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GulfBreeze Packery Beach Bums By Mike Murphy http://www.glidesociety.com/gulfbreeze2 Over the years Packery, Newport and Corpus Christi bonfire at Thanksgiving. The group has always Pass channels were opened several times thanks focused on keeping the beach clean right down to to tropical storm and hurricane related conditions removing cigarette butts. In 2010 Carol Ann took but eventually these passes were closed natural- the lead for the SPBB to become the Texas Generly with sand. More recently, the J. P. Luby surf al Land Office official beach guardians, adopting park became the gathering place for many beach the beach between the south jetty and the seawall. goers including numerous regulars known as the Brandi Grahl Photography (www.brandigrahl. com) provided the SPBB photos; you can see Beach Bums.

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On The Hook Seatow Rescue

By Captain Arthur Helmsteadt and his dog Fred Labor Day weekend brought several interesting calls. Tracy, one of the other captains, had to deal with a capsized aluminum Starcraft just outside of Packery. Apparently, these folks made it outside the rocks several hundred yards and decided it was a little too sporty for them. When they turned to head in, a wave took their bow and swamped them. It rolled the boat and pinned two of them underneath the overturned hull while the others hung on top. Luckily, the two underneath were able to feel their way out and all were pulled out by Beach Rescue. All of them made it back to shore safely. Tracy got the boat righted and pulled back in safely. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Starcrafts, I would say they fall into the category of johnboat. It may not be the best hull choice for running around outside the jetties. Thankfully nobody was hurt. Foul Fuel

Group shot of the SPBB Beach Bums

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Since the current jetties were built and Packery channel was dredged, this area has attracted beach and water enthusiasts in much larger numbers. Along with the increased interest and use of both sides of the Packery channel, beach litter and trash has also grown significantly. The large, informal group known as the Beach Bums, that once frequented the J. P. Luby surf park, split and became two groups with the opening of the Packery channel.

Coordination… clean and safe

North Packery Beach Bums (NPBB) William Butler Sr., originally from Corpus Christi, has been an integral part of the NPBB for a number of years. He served six years in the U. S. Army as a Veterinarian Food Inspection Specialist and also worked in San Antonio for the HEB Central Market. William was kind enough to act as spokesman for the NPBB and greatly helped provide insight into the group’s make-up and purpose. The North Packery Beach Bums (NPBB) is a large, informal group of beach regulars that have always enjoyed spending time on the beach together, often with food, huge bonfires and parties well into the night. Michael Mitchell worked to establish the NPBB as the official Texas General Land Office beach guardians for a mile of the beach from the north jetty to marker 198. Since adopting the beach this year, the NPBB initiated clean-up beach par-

Some of the Beach Bums’ fires get rather large and the groups are very conscientious about managing their fires. Both groups have worked with city Beach Operations to address concerns about the bonfires and the burning of wooden pallets because after the fire the nails are left on the beach. The beach bums are not hesitant to approach those on the beach who are burning pallets, leaving trash or being disruptive. They diplomatically point out these concerns and usually violators un-

NPBB celebrating another clean-up before the music starts derstand. When necessary the issues get reported to Beach Operations or the Police for resolution. The city Solid Waste department provides collection bags and is called to dump trash receptacles on the beach if necessary. Hopefully a recent shortage of collection bags will not be allowed to happen again, after all, the trash is never ending and bags need not inhibit clean-up efforts for volunteers picking up trash. These efforts to keep the adopted beach area clean and free of trash definitely help make a big difference so when you go to the beach take back more than you bring. When you find yourself on either side of Packery channel, check around, find a bag and pick-up some litter, your contribution will be appreciated.

NPBB gather for another beach clean-up ties on the last Saturday of each month from April through August. NPBB members transport volunteers up and down the adopted stretch of beach and collect trash bags throughout the day. The clean-up days often continue well into the night with a bonfire and live music. South Packery Beach Bums (SPBB) Andre Lavoy, originally from Michigan, was part of the original Beach Bums since moving to the area ten years ago. He flew helicopters for 10 years in the U. S. Army and then for offshore oil and gas operations. Andre, now retired, is the group’s flag bearer and spends many of his days on the beach along with other regulars in the group. The SPBB consider themselves family with pitch-in meals, birthday celebrations and a large

Volunteers... join the effort now The next GLO Statewide clean-up will be Saturday, September 24, with 9:00 am check-in at Padre Balli Park Headquarters. The Padre Island Kiwanis Club and Surfriders operate the cleanup for the section of beach between Mustang Island State Park and the Padre Island National Seashore. Volunteers are provided bags and gloves and the Padre Island Kiwanis Club also provides lunch and drinks at the conclusion of the cleanup activities. Volunteers interested in working on the Padre Island National Seashore (PINS) can call Park Ranger William “Buzz” Botts at 361-949-8068 to help with this effort. Participating volunteers can mention the clean-up at the entrance station for free park entry, meet at the Malaquite Visitor Center to participate and have lunch after the clean-up activities.

A 22-year-old man had an extremely close call while driving on Highway 361 to Port Aransas on Friday, September 16th after a boat fell off of a trailer being pulled by the truck in front of him. The man wasn’t too seriously hurt but his Toyota Camry was totaled. Photo by Ronnie Narmour.

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By now, anybody who owns a boat with an outboard has heard the woes associated with ethanol fuel. The tails of corrosion, clogged injectors, gummed up valves, fouled plugs, and locked up motors were only things I’d heard about from friends or read about on the internet, until now. It all started about a week prior to the holiday weekend. The port motor on one of the work boats started missing badly. After a thorough diagnosis we determined the #1 cylinder had no compression. I pulled the valve cover off and found one of the intake valves had stuck open. This caused some other minor damage in the valve train which was quickly repaired. We gave the motor a good de-carbon treatment in all the cylinders and reassembled everything. She ran perfectly. Problem solved right? Over the next several days, I began to notice both motors missing badly on startup. After about 30 seconds of shaking all over the place they would smooth out and run normally. I realized something was causing the valves to stick open when the motor was cold. During a totally unrelated visit to a mechanic friend of mine, I noticed a bunch of jars full of fuel on his counter in the shop. The fuel in the jars had separated itself into several different layers. The bottom most layers were actually black. I asked him what the deal was. For the next hour he proceeded to scare the !@#$ out of me with what they’ve been pulling out of tanks in local boats. The black stuff is actually algae growing in the ethanol. The other layers of funk in the jar resembled water in the fuel but it wasn’t. In fact, all they really know about this stuff is it’s some kind of petroleum product that is flammable. When burned, the oily, cloudy layer leaves a sticky tar-like res-

idue. Hmmm, I wonder if that could explain my earlier stated issue. I learned that this mystery fuel was shelling motors and causing other problems all over the place. There were several in the shop for this very reason. I was so freaked by what I’d seen I headed straight home and pumped 2 gallons out of both of my boats into milk jugs. After careful inspection I deemed both vessels to be foul fuel free. I remembered though, we don’t’ buy fuel from anywhere but Rudy’s for our boats. I had heard the horror stories a long time ago and decided it wasn’t worth taking the chance on ethanol gas. For those unaware, Rudy’s fuel contains no ethanol. I’ve heard rumors the Chevron in the Bluff is the same way. I haven’t confirmed this though. Folks, I would strongly recommend pulling some samples of fuel from your tanks. It’s as simple as pulling off the fuel line and using the primer ball to pump fuel into a transparent container. Drain at least 2 gallons to get a good read on what lies in the bottom of that tank. It could save you some costly repair bills. By the way, these fuel conditions aren’t helped by additives such as Sta-bil. Several of the boats that were damaged had fuel treatment in them. The way it should be

I ran a call 2 weeks ago that truly humbled me. It was one of those times when you meet someone you know you can learn something from.

The Crawford’s own a very nice late 90’s Abermarlie. Unfortunately, the day I meet them, their out drive had locked up while they were about 10 miles offshore. Apparently they were working their way in from about 40 miles out when the drive just stopped. I know…..none of that is especially interesting. What will surprise you is Mrs. Crawford is a very young 72 and Mr. Crawford recently turned 79. Furthermore they celebrated their 56th anniversary not long ago. Mrs. Crawford was quite distressed about the condition of their boat. She explained how their boat was what kept them moving and off the couch. She also explained how she had a brand new Simrad installed on the boat as a surprise for Mr. Crawford for their anniversary. For those of you that don’t know what Simrad is, it’s autopilot. I’d have to say that’s the single most awesome anniversary gift I’ve ever heard of. I hope they get their boat back on the water soon. I have a great deal of respect for both of them. You don’t meet many couples that have made a lifelong commitment like that. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Crawford. We should all be taking notes from you.

A little South Texas History

The Captain and the King Editor’s Note: This is the latest in an ongoing series of stories about the Texas Rangers and their efforts to bring peace and stability to the Nueces Strip in the mid-1870s. They are based on the book Taming the Nueces Strip by Ranger George Durham who served under renowned Ranger Captain L.H. McNelly.

fight before he was killed and King Fisher made his way south to Goliad where he met Doc White who eventually moved to Eagle Pass and took up ranching. It wasn’t long before all his cattle were in the hands of raiding bandits and he needed a deputy to protect his interests. King Fisher fit the bill.

The Nueces Strip was the land between the Nueces River and the Rio Grande. McNelly formed his band of Rangers at the behest of the Governor of Texas after bandits from Mexico raided Sol Lichensteins’ store in downtown Corpus Christi. in the last installment McNelly and his Rangers arrested border lord King Fisher who was the undisputed czar of the area around Eagle Pass.

Killed twenty-six men, mostly White Republicans

By Dale Rankin

He already had a reputation for being quick with a gun and cool under fire. Like Wild Bill Hickok his belief was that is was not important who got off the first shot in a gunfight, it was who got off the first accurate shot.

In two short years he owed his own ranch and had married and started a family. It was said that he still killed White Republicans out of revenge but otherwise was a law abiding citizen. But he still had a reputation for buying and selling cattle showing the brands of ranches other than his own. It was that reputation that had brought McNelly calling. He was armed with a copy of The Book which contained the names off men all over Texas who were wanted by the law in other states.

By the time Captain McNelly arrested King Fisher at his ranch near Eagle Pass the Fisher was in his early twenties and had killed twenty-six men. He had begun as a deputy to a local Constable who needed someone to help him bring law to the border area west of San Antonio. By the time McNelly found him he had become the largest ranch owner in the northern end of the Nueces Strip and controlled the land between the border and San Antonio. McNelly now had nine prisonHe was he head of a band of about ers, eight of Fisher’s men whose forty men who found their way to names were in The Book and his ranch, often one step ahead of Fisher whose name was not. the law and hired on as cowboys. The Rangers rode all night and His reputation was for not asking arrived with their prisoners at questions about where the cattle the sheriff’s office in Eagle Pass came from that he bought cheap where Fisher’s attorney was from the men who brought them waiting for them. for sale. King Fisher “My name’s McNelly,” the CapAs you entered his neck of the tain told the sheriff. “I got nine woods you came across the first road sign in that prisoners I want to deliver.” part of Texas which read: This Road is King Fish“My name’s Vale,” said the man with the badge. er’s Road. Take the Other One. “I’m Chief Deputy of Maverick County. I’m hapAfter the Civil War he and his father came to Fort py to know you Captain. You are Captain McNelWorth from Kentucky where his father had run ly of the Rangers?” afoul of the Reconstruction Police who enforced the law of the post war Republican government. “That’s right.” His father killed three of the policeman in a gunHistory Continued on B2


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“Up here,” the lawyer said, “we go according to Texas law as it comes down from the courts, not jungle law some Ranger Captain...”

“That’s right, nine of them.” “Well Captain I see you’ve got Mr. Fisher.”

i was more than Durham could take. He let go with an open-handed blow that sent the lawyer sprawling. The Captain sent Durham out the door.

“I’ve got King Fisher yes.”

“Get out, and never do that again.”

“What charge, Captain?”

The lawyer got up and ran his tongue around his mouth and spit blood.

“All right, Captain. You have some prisoners you want me to hold for you?”

“He’s no stranger to you. He’s a d--- bandit and killer.” The lawyer spoke up, That’s an opinion, Captain - not a charge under Texas law. You must name his bandit victims and produce them as witnesses. You must produce the bodies of his homicide victims, with proper witnesses.” Civilization The civilization that McNelly had been working to bring to the Nueces Strip had caught up with him. In the south end of the strip there was nothing in the way of a legal system for him to contend with. He had cleaned out the South end of the strip without taking a single prisoner. He believed in Six Gun Justice. Taking prisoners was what the U.S. Army and other law enforcement did and it didn’t work. There was no support system for prosecutors and bandits arrested were soon free to keep up their work. But in the North end of the strip the law had made its way west from San Antonio and due process was the now the law of the frontier. McNelly was out of his element.

“These d--- killers of yours...” he said. “I’m sorry,” McNelly said. “It won’t happen again unless you keep up that sot of jawing and beg for it. We’re peace officers. Rangers. We know the law.” He turned to the deputy, “Kansas has felony warrants for two of these prisoners, Missouri’s got felony warrants for three...” “You got the warrants, Captain?” McNelly produced The Book. “Their names are in here,” he said, “and this book is a blanket warrant.” “Do you have the court decisions backing that, Captain?” “No.” “If I hold these men under that blanket warrant, Captain, can you guarantee Kansas and other states will send for them in the regular manner and pay for their keep and expenses?” The Captain and the King “No,” McNelly said, then turned to his Lieutenant and said, “Give these men

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back their guns and release them,” then walked out the front door. It was a telling moment. McNelly’s tactics had cleaned the rustlers out of the Nueces Strip but now with them gone the need for Frontier Justice was gone, and with it the need for those who enforced it. It was a theme later picked up by director John Ford in his movie The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance with the real life McNelly in place of John Wayne.

That night there was a celebration in Carrizo Springs. King Fisher showed up riding a deep chested dapple gray gelding “that would heft twelve hundred pounds;”and was the product of Kentucky breeding. He was carrying Fisher’s 7-D brand. The saddle was made of flank leather and about ten pounds of beat silver. He was wearing the brown beaver hat he would later die under and his gold inlaid pistols.

Fisher picked up his two gold-inlaid pistols and walked to McNelly, “Much obliged Captain.”

But it was all topped by his leggings. They were made of genuine Bengal tiger skins and had been given to him by his friend Ben Thompson who took a liking to the skin when it was still on the tiger at a circus in North Texas. When the owner refused to sell Thompson shot the tiger in his cage and took the skin which he had made into chaps and gave to Fisher. Thompson went on to become the Sheriff in Austin and he and Fisher’s fates wound up fatally intertwined.

“You’ve won King,” McNelly said. “I’m licked. You’re a young man King. You’ve won every bout with the law up to now. You just might be lucky and win some more, but finally you’ll lose to the Rangers. We don’t fight draws or dogfalls. When we lose, we lose. When we win, we win. And when we win once, that’s enough. The law might lose now and then. We just did. But the law always wins the last round. We’ll win. We represent law.” “I’m a law abiding man,” Fisher said. “Like I told you...” The Captain cut in, “Make d--- sure you stay law abiding, King. You’ve got a nice wife. You could make a good citizen. You’d also make a nice corpse. All outlaws look good dead.”

Whether it was the talk from McNelly or some inner voice Fisher left the outlaw life behind. He banned saloons in his town of Carrizo Springs and went on to become the sheriff in Uvalde before his untimely death. A story for another day.

“But I’m not an outlaw, Captain. Nobody can prove...” “Meaning I didn’t prove it this time, which is correct,” McNelly said. “but put it this way, anything that walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and runs with ducks is might near always a duck. I only aimed to tell you to get out of this outlaw business. The next time the Rangers come after you we just might leave you where we overhaul you and you could make a better life for yourself. But it’s up to you.”

Next time: The end of the frontier in the Nueces Strip

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Partying with a Purpose

By Devorah Fox devorahfox@aol.com The Parrot Head Club of Port Aransas claims to “party with a purpose” and it does – admirably well. The Parrot Head Club of Port Aransas is one of 200-plus clubs in Parrot Heads In Paradise, Inc. “Parrot Heads” are fans of the singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett whose music and books celebrate the beach bum – err, life of tropical island leisure. However, while members of Parrot Head clubs have indeed been spotted in Hawaiian shirts or coconut –shell bras, board shorts and flip flops with a margarita in hand, they are about more than just holding down a beach chair and working on a tan or a beer buzz. Internationally, Parrot Head clubs hold numerous fundraisers that benefit a multitude of charities such as cancer or Alzheimer’s research, environmental causes or the March of Dimes.

The PHoPA –- Parrot Heads of Port Aransas –- is no exception. The club has as its main charity the Helping Hands Food Pantry. To raise money, club members participate in fundraisers like the Wing Ding chicken wing cookoff, the Port Aransas lighted boat parade, the Mardi Gras parade and SandFest. (That they have “phun” doing it doesn’t detract from their philanthropy.) A group of industrious Parrot Heads has met most Wednesday evenings to handcraft “hangover” wind chimes, hands-free wineglass holders, beaded necklaces and other items essential to creating the perfect beach bum vibe in home décor and attire. Sales of the crafts at various festivals and at Beaches Café and Bakery benefit the PHoPA charities. However, not to get too task oriented about this, “craft-night” usually involves a lot of socializing and the consumption of Parrot-Head-appropriate beverages and snacks. The once-a-month club meetings are also as much convivial potluck gatherings as they are business meetings and if that isn’t enough togetherness, there’s also once-a-month happy hours held at various locations around town. Yes, the Parrot Heads are serious about “leaving the world a better place to live,” but they’re just as dedicated to “having fun and making lasting friendships” while they’re doing it.

The club was founded in 2009 by LuAnn Ferguson. Formerly of Keller, Texas, LuAnn had enjoyed her membership in the Lone Star Club there. So, when she and her family moved to Port Aransas, she started a Parrot Head club here. At about the same time, the Coastal Bend club was getting started in Corpus Christi. That club has since folded but its members have merged with the PHoPA. The PHoPA has about 85 members, quite a few of whom are out-oftowners who have a second home in Port A. Deno Fabrie serves as Vice President, Diana Fabrie as Secretary and Sandria Stout is Treasurer. Most Parrot Head clubs put on one big fundraising party a year and last year, the PHoPA hosted “Wings Over Port Aransas” which benefitted the Animal Rehabilitation Keep to the tune of $5,200, a sum that stunned ARK director Tony Amos. This year, the PHoPA has been challenged to raise $8,000 for the ARK, enough to construct a shade structure for Barnacle Bill, a large loggerhead turtle housed in an outdoor tank. “Wings Over Port A: Pirate Island” is poised to do just that. The weekend of “phun” scheduled for October 7 to 9, 2011 includes a beach bonfire and cookout, two brunch-

es, a party with entertainment by Jerry Diaz and Hanna’s Reef, pirate garb (an event T-shirt), pirate booty (a goodie bag), plus live and silent auctions. Among the auction items is a king size quilt handmade by club member Barbara Creager. The quilt is centered with a beautiful panel of parrots, backed with a fabric of musical notes, and has lots of appliqued Jimmy Buffett-inspired details. Also up for bid is a model pirate ship hand-built by Rockport’s Jack Niederkorn. This 1:80 scale model brigantine, named the Corsair, is of the type preferred by pirates during the 18th. More than 250 hours were spent in the construction of this model. Over 30 sponsors have each donated $250 or more to make “Wings” a success. Ten-dollar raffle tickets can be purchased by mail sent to Parrot Heads of Port Aransas, P. O. Box 914, Port Aransas, Texas, 78373, and the “Wings Over Port A: Pirate Island” registration fee of $50 can be mailed to the same address. “Pirate Central” will be at the Dunes condominiums at Lantana Drive and space is limited to 150 partygoers. For more information, visit the Web site at http:// www.portaransasparrotheads.com or check out the club’s Facebook page. You can also contact club president LuAnn Ferguson by email at luann@portaransasparrotheads.com to join the club or attend “Wings Over Port A: Pirate Island.” I’ll see you there. —www.devorahfox.com


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In American vocabulary the word relish refers to condiments which normally contain vinegar, salt and sugar or honey. The condiment can also contain chopped fruits or vegetables such as a “pickle relish”. The word “relish” first appeared in English in 1798 and comes from the word “reles” which means in Old French, “something remaining”. To the Brits, the term relish refers to a thick pickle or sauce which includes vinegar. Relishes probably came about out of a desire to preserve vegetables from the home garden for use during the winter months when no fresh produce was available.

In a nonreactive bowl, mix all the ingredients together except the crabmeat. Add the crabmeat last to avoid breaking it up too much. Cover and refrigerate.

Relishes are more than toppings for burgers and hot dogs. Relishes are great on almost any kind of entrée or side dish. Try some of these recipes to add relish to every bite of your meal! All recipes can be increased proportionately.

2 Tablespoons White Vinegar

1/2 Cup Avocado , chopped 1 Cup Pineapple , grilled or roasted 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped cilantro 1 –2 Tablespoons Honey 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar or Lime Juice

Roasted Corn and Pineapple Relish 2+ Cups 4 ears Sweet Corn Steamed 8 Ounces. Pineapples Grilled or Roasted 2 Tablespoons Fresh Mint , chopped 1 Tablespoon Honey, or to taste ¾ Cup diced Red Bell Peppers 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt 1-1/2 Tablespoons Jalapenos , minced , seeds removed Cut corn kernels off of cob and place into a medium size bowl. Place half of corn on lightly seasoned sheet pan and roast until kernels begin to caramelize. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Dice grilled pineapple and add to corn with roasted corn, mint, peppers, salt and jalapenos. Fold vegetables together.

1-1/2 Tablespoons Jalapenos , minced , seeds removed

Whisk honey and lime juice or vinegar together in a mixing bowl until honey dissolves. Pour over salsa and allow at least 30 minutes for flavors to develop.

Dice grilled pineapple and place in small mixing bowl.

Place in a covered storage container and hold refrigerated until ready for use.

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Whisk honey and vinegar or lime juice together in a mixing bowl until honey dissolves and pour over pineapple. Fold in remaining ingredients. Marinate at least 30 minutes prior to serving for flavors to develop. Place in a covered storage container and hold refrigerated until ready for use.

Grilled Peach Relish 3 Cups 4 Peaches, halved 1 teaspoon Olive oil ½ each Red onion, diced 1 teaspoon Garlic, minced

Crab and Tomato Relish 2+ Cups Make this several hours before serving so the flavors have plenty of time to meld. Keep covered in the refrigerator until ready to use, stir well. Also try this as a salad over crisp greens. 1 Cup seeded and diced yellow tomatoes ½ Cup diced Bermuda onions 1 Cup (1-1/4 x 1/4-inch pieces) drained jarred roasted red peppers ¾ Cup rough-chopped cilantro leaves ¼ Cup Red Wine Vinegar 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and fresh-ground black pepper, to taste 8 ounces crabmeat

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1 each Jalapeño, minced 2 teaspoons Honey, or to taste 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 Cup Cilantro, chopped Coat peach halves in olive oil and grill over medium heat until soft but not mushy. Dice peaches and combine with remaining ingredients. Reserve. Dining and drinking should be a shared experience to be remembered. Always cook and mix with TLC, use the best ingredients and make your creations gift from the heart. Life is short, so eat and drink the finest!! ENJOY!

The Port Aransas Community Theatre will open with “A Month of Sundays” on Thursday, September 22. The play will run Thursday, Friday, Saturday, September 22, 23, 24 and September 29, 30 and October 1 at 7:30 P.M. Two Matinee performances will be on September 25 and October 2 at 2:30 P.M. The theater is located at 2327 State Highway 361 in Port Aransas, Texas. The story is about John Cooper, played by Jim Cravens, a widower in a nursing home whose mind is sharp but he physically is failing. His best friend in the home is Michael Aylott, played by Jack Dreessen, who is physically hearty but is losing touch with daily memories. Nurse Wilson is played by Patsy Balcom and she is particularly fond of Cooper as a friend and confidant. Lisa Cravens plays Mrs. Baker, the housekeeper, who puts up with the aggravating old men of the home. The story gets its title by the fact that Cooper’s daughter and son-in-law come to visit only the first Sunday every month. Daughter, Julia, played by Tamara Merson and son-in-law, Peter is portrayed by Arnold Govella. Unfortunately their visits are not always the happiest of times.

The play has moments of humor, touches of frustration about life, but shows the value of friendship and understanding how important those around us daily are to our very being.

Tickets are $15 each for Friday and Saturday shows. Discounted seats at $10 are available for Thursday evenings and Sunday matinees. Tickets go on sale on September 15. They may be purchased by calling the theatre, 361-749-6036 on Thursday through Saturday between the hours of 1:00 and 5:00 P.M. They will also be available one hour before each performance or on the website www.portaransascommunitytheater.com and following the link for obtaining tickets.


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The first induction ceremony of The American Kickball Hall of Fame has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 1st at the Cornerstone Church at 3409 Waldron Road. The program begins at 1:00 p.m. Refreshments will follow. Sponsorships are available in the amount of $50 and $100. Please call 361-985-0934.

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Legislative Update

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Tides of the Fortnight

Todd Hunter

A Look at Texas Higher Education: Closing the Gaps and Inceasing Student Enrollment In the State of Texas, higher education is education and economic development. In 2000, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) adopted a plan called Closing the Gaps by 2015. With Texas’ rapidly growing population and the diversifying of its economy, it is important that Texas make the strides to improve and advance the state’s 146 public and independent institutions of higher education.

According to recent statistics released by THECB, the student enrollment in Texas institutions of higher education has increased by 485,932 students or 48.7 percent, totaling 1.50 million students in the Fall of 2010. The Fall 2010 enrollment increased by 84,500 when compared to the previous Fall. This represents the second largest enrollment increase. With these increases in enrollment, the state is well positioned to meet its goal of adding 630,000 students by 2015.

In the plan adopted in 2000 and modified in 2005, the THECB laid out four distinct goals: • Participation Goal - To increase the participation in higher education by adding an additional 630,000 more students compared to the 2000 enrollment numbers.

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi is doing its part to increase student enrollment numbers in the State of Texas. In the Fall of 2010, Texas A&M University-CC enrolled 10,032 students, marking the first time the University broke the 10,000 student enrollment threshold. Texas A&M University-CC has again grown by enrolling approximately 10,204 students for the Fall of 2011 school year. Recently, Texas A&M UniversityCC ranked 21st among regional public universities in the West and 2nd in the State of Texas, according to the U.S. News and World Reports rankings.

• Excellence Goal - To increase the number of nationally recognized programs or services offered at colleges or universities in Texas. • Research Goal - By 2015, increase the level of federal science and engineering research and development obligations to Texas institutions to 6.5 percent of the obligations administered to the institutes of higher education across the country. • Success Goal - To award 210,000 undergraduate degrees, certificates, and other identifiable student successes from high quality programs.

As our communities, economies and state continues to grow and adapt, so will our institutions of higher education. If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned in this article, please do not hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office. As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns or comments (Capitol Office, 512-463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603).

It is estimated that if Texas is able to achieve these goals, the state’s economy will see an increase of $489 billion in total spending, $194 billion in gross state product, and $122 billion in personal income levels, as well as the creation of 1,023,00 new jobs by 2030. To help meet these goals, Texas has 146 public and independent institutions of higher education across the State of Texas. Currently there are thirty eight public fouryear universities and upper-division centers, thirty nine independent four-year college and universities, fifty public community college districts ( with multiple campuses) and a number of public health institutes, two-year colleges and independent junior colleges. It is anticipated that the State of Texas will receive $8.08 on every $1 the state invests in to higher education.

Creating Dreams for Island Homeowners

September 23, 2011

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Rockport SeaFair Set for October 7-9 The 37th Annual Rockport Seafair October 7-9 has it all – live music, great food, water entertainment, arts and crafts, activities for the children and more! Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis headline the weekend’s music line-up and bootup the energy and fun with great Country Western sound, 9 to 11 p.m., Friday, October 7. Rockport Seafair tickets are $5 for adults Friday and Sunday; $7 for adults Saturday; $10 for presale wristband, good for all three days, available for advance purchase only; limited supply; and $2 for children 6-to-12. Children under 6 get in free. Festival hours are 5 to 11 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 pm. Sunday. Contact the Chamber at (361) 729.6445 or (800) 242.0071, or visit rockportseafair.com; for information on the area visit rockport-fulton.org.

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Three Chords and the Truth Li

By Ronnie Narmour ronnienarmour@gmail.com Glory be, there really is a substance called rain. I knew it was there in my memory banks somewhere but had forgotten what the stuff actually felt like. It’s nice. I could get used to it. As is the norm, I’ve seen a lot of great music lately. I was especially impressed with HOBO’s (Corpus Christi, TX) show at the Gaff on the 17th. Rev. Fred and the boys have a unique woodsy sound and are really starting to get the attention of us Islanders. Keep an ear out for this band! On the local music scene I have a few shows to tell you about. Sharkeys in Port A will have

Luke Huggins will play the South Texas Music Fest on Oct. 8th their 11th annual South Texas Music Fest and Chili Cook-Off on October 8th. This event is a fund raiser for the Jody McCormick Vocational Scholarship Fund. The line-up will include Todd Dorn and the Sea Drifters, Victims of Circumstance, Blake Sparks, Goodnight Avenue, Shark Attack, and Luke Huggins (Luke’s the one to watch for here…he’s good). Music will start at noon and go until the wee hours. The late Jody McCormick did a lot for our island and this event is a good way to help out a good cause. Let’s roll…

Hank3 Shelton Hank Williams III aka Hank3 (Nashville, TN) brought his traveling sideshow to the House of Rock on Monday, September 12th. I mention it was a Monday because Hank completely packed the joint…on a Monday. Not an easy task. (It was reminiscent of the sold-out Wailers show HoR put on last year.) The massive crowd was another eclectic blend of Corpus’ dichotomy… young and old, bikers and grits, head-bangers and hippies, chicas and jocks. Body art was prevalent. This was definitely a show with attitude. Having put the recording duties aside for the present, Hank 3’s tour de force showed up with their game faces on, ready to promote three new CD’s released all at the same time last week. His show was representative of those recordings…three different genres, three different shows. Hank opened with a basic Country set (acoustic guitar, banjo, stand-up bass, fiddle and pedal steel), followed by a louder, rowdy Hellbilly set, culminating with a set featuring his new metal/doom band, Attention Deficit Domination. I stayed for the first two sets and headed home when the doom started…not my cup of tea. But, most of the crowd stayed. Everybody got what they wanted and nobody got hurt. (I only wished I had worn closed toe shoes like my friend, Pam, had warned…it did get a little edgy at times.) There were times through Hank’s performance when he looked and sounded exactly like his late granddaddy, the late Hank Williams Sr. I swear to you that I got pictures of orbs circling around him (especially during the song, Ghost to a Ghost), but our resident photo expert, Miles, says it was just

Hank3 drew a big crowd at the House of Rock on Sept. 12th Photo by Shelton Williams

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dust particles. What does he know? There was a living ghost headlining on stage that night and the House of Rock location was a morgue in the early 1900’s… so it makes sense to me. (Email me and I’ll show you the photos if you don’t believe it.)

Terri Hendrix Terri Hendrix (San Marcos, TX) played the House of Rock on September 15th. With Terri you get more than your money’s worth because Grammy winning producer, Lloyd Maines (Austin, TX) was on sideman duties (guitar, lap steel and Papoose), and guitarist/performer extraordinaire Michael O’Connor (Brenham, TX) opened the show and joined them later on stage. This was a musical trifecta. I’ve been raving about Terri Hendrix since the first time I heard her play my little Tuesday night “open mic” in San Antonio around 1993. For the last 18 years, it has truly been a pleasure watching Terri Hendrix mature into the artist that she is today. I feel like I’ve watched my little sister grow up and couldn’t be more proud of her. In short, she’s a going Jessie and a pure talent. When she couldn’t land a record deal, she started her own record/production company. Fourteen recordings

Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines and Michael O’Connor played the House of Rock on Sept. 15th

and a Grammy later, this engaging young lady has earned her spot as one of the top musical entities in the state. She’s won a ton of the “Best of” categories in Austin and San Antonio polls and continues to gather new fans all over the world. Her

DO NOT MISS LIST Sun Fest In 2000, the City of Corpus Christi started construction to widen Ennis Joslin Road between SPID and Ocean Drive when they discovered an ancient Native American burial ground where hundreds of people were buried as early as 1000 BC. According to a Caller-Times article (January 15, 2005) TXDOT had known about the sacred grounds as early as 1996 when archaeologists were hired to conduct test excavations. They found human remains and artifacts that confirmed the area to indeed be a burial ground of an extinct tribe, possibly the Karankawas, who were known to inhabit the area around Oso Bay. The Karankawas left the Coastal Bend area in the 1850’s and went to northern Mexico where they eventually died off leaving no descendants to be indignant about when the white man started building a road through their cemetery. So, TXDOT contacted the Gulf Coast Indian Confederation who notified United Native America, a national Indian activist group. They tried to put a stop to the disrespectful pillage of their once sacred land, now determined to be the second largest Native American burial ground in Texas. Usually the transportation department would build the road around a burial site, but Ennis Joslin is nestled snugly between rows of houses.

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songs are funny, sad, insightful, often spiritual and always beautiful. Her multi-musicianship is exciting and always growing. Throw maestro, Lloyd Maines, and a bag of chips into the mix and you have the complete riveting package. I could write a volume here but will save it for the next time she plays our area. Let’s hope it’s soon.

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Rex Foster (Comfort, TX) will play the Burning Bush Coffee House on Monday, September 26th. The Burning Bush is a concert series put Fast forward to on by the people at KEDT 2011…on Satur90.3, public radio in Corday, September pus. James C. Davis, Pam th 24 the Aveda InStakes and Brad Brown stitute of Corpus also host a wonderful raChristi will host dio program every Sunday Sun Fest at Mcat 7 PM called Some Call Caughn Park, loIt Folk. The concert series cated on Ocean is held at the Parkway PresDrive and Park byterian Church at 3707 Street. This famSanta Fe Street in Corpus. ily-friendly event Past performances include is a benefit for such artists as Susan Gibthe South Texas Artist Dave McGary works on a Native American piece son, Butch Hancock, Sara Alliance for InHickman, Johnsmith, digenous People Ken Gaines, Caroline Aiken, Dana Cooper and (STAIP.), a non-profit inter-tribal organization Shake Russell, to name a few. The shows begins consisting of indigenous people of all the Americas. The mission of this festival is to bring aware- at 7 PM and the cost is $10. TXDOT responded to the controversy by saying, “We all have to live with what we do.”

ness of this Native American burial grounds and raise the $300,000 needed so that renown artist, Dave McGary, may construct a double life-size memorial bronze statue at the site located on Pat and Hans Suter Park on Ennis Joslin Road. Some of McGary’s most famous pieces are on permanent display in the Egyptian Museum and inside the United States Congressional Building in Washington, D.C.

The headlining band will be Jai Roots, a San Antonio reggae band, influenced by many cultures, including that of Native Americans. Other artists will include local Corpus Christi favorites Johnny Love and the Dankadelics and LIBRA. Other attractions will include Native American dance and drum rituals, a Native American teepee display, an appearance by the Mayor of Corpus, bounce games for the kids, a dunking booth, a fashion show, face painting and a chance to win a new car. For a schedule of the day’s events, go to www.sunfestcorpus.com.

Rex Foster is an artistic guy. He makes great music and beautiful jewelry in the Texas Hill Country. His song, “Thinking About Bob Dylan” got the attention of Bob himself, who actually pulled his tour bus over in San Antonio to find the recording in a mom and pop record store. It’s a good song and I guess Bob wanted to know what Rex had to say about him. The story goes that Dylan was in Neil Young’s borrowed tour bus which didn’t have a CD player and the record store guy had to record it on cassette for him. Foster records with folk icon, Peter Rowan, and lists Steve Earle (“Rex Foster is one of my heroes”) and Townes Van Zandt (“Rex’s songs are really refreshing; I feel like he and I are kindred spirits.”) as references. He has toured across the nation as part of the Medicine Ball Caravan along with Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, B.B. King, The Faces and countless others. Definitely put this show on your DO NOT MISS LIST! And that’s the truth

Rex Foster

Live Music Tonight

Friday, Sept. 23rd

Ginger Leigh @ Back Porch Daydream @ Hooks B-B-Q Le Freak @ Brewster Street Acoustic Breeze @ Coffee Waves Port A Maya Guirao and Jai @ Wildhorse DJ Duss/The Vettes/Raspas/Johnny Hotcakes @ House of Rock Ray T & the City Crew @ Flats Lounge Scarecrow People @ Executive Surf Club Mondo & the 3rd Coast Rhythm Section @ Dr. Rockits Brian Winfrey @ Island Italian Justin Estes @ Scuttlebutts Aaron Neubauer @ Coffee Waves CC

Friday, Sept. 30th

The 9/24

RUBEN V

9/30

MIKE BLAKELY

SAT. OCT.1

LARRY JOE TAYLOR

Fri. Oct.7

UNCLE LUCIUS

132 W. Cotter, Port A

Larry Joe Taylor @ Back Porch Mustang Elvis @ Hooks B-B-Q Susan Herndon & Tom Skinner @ Third Coast Theater Los Skarnales/Reely Rotnz @ Executive Surf Club Stoney LaRue/ Britt Lloyd Band @ Brewster Street Sol Tribe @ The Gaff Matt Wood @ Wildhorse Stuart Burns @ Coffee Waves Port A Spark in the Dark @ C-Bar Café Ruben Limas @ Island Italian

Ruben V @ Back Porch Richard Lockhart Band @ Hooks B-B-Q JR Castillo/ Justin Cole @ Brewster Street Beltsander Races w/ Willey @ The Gaff Sun Fest: Jai Roots/Johnny Love & the Dankadelics/LIBRA @ McCaughn Park Hells Bells/Battery/Rock & Roll Over/Blizzard of Oz @ Concrete Street Spark in the Dark @ Coffee Waves Port A Rosie Flores @ Dr. Rockits Ruben Limas @ Island Italian Aggrolites/Pee Lander Z/Brothers of Brazil @ House of Rock Acoustic Jam w/ Van Blize @ Tarpon Ice House Mongo Stereo @ Dr. Rockits

Monday, Sept. 26th Acoustic Night @ House of Rock Open Jam w/ Antone Perez @ Dr. Rockits Bobby Carter @ Blackbeard’s

Five Card Draw @ Brewster Street Iration/Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds/ Through the Roots/Flatbroke @ House of Rock HOBO @ Wildhorse Flashback @ Executive Surf Club C-Roots @ Coffee Waves Port A Ray T & the City Crew @ Flats Lounge The Groove @ Dr. Rockits Ruben Limas @ Blackbeard’s Brian Winfrey @ Island Italian

Saturday, Oct. 1st

Saturday, Sept. 24th

Sunday, Sept. 25th

Mike Blakely y los Yahoos @ Back Porch Richard Lockhart Band @ Hooks B-B-Q

Sunday, Oct. 2nd Acoustic Jam w/ Van Blize Tarpon Ice House

Monday, Oct. 3rd

Mon-Sat 10am- 2am Sun Noon- 2am Live Music EveryFriday

Open Jam w/ Antone Perez @ Dr. Rockits

Tuesday, Oct. 4th Antone & the Atomic Blues Band @ Dr. Rockits Open Mic w/ Rev. Fred @ House of Rock Clarissa Serna @ Revolution Bar & Grill

Wednesday, Oct. 5th

Tuesday, Sept. 27th

John Eric @ Pelican Lounge Ruben Limas @ Blackbeards

Open Mic w/ Rev. Fred @ House of Rock Antone & the Atomic Blues Band @ Dr. Rockits Bobby Carter @ Blackbeard’s Clarissa Serna @ Revolution Bar & Grill

Thursday, Oct. 6th Battle of the Bands @ House of Rock Dirty River Boys @ Executive Surf Club

Wednesday, Sept. 28th HOBO @ House of Rock Ruben Limas @ Blackbeard’s John Eric @ Pelicans Lounge

Thursday, Sept. 29th Bertha/Switchblade Jesus @ House of Rock John Cortez @ Dr. Rockits Free Beer @ Tarpon Ice House Aaron Einhouse @ Executive Surf Club Jarrod Birmingham/ Oso Texas/ Ryan Lee Evans @ Brewster Street

Friday, Oct. 7th Uncle Lucius @ Back Porch Ray T & the City Crew @ Flats Lounge Mama Tried @ Wildhorse Nancy Silva Project/Bar Nutz @ House of Rock Spazmatics @ Brewster Street Paul Renna @ Executive Surf Club Gary Moeller @ Coffee Waves Port A David Brown @ C-Bar Café Brian Winfrey @ Island Italian Justin Estes @ Scuttlebutts

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