Four of six positions on the Fulton Town Council will be on the ballot in the May 6 election.
The Fulton Town Council, at its regular meeting Wednesday, Jan. 18, approved an ordinance requiring livestock to be confined and not run free within the Town.
The Aransas County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO) responded to a call for service Monday, Jan. 16 regarding an unconscious female in a public roadway (intersection of Corpus Christi and San Antonio streets).
Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) Harbor Master Keith Barrett presented a round up of major ACND projects slated to begin in the near future at the ACND’s recent regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 17.
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. 9, 2023 and Jan. 15, 2023.
Through Tuesday, Jan. 17 Aransas County had a historical count of 4,073 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 4,073 cases, 2,612 have recovered (1,364 estimated probable cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
The Rockport-Fulton Independent School District (RFISD) Board of Trustee’s approved the 2022 bond design development package at its regular meeting Thursday, Jan. 19.
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Choir recently sent three students to compete in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Area Vocal Auditions Saturday, Jan. 7 at Cuero High School. Of RFHS’s three contestants, Sophie Johnson qualified to the TMEA All-State Choir; Donovan Sanchez …
The Fulton Town Council, at its regular meeting Wednesday, Dec. 18, approved with a 5-1 vote changing its meeting dates to the first and third Wednesday each month. The council has been meeting the first and third Monday. The primary reason for making the change is to keep the council from h…
City of Rockport Assistant to the City Manager Kimberly Henry is now a Texas Certified Public Manager (CPM).
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar has announced the release of the Texas Broadband Development Map, which uses data collected from Internet service providers (ISPs) to show the availability of various types of high-speed Internet access across Texas.
Winter Texans are a vital component to Rockport-Fulton’s economy, and community organizers can’t imagine what the months of January, February, and March would be like in Aransas County without winter visitors.
Anyone who has driven through downtown Rockport, or around Rockport Harbor, has noticed the sturdy stone building nestled between the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce and Veterans Memorial Park. That building is home to the Woman’s Club of Aransas County (WCAC), a local institution that i…
The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Pirate basketball team returns nearly all of its young roster from a year ago and has its sights set on making an historic run in 2023.
The Rockport City Council, after meeting in executive session at its regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, approved on first reading ordinances authorizing the closing, vacating, and abandonment of three pieces of property.
Aransas County is working on one of eight road and/or drainage projects, has one ready to begin after a pre-construction meeting next week, and six in the hopper.
Through Friday, Jan. 6 Aransas County had a historical count of 4,052 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 4,052 cases, 2,598 have recovered (1,357 estimated probable cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Piecemakers-by-the-Bay and the Friends of the History Center will present a show titled “Quilting in the New Normal” starting at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at the History Center for Aransas County (HSAC), located at 801 E. Cedar St.
Aransas County Commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 9, met in executive session for about one hour to consult with and receive advice from legal counsel about insurance matters related to Aransas County’s projects and insurance claims from Hurricane Harvey.
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. 2, 2023 and Jan. 8, 2023.
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 9, voted against purchasing two parcels of Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) property in a TxDOT right-of-way. TxDOT obtained the right-of-way when it was considering an extension of the SH 35 Bypass, from FM 3036 t…
Aransas County commissioners, at their regular meeting Monday, Jan. 9, addressed three personnel issues regarding compensation.
A follow-up investigation by Rockport Police Department (RPD) Detective Isaac Leal, after a routine traffic stop made Friday, Dec. 9 by RPD Lt. David Gerloff, led to the arrest of Devin Wyatt, 41, of Rockport on multiple drug-related and other charges. Wyatt remained in the Aransas County De…
The 2022-23 Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate basketball team is striving to improve in every area as they return one of the areas youngest squads in a competitive district.
Official Texas State Musician Sara Hickman will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 at The Rockport Center for the Arts’ (RCA) The ROCC (106 S. Austin St.)
Aransas County Commissioners appointed Aransas County Airport Manager Mike Geer as interim Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC) in a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3.
The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, heard a presentation from gas consultant Simon Pena regarding the status of the City’s gas utility system, and the potential sale of that utility.
The public is invited to an orientation at the History Center for Aransas County (HCAC) at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Light lunch will be served.
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. 26, 2022 and Jan. 1, 2023.
Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting Tuesday, Jan. 3, elected a chairman, vice chairman, and secretary for 2023. Commissioners also approved the appointment of liaisons for Aransas County, City of Rockport, and Town of Futon.
Through Friday, Dec. 30 Aransas County had a historical count of 4,039 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of those 4,039 cases, 2,604 have recovered (1,339 estimated probable cases), per reporting from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Aransas County Commissioners recently accepted a plan to install three bronze sculptures and be a key piece for the new Aransas County Courthouse during commissioners court Monday, Dec. 12.
Texas Maritime Museum (TMM) annual Lecture Series kicks off Monday, Jan. 9. Lectures will be held from noon to 1 p.m. every Monday through April 10.
The Rockport Little Theatre (RLT) recently announced its first stage play of 2023 will be “Ann”.
To begin their terms in office, 14 Aransas County officials, including new Aransas County Judge Ray Garza, were officially sworn into office Sunday, Jan. 1 at the Aransas County Courthouse.
Most everyone in the Coastal Bend has heard something about turtles stunned by cold water during the winter months. What most people do not know is what to do if they see one.
Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners, at their regular meeting earlier this month, tabled action regarding the restoration of the Fulton Beach shoreline after hearing a presentation by Derrick Construction Company’s Michael Smith. The discussion and possible action, reques…
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. 19, 2022 and Dec. 25, 2022.
Holiday Beach is home to the newest free library in Aransas County.
The aggregate amount of sales tax rebate revenue received by the three local entities, which collect the tax, was up 18.14% this month, and is up 13.59% for the entirety of 2022.
Since 1996 Rockport has hosted the Gospel Music Festival (GMF) each year in early January. The event was designed to feature local artists, as well as groups from around the country.
The Coastal Bend Blood Center (CBBC) has announced its 6th annual “Find The Hero In You” blood drive is set for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2 at the Rockport Walmart (2401 SH 35 N.)
The Rockport Charter Review Commission (RCRC) held its final meeting Wednesday, Dec. 21. Following a public hearing, a motion was made to finalize all amendments in the charter and another motion was made to cancel any future RCRC meetings.
Starting a church in a community that was experiencing trauma from a hurricane, freeze, flood, and the pandemic was a leap of faith Pastor Jonathan Leftwich feels was an act of God.
The Rockport City Council, at its regular meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13, postponed until after Feb. 14, 2023, making a decision authorizing Rockport Police Department (RPD) Chief Greg Stevens to execute an agreement with Flock Safety, Inc. for six fixed pole-mounted Automatic License Plate Recogn…