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A GUIDE TO: Aransas Pass Ingleside Ingleside on the Bay Surrounding Counties Inside This Edition: The Story on Hook & Ladder Brewpub


Published October 30, 2020 The Aransas Pass Progress The Ingleside Index www.aransaspassprogress.com





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Letter from the Publisher

Welcome to the Fall/Winter edition of “The Flats� Visitors Guide. The Progress/Index has combined The Flats and North Bay Attractions into one publication titled The Flats Visitors Guide. Aransas Pass, Ingleside, & Ingleside on the Bay are great places to come for a short trip or a one day visit. We talk about all the fishing there is to do around the area, what you can catch, size limits and everything you

can do when you are out for a day of fishing our great bays. We also have maps of Aransas Pass and Ingleside. We list a lot of the places to stay overnight and most of the local eateries. If needed, you can hire a guide to take you out fishing, and there are also kayaks that can be used for fishing or sight-seeing. There are a lot of things to do in our area, just ask someone from around here and they will give you a

list of things to do and see. Our edition can be seen on our website plus you can look at each page on the Progress/Index Face-

book. Our website addresses are www. aransaspassprogress.com and www. inglesideindex.com Come to visit and stay as long as you wish.

John D. Bowers - Publisher

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The Aransas Pass Progress and The Ingleside Index The Flats Fall/Winter 2020 Publisher John Bowers Editor Sabrina Hutton Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper Maricela Vargas Reporter/Cover Photo Mickhailah Engelking Circulation Theresa Frachiseur Fish Photos Redfish/Spotted Seatrout - Chris's Marine Flounder - Captain Kade Shaw Office 346 S. Houston Aransas Pass, Texas 78336 Contact publisher@aransaspassprogress.com editor@aransaspassprogress.com 361-758-5391 www.aransaspassprogress.com Connect facebook.com/ProgressIndex @progressindexnewspaper on Instagram @ProgressIndexTX on Twitter

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The accessibility of fishing in and near Aransas Pass and Ingleside is abundant, with numerous locations from which to choose. Steadman’s Flats, from which this publication gets its name, is an area located between the Intracoastal Waterway and Morris and Cummings Cut near Aransas Pass, The Flats offer an extensive grass flat that features sandy potholes and deep water borders on all sides. Primarily known as a redfish haven, its quick access to deep water makes it a good spot for ambushing trout and flounder as well. The City of Aransas Pass, known as Harbor City, is located at the intersection of two major waterways – Laguna Madre and Redfish Bay. Aransas Pass has a rich history in the development of the Coastal Bend’s fishing industry. The In-

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tercoastal Waterway (ICW) is intersected by the Aransas Shrimp Channel, giving Aransas Pass access to some fishing in the Coastal Bend in every direction. The primary fishing area is Redfish Bay, also called Bird Island. The bay is a triangular-shaped area between Aransas Pass, which borders it on the north, and Port Aransas. To the south is the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Redfish Bay is actually a complex of islands, grass flats, and channels with the only deep water located on its southern edge next to the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. The grassy flats around Bird Island in the upper portion of Redfish Bay produce redfish and trout throughout the year. The 14,000 acres of fragile grass flats is a rich generator of nutrients for all of the area bay systems

Fishing the Area and has been designated by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a State Scientific Area. Since 2006, the area has been designated as a no-prop zone which makes it illegal to run a boat through the seagrass in a way that would cause them to be uprooted. The restriction does not prohibit access by boats or going through the area as long as the grass is not disturbed. To be in compliance with the Seagrass regulation, boaters can drift through the area using a push pole or electric trolling motor. The Aransas Channel is also known as the Shrimp Channel or the Shrimp Boat Channel due to the fact it was the main path for the massive gulf shrimp boat fleet housed at Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass. In addition to being a prime nav-

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igation feature of the Redfish Bay complex, fishing along various grassy shores and cuts off of the channel produce trout, redfish, flounder, drum and just about anything else the area has to offer. Ingleside is actually two communities on the north side of Corpus Christi Bay. Ingleside by the Bay is a small water front community south of the city. Ingleside Cove separates the two communities and is the location of Cove Park, a water front park with boat

ramps, docks and picnic areas. The boat launch at Ingleside offers excellent access to the La Quinta Channel, the north side of Corpus Christi Bay and is just around the corner from the Intracoastal waterway and the south end of Redfish Bay. Other North Bay fishing areas are: Estes Flats Mud Island Point Big Bayou Hog Island North Pass Stedman Island Hog Island Hole Old Terminal Causeway Super Flats

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Red drum, commonly called redfish, is a bay fish known for it is aggressive fight when hooked, and for also for its edibility. Many guided fishing trips focus on catching redfish which attracts anglers from around the world to the area. The redfish’s most distinguishing mark is one large black spot on the upper part of the tail base. It is not uncommon to see multiple spots, but one having no spots is extremely rare. Scientists be-

lieve the black spot near the tail helps fool predators into attacking the red drum’s tail instead of its head, which allows the fish to escape. The daily bag limit for the red drum is three for keepers which must be a minimum length of 20 inches and maximum of 28 inches. During a license year, one red drum over the maximum length limit may be kept if a properly completed Red Drum Tag is attached to the fish. When a license is purchased, the buyer


also receives one Bonus Red Drum Tag. These yearly tags are in addition to the daily bag limit. For the first three years of its life, a

redfish lives in the bays or near passes. It then moves from the bays to the Gulf of Mexico. As the large adults move to the gulf, possibly

for spawning, it is known as the “bull red run.” The young redfish feeds on small crabs, shrimp and marine

worms. As they mature, crabs and shrimp continue to be part of their diet with the addition of small fish, which is why anglers use shrimp, crab,

Friday, October 30, 2020 and mullet as bait. Anglers who want to use artificial lures often choose small spoons which can be used in shallow water, and weedless ones in heavy or floating seagrass. Floating or shallow-running fish plugs are often used over the grass flats. Shrimp-like plastic worms and jigs are also popular. If bait is in a column of water, the redfish will take advantage of the opportunity, but in general they are bottom feeders. If they are feeding in shallow waters with heads down in

the seagrass, their tail may be above the surface of the water. This is known as “tailing.” They are often found in water so shallow their backs are exposed while they are swimming. During cold spells, redfish may be found in tidal creeks and rivers since they can also live in freshwater. The skill involved and the excitement of catching redfish has led to the establishment of several fishing tournament trails specifically to test angler’s skill in catching the prized redfish.

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The most frequently caught game fish in local waters is the Speckled Trout, known by the scientific community as the Spotted Seatrout, and locally referred to simply as a “trout” or a “spec.” The seatrout is not actually a trout, but a member of the drum family. It is an aggressive feeder and will often school in large numbers, which is great for anglers. Speckled trout are found throughout the Coastal Bend. On warm, sunny days, trout can be found

around bait fish which stay in shallow water as they prefer shallow bays with oyster reefs or shallow grass beds.

They will move into deeper cuts or channels, up estuarial rivers and into the Gulf when temperatures drop or a lack of rainfall

cause a rise in salinity in the bays. The temperatures drop during the winter months and bring cold, cloudy days, at which time bait fish move to deeper water so the trout follow them. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sets the daily bag limits for seatrout, and the limits vary in different parts of the Gulf Coast (see the chart on page 26). Because of its relative abundance, excellent flaky meat, and good flavor, speckled trout are popular not only as a sport fish, but also as table fare.

Friday, October 30, 2020 Coastal Bend waters are home to the southern flounder, a unique game fish highly-sought after for it’s edibility and the unique techniques used to catch it. The flounder swims near the bottom of the bay, par-

allel to the bottom, and uses its camouflage to ambush prey from drop offs, current swept points, and by burying itself in the sandy flats. Due to the fact they spend their life on the bottom of the bay and gulf, adult flounder’s eyes are


on the same side of their head. They are not born this way, however, as when they are smaller than a half-inch long, their right eye begins migrating to the other side of their head. By the time they reach an inch in

Licenses Needed to Fish in Area Waters

Fishing regulations in the State of Texas are set by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) which designates everyone 17 years of age or older must carry a valid driver’s license or personal identification card issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety when fishing, with some exceptions. A valid fishing license with a freshwater or saltwater endorsement is required to take fish, mussels, clams, crayfish or other aquatic life in the public waters of Texas. The first Saturday in June of each year is the annual Free Fishing Day and no person is required to have a fishing license while fishing on that day. A fishing license is not required if fishing from the bank in a state park or in waters completely enclosed by a state park. All other fishing

regulations, such as length and bag limits, remain in effect. Recreational anglers must have a Texas fishing license and saltwater endorsement to possess in state water any fish taken in federal waters or possess fish on a vessel in the tidal waters of Texas. All fishing licenses and stamps issued by the TPWD are valid from the date purchases until Aug. 31 of the following year, with the exception of lifetime licenses and ones purchased for a specific number of days,Recreational fishing licenses and endorsements are available at approximately 1,800 locations throughout the state in addition to the offices listed. These locations include sporting goods stores, gun shops, department stores, discount stores, bait and tackle shops, grocery stores, and many other types of stores.

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Some commercial hunting and fishing licenses are available ONLY at the Austin headquarters and offices listed below. For added convenience, select recreational licenses may be purchased by phone or through the Internet with approved Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. A $5 administrative fee will be charged for those sales. Call (800) TX LIC 4 U (1-800-8954248) between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (closed Saturdays, Sundays, and most holidays), or log on to www.tpwd.texas.gov/ licenses/online_sales. For complete information about licenses and regulations, go to https:// tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/cs_bk_l2000_820. pdf for a copy of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Outdoor Annual.

length, both eyes are on the same side of their head. The left side then begins turning dark to blend in with the bottom. Since the right side of a flounder’s body is rarely exposed to sunlight, it turns white. Flounder can tolerate a variety of salinity levels, but the largest populations will be found in moderately saline waters. Coastal Bend bays have a prolific population of flounder from the month

of March through December. This is the time the larger female flounder come into

the bays to feed after spawning. Mostly all floun-

der caught in the bay system are female, as the smaller males tend to stay in the Gulf of Mexico all year. Male flounder only grow to about 12 inches long, but the females that roam the bay system can grow up to 25 inches. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department sets the daily bag limits for seatrout, and the limits vary in different parts of the Gulf Coast (see the chart on page 8).

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TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT Sport Angler Bag, Possession & Length Limits of Saltwater Fish




MIN. LENGTH MAX. LENGTH (INCHES) (INCHES) Amberjack, greater 1 2 38 No Limit Bass, striped 5 10 18 No Limit Catfish, channel/blue 25 50 12 No Limit Catfish, flathead 5 10 18 No Limit Catfish, gafftopsail No Limit No Limit 14 No Limit Cobia 2 4 37 No Limit Drum, Black (a) 5 10 14 30 Drum, Red (b) 3 6 20 28 Flounder (c) 5/2 5/2 14 No Limit Gar, alligator 1 2 No Limit No Limit Grouper, gag 2 4 24 No Limit Grouper, goliath 0 0 Catch and release only Catch and release only Mackerel, king 3 4 27 No Limit Mackerel, Spanish 15 30 14 No Limit Marlin, blue No Limit No Limit 131 No Limit Marlin, white No Limit No Limit 86 No Limit Mullet (d) No Limit No Limit No Limit 12 Sailfish No Limit No Limit 84 No Limit Seatrout, spotted 10(e)/5(f) 10(e)/5(f) 15 25(g) Shark (in aggregate) (h) 1 2 24/64 No Limit Shark (proh. species) (i) 0 0 Catch and release only Catch and release only Sheepshead 5 10 15 No Limit Snapper, lane No Limit No Limit 8 No Limit Snapper, red (j) 4 8 15 No Limit Snapper, vermillion No Limit No Limit 10 No Limit Snook 1 2 24 28 Tarpon 1 2 85 No Limit Triggerfish, gray 20 40 16 No Limit Tripletail 3 6 17 No Limit a. No more than one back drum over 52 inches may be retianed per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit. b. Red drum special regulation: During a license year, one red drum over the stated maximum length limit may be retained when affixed with a properly completed Red Drum Tag and one red drum over the stated maximum length limit may be retained when affixed with a properly completed Bonus Red Drum Tag. Any fish retained under authority of a Red Drum Tag or a Bonus Red Drum Tag may be retained in addition to the daily bag and possession limit as stated in this section. c. Flounder special regulation: Daily bag is five except for the period Nov. 1-30 when the daily bag is two and flouder may only be taken by poole and line. Possession limit is equal to the daily bag. d. May not take from public waters or possess on board a boat mullet over 12 inches long during October, November, December and January. No limits apply during other months. e. All waters north of FM 457 in Matagorda County. f. All waters south of FM 457 in Matagorda County. g. No more than one spotted sea trout over the stated maximum length may be retained per person per day and counts as part of the daily bag and possession limit. h. Special Regulation: The daily bag and possession limit is one fish for all allowable shark species including Atlantic, sharpnose, blacktip, and bonnethead. i. Prohibited shark species: Atlantic angel, Basking, Bigeye San Tiger, Bigeye sixgill, Bigeye thresher, Bignose, Caribbean reef, Caribbeansharpnose, Dusky, Galapagos, Longfin mako, Narrowtooth, Night, Sandbar, Sand Tiger, Sevengill, Silky, Sixgill, Smalltail, Whale, White. j. Special regulation: Red snapper may be taken using pole and line, but it is unlawful to use any kind of hook other than a circle hook when using natural bait.

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Hook and Ladder Brewpub: The Story

By Sabrina Hutton Editor

A few years ago, Jarel MaGie and Kathryn Foley were driving into Aransas Pass from Rockport early one evening. Kathryn said she thought a nice cold beer would be good, but there was nowhere for them to go. “That's when Jarel said, ‘Why don’t we build one,’” Kathryn said. “We looked at each other like the idea was crazy. Once we thought about it, though, we decided to go ahead and do it.” Neither Jarel nor Kathryn had ever run a brewpub before, or even done anything like this venture. “Jarel retired from the Department of Defense,” Kathryn said. “I worked in industrial psychology.” So began the hunt for a building to build their brewpub in. That’s when they came across the old police station. “Nothing else caught our eye but this building,” Kathryn said. “The building was big. We didn’t know the full history of the building at that time, but we had looked at the remains of the old jail cells.” Jarel and Kathryn’s real estate agent was able to get the whole story on the old building for them. “We liked the his-

tory,” Kathryn said. “If we were going to build something in Aransas Pass, we wanted it to be Aransas Pass.” They put in a bid on the building and left for Alaska, which is where Jarel is from. While in Alaska, their bid was accepted and Kathryn came back down to complete the purchase. They also purchased the land for the patio and parking lot separately during this time. “We believe the building was built around the 1940s,” Kathryn said. “The jail cells and old fire department had been torn down, and the main building had also previously been an auto body shop and taxidermy shop.” Though the building wasn’t in good condition when Jarel and Kathryn assumed ownership of it, that did not stop them. Aransas Pass did not yet have anything like the brewpub they had envisioned, and they were going to make it happen. “It was a new concept, a new footprint,” Jarel said. “We thought we’d bring craft beer into the Coastal Bend, since there was nothing like it at the time.” With the help of a few friends, Jarel deconstructed the old building so the new construction could

begin in January of 2018. “James Andrews with South Texas Creations came over, and Jarel asked if he could build us a bar,” Kathryn said. “We started on the floor and painting. Jarel ground the flow down and removed pounds and pounds of concrete.” They checked around for bids to do the floors, but everything they came across was high. Eventually they ended up putting sealant on the floor and left it as it was. They also painted the ceiling and walls themselves. Originally, the inside of the building was painted what was planned to be a gold color, but it turned out too yellow for Jarel and Kathryn's tastes. Eventually it ended up the light reddish brown color it is currently.

“Almost everything in here has been repurposed, even some of the tables,” Kathryn said. “A lot of the wood is old fencing from around town. The bar is also old wood.” Kathryn said they used as much local materials and help as they could. “We were like scavengers, going everywhere trying to find stuff,” she said. “The building really dictated what we were going to do.” Though Jarel and Kathryn believed a brewpub would be good for Aransas Pass, not everyone thought it would succeed. “We had an idea of just craft beers, some wines and a small menu of really tasty foods,” Kathryn said. “A lot of people told us it wouldn’t make it because we didn’t have mass-pro-

duced beers.” Despite the naysayers, Hook and Ladder opened its doors on May 14, 2018. The inside of the pub was, according to Kathryn, kind of dedicated to first responders, especially the fire department. Even the brewpub’s name, Hook and Ladder, which was provided by a customer and friend, is dedicated to the fire department. “We’re fortunate with all the support they give us,” she said. Kathryn said, once Hook and Ladder opened, business was good from the beginning and, after a year, it was even better. They rarely had a slow night. Once COVID-19 hit, bars had to shut down, but Jarel and Kathryn were not about to be counted down and out.

“We wanted to find a food trailer,” Kathryn said. “Once we did, it really helped us.” Another fairly recent change to Hook and Ladder is the exterior color. Originally, the brewpub had been painted a bright green. “We were going for the Irish pub look, and most of them are green,” Kathryn said. “But the building ended up just kind of disappearing with the green. We would have people at HEB, right across the street, asking where Hook and Ladder was.” One night, one of Jarel and Kathryn’s friends, a developer from San Antonio, offered them some constructive criticism on their building. “He said it should be red,” Kathryn said. “And it really in-

Photo by Sabrina Hutton The Hook and Ladder staff, from left to right: co-owner Kathryn Foley, Jeanne Kelley, Kaitlyn Kelley, Elisa Flores, manager Clay Harkless and co-owner Jarel MaGie.

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creased our business to paint it red.” For the time Hook and Ladder was shut down due to COVID-19 and did not have a food trailer, Jarel took advantage of his free time and built a patio for Hook and Ladder, which also covered up the remains of the old jail cells. Next to this area is where the food trailer currently sits. Even though building and owning a brewpub was new to Jarel and Kathryn, they both agree it was a good venture. “My favorite part is that we get to meet some really wonderful people, and that I get to serve the community,” Kathryn said. “We can also come in when no one is here and just enjoy it.” Jarel’s favorite part was more aligned with the success of Hook and Ladder. “We created something from an idea that has been so successful, and we did it ourselves,” he said. “We had an idea about craft beer and we made it happen. I also like the customer relations.” Kathryn agreed. “We’re 73 and it’s great to know we still could do it,” she said. “We could do it because we weren’t afraid of failing.” It isn’t all easy, though, Kathryn

Photo by Sabrina Hutton Patrons can choose to sit out on the patio, at a table inside or at the bar. a chef class,” she said. they’d like to hear,” said. “The hardest part “Everything is home- Kathryn said. “It’s of starting this busi- made. Even the BBQ just trial and error ness is being retired sauce is an old family with musicians. In the future we hope to and now having a set recipe.” Kathryn said have stand-up comschedule,” she said. Jarel said, for him, Hook and Ladder’s edy, and we want to the most negative new manager, Clay, is have karaoke at least part is the permitting a trained chef. once a month.” “Once he gets and taxes that come Also in the future, with owning the used to the bar, we Jarel said the hope to will let him expand do a bowling team, brewpub. Hook and Ladder our menu,” she said. darts, shuffle board, Hook and Lad- corn hole and possihas been back up and running on the inside der offers Favor and bly a men’s and womsince the beginning DoorDash delivery en’s fishing tournaof October, when options for the food ment sponsorship. Jarel and Kathryn trailer as well, for Jarel and Kathryn were able to obtain a anyone who might also allow input from certificate for Hook not be able to visit in customers, distriband Ladder to be a person. utors and breweries restaurant. They were Aside of food as to what craft beers open on the patio for and drinks, Hook they have on tap. a while before then and Ladder also fre“We have 22 beers with their food trail- quently offers live en- on tap,” Kathryn said. “They rotate in er. Now customers tertainment. have the choice be“Sonny Escamilla and out, but we have tween the inside pub will play every sec- some we keep all the food and the outside ond and fourth Sun- time, such as Bombfood trailer options. day,” Kathryn said. shell Blonde and “Our food truck “He would play on Asahi. We also have is run by Jeanne Kel- the patio when the specialty beers someley,” Kathryn said. inside was closed.” times.” Jarel and Kathryn “She does a lot of Their wine selecare also looking to tion will start rotatthose foods.” Kathryn said add other entertain- ing as well. they started out with ers to their venue. “We’re going to grand ideas for the “We kind of let start specials and indoor pub foods. the customers say do pairings with the “We even went to what type of music food and drinks,” Jar-

el said. Kathryn said community reception of Hook and Ladder has been good since they reopened. “We’ve had lots of support,” she said. “In the past, we’ve had people hold parties here, even kids’ birthday parties.” She said the community has always supported Hook and Ladder. “We try not to be a bar,” Kathryn said. “We’re a pub. They’re the same, but different.” Server Elisa Flores has worked at Hook and Ladder for two years and said she loves working for a brewpub. “I love meeting new people and learning where they’re from,” she said. “Work is like a getaway.” Since the inside of Hook and Ladder reopened, Elisa said she has met a lot of new people. I’m a server who

likes to talk and get to know people,” she said. “At least half of our regulars came back, and they surprise me from time to time.” Elisa also said she loves working for Jarel and Kathryn. “They show me appreciation; they tell me on a daily basis how I’m doing and that they’re proud of me,” she said. “They’re very thankful and thoughtful. I wouldn’t want to work for anyone else. This is honestly my happiness.” Elisa’s feelings toward Hook and Ladder and its owners is part of the vision Jarel and Kathryn had for their brewpub. “Our intention from day one was to have a place where anyone could come in with whoever they wanted without fear of any problems,” Jarel said. “Everything we put into this place was focused on having a nice place to go.”

Photo by Sabrina Hutton Todd and the Two Tars has recently started performing as live entertainment at Hook and Ladder on occasion.

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Taqueria Guanajuato 939 W. Wheeler Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-2630 Taqueria Mexico 936 W. Wheeler Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 226-3116 The Donut Palace 103 W. Cleveland Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-6111

INGLESIDE Asian Garden 2731 W. Main St. Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-7778 Aztec Coffee 2793 Main St. Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 445-8254 Blackbeard’s Too 428 Wood Haven Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-0393 Carrie’s Grill & Treats 2826 Main St. Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-1747 City Cafe and Bar Mexican Restaurant 2390 State Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 238-4579 Coffee N More 2291 Main St. Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-3201 Dairy Queen 2611 State Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-2506 Good N Crisp Chicken 107 N. Ave. B Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-3659

Pizza Hut 2661 State Highway 361 Suite A Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 758-2813 Sonic Drive-In 2250 State Highway 361, Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 775-2200 Subway 2450 State Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 www.subway.com (361) 776-0588 Taco Bell 2494 State Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 775-0039 Terry’s Thai Cafe 2700 Main St. Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-3303 Whataburger 2474 W. Wheeler Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-3281 PORTLAND Applebee’s 1820 U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-2489

The Fisherman’s Daughter 3714 FM 1069 Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 226-3736

Granny’s Tamales Too 2814 W. Main St. Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 854-1400

Bloom City Coffee Co. Inside HEB Portland, TX 78374 (361) 463-1638

Little I’s Snow Cones & Treats 3019 Main St. Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 238-2081

Chicken Express 1700 U.S. Highway 181 Frontage Portland, TX 78374 (361) 704-6817

Whataburger, Inc. 2737 W. Wheeler Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-8700

New Star Chinese Buffet 2448 State Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-7949

Chili’s Grill & Bar 2010 U.S. Highway 181 North Portland, TX 78374 (361) 777-0100

Page 14 China Wall Supper Buffet 1016 U.S. Highway 181 Frontage #C Portland, TX 78374 (361) 777-1688 Dairy Queen 911 Dallas St. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-5993/5222 Denny’s 1670 U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 800-1279 Domino’s Pizza 1500 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 777-0440 Donut Palace 1306 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 777-3000 Firehouse Subs 1850 U.S. Highway 181 A Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-3160 HU DAT Oriental Restaurant 1522 Wildcat Dr. No. 8 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-7823

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McAlister’s Deli 1704 U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-1100

Subway 1001 U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-9182

Apple Dumpling Deli 114 N. Magnolia Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 790-8433

McDonald’s 1300 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-8115

Taco Bell 1043 U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-6898

Bakery Cafe Rockport 205 Business Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-4985

Mike Cotten’s BBQ 1702 U.S. Highway, Suite A-6 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 704-6249 Mr. Rigaroo’s Shaved Ice 609 E. Broadway Blvd. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 960-4074 Oyshi Sushi 277 Buddy Ganem Dr E. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 704-9187 Papa Johns Pizza 1510 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-0737 Pep’s Restaurant 1807 Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-1531

Taqueria El Tapatio 922 Railroad Ave. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-1413 Taqueria Guadalajara 1001 Dallas St. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-8100 Texas A 1 Steak & Seafood 407 Cedar Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 777-3663 Wingstop 1544 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 413-0620 Whataburger 1010 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-2563 ROCKPORT

Dairy Queen 1729 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-5425 Domino's Pizza 1927 N. Highway 35 Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-4700 GLOW - Seafood Kitchen 1815 Broadway St. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 727-2644 Grandma B’s Sweet Treats 2716 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 450-1041 Latitude 2802 Coastal Cuisine & Fine Art 105 N. Austin St. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 727-9009 McDonald’s 1302 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 790-7828

IHOP 1830 U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-4467

Pizza Hut 1041 N. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-7544

KFC 2020 U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-3000

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 1670 Wildcat Dr. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-1555

Mac’s Pit Barbecue 815 E. Market St. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-9388

La Iguana 100 5th Ave. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-2063

Sonic Drive Inn 106 Lang Rd. Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-0982

495 Chesapeake Eats 1008 E. North St. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 450-0116

Panjos Pizza and Pasta Inc. 2744 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382-5709 (361) 729-1411

Little Caesars Pizza 1702 U.S. Highway 181, Suite B13 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-5571

Subway 2030 West U.S. Highway 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-6747

A Mermaid In Your Kitchen 2321 FM 3036 Rockport, TX 78382 (432) 634-8370

Paradise Key Dockside Bar and Grill 165 Cove Harbor North Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-6000

Little I’s Snow Cones & Treats 2710 Hwy 35, Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 450-6660

Our Family Kitchen Inc. 324 Highway 35 S. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 727-1111

Pink Octopus Cafe 1941 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-7465 Poor Man’s Country Club 1009 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-7667 Rockport Bakery 3114 Highway 35 North Fulton, TX 78358 (361) 729-5044 Rockport Daily Grind 302 S. Austin St. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 790-8745 Rockport Donuts 401 N. Highway 35 Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 790-8544 Rosita’s Taqueria & Cafe 402 E. Market St. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 790-8513 Shempy’s Grill 3913 Highway 35 S. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 727-0019 Stevie Lew’s BBQ Kitchen 5340 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 727-0002 Sushi Luck Japanese Cuisine 112 Palmetto Ave. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-1960 Taqueria Puerto Vallarta 3002 A Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 790-7221 The Groove 2001 N. Highway 35 Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-3663

Tropical Smoothie Cafe 2355 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 790-5222 Whataburger, Inc. 1805 Highway 35 N. Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-3022 FULTON Alby’s Seafood Market & Po Boys 3402 Highway 35 N. Fulton, TX 78358 (361) 729-1521 Benchwarmers 104 North Fulton Beach Rd. Fulton, TX 78358 (361) 790-5413 Boiling Pot, The 201 S. Fulton Beach Rd. Fulton, TX 78358 (361) 729-6972 Charlotte Plummer’s Seafare Restaurant 202 N. Fulton Beach Rd. Fulton, TX 78358 (361) 729-1185 Cheryl’s by the Bay 112 S Fulton Beach Rd. Fulton, TX 78358 (361) 790-9626 MoonDog Seaside Eatery 100 Casterline Drive Fulton, TX 78358 (361) 729-6200 Old Fulton Seafood Cafe and Deli 2828 N. Highway 35 Rockport, TX 78382 (361) 729-2233 FOOD DELIVERY TheFoodCaddy.com 1937 Hwy 35N, Rockport, TX, 78382 thefoodcaddy.com (361) 232-4046 E-mailthefoodcaddy@gmail.com

ARANSAS PASS Fairfield Inn & Suites 2679 Business Highway 35 Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 226-3939 Microtel Inn & Suites 355 E. Goodnight Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-8000 Redfish Bay Cottage 945 N. Commercial Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 463-6683 Super 8 Motel 500 E. Goodnight Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-7888 Sea Breeze Motel & Cottages 1404 S. Commercial St. Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 850-0195 Portobelo Village RV & Mobile Home Park 2009 W. Wheeler Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-3378


ICW RV Park 427 E. Ransom Rd. Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-1044

Hooked Up RV Park 2020 N. Highway 35 Business Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-5348 Country Villa Mobile Home & R.V. Park, LLC 3780 FM 1069 Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 776-7534 Don Ell RV Park & Cabins 128 E. Myrtle Ave. Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-5218 Fin & Feather RV Park/Marina 1803 E. Highway 361 Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-7414 Hampton’s Landing Marina & RV Park 430 Ransom Rd. Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-1562 Harbor Landing R.V. Park 211 S. Arch Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 542-9661



The Palms RV Park 2180 Demory Lane Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-4000

Independence RV 2487 County Road 1776 (Resendez Rd) Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 461-1945

RV Haven 922 Mack Road Aransas Pass, TX 78336-6624 (361) 230-4440

Mobil Village RV Park 116 Freeman St. Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-4633

Salt on the Rim RV Park & Fish Camp 741 Jacoby Lane Aransas Pass , TX 78336 (979) 540-8694

Ransom Road RV Park 240 Ransom Rd. Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-2715 Redfish Bay RV Resort 300 East Beasley Ave. Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 226-1389

Quality Inn 2800 Texas 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 775-2700 Sleep Inn & Suites Ingleside 2810 Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 238-4625 Studio 6 Ingleside 2920 Rockland Blvd. Ingleside, TX 78362

PORTLAND Country Inn & Suites 1705 North Hwy 181 Portland, TX, 78374 (361) 777-1500 Days Inn 1703 N. Hwy. 181 Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-2222


The Brass Turtle Lodge 1233 Bayshore Drive Ingleside on the Bay 877-728-8785

Home2 Suites by Hilton 139 Buddy Ganem Dr. Portland, TX, 78374 (361) 643-1000

Ingleside 361 2025 Highway 361 Ingleside, TX 78362 (361) 776-2767

Tiki RV Park 1452 Highway 361 Ingleside, TX, 78362 (361) 906-8936/ (361) 658-0649

Sea Breeze RV Community / Resort 1026 Seabreeze Lane Portland, TX 78374 (361) 643-0744

Aransas Glass Co., Inc. • Auto/Boat • Commercial • Residential • Screens

Southern Oaks Luxury RV Park LLC 1850 Highway 35 Bypass Aransas Pass, TX 78336 (361) 758-1249

Helpful, knowledgeable service and a great price, guaranteed.

Lumber & Building • Hardware & Tools Electrical & Plumbing • Paint Supplies • Cleaning & Storage HOURS: Mon. - Fri. 7a.m - 5p.m. Sat. 7a.m - 12p.m. 1262 N State Highway 35 Aransas Pass, Texas 78336 (361) 758-5345 • Fax: 758-3338

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Fowler Lumber & Hardware

Complete Window Tinting

1120 W. Market St. Rockport, Tx • 361-729-0028 Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Closed

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