Wednesday, September 24, 2014




Advertise with us

Calhoun County listings

By Victoria Advocate
Aug. 24, 2013 at 3:24 a.m.


Chambers of Commerce

Seadrift Chamber of Commerce

Where: P.O. Box 3, Seadrift

What's offered: Promotion of business, industry, agriculture, and water-use of San Antonio Bay

Information: seadriftchamber.com; President Nan Burnett, 361-237-0406

Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce

Where: 2300 state Highway 35 North, Port Lavaca

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays

What's offered: Visitor's center, tourism information and assistance to business members

Information: Tina Crow, executive director, tina@portlavacatx.org, 361-552-2959, portlavacatx.org

Port O'Connor Chamber of Commerce

Hours: Open by appointment

What's offered: Tourism information, assistance to business members, and community activities

Information: poccc@tisd.net, 361-983-2898, portoconnorchamber.org

Festivals

Seadrift

Shrimpfest

Where: Seadrift's bayfront along Bay Avenue

When: Second weekend in June

Cost: $5 gate fee; kids 6 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Organizer: Chamber of Commerce

Halloween parade

Where: Downtown Seadrift

When: Oct. 31

Cost: Free

Ages: Open to all

Organizer: Chamber of Commerce

Port Lavaca

Flip Flop Labor Day

Where: Bayfront Peninsula

When: Aug. 31

Cost: Free

Organizer: Chamber of Commerce

Information: Contact the Port Lavaca Chamber of Commerce at 361-552-2959

Go Texan

Where: KC Hall

When: April

Cost: Free

Information: Debra Critendon at 361-920-5437

Youth Barrel Racing & Pole Bending Series - Open Exhibitions

Where: Calhoun County Arena, Port Lavaca

When: Last three weekends in June

Cost: Free

Organizer: C/J Performance Horses

Information: Jennifer Starns, jenniferstarns@yahoo.com

Shug Williams Memorial Team Roping

Where: Calhoun County Arena, Port Lavaca

When: July 2014

Cost: Free

Organizer: Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association

Information: Richard Meyer, president of the Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association, 361-920-0800, ccyra@yahoo.net

Calhoun County (Open) Youth Rodeo

Where: Calhoun County Arena, Port Lavaca

When: First weekend in August

Cost: Free

Organizer: Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association

Information: Richard Meyer, president of the Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association, 361-920-0800, ccyra@yahoo.net

Robert Morgenroth Memorial Team Roping

Where: Calhoun County Arena, Port Lavaca

When: Oct. 12

Cost: Free

Organizer: Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association

Information: Richard Meyer, president of the Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association, 361-920-0800, ccyra@yahoo.net

County Fair

Where: Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Port Lavaca

When: Oct. 15-19

Cost: $3 per adult, $1 per student. Tuesday nights are $1 per person, and free for 65 or older on Saturday

Organizer: The Calhoun County Fair Association

Information: calcofair.org

CPRA Pro Rodeo

Where: Calhoun County Arena, Port Lavaca

When: Oct. 18-19

Sponsors: Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association, and Chamber of Commerce

Information: Richard Meyer, president of the Calhoun County Youth Rodeo Association, 361-920-0800, ccyra@yahoo.net, cprarodeo.com, or Chamber of Commerce, 361-552-2959

Monster Bash & Monster Dash 5K Walk & Run (pets welcome)

Where: Calhoun County Air Center

When: Oct. 26

Organizers: Calhoun County Air Center and Chamber of Commerce

Information: Calhoun County Air Center, 361-552-1228

Festival of Lights

Where: Christmas tree lighting, ice skating rink, enchanted forest, night-time parade and Christmas on Main Street.

Downtown Port Lavaca

When: Dec. 3-7

Cost: Free

Sponsor: City of Port Lavaca

Information: Chamber of Commerce, 361-552-2959

Port O'Connor

Kid's Fishing Tournament

Where: King Fisher Beach

When: Memorial Day weekend

Cost: Free

Ages: 3-12

Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce, 361-983-2898

Kite-flying Contest

Where: King Fisher Beach

When: Memorial Day weekend

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce, 361-983-2898

Fourth of July Fireworks

Where: King Fisher Beach

When: Saturday after July 4th

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce, 361-983-2898

Labor Day Beach Bash with Larry Joe Taylor

Where: King Fisher Beach

When: Aug. 31

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Russell Cain Real Estate & Port O'Connor Rentals

Organizer: Chamber of Commerce, 361-983-2898

Lighted Boat Parade

Where: Intracoastal Waterway

When: Dec. 7

Cost: Free

Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce, 361-983-2898

Poco Bueno Fishing Tournament

When: Third week of July

Who: By invitation only

School districts

Calhoun County Independent School District

Where: 525 N. Commerce St., Port Lavaca

Grade levels: Kindergarten -12

Campuses: Three elementary schools, one kindergarten through eighth grade school, one middle school, one alternative school and one high school

Information: calcoisd.org, 361-552-9728

Colleges

Victoria College, Calhoun County Center

Where: 900 N. Virginia St., Port Lavaca

Grade level: Junior college

Specialty: Vocational instruction and two-year degrees

Information: Sherre Clegg, 361-553-4316

Museums

Port Lavaca

Where: Calhoun County Museum

301 S. Ann St.

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday.

Cost: Free

Exhibits: The ship La Belle, 1600s French explorer ship; Old lamp from the Matagorda Island Lighthouse; Native American tools; military history; history of the port of Indianola; old photographs

Information: calhouncountymuseum.org, 361-553-4689

Seadrift

Art Center Seadrift

Where: 601 Broadway St.

Information: Robbie Bess, 361-785-4241

Golf Courses

Port Lavaca

Hatch Bend Country Club

Where: 579 Meadowview Lane

Hours: 7 a.m. until dark, Tuesday through Sunday

Green fees: $8.50 Tuesday and Thursday, $11 Wednesday, $13.50 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Cart fees: $10 each

Information: 361-552-3037

Parks

Port Lavaca

Lighthouse Beach RV Park

Where: 2005 Lighthouse Beach Road

Amenities: RV park, beach with cabanas and tiki umbrellas, lighted fishing pier, bathrooms, tent area, playground, volleyball court, covered pavilion, hike and bike trail, picnic area, barbecue pits, public boat ramp

Size: 66.11 acres

Information: 361-552-5311

Brookhollow Estates Park

Where: 135 E. Harbor Drive

Amenities: Playground, exercise equipment, picnic area

Size: 1 acre

Information: 361-552-3347

City Park, commonly referred to as Tilley Park

Where: 711 Tilley St.

Amenities: Covered pavilion, volleyball court, picnic area with barbecue pits, bathrooms, large open green space, basketball hoops, playground

Size: 10.1 acres

Information: 361-552-3347

George Adams Park

Where: 501 S. Benavides St.

Amenities: Covered pavilion, playground, restrooms, picnic area with barbecue pits, basketball court, large open green space

Information: 361-552-3347

Bayfront Peninsula Park

Where: Commerce and Main streets

Amenities: Lighted fishing pier, public boat ramp, splash pad, playground, restrooms, covered pavilion, fishing available from stepped seawall

Size: 41.32 acres

Information: 361-552-3347

Wilson Field

Where: Seadrift and Jackson streets

Amenities: Softball field, baseball field, concession stand, restrooms, large open area

Size: 101.9 acres

Information: 361-552-3347

Faye Sterling Park

Where: Downtown on Main Street

Amenities: Rest areas

Information: 361-552-3347

Seadrift

A.D. Powers/Bayfront Park

Where: On the bay side of Bay Avenue between Third and 15th streets.

Amenities: Beach volleyball, horseshoes, washers, picnic tables, barbecue pits, two covered pavilions, boat stalls for lease, and a public boat ramp with two boat launches and a dock

Information: seadriftchamber.com, 361-237-0406

Children's Memorial Park

Where: 103 E. Houston St.

Amenities: Playground, skate park, basketball hoops, benches

Information: seadriftchamber.com, 361-237-0406

R.W. Bill Sanders Memorial Park

Where: Near Swan Point, Landing on Swan Point Rd.

Amenities: Boat launch, picnic table, fishing, kayaking, swimming, bird watching.

Information: seadriftchamber.com, 361-237-0406

City Park & Sportsplex

Where: 201 Houston Ave.

Amenities: Playground, three softball fields and concession stand.

Information: seadriftchamber.com, 361-237-0406

Seadrift Native Habitat

Where: Across from the bayfront on Bay Avenue.

Amenities: Picnic tables.

Information: seadriftchamber.com, 361-237-0406

Matagorda Island

Where: Only accessible by boat

Amenities: Migratory birds, white-tailed deer, alligators, salt-water fishing, hunting (in season), birding, picnicking and a lighthouse from 1852.

Information: 979-323-9553

Libraries

Port Lavaca

Calhoun County Library

Where: 200 W. Mahan St.

Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday.

Offers, in addition to books: Fax, online tutorials, computers, printers, audio books, DVDs, free Internet

Information: cclibrary.org, 361-552-7323

Seadrift

Calhoun County Library - Seadrift Branch

Where: 103 W. Dallas Ave.

Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., closed 1- 2 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; noon-6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.

Offers, in addition to books: Fax, computers, printers, copy machine, DVDs, audio books.

Information: cclibrary.org, 361-785-4241

Point Comfort

Calhoun County Library - Point Comfort Branch

Where: 1 Lamar St., Suite 1

Hours: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Offers, in addition to books: DVDs, VHS, audio books, IRS forms, library loan service, reading program, computers, free Internet.

Information: cclibrary.org, 361-987-2954

Port O'Connor

Calhoun County Library - Port O'Connor Branch

Where: 101 Sixth St.

Hours: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1-6 p.m., Wednesday, noon-5 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.

Offers, in addition to books: Fax, computers, printers, copy machine, DVDs, audio books.

Information: cclibrary.org, 361-983-4365

Hospitals

Port Lavaca

Memorial Medical Center

Where: 815 N. Virginia St.

Information: mmcportlavaca.com, 361-552-6713

Fishing holes/lakes/beaches

Port Lavaca

Lighthouse Beach and Bird Sanctuary

Where: 700 Lighthouse Beach Road

Amenities: Beach area, lighted fishing pier, RV park, walkway and boat ramp, pavilion rental, playgrounds, restrooms and shower facilities.

Cost: Daily pass $3, annual pass $15 or $12 for seniors

Information: 361-552-5311

Magnolia Beach

Where: Farm-to-Market Road 2760 and Margie Tewmey Road

Amenities: Cottages, camping, picnic areas, public restrooms, historical markers, fishing, swimming, boating and kayaking.

Cost: Free

Indianola Fishing Marina

Where: 8 Bell St.

Amenities: Fishing piers, small restaurant, RVs to rent, RV hookups, bait and tackle, lighted fish cleaning area, large waterfront seating area, live music on holiday weekends, handicap-accessible fishing and restrooms, dump station available for renters only, kayak rentals.

Cost: Varies for rentals

Information: indianolafishingmarina.com,

361-552-5350

Calhoun County Demographics

SHARE

Comments


THE LATEST

Powered By AdvocateDigitalMedia