PALACIOS — As other Texans fixed busted pipes and paid off electric bills after February’s freeze, Shane Nicaud had to bury 1.5 million pounds of dead farm-raised redfish into the ground.
Unit 2 of the South Texas Project nuclear plant in Matagorda County began a scheduled outage Saturday for refueling and maintenance purposes, according to a news release from STP Nuclear Operating Co.
One thousand five hundred doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are being administered at the Matagorda County fairgrounds on Friday. Anyone age 65 and older is eligible, according to a spokesman with the Texas Department of Emergency Management, which is operating the clinic.
Both nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project in Matagorda County in Matagorda County are operating. One of the two was at 81% as of 1:30 p.m. Thursday and the other was at full capacity, said Victor Dricks, senior public affairs officer with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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 …
Operators of at a Bay City nuclear power station have restarted the Unit 1 reactor, which is currently at about 5% capacity as of Wednesday afternoon, said Victor Dricks, senior public affairs officer with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
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.
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.
Due to high hospitalization levels, bars in Matagorda and Wharton counties are required to close and businesses that were operating at 75% capacity must reduce capacity to 50%.
As COVID-19 case numbers rise again in the Crossroads, Refugio and Matagorda counties are offering free testing sites this week.
Health care workers at Matagorda Regional Medical Center have met weekly since the early days of the pandemic to discuss treatments, plan staffing and coordinate with local officials.
On 45 acres where a distillery may have once stood, retired Col. Stephen Mitchell and his business partner Rick Elliott are opening Matagorda Bay Distillery between Bay City and the Texas coast.
Even with only four known active cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, Matagorda County is still making free testing widely available.
Many Crossroads cancellations and closures have been announced for Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Beta. To add your organization’s changes to the list, email email@example.com.
BAY CITY — Nurse Practitioner Katie Gilbert works 60 hours Monday through Friday, splitting her time between the LyondellBasell plastics plant and a family clinic run by the Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program.
BAY CITY — Dr. Fabricio Zuniga had called 15 hospitals but he still couldn’t find an empty bed. A COVID-19 patient in the emergency department was in critical condition and needed to be transferred to the intensive care unit, but the six-bed ICU was full.
Four people nearly drowned Friday while swimming near Matagorda County beaches because of strong rip currents in the water, local officials said.
The Victoria County Office of Emergency Management reported one death Sunday related to COVID-19, according to a news release from the county.
Two more Victoria County residents with COVID-19 have died, including a man in his 30s, the youngest victim to date in the county.
Seven Crossroads residents with COVID-19 have died in recent days as the respiratory disease continues to spread throughout the region. Also, the number of hospitalized patients continues to climb.
For Victoria taxi companies, face coverings are key to not only the health of their employees and customers but also their businesses.
The coronavirus is so widespread in Victoria that just being in a crowd of people without a mask is enough to consider yourself exposed to the virus, the county’s top health official said Tuesday.
Victoria County Health Department officials said 49 new cases of COVID-19 developed during the weekend, 35 of which were reported Sunday.
Victoria County saw its highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day Wednesday with 14 new cases of the disease reported.
The number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 is still increasing in Victoria County but not nearly as fast as it was about a month ago.
As more businesses open their doors to customers and restrictions are relaxed, Victoria residents have repeatedly asked their top health official variations of the same question: What’s going to happen next?
As the state continues to slowly reopen in phases, COVID-19 testing continues. But for some local counties, the turnaround for results is lagging.
As businesses reopened and drive-by celebrations were held in the region on Saturday, a spokesman for Formosa Plastics Corp. confirmed that a total of 15 employees and contract workers at its Point Comfort plant have tested positive for COVID-19.
Residents in five local counties were able to get free COVID-19 tests this week through the Texas National Guard, which started operating drive-thru collection sites Tuesday.
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