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Sapodilla Bay to Great Sandy Cay By Captain Sail Offcourse In Sapodilla Bay after checking in with Customs, the yachts in our group moved to the north side of Provo to Turtle Cove Marina on Grace Bay. Inside the cut harbor I meet Anne Pinder and found out about the Island. In 1966, a Swedish surveyor named Bengt Soderqvist met with Fritz Luddington, who had been flying over the island for many years. These two shared their interests with other developers of vision. The government allowed the group to lease/purchase some 4,000 acres on Providencials. In October of 1966, the seven investors, of the ‘Seven Dwarfs’ as they were called, arrived on Providencials on a boat named the Seven Dwarfs. Tommy Coleman was the advance man for Fritz Luddington and his Provident Ltd. Group. The five other investors were Julia Barber, Roger Morton, Peter Tompson, Theodore Roosevelt III, and Richard DuPont. Provident Ltd. Had certain

we left the Marina and headed east to the Leeward Going Through, which is a small channel that runs beside the Conch Farm. The channel starts at way point of 21 degrees 48.60’ n. and 72 degrees 07.30’ w. and carries four and a half feet at high water, so we had to move to make it across before the tide went out. On the first turn to the south the Catamaran ran aground on a sand bar and I went around them while they worked to get unstuck from the sandbar. They got free and in a short time came around me and we took off to the south running at a good clip to beat the 3 foot tidal fall. We were about a mile from the deeper water when I ran across a coral head and it ripped my rudder off, I stopped my boat, dropped sails, and deployed my anchor. I got off the boat and walked back to my rudder in 4 feet of water and found it had broken the rudder shaft. We were only 3 miles from the Caicos Marina and Boatyard which has a large travel lift, so my friends on the Cat got a line tied to me and towed me to the shipyard. There I paid for my haul out and bid my friends a good trip to the Dominican Republic..

I went to Caribbean Marine and Diesel and arranged for them to fix my rudder and left it in their Sailing off of Great Sandy Cay hands. I then went to the ships store and bought everything I obligations to meet to satisfy the government in needed for a bottom job, paint, sand paper, order to receive the acreage, and these were met brushes rollers, tape, ECT... I spent the next by 1971, scarcely five years from the inception week next to Captain Bill scraping and sanding of the project. This included the dredging of on the bottom of my boat, for a total cost of my Seller’s Pond and the creation of a channel to repair o $1,100.00 U.S.. When I launched the the sea, the building of roads to connect the boat, she sailed beautifully and I joined up with three settlements of Blue Hills, The Bight, and another yacht headed across the bank to Six Five Cays, the construction of a hotel and a jetty Hill Cays. There was Great snorkeling between at Five Cays, and the employment of a certain the cays over reefs filled with fish. That night number of the local population. The jetty was the north winds cranked up, so we headed to actually constructed at South Dock as Five Cays Cockburn Harbor at South Caicos at first light. was too shallow. We stayed in Cockburn Harbor that night and I Anne offered to let me move to her seawall in set out alone the next morning for Great Sand Turtle Cove for my stay in Provo and I promptly Cay. moved my yacht to her house. I stayed there The seas were 8 – 10 feet and following me while the other yachts were in the Marina. south but it was a fast down wind run and I This was my spot for the duration of our stay arrived at 4 O’clock pm. The next day I went to in Grace Bay while waiting on other yachts look around this famous island, landing on the to catch up from Florida. When they arrived sand beach in the middle of the island. Legend Sonic Drive-In 14401 S Padre Island Dr










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Kinetic Triggers

Hardest game of all There is no doubt that baseball is the hardest game of them all to excel in both mentally and physically. The pressure to succeed allows us to doubt our own abilities. Sometimes, the hardest thing in life to overcome is ourselves; our own superstitions. In creating routines, we convince ourselves that we have given ourselves an edge that allows us to play better. Is it true? Some swear by it and others just laugh, but with success we form habits, some good, and some bad. Superstitions come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and include everything from food to equipment and clothes.

Cincinnati Reds second baseman Joe Morgan would cock and re-cock his right elbow continuously, while waiting in the batter’s box for the next pitch. Everyone knew about Wade Boggs’ superstition; he always ate chicken before every game. Red Sox teammate Nomar Garciaparra’s toe tap between every pitch became the conversation piece when he played. Larry Walker was crazy about the #3. Not only did he wear #33 but he was married at 3:33 PM on November 3rd. Walker always took three practice swings before an at-bat and purchased thirty-three tickets for underprivileged kids in section 333 for every home game. Now I can’t explain why he hit 383 home runs for his career. It seems to me he recorded fifty more than needed. New York pitcher, Andy Pettitte, liked to listen to the entire sound track from the movie “Rocky” before the games he pitched; and Atlanta’s “Chipper” Jones played computer solitaire right up to game time in the club house.

Islanders Compete in the Texas State Senior Games By Dotson Lewis, Special to the Island Moon

Time has not dampened the need for players to increase their chances of playing great. Yankees’ Alfonso Soriano always makes a mark in the dirt next to home plate before stepping in the batter’s box. New Texas Ranger, Prince Fielder, always breaks apart an Oreo cookie before the game. Prince claims he can tell how the game will go by how much cream is stuck to one side of the cookie. Oriole’s first baseman, Chris Davis, always brushes his teeth before every game. Cincinnati Reds’ Todd Frazier chants before a game, as others in the clubhouse wonder if he’s okay. White Sox first baseman Adam Dunn always spits a huge wad of gum onto the field of play before game time. “I don’t know why I do it, I just always have,” said Dunn. Jason Giambi claimed he had a magical beard. After he grew the facial hair, his batting average went up 80 points. I’m thinking the steroids helped. Texas Ranger’s pitcher, Derek Holland, has to play Nintendo Hockey the night before he pitches.

The 2014 Texas State Senior Games was a QUALIFYING GAMES for the 2015 National Senior Games, which will be held in Bloomington/Minneapolis/Saint Paul.

Moon Monkeys Qualify for the National Ping Pong (AKA Table Tennis) Nationals Six Island residents recently competed in Table Tennis at the Texas State Senior Games held in San Antonio March 29th & 30th. Their goal was to qualify for the 2015 National Senior Games to be held in Minneapolis. Qualifying was particularly special to Doc Cannedy and family because they have family in the Minneapolis area; all six Islanders qualified for the Nationals.

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Babe Ruth Now that you’re warmed up, let’s see how closely you have been watching our National Pastime. Let’s recall some of the more popular superstitions. Did you know that “Babe” Ruth used to knock the dirt out of his spikes with his bat after every called strike? Yankee pitcher Vic Rashi refused to allow his picture to be taken before a game he was pitching. Ted Williams would place his bat under his arm and pull down hard on his cap after the second strike had been called by the umpire. Jackie Robinson always walked to home plate to hit, by passing in front of the opposing catcher. Even if the catcher was out at the mound talking with his pitcher, Jackie would wait until the catcher had retuned to his position and then pass in front of him, to step into the batter’s box. Let’s call that intimidation at its best. Phil Rizzuto would place his chewing gum on top of his hat for safe keeping, while batting. When he got two strikes on him, he would place the gum back in his mouth. Willie Mays never went to centerfield without first touching second base. Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, twirled his right thumb while holding his bat, before hitting. Pittsburgh Pirate, Ralph Kiner, never stepped on a white line on the field of play. “It didn’t help or hurt me,” said Ralph. “I just didn’t want to take any chances.”

The Bird Remember Mark “The Bird” Fidrych talking to himself and constantly cleaning the mound while pitching for the Detroit Tigers. After every 0-4 game, Chicago White Sox’s “Minnie” Minoso would shower in his entire uniform including spikes to wash away the bad karma.

But the guy who takes the cake is Roger Clemens. While with the Yankees, for good luck, Roger would rub Babe Ruth’s plaque that hangs in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium, before every game in which he pitched. You could even see him whispering underneath his breath, but I don’t think he has ever shared with us what he was saying. It is also well-known that the strikeout in baseball is referenced as a “K” on your scorecard. Roger Clemens recorded 4.672 “K’s” during his 24-year career. You would think that was enough. But Clemens took this a step farther by starting all four of his sons’ names with a K. They are in order Koby, Kory, Kacy and Kody. Kinetic trigger, I doubt it. Can anyone say Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? (OCD) Andy Purvis is a local author and radio personality. His newest book “Greatness Continued” is now available to order online at,, Google Books, Booksamillion, etc. You may also purchase all three books at Beamer’s Sports Grill 5922 S Staples or the local Barnes & Noble store. Please visit for more info or contact him at purvis.andy@mygrande. net. Listen to Dennis Quinn & Andy Purvis Q & A Session each Thursday 6-8 PM on ESPN 1440 KEYS.

IUPAC Meet and Greet Draws Islanders

Fundraiser Brings Local Candidates and Politicians By Brent Rourk The candidates and local politicians came out in droves to Mikel Mays last Wednesday evening for an informal IUPAC sponsored meet and greet. In a more relaxed venue candidates mingled with a crowd of islanders numbering over 100. This was another in a series of candidate meetings sponsored by the IUPAC, a non-partisan organization that provides information to islanders while encouraging them to vote and to represent the island in city elections. Candidates shook hands, requested votes, and charmingly chatted as they casually canvassed

the large room overlooking the Gulf. This was an opportunity, in a less structured format, for interested islanders to talk with a great number of candidates and others who make or wish to make the wheels of government turn. Rarely are there as many candidates and officials in one room as there were during the meet and greet. Certainly, new relationships and new support were forged during the evening. Attending the meet and greet were Mayor Martinez; City Council Members Colleen McIntyre, David Loeb, Lillian Riojas, Chad McGill, Rudy Garza, and Mark Scott; State Representative Todd Hunter; County Commissioner Candidate Brent Chesney, and Incumbent Joe McComb; County Judge Lloyd Neal; Mary Helen Berlanga, Candidate for County Judge; Kara Sands Candidate for County Clerk, Diana Barrera incumbent County Clerk; Tim McCoy Judge County Court 5; Wesley Reed Candidate for U.S. Congress; and Alex Garcia, Justice of the Peace. IUPAC, in partnership with the generosity of Mikel Mays (the new restaurant on Bob Hall Pier), used the opportunity as a fundraiser. Funds gained from the meet and greet will be earmarked towards expenses for future IUPAC informational events.

Dates to Remember: May 16th: Last day for early voting clerk to receive application for ballot by mail for May 27th runoff primary election May 19th: First day of early voting May 23rd: Last day for early voting May 27th: Runoff primary election day. June 3rd: IU-PAC Annual Meeting

The game originated in England during the 1880s, where it was played among the upper-class as an after-dinner parlour game.

About the Senior Games The Senior Games are a group of spirited competitions in twenty-four different sports categories, ranging from table tennis to pickleball, tennis, track and volleyball, and more. Senior athletes, which includes men and women ages fifty and over (by December 31st of the Games year) compete in five-year age increments. In each sport, the top four finishers in each age group qualify for the Nationals.

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Some examples are as follows. Players sat in the same spot on the bench during every game. They swung two bats in the on-deck circle before their turn at the plate. Rally caps were in order when their team was behind. Lots of players, especially pitchers, did not shave on purpose, before taking the mound. It made them feel more aggressive. Players wore the same underwear or sox when things went their way and their routine never included washing the articles of clothing if they continued to win. Many players chewed tobacco to relax: Johnny Bench, Rod Carew, Luis Tiant and “Sparky” Lyle to name a few.

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By Andy Purvis Special to the Island Moon

Major League baseball players are the absolute worst. Scientists called it a kinetic trigger, yet the players referred to their weird science as “routines.” We all know the truth; they’re superstitious. They confuse routine for superstition. In the old days you would hear the words, hex, jinxed, quirks, rituals, and idiosyncrasies. Some players even carried a rabbit’s foot in their pockets for good luck. These triggers were designed to bring the individual luck or ward off the baseball demons. You need not look any further than last year, as the playoff beards of the World Champion Boston Red Sox topped the “Curse of the Bambino.” (The players refused to shave during the playoffs.)

From left to right-Sam, Carolyn, Sherri, Doc Doc “All In” Cannedy with his two daughters Carolyn “The Hammer” Arwood, Sherri “Boom Boom” Grundhauser and his son-inlaw Sam “Big Gun” Arwood, all qualified in the following: Doc & Sam-Men’s Doubles-3rd place; Doc & Sherri Mixed Doubles-4th place; Sam & Carolyn-Mixed Doubles- 3rd Place; Carolyn & Sherri-Women’s Doubles, 2nd place; SherriWomen’s singles 3rd Place; Carolyn Women’s Singles-2nd place. One of the highlights of the tournament was when Doc Cannedy and his family played the last mixed doubles match against each other. Bob Brown & Dotson Lewis qualified for the Nationals in men’s doubles and Dotson Lewis qualified in the men’s singles in his age group. The six are looking forward to participating in the National Senior Game in 2015.

A Little Information about Ping Pong Looks like more and more Americans are finding out for themselves just why table tennis is such a great sport to play! Ping Pong (Table Tennis) is a sport in which two or four players hit a lightweight ball back and forth using a table tennis racket. The game takes place on a hard table divided by a net. Except for the initial serve, players must allow a ball played toward them only one bounce on their side of the table and must return it so that it bounces on the opposite side. Points are scored when a player fails to return the ball within the rules. Play is fast and demands quick reactions. Spinning the ball alters its trajectory and limits an opponent’s options, giving the hitter a great advantage. When doing so the hitter has a good chance of scoring if the spin is successful.

A major innovation was by James W. Gibb, a British enthusiast of table tennis, who discovered novelty celluloid balls on a trip to the US in 1901 and found them to be ideal for the game. This was followed by E.C. Goode who, in 1901, invented the modern version of the racket by fixing a sheet of pimpled, or stippled, rubber to the wooden blade. Table tennis was growing in popularity by 1901 to the extent that tournaments were being organized, books being written on the subject, and an unofficial world championship was held in 1902. During the early 1900s, the game was banned in Russia because the rulers at the time believed that playing the game had an adverse effect on players’ eyesight. Table tennis was introduced as an Olympic sport at the Olympics in 1988. After the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, the ITTF instituted several rule changes that were aimed at making table tennis more viable as a televised spectator sport. The older 38 mm (1.50 in) balls were officially replaced by 40 mm (1.57 in) balls. This increased the ball’s air resistance and effectively slowed down the game. By that time, players had begun increasing the thickness of the fast sponge layer on their rackets, which made the game excessively fast and difficult to watch on television. A few months later, the ITTF changed from a 21-point to an 11-point scoring system (and the serve rotation was reduced from five points to two), effective in September 2001. This was intended to make games more fast-paced and exciting. You are invited to join these and other “Ping Pongers” Tuesday and Friday afternoons (125 pm) at Ethel Eyerly Senior Center in Flour Bluff. Dotson’s Notes: All of Doc Cannedy’s family players used custom paddles made by son-inlaw Sam Arwood. A funny thing happened to me during a doubles match. I lost my balance trying for a shot and hit the floor with a bang! After stopping the blood flowing from a 3 inch cut on my right elbow, putting my dislocated thumb back in place and insuring that my stainless steel hip was working, I continued the match, which Bob and I eventually lost and we played one more match. Driving home from San Antonio was rather uncomfortable. My purple hip is slowly going back to its normal color, the bruises on my arm and shoulder have just about disappeared, but I still am having twinges…recovery has been slow and somewhat painful. At my age, I believe I should get off the DL (disabled list) as soon as I did a only a few years ago when I was in my twenties. Your comments regarding this and/or any other article will be greatly appreciated. If any of you Moon Monkeys are currently participating in a sport(s), please call the Benchwarmers between 3 and 6 PM weekdays at 361-560-5397 or call or Email Dotson. Phone: 361-949-7681 Cell: 530-748-8475 Email:


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Table tennis is governed by the worldwide organization International Table Tennis Federation, founded in 1926. ITTF currently includes 218 member associations. The table tennis official rules are specified in the ITTF handbook. Table tennis has been an Olympic sport since 1988, with several event categories. In particular, from 1988 until 2004, these were: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and women’s doubles. Since 2008, a team event has been played instead of the doubles.

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By Maybeth Christensen With all the new home construction on the Island, the Architectural Control Committee has been working with the builders to do a better job of keeping their job sites clean, that they have a dumpster on site (or they haul off the debris every day) and a silt fence is installed on the sides of the property to help stop the sand from blowing off the job site. They have initiated a fine system for those who do not follow the rules. They have also developed a system whereby they will recognize the builders who are doing a good job. Watch for an ACC five star award sign coming soon to a construction site.

Guardians Rescue is a foster-based rescue on The Island. We are in need of volunteers to help on the weekends at our adoption events that are usually held on Sat/Sun at Ace Hardware.

A Corpus Christi Police Officer impounded a gray 2012 Toyota Tundra pickup truck from the beach after the truck was discovered in about 4 feet of the surf Sunday night. A wrecker service pulled the vehicle to shore and then to the city impound lot. The Officer was unsuccessful to contact the registered owner at the registered address; but continues to search for the owner.

Some areas that help is needed: set-up/break-down kennels, talking to potential adopters, walking dogs, cleaning cages, etc. Perfect for students for community service, retirees or anyone who wants to make a difference and help save lives. As a foster-based rescue, we rely on foster homes to socialize and get them to events. We can only save an animal if we have a foster home in place and available funds for vetting.

Police Calls 14300 block Aloha 6 p.m. May 2 Theft $1500-$20,000 11800 block SH 361 9 p.m. May 4 Assault with injury

There was a handout at our annual meeting which pointed out some of the things to keep in mind, many of these are included in the covenants for your property. I have written about several of them from time to time, but thought I should put them in an article, again.

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14400 block SPID 9:45 a.m. April 28 Theft $500-$1500 Zahn Road and SH 361 5 p.m. May 4 Terroristic threat

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13900 block Windjammer 5 a.m. April 28 Theft $20,000-$100,000 15300 block Dasmarinas 10 p.m. April 29 Criminal mischief $50

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A “Quick-Draw” is a fun, lively art event where professional artists race the clock to start and complete a work of Art in one fast-paced hour while you watch. Six artists provide a glimpse into their world of painting or pastels. Entertaining and enlightening!

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Maintenance The covenants require your property to be well maintained. You might take a look at your house as if you were going to buy it. Does it need to be painted? Is the garage door rusty? Do you have old wood or miscellaneous “junk” stored outside. You can always bring that material to the Litter Critter in the POA parking lot the last weekend of every month.

The Port Aransas Art Center is a unique partnership of artists, organizers, supporters, and teachers who are committed to enriching the art experiences of the public, including our public school students. Artists are invited to participate and donate half or more of their auction price to the cause.

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SMA Theatre to Present ‘Fright Night’ Experienced Students Perform 2 Professional Plays By Brent Rourk We have become used to seeing the Seashore Middle Academy Theatre Department in the news. They have a history of performing superbly in competition and in the plays they perform at PACT over the years. On May 16, 17, and 18 the SMA theatre class will perform two humorous one act plays; Dracula: The Death of Nosferatu and 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse. Based on the classic gothic thriller Dracula (by Bram Stoker) The Death of Nosferatu, adapted by Christopher P Nichols and directed by SMA theatre teacher Ms. Ashley Knotts, follows the legendary character Professor Van Helsing as he battles the evil Dracula. The play moves swiftly from the moment Van Helsing appears during the opening and is filled with non-stop excitement and action.

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Watch the artists as they prepare for the challenge while socializing during the cocktail social of the Fiesta de Mayo celebration on May l6 at the Civic Center. The challenge begins promptly at 6:30 and ends one hour later.

Garbage and recycle cans are to be stored BEHIND the fence or in the garage. They should be put out Thursday night and returned to the storage area Friday night.

You don’t want to miss strolling around the mini-studios observing highly motivated live-auction artists paint to beat the clock. Later in the evening these works of art will be sold during a live-auction.

The City Code requires weeds to be no taller than 12 inches. Curb and gutters need to be clear of all sand and debris.

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Sound travels – turn down the volume after 10 PM, especially outside. Call Animal Control to pick up a dead animal – 826-2489 Barking Dogs – If you have a dog, be aware that if you leave it outside for long periods of time, it will bark! Be a responsible pet owner. Pick up after your dog!

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The second play, 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, is an entertaining comedy offering ways that one might use to survive a world doomed by rampaging zombies. Written by Don Zolidis and also directed by Knotts, this comedy acts as a guide that might enable audience members crafty methods to avoid a catastrophic zombie demise. The guide contains 10 creative, cunning, and clever methods that will leave you laughing. This ‘Fright Night’ twin bill features several experienced actors and a few fresh and talented faces from SMA. Look forward to seeing Jack Gibbs, Jade Kent, CJ Evaristo, Skylar Powell, Ethan French, Will Gazin, Hannah Hartley-Miller, Madeline Ryan, and Frank Krause. SMA plays are noted for being polished, well-acted and directed. The plays are for audiences of all ages. Dates and times are May 16th at 7:00 pm, May 17th at 7:00 pm, and May 18th at 2:30 pm. The Port Aransas Community Theatre is located at 2327 State Highway 361, Port Aransas, Texas. Ticket prices are 10 dollars per person, 5 dollars for those under 10 years of age. Go to Brown Paper Tickets at http://www. to purchase tickets.

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The Committee meets on the first Monday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Sixth Floor Conference Room. All meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend if you would like to learn more. Join this dynamic and visionary group today. To apply, please visit the City of Corpus Christi website at board-commissions/index for more detailed instructions. The City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department serves as liaison for the Sister City Committee. For more information, contact Reba George at 826-3460 or RebaG@

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Three Chords and the Truth By Ronnie Narmour

I got Lucky last week… I got Lucky last week… literally. My friend Amy Myers knew my li ttle Doxie, Peanut, had recently died and also knew how much I missed my dog. She was 17 and I had her for 15 years. So when her Facebook friend, Connie Beane, put out an appeal to the public to save a young Dachshund pup at the San Antonio Humane Society from being euthanized, Amy put the wheels in motion and notified me. “Ronnie,

super sweet music. Chances are you know these talented folk: Lela Caldwell and Bron Doyle. Lela has been making great music on this island for many years. She plays that guitar just like ringing a bell and in many diverse styles. I’ve heard her shred a six string in blues, rock, techno, classical and classics. But she pulled a new one on me the other night when she broke into some Latin jazz. Enter Bron. Bron is the Bron from Bron’s Beach Carts on Avenue G. His carts are everywhere. You can’t miss them. What you might not know is, Bron has become quite the accomplished percussionist. He took a bunch of lessons from our resident conga player, Luis Villareal (of Triggerfish fame) and picked it up really fast. If you ever go to his house, you’ll notice that it’s become a hand drum museum of sorts with a djembe, marimbas, steel drum, congas, bongos, frontier, all kind of shakers… he’s really taking this thing seriously. And I think he and Lela have found something special here. They’ve been playing Giggity’s and La Playa. It’s nice… really nice. Word on the street is…. two thumbs up!

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The patron saints of doomed dogs- Dylan Stewart, Cilia McKinley, Connie Beane and Bruce Stewart with Ronnie and Lucky. this dog is perfect for you” she said. It had only been a week since Peanut died and the wound was still fresh… maybe too fresh to even think about another dog so soon. But, I said I’d check it out and that’s when I found out about the network of saints out there who are dedicated to saving every dog on death row they can by fostering and finding them permanent homes. Port A resident, Connie Beane is one of these people. I soon came to learn that this lady does this solely for the gratitude of knowing that she helped save the life of one of God’s creatures. There’s no hidden agenda here. So, after seeing a couple of pictures of “George” on Facebook, I agreed to give the little fella a try. Connie assured me that I could return him to the shelter if it didn’t work out. She had some friends in San Antonio (Celia McKinley, Dylan Stewart and Bruce Stewart) of the same ilk that would drive George to Port A. This was on Saturday… George was to be put to sleep on Monday. No pressure. So on Saturday I went to the Port A Animal Shelter and adopted George. It was a really special moment in my life. These people who made this happen for me are amazing. They took care of all the expenses of neutering and vaccinating and wouldn’t even take gas money from me. So I took George home and we both fell in love with each other. But I decided George didn’t fit him and he seemed like a pretty lucky mutt to me. So Lucky it is… like I said, I got Lucky last week.

Austin Heat tore it up all weekend in Port A Last weekend was definitely a goodern for live music. For starters, the amazing rocking soul team, Austin Heat, was in town for a two nighter at the Back Porch and Giggity’s.. They ripped the head off of both shows. It was great to see my old pals… I’ve known the pianist, Don Burrows, since the old days in Lubbock when he used to play with Joe Ely. And over at Shorty’s, the beautifully harmonic Hold Fast Fables (Galveston, TX) played their first show of the season. Those guys have a mesmerizing sound that no one else has. I adore the cello parts in their arrangements. They’ll be back on June 27th. And mean while over at the Back

Lela Caldwell and Bron Doyle played an evening of Latin tinged jazz last Wednesday

Hold Fast Fables played Shorty’s last Friday Porch, Thomas Michael Riley, gave another stellar performance to a SRO crowd. Riley has that super smooth baritone and a shoebox full of original, heartfelt songs. He is certainly a patriot and appreciates our military. Also over at Shorty’s last Saturday, Uel Jackson played his regular “First Saturday” gig, which always brings in the old Tarpon Ice House crowd. Uel has also been playing some shows at the Gaff and the Back Porch lately, too.


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show to the Back Porch and Shorty’s has the powerhouse blues of the John Cortez Band. DO NOT MISS LIST On Saturday the 10th, the Godfather of Austin Blues, Mr. W.C. Clark will play the Back Sunset Sounds… Porck. W.C. is one of the founding members The Port A Parks and Rec Department will of the Austin blues scene and has mentored host another installment of their Sunset Sounds many aspiring musicians such as Stevie Ray concert series this Friday from 7-9 Vaughan. Nobody, but nobody at the Patsy Jones Amphitheater does an Al Green song better than in Roberts Point Park. The series W.C. Clark. Also on Saturday, the runs from April through October. highly acclaimed singer-songwriter, This show features The Krystals, a Brian Keane (Nashville, TN) country, rock, blues and Tejano band will play the Third Coast Theater. from Corpus. Bring your lawn chair, Keane has the current number one cooler and kids and enjoy the sunset hit on the Texas Music Chart, “ with some killer music and one world Bar Lights”. He’s wrote “She Left class back-drop. In June look for Me For Jesus” with Hayes Carll Aloha Dave and the Tourists, July; which earned both writers an The Independent Thieves, August; Americana Song of the Year Award. Ruben Limas and the Rolling Jays Uel Jackson played He’s also been recorded by Micky and September; The Rip Tones. his regular First and the Motorcars, William Clark Green and Cory Morrow. 31 Annual Songwriters Saturday show at Also on Saturday, Jim Dugan will Shorty’s Showcase… play Shorty’s, Todd Dorn and the Sea Drifters will play Giggity’s, The Port Aransas Art Center will host their 31th annual Songwriters Showcase Melissa Brooke will play Stingrays and on Sunday, May 18. This years showcase Concrete Street Amphitheatre will have a Pink will feature Carol Elliott, Todd Dorn, Jef Floyd tribute called Another Brick in the Wall Wilson, Tim Miller & Perry Wing, L. Leon in which rocker Johnny Reverb will open. Sands & Sierra Howe, Guy LeRoux, Hamp On the horizon… Brockman & Janet Drew, James Derkits, Coming next weekend, watch for shows from Tiffany Duckworth, Tyler McCumber, Melissa Brooke, Woodie Lawson and Deb blacktopGYPSY, Billy Snipes, Clarissa Dault. The event will be held at 7:00 pm in Serna, Jesse Dayton, Mandy Rowden & Billy Roberts Point Park and will have a $7 admission Abel, Aloha Dave and Paul Thorne. And on charge. Bring you lawn chairs and ice chests for Memorial Day Weekend (May 23-26) watch for shows by Stevie Start, Mike Milligan the uniquely “Port A” tradition. and the Altar Boys, Gary P. Nunn, Jul & the Coming this weekend… Chrome Wheels, Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes, Coming this weekend in the clubs: On Friday, Kimberley Dunn, Ruben Limas, Lyrical the 9th, the popular variety rockers Red Giant Bynge, Larry Joe Taylor, Passing Strangers, will return to Giggity s, The Rusty Brothers Josh Abbot, Kevin Fowler, Wad Bowen, (Dallas, TX) aka Steven and Andrew Whiskey Meyers and Sam Riggs. McWilliams will bring their country music

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