How Rockport is Moving Forward After Hurricane Harvey

Posted by Mark Uhr on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 at 2:32pm.

In the 1950 movie Harvey, Jimmy Stewart’s best friend is a six-foot, three-inch rabbit who doesn’t actually exist.

Hurricane Harvey was a real 2017 storm that battered the Gulf coast, but if you were to walk around downtown Rockport, Texas, you might think it was also a figment of Jimmy Stewart’s imagination.

Life is largely back to normal in downtown Rockport. The big festivals, city government, recreational activities, restaurants and shops, and even the real estate market are open again for business.

Rockport Properties invites everyone to come back to Rockport and see all the progress that has been made. Here are some of the highlights and activities that are available in and around our quaint fishing village:

1. LaMardi Gras

The annual celebration for Lamar’s volunteer fire department runs full tilt Feb. 9-11, complete with all the great food, live music, Chinese auction, and of course, the grand parade on Saturday morning.

2. 39th Annual Fulton Oysterfest

No blast of wind is going to slow the locals’ oyster consumption. Gather with family and friends March 1-4 at Fulton Navigation Park for a fireworks spectacular, raw oyster eating contests, arts & crafts vendors, food booths, live entertainment including Darrell McCall, and more.

3. Rockport Country Club

One of the state’s premier golf clubs since 1983, Rockport Country Club is nestled between Aransas Bay and Copano Bay and serves as flyover territory for dozens of native bird species.

4. Restaurants and eateries

The fresh seafood at Charlotte Plummer’s, the delicious views and brews at Paradise Key on Cove Harbor and everyone’s favorite pizza, pasta and burgers at Panjo’s in the heart of downtown Rockport are just three of many examples of the culinary experiences available.

5. Walmart, HEB and Bealls

The big retailers continue to serve our community with great service and a wide variety of groceries, home goods, clothing and much, much more.

6. 30th Annual Whooping Crane Strut

This yearly event is scheduled for March 10 at Rockport Beach Park and includes 10K and 5K runs and a two-mile walk.

7. Fishing piers

Rockport is a fishing town, and many of the local fishing piers are open to try your luck at catching the biggest fish of the day.

8. Rockport’s Blue Wave Beach

The first beach in Texas to earn blue wave certification for its cleanliness, this beach is a great destination for families with small children.

9. Babes on the Bay

The world’s largest fishing tournament for women will take center stage for the 19th year on May 18 and 19.

10. Local hotels

While some hotels continue with renovations, others are open to serve visitors. For example, visitors who want a view of the bay can stay at The Inn at Fulton Harbor. La Quinta Inn and Econo Lodge, both right off 35, accommodate smaller budgets.

11. The housing market

Condos are available and new construction is underway. Rockport Properties reports that there is plenty of housing available for new arrivals and residents looking to become homeowners.

12. Business to meet all your needs

Need your computer fixed, your car tuned up, an addition on your house, your taxes figured, a tree trimmed or a 401(k) set up? Want some vector control, a place to park your RV, your boat refurbished, your dog groomed, your yard landscaped or a document printed? Whatever it is, Rockport has it again.

Rockport Properties has been serving the Aransas Bay area for more than 25 years. With two convenient office locations, it is part of the heartbeat of Rockport. No one knows the local real estate market better than they do.

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