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Aransas Pass Realtor Makes Holiday Dream Come True

A line forms down a portion of S. Commercial St. and around the block on Goodnight Ave. in downtown Aransas Pass on a brisk morning, Tuesday, November 22. Those in need of some help for Thanksgiving patiently waited for a free turkey and all the fixings, distributed by Dream Team Realtors, the fourth-year owner Lisa Barker has committed to giving back to the local community, with the help of Crossroads Church. Barker was prepared, assembling 75 bags of food. It’s been a particularly difficult year for many in Aransas Pass, especially those on fixed incomes dealing with the high-cost inflation is having on food prices. Jeanette Ward, 59, of Aransas Pass lives off Social Security Disability Insurance. She heard about the giveaway on Facebook. While 66-year-old Noe Corona of Aransas Pass is currently unemployed. He learned about the free turkeys through word-ofmouth. “Happy Thanksgiving!” Dream Team Realtors staff remarked as they gave out the food. “Thank you,” and, “God bless,” was heard many times in return.

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This man may not have known surveillance cameras recorded him entering the Hall Wireless store at 351 S. Commercial St. in Aransas Pass, but it’s been shared with police who’ve labeled the thief a ‘Grinch’ after the famous Dr. Seuss children’s book character.
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Downtown Aransas Pass Thief a ‘Grinch’, Says Police

“It appears as though a ‘Grinch’ has arrived in town and is breaking into buildings trying to keep Christmas from coming,” Aransas Pass Police posted on their Facebook page over the weekend.

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APPD’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ Gives Local Kids a Merrier Christmas

Eyes wide, children filled with excitement. That was the experience many area law enforcement officers enjoyed Thursday, November 17 during the 25th annual‘Shop with a Cop’event held at the Aransas Pass Walmart. Several local agencies participated, including Ingleside Police and Tri-County EMS. Representatives from Aransas Pass Police and Fire Departments shopped for approximately 25 kids, according to department spokesperson Stephanie Diaz. All the children, aged 5 to 8, attend Faulk Elementary. Sadly, more Aransas Pass ISD students – particularly those from Charlie Marshall Elementary - could have benefited from the ‘Shop with a Cop’ campaign, but this year, funds ran short, Diaz shared. “We would have loved to, but times are hard for everyone,” Diaz wrote The Progress, adding that to make certain APPD is better prepared in 2023, the department will be planning several fundraisers “so support this wonderful cause,” Diaz relayed. Anyone can donate to ‘Shop with a Cop’ year-round, Diaz explained, encouraging anyone to ‘Like’ the Corpus Christi group’s Facebook page. Other agencies that helped make this year’s ‘Shop with a Cop’ a success included representatives from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Corpus Christi Police, Gregory Police, and Taft Police, among others, Diaz advised.

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Aransas Pass, TX 78336


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