Stroll thru Rockport

Free walking tour for history, health and fun!

 

First annual Stroll thru Rockport begins at the History Center for Aransas County, 801 E. Cedar at Church Street, at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18. It is sponsored by Healthy South Texas, an initiative of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service which focuses on improving community health through improved nutrition, increased physical activity, and prevention of chronic and infectious disease.

 

What You Can See on Tour Stops:

  • Healthy Aransas Community Garden - a community vegetable garden where free seed packets will be offered.
  • Joe & Bertha Harper House, the former home of Judge Harper and his beloved wife
  • The Old Rockport School (Aransas County Historical Society
  • First Presbyterian Church, established in 1869
  • Aransas County courthouse has displays of the original 1889 structure
  • Leopold M. Bracht House in the Rockport Cultural Arts District - beautifully restored
  • R.H. Wood House
  • Offices of the Rockport Pilot newspaper
  • Merchant Square/Aransas Hotel
  • Sorenson-Stair Building
  • Wood Jackson House
  • Pass by the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railroad

 

The first 100 participants to complete the walk will receive a commemorative pin. Participants can also complete a scavenger hunt which qualifies them to win fun prizes at the event's completion.

 

Parking is available at Magnolia Park, at Live Oak and Cedar Streets.

 

Event co-sponsors include:

Aransas County Health Coalition, the Friends of the History Center, Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Cultural Arts District, Aransas Pathyways, the Aransas County Historical Commission, and the Aransas County Historical Society.

 

For more information on Stroll thru Rockport event, contact Sandy Jumper at Rockport Chamber of Commerce at 361-729-6445 or tourism at 1rockport.org.

Stroll thru R map 4 mile

 

 

 

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Fulton Mansion State Historic Site

Fulton Mansion State Historic site has re-opened on October 24, 2015 after undergoing two and half years of extensive preservation work. In addition to a grand opening ceremony with a tour of the basement and first floor, there was a Halloween festival featuring Spooky Stories Contest, the Gothic Horror Spook House, the Adams Family by the Rockport Little Theatre and afterwards scary monsters were free to roam the Mansion.

Newseum of Aransas County

The 145th Anniversary of the Rockport Pilot will be commemorated on Saturday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m.  The History Center for Aransas County, 801 East Cedar, Rockport is offering the exhibit:

The Newseum of Aransas County Exhibit which includes:

Photo courtesy of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce

1. A timeline beginning during the early days when Charles Bailey published the local newspaper, the Transcript, to the publishing era of Roy Rogero and Roy Woods, through recent years with Mike Probst serving as editor and publisher.

Heroes Cup - Rockport-Fulton

4th Annual Heroes Cup in Rockport-Fulton

A Salute to Wounded Soldiers

 

Rockport-Fulton, Texas–Warrior's Weekend Heroes Cup is a fishing expedition for war-injured soldiers. The Event will be held September 9-11, 2015 in Rockport-Fulton. On September 11, Twenty-four teams will compete for a chance to win the Heroes Cup Tournament. The Tournament is organized by Veterans organizations, Chambers of Commerce, Car Clubs and interested community members coordinating a special event for the active duty soldiers.

Bait Shop - Rockport-Fulton

Rockport, Texas - Bait shop signs display live mullet & piggy perch and pelican for sale. Docked outside very close to the bait shop is a shrimp boat ready for a quick getaway.

While visiting her sister in Rockport, Texas, Claudia Finn paints this scene of interest.