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(The following is taken from a pool report, provided by Tessa Weinberg of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, regarding Gov. Greg Abbot’s Tuesday, March 31 briefing.)

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On Tuesday, March 31, Texas Governor Greg Abbott extended his executive order until Thursday, April 30. He also mandated that all Texas schools remain closed until at least Monday, May 4. The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) will follow that directive.

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The following is a compilation of pertinent information (not used in separate stories) received from Federal, state and local authorities, as well as other sources, to inform the public about issues regarding the local impact from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information received since the previo…

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Code3ER shut its doors at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 2 with no full explanation to Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills prior to doing so.

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The following is a compilation of pertinent information (not used in separate stories) received from Federal, state and local authorities, as well as other sources, to inform the public about issues regarding the local impact from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information received since the previo…

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 24, awarded a contract to install 4,688 linear feet of 16” sanitary sewer force main along FM 2165, from Woodland Drive to the wastewater treatment plant.

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, March 24, awarded a contract to Alcott Inc., dba TCH Directional Drilling to replace and relocate the existing eight-inch water and two-inch natural gas utility lines located on the existing Key Allegro Bridge.

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Due to a recent revision of the United States Department of Agriculture meal plan, children aged 18 and younger are not required to be in the vehicle during the Aransas County Independent School District’s (ACISD) curbside meal pick-up program. This change began Tuesday, March 31.

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(Editor’s note: Local officials are aware the Texas Department of Health Services web site posted two positive cases in Aransas County. However, the Regional Office had no information to share with local officials prior to press deadline. As soon as they know more, they will share what infor…

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An amended Stay at Home Order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 30. It can be viewed on The Rockport Pilot's Facebook page, or the City of Rockport's website https://cityofrockport.com

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Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills, Jr., Rockport Mayor Patrick Rios, and Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick have signed and released a joint proclamation declaring an “Order To Stay Home” for residents. The Order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, March 28 and continues until 11:59 pm Tu…

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The following is a compilation of pertinent information (not used in separate stories) received from Federal, state and local authorities, as well as other sources, to inform the public about issues regarding the local impact from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information received since the previo…

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The Rockport City Council approved rezoning on first reading property located at 1740 W. Corpus Christi Street, from R-1 (1st Single Family Dwelling District) to B-1 (General Business District). The property is at the northwest corner of the Highway 35 Bypass and Corpus Christi Street intersection.

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The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 1.45 percent this month, and is up 7.66 percent through the first three months of 2020.

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) remains closed through Thursday, April 9, unchanged from its previous update. The expected return date is still Tuesday, April 14.

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The Aransas County Tax Office has closed its lobby to the public for in-person transactions until further notice. Services and support will continue to be provided by mail, e-mail and telephone Monday through Friday while lobby is closed.

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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 March 16, 2020 and March 22, 2020.

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The Aransas County Appraisal District (ACAD) is currently continuing operations, but has suspended face-to-face services. The ACAD has closed its doors to the public until further notice as part of the effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the area.

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, March 23, approved with a 4-1 vote the county’s monthly financial support ($37,500) to Code3ER.

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The following is a compilation of pertinent information (not used in separate stories) received from Federal, state and local authorities, as well as other sources, to inform the public about issues regarding the local impact from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information received since the previo…

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Distance learning, a non-novel name for off-campus instruction during a novel virus outbreak, began Monday, March 23 for Aransas County Independent School District students. Interrupted during day one of educating her four children at home, Tiffany Wood was still smiling.

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) remains closed through Thursday, April 9, unchanged from its previous update. The expected return date is still Tuesday, April 14.

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Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to President Trump Monday, March 23 requesting a presidential declaration of a major disaster in Texas based on the continued impact of COVID-19. This action follows on the heels of a series of proactive measures, including declaring a state of disaster for all…

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The news about coronavirus is everywhere from the television to daily conversations. It is important for children to understand what the coronavirus is and is not. Kids hear conversations of adults, the news, friends, etc., and they internalize fears due to misunderstanding. A great website …

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With the coronavirus strain COVID-19 appearing in multiple cities and countries, travel plans are being postponed, or cancelled altogether. Not only travel, but the schedules of large-scale events like sports, music festivals and more are being affected. Many are left wondering what to do ab…

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) announced a further extension of its suspension in an effort to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday, March 18. The ACISD will extend its suspension to Thursday, April 9. Students are now expected to report back t…

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The following is a compilation of pertinent information received from Federal, state and local authorities, as well as other sources, to inform the public about issues regarding the local impact from Coronavirus (COVID-19). Information received since the previous edition will be published in…

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Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation suspending provisions of the Texas Election Code to allow political subdivisions to postpone their 2020 local elections.  This means local governments now have the ability to postpone their May 2, 2020 elections until November 3, 2020.

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The University Interscholastic League (UIL) made a decision Thursday, March 19 to further extend its suspension of all activity due the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). All UIL sanctioned activity has now been suspended until at least Monday, May 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 March 9, 2020 and March 15, 2020.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, March 16, approved an interlocal agreement by and between Aransas County and the ACND with regard to the Little Bay mitigation grant study, with changes made by ACND Attorney Jerry Benadum.

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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, March 16, heard staff reports from Harbor Master Keith Barrett and Chairman Malcolm Dieckow.

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Texas Game Wardens working in coastal waters near Rockport now have access to a custom-made shallow water skiff that will allow them to better patrol hard-to-reach marshes and bays. The new boat was exhibited to the public and put into the water for the first time Thursday, March 12.

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