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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, May 26, voted 3-2 to table Resolution #R-14-2020, which would have authorized the award of professional environmental services contract (for the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Project through the General Lan…

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The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 1.82% this month, and is up 5.15% through the first five months of 2020.

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, May 26, unanimously approved the Concept Plan for Sangam Estates subdivision, as well as a proposed replat of Market Street property.

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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 extended period between May 18, 2020 and May 24, 2020.

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The City of Amarillo selected Martin Birkenfeld as its next police chief. That announcement was made Friday, May 22.

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The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) class of 2020 experienced a one-of-a-kind graduation at Pirate Stadium Thursday, May 22. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the RFHS 2020 class graduated using social distancing guidelines outlined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to limit the spread of t…

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The Business Builders of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Business Breakfast Series Hurricane Alert and Preparedness Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3 at the Fulton Convention Center – Paws and Taws (402 N. Fulton Beach Rd.)

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 18, heard a presentation by Mott Macdonald’s Aaron Horine, PE about the FEMA funded Little Bay study. Aransas County led the effort to secure Hazard Mitigation funding to evaluate and mitigate the e…

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The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for three awards to be announced Tuesday, June 30 at its annual Changing of the Gavel Banquet at the Fulton Convention Center – Paws and Taws.

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The City of Rockport’s annual seal coating program is scheduled to begin Tuesday, May 26 in the area between Enterprise Boulevard and Business Highway 35 S.

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As a precautionary measure the annual Memorial Day Observance at Veterans Memorial Park has been cancelled, according to City of Rockport Director of Parks and Leisure Services Rick Martinez.

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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 extended period between May 11, 2020 and May 17, 2020.

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday, May 18 the second phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while at the same time minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

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For the Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Class of 2020, missing the last two months of school has been a heartbreaking situation. Yet, for as unfortunate the current events have been, this was the second time throughout their high school tenure they’ve had to endure an event in which they …

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The Fulton Town Council, at its regular meeting Monday, May 18, approved amendments to Ordinance No. 185 C regarding the maximum decibel levels allowed in the Town of Fulton.

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Banty Lane, a roadway that is not a county maintained street, was damaged during Hurricane Harvey, primarily due to drainage issues. Almost 13 months later, in September 2018, 20-plus inches of rain fell in less than a week severely damaging Banty, as well as McCampbell Street, near its inte…

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The Rockport-Fulton Good Samaritans received a surprise $850 donation from 17 year old Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) junior Mikey Dominguez Tuesday, May 12.

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Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick officially steps down Monday, May 18 from the post he has held since first appointed to the position in July 2011, but there’s one post-Harvey project he won’t see completed, or even started, before he leaves office.

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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 extended period between May 4, 2020 and May 10, 2020.

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Aransas County Judge C.H. “Burt” Mills and the commissioners’ court, at their regular meeting Monday, May 11, presented Fulton Mayor Jimmy Kendrick a proclamation recognizing his “outstanding public service.” Rockport Mayor Pat Rios was in attendance, as well. Kendrick’s official last day as…

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 11, viewed a PowerPoint presentation by Chris Randall about the fuel system used by the county, and later in the same meeting approved the low bid of D&H United Fueling Solutions ($79,229.04) for new fuel pumps and fuel m…

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 11, approved County Road and Bridge Engineer David Reid’s 2020 Annual Road Conditions Report, and then approved a Prioritized List of Roads for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) 2020 County Transportation Infrast…

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David and Elvia Guzman recently made the mysterious discovery of a headstone belonging to Henry Owen Wicke Sr. hiding underneath their home on Allen M Parks Drive.

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In 2011, Morgan Hale was a junior guard playing on the only Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate Basketball team to ever qualify for the University Interscholastic League Girls Basketball State Tournament. The team lost in the state semifinals to the eventual state champion, Abilen…

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(Note: due to the fluid nature of this situation, it is possible that the guidelines set by the TEA may alter or change the way RFHS’ graduation is held. Guidelines may become more lenient from now until the day of graduation. However, they may also become more restrictive. The ACISD and RFH…

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The Aransas County Animal Control opened its doors to local media outlets Tuesday, May 7 and shared some of its newest upgrades and equipment in order to provide a better working environment and make the shelter a more inviting place for visitors to attend.

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There has been an uptick in the number of suicides in Aransas County since the COVID-19 threat kicked in, according to Aransas County Sheriff Bill Mills and Rockport Police Chief Greg Stevens.

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Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, May 4, unanimously approved Resolution No. 20-01, adopting the ACND into the Aransas County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

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As Texans start opening up Texas aligning with Gov. Greg Abbott’s Open Texas Plan, local businesses, individuals and organizations are quickly evaluating if they can reopen responsibly while protecting themselves and their employees, as well as their customers and guests.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has been a top priority for all Aransas County residents, but at the same time, the Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation (ACPEDC) continued its due diligence in search of a professional to run the new organization.

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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 extended period between March 23, 2020 and May 3, 2020.

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