An air quality analyst said a proposed hazardous waste facility at the Port of Victoria appears likely to meet state regulatory standards at a public meeting Thursday.
Conversations about the project to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel will continue at the Lavaca Bay Foundation’s monthly meeting May 20.
Twenty Victoria County residents have filed comments with the state on the EAF dust recycling facility Zinc Resources wants to build at the Port of Victoria. The vast majority of those residents don’t want to see the project move forward.
The Matagorda Bay Foundation and Lavaca Bay Foundation are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess environmental impacts of plans to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Nature Conservancy reported Thursday that Texas’ critically endangered Attwater’s prairie chicken population is at an estimated 178 birds — the highest it has been since 1993.
Texas Game wardens are investigating the slaughter of several alligators that were discovered dead on Sunday evening off Old Seadrift Road in rural Calhoun County.
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.
Concerned Victoria County residents spoke out against the proposed Zinc Resources hazardous waste facility at Monday’s Commissioners Court meeting.
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.
A grassy knoll rises abruptly from the flat stretch of farmland southeast of Victoria. Visually, there’s nothing to suggest that hidden beneath the green swell is all the city’s trash since the landfill opened in the 1980s.
A company that recently canceled plans to build an electric-arc, furnace-dust recycling facility in Live Oak County is now looking to build the $55-$60 million facility at the Port of Victoria.
A magnitude 3.3 earthquake was detected a few miles south of Smiley after midnight Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey.
POINT COMFORT—Diane Wilson parked her truck on the side of SH 35 Wednesday morning with a large sign that read “Stop the dredging. Stop the oil export” in black, bold letters.
PORT COMFORT— Samples of the sediment that will be dredged to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel could be taken as early as May for analysis.
Nearly 150 volunteers removed 1,203 abandoned crab traps from local bays during the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s annual 10-day cleanup period.
ROCKPORT — Two brown pelicans walked around a kiddie pool last Friday in a large outdoor enclosure at Wings Rescue Center. Another rested inside one of the rehab buildings on the wooded property, where he has been undergoing treatment for frostbite, worms and mites since March 1.
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.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Biologist Shannon Grubbs surveyed the sidewalk along a Victoria underpass, collecting dead bat carcasses in a black plastic bag.
Brian McCarthy, a member of Boy Scout Troop 363, was not about to let the weeklong freeze in February interrupt his conservation work in Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir.
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.
Crews started on Wednesday a remedial cleaning process of Dry Creek in Victoria County, which was impacted by a red-dyed diesel spill last week.
The immediate clean-up response to a more than 16,000-gallon diesel spill in Victoria County is expected to conclude Wednesday, an emergency official said.
Tests of some of the water wells in proximity of Dry Creek after a more than 16,000-gallon diesel spill show no impact, an emergency official said Friday.
The clean-up operation at Dry Creek is nearly complete after a more than 16,000-gallon diesel spill was reported earlier this week, an emergency official said Thursday.
Alfred Sierra, 75, and his wife Anita have lived on Old Goliad Road for three decades, but he said this week had been the busiest he has ever seen the rural Victoria County road.
PORT O’CONNOR — The sun was shining when Allan Berger and his wife, Brigid Berger, scanned the shorelines of Espiritu Santo Bay for deserted crab traps Monday morning.
Clean up began Tuesday for spill of a more than 16,000 gallons of red diesel leaked from an oil field frac tank into a Victoria County creek.
Last week’s freezing temperatures caused fish kills along the entire Texas coast although mortalities were primarily reported in bay systems south of Galveston Bay.
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.
Wildlife rescuers with Sea Turtle Inc. and the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife recovered 1,957 cold-stunned green sea turtles Monday along the Texas coast, according to a preliminary report.
Several water line breaks caused by the winter storm in Victoria have left many without water, according to a city news release issued Tuesday.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the cities of Yorktown and Port Lavaca to issue a boil water notices Tuesday for all customers due to low distribution pressure.
State officials said Monday they expect lengthy power outages to last into Tuesday due to insufficient electrical grid supply as a result of the extreme weather.
Concern grew Monday at several agencies working to rescue and rehabilitate cold-stunned sea turtles along the Texas coast as freezing weather conditions restricted recovery efforts.
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.
A longstanding survey of whooping cranes wintering in Texas has been canceled because of COVID-19 health concerns, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday.
After months of deliberation, the Matagorda Bay Mitigation Trust announced Friday that nine coastal environmental projects from six entities were selected to receive a total of $3.2 million in funding from the trust.
POINT COMFORT — The water running through the faucets in Kayla Hall’s home on San Jacinto Street stains almost everything it touches.
Lawmakers filed dozens of bills ahead of the 87th Texas Legislature that could impact the state’s environment, including two that seek to create additional controls for methane emissions from oil and gas production.
Texas Game Wardens in Calhoun and Aransas counties opened more than 70 criminal cases during a four-day operation targeting illegal commercial oyster harvesting.
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