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Sandy Jumper of Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Rockport-Fulton, TX (July 16, 2014) – Media Producer, Debbie Snyder, of Texas Department of Transportation (Communications Division) made her second filming trip to the Rockport-Fulton area. Debbie made contact with Sandy Jumper, Director of Tourism for the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, in early June. Debbie’s First trip was focused on filming area tourism attractions in the area. While talking to Debbie about all of the wonderful things to see and do in the community, Sandy introduced her to Rockport-Fulton’s newest venue tax project- Aransas Pathway’s. Intrigued by all our area had to offer, Debbie made plans for a second trip.
Debbie had this to say after her original filming, “I just wanted to let you know that Andrew & I had a great time in Rockport last week while videotaping tourism activities for TxDOT. Very impressed. Everyone was so helpful…from Don and Ed at the Aquarium, to Suzy at the Bay Education Center, to Cathy at the Maritime Museum. On our last day…Thursday…Tom took us to 4 sites on the Aransas Pathways trails. We recorded tons of great footage and were happy with the shots we got. I’ll probably return one more time before the end of July to get some shots with Tom…someone paddling a kayak, a birder, and a hiker on the trails. Most of all, thank you for your hospitality and coordination of activities and experts; you made my job a lot easier!”
And return she did! On Friday, July 11, Debbie went through a whirlwind of videotaping from Hike and Bike trails to Kayakers. Debbie arrived at full noon ready to videotape hikers on Tule East trail. Mid-July in Rockport-Fulton generally has more people walking the beach than hiking trails at that time of day. Not to let an opportunity pass, Chamber staff got together and devised a plan. Sandy Jumper and Kitt Bettes braved the high temperatures to hike the trail in order to allow Debbie the footage she needed. Just as the filming of the trails was wrapping up, news broke out that the Texas record catch of a 972.70 pound Blue Marlin was being brought into Rockport Harbor. The team rushed over just in time to get a shot of the monstrous-sized fish. The Marlin was caught during the Bastante Fishing Tournament by team “Legacy”. What a stroke of luck for Debbie and Rockport-Fulton that the timing was just right!
The video is set to post mid-October on Texas Highways web site www.texashighways.com. This should be a big boost to the community during our slow economic season.
Director of Tourism and Events
Rockport, TX 78382