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0 Roving Reporter | Halloween on the Harbor at the Fulton Mansion, Oct 25


5 AUDIO | Podcast #1: "Myths and Stories About the Fulton Mansion with Dr. Marsha Hendrix, Director"

(Newsletter readers: Click the title above for sound page). Click the orange circle to play. Have a topic or question you'd like Marsha to talk about in a future Podcast? Leave her a question in the comments section below!

2 Fulton Mansion | "Halloween on the Harbor" | Oct 25, 5-8pm

You don't want to miss Halloween on the Harbor at the Fulton Mansion this year! This is Rockport's largest, FREE community Halloween festival. We will have a hayride shuttle running from Cinema 4 to the Mansion, so you don't need to worry about parking. The festival will feature food, games, costume contest, a spooky Zombie themed haunted gallery, and MORE. Call 361-729-0386 x21 for more details. www.visitfultonmansion.com

2 ADOPTED! Pet Adoption | Humane Society Rockport/Fulton: POB Needs a Permanent Address!

ADOPTED!

Meet POB, a little guy with big dreams and a bigger story. You see, POB is named after the spot where he was abandoned - in a box at the Post Office. Hence Post Office Box!

Now, it may be that he wanted to follow in the footsteps of the very famous postal mascot Owney, but he's got a few things stacked against him. Number one being that POB has a long haired Dachshund in his heritage and Owney was a Borden Terrier. Another thing is that the famous pup was from Albany NY, a very long way from Rockport, Texas, we're pretty sure that our guy hasn't traveled throughout the contiguous 48 states, to say nothing about Owney's travels around the world.

0 Letter to the Editor | "Correcting the Record" by CJ Wax, Mayor, City of Rockport

Received Oct 23, Posted Oct 24, 2014, 2:31pm
Dear Editor

I’ve read with interest the coverage The Rockport Pilot and specifically Harley Hoot has provided on the ongoing issues regarding the renewal negotiations for the Paws & Taws lease with the Aransas County Navigation District. I take no position on the lease itself and feel confident that the officials of the Town of Fulton and the Navigation District will engage in open and public negotiations concerning this important issue, which affects all of us in the community.

With that said, I do wish to correct the record on some things quoted in the article that, I believe, may mislead the public as it relates to the City of Rockport. Mr. Moore’s letter states: “…the District did the right thing for both Aransas County and Rockport tax payers as well as our visitors by taking a facility that was poorly maintained and losing $150,000 per year to being $54,000 in the black…” 

The City operated the Rockport Beach Park as a service to the community for 25 years -- as it has done with all other municipal parks. In fact, the City continues to pay the debt service on both the Saltwater Pavilion and the Beachfront Pavilion, which this year amounts to $43,502. I would suggest that if that amount were the responsibility of the District instead of the City, “$54,000 in the black…” would be considerably less.