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There has been a lot of discussion in the community regarding drainage projects in the City of Rockport. Our local economy is dependent upon ecotourism, and the City has long understood the protection of our waters is of the utmost importance. This understanding predates the recent environme…

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I was clearing out old emails in my “Funny” folder Sunday night. It’s a catchall folder in which I save emails I think are funny, as well as quite a few I find interesting. Some of them date back quite a few years.

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The years I spent working as a substance abuse counselor taught me about the “love affair” aspect of alcoholism. I can’t imagine the passion one feels for the only lover who is always available, especially during a pandemic, and who makes isolation a performance piece. There is a lot of acti…

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We are in the thick of important elections in Aransas County. I encourage you to exercise your right to vote during the current early voting period, or on Election Day.

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We had the honor of being asked to sponsor a table at a fundraiser for the Children’s Coalition of Aransas County (CCAC), which was held Thursday, April 7 at First Baptist Church (FBC). While visiting with the guests at our table, I had time to reflect of childcare in Aransas County – then and now.

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Editorial cartoonist Ben Sargent once penned a masterful sketch of a newspaperman - a skinny, bug-eyed fellow in a baggy suit with a press card in the band of his porkpie hat.

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It’s an exciting time to be living in Aransas County. Decisions made by current and/or future elected officials, as well as voters, will be remembered in history as ones that fully enhanced our potential, limited our potential, or destroyed our potential.

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There were a lot of happy folks at the Fulton Oysterfest grounds this past weekend, with none happier than members of the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department (FVFD).

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(Note: Joe Marcus and his wife, Julie, live outside of Austin but own a home in Rockport. They plan to retire to Rockport upon retirement in a few years.  He is a US Navy veteran. Several years ago he was inspired to write an essay about the US flag and the Star-Spangled Banner.)

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In the summer of 1979, after a month-long road trip to Alaska, I attended Summer Camp at Lackland AFB for 30 days. Since I was a member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M, I had to make a decision about military service between my sophomore and junior year. After the summer experience, …

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Late last year during the long Thanksgiving weekend the local Habitat for Humanity’s tool trailer was broken into and between $3,500 and $5,000 in equipment was stolen. Construction Manager Mike McLaughlin told me Monday insurance didn’t pay anything due to the high deductible on the policy.

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For those of you who have wondered, “What is the fuss about the Concho Street Drainage Project?” there is good news. While the project has been portrayed as a point of conflict between the City of Rockport and the Aransas County Navigation District (ACND), and there is, of course, some truth…

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As some of you might know, a Goodwill store is coming to Rockport. It will be located in the SeaAire Shopping Center, in the space formally used by Bealls.

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There are some weeks where I just get behind and can’t seem to get my head above water. This has been one of those weeks.

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(Note: This guest column was written by Aransas County Navigation District Commissioner Tommy Moore in response to Jerry Brundrett’s “Who done it? We all had a part in it” guest column that was published in the Nov. 24, 2021 edition of The Rockport Pilot.)

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The COVID-19 Omicron variant appears to be but a shadow of the Delta variant, and the original virus, which quite possibly changed our country, and maybe even the world, forever.

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The other night I heard Raymond Arroyo on Fox News say he hates making New Year’s Resolutions because they don’t make any sense, or they are signs of laziness (or something like that).

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I thought the above quote by Dr. Edwards Deming (used as the headline) would make a good title for what I am about to say. In this age of information from so many media outlets and social media in general, a lot of information is transmitted to people wanting to be informed about all kinds o…

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Saturday is Christmas, which means different things to different people. It can range from only being a day marking the birth of Jesus, to a holiday on which gifts and food are the only focus.

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From the time one first feels pain (physical or emotional), he or she understands there are consequences to his or her actions.

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