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IN THE CROSSROADS
Calhoun County is a coastal county on the mid-Texas coast where U.S. Highway 87 begins and the Guadalupe River ends. Organized in 1846, Calhoun County consists of 540 square miles. It is bordered from the southwest to the southeast by major inland bays and the Gulf of Mexico with more than 560 miles of coastline. — calhouncotex.org
The West Side Calhoun County Navigation District wants the public to help decide how to best use a 70-acre tract of land in Port O’Connor that it recently purchased to preserve and expand public access to Texas waters.
A Calhoun County grand jury has chosen to not indict a Corpus Christi man accused of killing a toddler with his pickup in a Port Lavaca parking lot last year.
PORT LAVACA—Just off SH 35, the fishing pier at Lighthouse Beach Park is nearing the end of a highly anticipated reconstruction process.
A softball field in Port Lavaca sustained about $2,000 in damage after a pickup truck drove in circles around the infield and outfield early Monday morning, forcing the cancellation of Little League games.
PORT LAVACA — Caleb Kwi’s grandfather endured hardship in a Japanese labor camp during World War II, and his parents left Southeast Asia decades ago, seeking a new life in the United States. Now a senior at Calhoun High School, Kwi has enrolled at The U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the…
King Fisher Beach could soon have more room to relax and play on as the result of a grant the Texas General Land Office allocated to Calhoun County.
POINT COMFORT — More than a dozen environmental activists in kayaks kicked off from the shoreline and into Lavaca Bay Sunday morning as part of a demonstration against oil exports and plans to deepen and widen the Matagorda Ship Channel.
The Calhoun Port Authority held a special meeting Wednesday to authorize advertising for bids for qualified banks interested in serving as the depository for Port funds.
As the month of May rolls in, many Port Lavaca residents will be working to clean up, spruce up and beautify their homes and community as part of the city’s beautification event, “Sweep into Spring...and Make Room for Summer,” slated for April 30 and May 1, according to a news release.
A leak on a major Port Lavaca water transmission line was fixed by about 3 p.m. Tuesday, allowing officials to give residents the all clear on water usage.
PORT LAVACA—The parking lot filled up early at the Calhoun County Extension Office Thursday evening.
After returning from closed session at a Wednesday meeting, the Calhoun Port Authority’s board of directors approved an agreement with Max Midstream Texas that gives the oil exportation company exclusive rights to sell bunker fuels at the port.
PORT ALTO—At her home on the south side of Port Alto, Linda Busby has a manila folder of newspaper notices and records about a proposed RV park that has sparked a lot of concern in the rural, bayfront community.
PORT LAVACA — Officials in Port Lavaca have been hard at work getting the city prepared for hurricane season. What they didn’t expect was to have to execute a full-blown disaster plan in mid-February. But that’s exactly what last month’s prolonged freezes and outages demanded.
A Houston man arrested after a July Port O’Connor boat crash that killed one and injured four had a blood alcohol content above the state’s legal limit, according to court records.
Last week, as severe and lasting freezes overwhelmed the state’s electrical grid, 4 million Texans were left without power and 12 million faced disruptions to their water systems. In the Crossroads, tens of thousands lost power and boil water notices were issued in 12 cities and towns. Resid…
We are featuring stories from four towns — Goliad, Woodsboro, Yorktown and Seadrift — that exemplify the compassion and resilience demonstrated by those who helped their neighbors endure one of the hardest winter weeks Texas has faced. Here is our story on Seadrift. Links to the other three …
The winter weather that continues to wreak havoc on Texas’s power and water infrastructure has led to the largest cold-stunning event for sea turtles ever recorded in the United States.
Due to the winter storm warning forecasted for Tuesday night, we have decided to print an early edition for Wednesday, Feb. 17th. We just received word that as of now, U.S. 77 and I-37 going into Corpus Christi, where we print the Victoria Advocate, has been reopened to traffic. Unless this …
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the cities of Yorktown and Port Lavaca to issue a boil water notices Tuesday for all customers due to low distribution pressure.
Due to extreme weather conditions throughout the state of Texas causing dangerous roadways due to ice, the Victoria Advocate will only publish a digital edition on Tuesday, Feb. 16. There will not be a printed newspaper.
The day this appears in print, it will have been just over a year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in Texas. Now, with the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines being distributed throughout the Crossroads, the end of the pandemic is finally in sight.
Seven months after a boat crash that killed one and injured four in Port O’Connor, authorities have not provided much new information after an arrest was made in the case last week.
Saltwater fishing along parts of Texas’ coasts is not permitted starting midnight Monday through 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
A Port Lavaca smoke shop owner arrested on drug charges retained legal counsel Thursday after cannabis products sold in the shop were seized by police.
A man arrested in regard to a July Port O’Connor boat crash that killed one and injured four will go before a grand jury in a matter of months, said Calhoun County’s district attorney.
A man was arrested and charged Tuesday in connection with a July boat crash that killed one and injured four others near Port O’Connor, authorities said.
A Port Lavaca smoke shop owner says the cannabis products she was selling were legal after police searched her business and arrested an employee Tuesday.
POINT COMFORT—The Calhoun Port Authority plans to give Max Midstream Texas exclusive rights to sell bunker fuels to all users of the port, according to a memorandum of understanding port board members swiftly approved Wednesday.
While Seadrift residents enjoyed a 60-degree day on Inauguration Day, Sgt. Mike Henry and eight other local law enforcement members weathered sub-freezing temperatures and rain in the nation’s capital.
Part of Farm-to-Market Road 616 remained closed Monday in Jackson County while the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality worked to remediate spills caused by a train collision.
A 53-year-old Houston man was killed Sunday afternoon in a crash about 12 miles outside of Port Lavaca on Farm-to-Market Road 1289 in Calhoun County.
After months of deliberation, the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust announced Friday that nine coastal environmental projects from six entities were selected to receive a total of $3.2 million in funding from the trust.
POINT COMFORT — Applications opened Wednesday for three seats on the Calhoun Port Authority‘s board of directors that are up for election.
Victoria resident Ronald Green has attended 13 funerals since March. Seven of those were for family members who died of COVID-19.
High COVID-19 hospitalization rates in the Victoria area triggered an executive order that closes bars and reduces capacity for other businesses effective immediately, per a state spokesperson.
When the Eagle Ford Shale opened, DeWitt County Judge Daryl Fowler knew the influx of drilling equipment would take a heavy toll on the county’s roads. So in 2013, he went to the state legislature to do something about it.
- Blotter: Port Lavaca man arrested, accused of selling synthetic marijuana
- Blotter: Corpus Christi man arrested on drug charges, outstanding warrants
- Victoria Police Department announces retirement, military commission
- Authorities: 2 pursuits in Lavaca County likely connected to human smuggling, trafficking
- New board members sworn in at Calhoun Port Authority
- New section of the City of Victoria's landfill opens
- Victoria County farmer directs donation to Food Bank of the Golden Crescent
- 3 file for a place on the ballot in the District 3 City Council special election
- VISD names elementary teacher of the year
- Tutus and Tennis Shoes to raise money for Victoria Ballet Theatre