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Texas A&M System helps Rockport recover after Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 5:31 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 18:41:47-04

Rockport is one of only two cities that received a grant from the Texas A&M System.

The grant is called the “Texas Target Communities” (TTC) grant. The goal of the TTC grant is to provide a comprehensive 20-year plan to improve Rockport’s social and economic infrastructure after being hit by Hurricane Harvey.

For the last year, various schools within the A&M System have been working closely with the community there including TAMUCC, who has been working with Rockport-Fulton High School students.

Amanda Torres, Rockport’s community planner, said: “It’s important for us to look at how we want our community to grow in the next 20 years, especially with that memory so fresh in our minds.”

The final comprehensive plan workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Aransas County Navigation District Office.

Once the results are introduced to the city and council, they will decide whether or not to approve the findings.