At least 19 times, and counting, Terrell Moore, 66, of Aransas Pass has rolled up his sleeves and donated a pint of blood to the Coastal Bend Blood Center, last week set up with one of their mobile collection vehicles outside Walmart on W. Wheeler Ave. “It’s the right thing to do,” Moore said as the center hoped to collect up to 50 units of blood last Tuesday, November 14th to have supplies on hand when needed, especially around the holiday season when many people travel out of time and donors are not readily available. Niel Poulsen, 70, of Aransas Pass also answered the call. “It helps the community,” he said, a frequent donor. The blood drive is part of the ‘Hunting for Donors’ campaign and all contributors automatically got registered to win fabulous prizes, including a YETI cooler, concert and event tickets, and a $100 gas card, among others.
Ongoing events Tuesday Ingleside North Bay Lions Club currently meets on the 2nd Saturday evenings at 7 p.m. at the Ingleside Dairy Queen. For more information call Mari Jo at 281785-9314
Editor’s note: street numbers listed below indicate the block on which the incident happened and are not the actual addresses.
Spring and summer are long gone, and it appears citizens of Aransas Pass who expected to have access to the so-called ‘Community Garden’ project by now across from City Hall will have to wait another year. Sitting on a triangle of land, all that’s been accomplished so far is the installation of a perimeter fence and water lines for irrigation. Recently, the only additions have been piles of soil, and cut lumber, presumably for the construction of raised planting beds. When the Progress sought an update from Director of Community Enrichment, Kaylynn Paxson, with a timeline for completion, her response via email November 8th was, “I do not have any real updates at this time on this project. I will let you know when we do.” The garden was an idea suggested by Aransas Pass senior citizens and embraced by the city council that endorsed its creation. Residents could have access to the space to grow vegetables, flowers, et al. More details can be found here on the city’s website: https://aptx.gov/418/Community-Garden
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Aransas Pass Community Garden Stalled
Mr. Kippy’s Storytime Returns to Aransas Pass Library Classes are underway for the 2023-2024 school year in Aransas Pass and that means Mr. Kippy’s Storytime has resumed at the Ed & Hazel Richmond Public Library at 110 N. Lamont St. in Aransas Pass. The iconic San Patricio County Children’s Librarian brings his wacky costumes and bag full of props to delight children of all ages every Tuesday at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. in the library meeting room.