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A mass of dust particles from the Sahara in northern Africa has migrated across the Atlantic Ocean and over to the Crossroads this week.

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A rare turtle hatching was discovered on Monday at Magnolia Beach near Matagorda Bay. Calhoun County maintenance workers and local scientists ensured that the hatchlings reached the bay's waters safely. 

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While fishing with his father, Richard Garcia Jr. caught a leopard redfish, a rare fish with hundreds of dark spots along its body.

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Emergency management officials and first responders from across the Crossroads gathered Thursday at the Victoria Community Center for the 2022 Mid Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference. There they would hear how the state is providing additional resources to local emergency management officials to better prepare them for the next disaster.

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One-hundred-sixty community members helped clean up Silver City Saturday, officials said Tuesday.

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As part of a sweeping announcement detailing strategies to crack down on toxic industrial air pollution, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week it was moving to formally reject Texas’ less protective standard for the potent carcinogen ethylene oxide and stick with its o…

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Lavaca Bay Foundation will meet Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. in the Bauer Exhibit Building, 186 Henry Barber Way in Port Lavaca. Michael Schramm from the Texas Water Resources Institute will discuss water quality projects in the Lavaca River, which feeds Lavaca Bay. Everyone is welcome.

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The final 1,360 acres of Powderhorn Ranch have been donated to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, completing the transfer of the 17,351-acre Calhoun County property, which is one of the last tracts of unspoiled coastal prairie in the state, into public hands.

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ROCKPORT — As the sun set behind him, Capt. James Parbst stood with a handful of others at the St. Charles Bay boat launch Thursday evening, waiting for their customers to arrive. Friends for years, they passed the time inspecting each other’s boats, bemoaning the lack of some supplies on st…

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If you’ve frequented popular fish cleaning stations in Calhoun County in recent weeks, there is a good chance you were approached by friendly researchers asking to sample your catch.

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As a boy, Bard Letsinger spent afternoons sitting on his grandfather’s back porch in northern Louisiana, watching hummingbirds flutter about.

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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.

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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.

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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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