Blame it on the weather or on COVID-19, or credit good behavior on the part of Aransas County’s residents and visitors – the combined Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays were pretty ho hum, according to local law enforcement officials and one fire chief.

Aransas County Sheriff Bill Mills said his department didn’t answer any significant calls during the holiday period.

“It was actually pretty uneventful,” he said. “Those who wanted to travel, traveled, and those who stayed home, stayed close to home.”

Rockport Police Department (RPD) Patrol Commander Larry Sinclair said the RPD was “moderately busy”, but pretty quiet.

“We had a few auto burglaries, but beyond that, nothing major happened,” said Sinclair.

Fulton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ricky McLester said the heavy rain before New Year’s Eve but a big damper on fire calls.

“This year calls were down significantly, compared to last year,” said McLester. “Last year we answered one call after another on New Year’s Eve from 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.”

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