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Rockport-Fulton (Texas) returns to the field on an emotional night after Hurricane Harvey

SINTON — Stephen Meith was standing outside of the west end zone at Pirate Stadium on Friday with a wide grin on his face.
Meith, who is the father of Rockport-Fulton center Evan Meith, has endured the hardships that have come with Hurricane Harvey barreling through the area two weeks ago with a damaged house and his family living in one room without power.
He was hoping for power to return Friday night. But even if it didn’t return, watching the players from Rockport-Fulton run onto the field for warm-ups and later for their first game of the season against Sinton, it brought a sense that life is returning to normal. Or as normal as can be expected in a town that still has large areas without power and water, and a community trying to rebuild after one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit Texas’ shores