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News from the New President of all New Port Aransas Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce


Brett Stawar believes “ Port Aransas is a national treasure, unique in its eighteen miles of wide, uninterrupted, drive-able beaches and diverse wildlife”. The new President of Port Aransas Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce, Brett Stawar, is a destination marketing expert with over twenty years experience and a vision for the greater Port Aransas area. He intends to grow nature and adventure-based tourism, family travel, local business traffic, and improve the Port A experience all with an eye towards conservationism and protecting the environment. To this end, the Tourism Bureau and Chamber of Commerce works with statewide Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up events and supports the city’s Keep Port Aransas Beautiful efforts by creating content encouraging visitors to recycle, reduce, and reuse!

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Brett Stawar, Port A CC

Brett loves living the golf cart lifestyle and experiencing the unrivaled beauty of our Texas Gulf Coast. From wildlife sanctuaries to nature preserves, from maritime museums to the historic Tarpon Inn, with 40 different restaurant venues, and 45 plus boutiques, Port Aransas has it all and there has never been a better time to discover its offerings.

Ready to visit? The Welcome Center is a great place to start. Grab a copy of Island Guide, check out their blog and social media platforms, and look at the jam-packed events calendar.

A Texas tradition, Port Aransas and the Texas Gulf shore is an all-year destination with mild weather in the winter months, endless sunshine in the summer, and an infinite supply of activities from rainy day shopping to Saturday parasailing.

Lisa Shelton, the Special Events Manager, loves to bring conceptual experiences to life like the Chocolate Crawl in February to commemorate Valentine’s Day. This past year Covid forced Lisa to cancel some events and make some digital or socially separated, but she gave us a sampling of some of the most popular Port A activities post-COVID, plus a peek at some new ones we can expect to see in the future.

Check out the “Try Something NEW” article. And for a full list of activities, go to visitportaransas.com and click the calendar.

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