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.
Welcome to Port O’Connor
Port O’Connor, Texas. A wonderful oasis on the Texas Gulf coast. Long considered The Best Kept Secret on the Gulf Coast, Port O’Connor is now known world-wide for fishing, hunting, birding, kayaking and the peaceful lifestyle enjoyed by those who have discovered the jewel of the Secret Coast.
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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.
POCO Bueno 2013 is in full swing now. This invitation only event will end on Saturday, July 20th with an official awards ceremony. Be sure to watch the beautiful boats as they arrive in Port O’Connor. And don’t miss the weigh-in at The Fishing Center. For updated information about the fishing tournament, be sure to […]
In addition to great information and resources about Port O’Connor, the Visitor Center now includes a gift shop. Please stop by and see a variety of items, including antiques, beach bags, jewelry, purses, hats, wreaths and much more. Our official hours are Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00am – 4:00pm.
A burn ban has been issued for all of Calhoun County. The ban will remain in effect for the next 90 days. Please be mindful of the dry conditions we are currently under, especially as we celebrate the 4th of July. Violating the ban is a Class C misdemeanor, punishable by a fine up to […]