You'd better hurry and look
If you haven’t gotten out to see the big sand sculptures that were created at the now-concluded SandFest, you’ve still got a little time left to check them out.
But you’d better hurry.
The City of Port Aransas will bulldoze the sculptures sometime between noon Tuesday and early Wednesday morning, according to Deputy City Manager Dave Parsons. Exactly when it will happen depends on when public works employees can get to it, Parsons said.
The sculptures stand in a line between Sand Castle Drive and Beach Access Road 1A. SandFest attracted an estimated 100,000-plus people to the beach Friday through Sunday, April 15-17. Organizers of SandFest try to have the huge, elaborate sculptures knocked down soon after the event each year due to liability considerations, Parsons said.
While viewing the sculptures is OK, Parsons cautioned folks against digging into the big creations or otherwise physically fooling around with them. A ton of sand could quickly come crashing down on the fooler-arounder, and that could cause serious injury.