages. They serve hot homemade soup till the well runs dry. Sweets, breads, gourmet candies and coffee by the pound fill the shop with T-Shirts and gifts also. Dana will also cater your events. Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 8AM-4PM. Friday and Saturday 7-9 Private Dining on the Patio (BYOB). See them on Facebook www.facebook.com/Dough Matters or their website at www.Dough-Liciously.com. Located at 206 N. Magnolia For more information call 210-439-9937

ROCKPORT DAILY GRIND is a newly remodeled, after Hurricane Harvey,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 www.rockport-guide.com Page 32


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

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 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. Call Erich Specht for a free 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 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 Page 33


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 experience like you’ve never experienced before. Plan your day with a Massage, Body Wrap, 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

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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 At their post Havrey location at 1020 N. Fuqua in Rockport 361-463-6682

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July - December 2018