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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 July 27, 2020 and Aug. 2, 2020.

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Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies (HRI) researchers are bringing their expertise in disaster recovery and mitigation to help Coastal Bend communities build resilience after disasters like 2017’s Hurricane Harvey and the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in small town and rural areas.

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Aransas County officials received word about nine additional positive test results for COVID-19 since Thursday, July 30. That brings the historical case count to 158 with 56 recovered, per official reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). There are 12 official dea…

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Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Aug. 3, tabled taking action regarding three options presented the court, which were approved by the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), for the future of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Project 4332-017 Fulton Beach…

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Aransas County Judge C. H. “Burt” Mills, Rockport Mayor Pat Rios, and Fulton Mayor Kelli Cole have signed an appeal for residents and visitors to wear masks as a way to combat the Coronavirus and slow its spread … and the Aransas County Women’s Lions Club (WLC) have stepped up to make it a l…

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) Board of Trustee’s voted unanimously Thursday, July 30 against submitting a waiver to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to allow for a hybrid school model at Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) for the 2020-21 school year.

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Aransas County officials received word about 18 additional positive test results for COVID-19 since Monday, July 27. That brings the historical case count to 149 with 50 recovered, per official reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). There are 10 official deaths …

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The Fulton Town Council, at its special budget workshop Tuesday, July 28, took its first brief look at next year’s budgets for the Fulton Convention Center Paws and Taws (PT), Hotel Motel Tax (HMT), Fulton Police Department (FPD), Sewer Fund (SF), Debt Service Fund (DSF), and General Fund (GF).

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, July 28, heard a presentation about moving the administrative responsibility for code enforcement activities from the Building and Development Department to the Rockport Police Department (RPD).

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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 July 20, 2020 and July 26, 2020.

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Governor Greg Abbott announced Monday, July 27 grade promotion requirements related to the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test for students in grades 5 and 8 have been waived for the upcoming school year.

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 13, approved three items related to the creation of a TEAM Workforce Development and Entrepreneur Center, proposed for the former Little Bay Elementary building on Business Highway 35 N.

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 13, discussed the plans for the new Aransas County Courthouse with district judges Patrick Flanigan and Janna Whatley.

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Aransas County officials received word about 17 additional positive test results for COVID-19 since Thursday, July 23. That brings the historical case count to 131 with 52 recovered, per official reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 17.27% this month, and is up 5.46% through the first seven months of 2020.

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The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association’s (TWIA) Board of Directors will meet via Zoom at 9 a.m. Aug. 4. They are expected to consider the Association’s statutorily required annual rate filing, among other issues.  The meeting agenda is available on TWIA’s website.

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 27, approved a Proclamation recognizing Another Chance RFT’s continued and dedicated work on behalf of Aransas County Animal Control and Aransas County residents, and then approved donating a surplus 2015 jail van to that or…

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Hanna intensified to hurricane strength (75 mph sustained winds) as of the National Weather Service - Corpus Christi’s 7 a.m. bulletin Saturday, July 25.

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The University Interscholastic League (UIL) announced Tuesday, July 21 all extra-curricular sports in conferences 1A-4A are allowed to start their seasons on time for the fall. Schools belonging to conferences in 5A and 6A, however, will begin the season with a delay of about one month.

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Eight individuals in Leadership Aransas County (LAC) Class XXIII graduated Wednesday, July 22 during a special dinner and ceremony at the Key Allegro Yacht Club.

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Aransas County officials received word about 22 additional positive test results for COVID-19 since Monday, July 20. That brings the historical case count to 114 with 45 recovered, per official reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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The Rockport (RVFD), Fulton (FVFD), and Lamar (LVFD) volunteer fire departments were dispatched to a structure fire in Fulton shortly after noon Tuesday, July 21, and then called at 1:15 p.m. to battle a large brush fire, off Jocelyn Road, between the Highway 35 Bypass and FM 1069.

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Editor’s note: The following story includes the latest information from the National Weather Service – Corpus Christi (4 a.m. Friday, July 24) that was available prior to this edition going to press Friday morning. All breaking news will be posted on the Rockport Pilot’s Facebook page and we…

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Aransas County officials received word about 17 additional positive test results for COVID-19 since Thursday, July 16. That brings the historical case count to 92 with 40 recovered, per official reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 20 heard reports from Harbor Master Keith Barrett and Chairman Malcolm Dieckow, covering a wide range of topics.

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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 July 13, 2020 and July 19, 2020.

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Aransas County Navigation District commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 20, and the Fulton Town Council, at its regular meeting the same day, took action directing Aransas County Tax Assessor-Collector Jeri Cox to calculate the voter-approval rate (formerly known as the rollb…

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The City of Rockport Parks Department has closed its system of parks and the Community Aquatic Center. The Tule Hike and Bike Trail is still open.

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The Aransas County Navigation District hosted an “unofficial” public meeting regarding the Fulton Beach Road Flood (FBR) Hazard Mitigation Project Wednesday, July 15 at the saltwater pavilion. The hearing lasted almost two hours, with the first hour being a presentation by Mott MacDonald’s L…

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The Aransas County Independent School District (ACISD) announced Thursday, July 16 all in-person instruction will be suspended for the first three weeks of the 2020-21 school year; offering only virtual learning for the first three weeks. The projected start date for instruction was also del…

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The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, July 14, heard an update about the proposed new city hall, which is part of the Downtown Anchor Project (DAP). The DAP will include a new city hall, county courthouse, community building, and public plaza, tentatively called Celebrat…

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Aransas County officials received word about 19 additional positive test results for COVID-19 since Monday, July 13. That brings the historical case count to 75 with 23 recovered, per official reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 13, and the Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, July 14, took action directing Aransas County Tax Assessor-Collector Jeri Cox to calculate the voter-approval rate as that rate calculated by taking the no n…

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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 July 6, 2020 and July 12, 2020.

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Wyatt Littleton, of Rockport, recently qualified for the American Motorcyclist’s Association (AMA) Amateur National Motocross Championship after a good run at a super regional qualifier in Houston “punched his ticket” to the big show.

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Nearly three years after Hurricane Harvey destroyed their old building, members at Church Unlimited (CU) – Rockport were finally able to open the doors to a brand new building Sunday, July 12. The church held its first in-house services since Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, the Sunday before the arri…

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Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, July 13, received an update from Long Term Recovery Team member Kim Foutz about the county’s application for a grant through the Economic Development Administration for a TEAM Workforce Development and Entrepreneur Center.

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