- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

ROCKPORT, Texas (AP) - A Texas coastal city has agreed to pay nearly $3 million for some property featuring the community’s iconic bent oak trees.

A Rockport city statement says a purchase agreement was delivered Thursday to a representative of the owners.

City officials did not immediately identify the family that for more than 60 years has owned the property, with oaks facing Little Bay. The area also serves as a rookery. Rockport’s city logo features an image of a wind-swept oak.

The Rockport City Council on Tuesday authorized the purchase. Mayor C.J. Wax says it’s important to conserve the parcel of land for its intrinsic beauty and for residents and visitors to enjoy for generations.

Rockport is 25 miles northeast of Corpus Christi.

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