San Antonio man drowns, son missing in Port Aransas, report says
A San Antonio man has drowned and his son is missing after a day at the beach in Port Aransas, according to <a href="https://www.portasouthjetty.com/articles/man-dies-after-apparent-drowning-in-port-aransas/" target="_blank">a report from the Port Aransas South Jetty. </a>
Construction for new deck closes portion of Port Aransas pier
2 1 of 2 Photo provided by Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce Show More Show Less 2 of 2 Nueces County Show More Show LessCall it growing pains: Portions of a popular beach pier in Port Aransas will close it for the next six months. Nueces County is building a new observation deck at Horace Caldwell Pier and is anticipating construction to last until June 30, according to a Jan. 6 order from the county's judge Barbara Canales. The closure will affect the section to the left of the pier as well as parking.mysanantonio.com
Texas alligator relocated after people fed and threw things at the animal, officials say
PORT ARANSAS, Texas – A 10-foot male alligator who has been dubbed the “Dollar Store Gator” by residents who have been hand feeding him has been relocated after experts say he was getting too comfortable with humans. A post from Gator Country notes that the gator was named “Fin” after a Port Aransas restaurant. 10ft 1 inch Nuisance Alligator catch in Port Aransas, Texas. Bringing this big ole boy back to Gator Country! Once he gets you in the water, you’re done.
Port Aransas officials remove 'Dollar Store Gator' after residents began throwing glass, items at it
Port Aransas called in experts to remove a 10-foot male alligator hanging out at a creek near a Dollar Store over concerns that it was too comfortable with humans. The reptile had become such a common sight that residents nicknamed it "Dollar Store Gator," according to the city's animal control officer Richard Gleason. Gleason said the police were getting at least 10 calls a day about people harassing the alligator. Despite the harassment, Gleason said the reptile "wasn't scared of people anymore" and would walk up to individuals near the creek. For the safety of the people and the alligator, Gleason said they had to remove him.mysanantonio.com
Tallest, rarest birds in North America sighted in Texas
PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Whooping cranes, the tallest and rarest birds in North America, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife officials, have been spotted along the Texas coast. According to Harrell, the drought much of Texas is experiencing makes the birds' migration harder. Whooping cranes are sometimes found in mixed flocks with sandhill cranes, which are gray and slightly smaller. The public can help track whooping cranes by reporting sightings to TPWD’s Whooper Watch - a citizen-science based reporting system that tracks whooping crane migration and wintering locations throughout Texas. Related:Habitat for endangered whooping crane opens at San Antonio ZooSan Antonio Zoo, SeaWorld featured in new Helen Mirren-narrated documentary ‘Escape From Extinction’Habitat for endangered whooping crane opens at San Antonio Zoo
Port Aransas beaches will close to vehicles as mayor issues declaration of disaster
PORT ARANSAS, Texas – Port Aransas beaches will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 8 p.m. Thursday through at least Saturday. Charles Bujan, mayor of Port Aransas made the initial proclamation Tuesday and amended it Wednesday, keeping the time beaches will remain closed to vehicle traffic open-ended. Beaches will reopen to motor traffic “when the mayor deems the beach to be safely accessible by vehicles," according to the proclamation. Get the latest Hurricane Delta information from the KSAT Weather Authority here. Read the full disaster declaration from the city of Port Aransas below:
Port Aransas will be closed to vehicular traffic from Thursday to Saturday due to Hurricane Delta
Bob OwenOn Tuesday, Port Aransas officials announced the beach will be closed to vehicular traffic from 8 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Saturday due to possible flooding from Hurricane Delta. Delta, a Category 2 storm with 100 mph winds, made landfall on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday morning and is expected to grow in size as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast over the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center.mysanantonio.com
Watch: Man rescued after boat caught in rough waters during Tropical Storm Beta
Watch: Man rescued after boat caught in rough waters during Tropical Storm BetaOn Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew rescued a man who was caught in rough waters from Tropical Storm Beta off the Port Aransas coast. On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew rescued a man who was caught in rough waters from Tropical Storm Beta off the Port Aransas coast. Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Sector / Air Station Corpus Christi Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Watch: Man rescued after boat caught in rough waters during Tropical Storm Beta 1 / 1 Back to GalleryOn Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Corpus Christi aircrew rescued a man who was caught in rough waters from Tropical Storm Beta off the Port Aransas coast. It is unclear why the man was out in the Port Aransas waters and how long he was out there. Port Aransas city officials closed the beach on Saturday in response to Tropical Storm Beta, which made landfall late Monday just north of Port O'Connor near Matagorda Bay.mysanantonio.com
Port Aransas to close beaches until further notice due to Tropical Storm Beta
SAN ANTONIO – The mayor of Port Aransas has issued a disaster declaration that will close beaches as the city braces for Tropical Storm Beta. The declaration states that Port Aransas beaches must close at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, until further notice. High tide in Port Aransas is seen on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (KSAT)High tide in Port Aransas is seen on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (ksat)Read also:Stay InformedTo follow along with the busiest Atlantic hurricane season on record, bookmark our hurricane page or download the KSAT Hurricane Tracker App.
Tropical Storm Beta prompts hurricane watch for parts of Texas
Tropical Storm Beta is churning in the Gulf of Mexico, prompting forecasters to issue a hurricane watch for a swathe of the Texas coast spanning from High Island to Port Aransas. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox"Three Atlantic named storms have formed today: September 18, 2020 - #Wilfred #Alpha #Beta. The 2020 Atlantic #hurricane season has now generated 23 named storms - the same as the entire North Pacific through September 18. On average through 9/18, the Atlantic has had 8 named storms and the North Pacific has had 30 named storms. Beta promoted a storm surge watch for areas along the Texas and Louisiana coasts, as well as a tropical storm watch from south of Port Aransas, Texas, to the mouth of the Rio Grande, and from east of High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana.cbsnews.com
Tropical Storm Beta prompts hurricane watch for parts of Texas
Tropical Storm Beta is churning in the Gulf of Mexico, prompting forecasters to issue a hurricane watch for a swathe of the Texas coast spanning from High Island to Port Aransas. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox"Three Atlantic named storms have formed today: September 18, 2020 - #Wilfred #Alpha #Beta. The 2020 Atlantic #hurricane season has now generated 23 named storms - the same as the entire North Pacific through September 18. On average through 9/18, the Atlantic has had 8 named storms and the North Pacific has had 30 named storms. Beta prompted a storm surge watch for areas along the Texas and Louisiana coasts, as well as a tropical storm watch from south of Port Aransas, Texas, to the mouth of the Rio Grande, and from east of High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana.cbsnews.com
Heavy Rainfall Threat With Beta Has Diminished As The Center Has Become Less Determinant In The Pressure And Wind Fields
Location 60 miles NNE of Birmingham Alabama Wind 10 mph Heading NE at 10 mph Pressure 29.83 Coordinates 86.3W, 34.3NDiscussionAt 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Beta was located near latitude 34.3 North, longitude 86.3 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 10 mph (17 km/h) until it becomes indistinguishable within the background wind and pressure field by mid-afternoon Friday. Maximum sustained winds are near 10 mph (20 km/h) with higher gusts. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb (29.83 inches). Tropics Satellite at 3:39 Friday Night, September 25thWatches and WarningsThere are no watches or warnings in effect.
Nueces County order banning vehicles on Corpus Christi, Port A beaches expires, curfew remains
SAN ANTONIO – Beaches in Nueces County have reopened to vehicles as an order put in place to help stunt the spread of COVID-19 has expired. Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales said Friday that the order, which closed vehicle access points at beaches within the county, will end on Monday, according to multiple reports. The newspaper reported that the modified order will restrict access to areas of beaches damaged by Hurricane Hanna. The order was put in place in July as the county asked tourists to stay home for the sake of social distancing. He said enforcing the order “depleted all of our overtime budgets” in providing 24-hour policing.
Port Aransas mayor: City no longer enforcing beach closure order
SAN ANTONIO – The mayor of Port Aransas says the city can no longer afford to implement the county beach closure order that was issued in July to help curb the effects of COVID-19. FYI: The city can no longer afford providing 24 hour day policing of the county beaches closure order. We have depleted... Posted by Mayor Bujan Information Page For Port Aransas Citizens on Sunday, August 9, 2020The mayor said as of Sunday morning, the city would no longer enforce the beach closure order. The order forces the closure of vehicle access points at beaches within the county, which encompasses Port Aransas, Padre Island and Corpus Christi. Port Aransas Police Chief Scott Burroughs told KIII in Corpus Christi that the department began to see a diminished outcome.
Beaches at Port Aransas, Padre Island, Corpus Christi closed to vehicles, curfew in place
Nueces County Judge Barbara Canales on Wednesday issued a new order that limits access and adds curfews at beaches within the county, which encompasses Port Aransas, Padre Island and Corpus Christi. Until 6 a.m. Aug. 1, unless extended or rescinded, vehicle access points will be closed at county beaches and parks, the order states. We need some help: Corpus Christi official asks tourists not to visit beaches amid COVID-19 surgePeople with physical disabilities or disabled veterans will be allowed to use golf carts on beaches. Canales made the plea to out-of-towners Monday during an interview with the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Corpus Christi has recorded 70 COVID-19 deaths and 7,532 total cases.
Blue button jellyfish spotted at Texas beaches
PORT ARANSAS, Texas – A KSAT employee sent in photos of blue button jellyfish that she spotted in Port Aransas Monday evening after storms in the area started clearing up. The scientific name for the jellyfish is Porpita porpita and they are closely related to Portuguese man o’wars, but don’t sting as ferociously, said Texas Parks and Wildlife science director Mark Fisher. Fisher told KSAT these particular jellyfish “typically live far offshore, but are carried onto the beach by onshore winds.”From April to October, the wind along the coast is typically from the south and southeast, according to Fisher, who said people “don’t see them in the winter when the wind is out of the north.”Officials with Padre Island National seashore also responded to a request for comment saying the blue button jellyfish are “fairly common” and added that the jellyfish "can sting but it isn’t really felt by humans.”It’s just another in a long list of beach stories that have come out in the last month:Beautiful but dangerous blue dragons discovered on Texas beach are ‘rare find’Gators in the gulf: Alligators caught on video in Galveston, Port O’ConnorMap shows high levels of fecal bacteria detected at some Texas beachesBlue dragons aren’t the only odd things spotted at Texas beaches in the last year
As beachgoers pack Port Aransas for Memorial Day, U.S. officials say to heed social distancing rules
SAN ANTONIO – This Memorial Day is like no other in the United States, but beachgoers in Port Aransas tried to bring a sense of normalcy over the weekend. At the beach, people gathered to sunbathe and enjoy the warm weather, while some tried to practice social distancing. ‘If I get it, everybody else is going to get it': Crowds head to Comal River over Memorial Day weekendMemorial Day marks the first major holiday amid Gov. Beachgoers are being urged to practice social distancing to guard against COVID-19. People gather on the beach for the Memorial Day weekend in Port Aransas, Texas, Saturday, May 23, 2020.
Port Aransas prepares to welcome beachgoers back for Memorial Day weekend
PORT ARANSAS, Texas – The community of Port Aransas is hoping for a successful Memorial Day weekend after businesses took a major hit when they were forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘I was shocked’: Port Aransas photographer captured images of a crowded beach. Texas Sandfest, which is one of Port Aransas’ biggest events, was postponed until October. San Marcos reopening river parks ahead of Memorial Day weekendAs Texas begins to reopen, many on the island are anticipating Memorial Day weekend to a busy one. The Port Aransas Visitor’s Bureau reported an increase in bookings of hotels and condos for the upcoming holiday.
Port Aransas prepares to welcome beach-goers back for Memorial Day weekend
Port Aransas prepares to welcome beach-goers back for Memorial Day weekendPublished: May 20, 2020, 10:18 pmThe community of Port Aransas is hoping for a successful Memorial Day weekend. Businesses took a major hit after they were forced to close due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
'It was a jungle out there': Port Aransas local takes photos of crowded beach
'It was a jungle out there': Port Aransas local takes photos of crowded beachOn May 2, 2020, one local captured the "craziness" of the amount of people who flooded the Port Aransas beaches. On May 2, 2020, one local captured the "craziness" of the amount of people who flooded the Port Aransas beaches. Texas beaches opened this past weekend and, judging by photos of Port Aransas, many Texans took advantage. Port Aransas beach, near Corpus Christi, had been closed for daily use for nearly four weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. During its closure, Port Aransas officials only allowed visitors to use the beach for exercising purposes.mysanantonio.com
‘I was shocked’: Port Aransas photographer captured images of a crowded beach. Then came the hate mail
Photographer Neesy Tompkins captured images of the beach in Port Aransas, Texas on Saturday, May 2, 2020. SAN ANTONIO – The comments flooded her Facebook page as quickly as Texans flocked to the Port Aransas beach. On her Port Aransas Beaches Facebook page, which normally consists of nature photography, commenters urged people to report her page, with the goal of having Facebook take it down. ‘Ridiculously unmanageable’The beach at Port Aransas, which Tompkins called “ridiculously unmanageable,” wasn’t the only destination that saw high volumes of people. ‘I want the town to be open safely’The Port Aransas beach along with several businesses reopened over the weekend as Gov.
Port Aransas changes fishing rules again during COVID-19
Port Aransas changes fishing rules again during COVID-19Port Aransas officials are now allowing anglers to fish at certain parts of the beach, according to an order that was issued Friday. Port Aransas officials are now allowing anglers to fish at certain parts of the beach, according to an order that was issued Friday. Photo: Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-News Photo: Bob Owen /San Antonio Express-News Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Port Aransas changes fishing rules again during COVID-19 1 / 1 Back to GalleryPort Aransas officials are now allowing anglers to fish at certain parts of the beach, according to an order that issued Friday. Guided fishing trips and charters are allowed but limited to 50 percent of a vessel's capacity, the order stated. If face to face transactions do take place inside the charter business, employees must be wearing a face covering.mysanantonio.com
Port Aransas extends closure to April 30; beach open for exercising only
Port Aransas extends closure to April 30; beach open for exercising onlyPort Aransas beach has temporarily closed and is only open for exercising activities, according to city officials. Port Aransas beach has temporarily closed and is only open for exercising activities, according to city officials. Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Port Aransas extends closure to April 30; beach open for exercising only 1 / 1 Back to GalleryOn Wednesday, Port Aransas officials have extended its shelter-in-place order until April 30. According to the order, the beach will continue to be closed for recreational use. Those who plan on enjoying the beach must be involved in some form of exercising activity such as walking, running, biking, yoga or water sports.mysanantonio.com
Port Aransas shuts down beach until April 9 to help slow spread of COVID-19
Port Aransas shuts down beach until April 9 to help slow spread of COVID-19Port Aransas beach has temporarily closed and is only open for exercising activities, city officials said. Port Aransas beach has temporarily closed and is only open for exercising activities, city officials said. Photo: Courtesy Photo: Courtesy Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Port Aransas shuts down beach until April 9 to help slow spread of COVID-19 1 / 3 Back to GalleryPort Aransas Beach has temporarily closed and is only open for exercising activities, city officials said. There will be a $1,000 fine for those who do not comply with the rules, according to signs that were placed along the beach by city officials. The restrictions for Port Aransas are "stricter" and "stronger" than most because the beach has a large number of tourists, Montgomery said.mysanantonio.com
Port Aransas hosts SA Live for Beachtoberfest: Watch full show
This article is sponsored by the Port Aransas Tourism Bureau. If you're looking for family activities, Port Aransas' Beachtoberfest is running through Oct. 30. Tour the eight wonders of Port Aransas, and enjoy food, drinks and a parade. The eight wonders of Port Aransas include the lighthouse, the jetties, Tarpon Inn, the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, the Port Aransas Museum, Farley Boat Works, the Chapel in the Dunes and the last Farley boat. Port A Market Days - Oct. 19Enjoy a pet-friendly market day for all ages at Port Aransas.
30 local chefs, over 20 of Texas' bands expected at Beachtoberfest in Port Aransas
If you're looking for some family fun, Port Aransas is hosting Beachtoberfest now through Oct. 30. Festivities have already kicked off and Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series starts this weekend. Foodies can experience three nightly throwdowns with 30 Texas chefs, six local restaurants and one tasting finale. Beachtoberfest guests can enjoy two nights with over 10 venues featuring live music from over 20 of Texas' top bands at the Port A Live Music Fest in October. Beachtoberfest eventsTexas Super Chef Throwdown Series (Sept. 18-21)Port A Live Music Fest (Oct. 4-5)Port A Live Music Fest giveawayEnter to win four 2-day all-access passes plus to the Port A Live Music Fest here.
Save $10 on tickets to the Super Chef Throwdown Series in Port Aransas
Port Aransas & Mustang Island is the culinary gateway for Texas chefs and cooks to compete at the World Food Championships. The Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series will consist of 30 chefs from around the state competing over three nights, September 18-20, 2019, at six different restaurants in Port Aransas. The event will culminate in the Final Throwdown on September 21. Texas is the first state franchise of the World Food Championships (WFC). The WFC is the largest competition in food sport and the start for many culinary experts as they aspire to achieve fame through nationally broadcast food TV shows.
Fun fall festival coming up! Beachtoberfest in Port Aransas
SAN ANTONIO - Port Aransas' Beachtoberfest is a monthlong party you don't want to miss! "What makes Beachtoberfest so special is we focus on the five key assets of why people come to Port A: the beach, music, fishing, food, culture and its history," said Jeff Hentz, president and CEO of Port Aransas Tourism Bureau. For music fans, Port Aransas' second annual Port A Live Music Fest on Oct. 4-5, will host 24 bands on 10 stages featuring a dynamic lineup of musicians from across Texas. Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series sweepstakesClick here to win two all-night access passes to the Texas Super Chef Throwdown Series! Sponsored article by Port Aransas Tourism Bureau.
Elder Eats: Blackened red snapper taco recipe
SAN ANTONIO – Try this quick and tasty blackened red snapper fish taco recipe, crafted by David Elder of Elder Eats! In a bowl, mix the sriracha and ranch dressing until you reach your desired spice and flavor. Slice the red snapper filet into five smaller filets and place in a plastic freezer zipper bag. Assembly:Place the corn tortillas on a plate and spoon about a tablespoon of the sriracha ranch onto each one. Cover the fish in another spoonful of sriracha ranch and top with pico de gallo.