The community is coming together once again to support a great project. The construction of a new library and learning center. Friends of the Port O’Connor Library, Inc., a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization was formed to raise money and awareness for this initiative. Port O’Connor needs a new library and learning center; they have simply […]
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Warrior’s Weekend is just around the corner, and the Port O’Connor community is excited to welcome our heroes and treat them to a fishing experience. The event will kick off on Friday, May 16, at 9:30am, when the arrival of the first group is welcomed at the Houston Intercontinental Airport. A caravan will escort the warriors […]
Spaghetti Dinner at Community Center Please join your neighbors and friends at the Port O’Connor Community Center, Friday, April 25. The Friends of Port O’Connor Library will present their plans for a new community library and learning center. Dinner will be served from 6:00 – 6:45p and the presentation will follow. Boggy Clean-Up Saturday, April […]
Over the last week you may have noticed crews arriving in Port O’Connor. Cotton Logistics moved in to provide camp management support for the crews working to access the environmental impact of the recent oil spill in Galveston Bay.
Barge Accident Saturday, March 22, a barge, owned by Houston-based Kirby Inland Marine Corp, was traveling the Houston Ship Channel when struck by a ship. The barge was transporting about 924,000 gallons of oil. The unfortunate result was an estimated 168,000 gallons of oil leaking into Galveston Bay. Emergency crews worked to contain the oil, and […]
Several boats participated in the Port O’Connor Chamber of Commerce Lighted Boat Parade, despite the cold temperature. The parade started at Froggies and ended at the judges tent in Caracol. To all of the participants, thank you. This is a wonderful annual event and a great way to kick-off the holiday.
An impressive number of boaters braved the cold weather to deliver toys to Port O’Connor. The gifts were unloaded by volunteers and will be distributed to the Adopt-an-Angel program which provides toys to over 400 at-risk boys and girls ages 2-16 in eleven different counties along the Texas Coast. Thank you to all who participated […]
Small Business Saturday Saturday, November 30th is Small Business Saturday. This is your opportunity to support local retailers in Port O’Connor and the surrounding area. In 2010, American Express started a campaign encouraging consumers to shop locally. The following year, the U.S. Senate officially recognized the day as “‘Small Business Saturday’ and supporting efforts to […]
Please join your neighbors by supporting the National Night Out campaign, America’s Night Out Against Crime. The local event is being sponsored by the portoconnorwatch.com and the Calhoun County Sheriff, George Aleman. On October 1st, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors at the Port […]
The fishing in Port O’Connor is great right now. This 36″ redfish was caught and released in the big Jetties on Labor Day 2013.