and Jimmy Buffett likes it too.

PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Kinky Friedman had a wealthy man named Buffett as a financial contributor in the 2006 Texas gubernatorial campaign.  As a columnist from the Dallas Morning News explains, it was Jimmy Buffett and not Warren Buffett that was offering support.  The column recounts a late night telephone conversation between the two friends.

"All I want when you're governor is Port Aransas," Jimmy told Kinky. 

"You sure you don't want Dallas?" Kinky countered.

"No, no," Jimmy said. "Port Aransas."

Long time Port A locals tell stories, some of them true about Jimmy Buffett coming through town many years ago.  I do know that in a Houston concert a few years back he mentioned Port Aransas several times in impromptu lyrics.  As an avid angler, he would no doubt love the fishing.  He might want to bring his surfboard as well.  In any case, it's just nice to know that Jimmy B is a fan. 

Jimmy Buffett Port Aransas

Read Kinky's review of Buffett's novel "A Salty Piece of Land" in the NY Times.

Keith McMullin

CEO / Broker Mustang Island Ventures, LLC

111 E Cotter Ave

Port Aransas, TX  78373

361-749-7500

PortAransasRealty.com

MustangIslandRealty.com

MustangIslandVacationRentals.com

Comment balloon 1 commentKeith McMullin • January 02 2009 08:57AM
and Jimmy Buffett likes it too.
share
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Kinky Friedman had a wealthy man named Buffett as a financial contributor in the 2006 Texas gubernatorial campaign. As a columnist from the Dallas Morning News explains, it was Jimmy Buffett and not Warren Buffett that was… more
Endangered Whooping Cranes Return
share
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - The Corpus Christi Caller Times reports today that the number of Whooping Cranes spending Winter in Aransas National Wildlife Reguge is up slightly from last year. The annual migration from Canada attracts birding enthusiasts… more
What A Great Year For Cinnamon Shore In Port Aransas
share
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Despite a slowdown in the U. S. economy, 2008 sales in Cinnamon Shore were very impressive. Families from Texas and beyond are enjoying the many benefits of vacation home ownership in Port Aransas. Cinnamon Shore is a master… more
Winter In Port Aransas - Christmas Day Snow 2004
share
more
Construction Begins On Mercer Village Cottages In Port Aransas
share
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - Construction has begun on an exciting new development in Old Town Port Aransas. The Mercer Village cottages are located on the site where the historic Mercer home was located for many years. The home has since been moved and… more
Hollywood, Hemingway and Port A
share
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - A star is born… well not just yet. We're used to our brand of celebrity visits in Port Aransas. Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman, George Strait, Arnold Palmer among others have been "on island" recently. Now, we can… more
Port Aransas Welcomes Arnold Palmer
share
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - The Newport Beach and Golf development celebrated the grand opening of the new Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course today. Nicknamed "The King" and widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of men… more
Port Aransas Mustang Island Texas Acreage For Sale
share
PORT ARANSAS, Texas - October 13, 2008 - There are 10 new parcels of beachfront and bayfront land on the market. Details are not available on all the tract listings yet, but they range from 68 to 300+ acres. An on-site land auction will be held… more
Texas SandFest brings 100, 000 people to Port Aransas this weekend.
share
The annual sand sculpting festival with professional sculptors from around the US starts today on the beach in Port Aransas, TX. This has become a huge family event. Area Realtors are hosting a number of open houses this weekend to show vacation… more
Royal Sands Beachfront Development on Mustang Island
share
Port Aransas Realty proudly represents the properties of Royal Sands Developments. Royal Sands is an established beachfront community on Mustang Island. You're just minutes away from the new Arnold Palmer Golf Course and the shops and restaurants… more