Howdy from Rockport, the Charm of the Texas Coast. We are happy to report that we survived Hurricane Harvey and are well on our way rebuilding a better Rockport.
Our core attractions are intact and waiting for you. Fishing is outstanding; our birds are numerous and in number and varieties. They eagerly await for you to view and photograph in their natural setting.
Our water is ready to play in and on. Boating, sailing and skiing can all be enjoyed on our beautiful bays. Maybe a peaceful canal cruise around our on-water neighborhoods is more your style.
Our energetic art community is fully engaged performing its magic and transforming various media into life itself. There’s lots to do! Enjoy hiking, history, biking and shopping.
Or maybe you want to kick back and enjoy family and friends in this glorious and beautiful setting. If you can’t relax in Rockport, you can’t relax.
While you are here, you will fully understand why so many of us have chosen this place as our home. We invite you to come and stay for a while or for a lifetime. Don’t forget to stop and say hi to the locals when you get here. You will easily recognize them; they are the ones with the permanent smile.
Pat Rios, Mayor, City of Rockport, TexasThe Aransas County Navigation District invites you to come and enjoy the beautiful and friendly Coastal Bend of the Texas Gulf Coast.
The Aransas County Navigation District was proud to open a new 3500 square foot office in September 2018. The ACND facilities are well appointed for boating, birding, fishing and more! Our beaches are all open and as beautiful as ever. USAToday readers named Rockport Beach the No. 1 Beach in Texas in 2018. Rockport Beach was also first beach in Texas to receive the Blue Wave Beach Status from the Clean Beaches Coalition and continues to hold this standing. We have added seventy palapas to the beach and many benches along the water for our guests to enjoy. The Aransas County Navigation District was proud to open a new 3,500-square-foot office in September 2018. While rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey continues and will continue for some time, we are Rockport strong, with our eyes to the future.
We are excited to be expanding our marinas; dredging has already begun on this process. The ACND Festival grounds are home to many local successful events such as Seafair, Art Festival, Market Days and various fishing tournaments. Our birds are flourishing, and the fishing remains fantastic. Our bait stands are open and bait is plentiful. Boat launches are open and our boat slips are ready for your boat.
Malcolm Dieckow, Chairman, Aransas County Navigation District
Welcome to the town of Fulton, the eye of Hurricane Harvey of 2017. Visitors still come and share in the tranquility and abundant gifts that have made the area a vacation destination for more than 100 years.
In addition to outdoor recreation, such as fishing, birding and boating. Fulton offers some of the finest restaurants and accommodations on the Coast of Texas.
Shoppers will find merchants featuring everything from fresh gulf seafood, jewelry, beachwear, art and many more exciting unique treasures.
It is my honor to serve as mayor, under the direction of a great council to lead Fulton through it rebuild after Hurricane Harvey. I’m sure our small town hospitality, gentle gulf breezes and natural beauty will have you wanting to visit wonderful community of Fulton, Texas. It’s a great place to visit, and great place to live.
Jimmy Kendrick, Mayor, Town of Fulton, TexasOn behalf of the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, welcome to Aransas County! As a young entrepreneur moving here to raise my family, I wondered how I could get involved and make a difference. I jumped in and am now grateful to be the chairman of this Chamber of Commerce. It gives me a chance to have a voice and represent business in my community.
Our community takes pride in welcoming everyone to the area and will gladly embrace your participation. In fact, they probably already have a spot waiting for you!
Our Chamber theme for this year is “Back to Bein’ Rockport-Fulton.” What better theme to have as it represents a sense of normalcy realized every day as our communities recover from Hurricane Harvey. The theme and logo are colorful and fun. They are emblematic of our area and truly timeless. This is all part of our Comeback Campaign and I owe the team that put it together a great thanks. I want to give a special thanks to King of Country George Strait for lending his voice to the campaign TV and radio commercial.
Whether your interest is art, fishing, boating, birding or enjoying the many amenities in our area, this community directory will guide you. Please use this magazine to find the products and services you need – for your home, business and construction needs. The businesses that invest in the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce are also investing in Aransas County, and we encourage you to do business locally with a Chamber member!
Jatin Bhakta, 2018-19 Chairman of the Board