Public Notice & 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.

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Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan and Report Ready for Public Comment

(ROCKPORT-FULTON, TX) – Hurricane Harvey has not stopped Rockport-Fulton from being a thriving community. Though the process was difficult, Rockport-Fulton has made unbelievable progress after the destruction of Hurricane Harvey; but we still have more to do. This past year, in collaboration with Texas Sea Grant at Texas A&M University, the Aransas County Long Term Recovery Team (LTRT), the Navigation District and all jurisdictions within the County have drafted an Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan and Report. The Report was written to lay out a plan to document our actions after Hurricane Harvey and to document the challenges we faced along the way in the Long Term Recovery process. The Aransas County Long Term Recovery Action Plan Report’s final draft has been posted for public comment on the Aransas County Website and will be sent to all the impacted jurisdictions.

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LTR Action Plan Press Release 82918.322

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.

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Project Information

by clicking here – Webposting for Fulton Convention Center.