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.
Last year, 504 whooping cranes wintered at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding area. according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s latest survey released Wednesday.
AUSTWELL – Until recently, if you wanted to watch fiddler crabs skitter across the tidal flats at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, you’d have to be OK with getting down in the mud with them.
On any day, a walk along the Guadalupe River should be greeted with nothing more than a natural and peaceful view. But instead, the scene is often littered with piles of illegally dumped trash.
GOOSE ISLAND STATE PARK – A retired Rockport couple got down on their hands and knees to pull up as much Guinea grass swaying in the coastal breeze as they could.
EDNA – About 150 neighbors of a fish farm are protesting its request to drill groundwater wells because they think it could either tamper with, or worse, drain their most precious resource.
An environmental advocacy group recently praised Sen. Lois Kolkhorst’s effort to fully fund state parks but said she and her counterpart in the Texas House could still be doing more to keep their constituents’ air and water clean.
A federal judge described Formosa as a “serial offender” when he ruled this week that the company had violated the Clean Water Act by discharging plastic pellets and PVC powder into Lavaca Bay and Cox Creek.
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