The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, approved entering an agreement with Azavar Government Solutions (AGS) for professional services for administration, discovery and collection of Hotel Occupancy Taxes (HOT).
Aransas County commissioners, the Rockport City Council and Fulton Town Council approved proclamations proclaiming Friday, Sept. 20 as POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, during staff reports at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 16, briefly discussed damaged piers in the district’s jurisdictional boundaries.
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 Sept. 9, 2019 and Sept. 15, 2019.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. That is the mantra of the newly released book When The Storm Comes, which features life-changing lessons learned in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, a storm that relentlessly pounded the communities of Rockport and Fulton Aug. 25, 2017.
FlatsWorthy is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at La Palma Event Center (2955 Hwy 35 N.) to discuss the potential effects on the health of our bays and the impact to fishing due to the proposed desalinization plants in Ingleside and Harbor Island.
The 2019 Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate varsity volleyball team has its sights set to take the District 31-4A crown with a deep team that fields seven seniors, along with a mix of young, talented players.
The Rockport City Council, acting in its temporary role as the Rockport Heritage District (RHD) Board at its regular meeting Sept. 10, turned down, without prejudice, a Certificate of Appropriateness Application submitted by James Davant. He wants to construct a building at the site of the o…
Community Aquatic & Skate Park lifeguard Kyler Skinner completed a water rescue of a distressed swimmer Thursday, Aug. 8. He was given the life saving award at the Rockport City Council’s regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10 for his efforts to rescue a six-year-old girl who jumped off the d…
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 9, heard concerns from Murphy Road property owners regarding the condition of the property at 2120 Murphy, as well as unwanted activity.
Once called “the worst hurricane in history,” the great storm of 1919 wreaked havoc on the coast of Texas, claiming nearly 400 lives in the Corpus Christi area.
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 Sept. 2, 2019 and Sept. 8, 2019.
The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Board of Trustees, at a special board meeting Thursday, August 29, unanimously approved the construction of new parking on existing land near the Competition Gym and Martha Luigi Auditorium.
RETREET, along with its partners, is hosting a Volunteer Planting Event Saturday, Nov. 16.
The Rockport Little Theater (RLT) kicks off its production of the melodrama “Holder Posey the Felonious Photographer” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13 at the La Palma Event Center (2955 Highway 35 N.).
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 Aug. 26, 2019 and Sept. 1, 2019.
Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 3, approved the district’s 2020 budget and 2019 tax rate.
The Town of Fulton will have a new festival this fall if all goes as planned. The Fulton Town Council has approved the request of Shana Brader of Sun Kissed Graphics and Seaworthy Marine to hold a Fall Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 on Fulton Beach Road, between Cactus and Pa…
Longtime Aransas County EMS and Allegiance Ambulance paramedic Keith Hammes, 42, was killed in a single vehicle rollover Tuesday. Sept. 3 on the Highway 35 Bypass near Sixteenth Street.
Wings Rescue Center (WRC), the organization which has rescued more than 700 birds in Aransas County since its founding in 2016, will hold its annual WingDing event Saturday, Sept. 21 at Rockport County Club (RCC) during the HummerBird Celebration.
The deadline to sign up for the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Aransas County (LAC) Program is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9. The class is limited to 18 participants.
The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, heard a report about the work performed by AEP Texas since Hurricane Harvey.
The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday Aug. 27, took action to address an issue created by the Texas Municipal League MultiState Intergovernmental Employee Benefits Pool (TML IEBP) after TML IEBP staff failed to file required health insurance paperwork in a timely manner.
The Wings Rescue Center (WRC) formally introduced the addition of its all-new bird hospital donated to them by the Terry Lynn Poerner Charitable Fund Foundation Saturday, Aug. 31.
Texas lawmakers approved legislation during its last session in Austin addressing conduct in public meetings. Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 26, approved Order #0-12-2019, Third Amended Rules of Procedure, Conduct, and Decorum, at Meetings of the Aransas …
Eloy and Roxanne DeLeon have been commuting back and forth to Rockport from Robstown for two years following Hurricane Harvey. Now, with help from the Texas General Land Office (GLO) Homeowner Assistance Program, the DeLeon’s are back and living in a brand new home. They received the keys to…
It’s time to get those hummingbird feeders out. Our beautiful fall visitors are flying in and they are hungry.
Girl Scout Junior Troop 9869 of Rockport recently made a $1,000 donation to the Humane Society of Aransas County as a part of its “Agent of Change” journey Saturday, Aug. 17.
Local elected officials and agency representatives provided two-year updates regarding Hurricane Harvey recovery Monday, Aug. 26 at the Aransas County Emergency Operations Center.
The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was down 4.33 percent this month, and is down 7.39 percent through the first eight months of 2019.
The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 27, denied without prejudice the first reading of an ordinance for a requested Planned Unit Development (PUD) located at 3250-3330 Highway 35 Bypass (42.54 acres of land out of an 84.118 acre tract, out of the George K. Taggart …
The 2019 Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) varsity Pirate football team will begin the season with high expectations and a target on their back.
The 2019 POWER POINTS Football Contest, which features a weekly grand prize of up to $1,000, begins its 17-week run in this edition of The Rockport Pilot. A reader of The Pilot has won one of the $1,000 grand prizes on two occasions.
Aransas County Independent School District trustees, at their special meeting Thursday, Aug. 29, held public hearings for the 2019-20 budget and 2019 tax rate, and then unanimously approved the budget and tax rate.
Rockport Police Chief Greg Stevens announced the promotions of three Rockport Police Department (RPD) officers during the Rockport City Council’s regular meeting Aug. 27.
Children associated with the Early Childhood Learning Center of Live Oak Learning Center (LOLC) have a new place to play after the school introduced its new playground Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The second anniversary of Hurricane Harvey, which was commemorated in a number of different ways Saturday, Aug. 24, had special significance for the Town of Fulton.
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 26, approved an Order granting a variance from the current Aransas County Floodplain Management and Watershed Protection Order, which prohibits the placement of manufactured homes and recreational vehicles in FEMA Zone (V) a…
The 2nd annual Labor Day Little Bay Music Festival returns to the Rockport Harbor Festival Grounds Friday Aug. 30, Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1.
It’s been two years since Hurricane Harvey destroyed the Saltgrass Landing Apartments at 1602 S. Church St., but on Friday, Aug. 23, ground was broken at the site for what will be a new 50-unit apartment complex.
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 Aug. 19, 2019 and Aug. 25, 2019.
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 26, approved several items related to the 2020 budget and 2019 tax rate.