Calhoun County fire Wednesday morning
CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas - A fire Wednesday morning in Calhoun County. The Port Lavaca Wave reports Port Lavaca and Magnolia Beach firefighters responded to a structure fire at Alamo Beach Storage around 9:30 A.M.
Students learn about milking, crops
Area students got to switch out their regular classroom for an outdoor session at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds during the Ag in the Classroom Field Day May 15. More than 284 third-grade students, from public and private schools in Calhoun and Tivoli, were taught about crops, nutrition, pollinators and more during the event sponsored by the Calhoun Soil and Water Conservation District. In addition, 43 volunteers assisted at the event. ...
A sprawling Texas ranch situated near one of the state’s largest wildlife conservation areas has hit the market for $5.4 million.
The Powderhorn North Ranch is an expansive 1,352-acre coastal cattle ranch with over a mile of lake frontage near the town of Port O’Connor in Calhoun County, Texas. The Texas ranch is equipped with two water wells, a fenced perimeter, cross-fenced pastures for grazing, and a set of working pens, according to a description of the property provided by Texas-based real estate firm Foster Farms & Ranch, the agency tasked with connecting a buyer to the $5.4 million ranch.
School board adopts homeschool UIL policy
The questions ranged from insurance liability to the possibility of losing enrollment when the Calhoun County ISD Board of Trustees took up the issue of allowing homeschool students to take part in UIL events. In 2021, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that allowed homeschool students to participate in UIL events such as sports or academic contests if they met the standard UIL requirements, explained Superintendent Evan Cardwell. The decision to allow a student would be up to the district and decided on a case-by-case...
A sprawling coastal Texas ranch hits the market near Powderhorn wildlife area
A huge Texas coastal cattle ranch that’s up for grabs is located near one of the state’s largest wildlife conservation areas. The 1,352-acre Powderhorn North Ranch in Calhoun County, near the town of Port O’Connor, is a working cattle ranch with pastures for grazing, working pens and water wells.
Crossroads river flood warning for Monday
The National Weather Service announces this river flood warning for the Crossroads Monday. In Victoria and Calhoun Counties, a river flood warning in effect until early Tuesday morning for the Guadalupe River near Bloomington. At 9:00 AM CDT Monday, the stage was 22.1 feet. The river is expected to fall below flood stage early Tuesday morning. Flood stage is 20 feet.
Rig Count for week ending May19
The rig count includes the number of active drilling rigs in District 2, which includes Victoria, Goliad, Calhoun, Jackson, Bee, Refugio, DeWitt, Lavaca and Karnes counties. Price per barrel figures are provided from New York by the Associated Press and reflect the cash F.O.B. price of West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark grade of U.S. crude oil.
Commissioners Court celebrates National Police Week
At its May 17 meeting, the Calhoun County Commissioners Court recognized law enforcement across the county for National Police Week, received a report from the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and approved further Hog Bayou park improvements. County Judge Richard Meyer started off the meeting by publicly recognizing the hard work done by all law enforcement officers throughout the county, including the Port Lavaca Police Department, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Point Comfort Police Department and the Seadrift Police Department. ...
Graduations this week at stadium
Sandcrab Stadium will be the site as the Class of 2023 says goodbye to high school and hello to the future. Hope High School graduates will take the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday, according to a Calhoun County ISD press release. Gates will open at 7 p.m. on the home side of the stadium for attendees. All those attending will need to sit on the home side.
January given total 84 years following hearings
To serve an aggregate of 62 years due to the cumulative sentencing. Lawyers and court personnel milled around the 267th District Courtroom as the defendant conversed with his lawyer while waiting for a series of probation revocation hearings to get under way after about a 30-minute delay. Once court got...
Know before you dine out -- read this week's restaurant inspection reports
The Victoria County Public Health Department Environmental Health Division inspects places where food is served in Victoria, DeWitt, Jackson and Calhoun counties. In the inspection reports, each violation in the Priority items 1-20 is 3 demerits; Priority Foundation items 21-33 are 2 demerits; and Core items are 1 demerit. Zero is a perfect score, while 100 demerits is the worst possible score.
Health and Safety Council plays key role in training community
Calhoun County has no shortage of industrial centers. Whether it’s Formosa, the port or Dow, these plants help support the local economy and provide reliable sources of jobs. But when it comes to keeping the workers of Calhoun County safe, the Health and Safety Council (HASC) plays a huge role. As a nonprofit organization, HASC is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of workers across the state of Texas and beyond. Offering a variety of training courses, medical services and certifications, HASC helps keep...
Defendant in child sex crimes has probation revoked in Calhoun County
CALHOUN COUNTY, Texas - Jason January, 46, admitted to violating the terms of his probation. He was sentenced to the maximum amount of time for each offense and will serve 62 years in prison. In April, he pleaded guilty to a number of sex crimes involving children. The Calhoun County...
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