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About

The WWN is a submission-based, free publication that is proudly based in Rockport, Texas. We are passionate about community and supporting local folks and businesses that make Rockport-Fulton such a wonderful place to call home.

Since its inception in 2005, the WWN has been driven by the voice of local citizens. By providing an informative, paperless and free community newsletter for the Rockport-Fulton area, the WWN has been able to connect & support local people, organizations and businesses for over a decade.

The WWN is comprised of a FREE 2,000 page local online web resource (WWNRockport.com), a FREE weekly email Newsletter with 4,500+ subscribers, a continuous comment/kudos feed and several social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter.

Everyone is welcome to be part of the Network! Your Community..."Your Community Newsletter!"


Giving Back

With a growing support of contributors and advertisers, the WWN aims to play an even bigger roll in the community while continuing to keep the WWN free for our readers. In 2013, the WWN was pleased to reach a point where sponsorship of local events was possible. Friends, this is just the beginning! With your help, we hope to continue making a difference in Rockport-Fulton. We are very fortunate to be a part of such a close-knit and dynamic community of wonderful people. Thank you for your support!


Official Sponsor

2013
  • Seafair 2013 | Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • Rockport Film Festival 2013 | Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport Rotary Club
2014
  • Rockport Earth Day & Red Fish Run 2014 | Benefitting Rockport Heritage District Association
  • Benefit Golf Tournament 2014 | Aransas County ISD Education Foundation
  • Rockport Film Festival 2014 | Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport Rotary Club
2015
  • Rockport Film Festival 2015 | Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport Rotary Club
2016
  • Benefit Golf Tournament 2016 | Aransas County ISD Education Foundation
  • Symphony by the Sea 2016 | Aransas County ISD Education Foundation
2017
  • Bountiful Bowl / Clay Expo Weekend 2017 | Aransas County Council on Aging

Partnerships

  • Skip the Plastic
  • Humane Society & Adoption Center of Rockport-Fulton




Accolades
  • Business of the Month, July 2014 | Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
  • Bag Hero of the Month, October 2014 | Skip the Plastic



Meet the Worker Bees

Alicia, Webmaster / Owner
wwnwebmaster@gmail.com
(361)205-4055

Alicia has been the WWN's full-time Webmaster since August of 2011 and took over administrative responsibilities in mid-2012. She also manages all of our online resources, graphics and listings.

Alicia is passionate about giving people a voice in a community they love and call home. "I feel very fortunate to be part of the community service that the WWN provides Rockport-Fulton!"

In addition to the WWN, Alicia enjoys art, knitting, gardening, cooking and dining with good friends.



Candice, Roving Representative / Blogger

Candice and her super cute brood call home (and art studio!) to a 16+ acre homestead in Gonzales County. Although, the little family travels to Rockport-Fulton (often staying in their family's RV in Rockport) on a regular basis to participate in local events, festivals and of course to visit with good friends.

Candice and her family live in a converted yellow school bus with a large cast of furry characters including sheep, goats, dogs, cats and chickens. Candice focuses her many talents towards 'healthy and homemade.' Candice is an artist, home-schooling teacher & mother, and partner to her potter husband Jim Bob.

We are so lucky to have Candice share her many talents and adventures in the WWN through her column "Adventures of the Yellow School Bus."

You may see Candice out and about at various gatherings representing the WWN with her bright energy and infectious smile. Say howdy!




The Story of the WWN

In 2005, a group of women in Rockport, Texas came together for an evening of conversation, shared wine, food and music. At this meeting of 16 women, energy moved from room to room as ideas were discussed; women listened to each other, asked questions and learned leaving each woman feeling enriched. Other meetings were arranged. The women started sharing information and helping each other and asked other women to join the group. Barbara Gurtner, part of that first extraordinary evening, became the e-mail link that kept the women connected to each.

More women wished to be included. Soon the singular e-mail messages became several messages in one—The "Wonderful Women’s Network" was created from 16 women to over thousands of women and men. The connection is still personal and still continues to grow.

While Rockport-Fulton continues to be the focus and hub of the WWN, our subscriber list has grown to include not only the Texas Coastal Bend region, but major cities in Texas, the Mid-West, Canada, across the states from East Coast to West, Alaska, Hawaii, overseas to Asia and Europe--as family and friends who now live far away remain connected to this little close-knit corner of the world.

We now know that it doesn’t matter where you are in the physical world, we all connect and support each other through the Network.


Raised in the cornfields of Illinois, Barbara moved to Columbia, Maryland and spent 10 years in real estate before moving to Houston working in new construction, segued into the mortgage industry managing real estate assets, land development, and branch office leasing all over the US.

In 1995 she and her husband, Jim Gunnin, moved from Houston to Rockport for the ‘quiet’ life where they planned to lay back and relax. Since then, they have started two businesses, travel as much as possible, and enjoy living on the Texas Coast in the beautiful town of Rockport. "When you meet so many wonderful women and men in one small town, the WWN became a natural expression of our community."

Barbara now serves on Rockport City Council as Council Person for Ward 4 in Rockport.





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