PORT LAVACA — When Kim Tatum retired as an educator in 2012, she started seeking out ways to pass the time.
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
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.
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.
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