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.
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…
An Aransas County grand jury was convened recently, and issued 19 indictments against 17 individuals.
Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 20, approved sending a letter in support of the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) Bed and Banks permit application to release 50,000 acre feet per year of groundwater-based recycled water, generated…
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.
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).
(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…
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…
Mary Clare Kane addressed the Fulton Town Council at its Wednesday, Sept. 8 meeting requesting the Town offer a homestead exemption.
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.
The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) announced Adena Frazier as the interim Principal at Fulton Learning Center (FLC) Thursday, Sept. 16.
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,…
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.
Fulton Learning Center science teacher Martha McLeod was recently named SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment’s 2021 Outstanding Environmental Educator of the Year.
Governor Greg Abbott has issued a proclamation announcing he will convene a third special legislative session at 10 a.m. Monday, September 20. The proclamation identifies five agenda items for the third Special Session.
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.
Aransas County commissioners, at a regular meeting Monday, Sept. 13, approved the re-appointment of J. Mark Wagnon for a two-year term as the county’s board member for the Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) will hold its quarterly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Rockport Country Club.
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.
The Rockport City Council, at its special meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, held a public hearing regarding the proposed 2021-22 budget.
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.
The Fulton Town Council held public hearings regarding its 2021-22 budget and 2021 tax rate Wednesday, Sept. 8 and then approved both during its regular meeting.
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).
Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) trustees approved the 2021-22 budget and set the 2021 tax rate in a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 26.
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).
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.
The Rockport Little Theatre (RLT) will present its first production in its own building at 99 N. Austin St. in downtown Rockport Friday, Sept. 10 when local talent hits the stage in Richard Hooker’s M*A*S*H, adapted by Tim Kelly.
(The following is a press release from Aransas County Attorney Amada L. Oster’s office.)
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.
Aransas County Clerk Carrie Arrington has announced all livestock owners must register their marks and brands every 10 years, and it’s time to do it again.
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.
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.
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.
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…
The Coastal Bend Blood Center (CBBC) has announced all blood donors will receive a complimentary COVID-19 Antibody Test when they donate blood with the CBBC.
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.
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…
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.