With weeks to go before the Nov. 6 election, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas has sent letters to 36 counties across Texas that may be in violation of the Voting Rights Act, including Calhoun County, according to an ACLU news release.
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
Formosa Plastics Corp. was recently fined more than $20,000 for not reporting by deadline that it had released contaminants into the air in 2015 and for failing to prevent a similar release the following year.
The rains from a dissipated tropical disturbance might have encouraged people to stay indoors Saturday, but alligators were making their way through flooded ditches.
PORT LAVACA – Residents puzzled this week over why white shrimp weren’t as plentiful in Lavaca Bay this year as they have been in years past.
POINT COMFORT – After interviewing candidates for a maximum of five minutes each behind closed doors, the Calhoun Port Authority appointed a former Alcoa mechanic, Johnny J. Perez, to the board.
Candidates for a vacancy on the Calhoun Port Authority board say they don’t have an opinion on whether former congressman Blake Farenthold should be the port’s lobbyist.
Victoria and its surrounding counties could see up to 2 inches of rain in the next few days, according to a forecast by the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service is predicting hazardous weather for Goliad, Victoria, Calhoun and Refugio counties for the remainder of the week.
Port O’Connor All-American Family Fun Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at King Fisher Beach. The event is hosted by the Port O’Connor Community Service Club. Activities include games, prizes and ice cream provided by the ladies of the club. Bring your own lunch.PORT LAVACA – Calho…
The city of Port Lavaca received a federal grant that its low-income residents can use to either fix or replace homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.