As a part-time resident of Rockport, a coastal Texas city just northeast of Corpus Christi, country star George Strait wants to give back to the community he loves by promoting tourism to the area. According to the Associated Press and MySA.com, Strait will work with the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce tourism campaign on radio and TV commercials that will broadcast to several Texas cities and their surrounding areas like San Antonio, Austin and New Braunfels.
Officials and the King of Country hope that the new tourism campaign will draw visitors from the Texas Hill Country who perhaps haven't seen the coast since Hurricane Harvey hit in late August last year. Images of depressing gray skies over completely torn apart homes and businesses still linger in the heads of Texans who watched coverage of Harvey's devastation.
Rockport-Fulton endured the eye of Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm with over 130 mph winds. They saw the eyewall pass over them two times with the violent spiraling winds that easily uprooted trees and tore off roofs.
Strait visited alongside Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in September 2017 to raise morale and awareness about the area, and now he hopes one of his most beloved places in the world can be seen in a new light through the "Come Back" radio spots and TV campaign.
"Hello everybody. This is George Strait, and I've traveled all over yet there's no place I'd rather be than right here in Texas," Strait says in the recovery campaign. "One of my favorite places is the Rockport-Fulton area on the coast. Every time I cross over the Copano Bridge to see that beautiful bay, it feels like home. I hope you find yourself in Rockport, Texas soon."
The commercials will begin airing on June 18, so those hoping to get a jump on making reservations to stay in the coastal area should act soon.
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