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Rockport working hard to accommodate annual events

Posted: 5:47 PM, Sep 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-05 19:48:07-04

It’s been a long road for the businesses in Rockport hit hard by Hurricane Harvey.

Some hotels and shops are open. Some are not.

“We for the last year have been rebuilding. We have had a lot of help from the community. A lot of help from the state. The governor has been great and a lot of national help as well,” said Aransas County Commissioner Brian Olsen.

But make no mistake about it, Rockport has a long way to go and one of the challenges in finding rooms for the annual conventions and events that come to town.

But the Chamber of Rockport worked hard in getting the Warriors Weekend back and the injured veterans are checking in today.

“There were very small obstacles to overcome. For instance lodging. We’ve always used an other hotel here. And just like like everyone else they are trying to rebuild but other hotels stepped up we we were good to go. We have plenty of rooms,” said Warrior Weekend event organizer Dian Denker-Patterson.

And the veterans love it too.

We can relate to each other. TelL stories some have phenomenal stories where they were in Iraq and Afghanistan where they weren’t and how they are living their lives now,” said Veteran Jason March.