City of Rockport | A Message from Mayor Rios - June 13, 2018

Rebuilding and Recovery News
  • The Coastal Bend Council of Governments (CBCOG) is seeking input on the Method of Distribution for the approximately $160.2M in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds allocated to the region to address damage from Hurricane Harvey. Programs include local Buyout and Acquisition ($34.4M and ($125.8M) for Local Infrastructure. Written and oral comments regarding the Method of Distribution will be taken at a public hearing scheduled for the following date, time and location.
  • The first Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 19,2018 at.10:00 A.M. at the Aquarium Education Center at Rockport Harbor, 707 Navigation Circle, Rockport, Texas 78382. The second Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 3:00 P.M. at Port Aransas, Texas 78373.
  • Grants of up to $5,000 are available to Aransas County businesses through the Texas Small Business Rebuild Initiative, a collaboration of the Rebuild Texas Fun and several Coastal Bend area chambers. You do not have to be a Chamber member. Application deadline is June 30. 
  • Homeowners – Friday, July 6 is the deadline for turning in applications for mitigation reconstruction grants to Community Planner Amanda Torres. For those who were unable to attend the workshop or need additional information, please visit this site:
  • TxDOT installed new exit signs on the Bypass today!!!

  • BURN BAN is in effect. It is also illegal to sell or possess fireworks within the County.
  • Dumping on streets and highways and private property (without the owner’s permission) is illegal and subject to fines.
  • Counseling services are available to Aransas County residents on Tuesday evenings from 5 – 7 pm at the Aransas County Library. There is no charge to residents. The program is underwritten by Rebuild Texas and other foundations.

For the Kids
  • Movie in the Park – June 21 – 8:30 pm at Memorial Park soccer fields
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  • “Summer Programs for Children,” a pamphlet compiled by the City’s Parks and Leisure Services Department of area camps, bible schools and other opportunities is available on the City’s web site ( or visiting the Park Department on Laurel Street and the Chamber offices.
  • Camp Noah, a nationally acclaimed preparedness and resiliency program for children, who have been impacted by disaster, and the Rebuild Texas Foundation Fund are hosting two camps, July 16-20, and August 6-10, at First Presbyterian Church. The camp is for children between the ages of finishing Kindergarten through finishing 5th grade that reside is Aransas County. Each camp day is from 9:00 until 3:00 and offers breakfast, snacks and lunch. Each camp has a maximum of 50 participants and attendance to the camps is free. Registration may be done online or by picking up a registration form from either the Presbyterian Church or St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Enterprise. Links for each camp are below, as well as a link to more information about Camp Noah. 
  • Information about Camp Noah:
  • 7/16-20
  • 8/6-10:

Rebuilding a better Rockport.  

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