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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 extended period between Sept. 13 and Sept. 19, 2021.

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Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill (HB) 9 into law Friday, Sept. 17. It will provide an additional $1.8 billion in state funding for border security over the next two years. The Governor signed the legislation at the Fort Worth Police Officers Association (FWPOA) headquarters, and was jo…

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 20, approved a new recommendation of G&W Engineers to award the bid for the Rockport Harbor Pavement Improvements Project to Lester Contracting for $111,210.

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Fees paid Aransas County through the two justices of the peace, district clerk, county clerk, the Aransas County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO), and animal control are up $114,752.13 year-to-date (YTD), compared to the same period last year (through July).

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(The following is a press release from Aransas County Attorney Amada L. Oster’s office about court action Monday, Sept. 13 regarding the settlement offer heard by the Honorable Donna Rayes in the quo warranto cases against the City of Aransas Pass alleging deficiencies with that City’s annex…

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Rockport Police Chief Greg Stevens ceremonially presented three newly promoted officers with new credentials and publicly recognized their promotions in the presence of family, friends, and the Rockport City Council, as well as members of the public attending the regular Rockport City Counci…

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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. 6 and Sept. 12, 2021.

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 14, approved the City’s proposed 2021-22 budget on first and only reading, ratified the property tax rate reflected in the 2021-22 budget and Capital Improvement Plan, and approved the 2021 tax rate on second and final reading,…

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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, approved the sidewalk/landscape site plan for the area around the Big Blue Crab, including signage displaying the history of the iconic photo backdrop.

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To mark the 20th anniversary of the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3904, Rockport American GI Forum, and the American Legion Post 363 hosted a commemoration ceremony Saturday, Sept. 11 at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Hurricane Nicholas teased Aransas County, but steered far enough east in his path up the Texas coast to not cause any major damage in the area.

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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 Aug. 30, 2021 and Sept. 5, 2021.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7 adopted its 2022 deficit budget using the No New Revenue Tax Rate of $.045164, which includes $.033379 for maintenance and operations, and $.011785 for I&S (debt).

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Through Thursday, Sept. 9 Aransas County had a historical count of 1,713 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 1,713 cases, 1,267 have recovered (394 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, approved the proposed traffic plan for traffic and parking controls during Seafair. The Rockport Police Department (RPD) presented it originally at the district’s Aug. 16 meeting.

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The ability to adequately patrol local waters, rescue individuals in peril, or even properly protect members of the Rockport Police Department (RPD) when performing their duties near the water, was seen as one of the RPD’s glaring weaknesses when RPD Chief Greg Stevens was hired.

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Clean Coast Texas (CCT) representatives met with members of Friends of Little Bay, elected officials, and members of the public Wednesday, Aug. 18 to provide an update about the CCT program, and what it is currently doing in regard to its Little Bay (LB) Restoration Initiative work.

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On July 31, 2017 a federal Clean Water Act lawsuit was filed by San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and S. Diane Wilson against Formosa Plastics, Corp. alleging illegal discharges from Formosa’s plant located in Point Comfort.

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The Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) has announced it is acquiring new work by nationally recognized figurative sculptor Kathy Wardle. It is the second new piece to be procured this year for the RCA. 

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The Rockport City Council, at its special meeting Tuesday, Aug. 31, approved and adopted on second reading, by unanimous vote, an Ordinance extending a moratorium for 60 days, on the submission, acceptance, processing, and approval necessary for the creation of development plats, constructio…

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More than 600 new laws signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott went into effect Wednesday, Sept. 1. These new laws, including the Heartbeat Bill, constitutional carry legislation, and laws that protect law enforcement, were passed during the 87th Legislative Session.

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Governor Greg Abbott has extended his disaster declaration for 43 Texas counties in response to the ongoing border crisis. The Governor originally issued a disaster declaration in late May for 34 counties along the border and then amended the declaration in late June to only include the 28 c…

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A commonality that’s been shared with recent Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate football teams making trips to the third round of the postseason is a strong senior class expected to contribute heavily as starters, with some young but talented players sprinkled in.

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