Welcome to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Aransas County
Please join us for fun games, friends, food and family
Saturday, July 9 from 10 am – 1 pm
Memorial Park Pavilion
Everyone is welcomed
This FREE event is sponsored by 4-H Clubs of Aransas County in conjunction with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
For more information call the Aransas County Extension office at 361- 790-0103.
Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School
July 21st in Aransas Pass
The San Patricio-Aransas County Dinner Tonight healthy cooking school will be held 6-8pm Thursday, July 21, 2016, at the Aransas Pass Civic Center. The cost is $15 and includes cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, food samples, wine tasting, door prizes, recipes and other giveaways.
The event is part of the Healthy South Texas initiative from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Healthy South Texas is a 27-county project intended to promote health and fitness, provide nutrition education, reduce the rate of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and asthma, and prevent infectious diseases.
Celebrity chefs will include Vianney Rodriguez, an award-winning food blogger who hosts the website My Sweet Life (sweetlifebake.com) and Chef Jeremy Lee of Redfish Willie’s Waterfront Bar and Grill. The recipes showcased at this cooking school will emphasize healthful and quick meals that are family-friendly, inexpensive, tasty and creative.
To register for this event, please send a check made out to the San Patricio Extension Education Association to Dinner Tonight Healthy Cooking School, c/o Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 219 N. Vineyard St., Sinton, TX 78387.
You can also register in person at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offices in San Patricio County (219 N. Vineyard St. in Sinton) or at the offices in Aransas County (892 Airport Rd. in Rockport.) If you have any questions or need more information, please call 361-364-6234.
About Aransas County
Aransas County is located on the Coastal Bend portion of the Gulf of Mexico, a short drive to the Northeast of Corpus Christi.
Created out of the coastal portion of Refugio County in 1871, Aransas County is one of the smallest of Texas’ 254 counties. Encompassing only 276 square miles of land, it is composed of numerous peninsulas, islands and bays (click here for map).
However, within its small boundaries are three bays which tie into the larger Aransas Bay: Copano, St. Charles, and Mesquite. This area was the site of early Native American inhabitation and Spanish exploration, as well as, Anglo colonization efforts of the 1830’s and 1840’s.
The county population as of the 2000 census is 23,129 an increase of 29 percent since 1990. The county seat is located in Rockport but the area is often referred to as Rockport-Fulton because these two distinct communities overlap. Visit the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce website for a listing of upcoming events, local attractions and current local weather conditions.
Aransas County communities are supported by tourism, bird watching, recreational and commercial fishing, offshore oil and gas production and agriculture. For more historical information on Aransas County visit The Handbook of Texas Online.
The county is home to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, created in 1937 and winter home to the endangered Whooping Crane.
To provide quality, relevant, outreach education programs and services to the people of Texas.
What we do
AgriLife Extension brings the resources from the Texas A&M University System to the people of Texas. Through locally based faculty, AgriLife Extension provides unbiased, research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance in the following core service areas:
- Youth Development
- Family & Consumer Sciences
- Nutrition, Diet and Health
- Environmental Stewardship
- Community and Economic Development