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…
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
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 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 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 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.
Texas Game Wardens in Calhoun and Aransas counties opened more than 70 criminal cases during a four-day operation targeting illegal commercial oyster harvesting.
A man was in critical condition after a rollover crash on Farm-to-Market Road 1090 near Six Mile Community Wednesday, authorities said.
PORT LAVACA — For the past four or five years, Mark Hernandez, 48, has spent almost every weekend on the pier at Indianola Fishing Marina.
Apprentices gathered at Mid Coast Construction Academy Monday evening for another electrical training class. With more training under their belts, both workers and the city’s economy are better prepared for forward momentum.
Although nationwide numbers project a serious shortfall in childhood vaccinations because of the pandemic, local physicians are optimistic that kids haven’t gotten too far behind on their vaccination schedules.
A nativity scene carefully placed in one’s home during the Christmas holidays often conjures up warm and fuzzy feelings of gratitude for the birth of Christ.
Gather along the Intracoastal Canal in Port O'Connor at nightfall on Dec. 5 for a shining display of holiday spirit at the coastal community's annual lighted boat parade.
Port Lavaca’s hospital will be able to treat hundreds of patients a month who require drugs that are delivered via an IV infusion, as part of a partnership with Community Infusion Solutions.
POINT COMFORT — The Calhoun County Navigation Industrial Development Authority approved issuing millions in revenue bonds to Max Midstream Texas at a meeting on Wednesday.
The Texas Water Development Board approved a $6 million loan on Thursday for the Port O’Connor Improvement District to expand its use of local groundwater.
This has been a turbulent year for most cities in the Crossroads, but Port Lavaca’s 2020 has been especially tumultuous.
The Calhoun County Commissioners Court approved a 10-year tax abatement for a new $120 million project at one of Formosa Plastics’ production facilities in Point Comfort during its Wednesday meeting.
PORT LAVACA — Eddie Tyler watched a flock of seagulls circling off Lighthouse Beach in Port Lavaca about 20 feet from a line of wooden pilings running parallel to the Lavaca Bay Causeway.
POINT COMFORT — The Calhoun Port Authority is “pushing hard” for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release a jetties deficiency report they need in order to have a chance at U.S. Congress approving the Matagorda Ship Channel Improvement Project by the end of the year.
The first day of early voting in Texas drew long lines to polling sites in Victoria and Port Lavaca as voters and poll workers adjusted to new pandemic protocols.
If you’ve basked in the air conditioning of a Port Lavaca building on a hot summer day, there’s a pretty good chance you have Henry Lee Hayes to thank.
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- More than 500 grams of meth seized during traffic stop, authorities say
- Police say 4-5 men involved in Victoria shooting, no arrests made
- 4,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine allocated to Crossroads providers
- Blotter: Victoria man charged with escaping custody, driving while intoxicated
- Severe weather causes fish kills along Texas coast
- Victoria nuns receive vaccine during fire department's home visitation clinic
- Faith Academy pulls away from Allen Academy
- El Campo's Owens continues running toward future
- UPDATED: Woman shot in Victoria neighborhood, police say