"Charm of the Texas Coast” is the nickname of Rockport-Fulton, about thirty miles northeast of Corpus Christi. The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce has a Volunteer Charmer Program in its office. An old slogan of Rockport is “Toast of the Texas Coast.”
Rockport-Fulton: The Charm of the Texas Coast
We love it here on the Texas Gulf Coast and we want you to know and love it, too.
Rockport is a state of mind as much as it is a place. It’s a place where you can let your cares vanish over the horizon.
A fantastic place to visit, an even better place to live. Come share with us the riches of Texas coastal living.
Handbook of Texas Online
ROCKPORT, TEXAS. Rockport, the county seat of Aransas County, is on State Highway 35 on Live Oak Peninsula between Copano and Aransas bays, thirty miles northeast of Corpus Christi in the southern part of the county. It was named for the rock ledge underlying its shore and was founded just after the Civil Warqv as a cattle slaughtering, packing, and shipping port. William S. Hall built the first packeries in 1865, and in 1866 James M. Doughty and Richard Wood built cattle pens to keep the stock until slaughtering. In 1867 John M. and Thomas H. Mathis joined Doughty, and the partners platted the southern half of town. In 1868 Joseph F. Smith and John H. Wood built a shipping wharf and platted the north half of town.
The population of Rockport grew steadily over the years. In 1914 the town had a reported population of 1,382. By the early 1940s the number of residents had increased to 1,729, and the town had sixty-five businesses. In 1970 the reported population was 3,900, and the businesses numbered 150. In 1980 the population was 3,686, and in 1986 it was estimated at 5,120. The major sources of commerce in Rockport in 1989 remained the fishing and shrimping industries and the tourist trade. Vacationers fish, swim, watch birds, relax, visit the wildlife refuges, and enjoy other attractions like Goose Island, the Fulton Mansion, the annual Rockport Art Festival in July, Seafair in October, and the Rockport Art Center, which provides gallery space for the many artists who live in the area. The town has several historic homes from the cattle-market days, and the Sisters of Schoenstatt Convent (1959) and the Chapel of Our Lady, Star of the Sea (1958), the oldest church in the area, are in nearby Lamar. The restaurant and motel trades also provide much of the city’s commercial life. In 1990 the population was 4,753.
Texas Department of Agriculture - Texas Yes!
Rockport-Fulton, “Charm of the Texas Coast”
Where You’ll Find It:
Gulf Coast Region; sheltered by Aransas Bay; 38 miles from Corpus Christi. (Aransas County)
Texans Who Call This Home:
A must-visit destination offering the Fulton Mansion, Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport Center for the Arts, Goose Island State Park, the 1,000-year-old Big Tree, Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and Texas’ First Blue Wave Beach.
Did You Know:
The area’s windswept oaks - tribrid trees made of three species shaped by the prevailing southeasterly winds - are the most photographed and painted. Rockport has been named “One of the 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.”
Rockport Art Festival, fine art such as pottery, acrylic, watercolor and wood carvings: July
Hummer/Bird Celebration, migration brings hundreds of ruby-throated hummingbirds to the area: September
Rockport Seafair, live entertainment, crab races, vendors, watersports, gumbo cook-offs and more: October
Rockport Festival of Wines, wine tasting, entertainment and food demos: May
Texas Maritime Museum: Featuring the permanent exhibit, “La Salle Odyssey”.
Rockport Center for the Arts
Fun, sun, fishing and more.
Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce Charmer Volunteer Program
About the Charmers”
The Charmers are a non-profit volunteer group for the Rockport-Fulton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Visitor Center.
The Purpose of the Charmer Volunteer Program
The Charmers man the front lobby of the Visitor Center from 9 am to 5 pm (Mon-Fri) and 9 am - 2 pm on Saturday. They assist in promoting the tourism industry and local businesses who are members of the Chamber, and go above and beyond to assist the visitor by:
*Providing each person who walks through the Visitor Center’s door with a friendly greeting and assist with their needs.
*Promoting and assisting with programs of information, education, recreations and development for visitors
*Creating a friendly relation between the citizens of the area and the visitors
Word Mark THE TOAST OF THE COAST! ROCKPORT, TEXAS
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 042. US 100. G & S: Promotion of Tourism and Chamber of Commerce Services. FIRST USE: 19490801. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19690101
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 03.19.24 - Stylized fish, whales, seals, sea lions
03.19.25 - Catfish; Other fish (this section includes basic fish); Piranhas; Salmon; Tuna
03.19.26 - Costumed fish and other sea creatures with human attributes; Costumed sea mammals; Costumed seals
05.01.10 - More than one tree or bush; thicket; group of trees; Thicket
06.03.03 - Ocean; Ripples (multiple waves); Waves, open sea (multiple waves)
09.05.02 - Top hats
26.01.02 - Circles, plain single line; Plain single line circles
26.17.02 - Bands, wavy; Bars, wavy; Lines, wavy; Wavy line(s), band(s) or bar(s)
Serial Number 73235419
Filing Date October 16, 1979
Current Filing Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 23, 1981
Registration Number 1169710
Registration Date September 15, 1981
Owner (REGISTRANT) Rockport Chamber of Commerce, The CORPORATION TEXAS P.O. Box 1055 404 N. Broadway Rockport TEXAS 78382
Attorney of Record Stewart N. Rice
Disclaimer No claim is made to exclusive use of the words “Rockport, Texas” apart from the mark as shown.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date March 25, 1988
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