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On the heels of the Feb. 19 drowning death of a two-year-old girl in a septic tank, the Aransas County Long Term Recovery Team has issued a news release about septic system safety.

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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.

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A new Lions club in Aransas County was chartered on January 14 and will celebrate with 26 charter members at the charter night party for the Aransas County Women’s Lions Club at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Saltwater Pavilion at the Rockport Beach Park. The event is by invitation only.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 18, tabled taking action regarding a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aransas County for the Little Bay mitigation grant study because they had not seen the MOU.

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More than 70 residents of Fulton attended an open public hearing portion of a Fulton Town Council meeting Monday, Feb. 17 to voice their concerns about a request by Christopher and Karra Crowley for a rezoning permit from R1 (single family) to R2/R3 (residential/multi-family) for property lo…

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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 period between Feb. 10, 2020 and Feb. 16, 2020.

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A two-year-old girl died Wednesday, Feb. 19 after falling into a septic tank at Paradise Lagoons RV Park, located at the corner on State Highway 188 and the Highway 35 Bypass.

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A standing room only crowd was on hand Monday, Feb. 17 at the Women’s Club of Aransas County for the Leadership Aransas County Alumni Association’s Candidates Panel & Issues Forum. Each candidate in the four local contested races gave a three-minute introduction, which was followed with …

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At approximately 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday February 18th Rockport Police Department, Allegiance EMS, Rockport & Fulton Volunteer Fire Departments, and Aransas Pass FD, were dispatched to Paradise Lagoons RV park, at Highway 188 and Bypass 35, for a child who had fallen into a septic tank. I…

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Rockport-Fulton has a rich history of supporting local businesses, a thriving arts community, and diverse marine based economy. With the creation of the Economic Development Corporation, Rockport-Fulton is taking steps to provide a future vision for the economy. To better serve the goals and…

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This is the second in a series of reports about the importance of the 2020 Census that will be published in The Rockport Pilot. The first story was published in the Feb. 8 edition.

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The 2019-20 Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate soccer team played a tough preseason schedule. RFHS Head Coach Mitchell Lynch believes the difficult preseason has groomed them into being a tougher team heading into district play.

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The annual Whooping Crane Strut celebrates its 32nd anniversary Saturday, March 7. This chip-timed event includes a 5k and 10k run, plus 2-mile walk. The race will begin at the Beachfront Pavilion at Rockport and continue along the waterfront in the Rockport Heritage and Cultural Arts districts.

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With help from a grant by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) Homeowner Assistance Program, Susan Ramstedt was given the keys to her brand new home Monday, Feb. 10. It was one of numerous ceremonies hosted by the GLO’s “Home is Where the Heart is” key hand offs across the Coastal Bend.

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, approved a resolution supporting Gulf Shore Villas, Ltd.’s application to the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) 2020 Competitive 9% Housing Tax Credit Program, and committing a minimum $250 in-kind co…

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State Rep. Geanie W. Morrison and the Texas House Committee on Culture, Recreation and Tourism will hold a public hearing in Victoria at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex (7402 Lone Tree Rd.).

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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 period between Jan. 27, 2020 and Feb. 9, 2020.

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Steel Dynamics Southwest, LLC (7575 West Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804), which owns a steel mill, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for proposed Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) Permit No. WQ0005283000 (EPA I.D. No. TX0139629) to …

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The Leadership Aransas County (LAC) Alumni Association is hosting a Candidates Panel and Issues Forum from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 at the Woman’s Club of Aransas County (located across from Rockport Harbor).

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During the coming weeks reports about the importance of the 2020 Census will be published in The Rockport Pilot. An accurate Census is vital to Aransas County’s recovery from Hurricane Harvey, one of the worst disasters in history. When that storm hit it took us to our knees but the resilien…

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Three buses were loaded Wednesday, Jan. 29 to tour around Aransas County for the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Windshield Bus Tour. Attendees enjoyed breakfast at the new four-story Hampton Inn before leaving the hotel for their 2-1/2-hour tour.

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Economic recovery in Aransas County in the 28 months since Hurricane Harvey is an inexact science. It can be measured in many ways. Some businesses are doing as well, or even better than they were prior to the storm, but many others are barely hanging on, and some have shut their doors.

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The Lamar Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) will celebrate its 18th annual LaMardi Gras, Feb. 14-15 on the grounds of the fire station (302 Bois D’Arc).

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Feb. 3, heard a report from Aransas County Project Manager John Strothman about FEMA Mitigation Projects involving ACND properties.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) varsity boys soccer team is heading into the district season with high aspirations; such as winning its second ever district championship.

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Texas artists Michael and Gaye Lynn Hodgson will have their first exhibit at the Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA), Jan. 31–Feb. 29, featuring a variety of works, including vases, large bowls and platters, pitchers and dinnerware. The official kick-off reception will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturd…

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