Mustang Island Estates
6300 Block of State Highway 361
Corpus Christi
Texas, 78373

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Mustang Island Estates
About Port Aransas, Texas

Port Aransas offers many of the features you are looking for in a home town. To help you get started, here are some popular web sites for businesses that may be important to you to start you new home. These are only a few of the sites available for businesses and for recreation available in Port Aransas. One of the best places to start is the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce.

For some background on the City of Port Aransas, read the brief history available at the bottom of this page.

Island Architects Inc.
Soft Plan

Go to the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce.

Port Aransas Independent School District
Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Del Mar College

Travel Guides
Texas Travel and Vacation Destinations

Bid On Sails
Percoco Sails
Real Estate Center
Loop Net - Comercial Realestate On-Line

American Bank
Frost Bank
Wells Fargo

Business directory:
Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce
Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce

City of Corpus Christi, Texas
Nueces County Appraisal District
Century Telephone
AEP: American Electric Power
Coastal Living
Fine Home Building

Environmental Information
Characterization of Coastal Erosion Management
Coastal Zone Management

History of Port Aransas

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Port Aransas is a resort and fishing community on Mustang Island twenty-four miles east of Corpus Christi in extreme eastern Nueces County. It began as a sheep and cattle grazing station established by Robert A. Mercer of Lancaster, England, in 1850, when he settled on nearby St. Joseph Island. In 1855 he built a cabin on Mustang Island and moved there. William and Ed Mercer built a store on the island in November 1880. In June 1890 Elihu Harrison Ropes began an unsuccessful project to build a thirty-foot channel across the island to give Corpus Christi a direct connection with the deep water of the Gulf of Mexico. The community's first post office was established in 1888 and called Ropesville. In 1896 the name was changed to Tarpon to celebrate the local fishing. On April 1, 1911, the name Port Aransas was adopted. A school, known as Mustang Island School, was established around 1900. In 1914 it became the Port Aransas Independent School District. The town, which incorporated, had a population of fifty in 1925 and 300 in 1931. Since World War II Port Aransas has grown rapidly as a resort because of the miles of public beach and the attractive opportunities for fishing, swimming, surfing, and camping.

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