"30 Years Through the News/Lens"
By Mike Probst

A 300-plus page book with more than 160 pictures highlighting the news in Aransas County (Rockport and Fulton) from the pages of The Rockport Pilot newspaper between 1984-2013.  Mike Probst has been the editor and publisher of The Rockport Pilot newspaper since 1984. He has been involved in every aspect of community newspaper publishing during his 33-year career, all associated with the Hartman family of newspapers. He has taken thousands of pictures, written more than 1,500 weekly columns, won many awards and has covered thousands of events. With this book, he captures the highlights of 30 years at the helm.  "30 Years Through the News/Lens" will help you understand why the city he calls home is embedded in his soul. It is through the news/lens you will relive memories and reflect on days gone by. The books will be available for sale for $30.00 ($35.00 if shipping is required).

The Friends of the History Center would like to thank The Margaret Sue Rust Foundation for their support of the exhibit "The Aransas County Newseum: 145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot" and for their support for the book "30 Years Through the Lens/News" by Mike Probst.

The History Center for Aransas County is part of Aransas Pathways, a venue tax project focusing on recreational activities for visitors and residents of Aransas County. Visit
www.aransasapathways.com for more information.

All proceeds from the book benefit the History Center for Aransas County.


Aransas County in Postcards ” by Kam Wagert and Pam Wheat Stranahan has arrived. Containing 128 pages of scanned vintage postcards of Aransas County including descriptive narratives. This book is sure to be a sell-out, so get your copy now.

$25 which includes the tax and shipping.

All of the proceeds benefit the Friends of the History Center for Aransas County.


Herb book for sale (1)

"Doc's Herb Garden: A Guide to Useful Plants"  was compiled by Pat Garland, a certified Master Naturalist, to honor Albert Bruhl, a local pharmacist, who used herbs to heal the people of the county.

Pat also wanted to recognize the uses of herbs as important food and nectar sources for wildlife. This book plays an integral role in the native Wildscape Garden at The History Center for Aransas County today and is enjoyed by many visitors.

The book sells for $15.00 at the History Center. Please add $5.00 shipping and handling for mail delivery