Sign up for Volunteer Day

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Join us on the 4th Saturday of each month for Volunteer Day. We need electricians, carpenters, plumbers, strong able-bodied individuals for heavy lifting and anyone willing to assist with general labor. And of course, we are always looking for volunteers for every day of the week, so if you have a day off during the week, please give Jennifer White, our Volunteer Coordinator a call or drop her an email. Please sign up ahead of time at volunteers@portaransas.org or by calling 361-749-5919 ext 813. Volunteer sign-in is at 403 W Cotter Ave at 9 a.m. We need assistance with: Interior demolition Painting Window removal/installation Electrical/Plumbing repairs Yardwork/Landscaping Debris removal

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TWIA Petition

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We, the residents and property owners of the 14 coastal counties of Texas, petition the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) Board of Directors, the Texas Commissioner of Insurance, members of the Texas State Legislature, and Governor Abbott to oppose rate increases for TWIA policyholders. It is insensitive and unnecessarily cruel to dump a significant premium rate increase on these policyholders while they continue to rebuild their lives. TWIA must explore any and all possible alternatives to a premium rate increase given the gravity of economic conditions in Hurricane Harvey impacted communities. Therefore, we the undersigned, call on the TWIA Board of Directors, the Texas Commissioner of Insurance, members of the Texas State Legislature, and Governor Abbott to recognize the plight of coastal residents and not impose a rate increase on TWIA policy holders. Click here for the petition.

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A Day of Remembrance

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Hurricane Harvey Anniversary A Day of Remembrance Robert’s Point Park, 301 J.C. Barr Blvd. August 25, 2018 – 9:00 AM Procession of the flags National Anthem by PAHS Senior, Tyler Rodriguez Pledge of Allegiance Prayer Presentation of flags to Port Aransas First Responders Mayor’s Day of Remembrance Reflections August 25, 2018 – 7:30 PM Prayer and Flag Ceremony Luminaries (Parks & Rec) Sunday August 26, 2018 – 6 PM Recovery Celebration Service

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SPECIAL Alert for Port Aransas Businesses

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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….

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Spurs Day in Port A

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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…

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