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A small group of invited guests toured Texas Oyster Company (Retreat Drive on the back side of Copano Bay, off SH 188) Wednesday, May 5. It is the first oyster farming operation that is conditionally permitted in Texas.

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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 363 hosts Market Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the fourth Saturday each month at the American Legion Post 363 (1701 S Church St.), but the event planned for Saturday, May 22 will offer more than shopping vendors’ wares.

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The following are open records information compiled by The Pilot staff. This week’s report covers the extended period between April 26, 2021 and May 2, 2021.

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Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation recognizing May 2-8 as Travel and Tourism Week in Texas. This week highlights the critical impact of the travel and tourism industry on the state of Texas and celebrates the resilience and ingenuity of Texans working in this industry during the …

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 3, approved the recommendation of G&W Engineers to award the bid for the Rockport Harbor Pavement Improvements Project to Mo-Con Services, Inc. for $74,873.50.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 3, heard a report about the Little Bay (LB) Restoration Initiative from ACND Chairman Malcolm Dieckow, and the district’s recent interaction with Clean Coast Texas (CCT).

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 3, heard a report from ACND Harbor Master Keith Barrett about illegal dumping in the district’s dumpsters.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 3, approved the bid process and set a minimum rate of $250/mo. for a shaved ice mobile vendor concessionaire contact for Rockport Beach.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Choir program recently made Sweepstakes in the University Interscholastic League Concert and Sight-reading contest Thursday, April 22.

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Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has appointed five Senators to serve on the powerful budget conference committee tasked with producing the final version of SB 1, the state’s nearly $250 billion spending bill. SB 1 is the only piece of legislation lawmakers must pass during the legislative ses…

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The following are open records information compiled by The Pilot staff. This week’s report covers the extended period between April 19, 2021 and April 25, 2021.

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The Cedar Bayou reopening project is about to begin. In order to restore the area’s fish rich ecosystem, the eastern portion of Cedar Bayou it will be temporarily closed to the boating public effective May 1. The bayou is being dredged and heavy equipment will be running in the area.

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Polls for the City of Rockport’s General Election will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1. All voting will take place at the Aransas County Election & Voter Registration office (602 E. Concho St.).

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Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB), a statewide grassroots environmental and community improvement non-profit organization, has named Keep Aransas County Beautiful (KACB) a Gold Star Affiliate, a designation granted to 70 of KTB’s nearly 300 affiliates. Gold Star recognition is the highest status a …

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 27, unanimously denied a request to rezone property west of Loop 1781 and south of Copano Ridge Road (3361 Loop 1781) from R-2 (2nd Single Family Dwelling District) to B-1 (General Business).

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The Bay Education Center (BEC), located at the entrance to Rockport Beach, will reopen Saturday, May 8 and showcase its new exhibits. Like many museums and nature centers on the Texas coast, the BEC was struck a double blow with Hurricane Harvey, and then the pandemic.

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Polls for the City of Rockport’s General Election will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1. All voting will take place at the Aransas County Election & Voter Registration office (602 E. Concho St.).

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, April 26, received an update from PGAL’s Paul D. Bonnett and Architexas’ Larry Irsik regarding the design work completed to date on the new County Courthouse.

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Senator Paul Bettencourt (R-Houston) passed SB1449 unanimously, a re-file from previous session, to the House to bring property tax relief to small businesses around the state, an important piece of the Texas Economy.

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Early voting by personal appearance for the City of Rockport’s May 1 Election is underway and will continue each weekday at the Aransas County Election & Voter Registration office (602 E. Concho St.) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Tuesday, April 27.

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Sadly, distracted driving is still near the top of the list when it comes to crashes on Texas roadways, coming in at No. 2 for traffic-related crash causes. Last year Texas roadways saw nearly 1-in-5 crashes caused by a distracted driver in which 364 people died and 2,200 were seriously injured.

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Early voting by personal appearance for the City of Rockport’s May 1 Election is underway and will continue each weekday at the Aransas County Election & Voter Registration office (602 E. Concho St.) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. through Tuesday, April 27.

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May is Historic Preservation Month during this, Aransas County’s Sesquicentennial year. It presents an opportunity to recognize those who have contributed to Aransas County’s heritage through the active preservation of an historic site(s), those places that connect us to the past and provide…

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, April 19, heard a report about the proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) at the intersection of Traylor Avenue and Fulton Beach Road, and how such a development would affect wetlands, drainage, and st…

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Developer Gary Sweetman pulled his request Friday, April 16 for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) on 14.1 acres in a “wetlands” area at the intersection of Traylor Avenue and Fulton Beach Road (417 S. Fulton Beach Rd.).

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, April 19, approved a lease agreement with Aransas County/Aquarium at Rockport Harbor.

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Michael and Cathy Hynes created 200 white crosses to place on children’s graves at the Rockport Cemetery leading up to Easter. The crosses were designed by their daughter, Molly Patricia, and painted by her students at Incarnate Word Academy in Corpus Christi.

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The following are open records information compiled by The Pilot staff. These records will be published each Wednesday, except when schedules prevent such publication. This week’s report covers the extended period between April 12, 2021 and April 18, 2021.

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, April 13, approved on second and final reading an Ordinance extending a moratorium, for 120 days, on the submission, acceptance, processing, and approval necessary for the creation of development plats, construction or facilities rel…

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate softball team hosted its third annual alumni game Saturday, April 17 following a big win over Beeville the night before at home.

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Keep Aransas County Beautiful (KACB), in partnership with Aransas County Environmental Health, is launching its inaugural Used Tire Turn-in Program for county residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the parking lot of the old Rockport City Hall (622 E. Market St.).

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