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With great sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie “Googles” Cole

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Leslie “Googles” Cole. Mr. Cole was a past Mayor for many years and most recently an Alderman for the Town of Fulton. He was recently awarded with a well-deserved Hometown Hero award.

Mr. Cole was the original founder of the Fulton Volunteer Fire Department in 1948 and is also the founder of Fulton Oysterfest.

Mr. Cole, thank you for your dedicated commitment to the Fulton community that you loved so much; it will not be the same without you! We will miss you greatly.

We ask you please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Funeral arrangements:


Fulton Community Church
Monday, July 1st


Fulton Volunteer Fire Department

Saturday, June 29th
5pm to 7pm

Sunday, June 30th
2pm to 4pm

The family will be there at those times to receive friends during visitation.

GLO posts draft Regional Housing Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program for mandatory comment period

GLO posts draft Regional Housing Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program for mandatory comment period Public notices for disaster recovery are found at

October 19, 2018
Contact: Brittany Eck, Director
of Communications Community
Development & Revitalization – Texas
General Land Office
(512) 463-5708

AUSTIN — Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted the final four of six draft Regional Housing Guidelines for the Homeowner Assistance Program for a federally mandated 30-day public comment period. The first two Regional Housing Guidelines released were the Central/Golden Crescent Region and the Coastal Bend Region. … READ THE ENTIRE PRESS RELEASE

Gov. Abbott acts to delay planned 10 percent hike in windstorm insurance rates

Governor Abbott has heard from members of the community and the legislature on this issue. Communities and families are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey, and the Governor believed that a rate increase at this time would negatively impact residents of the Gulf Coast. The Governor believed it was necessary to delay any decision to approve or disapprove the proposed rate increase, and until the Legislature has had a full opportunity to address the matter.

View the letter to the right.

View the letter as a printable pdf file.



We’re building a Playground and need YOUR help!

We need you to bring play to kids at Fulton Beach Park

We need more than 200 volunteers from the Aransas County community to help us give more than
a 1,000 area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground.



Click Here for a printable flyer with all the information and when to come.

Make Fulton FUN for Kids!

Public Notice about Special Events Center

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the Town of Fulton to construct a Special Events Center in Fulton, Aransas County, Texas. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), EDA is conducting an assessment of the potential of the proposed project to affect the environment and/or historic properties. Notice is hereby given that the project is proposed to be located in, or may affect, a floodplain and/or wetland as defined by Executive Order (EO)11988 and/or EO11990.

The project includes construction of approximately 10,000 s.f. special events center, recreation area, and resurface of parking on approximately 1.38 acres of land. The project will be located at 402 North Fulton Beach Road. Project information is available for review at 201 North 7thStreet, Fulton TX 78358 (Town Hall at 361-729-5533).

​If you have any information regarding potential impacts to historic properties or environmental resources including wetlands or floodplains associated with this proposed project please provide it in writing to:

Corey Dunn
Regional Environmental Officer
Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
903 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 206
Austin, Texas 78701

​Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm eastern on September 30, 2018 will be considered. A copy of the NEPA/NHPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office.

Read the

Project Information

by clicking here – Webposting for Fulton Convention Center.