The Region 3 Education Service Center Board of Directors will have two places to fill in the upcoming election.
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
Gigi Cheng, a 2021 graduate of Calhoun High School and currently a freshman at Texas Tech, has been named a recipient of one of the National Guild of Piano Teachers $200 scholarships.
This year marks three decades since the death of Olivia Johnson’s 17-year-old daughter. She’d be 48 if she were still here.
PORT LAVACA — A couple of years ago, Veronica Koliba and her husband Kevin were driving through Fredericksburg one December weekend when they stumbled across a banner advertising a show with “hundreds of Nativities.”
After last year’s event was canceled, Port Lavaca will host the 18th annual Tree of Angels ceremony in remembrance of victims of violent crime on Dec. 11.
Veronica and Kevin Koliba are hosting the second annual Nativity exhibit at an event at Red Barn, 3187 SH 35 in Port Lavaca, on Dec. 3 from 6-9 p.m. and Dec. 4-5 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
POINT COMFORT — On Thursday afternoon, Seadrift environmental activist Diane Wilson rummaged in the mud along the banks of Cox Creek in Point Comfort and dug up a handful of dirt sprinkled with small plastic pellets.
SEADRIFT — Hours before Bubba’s Cajun Style Seafood opened its doors to the public Saturday morning, dozens of vehicles filled the small, gravel parking lot.
At least a dozen scrapbooks were spread out in 86-year-old Connie Ramirez’s bedroom. It was just a fraction of the 32 books she’s currently working on for student athletes from Port Lavaca’s Calhoun High School, and an even smaller portion of the 89 books she’ll have completed by the end of …
The final 1,360 acres of Powderhorn Ranch have been donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, completing the transfer of the 17,351-acre Calhoun County property, which is one of the last tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in the state, into public hands.
Local advocates asked a key federal official Friday to conduct another study of the planned $1-billion expansion of the Matagorda ship channel after a review by researchers at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi found the Army Corps of Engineers underestimated the project’s potential environmental impact.
Small businesses in the Coastal Bend region looking to purchase new equipment, machinery, commercial vehicles or even real estate can get help with their purchases through a loan program offered by LiftFund, in partnership with the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
PORT LAVACA — A year and a half ago, Kelli Nevarez was teaching first graders at HJM Elementary School.
MISSION VALLEY — Smiling Mission Valley Elementary School students waved as they enjoyed a hay ride on the back of a tractor on campus. Elsewhere, students danced, churned their own butter and learned to make sweet treats.
Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Altar Society will host its annual turkey and dressing dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at St. Jude Hall, 300 W. Austin St., across from OLG Catholic Church in Port Lavaca, according to a news release.
Riverside Park and roads on the southwest edge of downtown were flooded Monday as the Guadalupe River approached a crest of 30 feet for the first time since Hurricane Harvey.
On Oct. 15, Victoria Crime Stoppers received information that Nicholas Moore was incarcerated at the Calhoun County Jail. This was verified and the investigating agency was notified that Moore had been arrested.
PORT LAVACA — When Kim Tatum retired as an educator in 2012, she started seeking out ways to pass the time.
Point Comfort – Officials at the Port of Calhoun approved contracts with two consultants for services related to the planned widening and deepening of the Matagorda Ship Channel at their Wednesday meeting.
One person was killed Sunday night when a motorcyclist hit a deer on SH 185 in Calhoun County, said Sgt. Ruben San Miguel of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
General Land Office officials are investigating a shrimp boat that exploded while docked near Seadrift in the predawn hours of Saturday.
Calhoun County school district officials are investigating a report of bullying at Jackson Roosevelt Elementary, according to a statement issued Thursday.
PORT O’CONNOR — Whitney Curry and her husband, Bryan, pulled up to the docks with a twisted 10-foot metal boat railing wedged along the side of their boat. Affixed to the railing was a charred beer keg that had been converted into a pit smoker.
PORT LAVACA — Most days after trawling the bays and channels around Port Lavaca and his hometown of Seadrift, Jose Martinez brings in about 200 to 300 pounds of shrimp, which the longtime fisherman said is barely enough to make a living.
Tropical Storm Nicholas, which briefly became a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Sargent, left most of Matagorda County without power Tuesday morning.
PORT LAVACA — The whirring of cordless drills filled the air in downtown Port Lavaca Monday morning as maintenance workers fastened boards across the doors and windows of local businesses.
POINT COMFORT — About 10 fishermen attended the Calhoun Port Authority’s public meeting on Wednesday morning to demonstrate their opposition to the planned dredging of the Matagorda Ship Channel.
PORT LAVACA — On Friday morning, as two respiratory therapists stood by a patient’s bedside in the ICU at Memorial Medical Center in Port Lavaca, nurse Maria Longoria dialed hospitals statewide in search for an open bed. For six days, the hospital had been trying to transfer the patient, who…
Joseph L. Galloway, a Refugio native who is well known as a foreign correspondent and co-author of a best-selling book that was turned into a critically-acclaimed 2002 film, died Wednesday at the age of 79 in Concord, N.C.
PORT LAVACA — As members of Zaylen Gonzalez’s family placed roses into the water and watched them drift away, his brother Noah Rodriguez, 6, held a giraffe stuffed animal tightly to his chest.
In the last opportunity for the public to comment on Max Midstream Texas’ application for an air permit, many attendees questioned the regulatory agency about the permitting process at a Tuesday hearing.
Coast Guard personnel were dispatched to a collision involving two fishing vessels near Port O’Connor Monday night.
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.
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.
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