The Aransas County Historical Society now has its own YouTube channel! Check it out. We have uploaded the excellent presentation video by Jerry Brundrett and John Jackson titled “Whatever Happened to Rocky Point?” from our last annual meeting. Make sure you subscribe to the channel so that you can be notified whenever we have a new video for you.
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.
We have added PayPal access to the web site so that you may now purchase new memberships or renewals online using a credit card or PayPal account.
The Historical Society weekly workshop will be cancelled for Wednesday 6 Feb 2019. We regret that we have lost a long standing member of the Society, Carol Sparks Keller. Funeral is being handled by Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass. More details are available on her Memorial Page.
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!
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.
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
In this issue: Lamar Historical Marker Dedications • From the President – Thanks to Taylor and Marsha Hendrix • 2018 Photo Contest • News You Can Use
In this issue: World War I Symposium • An August to Remember by Janie White • The Great War and Its Impact on Texas and Aransas County Part 2 • Scenes from the Annual Meeting • Upcoming Events of Interest
In this issue: ACHS Annual Meeting – Survival of Harvey • Message From the President – Harvey Impacts • History of Rockport Computer User’s Group • News You Can Use