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Backwater Adventures really come out and raise your fishing game give me a call. The soft plastic bite is great here close in the Laguna Madre, live shrimp has been giving us limits of trout and drum every trip down in Baffin. Pick your destination and learn some new tricks old dogs! Have a great week and stay in 5ft of water.

By Joey Farah Farah’s Fishing Adventures With the weather finally turning to winter, we are seeing classic winter patterns producing some great fishing here in the Coastal Bend. Trout have been staying close to the channels where shrimp migrations are the heaviest. “Channels” could

Christmas has come in like a wave! Cooler weather will start us all on the hunt for gifts

The drum are on the move! Limits are the norm, all you have to do is call when you see good weather. Start off in the ICW or 5ft of water with sand bottoms. for those special people in our lives. Too many times we scan the Internet and dive into the OVER THE BRIDGE SHOPPING WORLD. There are a few places we can find some very unique gifts that you can’t find anywhere else. WIND AND WAVE SURF SHOP is like a treasure cave of everything water sports. AWSOME hammocks, skate boards, the best kayaks, and the coolest clothes. It’s so hard to know what our teenagers think is cool, easy choices for beanies hats and wallets, stocking stuffers like stickers, videos, cameras, shoes and sandals, girl stuff everywhere! The large vacation stores have some great decoration gifts too. Many of our local Island Mail stores have great gifts too. These businesses are owned by local Island people that have the Island Life running through their veins. Stop bye and say hello. God bless go get wet!

Drifting with GULPS under a popping cork will bring solid trout action along with some reds and drum, just about anywhere in the Lagoon this week. be the Intracoastal Canal, the many oilfield canals in the bay, and natural guts that are the deepest parts of the flats. All of these zones are moving most of the water and bait. In the beginning of winter these areas offer refuge when cold weather moves in. The deepest parts of the natural areas are mostly gravel and sand. This is from the constant current swiping away sediments. This bare bottom gives way to a muddy soft bottom then grass as you move towards the shallows. The soft mud gives many of the food organisms like shrimp, crabs, eels, worms and more shelter, predators are close at hand. The man made channels are just the opposite; the middle is the deepest and muddy. The edges of the channels on the drop off are where you will find the gravel. The puzzle fits together in my fishing right now when you hunt trout along the changes in bottom; perch eat the shrimp and smaller organisms hiding in the mud. They will stage in the grass beds in 4-5ft of water. The black drum eats small clams that make up the gravel bottoms. Staying close to these channels this time of year will keep your lines tight and fish in the box.

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Well hello there loyal readers! It feels like forever since we’ve talked! LOL! Hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving and ate lots of turkey. I’m still working on some blueberry pie in the fridge. I also have a couple boxes of Stove Top that we didn’t get to. Guess I’ll have to go buy another turkey or something to go with it.

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towards the other end of the beach, stopping to fish along the way. The action was slower with the wind coming up, and rain showers started popping up. At one point we looked south to see a waterspout come ashore and start a tornado. It looked like it crossed the island down south where we had just left from! We all decided that it was time to finally head off the beach and get home at that point.

There’s been some movement on the Packery Channel six-pack items, including the planned restroom facilities, pavilion, administration/maintenance building, ADA parking lots and ramps, and showers. There has been a lot of work done in several committees over the past few months, with both the blessings and support of City Staff. I will be doing a short presentation on recommendations from the Water shore and Beach Advisory Committee at the next ISAC meeting next Tuesday. I like to think we’ve come up with some really good ideas, and everyone it seems is glad to see these projects gaining some traction and moving forward. In addition, I’ll be talking about these projects in the next few articles, and I would really like you loyal readers feedback. Please drop me a Kevin holding one of Julians sharks before line at tarponchaser@mail.com and let me release know what you’re thinking. As soon as the wind comes back down, I’ll see you the beach, complete with fried turkey, mashed all On the Rocks! potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie (of course with We had our usual great Thanksgiving down

whipped cream, thanks Jackie!) and green bean casserole. I forgot that I had the cranberry sauce until we were mostly done, but I managed to finally get the can open and get it on the table.

The fishing was off the chart, although I didn’t do much. I just enjoyed watching the mayhem. The Spanish mackerel were whacking the river of mullet along the jetties on a continual basis. It was complete anarchy almost the entire time we were down south. It really was amazing to watch. The sharks were in and they were thick. Lots and lots of little black tips were running around in the surf, and Lily got bumped by one when she was out for a swim. They wreaked havoc on our long rods, and we all got cut off several times with all the teeth swimming in the water out there. Julian reeled in three sharks the last day we were there. Lily also got in on the action and reeled in a very amped up blacktip that was quickly photo’d and released. I did, however, manage to drive back up into the 50’s and do a little fishing for some pompano on the last day during the ice-cream conditions. While they were mostly slow, we did manage a few in between us, with Kevin, Jackie, Janice, and Julian all getting in on the action. The water was absolutely gorgeous, and extremely clear. You could see the mullet river streaming south, with lots of predators getting in on them. Brad even swears he had a tarpon on for a few seconds, and I tend to believe him. It was at least a very large splash that we saw. We also saw about a 5 foot black tip go absolutely berserk and free jump a half dozen times in the second gut where we were fishing for pompano. The last day found the weather turning and some rain showers popping up. We eased north


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Christmas Comes to Commodore Drive By Maybeth Christensen As many have noticed, five beautiful, large palm trees have recently been transplanted in the median on Commodore Dr. near the Fire Station and the Aquarius intersection. These trees were donated to the POA by local restaurateur, Niko Sissamis of Niko’s Steakhouse, and resident, Kevin Hankins of The Sign Guys. As part of a landscape renovation and sign project these trees, valued at approximately $10,000, were removed, transported, and installed at no cost to the POA. “In keeping with our values of charity and

community service we both wanted to give back to our community and thought these palm trees would make a great addition to the island landscape rather than ending up in the landfill as mulch”, said Niko Sissmais of Niko’s Steakhouse. Coordination of the donation, time, and equipment was provided by Kevin Hankins of The Sign Guys. The POA staff will continue to water the trees as they adapt to their new home and add beauty to the island. Niko wishes everyone a safe, joyous, and prosperous holiday season.

First New Oil Refinery in U.S. in Forty Years Coming to Duval County

A remote corner of southwest Duval County is set to become home to a $500 million oil refinery capable of refining up to 50,000 barrels per day with the main exports slated to be diesel fuel, jet fuel, naphtha, gasoline and LPG gas products. It is expected to be open by the end of 2018, according to plans announced this week. Raven Petroleum announced plans for a 200 acre “South Texas Energy Complex” near State Highway 359 near the Kansas City Southern Railroad. The project is expected to create about 1,500 construction jobs, and 300 permanent jobs once finished, the county news release states.

The South Texas facility, when complete, will be the first oil refinery built in the United States since the early 1970’s, according to a Duval County news release. The site is about five miles from the town of Hebbronville. Duvall County has a population of 11,388 and as of September had an unemployment rate of 11.9%, up from 5.3% two years ago when oil prices were at their peak. The infusion of investment from the project could drop the tax rate in Duval County by half without impacting tax revenue. Jim Hogg County which has 5200 residents had a September unemployment rate of 10.3%. Since oil prices peaked in 2014 Jim Hogg County has lost more than $21 million in the value of its minerals. The latest U.S. Government figures show nationwide unemployment at under 5%. The refinery will be capable of processing 50,000 barrels of light crude oil per day and

have enough storage for 4 million barrels. The designs, which are subject to change, allow for two inbound and two outbound train shipments daily. There will be about 20 miles of railroad track within the property. Refineries which produce less than 50,000 barrels of product per day operate under a more relaxed set of federal regulations that their larger cousins. A series of them can be located adjacent to each other and collectively handle larger amounts of product while still operating under the more liberal rules. Raven Petroleum notes in its online informational material about the project that the direct rail access to Mexico is “ideal,” and touts the supply from the Eagle Ford Shale.  The company also owns an additional 632 acres adjacent to the proposed complex that is available for co-development. It was not immediately clear what other expansions or possible extensions of the operation may be planned in the coming years. County and company officials couldn’t be immediately reached Friday for further comment. Neither Raven Petroleum nor Raven Resource Groups have active permits on file with TCEQ which would be necessary before construction can begin on the project. The company’s website indicates Raven Petroleum has ties to Dubai. The website says that Raven Petroleum is a “wholly-owned subsidiary of Raven Resources Group LLC.” Dale Rankin

Local Oil Field Activity Kevin Hankins (The Sign Guys), Maybeth Christensen (POA), and Niko Sissamis (Nikos Steakhouse)

Santa’s Seniors

For the 5th year Michelle’s Salon on the Island is sponsoring the Gift giving event for our lonely and financially strapped   Seniors in the Corpus Christi area. We would like to invite the community to help us archive our goal to have as many gifts as possible to hand to our deserving Seniors. We have over 300 names.

How it works Look for a Christmas tree with the Santa’ Senior tag, (listed below) select a tag, purchase the Gift and return the gift with the tag to the facility you collected the tag from or deliver at Michelle’s salon for collection no later than Friday, December 15. The gifts will be distributed by the Corpus Christi

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Community service with the Seniors meal. Monetary donations are also welcome for gift wrapping or additional Gifts still needed.

Tree locations: Michelle’s Salon - 14813 SPID (on Island) Bealls - 10241 SPID Flour Bluff Store Fallas - 10241 SPID Flour Bluff Store Fallas Outlet - Next door to Fallas Brookdale - 6410 Buena Vista Drive You can also contact us at:santasseniors@ gmail.com.For further info call: Hannie at 361510-0073.Thank you in advance for helping us bring cheer for those who have no one.

Annual Carolers Afloat and Lighted Boat Parade The Annual Carolers Afloat and Lighted Boat Parade is scheduled to begin at dusk on December 3, 2016 at the Dennis Dreyer Municipal Harbor in Port Aransas. Cash prizes, courtesy of local businesses and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Bureau, will be awarded to decorated, motorized boats in four categories, including small and large private vessels, nonprofit organizations and commercial vessels.

depart at approximately 6:30 p.m. Participants and spectators will be treated to hot chocolate and cookies. The evening will conclude with a visit from Santa Claus. Come celebrate the holiday season ~ Island style! For listings of accommodations, restaurants, shopping, and a myriad of “island-style” activities, visit www.portaransas.org or call 800-45-COAST.

Flour Bluff Fire Department Annual Parade Set for December 11

The parade routes is as follows: Encantada Ave - Left Palmeria Ave - Right San Felipe St. Left Cabo Blanca - Left Punta Bonaire, Right Sea Pines - Right Palo Seco, Left La Blanquilla Dr - Right El Soccorro Loop, Left Sea Pines - Right Coralvine - Left Allamanda, Left Pionciana - Right Bay Bean - Left Treebine, Right Sea Pines - Left Palmeria Ave,

Magellan Pipeline Company, LP, of Tulsa, has filed for a permit to drill a 300-foot cathodic protection well in the West Corpus Christi (12500) field. The No. 1 E9 will be about 7 miles east of Corpus Christi in Section 142 of the E. Villareal A-1 survey.

McMullen County Enerquest Operating, LLC, of Oklahoma City, has filed for permits to drill two wells, each about 6,300-foot, in the San Miguel Creek (Wilcox Cons.) field. The No. 52 Gubbels will

be about 10 miles northeast of Tilden in Section 26 of the G. H. Smith A-430 survey. The No. 41 Gubbels will be about 11 miles northeast of Tilden in Section 17 of the McKinney & Williams A-340 survey.

Refugio County T-C Oil Company, LLC, of Refugio, has filed for permits to drill one 5,000-foot well in the Lake Pasture (H-440 Sand) field and two 5,000foot wells in the Lake Pasture (H-434) field. The No. 106 T-C Oil Co. - O’Connor will be about 14 miles northeast of Refugio in the Florentine Rios A-59 survey. The Nos. 86 and 87 WLP will be about 16 miles northeast of Refugio in the John Keating A-40 survey. Source: RigMatch Information Services

Texas Oil & Gas Production Satistics September 2016

Production for September 2016 as reported to the Railroad Commission of Texas (Commission) is 71,404,018 barrels of crude oil and 561,242,466 mcf (thousand cubic feet) of total gas from oil and gas wells. These preliminary figures are based on production volumes reported by operators and will be updated as late and corrected production reports are received. Production reported to the Commission for the same time period last year, September 2015, was: 72,849,838 barrels of crude oil preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 87,680,526 barrels; and 620,188,919 mcf of total gas preliminarily, updated to a current figure of 724,241,890 mcf.

995 million barrels of crude oil and 8.1 trillion cubic feet of total gas. Crude oil production reported by the Commission is limited to oil produced from oil leases and does not include condensate, which is reported separately by the Commission.

  The Commission reports that in the last 12 months, total Texas reported production was

  Texas production in September 2016 came from 181,659 oil wells and 93,176 gas wells.

  Texas preliminary September 2016 crude oil production averaged 2,380,134 barrels daily, compared to the 2,428,328 barrels daily average of September 2015.    Texas preliminary September 2016 total gas production averaged 18,708,082 mcf a day, compared to the 20,672,964 mcf daily average of September 2015. 

Blockbuster Play Coming to Port Aransas in December

Carolers are asked to arrive at Roberts Point Park Pavilion by 6:00 p.m., and the boats will

The Flour Bluff Fire Department, Nueces County Emergency Services District #2) will hold its annual Christmas parade on Padre Island beginning at 5:45 p.m. December 11. The staging area will be at Briscoe King Pavilion.

There were no new drilling permit applications filed this past week in Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duval, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak and San Patricio counties.

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Continuing their streak of successful plays, students from PAISD will present The Lion King Jr at the Port Aransas Community Theatre December 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 16th and 17th. All shows start at 7 p.m. This extremely colorful and engaging play has thrilled countless theatre goers for years. The 60-minute musical, designed for middle-school aged performers, is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. The 70 plus students in the cast and crew have studied under the direction of Ken Yarbrough, Amanda Tipps and Morgan Milligan. The Lion King JR.  will be the 7th musical production for PAISD directed by Ken Yarbrough and the 15th Broadway Junior title Yarbrough has directed over the last 12 years. All students are

in 3rd – 9th grade and are not only encouraged to participate in the cast of these productions, but also to work on various aspects of the stage crew including light and sound, stage and prop management, as well as set and costume design.  This epic play follows the curious adventures of a lion cub named Simba as he confronts the responsibilities of adulthood and his ultimate destiny of king. The large cast will wow the audience with colorful costumes along with amazing dance. The Lion King JR.  features classic songs from the 1994 film, such as “Hakuna Matata” and the Academy Award®winning “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” as well as additional songs penned for the Broadway production.

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Everything You Need to Know About La Posada La Posada Toy Drive Underway

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The toy drive that raises more toys for the U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program in Texas is now underway on The Island.

To register for the parade or for other questions go to Padre Island Mail Plus and Ace Hardware in addition to www.piyc.org (go to the La Posada link and download the application.) Call Nick Colosi at 618-889-9160 about parade questions.

Donations have begun for the toy drive leading up to the 42nd edition of the La Posada Lighted Boat Parade on the weekend of December 9th.

For golfers who want to play in the tournament at Schlitterbahn on December 3rd total cost for 18 holes and lunch is $35 for members and $45 for non-members. Additionally, if golfers bring a new toy for Toys for Tots, then they will receive a $10 discount.

The big weekend this year is Friday, December 9th when the parade will take to the canals on the north end of The Island, and the following night on Saturday December 10th when it covers the south end. The event traditionally raises the largest amount of toys in Texas for the Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots program.

Don’t forget the La Posada Kickoff Party at Scuttlebutt’s on Tuesday, December 6.

The La Posada Foundation recently received a grant from the Coastal Bend Community Foundation in Corpus Christi. The grant will be used in our local community; backpacks for children (Timons Ministries), shoes for kids in FBISD, and Toys for Tots, among other very worthy causes.

It’s almost time to La Posada everybody!

The Padre Island Yacht Club’s La Posada Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is operated 100% by donations and volunteers. It does not pay wages or salaries to its members, and except for operation costs, all donations go directly to children’s causes in Corpus Christi and Coastal Bend areas. As we near Christmas the La Posada Foundation once again thanks all people and organizations for their donations and contributions of money, toys, and volunteer time. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”  - Winston Churchill A huge thanks to the Padre Island Yacht Club’s La Posada Foundation for what they have done, what they do now, and what they will continue to do. As we approach Christmas may you find

La Posada parades and parties will be here soon - join the parades, attend the kick-off party, or help collect toys

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Enjoy the View and Ambiance from the Padre Island Yacht Club By Brent Rourk The Padre Island Yacht Club will be open to the public for viewing the La Posada Parade on Saturday, December 10th starting at 6:00 pm.   It’s a great place to view the Lighted Boat Parade and they will be serving cookies, punch and coffee.  The Padre Island Yacht Club requests that you bring a new toy to donate to the Toys for Tots program. Please feel welcome to join the friendly folks at the Padre Island Yacht Club as they celebrate the Christmas season. 

Enjoy not only tasty cookies and punch but enjoy the best of the La Posada Parade on Saturday evening as it snakes around the canals on North Padre Island. All of the festively lighted parade boats will pass by the Padre Island Yacht Club, its decks and the expansive grounds. Bring a toy and your camera and get ready to see the parade as you have not seen it before.

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The City of Corpus Christi will auction 114 cars, trucks, and motorcycles at the  Police Vehicle Impound Lot, located at 5485 Greenwood Drive, on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. The auction will start at 10:00 am.

14500 block SPID Noon November 14 Shoplifting

The general public is encouraged to register and view the vehicles for auction from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Friday, December 2nd, 2016. The general public can continue to view the vehicles from 8:00 am to 10:00 am on the day of the auction. The vehicles for auction may be viewed online and an auction list may be downloaded from www.siskauction.com.

CCISD Police Department skips shaving, makes donation The CCISD Police Department put down their razors for No-Shave November to bring attention to individuals battling cancer. The goal of No-Shave November is for participants to create awareness of the disease while embracing their hair, which many cancer patients lose during treatments. Each participating officer also made an individual donation to the No-Shave November organization, which benefits the American Cancer Society, Prevent Cancer Foundation, Fight Colorectal Cancer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for its 2016 campaign. Since its inception six years ago, the No-Shave November epidemic has successfully raised over $3.5 million dollars to fight against the disease that takes the lives of over 22,000 people worldwide. “Culturally in the police community, cleanshaven faces are expected, but this is a fun way to test those limits while helping raise money and awareness,” said Kirby Warnke, CCISD Chief of Police. “My team wanted to help a good cause, and I knew they loved doing it.”

Police Calls 10900 block Gulf Beach (North Packery) 5 p.m. November 19 Driving in the sand dunes North Packery 10 a.m. November 15 Reckless damage or destruction 11500 block Gulf Beach (North Packery) 3 a.m. November 20 Damage to vehicle other than collision

15400 block Aloha Midnight November 14 Theft boat/trailer $2500-$30,000 14200 block SPID 1 a.m. November 20 Hit and Run 14300 block SPID 1 a.m. November 20 Theft $100-$750 14300 block SPID 2 a.m. November 19 Reckless driving 14400 block Aquarius Midnight November 20 Reckless damage or destruction 13800 block Longboat 9 p.m. November 19 Vehicle theft 15700 block Dyna 11 a.m. November 19 Vehicle theft/overdose 14200 block Playa del Rey 1 a.m. November 20 Criminal mischief $2500$30,000 14300 block Commodores Midnight November 15 Breaking and entering 14500 block SPID Midnight November 14 Criminal mischief 14500 block SPID Noon November 14 Shoplifting 14500 block SPID 4 a.m. November 22 Theft of vehicle 14900 block Leeward 10 a.m. November 24 Assault 14900 block Whitecap 7 a.m. November 19 Child locked in vehicle 15400 block Grass Cay 6 a.m. November 16 Theft 13900 block Ports O Call 5 p.m. November 18 Damage to landscaping $200 15800 block El Socorro 1 p.m. November 21 Fire 14200 block Cabo Blanco 9 p.m. November 16 Credit card abuse 16200 block Gulf Beach 7 a.m. November 19 Theft 16300 block Gulf Beach (South of Bob Hall Pier) 8 a.m. November 23 Illegal dumping

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Cooler Weather Brings New Challenges to Some Homeowners

By Todd Hunter, District 32

With the winter months now upon us, I want to talk about an issue that some households may face during the cooler parts of the year. In addition to colder temperatures, our area’s combination of humidity and high winds can be particularly grueling during this time of year, especially for those living in homes without proper insulation. Fortunately, the State of Texas has a program to help limited income residents properly equip their homes for the winter months. This program, administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), is known as the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). In this week’s article, I would like to share information about this program to help ensure the health and safety of all residents of the Coastal Bend this winter. WAP was established with the goal of helping lower income residents live in more efficient homes through weatherization. To do this, the program provides assistance with installing weatherization-related materials and making other minor home repairs as well as providing helpful home safety tips. By weatherizing their home, residents are able to lower energy costs by ensuring their homes are properly insulated. The program is administered through local WAP providers across the state. In our area, TDHCA works with the Nueces County Community Action Agency to provide assistance to Coastal Bend residents. To contact the Nueces County Community Action Agency, located at 101 South Padre Island Drive, please call 361.883.7201. According to the TDHCA’s website, the program offers the following types of services: Energy audit (a review of your home’s energy efficiency, which identifies where air leaks may be occurring, inefficient appliances, etc.)

To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, please see the information below from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs regarding the Home Weatherization Program: Visit https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/texans.htm and select Weatherization. Call 2-1-1 and the operator will direct you to your local utility assistance service provider. From a landline, call toll free at (888) 606-8889 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The toll free number will directly connect you with the WAP service provider in your county. If you would like to follow the Texas House and learn more information on news, committees or other aspects of the legislative body, you can access its website at http://www.house. texas.gov/ . The site features live streaming from committee hearings as well as access to a number of other resources. If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned in this week’s article, please do not hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office.  Please always feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas state agency, or if you would like to contact my office regarding constituent services. As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns or comments (Capitol Office,  512463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603).   - State Representative Todd Hunter, District 32 Rep. Hunter represents Nueces County (Part). He can be contacted at todd.hunter@house. state.tx.us or at 512-463-0672.

Installation of weatherization measures to increase energy efficiency of a home (structure must be able to benefit from being weatherized) The weatherization work, including caulking; weather-stripping; adding ceiling, wall, and floor insulation; patching holes in the building envelope; duct work, and tune-up, repair or replacement of energy inefficient heating and cooling systems Installation of weatherization measures that meet specific energy-savings goals Ensure all installation materials meet the standards meet state and federal regulations

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Port A Happenings UPDATING FOR THIS CHRISTMAS: WANTED ALL VETERANS!!! America Honors and Remembers The City of Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Department again is asking for you to help create a tree to honor service members. We are redoing all ornaments so if you have one on the tree that has a status change or you didn’t have a photo on it, let me know before we make the new ones. I am putting this out now to encourage everyone to participate and to do it now. We are asking you show your love and support of current and past U.S. soldiers this holiday season by honoring them with a star or a ribbon placed on the patriotic Christmas tree to be displayed in the Civic Center. It will be decorated with ribbons and stars for service members as follows: Yellow ribbon for those who are deployed, blue star for U. S.- based troops, gold star for fallen soldiers, silver star for those who were wounded, white star for those missing in action, purple star for those who received honor and red star for all veterans not fitting in any other category. The public is asked to join in the effort by supplying names to be placed on the tree. Photos may be brought by Parks & Rec to be scanned & returned, or emailed. Please specify the branch of service and which category. I believe are were several red stars (all veterans) who were also fallen, wounded or received metals or ribbons, as well as many with no photo. Veterans do not have to come from or live in Port Aransas. They can be friends or relatives of anyone with ties to our town. As long as they matter to you, we want to recognize them. To fill out an online questionnaire contact Pam at the Parks and Recreation office, 739 W. Ave. A, 749-4158, or by e-mail to pamg@ cityofportaransas.org. Enchanted Holiday Forest:“Peace on Earth” is the theme for this year’s Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Annual Enchanted Holiday Forest. City Custodial under the lead of Facilities Coordinator Sylvia Cortez turn our Civic Center into a magical wonderland. Individuals, families, businesses, organizations and groups then bring a tree in and decorate it in their interpretation of the them that year. Everyone is invited to participate. Contact Pam at the Parks and Recreation office, 739 W. Ave. A, 749-4158, or by e-mail to pamg@ cityofportaransas.org to register. No fee is required. Set-up is on Saturday, Dec. 10, 1-4pm at the Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. The forest will be open 8am-5pm, Monday - Friday, Dec. 12-16, and Monday - Wednesday, Dec. 19-22 for people to visit. Participants can take trees down starting Tuesday, Dec. 27. Grab someone and join in.  Annual Christmas Tree Lighting: Everyone is invited to the Port Aransas Port Aransas Parks and Recreation Annual Christmas Tree Lighting set for Thursday, Dec. 8, 6-8pm. Meet at Roberts Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. Director David Hyde will start off the event. Cast members of Lion King will perform. Billy Snipes will play holiday songs for  singing. Free hot drinks and refreshments. Hayrides available. Santa will arrive by fire truck and will be available for families or individuals to take photos with him. Come out and enjoy a fun night for the whole family!   Yoga on the Beach: Nancy Myers will conduct a yoga session Saturday, Dec. 10, starting at 8am, next to Horace Caldwell Pier at end of Beach St. This event is held the 2nd Saturday of each month. FREE! Bring a mat or towel suitable for use on the beach. Be on time as Nancy will move class inside if weather warrants.  3rd Annual Rocket & Drone Fest: Calling all rocket & drone enthusiasts! The City of Port Aransas Parks & Recreation Dept. will host its 3rd Annual Rocket & Drone Fest Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 2pm. Open to all hobby enthusiasts with rockets or drones, as well as anyone wanting to watch of all ages. They will launch from several launch pads, just bring your own rockets, engines, and igniters. Hot dogs and punch will be provided for all participants. Bring chairs and your friends. It will be held at the Community Park inline skate rink, 700 Clark Pkwy, off Ross Avenue by Community Pool.

Forest in the Port Aransas Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A. It will allow families to share a meal, kids to get photo with Santa and a gift. Free.   Go With the Flow:Offered by Parks and Recreation, class is held on Fridays, 4-5pm at Port Aransas Community Theatre, 2327 Hwy 361 in Port Aransas. A balletic dance/ movement class set to ballet music and using ballet and T’ai Chi warm ups plus simple ballet floor movement. This class will improve posture, mood, balance and flexibility plus strengthen the feet and ankles. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Full skirts are ok too. You can wear ballet slippers, jazz shoes or go barefoot. No socks please. Class size limited to 8 for now. Class will be the Dance Room at theater. $3 per class. Please call Sally Jo at 361-2717765 to sign up.   Pickleball:Pickleball playing returns in December and will continue until March 10. Bill and Laura Arvold coordinated pickleball for the Parks & Rec last year. As it stands now, the schedule will be the same as last year Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 1-3pm (may be longer). They play on three courts on the inline skating rink at the community park. Contact Parks & Rec Community Program Coordinator Pam Greene at 361-749-4158 or pamg@cityofportaransas.org or Laura Arvold at larvold@arvoldlaw.com for more information.   Winter Walking Tours:Mission-Aransas Reserve partners with Parks & Rec for nature walks. Tours are Fridays at 5pm through March. Stroll along the trails with guide Judy Perkins to see what budding, blooming or bustling in the marshes, prairie and mottes of the Port Aransas Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture. Bring binoculars, camera and water. Wear walking shoes, sunscreen & mosquito spray. Meet at the Preserve Pavilion at the end of Port Street. Interval Training: Offered by Parks and Recreation with certified personal trainer Karen Decker (361-903-0901) 6:30am on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. High Intensity Training in short spurts for all ages and levels. Work at your own pace. Usually held in Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A, but location may change. Call Karen to confirm. Cost is $3 a class or $30 for 15 classes. Cash or check to COPA. Open to men & women. Bring mat & water.  Spring Forest Qigong: This is held at 9am every Saturday. Relax, just do it! Suzanne McCann will be leading a weekly moving meditation in the outdoor pavilion at the Nature Preserve at Charlie’s Pasture.Being active in cooler morning temperature is a great way to start your day! Now only $3/ person!  Sit and Be Fit: Great workout for men and women, any physical shape with certified trainer Karen Decker (361-903-0901). Cost is $3 for drop-in class or $30 for 15 classes. Mondays & Wednesdays at 5:15pm in Civic Center, 710 W. Ave. A (Location may change, call Karen to confirm). Join others and enjoy the benefits of play for adults: Relieve stress. Improve brain function. Stimulate the mind and boost creativity. Improve relationships and your connection to others. Keep you feeling young and energetic. Check [make out to COPA] or cash.   Port A RPG Game Night: Gaming for age 16 and older is available in a controlled environment. High school and college gamers play Pathfinder, Star Wars RPG and Mutants & Masterminds. Held every Friday and Saturday, 4:30 pm to close, in the Girl Scout hut inside Parks and Recreation building, 739 W. Ave. A. No charge to attend, but food usually is ordered if gamers want to eat while playing.   Birding on the Boardwalk Learn a little about birds at 9am every Wednesday. Join birding expert, Nan Dietert, as she points out what’s flying, floating or fishing at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center at the end of Ross Avenue. Birders of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to attend. Bring your own binoculars. FREE!

High winds or rain could cause event to be cancelled.   Supper with Santa/Kids’ Christmas Party: The Kids’ Christmas Party takes a new turn this year as Port A Port Aransas Parks and Recreation will partner with Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce-Tourist Bureau, Port Aransas Boatmen and Rotary Club to combine the P&R annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa and the annual Kids’ Christmas party into a Pancake Supper with Santa set for Monday, Dec. 12, 5-7pm inside the Enchanted Holiday

CLUB NEWS The Island Moon provides this space for Island organizations. If you are a member of a club and want to get the word out about your events and/or projects send them along and we will get them in. Be sure to include a brief description of what your organization does and a contact person for those interested in joining.

managed by a 9-member board of directors. A membership luncheon is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at The Veranda starting at noon. Mixers are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. The association annually has two fundraising events – Taste of the Island in the fall and a Wine Tasting in the spring.

P.I.E. Padre Island Enrichment Club is a ladies only social club open to all owners/ residents of North Padre. We hope to enrich our members through social activities and Padre Island Antique Classic Car community involvement and we have A LOT Club (PIACCC) is open to all vehicles of FUN in the process. We have monthly 25 years and older: Antique, Classic, luncheons (2nd Friday) along with groups of Roadsters, Hot Rods, etc; who would like bunco, bridge, spades, craft club and book to meet to plan meetings, socials, rallies, clubs. We also have social events throughout tours, car shows on and around the Island. the year including a monthly “Happy Hour” Please contact piaccarclub@aol.com for where the guys join in. We enjoy raising information on the upcoming meeting. Please money for scholarships for local graduating include your contact information and the type seniors as well as other worthy causes in our of car owned. community. We would love for you to join Padre Island Dog Owners Group (PI DOG).   us and see how PIE can be part of your life. For more info please contact our membership The PI DOG Christmas Party With Your Pup chair Jaki Boyd @ 533-0854 will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 17 at the home of Bev & Chuck Hoffman (13913 Island United Political Action Committee: Skysail). Please bring a wrapped dog toy or Maximize representation of Corpus Christi treat for a gift exchange. Limit $5.00. For more residents on Padre and Mustang Islands in area information call Bev Hoffman at 949-3112 or government by promoting and supporting, by email bevhoffman@aol.com. the endorsement process, proactive and unified voting in non-partisan races and other issues Upcoming Activities: and referendums put to public vote. Meetings Kiwanis Club of Port Aransas. Kiwanis are open to the public. IUPAC meets meeting meet at Noon each Wednesday at Stingray’s, the 2nd Thursday of the month from 6:00 PM 401 Beach Ave., Port Aransas. For more 7:00 PM at Island Time Sushi Bar and Seafood information please email portakiwanis@gmail. Grill. Board President - Brent Rourk, Phone com. 361-244-7603 e-mail: brentrourk@yahoo.com. Padre Island Ukulele Club – We meet Parrot Heads of Port Aransas – is a not-forevery other Tuesday night! Call or text Danny profit organization whose purpose is to assist Salazar at (316) 877--‐7071 for the next in community and environmental concerns and meeting date. Beginners Workshop: 6 to 7 PM provide a variety of social activities for people and Open Jam: 7 to 8 PM. All Skills levels who wish to volunteer. Founded in 2009 the welcome. Location: Island Joe’s Coffee and club motto is “Partying With a Purpose.” To Gallery, 13919 SPID, right here on the island. join go to portaransasparrotheads.com or call A $3 per person donation covers the workshop, LuAnn Ferguson, 361 749-5141 or 817 291materials and the open jam. Loaner ukuleles 7034. available at no extra cost. RSVP online. POA - Padre Isles Owners Association. PadreIslandUkeClub@gmail.com The Association’s primary responsibility is to Padre Island Yacht Club – is maintain the Common Areas, assess and collect welcoming new members. We have the annual fees and provide information and Boat slips available now for members. assistance to property owners. .. Membership Contact Ralph Ferges, rferges@ in PIPOA is automatic for anyone acquiring gmail.com for slip rental information. record legal title to any property within Padre Check us out as every Friday Night is Happy Isles. Their office is located at 14015 Fortuna Hour from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact Bay Drive on The Island. (361) 949-7025, David Satterwhite, Rear Commodore in charge padreisles@pipoa.net. of Memberships, dgsatterwhite@gmail.com ARK – Animal Rehabilitation Keep. to attend. Padre Island Yacht Club (PIYC) Located in Port Aransas the ARK is affiliate members enjoy small boat Poker Runs, Cruises to area restaurants, Progressive Dinners, with the University of Texas at Austin Marine 4th of July Boat Parade, extended boat Science Center. They handle the rehabilitation cruises to Palacios, TX. South Padre Island, of most species of wildlife in the area with an Ingleside, Rockport, Fulton, and other areas. emphasis on marine animals. They care for The Members plan several social events every about 1300 animals each year, including about year including Holiday Events and Potlucks, 300 sea turtles and more than 100 species of Dinner Dances, Murder Mysteries, Soup Nights, birds. If you find an animal in peril they can Chili Cook-offs, Old Fashioned Picnics, Talent help Tony Amos is the Director. 750 Channel Night, Theme Parties such as “Tie One On”, Fab View Dr. Port Aransas. 361 749-6793, 361 50’s, Brazilian, Western, and Medieval Nights. 442-7638. afamos@mail.utexas.edu. PIYC hosts The La Posada Foundation, Island’s PIPPs Chapter of Corpus Christi whose mission is to gather toys and other Red Hat Society. In 2004 a group of Island donations for the US Marines “Toys for ladies got together under a Palapa and founded Tots” campaign through The Annual La the Padre Island Palapa Pals (PIPPs). Our only Posada Parades and the Scuttlebutts La rule is that there are no rules! We are all about Posada Kick-off Party and Auction. fun and friendship. We meet once a month for Please come, join us! Check us out for a lunch and various fun outings from cupcake Friday Night Happy Hour! making to CPR. KIWANIS Club of Padre Island. Kiwanis ISLAND ROVERS: Walks every Saturday meets at Veranda Restaurantat Schlitterbahn at 3 miles or less along the beach, depending on Noon on the first and third Wednesday of the peoples fitness and desires. month. When: Saturday, at 9am at the Padre Balli Padre Island Rotary Club. Padre Island Rotary Park Office South of Encantada, in the parking Club. Of the things we think, say, or do…..Is it lot between the office and the RV park. the TRUTH?....Is It FAIR to all concerned?... No competition, just conversation and healthy Will it Build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?....Will it be BENEFICIAL fitness. to all Concerned? If you can meet this 4-way For information see the Facebook group test the Padre Island Rotary is looking for you! “Island Rovers” We meet the second and fourth Padre Island Book Wine & Spirits. This Thursday of each month at the Veranda is the Island book club. We meet the first Restaurant Schlitterbahn at 5:30 pm. Wednesday of each month at Island Time Sushi Contact is Linda Walsh, Secretary, lawalshva@ Bar and Grill at 7:00 pm. Wonderful group of yahoo.com or 361-445-7999. ladies that like to read, love socializing with Island Strategic Action Committee. Is a the girls and drinking wine! Come out and join 14-member committee which meets at 5:30 us we would love to have you! Contact Linda p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Walsh, lawalshva@yahoo.com or 361-445the Comfort Suites on Windward Drive. The 7999, or just show up! committee’s purpose is to advise the Corpus Christi City Council on matters pertaining to The Island. All meetings are open to the public and the public is invited to address the committee during the public comment period. Send the info to editor@islandmoon.com and we will include it. Or call us at 949-7700.

Padre Island Business Association. The association is a not-for-profit organization whose primary purpose is to advertise and promote Padre/Mustang Islands, Flour Bluff and Corpus Christi while advancing the interests of the business community. It is

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 

      

   

   

 

       

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     

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     

  

                                

Beauty   

     

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       

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      

             

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     

 

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      

      

     

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               

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     

 

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     

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    

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December 1, 2016

Three Chords and the Truth By Ronnie Narmour ronnienarmour@gmail.com

Frostbite Betty is on the way… OK. Thanksgiving is done and it’s now countdown to Christmas. Which means our Winter Texan neighbors should be coming in droves very soon. I have it on good account that the Moon’s winter

Frostbite Betty and Bert are certainly island treasures. correspondent from northern Minnesota, Frostbite Betty (Betsy Bowen), is on her way down to pay us a little visit. Her son Jerome Bowen and his wife Sheri Hargrove live here in Port A. The bad news is, she’s not bringing Bert with her on this trip. Bert (Ron Piercy) is an old islander who shipped off to the great frozen north with Betsy and decided he liked it and we can’t seem to get him back. I’ve always said, those Winter Texans have it figured out… north in the summer, south in the winter. Seems like a no-brainer. Come January we will start publishing our “Winter Texan Round-up” and Frostbite Betty will be sending her journals of life from Frostbite Falls, Minnesota. Betsy is a very special person, an artist, a musician and accomplished author and we simply adore her. Her man, Bert, is a brilliant sculptor and silversmith. Stay tuned, you’ll love reading her stuff. I do. These are fun times.

Support our troops… And speaking of kids, Pacho and Karen (K.K.) Knapp’s son A.J. Knapp sent us a Traveling Moon photo form Fort Hood on the day before he was to be deployed to Kuwait. A.J. left his address for us islander’s who might want to send his company Christmas cards or cookies or any reminders from home, that we appreciate their service Staff Sargent A.J. Knapp and love them took the Moon traveling from abroad. to Fort Hood right before It’s SSG being deployed to Kuwait KNAPP AJ, for 9 months. 1345th Truck Company, APO AE 09366. It’s tough being away from home and your family and friends during the holidays, so let’s let A.J. and his brother in arms know that we have their back… because they sure have ours.

Irish Mike and his son, Luke Shannon from Cincinnati share a little family time at Shorty’s over the Thanksgiving weekend

The annual Turkey Bowl at the Back Porch last Sunday was an absolute hoot. There were over 100 bowlers and it seemed like it was the biggest one yet. As an ex-world champion, I didn’t do worth a hoot this year but our resident Parrothead, Deano Fabrie, took home the bacon even though Bubba Brandenberger gave it his best shot. It was a great send off for the Porch’s 2016 season. We more than did it up right. It was also the first Turkey Bowl for the incoming G.M. Lee Harper, who shared MC duties with our beloved Keith McMullen. And now what? I’ll probably park at the front door of the Porch and weep openly until they open again in March. They have become such family to me through the years. It was a treat seeing my old friends, Susan and Gentry Powell, in town for the festivities. Susan is the brainchild behind all of this. You won’t find two finer people. And I want to give a shout out to Julie Caraker for the amazing art work on the runway. Good job!

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I know I gush a lot in my little gossip column here about how great I think certain bands are, but this time I really mean it. Chili con Curtis from Vienna, Austria played Giggity’s on Friday and blew our collective minds. I found out about these guys from Ulrich Ellison (also from Vienna) and actually booked them sight unseen on his recommendation. I respect his opinion, hell, he’s only just won best Blues Guitarist in the Austin Music Awards. I’m sure glad I did. Chili, actually Chili Barracuda, is a bonified spitfire. She got pipes to rival anybody… not to mention the look. They played four straight hours and kept the house rocking from get to go. There wasn’t a slow note all night. I’m still having people come up to me raving about this

band. My friend George Todt, who has a bar in San Antonio, cut his stay in Port A short to drive back and hear them again on Sunday. I cannot wait for them to come back, which won’t be any time soon. Did I mention they live in Vienna. And I caught another couple of super bands this weekend. The California meets Texas country outfit, Mike Stinson (Houston, TX), hit town and gave our dancing shoes a workout. And over at the Porch, the big, big party band, Cruise Control (Corpus Christi, TX) polished off their 2016 music season with some beautiful harmonies. Pound for pound, this was about the best weekend all year. My hair’s on fire.

DO NOT MISS LIST Coming up… In the coming weeks, watch for shows by Reckless Kelly, The Bad Buoys, John Cortez, MISS DOLLY PARTON, James Little, Independent Thieves, The Chanklas, Max Stalling, Aloha Dave and the Tourists, Michael Martin, American Aquarium, Randy Rogers, Ty Dietz, Kevin Fowler, Roger Creager, Ulrich Ellison, Aaron Watson and Joe King Carrasco. Stay tuned.

The Mike Stinson Band played Giggity’s on Saturday

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Chili con Curtis played a smoking show at Giggity’s on Friday

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The big party band from Corpus, Cruise Control, played the Back Porch last weekend

Turkey Bowl…

Bubba Brandenberger bowled a strike at this year’s Turkey Bowl at the Back Porch

Our Thanksgiving weekend was a bs olutely glorious. I was invited to my pal, Renee Garland’s, home for a feast with some of our friends. Renee actually boxed up a bunch of Thanksgiving meals and took it

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to all the bartenders and waitresses that had to work on Thanksgiving. She’s such a special girl. It was great seeing Irish Mike’s son, Luke, in town and Shorty’s bartender Kenny Biondo’s daughter, Cheyenne, for the holidays. They have two wonderful kids.

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Shorty’s bartender, Kenny Biondo and his daughter Cheyenne from Austin had a great time at Thanksgiving

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Live Music Tonight Thursday, December 1 Minnesota Al @ Gaff Free Beer Band @ Giggity’s Eric Magnussen @ Scuttlebutt’s Reckless Kelly @ Brewster Street Cowboys From Hell Paso, Not My Master @ House of Rock

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Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 10 BELT SANDER RACES @ Gaff Aloha Dave @ Giggity’s Michael Burtts @ Scuttlebutt’s Grace Robinson @ Mikel Mays Michael Martin @ Shorty’s Spendiferous @ Rockit’s Sing Along Piano Bar @ Brewster Street American Aquarium @ South Texas Ice House Matt Hole, Hope & Hostility @ House of Rock

Friday, December 2 Bad Buoys @ Giggity’s John Cortez @ Shorty’s Chris Saenz @ Scuttlebutt’s Clarissa Serna @ Rockit’s Spazmatics @ Brewster Street Sunday, December 11 Edison Chair @ South Antone & the All Stars @ Texas Ice House Giggity’s Dolly Parton @ American John Eric @ Scuttlebutt’s Bank Center Blind Owls @ House of Rock Monday, Decembe 12 Saturday, December 3 Open Jam w/ Selfie @ Chicken Bingo @ Gaff Giggity’s James Little @ Giggity’s Rich Lockhart @ John Cortez Dec. 2 Michael Burtts @ Scuttlebutt’s Independent Thieves Dec. 3 Scuttlebutt’s Stevie Start Dec. 9 Independent Thieves @ Tuesday, December 13 Michael Martin Dec. 10 Shorty’s Paul Taylor Band @ Kevin Lee Hill @ Mikel Ty Dietz Dec. 16 Giggity’s Mays Billy Snipes @ Red Giant Dec. 17 Another Level @ Rockit’s Scuttlebutt’s Spendiferous @ Brewster Open Mic w/ Rev. Matt @ OPEN Till 2am • 823 Tarpon St. Port Aransas Street House of Rock

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Sunday, December 4 Antone & the All Stars @ Giggity’s John Eric @ Scuttlebutt’s Monday, December 5 Open Jam w/ Selfie @ Giggity’s Rich Lockhart @ Scuttlebutt’s Tuesday, December 6 Paul Taylor @ Giggity’s Billy Snipes @ Scuttlebutt’s Open Mic w/ Rev. Matt Martinez House of Rock

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Wednesday, December 14 Randy Rogers, William Clark Green @ Brewster Street Jimmy Wilder @ Giggity’s Billy Snipes @ Scuttlebutt’s Open Mic @ Executive Surf Club Scarecrow People, ZBT @ House of Rock Thursday, December 15 Ugly Christmas Sweater Party @ Gaff Free Beer Band @ Giggity’s Eric Magnusson @ Scuttlebutt’s Five Card Draw @ Brewster Street Ty Dietz @ House of Rock

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Wednesday, December 7 Jim Dugan @ Giggity’s Damon Scott @ Scuttlebutt’s Open Mic @ Executive Surf Club Scarecrow People, Oddfellas @ House of Rock Thursday, December 8 Minnesota Al @ Gaff Eric Magnusson @ Scuttlebutt’s Free Beer Band @ Giggity’s Bandora @ Rockit’s Swimming with Bears, Arcade Hustlers, Lady Kat @ House of Rock Friday, December 9 Jim Dugan @ Gaff Chris Saenz @ Scuttlebutt’s Chanklas @ Giggity’s Stevie Start @ Shorty’s Bandora @ Rockit’s Metalachi @ Brewster Street Max Stalling @ South Texas Ice House FEA, Knockouts, Avc. Rockers @ House of Rock

Friday, December 16 Ruben & the Rolling J’s @ Giggity’s Ty Dietz @ Shorty’s Chris Saenz @ Scuttlebutt’s Electrotypes @ Rockit’s Another Level @ Brewster Street Ambrose Brown, King Lazi, Heartless the Monster @ House of Rock

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Saturday, December 17 Billy Snipes @ Gaff Michael Burtts @ Scuttlebutt’s Kevin Lee Hill @ Mikel Mays Todd Dorn @ Giggity’s Red Giant @ Shorty’s Another Level @ Rockit’s Metal Shop @ Brewster Street Jason Suthern @ South Texas Ice House Rockmare @ House of Rock Kevin Fowler, Jon Wolfe @ Concrete Street Sunday, December 18 Antone & the All Stars @ Giggity’s

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