This week 110 years ago in Aransas Pass history, a petition was sent to the United States Postal Service in Washington, D.C. The residents of Aransas Pass had heard rumors about the petition, but area residents circulating the petition carefully guarded the contents. The Aransas Pass Progress reported they had found no witnesses to the petition itself, but reliable sources claimed the petition was about a name change for Tarpon. Tarpon wanted to be called “Aransas Harbor.” Thinking that Aransas Pass would object to the name change, the residents of Tarpon were trying to “sneak one by.” Tarpon did change its name to Port Aransas, but that was done without a sneaky petition.

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Chamber Open House

The Aransas Pass Chamber of Commerce hosted a Holiday Open House at the Civic Center Thursday, December 10. Pictured are Chamber Members attending the Civic Center open house and enjoying the food that was provided.


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Aransas Pass, TX 78336

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Aransas Pass, TX 78336