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(Editor’s note: The Rockport Pilot will no longer publish results of daily COVID-19 reports because the information received is now “provisional” and subject to change. The Pilot will publish in each edition the latest report received from the county’s public information officer. It will inc…

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Aransas County residents who lived here back in the 70s, up to 2000, probably remember Mike Shellenbergar, DDS, the second fulltime dentist in Aransas County.

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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 Oct. 12, 2020 and Oct. 18, 2020.

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Aransas County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday, Oct. 19 regarding Aransas County’s application for Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) projects, including one partnership project, and three single-entity projects.

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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 19, approved Resolution No. 20-05 authorizing the submission of an application to the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for the Community Development Block Grant- Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program.

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Early voting for the Nov. 3 General Election began Tuesday, Oct. 13, and the two polling locations are seeing heavy traffic, according to Interim Aransas County Elections Administrator Kevin Stroud.

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Following considerable deliberation, which included conversations with the Texas Department of Emergency Management, Texas Department of State Health Services, past and prospective vendors, in-house meetings, and review of current COVID-19 statistical data, the City of Rockport has decided t…

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(Editor’s note: The Rockport Pilot will no longer publish results of daily COVID-19 reports because the information received is now “provisional” and subject to change. The Pilot will publish in each edition the latest report received from the county’s public information officer. It will inc…

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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 Oct. 5, 2020 and Oct. 11, 2020.

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The Small Business Council, better known as the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Business Builders, along with the Town of Fulton, are holding the 2nd annual Fulton Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 24.

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Fifty years ago Judge Philip Baldwin and his wife, Penny, placed a few personal items in a time capsule, which was unearthed and unsealed prior to the demolition of the Rockport City Hall. The capsule was buried in 1970. The occasion was the City of Rockport’s Centennial Celebration.

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The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is reminding Texans who received federal assistance following Hurricane Harvey that Group Flood Insurance Policy (GFIP) certificates are set to expire on Oct. 24, 2020. In order to remain compliant, a new flood insurance policy must be purchased by Nov. 23…

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 12, approved a contract, an amended resolution, an updated intergovernmental agreement, a memorandum of understanding, and a resolution pertaining to FEMA and Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) grant projects.

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 12, heard complaints from Richard Karowski, as well as others, living in the vicinity of junk conditions created at 260 Allen M. Parks Road.

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A remembrance ceremony will be conducted at Naval Station Norfolk, VA Monday, Oct. 12 commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on the USS Cole. The ceremony will honor the 17 shipmates who were killed in the attack and honor those crewmembers who fought to save the ship.

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The Arbor Day Foundation and Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with the City of Rockport’s Parks and Leisure Services Department, will give away more than 600 tree saplings to Aransas County residents from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at Memorial Park, or until tree stock is d…

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The Rockport Pilot is publishing the Winter/Spring edition of its popular semi-annual Rockport-Fulton Visitor’s Guide, and the advertising deadline nears. It did not publish the Summer/Fall edition in April because it would not have been fair to advertisers, not knowing what the coronavirus …

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Fifty first responders from across the state recently completed an intense two-day training course on managing the challenges of liquid pipeline and storage tank incidents. The course, which was held at the Texas A&M Engineering Extension (TEEX) Service Center, was funded by a grant from…

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(Editor’s note: The Rockport Pilot will no longer publish results of daily COVID-19 reports because the information received is now “provisional” and subject to change. The Pilot will publish in each edition the latest report received from the county’s public information officer. It will inc…

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Governor Greg Abbott issued an Executive Order Wednesday, Oct. 7 authorizing county officials to open bars and similar establishments up to a 50% capacity in hospital regions where COVID-19 hospitalizations are less than 15% of hospital capacity. The Governor’s Executive Order also increases…

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A public meeting was held Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Saltwater Pavilion to hear results from a Bacterial Source Tracking Project to identify sources of fecal pollution in Little Bay.

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The future of emergency medical care for Aransas County residents is evolving quicker than Code3ER’s unexpected shuttering of its operations the morning of April 2 - five days after the initial “Stay at Home” order was issued at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The following are open records information published each Wednesday, except when schedules prevent such publication. This week’s report covers the extended period between Sept. 28, 2020 and Oct. 4, 2020.

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The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC), along with Leadership Aransas County (LAC) alumni, hosted a Candidates Panel and Issues Forum Monday, Oct. 5 at Church Unlimited.

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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 Sept. 21, 2020 and Sept. 27, 2020.

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Aransas County Tax Assessor/Collector Jeri Cox reported she received an email from a taxpayer saying she had just received a homestead designation services form in the mail under the header “ARANSAS DESIGNATION OF HOMESTEAD REQUEST FORM”.

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Aransas County has decided to move forward with the Shell Ridge Road shoreline resiliency project, which is funded by a FEMA Hazard Mitigation grant.

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In the Sept. 5 edition of The Rockport Pilot it was reported that funds were needed to make the final $9,777.12 payment to Red Star Studio’s Joe Barrington, the sculptor selected to build the new Blue Crab.

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The Leadership Aransas County Alumni Association will host a Candidates Panel & Issues Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 regarding the Nov. 3 mayor’s race in the City of Rockport and the Aransas County Bond Election.

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(Editor’s note: The Rockport Pilot will no longer publish results of daily COVID-19 reports because the information received is now “provisional” and subject to change. When changes/adjustments are made, the statistics previously published, don’t add up. The Pilot will publish in each editio…

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Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC) is excited to announce the launch of a new partnership with Connections Counseling that will provide an educational program that focuses on building character in youth.

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About 50 students, parents, and Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce members gathered at the Rockport Country Club last week for a graduation ceremony ending a unique year for Class XVI.

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 28, heard a report from Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT) members Kim Foutz and William Whitson, regarding Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) projects on which the team is working.

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During the 2019-2020 school year Live Oak Learning Center (LOLC) took steps to become a Recognized Healthy South Texas School in partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Aransas County and Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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