SPECIAL Alert for Port Aransas Businesses Additional Grant Dollars Announced – Must Apply by June 30th. The Port A Chamber of Commerce and its new partnership with the regional Coastal Bend United Chambers along with LiftFund and PeopleFund, announce another Small Biz Grant opportunity for your business in its recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey, This is the second small biz grant program with the Coastal Bend United Chamber partnership and additional grant funds will be available on a case-by-case basis. If you participated in the first Coastal Bend United Grant program back in December, you will still be eligible to participate in this program. Note the maximum allotment for the Coastal Bend United program is $5,000, and is separate grant money from New Day Port A Fund/Chamber Foundation, in which you may have received previous grant funds. Please note that you must apply to LiftFund or PeopleFund, but not required to accept loan funds if approved. Click here for LiftFund or PeopleFund information and application….
CITY OF PORT ARANSAS TO DECLARE APRIL 5, 2018 “SPURS DAY” Proclamation to be Read During a Press Conference at City Hall Port Aransas Mayor Pro-Tem Wendy Moore will read a proclamation declaring April 5, 2018 “Spurs Day” in Port Aransas during a press conference at City Hall, 710 W. Ave. A, on Thursday, April 5 at 10:00 a.m. Moore will be joined by community leaders and Spurs Sports & Entertainment executives to discuss the ongoing collective recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. During the press conference, Spurs Sports & Entertainment staff members will be dispersed throughout the Port Aransas area participating in service projects aimed at assisting the community in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. An afternoon pep rally at Port Aransas High School and Olsen Elementary School with The Spurs Coyote and Spurs Silver Dancers will bring Spurs spirit to the community. Discover the original ISLAND LIFE destination – Port Aransas & Mustang Island. The Port Aransas & Mustang Island Chamber of Commerce…
Parts of Port Aransas still unrecognizable in photos taken a month after Harvey So far, 136,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed from the city, and 6,000 cubic yards are being removed daily, he said. The amount of debris removed each day looks as if a yard of trash was piled on top of an entire football field. See the photos and read the full story:
The New Day Port A Fund was formed in conjunction with Cinnamon Shore, City of Port Aransas, and Port Aransas & Mustang Island Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau in response to Hurricane Harvey that occurred in Port Aransas, Texas in August 2017. The fund was established to assist hurricane victims with support and recovery. Excess funds and continued donations will be available to provide Port Aransas residents and business owners aid in times of future need.
Rockport and Port Aransas residents are trying to pick up the pieces of their old lives after Hurricane Harvey ravaged the area over the weekend. The Category 4 storm brought 130 mph winds to the region, tearing down homes and businesses in the Coastal Bend. See the photos and read the full story: