Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 10, tabled two Orders related to petitions to close, abandon and vacate portions of country streets.
The 25th annual Rockport Gospel Music Festival (RGMF) is the books, and organizers point to another successful event, the year after it was cancelled due to COVID-19. Festival promoter Gary Howard noted plans are already underway for the 26th RGMF, which will be held Jan. 6-8, 2023.
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 Jan. 3, 2022 and Jan. 9, 2022.
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 10, unanimously approved the Final Plat of Fulton Beach Landings, Unit 1 at 2261 N. Fulton Beach Rd. from Richy Ethridge’s Lets Go to the Islands. The new development includes all but the frontage property on the south side …
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 10, approved Resolution #R-02-2022, selecting and awarding the bid for the Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) Parking and Public Facilities Improvement Project to Marshall Company, Ltd. for $636,723.57. Three bids were received.
Bob Dupnik has filed for the Aransas County Commissioner Precinct 4-4A position in the Republican Primary. He believes Aransas County is unique with its bays and windswept oaks that provide a quality of life that should be protected. He also believes the residents of Aransas County need to h…
All Rockport-Fulton Middle School (RFMS) and Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) band students attended a performance by the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra Saturday, Jan. 8 at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi’s Performing Arts Center.
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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 10 held preliminary discussions regarding two requests to abandon county rights-of-way.
Retired Accountant Carolyn Smith has announced she is seeking election in the Republican Primary to become Aransas County Precinct 4-4A’s next commissioner. Smith, a conservative Republican, wishes to champion the fight against rising property taxes. She is a retired licensed CPA with a stro…
The Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) has recognized State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst for being a strong champion for agriculture in the Texas Legislature by presenting her with the S.M. True Agricultural Champion Award.
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate basketball team, marred by injuries, has been forced to adapt on the fly with a young, up-and-coming roster seeing extensive playing time with little to no varsity experience.
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) has kicked off the 2022 “Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest” and is now accepting entries. Students (public, private, and homeschool) in grades K-6 are encouraged to submit their own masterpieces. Artwork should be centered on the theme “T…
Governor Greg Abbott received a briefing Tuesday, Jan. 4 from state medical and emergency response experts on the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s ongoing response to the virus. Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Commissioner John Hellerstedt, MD, Texas D…
The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) is encouraging those interested in helping create a Geocache Council to step up to the plate. The Council will help monitor the more than 50 geocache sites in and around the Rockport-Fulton area.
Through Thursday, Jan. 6 Aransas County had a historical count of 2,141 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 2,141 cases, 1,945 have recovered (128 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Candidates’ (Election) information packets are available at the Rockport Service Center, Office of the City Secretary (2751 SH 35 Bypass, Rockport) 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 E…
Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 3, heard from two residents during the “citizens to be heard” portion of the agenda.
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The Rockport City Council, at its special meeting Thursday, Dec. 30, met in executive session to discuss the Concho Street Drainage project, and the current impasse between the City and the Aransas County Navigation District in regard to the proposed drainage discharge into Rockport Harbor.
The Rockport Volunteer Fire Department (RVFD) has a new fire chief and assistant fire chief.
Former Fulton Mayor and Rockport-Fulton High School Athletic Trainer Jimmy Kendrick was recently inducted into the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association’ (TSATA) Hall of Honor Sunday, Dec. 12 in Austin.
Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 3, accepted the resignation of Pct. 2 Commissioner Tony Dominguez.
The Rockport Gospel Music Festival returns this year to First Baptist Church (1515 N. Live Oak St.) after being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The only other time it was canceled in its 20-plus-year run is in 2018 after Hurricane Harvey.
The Rockport City Council, at its special meeting Thursday, Dec. 30, heard a report regarding the increased cost of the new city hall, as well as a proposed financing plan that would not result in an increase in the debt portion of the tax rate. Following the report and discussion, the counc…
Ernest Ray Longoria III, 44, was taken into custody Monday, Dec. 27 in connection to the death of Gerald Nauert. He was formally charged with murder Tuesday, Dec. 28. His bond was set at $200,000.
Last season, the Rockport-Fulton High School Lady Pirate basketball team went from playing two straight seasons without a postseason berth, to district champions and a third round playoff appearance.
The Rockport Center for the Arts (RCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new education coordinator, Kathleen Clark. Her first day on the job is Jan. 4, 2022.
The Piecemakers By the Bay Quilt Guild recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.
Through Wednesday, Dec. 29 Aransas County had a historical count of 2,078 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 2,078 cases, 1,967 have recovered (44 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
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 $116,020.30 year-to-date (YTD), compared to the same period last year (through October).
Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today the Texas College Savings Plan (Plan)®, the state’s direct-sold college savings plan, is lowering fees and enhancing its investment lineup. These changes were effective Dec. 13:
Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 27, authorized County staff to begin the process for road improvements and assessing the cost of construction to property owners adjacent to Hood Street, between Ninth Street and Twelfth Street, as provided in Chapter 253 of…
The Coastal Bend Blood Center (CBBC) invites you to its 5th annual “Find The Hero In You” blood drive from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3 at Walmart in Rockport (2401 SH 35 N.).
John Battiato, an attorney with more than 25 years experience in real estate and commercial law, has announced his candidacy for Aransas County Commissioner, Pct. 4, in the 2022 Democratic Primary.
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 Dec. 20 and Dec. 26, 2021.
Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Dec. 27, approved Resolution #R-34-2021, selecting Teal Construction Company as the successful bidder for the Aransas County Downtown Anchor Project – County Courthouse Construction. The action is subject to the review and approv…
Ernest Ray Longoria III, 44, was taken into custody Monday, Dec. 27 in connection to the death of Gerald Nauert.
The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 4.13% this month, and finished 2021 up 14.24%.
Members associated with Rockport-Fulton Hurricane Harvey Relief (RFHHR) presented the Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC) with a $50,000 donation Wednesday, Dec. 22 to be used for the purchase of a new childcare center in Rockport called the Coastal Bend Child Development Center (CBCDC).
The Aransas County Sheriff Office (ACSO) continues to seek information about the identity of an unidentified male who was found partially buried Dec. 2 in a brushy area off the SH 35 Bypass near Murphy Road.
Through Tuesday, Dec. 21 Aransas County had a historical count of 2,053 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 2,053 cases, 1,960 have recovered (26 estimated active cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Wreaths Across America Day was held Saturday, Dec. 18 at Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony was held in conjunction with 3,000 other Wreaths Across America ceremonies across the nation.
The Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC) hosted a weeklong Santa’s Workshop from Monday, Dec. 13 until Saturday, Dec. 18.
Members and volunteers associated with the mission of Chucky’s Quest hosted a Whoville Christmas celebration for 25 families at the Aransas County Public Library Saturday, Dec. 18.
Local law enforcement and emergency personnel hosted Operation Blue Santa for economically disadvantaged children in Aransas County Friday, Dec. 17 at the Rockport Wal-Mart, 2401 Business 35.
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