WOOD HI — As heavy rains pelted Brian Adamek's southeast Victoria County farm in May, and again in June, and again in July, he eventually lost track of how many inches had fallen.
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
PORT O’CONNOR — As his team members rigged bait to their hooks in preparation for their three-day voyage in search of marlin and sailfish, Brett Graham took a moment to take it all in.
PORT O’CONNOR — As 16 kids in kayaks clustered together in the shallows, RJ Shelly pointed toward a sandpiper wandering the shores of Boggy Bayou.
A $110,000 grant was recently awarded to researchers for an independent review of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plans to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel — a project that has triggered environmental and economic concerns among many local residents.
Authorities have identified a man found dead near Port O’Connor after a Sunday night boat crash, authorities said Tuesday.
An inmate in a South Carolina federal prison called in two bomb threats to a business in Port Lavaca Tuesday afternoon, Port Lavaca Police Chief Colin Rangnow said.
Gigi Cheng, a graduate of Calhoun High School and a piano student of Betty Jordan, has earned her high school diploma in music from the National Guild of Piano Teachers, American College of Musicians.
The Crossroads competes on the global stage for businesses to locate major projects in local communities, and the Texas Legislature is switching up how.
POINT COMFORT — Calhoun port officials on Wednesday approved the issuance of $120 million in bonds to Max Midstream Texas to help refinance the construction of dock and wharf facilities as part of a $1 billion project intended to transform the port into a major oil export center.
The Coast Guard rescued six boaters from the water after their vessel capsized Friday morning 8 miles offshore Port O’Connor, according to a news release.
GREEN LAKE — About 13 miles southwest of Port Lavaca, a small land mass on one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in Texas is in critical need of repair.
When Seadrift residents found themselves trapped inside their homes during February’s winter freeze, local police sprang into action.
Multiple game rooms were searched and at least 12 people were arrested on illegal gambling charges during a multiagency operation that spanned four counties, authorities in the region said Thursday.
POINT COMFORT — Pre-dredge sampling and analysis for the project to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel will start within the next few weeks, the Calhoun Port Authority said Tuesday.
PORT O’CONNOR — Watery eyes and well wishes filled the parking lot as service members parted ways Sunday morning, but not for the final time.
Veterans who traveled to the Crossroads from all across the nation donned bright-orange, long-sleeve shirts before hitting Port O’Connor waters on Saturday.
PORT LAVACA - Calhoun County Judge Richard Meyer issued a declaration of emergency in light of the flash flooding experienced by the county on Wednesday.
PORT LAVACA — After the most destructive wildfire in California’s history destroyed their home and restrictive pandemic policies kept their two sons from returning to school, Kimberly and Chase Bowden decided it was time to move to South Texas.
A Corpus Christi man, accused of being intoxicated after fatally striking a toddler with his pickup, had a blood alcohol content below the legal limit, his attorney said Thursday.
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.
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