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LAND FOR SALE IN HISTORIC ROCKPORT TEXAS NEAR COPANO BAY

This website provides information, photos and history of the Rockport area and four available building lots near Copano Bay.

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Welcome to Copano Bay, the Salt Water Fishing Capital of Texas



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I'm Len Kubiak, owner of four adajacent lots near the Copano Bay causeway lighted pier on the Texas coast featuring some of the best salt water fishing in Texas.

And the good news is that I've decided to sell one or more of these gorgeous lots on West Misty Oaks Lane for $10,000.00 per lot.



The map above shows the Texas coast line near Rockport. The Holiday Beach subdivision faces Copano Bay approximately 5 miles northeast of Rockport off Highway 35. The lots are near Aransas Pass and Padre Island and the intercoastal water canal with wonderful fishing, boating and bird watching.



The above satellite view of the Holiday Beach subdivision shows the waterways and water-front homes in the subdivision and development within the subdivision. The property address is 336 N. West Misty Oaks Lane and is located a few hundred yards from the bayfront. Copano Bay State Fishing Pier , located just to the south of the property, has been made a part of a state park with 2500 feet of lighted fishing pier on the north side and 6190 feet of lighted fishing pier on the south side. This causeway is complete with rest rooms and bait and concession stands and represents the largest lighted pier in the US and perhaps even the world.


The lots are located on the north side of West Misty Oak Lane in the Holiday Beach Subdivision (marked with the red star on the above map). Lots 336, 337, 338, and 339 are all available as a group or individually.




This beautiful fishing pier, owned by the residents of Holiday Beach, extends out into Copano Bay for fantastic fishing. The pier was completed in 2006 and is available to Holiday Beach Subdivision residents only. The pier is approximately 300 yards from the lots. At the opposite end of the property is a large swimming pool, also restricted to Holiday Beach residents and their guests.


Copano Bay State Fishing Pier , located just a short walking distance from the property, has been made a part of a state park with 2500 feet of pier on the north side and 6190 feet on the south side.

Park attractions include picnicking, saltwater fishing, boating, and swimming. The pier is equipped with restrooms,concession buildings (fishing supplies, dead and live bait, and a snack bar), a launching ramp, a lighted fishing pier, and fish-cleaning facilities. Fees are charged to those persons fishing. The boat ramp is located adjacent to the south side pier. The park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Note: Due to low visitation, from Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend, the north end of the Causeway Fishing Pier is lighted only on Fridays, Saturdays and Holidays. The south end of the Causeway Fishing Pier is lighted year round.

NEARBY ROCKPORT, A SLEEPY FISHING TOWN OF 10,000

The nearby Rockport area (approximately 5 miles away) has a population of about 10,000, just big enough to have good shopping and small enough to avoid traffic jams or rising taxes!

The Rockport area is well known for its excellent fishing, sailing, birding, shopping, art activities, sight seeing via boat or land, museums and festivals. With its own small airport just 4.5 miles from downtown Rockport, the Aransas County Airport provides fuel, 50 tie down spaces and hangar storage for small aircraft.


73 DEGREES IS THE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE FOR THE ROCKPORT AREA

You don't ever get too hot or cold in Rockport where the average temperature is 73 degrees. The local economy is heavily dependent on the fishing industry.


The beauty of the area is striking.And a bird lover's paradise.
In Rockport, the fishing is good year round. Bay fishing includes fishing for redfish, drum, speckled trout, flounder. Offshore fishing includes shark (Black-Tip, Bull, Hamerhead, Tiger, Mako, Sandbar, Nurse), Grouper, Kingfish, Mackerel, Blue and Whire Marlin, Blue Runners, Sailfish, Red Snapper, Lane Snapper, Tarpon, Yellowfin Tuna, and Bluefin Tuna.

Rockport, Texas, also called the Texas Riviera is a slow paced fishing town where the subtropical climate is perennially mild. Brimming with art galleries and things to do, it's the kind of place where you need not hurry--the beauty is all around you and isn't going anywhere. Rockport-Fulton is a mix of wonderful job opportunities, several housing options, and endless recreational possibilities. "America's Best Places to Retire" recognizes Rockport-Fulton as being among the top retirement spots in the nation.

Rockport-Fulton is also a cultural nucleus of art and history and features numerous galleries, museums and historic homes. Some 200+ artists live in the Rockport area year-round, and the many more who visit seasonally. A stroll down Austin Street gives you a glimpse of the city's artistry and past. Also, Corpus Christi is only 30 miles away, and Rockport's residents can enjoy its many attractions, including the Art Center, the Museum of Science and History, and the symphony.

Rockport real treasure, is its vast recreational opportunities-- from deep-sea fishing to golfing, water skiing, and more fishing. This small town also summons bird watchers from all over the world to visit the famed Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, home of the endangered, migrating whooping crane and other wildlife species. The city's parks are another real draw. Goose Island State Park is the home of the "Big Tree," perhaps the most famous oak tree in the world, estimated to be over 1,000 years old. Padre National Seashore extends southward for 113 miles of secluded natural splendor.

Locals work in everything from the arts, tourism and sport-fishing, outfitting to offshore oil rigging. Others make the half-hour commute to take advantage of Corpus Christi's diverse economy, while enjoying a home in Rockport-Fulton's scenic, laid-back ambience. This lovely little resort town offers a high quality of life in a prime location.

HISTORY OF THE ROCKPORT AREA

1865: Development of Rockport began right after the Civil War as a cattle processing and shipping port.
1867: Col. George Ware Fulton, namesake of Fulton, Texas, returns from Maryland
1870: Rockport incorporated as a town
1871: the year Aransas County was demarked from Refugio County
1880s: boat building and fishing industries develop
1886: The San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway arrives
1890: The First National Bank of Aransas Pass opens - town gets electric lights.
1914: Population 1,382
1919: Hurricane nearly obliterates Rockport
1920s: Shrimp industry develops
1935: Harbors built at Rockport and Fulton
WWII: shipyard established in 1941 built submarine-chasing speedboats.
Present: Fishing, shrimp and tourism remain the town's major economic factors.

HOLIDAY BEACH RESTRICTIONS

That National Resort Properties, Inc., and Copano Land Company, Texas corporations, the owners of Holiday Beach, as shown by the plat thereof duly recorded in the Plat Records of Aransas County, Texas, do hereby acknowledge, declare and adopt the following restrictions, which are hereby impressed on all of said property, and these restrictions and covenants shall run with the land:

1. Except on those lots designated as commercial lots on the aforesaid plat, no building shall be erected or maintained on any lot in said subdivision other than a private residence and a private garage for the sole use of the owner or occupant.

2. No old, used, existing building or structure of any kind and no part of an old, used, existing building, or structure shall be moved onto, placed on, or permitted to remain on any lot. All construction is to be of new material.

3. Each residence shall have a minimum floor area of 500 square feet for off-shore lots and 750 square feet for water-front lots, exclusive of porches, stoops, open or closed carports, patios or garages.

4. No building shall be erected, placed or altered on any lot until the construction plans and specifications and a plan showing the location of the structure have been approved by the Architectural Control Committee as to harmony of external design with existing structures and as to location with respect to topography and finish grade elevation.

5. The Architectural Control Committee is composed of three (3) members appointed by the undersigned for the betterment and improvement of the subdivision.

6. No fence shall be permitted to extend nearer to the street than the minimum set-back line hereinafter provided.

7. No residential structure shall be located nearer to the front lot line than 20 feet, or nearer to the side street line than 10 feet, or nearer to the side lot line than 6 feet. "Side lot line" as used in this paragraph, in respect to any two or more contiguous whole and/or fractional lots owned by (and/or under a contract to be conveyed by National Resort Properties, Inc., and Copano Land Company to) the same person or persons, shall mean each and/or either of the two outermost side lot lines considering said contiguous whole and/or fractional lots as one lot, if the combined width of said contiguous whole and/or fractional lots is at least 50 feet at the widest portion thereof.

8. No animals or birds, other than household pets shall be kept on any lot.

9. No outbuilding or basement erected on any lot shall at any time be used as a dwelling, temporarily or permanently, nor shall any house trailer or shack be placed on any lot, nor shall any residence of a temporary character be permitted.



10. Easements are reserved along and within 6 feet of the front lines and side lines of all lots in this subdivision for the construction and perpetual maintenance of conduits, poles, wires and fixtures for electric lights, telephones, water mains, sanitary and storm sewers, road drains and other public and quasi-public utilities and to trim any trees which at any time may interfere or threaten to interfere with the maintenance of such lines, with right of ingress to and egress from across said premises to employees of said utilities. Subject to the provisions of the next sentence hereof, said easement to also extend along any owner’s front lot line and to the side lines of all lots in case of fractional lots. "Side lines of all lots" as used in this paragraph, in respect to any two or more contiguous whole and/or fractional lots owned by (and/or under a contract to be conveyed by national Resort Properties, Inc., and Copano Land Company to) the same person or persons, shall mean each and/or either of the two outermost side lot lines considering said contiguous whole and or fractional lots as one lot, if the combined width of said contiguous whole and/or fractional lots is at least 50 feet at the widest portion thereof. It is understood and agreed that it shall not be considered a violation of the Provisions of the easement if wires or cables carried by such pole lines pass over some portion of said lots not within the 6 foot wide strip as long as such lines do not hinder the construction of buildings on any lots in this subdivision. 11. No outside toilet or privy shall be erected or maintained in the subdivision. All sanitary plumbing shall conform with the minimum requirements of the Health Department of Aransas County and the State of Texas.

12. An assessment of $10.00 per lot per year shall run against each lot in said subdivision for the maintenance of the park areas designated on the plat of such subdivision. Such assessment shall be and is hereby secured by a lien on each lot respectively and shall be payable to National Resort Properties, Inc., and Copano Land Company beginning one year after the date of the sales contract or deed of conveyance, whichever is sooner, covering each lot in the subdivision, at which date said lien shall conclusively be deemed to have attached, and there shall be no lien securing said assessment until the expiration of said one-year period. Said assessment lien shall be junior and subordinate to any lien which may be placed on any lot or any portion of any lot as security for any interim construction loan and/or any permanent loan for financing improvements on said lot and/or any purchase money loan for any lot on which a dwelling or building complying with these restrictions has theretofore been constructed. National Resort Properties, Inc., and Copano Land company shall have the option at any time of assigning to a third party the right to receive said assessments, whereupon National Resort Properties, Inc., and Copano Land Company shall have no obligation to maintain the park areas.

13. If the owner of any lot in said subdivision, or any other person, shall violate any of the covenants herein, it shall be lawful for any other person or persons owning any real property situated in said subdivision to prosecute any proceedings at law or in equity against the person or persons violating or attempting to violate any such covenant and either to prevent him or them from so doing or to recover damages or other dues for such violation.

14. Invalidation of any one or more of these covenants and restrictions by judgment of any court shall in nowise affect any of the other covenants, restrictions and provisions herein contained, which shall remain in full force and effect.

EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE RESTRICTIONS

Note: In addition to the above restrictions, the following paragraph is included under number 10 of the subdivision restrictions under the below listed sections:

The undersigned and/or their assigns may, on any lot and/or lots, construct, maintain, use, and allow to be used by others, parks, swimming pools, playgrounds, community center buildings, and the like. The undersigned and/or their designees may, upon any part of any lot and/or lots, erect, maintain, operate and use, water wells and related pumping, storage, operations, and maintenance facilities, and numbered paragraph 2 hereof shall not apply thereto."

2. No old, used, existing building or structure of any kind and no part of an old, used, existing building, or structure shall be moved onto, placed on, or permitted to remain on any lot. All construction is to be of new material.





Thanks, and give me a call if interested.
Len Kubiak




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AREA MAP


HISTORY OF THE ROCKPORT AREA

Rockport was established in 1867 as a shipping point for wool, hides, bones and tallow. In 1871, Rockport was named the county seat of Aransas County. The nearby town of Fulton was settled in 1866 and named for George Ware Fulton, who built a French Second Empire style house in the mid - 1870's just north of Rockport.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

The nearby Aransas National Wildlife Refuge serves as the wintering grounds for near extinct whooping crane. The refuge is located on a broad peninsula about 12 miles across the bay northeast of Rockport. Administered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as refuge for protection and management of various species of wildlife inhabiting this coastal area. Some 30 species of birds - Canada geese, pintail and baldpate ducks, sandhill cranes, many more have been recorded. Other inhabitants include white - tailed deer, javelinas and raccoon. Sight - seeing, nature observation, hiking and photography permitted along designated public - use roads, trails and at observation towers; also picnic areas. Most rewarding time to visit wildlife is between Nov. through Mar., when greatest numbers of species are at refuge (including whoopers). Refuge is open daylight hours. Wildlife Interpretive Center features mounted specimens, slide show on whooping cranes, literature.

One of the best ways to view wildlife, especially whoopers, is from boats in the Intercoastal Canal. From early November through early April, boats from the Rockport Yacht basin and Sandollar marina cruise past tidal flats and salt marshes (where many species may be seen) into the whoopers' habitat. Fares vary.


Bird Garden and Wetlands Pond

Community project to promote understanding of functions and values of plants as a natural resource worthy of protection and survival, and to promote development of low - cost, low - maintenance landscapes that provide food for birds, in particular, hummingbirds. Great place to picnic. In Texas Department of Transportation's rest areas on the east side of Texas 35 N. in Rockport.

Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary

Trails designed to protect the wildlife habitat lead the nature lover to select spots where they most likely might see resident and Neotropical migrant birds. Self guided tours on property where renowned Texas bird - watcher Connie Hagar lived and learned from her feathered friends. Open sunrise to sunset. At First and Church Sts.

Copano Bay Causeway State Park

Former highway causeway across bay north of Rockport (replaced by a modern span); now excellent fishing piers administered by Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept. Piers extend from north and south sides (not connected); total length of both over mile and a half. Concessions on both sides provide tackle, bait, food; public boat ramp south side. Near the present Texas 35 causeway. Modest fee.

Fishing

Jetty sheltering Rockport Yacht basin is popular spot for bay fishing; dawn hours generally most productive. Many hotels and motels on the bayfront maintain private fishing piers for guests. Depending on the season of the year and proverbial luck, catches may include redfish, sand and speckled trout, croaker, sheepshead, flounder and drum. Group boat day fishing available at yacht basin. Offshore species may include tarpon, sailfish, marlin, ling, wahoo, king mackerel, bonito, pompano, red snapper, warsaw, grouper and others. Public fishing piers are the Fulton Harbor Pier and public piers at north and south end of Rockport Beach Park. Make navigating shallow bay waters a fun experience by chartering a fishing trip. Choose from an array of some 30 professional fishing guides.

Fulton Mansion State Historical Structure

Completed in 1876, the ornate four story house was a showplace of its time. Included many innovations: central air conditioning, forced air heating, hot and cold running water. Fulton Mansion remained in private hands until 1976, when the state purchased the 2.3-acre site. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and was restored in 1983. It is maintained as a museum by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Grounds and facilities available for weddings, portraits and reunions. Fulton Beach Rd. Just South of Fulton. Admission.

Goose Island State Park

307 acres on peninsula between Copano and St. Charles Bays. Rest rooms, showers, picnic sites, open shelters, children's play area, fishing pier, fish cleaning table, boat ramp.

Tent and trailer camping permitted; unsupervised bay swimming beach. Site of "Big Tree," an immense live oak certified as largest in Texas, estimated 1,000 years old. About 12 miles north of Rockport; Texas 35, Park Rd. 13. Admission.


Paws and Taws Recreation Hall

Waterfront facility offering square dances, arts and craft shows, and other activities for winter visitors and area residents. On Fulton Beach Rd. in Fulton.


Rockport Center for the Arts

Restored 19th century Bruhl - O'Connor home redesigned to house studio classrooms and gallery display areas.


Texas Maritime Museum

This museum features the rich maritime heritage of Texas from Spanish exploration to the search for offshore oil and gas. With changing exhibits, interactive displays and educational public programming, visitors experience how Texas has reliedied on the sea. Located across form picturesque Rockport Harbor. Near center of Rockport on Texas 35.



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Liberty Hill, Williamson County, Texas Home Page
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Governor John Conally
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General Santa Anna
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HISTORY OF TRANSPORTATION
History of Trains in Texas


INDIAN RELEATED HISTORY
Indian Treaty Signed With the Comanches, Kiowas, and Apaches in 1867
The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker.
History of the Tarahumara Indians, a primitive tribe living in modern times.

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Another true life tale of life in Early-Day texas
History of the Cowboy and Cattle Drives in Early-Day texas
History of The Western Stagecoach
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History of the Hesston Belt Buckle.







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