Port Aransas And Rockport Want You To Visit, Even If They’re Not Quite Ready

Leaders in both cities say that many, though not all, tourist-oriented businesses will be open when the season begins.

By Jimmy MaasMarch 1, 2018 10:45 am| , , , ,

From KUT:

The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Bureau has a message for you: The city and its beaches are open for business.

Hurricane Harvey walloped the area just six months ago, so why the rush?

“Our cash crop is tourism, and we’re a tourism-based economy with no other resource of industry,” says Jeff Hentz, president and CEO of the Port Aransas Chamber. “So, we’ve been shut down since Aug. 25, and we’ve had very little money coming into the community.”

Hentz says the city will be ready next weekendto fill hotel rooms – at least some of them.

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