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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 19, received reports from Harbor Master Keith Barrett, ACND Chairman Malcolm Dieckow, and Charlie Belaire, covering a variety of subjects.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 19, took two votes related to the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s request to use the ACND festival site and other ACND properties for the 2021 Rockport Seafair.

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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 19, approved the request of Big Blue Crab Celebration Coordinator Don Aboff to use the festival site Saturday, Oct. 30 for a celebration to welcome home the new and improved historic landmark. Hurricane H…

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Through Monday, July 19 Aransas County had a historical count of 1,036 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 1,036 cases, 914 have recovered (81 active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Upcoming Sunday afternoon programs at the History Center for Aransas County (HCAC) will engage you in local stories. Each monthly program begins at 2 p.m. at the HCAC (801 E. Cedar St.).

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The following are open records information compiled by The Pilot staff. These records will be published each Wednesday. This week’s report covers the extended period between July 12, 2021 and July 18, 2021.

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Aransas Pathways’ Southern Trail project was planned about five years ago and an engineer was hired to design it. Due to a number of reasons, including Hurricane Harvey, the project was delayed until 2020. In 2020 COVID hit and the project was delayed again. In 2021 the project has started.

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After meeting in executive session with the Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Board of Trustees Thursday, July 15, ACISD Superintendent Dr. Joshua Garcia approved the following contracts for the 2021-22 school year.

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With the backdrop of a Democrat walkout in the Texas House, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst said she is proud of the work being done in the Texas Senate to craft policy solutions Governor Abbott has requested for the ongoing special session of the Texas Legislature.

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, July 13, approved extending two Declarations of Local Disaster, and turned down a third. The declarations, which were part of the consent agenda, were pulled off the consent agenda for discussion at the request of Councilman Brad Brundrett.

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Rockport Fire Marshal Larry Sinclair has received the State Fire Marshal’s report regarding the April 27 early morning fire that heavily damaged Ngo’s Dine In restaurant in Live Oak Plaza Shopping Center.

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The Rockport City Council held a joint public hearing with the Planning & Zoning Commission at its regular meeting Tuesday, 13 to consider amendments to the City’s Code of Ordinances related to adopting an amended Comprehensive Plan (CP) for the City.

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, July 13, passed over and did not take action on a Resolution directing the Aransas County Tax Assessor-Collector to “calculate the voter-approval tax rate of the City of Rockport in the manner provided for a special taxing unit due t…

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Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) trustees unanimously approved a proposed tax rate of $.9834 for the 2021-22 fiscal year at its regular meeting Thursday, July 15 at the Live Oak Learning Center.

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Work is well underway on local artist Steve Russell’s Cultural Interface, the sculptures depicting the historic exchange between Europeans and Native Americans. The Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) and Rockport Cultural Arts District (RCAD) are sponsoring the major public artwork, w…

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 12, heard a report from Commissioner Pat Rousseau, who serves on the Selection Committee reviewing Request for Proposal (RFP) for a healthcare facility.

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The Rockport Little Theatre (RLT) held its soft opening July 2-3 at its new home (99 N. Austin St.) and everything went smoothly. The sound system sounded great. The lights made everything look spectacular, and the seating worked out better than expected.

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The following are open records information compiled by The Pilot staff. These records will be published each Wednesday. This week’s report covers the extended period between July 5, 2021 and July 11, 2021.

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To start one’s adventure and find out about Rockport-Fulton’s first GeoTour, join the fun at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10 at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center (319 Broadway St., Rockport).

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Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation this past week identifying 11 agenda items for the Special Session that began Thursday, July 8.

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A foot or more of rain fell in parts of Aransas County in less than 48 hours Tuesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 7, bringing traffic to a standstill on most roads and highways, unless one was driving a vehicle with high clearance.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, July 6, received reports from Harbor Master Keith Barrett and ACND Chairman Malcolm Dieckow covering a variety of subjects.

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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 June 28, 2021 and July 5, 2021.

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Aransas County residents, as well as the thousands of visitors that made their way to Rockport-Fulton for the 4th of July weekend, were treated to great weather (most of the time), a great beach atmosphere, pristine parks, a busy Rockport Art Festival (after being canceled last year), a Patr…

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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 June 21, 2021 and June 27, 2021.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their special meeting Monday, June 28, approved a new lease agreement with Aransas County for the property where the Aquarium at Rockport Harbor was located (and will be again after it is rebuilt), and where the Aquarium’s Education…

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Through Wednesday, June 30 Aransas County had a historical count of 984 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 984 cases, 920 have recovered (23 active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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The Aransas County Sheriff’s Office today made an arrest in the Murder of William (Cowboy) Mullennix who was discovered on FM 1781 June 6th. When initially dispatched it was thought to be a medical issue of a seizure. Soon after arrival on the scene it was discovered that he had been shot wi…

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When Melissa White was growing up, her mother, referring to the realities of choosing a husband, always told her daughter, “When you tie your cart to a pony, that’s your pony. You go where he goes.”

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The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 24.49% this month, and is up 17.21% through the first six months of 2021.

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