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0 Adventures of the Yellow School Bus | "Go Make Memories!" | Text and Photos by Candice Granger

We used to camp every year when I was growing up.  Inks Lake, just outside of Marble Falls, is where we would frequent every summer up until I was 13. I learned a lot in one week each year. I learned how to swim in that lake and I gained enough courage to jump off a cliff at that lake. I fished, skied and watched my parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents cook, laugh and tell stories around a fire. I think I might have even tasted my first beer at Inks Lake (now that I am a parent, I think that was a bit young!) But that time spent with my entire family gave me confidence that enabled me to spread my wings and fly into adulthood. They gave me a sense of belonging and made me feel like if I failed at whatever I was pursuing, I would I have a safety net of “the family” to fall back on. Of course, I didn’t know that at the time. I thought everyone had a ginormous family that loved them and got together every Sunday and played Bunco once a month. Now that I am all grown up I realize, geez, how lucky was I?

13 Rockport Auto Clinic | Finally, an Auto Repair Shop for the Ladies!

210 E. Cornwall St.
Rockport, Texas 78382
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5:30pm
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Finally, an Auto Repair Shop for the Ladies! We invite you to relax in our clean, comfortable customer reception area, complete with WiFi & Netflix. Prefer not to wait? Take advantage of our complimentary local shuttle service! Need a mechanic you can trust? Check out our Facebook reviews! We offer ASE Certified Auto Repair Services, from oil changes & brakes to AC/Heater repair, tune-ups and everything in-between. Having an electrical problem? We have an electrical systems specialist! 'Check Engine' light on? We have the latest computer diagnostics for European, Asian, & Domestic vehicles. Short on cash? We invite you to apply for 6 months interest-free financing for purchases of $199 and above! Conveniently located off Bus. 35. Call Beth at 361-790-5055!

0 ABBA Services | Cleaning + Make-Ready + Concierge

Alicia Wilson, Owner
P.O. Box 1058
Fulton, Texas 78358

Every project is different. Every client is special. ABBA Services, headquartered in Rockport, provides cleaning and make-ready services to the Coastal Bend region. Residential, commercial, new construction or remodels, call us today and we will go to work for you tomorrow! We are fully insured and all employees go through a background check. Call today for an estimate!

0 Rockport Center for the Arts | Enrollment for Fall Classes and Workshops is Now Open!

Enrollment for Fall Classes and Workshops is Now Open. Click below to read about all the great offerings we have lined up for the coming months.
Rockport Center for the Arts, 902 Navigation Cir., Rockport, Texas 78382. (361)729-5519.

10 Wind Way Gallery | New Paintings by Lynne Ruf, Featured Artist Throughout September | Reception: Sept 5, 5-7pm

203 South Austin Street
Rockport, Texas 78382
Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5pm; Sun 1-4pm
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Join us to celebrate the opening of Lynne Ruf’s eclectic show of new paintings at a reception on Saturday, September 5th from 5-7pm. Lynne will be our guest artist throughout September.

A part of Rockport's art scene since 1996, Wind Way Gallery exhibits the works of local artists June Ainsworth, Angalee DeForest, Anita Diebel, Susan Forrest, Lorrie Harrington, Caro Jackson, Sally Mitchell, Genie Mysorski, and Betty Shamel. Sculptures by Kent Ullberg, jewelry by Diane Johnson, and work by guest artists add to the flavor that makes Wind Way a favorite of art enthusiasts.

0 Let's Chat | "Cursive No Longer Taught in Most Schools...What do you think?"

"Dear Friends: With elementary grade age granddaughters, I am disappointed that cursive writing is being removed from core curriculums. Across the nation, cursive writing is being taken out of public education in favor of keyboard/typing skills only. According to USA Today, "At least 41 states do not require public schools to teach cursive reading or writing."

I am worried about the effects of not being able to read historical documents as well as eliminating the benefits it has on fine motor-skill development, hand-eye coordination, etc. I was curious what others thought on the subject. Thanks, P.F."