40 years ago this week
• Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) head football coach Brian Connolly resigned.
• The Rockport City Council ordered a drainage study.
• Aransas County Navigation District (ACND) commissioners discussed the Rockport Harbor rewiring project with an official from CP&L.
• John Jackson was the chairman of the Lions Club Toys for Kids campaign.
John Jackson gives a donation to Toys for Kids.
• Rockport City Charter Commission members said they would have the proposed Charter completed by Christmas.
30 years ago this week
• The Texas Senate and House of Representatives were at a standstill regarding funding public education. Schools would reportedly shut down June 1 if a decision wasn’t made regarding how to fund property poor school districts.
• Construction at the Fulton Harbor boat ramp was completed, and ready for electrical and water service to be installed.
• Nancy Mayhood won the Business and Professional Women’s Merit Award. Susan Kovacs was named Woman of the Year by the club.
• The Pirate varsity football team ended its season two deep into the playoffs after tying Port Isabel 21-21, and losing on penetrations.
• A 38-year-old shrimper was killed when his coat became tangled in the boat’s winch and dragged him into the gars.
• The Texas Commissioner of Health banned shellfish harvesting in Corpus Christi Bay because of pollution.
20 years ago this week
• A proposed sound ordinance in the Town of Fulton received a lot of public reaction, leading to the ordinance being tabled by the Fulton Town Council.
• Construction of a new cellular tower at 401 S. Church St. was underway.
• Justice of the Peace Martin DeLeon apologized in writing to Aransas County commissioners for his actions in a previous meeting. Aransas County Judge Glenn Guillory suspended DeLeon’s use of the courtrooms in the courthouse until his apology was received.
• Construction on the SH 35 Bypass overpasses at FM 2165 and SH 188 were underway.
• The resurfacing of the Rockport Beach band shell by artist Sandi Aylesworth was completed.
• When Angels Weep authored by Mary Taylor was published. The book is about the life of the late Martha Luigi, RFHS’s longtime choral director.
10 years ago this week
• Army Tech Sgt. Felecia Cypress surprised her two daughters at Fulton Learning Center and Rockport-Fulton Middle School by arriving home two days early from a seven-month deployment overseas.
• Betty Stiles was seated as the first woman elected as an Aransas County commissioner.
• ACND commissioners approved paying up to $9,000 for a Little Bay Report Card project, subject to other entities agreeing to help fund it, as well.
• Construction on the new Copano Bay Causeway was on schedule.