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.
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.
Tigrett Real Estate has been a strong supporter of Warrior’s Weekend and is honored to be an active part of the 2017 event. Last year, the Tigrett Team accommodated over 600 people. Participation continues to grow each year and no one is ever turned away.
This year’s event will take place the weekend of May 19 – 21, 2017. Port O’Connor is proud that our community is chosen to host the fishing expeditions for these service men and women. The troops arrive Saturday morning, by chartered buses from Brooke Army Medical Center, joining other wounded soldiers who arrive earlier from other military installations across the country.
Professional sand sculptors worked with 180 tons of sand to create a beautiful memorial for the visiting soldiers. The sculpture is on display at the Port O’Connor Community Center, you can’t miss it as you drive into town!
The entire community comes together to volunteer their talents in support of this amazing event. Please join us as we give a hero’s welcome to these men and women and show them the unique spirit of our fishing town.
Duck season is over and with the unusually warm weather it feels like Spring!
Fishing was phenomenal this past Fall and Winter, and we expect Spring to be excellent. Now is the time to plan your next fishing trip to Port O’Connor. If you would like to book a fishing guide, please check out these Guides and Outfitters.
Need a family vacation? Our Vacation Rentals are now available to be booked for the Summer. Book online now using the Search tool, or speak to a rental agent by calling 361-983-2671.
Right now we’re in the middle of July and that means the annual POCO Bueno Fishing Tournament is here! This year the POCO Bueno tournament, in affiliation with POCO Fest and the POC Offshore Association, includes a 3-day Music Festival, featuring 10 bands and headlining local talent Kevin Fowler, Kyle Park, and William Clark Green.
The POCO Boat Parade and fishing tournament weigh-ins will still be featured along with local vendors and activities for the kids. A portion of the proceeds will be allocated to the POCO Bueno Charitable Foundation, which supports local groups such as the POC Fire Department, the POC Library, Fisherman’s Chapel, and Calhoun County EMS.
We asked Captain Stephen Boriskie, a local fishing guide, for an update on the fishing in Port O’Connor. According the Stephen, “fishing on the Mid Coast out of Seadrift Texas has been very satisfying and rewarding for those pursuing speckled trout using live bait or soft plastics. Our customers have been limiting out on speckled trout, most by early morning then picking up a few redfish later.”
“Recent flooding rains and swollen rivers have affected the waters we fish moving us around a bit however we’re finding plentiful saltwater right underneath the fresh and the fish don’t seem to mind. We look for this trend to continue through the rest of June and into July as we are in the middle of our Summer pattern.”
Let the Tigrett team help you book your next fishing trip to POC. Call, or book your vacation rental online today!