Going Coastal

The log-shaped cake is made and decorated like a yule log. Let’s examine an easy French Christmas Yule Log recipe.

AMST Brings Home The Bronze

The Art Museum Of South Texas Wins Prestigious International Cultural Heritage Media and Technology Award


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASES: CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS May 14, 2018-- The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi is pleased to announce they are a recipient of a 2018 MUSE Award for the programs of The Color of Being/El Color del Ser: DOROTHY HOOD (1918-2000).


The Art Museum of South Texas (AMST) was presented with the Bronze MUSE Award in the category of “Interpretive Interactive Installations” during a ceremony and champagne reception held on Sunday evening, May 6, 2018 at the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. There to receive the award were Joe Schenk, AMST Director, Sara Morgan, AMST Assistant Director, and Bob Noll, Chief Creative Officer at Boston Productions Inc., who worked with the Museum on the technology. This award celebrates the Art Museum of South Texas’ achievement “In Recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the Use of Media and Technology for Interpretive Interactive Installations”.

Palacios, known as “City by the Sea,” sits on Matagorda Bay, Texas’ largest bay system. It is just 30 miles north of Port Lavaca on Interstate 35.

The Round Island Lighthouse Restoration & Preservation Project

The historic Round Island Lighthouse was erected on Round Island in 1859. It provided safety for ships headed toward the Mississippi shore. Over time, the Lighthouse was damaged by several hurricanes. In 1998, the combination of Hurricane Georges and aggressive beach erosion toppled the Lighthouse. The Lighthouse received further damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The Texas Maritime Museum began as an idea at the Rockport annual Seafair Festival in the late 1970s where maritime enthusiasts would bring their outboard motors and fishing items for public view. A community-wide effort was begun to establish a maritime museum. In 1987 the Texas Legislature named the Texas Maritime Museum the official Maritime Museum of the State of Texas and the museum’s doors opened the summer of 1989.

As shared by Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce...

Sandy Jumper of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Sandy Jumper of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

Rockport-Fulton, TX (July 16, 2014) – Media Producer, Debbie Snyder, of Texas Department of Transportation (Communications Division) made her second filming trip to the Rockport-Fulton area. Debbie made contact with Sandy Jumper, Director of Tourism for the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, in early June. Debbie’s First trip was focused on filming area tourism attractions in the area. While talking to Debbie about all of the wonderful things to see and do in the community, Sandy introduced her to Rockport-Fulton’s newest venue tax project- Aransas Pathway’s. Intrigued by all our area had to offer, Debbie made plans for a second trip.

As shared by the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce…

First Aransas Pathways Birding and Nature Site Tour
“Braving the elements”

Rockport-Fulton, TX (January 31, 2014) – A Group of 20 intrepid birders braved the unusual cold on Saturday, Jan. 25. Despite uncommon temperatures in the 40’s, Birders from the Aransas Bird and Nature Club and the Corpus Christi Audubon Outdoor Club arrived for the first official tour of the three new Aransas Pathways birding sites.

Rockport, Texas - Bait shop signs display live mullet & piggy perch and pelican for sale. Docked outside very close to the bait shop is a shrimp boat ready for a quick getaway.

While visiting her sister in Rockport, Texas, Claudia Finn paints this scene of interest.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

As shared by Public Relations & Education of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Woodlands, Texas – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is now ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world based on the number of tickets sold so far in 2016, according to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication. The Pavilion’s ticket sales have totaled 203,092 for concerts between January 1 and June 30, 2016. This is the second time that The Pavilion has achieved the top spot on the publication’s list, previously during the third quarter of 2015. The Pavilion has consistently ranked in the top five since 2010.

Weather elements can cause your boat cover vinyl to shrink. Normally, you put the Eisenglas or Strataglass and canvas boat cover on your boat when the outdoor temperature is starting to cool but there are still warm days, so it snugly fits on your boat. However, if a cold front or temperature drop happens, you may be caught in a situation when you boat cover acts like a wet suit. Let’s take a look at a short humorous incident from Winnipesaukee Divers.

Boaters are always looking for easy practical boating maintenance tips. Changing cockpit enclosures from summer mesh to Eisenglas in the winter. You find the zipper does not glide smoothly and gets stuck. If you are exasperated with those plastic steps that move around on the pier and you are about to discard them, a solution follows. Have your lines dropped down into the water and need cleaning?

TMCA, Texas Mariners Cruising Association, is a nonprofit social club. Our members have power boats, sail boats, or are “in between” boats. We offer many activates monthly designed to help you get to know fellow boaters, improve your boating skills and encourage more time spent on the water. Below is a sample of our activities.


Monthly MEETINGS Monthly Meetings feature speakers and programs aimed at enhancing seamanship, boat handling skills and enjoyment of local waters. They are held at the Elks Lodge in Seabrook and include a social hour and dinner. The August meeting is Friday, August 17, 2018, 06:00pm - 09:00pm.


Scheduled Cruises The calendar is filled with organized cruises and include a Cruise Leader who is experienced with the destination and knows how to avoid trouble. You simply participate and have fun! Our August cruises include: August 11-12, 2018  Cruise to O’Neal’s Pub & Sports bar at Bayland Marina( with an afternoon “Goose Creek Dinghy Excursion”);  Friday, August 24, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018 Fish Fry Cruise to Oak Island/Beason Marina and Channel Marker 17.  


Educational Programs We present occasional courses to help members feel confident and comfortable with their own boating skills. Navigation, piloting, first aid, CPR and the use of the Loran or GPS are just a few examples. These are presented each month in the monthly meetings as well as in special member’s only seminars.


Social Activities From monthly Dock Parties to Wine & Cheese Cruises, our social calendar alone makes the club worth joining! Check out some of our recent functions at our Photo Gallery at our website www.texasmariners.com. The August meeting will be Friday August 3, 208. Details still TBD.


TMCA Website   An excellent source of information including our calendar of events, member directory, photos from past cruises and parties, articles and information on cruising in our area and boating in general.


The Texas Mariner This is the monthly newsletter available on the TMCA website and emailed to members monthly. It is full of valuable information like this month’s article on how to properly use your shore water and why use your freshwater tanks and when.


BOAT US and other Discounts All TMCA members get 50% off when you join Boat US. Regular dues are $30 and TMCA members pay only $15 with the BoatUS Promo Code. Applies for both new or renewal memberships. Plus many area marinas offer a TMCA discount for slip fees. TMCA is also a member of Yachting Clubs of America.  As a member of TMCA, you'll have the opportunity to take advantage of many reciprocal benefits of participating marinas and yacht clubs in the US including Alaska and Hawaii as well as the Virgin Islands.  Many offer docking and restaurant/lounge privileges. 

For more information on TMCA visit our website at www.texasmariners.com or contact Commodore Larry Friemel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.