TTCA Mourns the Passing of Art Weiss


August 2, 1935 - March 2, 2023
Teacher, Tennis Coach and Fishing Guide, Arthur (Art) E. Weiss passed on March 2, 2023. Art was 87.

Art was born on August 2, 1935 to Dr. Victor J. and Mabel Weiss in San Antonio, Texas. Art graduated from Brackenridge High School in San Antonio, Texas in 1954. He went on to graduate from Abilene Christian College with a BS in Education in 1963. In 1965, Art obtained his Masters of Physical Education from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Art was an educator and coach at several Texas High Schools during his career including RL Turner in Carrollton, Texas (1965 - 1982), Rockport High School in Rockport, Texas (1982 - 1987), and Tuloso Midway High School in Corpus Christi, Texas (1987 - 1992). Art was married to Betty Jane Perkinson (deceased) in 1965. Art also served in the United States Marine Corps from 1955 - 1959.

After retirement, Art was able to dedicate all of his time and passion to recreational fishing in the Coastal Bend. This pastime became a second career where on any given morning Art could be seen leaving Woody's in Port Aransas or Hamptom's in Aransas Pass with clientele. While working as a fishing guide, Art was able to support charitable fishing benefits including the Driscoll Children's Hospital, Chem-Kids Fishoff and others. 

Art is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Prescha of Corpus Christi, Texas; Prescha's son, Seth of West, Texas; his niece Pamela and his sister-in-law Mary Jane.