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Rebuilding Rockport one step at a time

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It's only been six months since hurricane Harvey slammed the Rockport-Fulton area. 

But there are still plenty of signs of the storm's fury everywhere. But there are also lots of signs of recovery and the annual Fulton Oysterfest this weekend was a big one. 

Tourism has long been a critical ingredient to Fulton's economic well-being. For nearly four decades, the Fulton Oysterfest has been bringing tourists to the town for food, live music, and shopping.

This year's impact was especially significant as the community continues to rebuild after hurricane Harvey.

Twyla White, a resident of Rockport, said,"I think our people are up. They're struggling, but they're up, and they're getting stronger. They're really working hard."

Meanwhile, officials at the Chamber of Commerce were excited but not surprised to see thousands coming to support the relief efforts.

Paula Hollingworth says,"We've seen them from Florida, our neighbors in Corpus Christi, Victoria, Austin, Seguin, Llano. They're coming from every part of the country.

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