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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 4, unanimously approved the request of Poems on the Go to place boxes (which hold standard letter size paper) in prominent places within the ACND’s jurisdiction. The boxes will hold poems written by local poets.

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With the first sightings of iconic, endangered whooping cranes along the Texas coast (in early October), the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is reminding Texans to be on the lookout for these impressive birds as they move through the state.

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In honor of those who have served in the United States Armed Forces, a special Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, across from Rockport Harbor.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 4, approved Keep Aransas County Beautiful’s request to place signage at the south end of the ski basin, in the area where the Blue Crab was located, in order to promote the organization’s fundraisi…

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Entertainment is being finalized, vendors contacted, and entry forms accepted for many of the special events that will take place during the 15th annual Tropical Christmas festival, presented by Reliant, on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) Harbor Master Keith Barrett and Chairman Malcolm Dieckow gave brief reports at the end of the ACND commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, Nov. 4.

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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 Oct. 28, 2019 and Nov. 3, 2019.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 4, approved Task Order No. 3 for Atkins Engineering regarding Rockport Harborfront property improvements. The ACND has a professional services agreement with Atkins for that work.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Nov. 4, approved with a 4-1 vote to keep Derrick Construction Company’s leases (1.34 acres at Cove Harbor east levee and 2.42 acres at Cove Harbor south entrance west levee) at the current lease rate fo…

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Three hurricanes in 2017 – Harvey, Irma, and Maria – destroyed many properties. In response, the National Park Service (NPS) designated $12.3 million in federal funding to assist in damage recovery on significant historic properties within the state of Texas. The Texas Historical Commission …

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Per its agreement with the City of Rockport, Republic Services will begin hand pick up of bagged leaves and grass clippings Nov. 6. The program will continue for four weeks.

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The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 3.81 percent this month, but is down 4.12 percent through the first 10 months of 2019.

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 28, approved the option presented by Department of Public Safety Sgt. Marvin Baker for replacing County employee Sharon Loflin, the current holder of the local DPS administrative position. Loflin is retiring at the end of th…

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens partnered with the General Land Office (GLO), Aransas County and Keep Aransas County Beautiful (KACB) for a two-day event held Friday, Oct. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 26 to offer Aransas County residents an opportunity to remove unwanted or inoperable and ves…

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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 Oct. 21, 2019 and Oct. 27, 2019.

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For the 16th consecutive year, the City of Rockport has received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United State and Canada (GFOA). It is awarded for the budget developed by Finance Director Katie Griffin and her staff.

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 22, unanimously denied on second and final reading an ordinance establishing a Reserve Police Force. The ordinance was approved on first reading at the council’s Sept. 24 meeting, but since that time new information regarding th…

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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Oct. 21, heard a report from Mott MacDonald’s Luis Maristany about the planned Fulton Beach Road Flood Hazard Mitigation Project.

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The Fulton Town Council, at its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 21, unanimously approved an amended contract between the Town of Fulton and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TPWF) for the Fulton Fishing Pier Project.

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Lamar residents filled the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department’s meeting room Friday, Oct. 18 to learn about how Aransas County plans to improve, enhance, and protect Lamar Beach Road and adjacent shoreline.

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Through the combined efforts of the Coastal Bend Disaster Recovery Group (CBDRG), Catholic Charities, Coastal Bend Food Bank, Samaritan’s Purse, the Mennonites Disaster Services, and the Christian Public Service, Abraham and Wendy Cocke of Rockport feel like they’re finally back to living a …

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Aransas County Commissioners, at a special meeting Friday, Oct. 18, approved with a 3-1 vote authorizing the Commissioners Court to sign a letter to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Executive Director Toby Baker concerning the pending permit for the proposed Desalination Plan…

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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 Oct. 14, 2019 and Oct. 20, 2019.

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The Arbor Day Foundation, USAA, and Texas A&M Forest Service, in cooperation with the City of Rockport’s Parks Department, will give away 750 tree saplings to Aransas County residents from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at the Rockport Festival Grounds. A similar giveaway was held last…

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The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with Aransas County, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), and Keep Aransas County Beautiful (KACB) to offer county residents the opportunity, free of charge, to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Pr…

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