Dear editor:

We love Rockport. We lived there three years until we had to move. My wife could not handle the humidity on the coast. When we moved there I thought not enough attention was given to Little Bay. It is the first thing you see when you come in from the south, with weeds along the bank and trash. When you go down Fulton Beach Road, it is terrible.

Now I see the (Rockport) City Council and the (Aransas County) Navigation District in a tinkling contest over Little Bay’s condition. Both entities seem to have their feelings hurt, poor little children. Talk is cheap and it won’t fix anything.

Folks it is time to suck it up and fix Little Bay. In other words, either lead, follow or get the heck out of the way.

John McCaughan

Dear editor:

The Rockport Country Club (RCC) Estates Homeowners Association (HOA) is proposing an amendment to residents’ deeds that would give the HOA fining authority for deed restriction violations.

Personally, as a RCC resident, I do not see a strong enough need for this. Garage sales, barking dogs, garbage can and parking violations, and alteration or removal of landscape are not serious enough to me to warrant an enforcement administration with fines up to $5,000 a year.

Effected neighbors and the HOA presently have a remedy in court to correct major violations.

I think the HOA could better serve the residents by better communicating what the deed restrictions entail and working with them to get compliance. I worry that a few zealots on the HOA board could misuse this authority.

I urge RCC residents to carefully read the HOA correspondence and vote against the proposed amendment.

Boyd Braniff

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