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Our City has a very long and proud history, and as a new resident or visitor, you are probably curious about what exciting things are offered to you. Rockport is a full-service City, providing a full range of services, such as a police department, street maintenance, Rockport Beach Park and lots of year-round recreational activities, and neighborhood parks...some with trails, lakes, boat ramps and pavilions.

Local Government Offices / Officials

Aransas County strives for inter-working relations of the communities in making for strong economic stability. The following outlines elected officials in each governmental entity.


Aransas County Judge: C.H. "Burt" Mills, Jr.
301 N. Live Oak
Rockport, TX 78382
(361) 790-0100

Court At Law Judge: William "Bill" Adams

Type of Government: Commission, All 4-Year Terms (Staggered)

Number of Commissioners: 4
1. Jack Chaney, Precinct 1-1A
2. Leslie "Bubba" Casterline, Precinct 2
3. Charles Smith, Precinct 3
3. Russel Cole, Precinct 4-4A

Committees: Aransas County Advisory Board, Aransas County Airport Advisory Board, Aransas County Library Advisory Board

Department of Environmental Health:


Mayor C J Wax

622 E. Market St.
Rockport, TX 78382
(361) 729-2213

Type of Government: Council-Manager/Home Rule City, All 2-year terms (staggered)

Number of Councilmen: 4

1. Bill Fisher - Mayor Pro-tem, Ward #1
2. Leo Villa, Ward #2
3. Paul Lippke, Ward #3
4. Adelaide Marlatt, Ward #4

Committees: Planning & Zoning Commission, Park and Recreation Board, Tree Committee, Water Quality Committee, Technology Committee, Parks Advisory Board, Keep Rockport Beautiful, Skate Park and Aquatic Park Committee


Mayor Jimmy Kendrick
Fulton Town Hall
P O Box 1130
Fulton, Texas 78358
(361) 729-5533

Mayor and Alderman. Type B General Law City. All 2 year terms (staggered)

Number of Aldermen: 5
1. Craig Bohn - Mayor Pro-Tem
2. Leslie Cole
3. Beverly Garis
4. Carol Thompson
5. Larry Pahmiyer

Other Governmental entities include the Aransas County Navigation District ( ) and the
Aransas County Independent School District ( ). Information is available upon request

Law Enforcement

Aransas County is fortunate to have four excellent law enforcement agencies, four volunteer fire departments, and two animal control officers. An enhanced 911 System was implemented in January, 1992, with a reverse 911 system implemented December 2006.

(361) 729-1111
22 full time peace officers
9 patrol officers
4 sergeants
4 detectives
1 C.I.D. Commander
1 Patrol Commander
1 Police Chief, Tim Jayroe
2 non-sworn civilians

The Aransas County Sheriff's Office is comprised of just over sixty employees. The County Sheriff is William "Bill" Mills.

The Sheriff's Office is comprised of twenty four sworn peace officers including patrol, civil process/warrants, court baliffs and transport deputies. There are six reserve Deputy Sheriffs that serve the Sheriff on a voluntary basis. The agency is also made up of five criminal investigators, and a jail staff of approximately 31, including corrections officers, and two nurses, which are assigned to the new 160 bed county detention center. The agency also employees civilian employees which include an administrative assistant, a civil process clerk, a highway patrol secretary and three animal officers.

The Sheriff's Office is also home to the Aransas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse which is made up of approx. twelve volunteer horsemen who assist the Sheriff's Office in rounding up stray live stock and assist in crime prevention presentations in local schools.

The Sheriff's Office is located in the public safety center 714 E. Concho St. in Rockport. The main phone number for the Sheriff's Office is 361-729-2222 (24 hr. dispatch), 361-790-0107 (Sheriff's Admin. Assistant), Fax 361-790-0164, and the county jail can be reached at 361-790-0168.

Volunteers – 112

Fire Trucks – 26 (Rockport-13, Fulton- 8, Holiday Beach/Lamar-5)

Stations – 8
Departments are supported through city and county funding, community efforts, donations and special events.

Service provided is countywide.

Mutual aid agreements are in place with 9 surrounding communities.


Texas Department of Public Safety (361) 729-2222
State Fire Marshal Investigator (361) 729-2222
3 Highway Patrol Troopers are assigned Aransas County as well as an Investigator with the State Fire Marshal's office. These state police officers also work out of the Public Safety Center at 714 E. Concho St. in Rockport

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

715 S. Bus Hwy 35, Rockport (361) 790-0312
State wide jurisdiction, assigned to regions then specific

Regional Office (361) 790-0308
Wildlife Division

1 Regional Director
1 Regional Office Manager

1 Interpretative Specialist

1 Administrative Technician

District Office (361) 790-0312
Law Enforcement Division

1 District Captain
8 Game Wardens

Parks Regional Division (361) 790-0303
1 Regional Director

1 Office Manager

1 Main Specialist

1 Ad Tech

1 Clerk

Coastal Fisheries Division – Marine Laboratory and Maintenance Shop

702 Navigation Circle , Rockport Harbor (361) 729-2328
1 Regional Director
1 Science Director
3 Administrative Technicians
5 Maintenance Shop
8 Biologists, Conservation Scientists and 9 Technicians

Crime Stoppers of Aransas County, Inc. (361) 729-TIPS
Governed by a board of directors, this organization adopted through resolution was approved by the City of Rockport and the Town of Fulton in October of 1988. The organization became incorporated in February of 1990. The board of directors encourages volunteer participation


Main Highway serving the area: State Highway 35Hwy; 35 Bypass to Corpus Christi
State Highway 188 from Business 35 to Sinton connecting IH37 to San Antonio; FM 1069 from Business 35 at Market Street to Aransas Pass.
Business 35 Aransas Pass north through Rockport-Fulton
Loop 70 through downtow n

24-Hour Taxi Service available at 361- 729-9999 City Cab Co;
Gulf Coast Taxi & Shuttle Service 361- 729-6620

Aransas County Airport (361) 790-0141
Closest Major airport serving area: Corpus Christi Internat ional - American, Delta, Southwest and Continental Airlines

Valley Transit Bus Line makes two stops per day; once to the North & once to the South; Bus Station & Ticketing at the Stripes Convenience Store, 902 E Market, Rockport, (361) 729-5228; Jordan & Jordan Charter Bus 361-729-7999 or 1-800-829-4816; Aransas County Public Transportation local curb to curb service within the Rockport-Fulton area to Corpus Christi and Portland available to the general public 8am till 5pm Monday thru Friday call (361) 729-8007 for details


Electricity Retail - Electric Providers

Go to: for retail electric in Texas

Natural Gas
City of Rockport Utilities
622 E. Market
Rockport, TX 78382
(361) 729-2213 ext 137
Rockport, Fulton and a large part of Aransas County.

Aransas County Municipal Utility Dist 1 (713) 652-6500;
Aransas Bay Utilities (formerly Lamar Water Supply) (361) 727-3300;
City of Rockport (361) 729-2213;
Copano Cove Water Co (361) 729-0407;
Copano Heights Water Co (361) 729-1903;
Holiday Beach Water Supply Corp (361) 729-0538

Waste Management
Allied Waste Services
1-800-640-2014 City of Rockport Utilities- Within Rockport City Limits 361-729-2213

Aransas County Transfer Station
872 Airport Rd
(361) 790-0162
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Fee Charged Trash, rubbish, brush Recycle Plastic, Alum Cans, Used Motor Oil & Filter, Paint, Anti-freeze, Scrap metals



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