Meeting of the minds
With hurricane season starting June 1, Port Aransas leaders met on Wednesday, May 23, with other area leaders to talk about planning for evacuations just in case any of the big storms threaten the Coastal Bend this summer. The officials met over lunch at Trout Street Bar & Grill. Posing out front after the meeting were, in front, from left, Corpus Christi City Manager Skip Noe, Port Aransas City Manager Michael Kovacs, and Nueces County Judge Loyd Neal; middle row, from left: Texas Department of Public Safety Capt. Carey Matthews, Corpus Christi Fire Chief Richard Hooks, Corpus Christi Mayor Henry Garrett and Port Aransas Mayor Claude Brown; back row, from left: Corpus Christi Emergency Management Coordinator Randy Sijansky, Nueces County Emergency Management Coordinator Bill Roberts and John Metz, warning coordination meteorologist with Corpus Christi's office of the National Weather Service.