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Home Irrigation – A Series in Three Parts

Dry times are coming! Not really news for anyone who’s been down here for a while. Dry times follow wet times. A quick true/false quiz before we begin. ___   Texas allows all homeowners to install and work on their irrigation system. ___   If I hire someone to install or work on my irrigation…
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Gray fox in rockport

Fox Spotted On Encina Drive

This message was sent in from Bethlyn on Encina Drive: We live on Encina Drive. Lately we have had a large fox visiting and/or passing through. We have seen him/her several nights.  We are glad to see the wildlife coming around again.  Thank you to Bethlyn for sending in these images! If you see any…
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Best Coastal Small Town Nominee Rockport Beach In Rockport Texas

Rockport Takes 2nd Place on USA Today 10 Best Coastal Small Towns List

Rockport moved to its highest position yet on the USA Today 10 Best Coastal Small Towns list. Rockport ended up in 2nd place behind Sandusky, Ohio. Criteria A panel of five travel experts made the nomination for 20 cities across the coast, but the final ranking will be determined by popular vote. According to the…
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Perfect Bait for Spring Fishing in Rockport Cut Mullet

June 2019 Harbor Oaks Fishing Report

Today we are going to talk about the best bait for Rockport fishing right now. Gosh is the wind ever going to let up?  I like to fish with cut Shad this time of year. Shad works well when it’s fresh, not so good after it’s been sitting in ice chest overnight. Probably by mid…
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Harbor Oaks Fishing Tips Featuring Captain Robert Hamilton

May 2019 Harbor Oaks Fishing Report

I have been fishing the Texas Coast for 40 years, and I’ve been a Coast Guard licensed guide in the Rockport area since 1987. I primarily fish in the Rockport area in Aransas, Carlos, Redfish, Copano, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Mesquite, and San Antonio Bay Systems. This is a great time of year for fishing! Starting…
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Best Coastal Small Town Nominee Rockport Beach In Rockport Texas

Rockport Nominated for USA Today Best Coastal Small Town

USA Today has named 20 nominees for Best Coastal Small Town – each community has a population of less than 25,000 people. In addition they must offer affordable seaside fun and small town charm that proves bigger is not better. Vote for Rockport once daily, on every device, until polls close on Monday, May 6…
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Rockport Police Chief Sole Finalist announced

City of Rockport names Police Chief Finalist

ROCKPORT, TX – After an extensive, nationwide search, the City of Rockport has selected Gregory Stevens as the sole finalist for the position as Chief of Police. Stevens has more than 30 years of combined experience in civilian and military law enforcement. He will soon be retiring from his position as Chief of Police for…
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Springtime in Rockport

Written By Richard Snyder As I’m writing this, the snows are swirling, the wind is howling and the temperature is dropping. Somewhere, but certainly not in Rockport. For the moment we’re blessed with mild weather and are starting to think about weeds, lawns, flowers and all things growing. WEEDS: Most winter weeds such as clover…
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City of Rockport Spring Leaf Pick-Up

Per its agreement with The City of Rockport, Republic Services will begin the Rockport Leaf Pick up, hand pick up of bagged leaves and grass clippings on April 1. The program will continue for four weeks. Because Republic Services will not be using its traditional zone, residents will need to place their bags curbside on…
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Rockport Gardening Tips

March Madness

Written By Richard Snyder If you’re looking for sports-related entertainment here, I’m sorry to disappoint you. March Madness in the Coastal Bend is all about our love-hate relationship with Live Oak trees –massive mounds of leaves, green pollen coating everything and those icky caterpillars crawling everywhere. Harvey reduced all that for a while, but it…
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