King Fisher Beach crowd

People lounge around King Fisher Beach.

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.

The $36,000 grant is among $730,000 that the state agency recently allocated for six projects in Calhoun, Matagorda and Jackson counties through the Cycle 26 of the Texas Coastal Management Program and the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act.

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Kali Venable is an investigative and environmental reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6558 or at

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"I am a Houston native and 5th generation Texan, with a degree in journalism and minor in creative writing from the University of Texas at Austin. I care deeply about public interests and the community I serve.”

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