We have been adding to the online library of presentation videos and currently have 12 interesting videos available on our Presentation Video page. More recently, we have made audio streaming available for each of the presentations for times when you only want to hear the presentation. On computers, the audio file can be downloaded (usually by right clicking) and added to your music library, as well (e.g. iTunes), and then synced to your smartphone or tablet if you want to listen to them without streaming them online. Some (non-Apple) portable devices may be able to download the audio files directly.

We will continue to add content as it becomes available.

Whatever Happened to Rocky Point

A video of the presentation titled “Whatever Happened to Rocky Point”, about the history of the rocky point for which Rockport was named and the Rockport waterfront is now available for viewing. Please click on this link: Whatever Happened to Rocky Point

This presentation was delivered by Jerry Brundrett and John Jackson on February 26, 2019 at the Aransas County Historical Society Annual Meeting, held at the Aransas County Women’s Club.

Weekly Workshop Meeting Now At Estelle Stair Gallery

The weekly ACHS workshop meeting held on Wednesdays at 2:00 is now being held at Estelle Stair Gallery. Entry is from the back of the building (front door will be locked). Extra parking is available on Main Street. Hope to see you there!

Newsletter Editor

Newsletter Editor

David Murrah has edited the newsletter for all but the first year and designed the current format. He has been on the ACHS board since February 2003, and is the longest serving member!

He and his wife Ann moved to Rockport in 2000, and sing in the choir at First United Methodist Church. David likes to fish, and he and Ann have now traveled to all 50 states and 34 countries.

David holds a Ph.D. in history and is retired from Texas Tech University and Southwest Museum Service in Houston. He has written or edited six books related to Texas history and more than forty other publications. He is a Fellow of the Texas State Historical Association and a past president of the West Texas Historical Association and the Society of Southwest Archivists.

He has done a fabulous job of laying out and editing the ACHS newsletter! David has put out all of the publicity for the ACHS, which includes the newsletters, postcards about events, and ads in the newspaper.  Thank you, David, we appreciate you very much!

Kam Wagert is a former president of the ACHS and has described David and his contributions very well. The picture of David was in the September 2009 issue where he was interviewing Carol Sparks for the Oral History Project and Kam’s heartfelt writing about him is from the 2013 March Issue of the newsletter. David does a very professional job with the work that he does for the ACHS.
This web page is dedicated to the newsletter. I will be posting new newsletters after giving subscribing members time to enjoy them. I’ll also try and go through back issues and showcase some articles, projects, and photographs that you might enjoy. Past issues are available below, and maybe we can talk David into doing some things for the web site. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

October 2018 — Volume 14 Issue 3

October 2018 — Volume 14 Issue 3

In this issue: From Aransas Bay to Antarctica to Mars: The Work and Exploration of Rockport’s Wayne White • Message from the President – Welcome Back Jeannie Schindler and the October Program • New Board Member • On the Passing of Tom White • Calendar Premier Date Set • Support for Klein Building and Building History • News from Partner Organizations

Newsletter Volume 14 Issue 3