Rockport Texas is well known for its motto, "Come Sea the Beauty and Charm of Rockport!" and its nickname The Texas Riviera. This community has a little over 10,000 people including a mix of local residents, summer vacationers and winter Texans. It continues to be an important part of history and Texas, especially after enduring the recent devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
Almost 3 months ago, disaster struck like never before and left a void in the lives of many who lost their homes, properties & businesses. One can only imagine what it takes to bring back the memories and priceless items lost. In order to restore hope in this community, we must continue to unite together and Rebuild Rockport.
Although it has been a process of restoration, Rockport is making progress on a daily basis. With over 350 businesses currently open, this brings hope and courage back in the community. Below is the list of businesses open (updated daily).
We are glad to report that we are open for business and things are returning to normal. We have been busy taking care of our customers and are helping to give back to our community.
Uhr Real Estate, the building division of Rockport Properties, has been building homes in the area for 25+ years. We have always believed in building our homes to a higher windstorm standard than what is required currently under the present windstorm code. This speaks highly about the quality and workmanship of Mark Uhr’s properties. As a result, the majority of the homes we constructed sustained minimal damage created by the wind. The majority of damage to roofing systems was caused by flying debris from other sources, such as older homes not designed to withstand winds over 95 mph and fallen trees.
In order to maintain high standards moving forward, it was discussed to outlaw certain roof material. After careful review and consulting with leading engineers who understand coastal construction, the ACC, with full support from the Board, has decided to raise windstorm standards on Key Allegro to improve outcomes from future storms.
There continues to be support from all over, bringing assistance to people and local businesses that stopped operation. But progress still needs to be made. If you wish to volunteer and make a difference see below where you can participate:
For Volunteers & Assistance:
- Rockport Relief Camp at FM 3036 and Bypass 35. Follow signs.
- First Baptist Church 1515 N Live Oak, Rockport, TX Volunteer Reception Center 361-727-9011. Volunteers can preregister here
- Crisis Clean up Assistance program (First Baptist Church) Homeowners come by or call 361-727-9011
- Regular assistance from RF Good Samaritans and St. Vincent de Paul have returned. Contact those organizations for details.