The San Antonio River Authority’s board of directors adopted a $374.4 million budget on Wednesday for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Some of Miranda Zepeda’s most cherished memories from growing up in Victoria include walking along the duck pond at Riverside Park.
Texas’ wintering whooping crane population did not experience a detectable growth last winter, but the endangered birds did expand into new territories.
The fast approaching Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be busier than usual, according to an outlook released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center.
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and stakeholders have developed a plan to improve water quality in the upper half of Carancahua Bay.
A Goliad County couple reached an understanding with state transportation officials to preserve live oak trees near their property.
As Spirit and Carmen prowl through the grass, slyly eyeing a 9-pound deer leg, they remain vigilant, choosing not to pounce on their food until long after the nearby humans are gone.
Formosa’s Point Comfort facility is the subject of a documentary in the new season of Netflix’s “Dirty Money,” premiering worldwide Wednesday.
Coastal fisheries staff with Texas Parks and Wildlife will be in Port Lavaca Tuesday evening to get input on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations.
PLACEDO – Kathy Moses sat in the volunteer fire department on a recent morning, grasping a plastic water bottle with both hands.
SEADRIFT – John Pistone and RJ Shelly scanned the shoreline for abandoned crab traps Monday morning on a mirror-slick upper Hynes Bay.
Texas will soon have its own stake in the U.S. multimillion dollar oyster farming industry, and residents are eager to get the program started along the coastline where the critical species is in an alarming decline.
AUSTWELL – Tourists flock to the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge during the winter to catch a glimpse of the whooping cranes, but this year a nesting pair of bald eagles is also drawing bird lovers in.
The state found Union Carbide Corporation’s Seadrift facility in violation of its discharge permits for letting plastic pellets and other solids seep into the Victoria Barge Canal.
Oysters do a lot for the Texas Coast – filter water, provide storm protection, sequester carbon and make for good eating, but the reefs are continuously disappearing.
Wendy Gordon did not shy away from one of the most politicized words in modern politics on Wednesday afternoon at the University of Houston — Victoria North building, where she kicked off a conversation about coastal resiliency.
The state fined the Placedo water district $1,544 Wednesday for failing to collect samples to test for lead and copper, comply with additional sampling requirements and deliver a Consumer Confidence Report to customers.
POINT COMFORT – Gusts reached up to 37 mph early Friday when environmental activists who recently made headlines across the U.S. unloaded kayaks on the side of SH35 by Formosa Outfall 006.
Wind carried the sharp smell of pine throughout the Renken’s Nursery parking lot Wednesday afternoon as Anabel Mondolfi tied down 17 Christmas trees to her flatbed trailer.
The Victoria Office of Emergency Management is hosting the National Weather Service-Corpus Christi in February for a Skywarn Storm Spotter training as part of the office’s 2020 training series.
Groundwater conservation districts in Area 15 will have their annual joint meeting on Thursday for the public at the Dr. Pattie Dodson Public Health Center.
Ten years ago, James Dodson gathered about 90 people in a room at the University of Houston-Victoria and pitched an idea for an estuary conservation and management program where one previously did not exist.
Jeremiah Juntunen spent a mid-December morning sifting soil and digging through layers of sand and clay along the reservoir at Coleto Creek Park until he reached water.
PORT O’CONNOR – Blustery winds whipped through the trees in east Powderhorn Ranch when a bird call caught the attention of Victoria Haynes and Robyn Savage.
An aluminum refinery that helped grow the city of Point Comfort while contaminating the surrounding environment is closing after more than 70 years in operation.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is asking for input on regulations for southern flounder, a species that has been steadily declining in population for decades.
Adversaries became partners Tuesday morning at the federal courthouse in Victoria where a judge approved the largest settlement on record of a Clean Water Act lawsuit filed by private individuals.
PORT O’CONNOR – Marine biologists and research assistants hopped on Capt. James Helms’ boat on a recent Saturday morning and sped to Decros Point in search of sea turtles.
The sea turtle science and recovery division at Padre Island National Seashore released 117 revived green sea turtles Friday morning into the Gulf surf.
Residents were still not able to return to their homes and property in DeWitt County on Thursday, almost a week after a blowout occurred at one of Devon Energy’s oil wells near Yorktown.
EDNA – Two cattle ranchers volunteered to represent more than 15 Jackson County residents on Tuesday during a pre-conference hearing for a contested case involving Ekstrom Aquaculture’s red drum fish farm along Carancahua Bay.
Residents among the marshes, oyster reefs, islands and beaches of Matagorda Bay live in what is considered to be an idealized estuary, along with copious charismatic species.
The Coleto Creek Power Plant in Goliad was among 16 coal plants in Texas that contaminated nearby groundwater with pollutants linked to coal ash at levels that would be unsafe for human consumption, according to a report released by the Environmental Integrity Project.
SEADRIFT – Texas Game Wardens scanned a nippy Lavaca Bay on Friday morning for oyster boats they had yet to check.
At least 10 DeWitt County residents were evacuated after a Devon Energy oil drilling site near Yorktown malfunctioned Friday morning.
An adhesive company’s plan to build a 9,000-acre shipyard on Matagorda Bay near Port O’Connor came as news to Calhoun County Judge Richard Meyer.
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