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First Ever Adopt-A-Beach and Treasure Hunt Set for Malaquite Beach

“It’s Adopt-A-Beach with a twist,” said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. Space is limited to eight teams of four members each, who will all compete for first place and a variety of prizes. Each team will ride together in a four-wheel drive truck, provided by

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Adopt-A-Beach. Upon arrival, all competitors will be given further details including official rules, safety procedures, and – most importantly – what “treasure” to be on the lookout for.

One person’s trash really can be another’s treasure at an upcoming four-wheel drive beach cleaning competition. This first-of-its-kind, expeditionstyle cleanup/treasure hunt is set from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at a remote section of Malaquite Beach on the Padre Island National Seashore. Check-in will be at the Malaquite Visitor’s Center, 20420 Park Road 22, Corpus Christi. Transportation will be provided to and from the visitor’s center.

The suggested donation for the event is $20 per person or $80 per fourmember team. Lunch will be provided. Though participants do not have to bring their own vehicles, they must be 18 or older to enter. Reservations are required. For more information on the Adopt-A-Beach program call 877-TXCOAST, visit www., or “like” the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Program on Facebook. Sign-up for the inaugural AdoptA-Beach Cleanup Expedition is taking place now at

Miles Merwin Spotted a coachwhip snake on his deck and they spent some time checking each other out.

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Sharkey’s Beach Club in Port A is presenting their 13th Annual South Texas Music Festival and Chili & BBQ Cook-Off Saturday, October 5th. There will be live music all day with no cover. The bands are The Ones, Todd Dorn & the Seadrifters and Island Road. There will be a $5 cover for those 21 and up and $15 age 18-20 for the Saturday night lineup which includes Raeanne and the Ride, Todd Dorn & the Seadrifters and Out of Bounds. Sharkey’s is located at 26 Highway 361.

Dragonfly Restaurant has a party room that’s perfect for your holiday parties. Christmas will be here before you know so book your event while the popular dates are still open. The room can accommodate up to 40 people and they will creat a menu to fit your budget. To reserve call Rick at 949-2224.

Business Briefs Snoopy’s Pier will be closed Monday, Tuesday and also possibly Wednesday the week of October 6th for electrical upgrades. The upgrades are necessary in order to install large ac/heating units to cool and heat all of the indoor dining area. After the next couple of weeks it will no longer be too cold or too hot to enjoy great seafood and a great view. Scoopy’s Veranda will be closed for part of that Monday because AEP will need to turn off power for a few hours. Mad Meats near Scuttlebutt’s will be opening by the end of the month. They will have Ryan Nolan grass fed packaged meats along with butchered meats. They will carry Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses. There will be imported and domestic wines and beers. Adjacent to the meat market will be a home accent boutique. The Mermaid Kisses Boutique is now open in Loma Alta Plaza near Scuttlebutt’s next to

The Office Lounge will be celebrating its Web Sudoku 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Saturday, October 5th- Billions of Free Sudoku Puzzles to Play Online starting at 5 pm. There will be German beer, bratwurst, games and more. Alles Wilkomen!


1 of 1 Dunk Your Junk Day in Port A will be held USp040 Saturday, October 12th at the Citizens Collection Center (The Dump) located at the end of Ross Street. All residents are invited to bring their worn out furniture, TVs, mattresses etc for proper disposal. All refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners must have Freon removed.

Port Aransas Art Center is having its monthly First Friday Reception October 4th 5:30 – 7:30 pm. All are welcome to enjoy live music, refreshments, art ant artists. The city is re-doing the street that goes to Doc’s, Snoopy’s and Marker 37 and putting in new utility lines. Design work will be done and ready for bids by April. The city will consult with those businesses about when to start work on the project. 1 of 1 The standing water in the Park Road median may not be from rain but from the high tide. Some say it is from seepage coming underneath the highway from the newly dredged canals but I have absolutely nothing to substantiate this. If it is true that may expedite the completion of the bridge. I’m just throwing it out there – it’s at the least a conversation starter.

The Barrell Wine & Tapas Bar is hosting Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 12th. The festivities start at 5:00 p.m. with Brats, German Beer, Strudel, Sauerkraut and more! Sp pull on your lederhosen and join Angela and the gang for the party. The Barrell is located in the Padre Professional Plaza on S.P.I.D. right before Whitecap Blvd.

¡Caliente! A Night In Old Buenos Aires Join us for the Art Center of Corpus Christi’s annual fundraising event, ¡Caliente! on Thursday, November 7th from 6-9pm. ¡Caliente! A Night in Old Buenos Aires, will feature live music, live art demonstrations, an iron pour with guest participation, Raku demonstrations, a photo booth, a caricature artist, tango dancers, live music, tile painting, food from the finest caterers in town, an open air themed Art Market, and so much more! VIP tickets are available for advanced purchase online for $75 and includes a private reception from 5-6pm, a free raffle ticket, a drink at the bar, one “Artist in Action” token to use towards an activity of your choosing, first pick of silent auction items, and a rose corsage.Tickets are available for advanced purchase online at www. Net proceeds from ¡Caliente! 2013 will support “Do Art Do Good” programs, awareness exhibitions, educational outreach for children, and the use of our facility for community events like ArtWalk, and music and film festivals. Your participation and support will not only impact the Art Center of Corpus Christi, but also our community. Please join us for a wonderful evening and get Art Centered on Thursday, November 7th!

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Tough Act to Follow

By Andy Purvis Special to the Island Moon This is not as much about baseball as it is about his life. What a great example of a man’s man. I once wrote that for some, the pitcher’s mound is the loneliest place in the ballpark, but that was before I discovered Mariano Rivera.

“I’m going to miss the competition; being on that mound,” said Rivera. What is it about this man that made his opponents plan on how to celebrate his leaving? All the adjectives have been used these past several weeks as Rivera winds down a 19-year Hall-ofFame career in Major League baseball: Dignified, spiritual, respect, caring, revered class act, signified excellence, and competitor, quiet, resolved, and human. His make-up made him special. We draw strength from people like Rivera. He was able to be emotional, yet remain the very definition of a man. As a closer, he was called in during the storm and calmed everything down. “I get more than I give,” said Rivera.

him and began to cry. It would be the last time he would ever pitch at Yankee Stadium. Then he hugged Jeter and more tears flowed. It may have been Mo’s toughest out. Mo later said, “Thank God they came out. I needed them there.”

Handful of dirt Somewhat lost in the night was his teammate Andy Pettitte, who had also announced his retirement. The Yankee fans honored Pettitte by calling him out for a well deserved curtain call. After the game, Mo made his way out to the mound, a place where he had spent a lot of time. He then bent over and gathered some dirt in his right hand. Of all the gifts Mo received this year, that handful of dirt may have been the best. The New York Yankees lost to the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-0. Baseball lost Andy Pettitte and Mo Rivera. Don’t make us wait five years to see Rivera in Cooperstown. Remove the five-year waiting period. I want to be around when he is inducted. Mo has pitched in 96 post season games with only one loss. The inclination to rank him with all other pitchers, including starters, is strong; but the fact remains, he was a closer, “THE CLOSER,” the best that ever was.

“I don’t hear the music, but I do hear the crowd. I’m thinking of how many outs I need to get,” said Rivera. “To me, entering a game is my opportunity to give back.” His eyes would calm you down. His voice was reassuring. His presence in the clubhouse spoke volumes without his having to say a word. Bob Melvin once said, “No pitcher has the impact on the opposing team like ‘Mo’ when he starts warming up in the bullpen. It’s not the ‘cutter,’ it’s the way he stays away from the hitter’s power. Mo is simply smarter than most other pitchers.” During the post game comments, Yankee Manager Joe Girardi said, “He made my job fun, he made my job easier; but more importantly than that, he made all our lives better. I will miss him.”

Legendary announcer Vince Scully may have said it best. “God bless you and Clara and the three boys. Don’t be a stranger to baseball.”

It will be written on the night of September 27, 2013; Mariano Rivera pitched for the last time at Yankee Stadium. I’m not going to bore you with the numbers. In the middle of the ninth inning, teammates and childhood friends, Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, were sent in by Joe Girardi to take Mo out for the last time. As they approached Rivera, Jeter said to Mo, “Hey, it’s time to go.” Pettitte signaled to the pen for a right-hander. Mo realizing now what was happening handed Pettitte the ball, hugged

I’ve been blessed to have seen some of the greats compete. The names ring down for me like thunder from the heavens: Ali, Mantle, Koufax, Mays, Unitas, “Sweetness,” “Wilt,” Jordan, Staubach, and Snider. What a gift he has been to all of us as an example of a fine, decent human being. Mo will be a tough act to follow. To me, it was the perfect game. Andy Purvis is a local author. His books “In the Company of Greatness” and “Remembered Greatness” are on the shelves at the local Barnes and Noble, at Beamer’s Sports Grill 5922 S Staples, and online at many different sites including Amazon,, booksamillion, Google Books, etc. They are also available in e-reader format. Contact him at www., or andy.purvis@grandecom. net. Special thanks to ESPN Corpus for creating Uncle Andy’s Sports Blog. You can go to and click on BLOGS. New story each week. Also access via “Dennis and Andy’s Q&A” when that comes up on site. Click on it and then go to Blog. You may also go to and please leave comments!

I enjoy your writing in the Moon Is there still a 1 yard neutral zone at the line of scrimmage? If so, why is it not enforced? Is there still a rule against face guarding receivers? If so, why is it not enforced?

The NFHS Football Rules do have what they refer to as “an expanded neutral zone.” I met annually with the NFHS football rules committee when I was the NCAA representative to the NFHS, and I remember it being discussed from time to time.

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By Dotson Lewis, Special to the Island Moon Dotson’s Note: With thunderstorms again forecast in our area this weekend, we are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. If you are going to a high school game this Friday, suggest you carry a poncho and park your car as close to your stadium seats as possible. Ponchos are much drier and much easier to handle in wind driven rain than umbrellas. (Umbrellas block others’ view, and can be dangerous; metal ones have even been struck by lightning) We had a very interesting night of football Friday evening, September 29th due to the many thunderstorms in the area. I have received many questions as to how the officials handle this kind of situation at a high school game. Of the 19 games scheduled by our area teams, 4 were played to completion, 15 were postponed, suspended and/or declared “No Contest.” The referee is the final authority as to if and when the game will be suspended, for how long, and if the game will or will not be played later that same day. Of course, the referee discusses the matter with the coaches and school administrators before making his decisions. Here’s an excerpt from the NCAA Football Rules Book and our instructions to the Referees: The following specific lightning safety guidelines have been developed with the

1. The neutral zone is as wide as the football is long (10 7/8” to 11 7/16”). 2. In College and Texas High School football, “Face Guarding” has never been a foul. It is a foul by National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) football playing rules. NFHS Football PLaying Rules are used in all states except Texas and Massachusetts.

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. Send the info to and we will include it. Or call us at 949-7700. IUPAC (Island United Political Action Committee): Maximize representation of Corpus Christi residents on Padre and Mustang Islands in area government by promoting and supporting, by the endorsement process, proactive and unified voting in non-partisan races and other issues and referendums put to public vote. Contact Persons: President – Linda A Walsh 361-445-7999. Secondary Contact Person: Member – Brent Hess, 361-7740089.

Coming up: October 14th 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the Seashore Learning Center (note: change of location from previous posts). Todd Hunter will present the Constitutional Amendments that we will be voting on in November. He will also discuss HCR56 – Cruise ship industry in South Texas and HCR59 – Water Desalination. Council Member Colleen McIntyre will discuss all of the city bond issues that we will be voting on in November.

Everyone is invited to the Parrot Heads Big Party on Oct. 4-6 in Port A at the Sand Castle Hotel. There will be a Friday night sunset cruise and beach bonfire (w/hot dogs), a turtle release by Tony Amos on Saturday morning, a bar crawl in pirate boats or a poker shopping run thru Port A and Saturday night will be the big dance with Jerry Diaz and his band. There also will be a Cheeseburger in Paradise burger bar and a Chinese auction and live and silent auctions. On Sunday there will be a recovery/farewell brunch.

Here is the NFL rules book wording of the neutral zone: “Neutral Zone: The space the length of a ball between the two scrimmage lines. The offensive team and defensive team must remain behind their end of the ball. Exception: The offensive player who snaps the ball.”

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assistance of lightning safety experts. Design your lightning safety plan to consider local safety needs, weather patterns and thunderstorm types. a. As a minimum, lightning safety experts strongly recommend that by the time the monitor observes 30 seconds between seeing the lightning flash and hearing its associated thunder, all individuals should have left the athletics site and reached a safer structure or location.

b. Please note that thunder may be hard to hear if there is an athletic event going on, particularly in stadiums with large crowds. Implement your lightning safety plan accordingly. After a game is suspended, it will be suspended for no less than 30 minutes and after that play shall not be resumed until there is no sound of thunder. If lightning detectors are available they will be used to assist the Referee in making his determinations.

Referees’ Note: If you suspend your game and it is not resumed that day, you are to file an incident report with the Corpus Christi Football Chapter, the Texas Association of Sports Officials and the University Interscholastic League. The incident report form is available on the websites of the associations listed above. We wish for you to have a lightning free game.

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Parrot Heads of Port Aransas – A not-forprofit organization whose purpose is to assist in community and environmental concerns and provide a variety of social activities for people who wish to volunteer. Founded in 2009 the club Their motto is “Partying With a Purpose.”

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Our rules, Texas High School/NCAA: “The neutral zone is the space between the two lines of scrimmage extended to the sideline and is the length of the ball. The neutral is established when the ball is ready for play and is resting on the ground with its long axis at right angles to the scrimmage line and parallel to the sidelines. The neutral zone exists until there is a change of team possession, until a scrimmage kick crosses the neutral zone or until the ball is declared dead.”

Lightning Strike at a Texas High School Stadium

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It has been said that the true measure of a man is how he acts when things don’t go his way. The great ones don’t quit, don’t take a step back, but go forward. Rivera understood the history of the game and the uniform he wore. He was always at his best in life’s biggest moments. His single-minded focus on the job at hand was incredible.

Last time out

We are raising funds for the A.R.K. (animal recovery keep) of Port A and the Food Pantry. Please come and join us for a weekend FULL of fun so please come to our Latitude and give your Attitude a Port A adjustment!! You can see more info and sign up at To participate or for questions call Donnie Simpson 210 367-2674. Port Aransas Community Theatre. The next production is set for January with “Sex, Please, We Are Sixty… The cast is in place and PACT is now looking for stage managers. That’s the person who makes sure all the props are on stage when the curtain goes up before each act. There is a meeting at the theatre at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 26. Or call 361 749-6036 or email at pactdarlene@yahoo. com.

The production hits the stage on January 2. PIDOG. PI Dog Group (PIDOG). A group of Islanders is working on setting up a dog park for our 4-legged friends and in the process have started a dog group so dog owners can find more opportunities to play with their pups. If you’re interested in joining the dog group you can call Bev Hoffman at 949-7551 or sign up on the website. Speaking of the website, you can learn more about the park as well - just head over to: P.I.E. Padre Island Enrichment Club, Inc. Mission Statement: To enrich the lives of residents on Padre Island (women) through social activities and community involvement. Motto: “Bloom Where You Are Planted” On September 13th the program will be Larry Running Turtle who will present the Native American spiritual path. He is the author of the book “The Pipe and the Pen.” Make your reservations by noon Wednesday, September 11th to For membership, call Sheila at 949-2072 or email Or President Cheryl Henry henry9090@aol. com 361-215-4622. Padre Island Yacht Club - A members only Club, however we invite all Island residents to visit us. The PIYC is about boating, friendship and enjoying living on Padre Island. We collect more toys than any other organization in the area for the US Marines “Toys for Tots” program with La Posada events, including the Lighted Boat Parades. To schedule a visit or find out more information please contact Susie Paramore, Rear Commodore & Membership Director @ 361-290-6696. POA - Padre Isles Owners Association. The Association’s primary responsibility is to maintain the Common Areas, assess and collect the annual fees and provide information and assistance to property owners. .. Membership in PIPOA is automatic for anyone acquiring record legal title to any property within Padre Isles. Their office is located at 14015 Fortuna Bay Drive on The Island. (361) 949-7025, ARK – Animal Rehabilitation Keep. Located in Port Aransas the ARK is affiliate with the University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Center. They handle the rehabilitation of most species of wildlife in the area with an emphasis on marine animals. They care for abut 1300 animals each year, including about 300 sea turtles and more than 100 species of birds. If you find an animal in peril they can help Tony Amos is the Director. 750 Channel View Dr. Port Aransas. 361 749-6793, 361 4427638. ISAC Island Strategic Action Committee. A 14-member committee which meets (usually) the at 5:30 on the first Tuesday of each month at the Padre Isles Country Club. The committee’s purpose is to advise the Corpus Christi City Council on matters pertaining to The Island. Island’s PIPPs Chapter of Corpus Christi Red Hat Society. In 2004 a group of Island ladies got together under a Palapa and founded the Padre Island Palapa Pals (PIPPs). Our only rule is that there are no rules! We are all about fun and friendship. We meet once a month for lunch and various fun outings from cupcake making to CPR.



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Port A Art About The 7th Annual PA Art About (Port Aransas Art Walk) will happen on October 19th from 2-8 p.m in Port Aransas. The event is sponsored by the Port Aransas Art Center and the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce. Stop by each location for refreshments and meet and greet artists and their art. Enhance your life with ART! 361-749-7334 artcenter@

Galleries, Artist Studios and Design Establishments This art walk is planned to encourage and promote art and culture and let everyone know Port A is Port Arty! Starting in Old Town and winding out HWY 361,this is a self guided tour of these arty locations and you can start your tour at any point and follow the map, which will be available at all locations. This is a great opportunity to get out and walk, bike, or take a cart, and learn more about the art culture in this community. These 17 different venues are all free and open to the public, meet a variety of folks, mingle, have refreshments at each location and meet others who share a passion for art, or encourage a friend or neighbor to come along. The following locations are participating: Port A Glass Studio & Art Gallery - Sheri Hargrove is a glass artist living in Port A., originally from Minnesota. Sheri has been working with glass as a medium full time since her first class in’08. She is excited about the new glass studio and art gallery and invites you to stop in and watch her work. Kiln firings happen weekly. Hosts- Sheri Hargrove & Jeremy Bowen Deirdrea Lyon & Ida Pauken - Teaming up in Deirdrea’s private garage pottery studio. Ida is lending her mostly figurative work in clay to Deirdrea’s works of fish etc.Come enjoy whimsical clay works, watercolors and other paintings. Hosts: Deirdrea, Ida, family & friends. Island Made Art -Visit the working studios & display area of the Island Made Art artists. You will find a variety of original artwork made by these artists! Mosaics, artistic pillows, wood sculptures, ceramics, acrylic paintings and watercolors are some of the items these artists create. You will be able to meet and talk with the artists and visit their studios where art happens. Hosts-Janet Dineen, Jane Andrle Gillette ,Patti Yoachum & Debra Greenway. Tim Burdick Photography & GalleryWelcomes you to the brand new photography gallery on Tarpon St. offering a modern edge to the art community in old town Port Aransas. The gallery is currently featuring a visual exploration of Port “A” by photographer Tim Burdick, with a series of limited edition prints on various mediums from glass to metal and canvas. Come enjoy the photography and stunning sunset view. Hosts- Tim Burdick and Celeste Edwards Potters on Cotter - Potters on Cotter are back again this year. Sole proprietor ‘Brenda Barnett’ is running the show now with her best selling photo cards, jewelry & new works by a few more pottery friends. Same place, same location, same fun! Host-Brenda Barnett & Friends

October 3, 2013

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the Bend Invitational Show” Exhibiting art from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. After 2pm you may catch an Artist demonstration here inside or Fish Printing demo outside.Come by to view & purchase one of a kind art from over 200 artists, in a variety of mediums & subject matter. Hosts-Art Center Board Members, Volunteers & Director Mary Rose Cita Resort Interiors - “Visit Cita for a unique global experience right here in Port Aransas. We offer an eclectic variety of unusual art, home furnishings, clothing and jewelry from all over the world.” Hosts -Shana Heard, Roz Pritchard & Tricia Henderson Donna Van Baalen Studio - says, ”My studio consist of my working studio where I have works in progress and my paintings in miniature. Throughout the house you will see my oil paintings of all sizes and subject matter. I have still lifes, florals, landscapes, bird, animals and portraits. Most of these paintings are framed and they are for sale.” Open 2-10pm. Host -Donna Van Baalen Coffee Waves - Owner David Bendett & Manager Rachel Mills are ecstatic about joining PA ART ABOUT Local artist/photographer Timothy McBride & Mary Chriss of Austin/ Port Aransas will be displaying their ART. Please come by for refreshments & FREE 1 OZ. SCOOP OF GELATO. Host- David Bendett Studio L. Leon - oil on canvas using mediums including Galkyd & Megilp, manipulating the surfaces to achieve blistered and distressed nuances he calls “decomposing realism”. Come by and visit the artist at his island studio. Enjoy snacks and beverages while you peruse the collection and see some of his work-inprogress. (361) 749-3336 lleon@studiolleon. com Hosts - Pamela and L. Leon Sands Felder Gallery - This colorful gallery features a mix of traditional and contemporary styles for anyone looking for quality fine art. Themes vary, but the main focus is ocean art. The gallery features the artwork of oil painter, Larry Felder. View Felder’s paintings and other local, regional and national fine artists represented by the gallery at Host -Robby Felder & Featured Ocean Artist, Wade Koniakowsky A Mano - offers Folk Art, Talavera ceramics, pottery, textiles, glass and home décor all handmade and selected from artists in Colonial Mexico. Hosts -Deb Trumpy and staff Mustang Island Art Gallery – Original Oil paintings by Flint Reed along with 27 additional nationally known award winning artists in Oil and Watercolor paintings, Bronze Sculptings, Wood Bird Carvings and Turnings, and pottery from around Texas and the United States, and Europe. New artist to Gallery include Dalhart Windberg. Visit our website: HostsFlint & Jill Reed Port a Glass Studio 600 Cut Off Rd. suite 7 Deirdrea Lyon & Ida Pauken - 318 W. Cotter Ave. #10 Island Made Art Studios- 722 Tarpon St. Suite G

Debra Wilbanks Williams - Debra, an award winning Texas Artist, lives and creates in Port Aransas. She opens her studio to the public once a year for the “PA∙ART∙ABOUT”. Enjoy a peek at this rustic Port Arty work space in “Old Town”. Host- Debra, family and friends!

Tim Burdick Photography -722 Tarpon St. Suite L1

Fish On The Line Boutique - NEW to the Port “A” Art About, this boutique features many locally handcrafted items. Fish On The Line Boutique will be featuring commissioned artist, Brittney Maynard. Brittney is a recent graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design. She is currently pursuing her creative career in Austin, Texas, where she is exploring her passion of illustration and her niche in custom pet portraits. Her unique pet portraits are sure to steal your heart! Hosts – Heather, Jon, Sunny, Brittney Maynard & Friends

Debra Wilbanks Williams Studio - 118 W. White

Potters on Cotter 413 E. Cotter

Fish On the Line Boutique - 345 N. Alister suite E2 Port Aransas Museum –408 N. Alister Amy Sullivan Studio310 S. Laurel

Port Aransas Art Center - 323 N. Alister Cita Resort Interiors - 129 N. Alister Donna Van Baalen Studio - 303 S. Station Coffee Waves Art1007 SH 361 Studio L. Leon 1307 Whispering Sands St. Felder Gallery 1726 St. Hwy 361 Tower Center A Mano - 1726 St. Hwy 361 Tower Center Mustang Island Art Gallery - 2222 Hwy 361

Port Aransas Museum- at 408 N. Alister, host of the 6th Annual Coastal Paint Out, kicks off the Art-About with a Quick Draw competition around the museum grounds at 2 p.m. Watch artists turn blank canvases into lovely paintings in just 1½ hours. Help judge the finished work for the coveted People’s Choice Award. Then, purchase one of these fresh paintings, or any of the other works from the Coastal Paint Out, during the afternoon Artist Reception, Show and Sale in the Community Center…all sales benefit the Port Aransas Museum and Farley Boat Works.

October is Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month, and that means it’s time to pay tribute to all things canine and get more homeless pups into forever homes. To get the party started, CCACS has reduced dog adoption fees for the entire month of October to $10. This includes vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip and city registration. The observation of Adopt-a-ShelterDog Month brings attention to the plight of homeless animals in every community and the unfortunate fact that only 20 to 30 percent of cats and dogs are adopted from shelters and rescue groups. There are 3 to 4 million dogs living in shelters nationwide who dream of being a valued addition to someone’s family, all they need is a second chance. CCACS encourages the community to adopt a pet or sponsor the adoption fees of a homeless animal. When you sponsor a pet, we will place a card on the animal’s kennel with the sponsor’s name on it. For additional information contact Corpus Christi Animal Care Services at 361-8264602.

City Responds to Recent Mosquito Outbreak Due to the recent heavy rains, City of Corpus Christi Vector Control personnel are being inundated with requests from throughout the city for pest mosquito adulticide spraying. Vector employees are responsible for a number of other key tasks besides mosquito spraying: from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM they are responsible for pesticide treatment of all city buildings, collecting and processing mosquitoes from the various traps throughout the city, and swarming bee eradication. Vector Control can only spray for mosquitoes when it is not raining and the wind speed is low. The pesticide dissipates quickly when it comes in contact with the ground, especially if there is any dew. Even then, the fogger only kills the mosquitoes that are airborne at the time of the spraying, so it is not effective for any great period of time. Since the fog only kills the airborne mosquitoes, spraying only occurs during evening hours, usually between 7:00 PM and Midnight. It is estimated that the fog only kills one third of the total mosquito population. The three Vector employees have been working 12 to 14 hour days seven days a week for over the past two weeks to try to keep up with this demand. The areas of the city to be sprayed are determined by the number of mosquitoes found in any of eight traps spread throughout the city. Vector Control Officers will spray the routes surrounding any trap that exceeds 50 mosquitoes. The routes to be sprayed are determined by the number of mosquitoes caught in traps, not by the number of complaints coming into the city call center. Currently all traps in the city are exceeding the 50 mosquito threshold, so Vector Officers are conducting a patterned approach to spraying across the entire city. The routes to be sprayed are posted on the City Website daily under the Health Department Vector Control page: MosquitoSchedule/MosquitoSchedSearch. cfm Vector Control is asking for the public’s patience as they work to reduce the recent increase in pest mosquitoes. As always, citizens are encouraged to take the following precautions to avoid being bitten: • Use an approved insect repellent every time you go outside and follow the instructions on the label. Approved repellents are those that contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus.

Wreck on the JFK Monday, September 30 2:24 a.m. 11905 South Padre Island Drive Corpus Christi Police are investigating a single vehicle crash at the 11900 block of South Padre Island Drive that happened Monday morning. Corpus Christi Police responded to the crash at 2:24am and found a black 2012 Ford Mustang operated by a 20-year-old man had struck the concrete divider between the eastbound and westbound lanes. The Mustang spun and came to rest in the center of the eastbound lanes. The 20-yearold man did wear his seatbelt and was taken to the hospital by ambulance for treatment for non life-threatening injuries. No other person was in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported. Corpus Christi Police initiated an investigation for Driving While Intoxicated because of evidence that alcohol may have been a factor in the crash. The 20-year-old man was not arrested. Changes In Police Response Went Into Effect October 1 The Corpus Christi Police Department begins the alternative response to minor vehicle crashes, barking dogs, and unruly children calls for service on October 1, 2013. Corpus Christi Police will have an alternate response to vehicle crashes in which there is no injury that requires ambulance transport and were involved vehicles can be driven away from the scene. Officers will respond to the accident to determine severity of the crash. Drivers will be responsible to complete and submit a Texas Department of Transportation Form CR2 (Official State Form). The form can be accessed online at http://www.txdot. gov/driver/laws/crash-reports.html. Citations will be written for regulatory violations, such as, no driver’s license, expired registration, expired inspection. The Corpus Christi Police encourages discussion among neighbors about problems with barking dogs. Talk to your neighbors about the problem. If that doesn’t work then document the incident, video tape it, speak to your neighbors about assisting you in making the complaints. Anyone can fill out a “Nuisance Complaint” form found on the City website government/city-attorney/prosecutors-office/ forms/index. The City Prosecutor’s Office will send out a letter of notice to explain the nuisance on the first offense. A person who would like to file criminal charges for a second offense must make a formal complaint at the City Prosecutor’s Office. Corpus Christi Police Officers will no longer respond to calls for “unruly children.” Parents should call their respective schools’ attendance officers to respond to children who refuse to attend school. For more information please contact CCISD 361-695-7242, Tuloso Midway 361-241-3554, Calallen 361-2425626, Flour Bluff 361-694-9100, West Oso 361-806-5960. These changes took effect Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The Corpus Christi Police Department will no longer respond to unpermitted alarms after November 1, 2013. Those with an alarm permit there will be no change. There is a 30 day grace period to allow everyone to obtain an alarm permit. Officers will not respond to any alarm notification from an alarm site that does not have a valid permit after November 1, unless the alarm notification was a duress alarm, a hold-up alarm, a panic alarm, or reported to a 9-1-1 emergency telephone number by a person other than an alarm company. The Corpus Christi City Ordinance Sec. 3½-2 states that an alarm permit is required. Annual alarm fees are $35 dollars for a residential alarm and $60 dollars for a commercial property. The alarm program contact number is 1-877-413-8308.

• Regularly drain standing water, including water that collects in empty cans, tires, buckets, clogged rain gutters and saucers under potted plants. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water.

14600 block Zahn Road 2 a.m. Sept. 27 Assault with injury

• Wear long sleeves and pants at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

13700 block A La Entrada Calle 10 a.m. Sept. 29 Burglary of vehicle

• Use air conditioning or make sure there are screens on all doors and windows to keep mosquitoes from entering the home.

15300 block SPID 10:03 p.m. Sept. 27 Assault with injury/gasoline theft

Police Calls

15300 block Cruiser 10:16 a.m. Sept. 29 Theft

Amy Sullivan Studio - This is Amy’s first time to open her studio to the public. This small garage pottery/sculpture studio is home to a multitude of visual inspirations. Raku Sculpture and Pottery as well as functional pottery will be available. Come by for a great view of our Port A Dunes and a good time for Art appreciators. Hosts: Amy and friends Port Aransas Art Center - Come by from 11am-8pm and take in the 2nd Annual “Round

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Moon Classifieds

October 3, 2013

Here’s how to place a Classified Ad

Call Arlene direct at 834-1382 to place your ad or email Costs start at $10 for 25 words, 20 cents a word after that. Your ad can be centered for a small additional charge. Ads with payment can be left at our office at 15201 SPID Ste 250 If office is closed, payment and ad can be slipped thru the door slot. Deadline for paid classified ads is no later than NOON Tuesday PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE PUBLICATION

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COST: $10 for 3 lines in 4 issues (Estimated 119 characters or less) Payment must be made before publication. Sorry no garage or moving sale ads. Total items listed must be $200 or less

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Do you need to place a legal or business notice? You’ll find that our rates for running your notice cost less than many other publication in Nueces County. Call Arlene @ 361-834-1382

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Beautiful canal front 3/2/1 second story condo with bonus converted attic room on the third floor (owned by the HOA). Great views from 4 different balconies. Newly installed bamboo wood flooring in the living area. Furnished. Can do short term rentals. $209,000

Barbara Thrasher Coldwell Banker Island, REALTORS 817-271-6880 PORT ARANSAS 1 BEDROOM CONDO Fully furnished. Good rental income. Walking distance to beach

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Grounds Keeper must have pool maintenance experience Must be dependable with experience


Office Space For Lease Padre Professional Plaza Space for Lease Please call 361-331-0798

Call Manager 361-749-6222 For more information


Established magazine and newspaper seeks experienced sales reps Our commission and bonus plan can have you making money TODAY Call Jan at

361-949-7700 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED As docents at Port Aransas Museum Contact:

Storage Facility

Outside Storage $19.50/mo

RV’s – Boats – Trailers – Vehicles Computerized access gate, video surveillance, fenced, well lit Live-in manager on site

AAA STORAGE BARNS 361-937-4939 (Flour Bluff)

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Al-Anon meetings

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ADOPT! Swagger An adorable 4-month-old shepherd mix. Loves toys and playing with other dogs! Adoption fee $50 includes neuter, shots, and microchip. TEXT PAAC (People Assisting Animal Control) at 361438-3232 for more information. People Assisting Animal Control Who Are We? Our mission is to decrease euthanasia of healthy adoptable animals, raise funds to support The City of Corpus Christi Animal Control and educate the public on proper animal responsibility. We also run a partner program with Meals on Wheels, called Animeals. We provide dry dog/cat food to 50 pets of seniors/homebound citizens on Meals on Wheels. The elderly/homebound often give their own food to feed their pets. Our program allows everyone to eat


Pet Adoption

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LUTHERAN TABLE TALK Thursday Afternoons On the island JB's German Bakery, 15137 SPID

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Garage Doors and Openers Entry Doors French Doors, Etc. Also Carpentry & Painting Call Rick for estimate


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Canal Lights

Volunteer to help socialize a homeless animal so it has a better chance of finding a forever home. Adopt a special friend or sponsor one if adopting is not possible. Call PeeWee’s Pet Adoption 888-4141 or go to PeeWee’s at 1307 Saratoga


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PeeWee’s Mobile Adoption Clinics at Petco and Petsmart on Saturdays and Sundays desperately need volunteers

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Hair Salon

Tembo Buddy Meet Tembo Buddy!! Such a special boy that he gets two names. We pulled Tembo from Aransas County Animal Control where he was in danger of euthanization due to overcrowding. Tembo is appr. 1 1/2 years old. He is a super sweet boy! Laid back and loving, will roll on his back and let you rub his belly for hours. He’s doing great in his foster home with their dogs and he’s ignoring the kitties...good boy! Tembo’s adoption fee will be $75 and that will include his neuter, rabies shot and vaccinations. If you would love Tembo forever, please email us at

While Supplies Last

Amy Stylist

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New location 15033 S.P.I.D. Color Services starting at $65

Hair Cuts $25 with Color


Downtown Farmers Market

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Island Moon

Three Chords and the Truth Billy Snipes…

By Ronnie Narmour

Grace Askew… It’s been kind of an exciting week. That hard rain on Sunday was glorious. I was at the Back Porch watching Grace Askew (Memphis, TN) when it hit. We all huddled under the palapa bar and Grace just kept on playing. Her bluesy/ boozie voice went perfect with the thunder. Everything and everybody got Grace Askew from a little wet but we didn’t melt. Grace Memphis played the Back Porch last Askew is a different kind of soul. She Sunday. spends months at a time crisscrossing the nation, going from gig to gig all by herself. She said that’s how she does her best writing. He songs are pretty deep and dark but you can’t take your eyes off of her. The comparisons to Tom Waits have merit. At only 26, she’s an impressive gal.

I want to give a shout out to my pal Billy Snipes. I hadn’t seen Billy in a while and stopped by the Tarpon Ice House last weekend when I was passing by and saw his name on the marquee. I’m glad I did. He’s written a new crop of songs and added Billy Snipes played the some impressive Tarpon Ice House last sounds to his bag Friday night. of tricks. I really like the direction he’s headed lately. It’s a blend of reggae, folk and country and I think he’s found a unique sound. Let’s hear it for one of the good guys. Billy Snipes is a one man band that sure fills a room up. Have fun in Terlingua Billy, and tell Al Barlow and all the guys “Howdy” for us.

Melissa Brooke…

Green Light Pistol…

The Melissa Brooke Band played Giggity’s last Saturday night.

The family band, Green Light Pistol, played the Back Porch last Friday. I also saw another impressive show this weekend… Green Light Pistol (Burleson, TX) played the Porch on Friday. This is the Wallace family band with four sisters (Brooke on fiddle, Bethany on keys, Sally on mandolin and Madalyn on percussion), a brother (Caleb on stand-up bass), a father (didn’t catch his name but he plays a pretty mean trumpet) and a fiancé (Chad Fincher on guitar). All five of the siblings sing and sing well. Fincher takes the songwriting credits. When the four girls are up front on the mics, a harmony emerges that only sisters can produce. I was reminded of the beautiful Morales Sisters: Lisa and Roberta. Green Light’s sound is a kind of an up tempo blend of alt rock and roots/folk. I especially liked the original song dedicated to our armed forces; Hup, Two, Three, Four… really strong. These kids are special and it’s going to be a joy watching them mature. I see big things ahead. They are tight, driven and show-stopping good with songs so compelling I had a goofy smile on my face the whole time they were on stage. Throw adorable in there, too. With some more wood shedding, I’d put them in the same league with Della Mae, Dirty River Boys, Folk Family Revival and blacktopGYPSY.

Another local talent that’s been making some big waves lately is our own Melissa Brooke (Port Aransas, TX). She played Giggity’s last Saturday and really had the joint jumping. Her band, with guitarist Jason Ealey, bassist Sam Allred and drummer Larry Lee Hayes are excellent and with Mellissa up front, I think they have a winner. She’s just released a new single, You Could Have Heard a Teardrop, and continues to stay on the country music charts and open for such stars as Kevin Fowler and Rick Trevino. Stay the course young lady… you really got it going on and the fans really seem to love you! She’ll be back at Giggity’s on the 12th.

DO NOT MISS LIST This weekend… Tonight, Thursday, October 3rd, the fabulous Dirty River Boys (El Paso, TX) will play Brewster Street. I happen to think these guys hung the moon. They are about the best thing

The Dirty River Boys will play Brewster Street tonight, Thursday Oct. 3.

ANTONE & THE ALL STARS EVERY SUNDAY (8-12) Out of Bounds Full Body Puppets Aloha Dave & the Tourists Melissa Brooke Three Way Street Ruben & the Rolling Jays


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Open 11am-2am Daily. Kitchen open til 1am. 722 Tarpon, Port Aransas, TX


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Plein Air Paintings of the Night Life


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Tourists (Corpus Christi, TX) I’ve seen in years. Pake Rossi will bring their trop-rock back to (Corpus Christi, TX) will open Giggity’s. Shirley Fischer and the show. On Friday, October Russell Edge will play the final 4th, the blue-eyed soul of Randy installment of the city’s summer McAllister (Paris, TX) will return concert series, Sunset Sounds. to the Back Porch. McAllister is These are old time islanders who a talented multi-instrumentalist play country, folk and classic with ten studio recordings to his rock. Bring your lawn chairs, ice credit. He is somewhere between chests, kids and dogs to the Patsy Delbert McClinton and Doug Jones Amphitheater in Roberts Sahm and one of a handful Point Park from 7-9. Also on the of drummers who fronts the 11th, Tom Gilliam (Austin, TX) band. Also on Friday, the super Grammy nominee, will kick off the annual Coastal harmonies of Hold Fast Fables Randy McAllister will Bender at the Back Porch. This (Galveston, TX) will return to Shorty’s. This trio consists of play the Back Porch on annual event is put on each year Friday. by Kevin Higgins and the Dust guitar, cello and tambourine with Devils (Austin, TX) who will be a whole lot of singing going on. playing on Saturday, October I can’t recommend a show more 12th. Each year, scores of “Storm strongly… they get my PICK Chasers”, the devoted fans of OF THE WEEK. It’s all original the Dust Devils, descend on our material and as good as it gets. little island for a weekend of Their anthem dedicated to rum is partying. It usually gets pretty my personal fave… go figure. On wild. Also on the 12th, Melissa Saturday, October 5th, Sharkey’s Brooke will be at Giggity’s and Beach Club will have their 13th Concrete Street has a big concert Annual Chili and BBQ Cookwith Joan Jett, Quiet Riot, off which goes to benefit the Girls in a Coma and Matt Hole Jody McCormick Vocational and the Hot Rod Gang. Scholarship Fund. There will be music all day and night by Todd 53rd Annual Texas Jazz Dorn and the Sea Drifters, The Joe Mack will play Fest… Ones, Out of Bounds, Raeanne Shorty’s this Saturday and the Ride and Island Road. One last thing, the 53rd Annual night. Also on Saturday, the happy mad Texas Jazz Fest will be held scientist from Oklahoma, Joe in downtown Corpus Christi Mack will return to Shorty’s and this time he at Heritage Park on October 18-20 with over brings the talents of another Okie with him… 60 bands playing on three stages over three Thomas Trapp. This will be another show not days. Look for such luminary jazz artists as to miss. Plus on Saturday, island favorite Larry the Westside Horns (San Antonio, TX), Cats Joe Taylor (Stephenville, TX) will play the Don’t Sleep (San Antonio, TX), James Polk Back Porch and Full Body Puppets (Rockport, (Austin, TX), Joel Dilly (San Antonio, TX), TX) will have an 80’s dance party at Giggity’s. Europa (San Antonio, TX), Kyle Turner (Houston, TX) and Eddie Olivarez (Corpus th 30 Annual Pig Party… Christi, TX). Check them out at www.texasjazzOn the following weekend (Oct. 11-13) Shorty’s will host their 30th Annual Pig Party. ♪♫ And, that’s the truth! ♪♫ This island tradition was originally celebrated to honor the late Miss Rose’s birthday, who owned the club for decades. This annual event is a favorite among bikers around the country and has become the Sturgis of Port A. FYI, there will also be a big biker rally in Corpus that weekend called Roar by the Shore so the Pig Party should be especially huge this year. They will have music all weekend by Will Owen Gage, J.T. Coldfire, Antone and the All Stars and Ruben Limas. And I’m sure Steve Coons will be cooking a pig somewhere in there. The Westside Horns- Henry Rivas, Al Gomez,

Jimmy Spacek, Sauce Gonzales, Kevin Hess, Joe Jama and Spot Barnett will play the On Friday, October 11 , Aloha Dave and the Texas Jazz Fest on Oct. 19. On the horizon… th

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ThursdayOctober 3 Dirty River Boys, Pake Rossi @ Brewster Street Free Beer Band @ Tarpon Ice House Soulfly, Havok, Black Lung Conspiracy @ House of Rock Chris Saenz @ Scuttlebutt’s

Wednesday, October 9 Open Jam w/ Wolfjaw @ Flats Lounge Gravy, Temp Subs @ House of Rock Cathouse @ Dr. Rockits Stevie Start @ Scuttlebutt’s

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Friday, October 4 Hold Fast Fables @ Shorty’s Out of Bounds @ Giggity’s Randy McAllister @ Back Porch Christian Colbert @ Mikel May’s UltraSuede @ House of Rock Time Pilots @ Executive Surf Club Spazmatics @ Brewster Street Green Party @ Dr. Rockits DJ Dijit @ Boathouse Robert Brown @ Scuttlebutt’s Saturday, October 5 Larry Joe Taylor @ Back Porch Joe Mack & Thomas Trapp @ Shorty’s Full Body Puppets @ Giggity’s Ruben Limas (2-6), Rockaholics @ Mikel May’s Battle of the Bands @ House of Rock David Martinez @ Executive Surf Club Cruise Control @ South Texas Ice House DJ Natural @ Boathouse Todd Dorn, Raenne & the Ride, Out of Bounds, The Ones @ Sharkey’s Kevin Hill @ Scuttlebutt’s Sunday, October 6 Antone & the All Stars @ Giggity’s Tumble Dry Low @ Bernie’s Beach House Open Jam @ Neptune’s John Eric Open Mic @ South Texas Ice House John Eric (3-7) @ Mikel May’s Open Jam w/ Uel Jackson @ Tarpon Ice House Green Party @ Dr. Rockits Chop Tops, Danny B. Harvey, Ave. Rockers @ House of Rock Tuesday, October 8 Open Mic @ House of Rock John Eric @ Scuttlebutt’s

Thursday, October 10 Aaron Watson @ Brewster Street Free Beer Band @ Tarpon Ice House Not in the Face @ House of Rock Aaron Watson, Josh Ward @ Brewster Street Neil Edwards @ Dr. Rockits Fabian Rivera @ Scuttlebutt’s

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Live Music 8-12 pm Hold Fast Fables Oct. 4 Joe Mack & Thomas Trapp Oct. 5 Will Owen Gage Oct. 11 30th Annual Pig Party w/J.T. Coldfire + Antone & the All Stars Oct. 12 Ruben & the Rolling Jays (2-6) Oct. 13 OPEN Till 2am • 823 Tarpon St. Port Aransas

Friday, October 11 Will Owen Gage @ Shorty’s Aloha Dave & the Tourists @ Giggity’s Travis Tritt, Leroy Parnell @ Concreate Street Russell Edge and Shirley Fisher @ Sunset Sounds Tom Gilliam @ Back Porch Christian Colbert @ Mikel May’s Myndfields @ Executive Surf Club Rock & Roll Over (Kiss Tribute) @ Brewster Street Skylit Drive, At My Signal, Pvris, I the Mighty @ House of Rock Reno & the Groovegetters @ Dr. Rockits Shadow Moon @ South Texas Ice House Robert Brown @ Scuttlebutt’s

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Saturday, October 12 30th Annual Pig Party w/ J.T. Coldfire plus Antone & the All Stars @ Shorty’s Melissa Brooke @ Giggity’s Joan Jett, Quiet Riot, Girl in a Coma, Matt Hole @ Concrete Street Coastal Bender w/ Dust Devils @ Back Porch Ruben Limas (2-6), The Daze @ Mikel May’s Lyrical Bynge @ Executive Surf Club Metal Shop @ Brewster Street Ruben V @ Dr. Rockits Bruce Robison @ Third Coast Theater

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL- WIN $500 Randy McAllilster Oct. Larry Joe Taylor Oct. Tom Gilliam Oct. Coastal Bender w/ The Dust Devils Oct. Jerry Diaz & Hannah’s Reef Oct. Clay McClinton Oct.

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Sunday, October 13 Antone & the All Stars @ Giggity’s Ruben Limas & the Rolling Jays @ Shorty’s (2-6) Tumble Dry Low @ Bernie’s Beach House Open Jam @ Neptune’s

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