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Pappas delivers 5,000th baby at MRMC
Long Caption Gregory A. Pappas, MD, delivered his 5,000th baby at Matagorda Regional Medical Center (MRMC) at 3:21 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25. Jasella Neoya’lynn Forward weighed 5 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches. Pappas has been in practice in Bay City since 2002. Pappas said “He is very...
"Becky Cook: Assessor-Collector office move complete Friday" by: Mike Reddell
The Matagorda County Tax Assessor-Collector Becky Cook said her office will complete its move to the old Wells Fargo Bank building by Friday, Dec…
Midfield, Texas: A Small Town with a Big Heart
In the heart of Matagorda County lies Midfield, Texas, a small unincorporated community where the echoes of a rich history blend with the warmth of a tight-knit population. Founded with a post office in 1904 and once a bustling railroad stop, Midfield grew around the crossroads connecting it to nearby towns. Despite its size, the town's spirit remains unshaken, with its school district and post office standing as pillars of communal life.
Law enforcement officials make 12 weekly arrests
The arrest records made available through The Port Lavaca Wave newspaper are public information. Any indication of an arrest does not mean the individual identified has been convicted of a crime. All persons arrested are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Local law enforcement made 12 arrests...
Blanco Panthers Gear Up for Revenge Match Against Edna in Class 3A-DI Regional Final
The Blanco Panthers are gearing up for a familiar face-off in the class 3A-DI regional final. With two previous losses to Edna, the Panthers are hoping to turn the tables this year. Tune in to see if third time's the charm!
La Ward, Texas: A Story of Resilience and Heritage
Nestled in southern Jackson County, Texas, La Ward's humble beginnings date back to 1904, with its founding as a ranching community. The arrival of the St. Louis, Brownsville, and Mexico Railway marked a transformative era for this coastal prairie town. Named after Lafayette Ward, a local ranching pioneer, the settlement rapidly became a hub for ranchers and farmers, evolving into a bustling banking and shipping center by 1914.
"Tigers smash Rogers in regionals; to play Poth in quarter-finals" by: Mike Reddell
Tidehaven spotted Rogers two first-quarter touchdowns then proceeded to dismantle the Eagles over the rest of the regional semi-final playoff for…
CRABS ADVANCE TO ELITE EIGHT
SEGUIN – The Sandcrabs continued their romp through the playoffs, knocking off Alice 27-14 last Friday to advance to the State quarterfinals. Calhoun (9-4) jumped out to a 21-0 halftime lead and held on for the playoff win. The Crabs will face San Antonio Davenport in the Alamodome Friday night at 7 p.m.
Texas Game Wardens kept busy with illegal fishing in Matagorda County
MATAGORDA COUNTY, Texas - Texas Game Wardens have been busy enforcing flounder closure regulations in Matagorda County this month.
"Ferdinand gives economic update to Bay City CDC" by: Jessica Shepard
Economic growth on the horizon is the message Matagorda County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) Executive Director Mike Ferdinand gave the…
Unique Nativity Exhibit Showcases Diverse and Eccentric Scenes from Around the World
PORT LAVCA. Texas - The 4th annual nativity exhibit is on display in Port Lavaca at the Red Barn at 3187 Street Highway 35.
"CAST debuts 2024 season at annual premiere event" by: Jessica Shepard
Community Actors of South Texas (CAST) will have its annual season premiere and patron renewal event, Tuesday, Dec. 5. The event will be from…
From Divine Gratitude to Federal Compromise: The Story of Blessing, TX
In the expansive heartland of Matagorda County, the town of Blessing, TX, holds a rather divine twist to its historical narrative. Established by Jonathan Edwards Pierce, a Rhode Island native turned Texas rancher, the settlement was initially christened 'Thank God.' This name was borne out of Pierce's profound gratitude after an exhaustive quest to find a place to establish his roots in the mid-19th century.
The Ongoing Struggle for School Integration in America
The quest for integrated schooling in the United States is a tapestry of legal victories and social struggles. The Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 marked a constitutional stance against segregation. Yet, actualizing this mandate has been fraught with resistance, demonstrating the complexity of dismantling systemic barriers to educational equity. The ongoing efforts reflect not just a commitment to justice in places like Clemville but also the broader national challenge of confronting deep-rooted segregation.
"HomeTown Christmas opens Friday" by: Jessica Shepard
Bay City Parks and Recreation kicks off the holiday season with the “3rd Annual HomeTown Christmas Celebration” with Bay City’s HomeTown Lighted Christmas Parade starting at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1. Co-sponsored by the Bay City Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture, the parade travels along 7th Street,...
Port Lavaca Christmas Festival Of Lights Parade postponed
PORT LAVACA, Texas - Port Lavaca has postponed its annual Christmas Festival Of Lights Parade.
"VVISD board approves audit" by: Jessica Shepard
Van Vleck ISD trustees unanimously approved the financial audit for the 2022-2023 fiscal year ending Aug. 31, 2023, during their regular meeting…
Vanderbilt forward Lee Dort suspended after arrest on aggravated assault charge
Content warning: This post contains descriptions of alleged domestic violence and assault. Vanderbilt forward Lee Dort was arrested on a felony aggravated assault charge Sunday morning and has since been suspended from the team, according to the Tennessean’s Aria Gerson. Police were called to a dorm room on Vanderbilt’s...
Several hundred homes lost power after a substation was vandalized
Sheriff's officials looking for suspect who vandalized an Inez substation. INEZ, Texas- A random act of vandalism in the Inez area caused about 1,800 households and bu…
Lady Brahmas bounce back
PORT LAVACA – Following a loss to Shiner on Monday, the Hallettsville Lady Brahmas defeated Port Lavaca Calhoun, 60-32, Tuesday, November 21. The LB (8-1) took control early with a 17-9 first quarter lead behind 8 points by post Macy Herring. The halftime score was 31-21, Hallettsville, and the...