Harnessing fear of the water helps Harbor Patrol face tough assignments

Aransas Pass Police Officer Jack McCarty’s fears of what’s below the surface of the water resulted from a traumatic experience during his childhood. Over time, the head of the city’s Harbor Patrol and dive team has learned to harness that fear for the purposes of doing good.

Christmas Wonderland creator lights up display one last time

William ‘Sonny’ Holmes, now 77, uses canes to walk and has become frail with age and a debilitating condition. But the Ingleside resident who started a miniature ‘Christmas Wonderland’ in his front yard, filled with wooden figurines and thousands of lights will flip the switch on one more time for the season December 1st and then call it quits after more than 40 years delighting residents. Ingleside Index

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The public is invited to leave an unwrapped toy for a boy, girl, or a teenager of either gender in the lobby of The Aransas Pass Progress and Ingleside Index newspapers, 346 S. Houston St. in Aransas Pass, during weekday business hours. We are proud to support the Aransas Pass Police ‘Sgt. Anders’ Cops For Tots Toy Drive’ campaign, and hope that you will join us and donate today. Aransas Pass Progress

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Veteran of ‘Forgotten War’ survived on shrimping

Nathan Boudoin, a Louisiana native, pictured here with his wife of nearly 65 years, Dorothy who he continues to grieve for after she passed away earlier this year. Before her death, Dorothy taught her husband, a U.S. Army veteran of Korea to cook some of the favorite dishes she had prepared for him over the last six decades. Courtesy: Nathan Boudoin

He may be a descendent of European royalty, and his lineage includes a relative he’ll tell you played a role in the Louisiana Purchase.

Music is key to ministry of Aransas Pass church

Anyone is welcome at the former Assembly of God church. The congregation, as seen during a recent service, is also very active in providing financial support and aid in the local community and to ministries beyond the Aransas Pass border. Courtesy: Crossroads Church

You don’t have to know how to sing, but anyone’s voice is welcome to join when members of Crossroads Church in Aransas Pass raise their voices to God.

‘Breakfast with Santa’ returns for 8th year

‘Breakfast with Santa’ grows in popularity each year. In 2020, an estimated 450 people dropped by to share their Christmas wish list with St. Nick.

I am happy right now. I am sitting in my warm, comfortable office writing my weekly newspaper article.

	She’s the unofficial ‘Pie Lady’

She’s the unofficial ‘Pie Lady’. Jessica Velasquez, owner of Can I Get A Scoop Sweets & Eats on Main St. in Ingleside shows off one of her homemade pumpkin pies.


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In the 8th grade girls Middle School Division, Kadence Rocha medaled finishing 6th overall. Kadence earned a medal in all 4 of her meets this year. Photo courtesy of the APISD

The Aransas Pass Cross Country team competed at the 29-3A District Cross Country meet at West Guth Park in Corpus Christi on Thursday 10-14..

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Jocelyne Galvan - 2

Camille Mendoza - 1


Lauren Belvin - 22

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Aransas Pass had a tough time on Friday as they hosted the Edna Cowboys.


Mary Mozelle Clark

Mary Mozelle Clark, of Aransas Pass Texas, peacefully transitioned from this life into her Heavenly Father’s home at the age of 81 on Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Joseph M. “Joey” Cangelosi

Aransas Pass, Texas

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Sammye Mildred Holden, 95 passed away November 19, 2021. She was born April 19, 1926 in Idalou, Texas to Sam and Mildred Gothcher.

A graveside Memorial Service was held on November 22, 2021, in the Prairie View Cemetery for Jimmy B. Shults and his wife Jo L. Shults (née Green).

Sherri Christine Taylor

Sherri’s journey began on November 16, 1959, as the oldest of 4 daughters born to Gene and Johnnie Ann Taylor of Aransas Pass. Sherri attended Aransas Pass High School.

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