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End of Summer

Port O'Connor Jetties

Summer events are still in full swing here in POC. Fishing continues to be great and plenty of visitors are still enjoying our coastal activities.

Book your end of summer trip now while places are still available! As of today, we have several rentals open, plus some brand new additions, for Labor Day Weekend. That’s unusual! So we invite you to spend some time exploring our website and book your get-away soon.

Come and experience the uniqueness of POC!


Upcoming Fishing Tournaments

There are several fishing tournaments hosted in Port O’Connor, many are invitation only, but it’s a fun time to be in POC. Watching the boats arrive for the offshore competition is a great spectator sport!

Below is a list of some of the bigger events held here in POC:

Cula Roja Fishing Tournament: July 13 – 15, 2018
For more information, visit their website.

POCO Bueno Fishing Tournament: July 18 – 22, 2018
For more information, visit their website.

Lone Star Shootout — Houston Big Game Fishing Club: July 24 – 29, 2018
For more information, visit their website.

25th Annual Possum Invitational Fishing Tournament: August 3 – 5, 2018
For more information, visit their website.

Speedy Stop 18th Annual Kid’s Fishing Tournament: August 11, 2018
For more information, visit their website.

Need to schedule a Vacation Rental while in Port O’Connor? Be sure to check out our availability online!

 


Rentals Still Available – Call Now!

Come out and join in the fun during this year’s 4th of July Celebration. It all takes place on Saturday, July 7th at Kingfisher Beach on Matagorda Bay. Craft and food vendors of all types will be at the front beach from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. The POC Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual BBQ fundraiser starting at 11:00 AM. And of course, the fireworks display is always a treat – one of the biggest and best on the Texas Gulf Coast. Fireworks begin at dark so bring friends and family to enjoy the day together!


Warrior’s Weekend XII

We’ve just experienced another wonderful Warrior’s Weekend in Port O ‘Connor. This event touches the hearts of many in our community, including the staff and friends of Tigrett Real Estate.

Warrior’s Weekend started more than 12 years ago by a group of local fishing enthusiasts. The annual event now provides fishing, camaraderie, bonding and healing for our combat veterans and their families.

Our task at Tigrett Real Estate has evolved from providing rental units to providing donated accommodations for the veterans and families who drive in to Port O’Connor. Our ultimate goal is to provide the best quality housing available. This is accomplished by the generosity of numerous residential owners in our area who offer a guest room, apartment or even their entire vacation home to these heroes. This year we were able to make over 183 placements which accommodated over 300 people.

We are honored to be a part of this amazing organization. Each year our team at Tigrett Real Estate is overwhelmed by the generosity of our community. We appreciate all who donated housing and welcomed our veterans. It is truly a labor of love for us all.

Warriors Weekend


Sunday Beach/Pass

Sunday Beach has been a popular spot for Port O’Connor residents and visitors to the area for many years. It’s one of the many gems that make our small town unique.

After Hurricane Harvey, in August of 2017, most of the dunes were leveled and a new pass was created. Below are a few recent aerial photos of the beach access.

Sunday Beach Pass

Sunday Beach – Before Hurricane Harvey

Sunday Beach Pass

Sunday Beach – After Hurricane Harvey

Sunday Beach Pass

Sunday Beach – After Hurricane Harvey

Sunday Beach Pass

Sunday Beach – After Hurricane Harvey

Below are some recent photos of the new North and South Sunday Beach.

Sunday Beach

North and South Sunday Beach

Gulf Side North Sunday Beach

Gulf Side of the North Sunday Beach

 


POC is Seeing Red “Fish”

If you haven’t been to Port O’ Connor lately you are going to be pleasantly surprised how this community has banded together to bounce back after Hurricane Harvey.  All of our Tigrett Vacation Rental properties are back up to par, and storm debris in the bay is virtually nonexistent.  Our shrimping fleet is back at work and there’s plenty of bait at all of the boat ramps which are 100% in operation.

I personally have had a hand full of guided trips over the past 2 weeks due to the fact that people cannot get down here due to destruction in their areas.  I will tell you that we are ready and recovered to help you put your friends or customers on some fish of a lifetime.  The bay seems rejuvenated and the fish are hungry.  The trips I have had have enjoyed full limits of red fish and near limits of speckled trout along with a handful of black drum.

We hope that you are able to recover quickly and get back down to the end of the road to make those memories of a lifetime.  We are enjoying lighter crowds on the bay and its like we are back to being the best kept secret on the coast.

Capt’n Stephen Boriskie
Special Correspondent to Tigrett Real Estate
Bay Flats Lodge


Tigrett Vacation Rentals is Accepting Bookings Now

The weather is great!

Power restoration is nearly complete and the stores are restocking their shelves. All of the highway business locations are open and all of the restaurants are back to their normal scheduled hours.

Initial fishing reports have been good. The only significant physical change noted is that Sunday Beach is gone and now appears to be the new pass.

All rental units are back online and ready for check-ins.

We appreciate your patience and we geared back up, but we’re ready to welcome you back to Port O’Connor. If you’re in need of a rental, be sure to check the availability online, or give us a call.

Thank you,

The Tigrett Vacation Rental Team


Harvey Update

Our little town of Port O’Connor is known for its resiliency and is now making efforts to restore normal business operations.

First, I want to assure you that your Tigrett Rental Reservation is fully guaranteed. Tigrett Vacation Rentals will honor your current rental (so long as the property is ready), a reschedule, or a cancel.

Now onto Harvey: the eye-wall probably missed Port O’Connor by about 40 miles; the damage our town experienced was a minimal surge tide of less than 3 feet; a lot of rain but all flooding receded; wind damage included minimal roof and siding damage, fallen fences and a few uprooted trees. In general, older structures experienced most of the damage, especially the older boat stalls. We did experience wind damage to the electrical power grid which caused all of Port O’Connor to be without power for 4 days.

Restoration Efforts: POC now has water and sewer totally restored (Boil Potable Water Restriction); power outages are being addressed by numerous Victoria Electric Coop and contractor crews; cellular reception is working with some minor issues; no debris blocking any streets in POC or roadways to POC; ICW looks brackish.

Store Openings: Speedy Stop, Hurricane Junction, Docks, the Fishing Center and others are in the works.


POC Status Update

We are coming back!

Today the weather is absolutely beautiful with light cool breezes.

Water and sewer to most everywhere is working. Power has been restored to a few areas, but most importantly, Speedy Stop is open for gas and supplies.

There is free water available at the POC Fire Station.

Seadrift was hit harder than POC, and some of the churches are serving hot meals. The Salvation Army is also serving meals and MREs.

The Tigrett Vacation Rental team is working hard to get ready for the Labor Day Weekend. We hope to see you very soon!


Hurricane Harvey Update

Port O’Connor is currently without power and utilities, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has issued a notice to residents of the need to boil water prior to consumption.

Due to limited resources, all upcoming rentals have been put on hold until further notice. If you leave a message with our office, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please be patient as we work to restore power and begin the clean up process.

A preliminary assessment to the area reveals that a majority of the structures are in good order. And as soon as power and utilities are restored we will be able to open up our vacation rentals.

If you would like to assist the POC residents, we are in need of water, ice and gasoline.

Before you make a trip to the area, be sure to check out DriveTexas.org for any road closures.

Thank you for your support, and we look forward to welcoming you to Port O’Connor very soon.