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PLACEDO — Last Thursday, Tanya Enriquez watched as a week’s worth of rain turned her yard into a small pond. Along with a half dozen neighbors, Enriquez lives in small valley sandwiched between the railroad tracks behind her and U.S. 87 in front. It doesn’t take much rain to fill her yard wi…

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved fines at its Wednesday meeting for environmental violations at local facilities, including an oil and gas operation in Lavaca County and two wastewater treatment plants in Victoria County.

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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.

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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.

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Victoria County Commissioners Court voted Monday to establish a 700-acre area at the Port of Victoria as a reinvestment zone, allowing for possible future tax abatements in the area, despite concerns raised by several residents.

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A sprawling mound of trash lies next to a compactor at the city of Victoria’s recycling center Thursday. Flies hover above it. In the pile are recyclables like cardboard and plastic bottles, but there’s also an overwhelming amount of nonrecyclable items — plastic foam, a carpet, a hose, mult…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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