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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 23, heard from those for and against issuing tax notes to build a new courthouse. Issuing tax notes does not require voter approval. A decision on issuing tax notes could be made at the court’s Dec. 14 meeting. A discussion …

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(Editor’s note: The Rockport Pilot will publish in each edition the latest COVID-19 report received from Aransas County’s public information officer. It will include the historical case count, number recovered, and number of deaths, as well as any pertinent information related to the virus.)

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The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation (CBBF) recently announced the winners for the 18th annual Conservation and Stewardship awards. Rockport-Fulton Middle School (RFMS) Principal Christina Spears was named a recipient for the award in the ‘Education K-12’ category.

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 23, heard a presentation by RBC Capital Market’s Bob Henderson, the county’s financial advisor, regarding a plan of finance for county tax notes, which could be used to build a new county courthouse.

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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 Nov. 16, 2020 and Nov. 22, 2020.

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The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) and local non-profit organizations and businesses to bring a “lighted” holiday experience for residents and visitors to enjoy.

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Board of Trustee’s approved a resolution Thursday, Nov. 19 during its regular meeting which will award all full-time employee’s of the ACISD a $1,000 one-time payment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Kline’s Cafe building (Kline’s), which has operated for more than 80 years as various businesses, is about to be relocated. It currently sits at the northwest corner of the proposed building site for the Rockport Center for the Arts’ (RCA) new Art Center and Performing Arts and Conventio…

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For the second year in a row, the Rockport Police Department (RPD) is offering a program for the holiday season with the goal of reducing potential criminal activities and providing peace of mind for residents. Known as “Operation Safe Delivery,” the program offers residents the opportunity …

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The following are open records information. These records will be published each Wednesday, except when schedules prevent such publication. This week’s report covers the period between Nov. 9, 2020 and Nov. 15, 2020.

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Through Monday, Nov. 16 Aransas County had a historical count of 374 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 374 cases, 330 have recovered (26 active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). All data is provisional and subject to change. County officials…

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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 Aransas Project (TAP) has filed a water quality complaint with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) about the Steel Dynamics facility currently under construction near Sinton. Additionally, TAP has sent a letter to the company’s attorney in Indiana complaining about the c…

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 10, acting as the Heritage District board of directors, approved a Heritage District Certificate of Appropriateness application submitted by Ron Meyeres of Upside Ventures LLC for the moving and placement of Kline’s Café at 1005…

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Mark your calendars and fire up your laptops or cell phones for an exciting online auction that will benefit the Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC).

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Three Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate softball players signed their National Letter’s of Intent (NLI) to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level Wednesday, Nov. 11 in the RFHS Competition Gym.

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 9, approved allowing ACTS Aviation, a faith-based, family-run flight school based at Aransas County Airport, to advertise and host a “fly-in” Saturday, Dec. 5-6 at the airport.

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The public is invited to join the party at the History Center for Aransas County (HCAC) to unveil signage for its garden exhibit and view the coastal holiday display inside. The fun begins Saturday, Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. with coffee and donuts, and brief comments about the historic foundations …

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The City of Rockport has partnered with ClearGov, a transparency and benchmarking platform, to launch an infographic-based fiscal dashboard. The new tool provides taxpayers an easy-to-understand, visual breakdown of the city’s finances, as well as insights into the demographics, projects and more.

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 9, heard a report from Mott MacDonald Engineering’s Aaron Horine about the plans for the opening of Cedar Bayou this spring.

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Board of Trustees named Dr. Joshua Garcia as its lone finalist for Superintendent of Schools during a special meeting Monday, Nov. 9 at Fulton Learning Center.

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Keep Aransas County Beautiful (KACB) has been named one of 10 top-performing Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) affiliates in the state. It earned the Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA) in its category (based on population).

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The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) is taking the Shop Small Saturday program seriously and jumping in to take advantage of extra promotion provided by American Express.

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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 Nov. 2, 2020 and Nov.8, 2020.

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The annual Veterans Day Observance will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, adjacent to the Rockport Harbor. This year’s event will be a shortened version with the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, a prayer, and brief remarks honoring those who have served our…

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From November to March each year more than 500 whooping cranes, North America’s tallest bird - more than five feet tall, with a wingspan of seven feet - call the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and surrounding area their winter home. They have been documented to live more than 30 yea…

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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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Rockport City Secretary Teresa Valdez, TRMC was recently elected trustee of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association, Inc., (TMCA) at its annual business meeting (held virtually) Oct. 28.

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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. 26, 2020 and Nov.1, 2020.

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The Carl Morrison American Legion Post 363 in Rockport will display a Texas Fallen Heroes Wall that honors 602 Texas military members who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States during the on-going Global War on Terrorism.

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Demolition of the cottages at the corner of Market and Pearl streets finally began Monday, Nov. 2, more than three years after Hurricane Harvey rendered them inhabitable.

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