Business holds up, helps out after storm
When Discount Auto owner Phillip Hyatt boarded up Friday, Aug. 25 for Hurricane Harvey, he actually put up more boards than ever have before, even though it had been 47 years and three weeks since the last storm hit this area. In the end, the position of the storm when it blew in probably had more to do with why the storm remained intact, however, Hyatt is still glad he followed his instinct. He said, “I just had a feeling I needed to put up a couple of extra boards in a few locations.” Discount Auto Parts has been open in Aransas Pass since 1991, at which time Hyatt was an employee. He bought the store in 2006, and now has eight staff members and a second location in Aransas Pass.
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