Winter Texans are a vital component to Rockport-Fulton’s economy. Community organizers can’t imagine what the months of January, February and March would be like without them. To show appreciation, all Winter Texans are invited to the 3rd annual Winter Texan Appreciation Day from 10 a.m. to …
In case one hasn’t heard, there’s a bald eagle’s nest at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.
The Aransas County Alliance Local Government Corporation (LGC) attempted to hold its first meeting Monday, Jan. 13, but found out the Secretary of State wanted two minor changes made in its Articles of Incorporation. Therefore, instead of the making any decisions, the board held an informati…
The Texas House of Representatives Insurance Committee got an earful from local elected officials (Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, Rockport Mayor Pat Rios, Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick) and property owners, as well as from representatives in neighboring counties, during a hearing rega…
The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14, voted unanimously to table developer Kevin Jamison’s request to amend the terms of this Planned Unit Development (PUD) on 11.346 acres at 3086-3098 State Highway 35 Bypass and 430 McLester Rd.
Five members of the Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Choir recently competed in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Area contest Saturday, Jan. 11 at Cuero High School. Trent Hudson qualified for the TMEA All-State Mixed Choir. Trevor Hudson qualified as an alternate.
The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14, confirmed the mayoral appointment of Nancy Bolting as the city’s board member to the 501C6 Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation. It took two split votes before Bolting was confirmed.
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 13, approved soliciting Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for engineering support services to provide preliminary engineering and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers permit for the Fulton Beach Road Shoreline Resiliency Project (ext…
Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, during the Aransas County commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, Jan. 13, read a letter he sent to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Executive Director Toby Baker. The letter was in response to a guest column published in the Wednesday, …
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 13, authorized County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills to accept and sign a Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Airport Project Participation Agreement (Federally Assisted Airport Development Grant) for pavement rehabilitation…
Speaker Dennis Bonnen has appointed Rep. Geanie Morrison to the Windstorm Insurance Legislative Oversight Board. The Board oversees critical issues relating to the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA).
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. 6, 2020 and Jan. 12, 2020.
Movies, Inc. has opened a new theater in Aransas Pass. It is located just past the Aransas County line, on the Highway 35 Bypass, between the Allen Samuels’ car dealership and Butter Churn restaurant.
The Aransas County Alliance Local Government Corporation (LGC) and the Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation (EDC) have been formed.
The Texas House of Representatives Insurance Committee, chaired by Rep. Eddie Lucio III, will hold a hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Saltwater Pavilion at Rockport Beach to hear invited Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA) testimony, and public testimony regarding TWIA a…
The Fulton Town Council held a public hearing at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 6, regarding a request by Joseph Lang to rezone property located at 1401 Mesquite St. from R1 to R2/R3 (Residential/Multi-family).
The first day to file for a place on the ballot for Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) trustee is Wednesday, Jan. 15. The last day to file is Feb. 14.
Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced Wednesday, Dec. 11 that director Paul Klemm and the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) of Rockport Choir have been invited to participate in a performance of Pepper Choplin’s “Resurrected: From the Tomb to Pentecost” on t…
The Rockport Pilot is publishing its popular Business Honor Roll Wednesday, Jan. 29. The deadline for advertising in this well-read section is 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17.
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 Dec. 30, 2019 and Jan. 5, 2020.
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, Jan. 6.
Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 6, approved two engineering service contracts with G&W Engineers, Inc. for two FEMA PA (Public Assistance) projects.
Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 6, held a public workshop to hear comments about the district’s Hazardous Mitigation Plan (HMP).
Candidates’ (Election) information packets are available at the Rockport Service Center, Office of the City Secretary, 2751 State Highway 35 Bypass, and on the City’s website at www.cityofrockport.com for anyone interested in filing an application for a place on the City of Rockport General …
The Fulton Town Council, at its regular meeting Monday, Jan. 6, approved a draft resolution urging State Attorney General Ken Paxton to investigate TWIA and punish everyone responsible for not properly paying claims, among other things.
The 2020 Rockport Gospel Music Festival (RGMF), which began in 1994 as a gospel music concert sponsored by Rockport’s Gospel Force police quartet, is set for Friday, Jan. 10 and Saturday, Jan. 11 at First Baptist Church Rockport (1515 N. Live Oak St.).
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 Dec. 23, 2019 and Dec. 29, 2019.
The Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) is making some major changes as the New Year rolls in.
Charles Smith has announced his candidacy for re-election to the position of Aransas County Commissioner, Precinct 3, in the March 3 Republican primary election.
The Fulton Learning Center (FLC) Science Department recently enhanced its garden areas of the school with the addition of a new outdoor learning classroom. It was recognized by its donors and partners Thursday, Dec. 19.
Pat Rousseau’s decision to seek the Aransas County Precinct 3 Commissioner seat is based on her desire to improve the community for families and small businesses. Recognizing Rockport-Fulton has a special quality that needs to be protected, she wants the Commissioners Court to get back to th…
AEP Texas is reminding consumers state law now requires motorists approaching parked service utility vehicles with blue or amber flashing lights to “Move Over” to an adjacent lane or “Slow Down” by 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit.
An Aransas County grand jury convened recently, and issued three indictments against three individuals.
The 2019-20 Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate basketball team hopes to make another strong run into the playoffs and build on the success its achieved in the last two seasons.
For the first time in 12 seasons, the Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate basketball team will be under new leadership as Head Girls Basketball Coach Mark Malone takes over a young program heading into the 2019-20 season.
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 Dec. 16, 2019 and Dec. 22, 2019.
The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was down .49 percent this month, and finished 2019 down 2.35 percent.
Aransas County Commissioners, at their special meeting Monday, Dec. 23, approved the design of the proposed new signage for the Aransas County Library.
Cat Tales Rescue TX is a 501(C) 3 organization nonprofit charitable organization founded in December 2018. It is committed to giving Aransas County cats better lives by rescuing homeless cats facing euthanasia at Aransas County Animal Control.
State Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) has announced she is seeking re-election to the Texas Senate.
Congressman Michael Cloud’s (TX-27) legislation to improve the quality of healthcare that veterans receive from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. The Improving Confidence in Veterans’ Care Act (H.R. 3530) will help foster veterans’ confiden…
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind all Texans to do their part to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by obeying traffic laws, practicing safe driving habits and using extra caution when traveling on Texas roads. Throughout the Christmas (Dec. 20-29) and New Yea…
The Fulton Town Council held a public hearing at its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 16 to discuss a request by Joseph Lang to rezone property located at 1401 Mesquite St. from R1 to R2/R3 (Residential/Multi-family).
Dan Holitzke, 68, of Rockport shot his age Dec. 3, 2019 at Rockport Country Club. For the record, that’s three-under par (71) at the local course.
The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce hosted a question and answer session Wednesday, Dec. 18 regarding the recently announced Texas Back in Business (TBB) grants.
Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick, at the Fulton Town Council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 16, provided an update about post-Harvey projects, and commented about the town’s future and its residents.
The local races in the March 3 Republican Primary are set, and four of the seven positions will be contested.