Top Headlines in the Port Lavaca Wave
PORT LAVACA, Texas - Here's some of the top headlines you can read in this week's Port Lavaca Wave. A man was shot after he reportedly attempted to break into a home off of FM 3084 Thursday night. He has an arrest warrant and is expected to be taken into custody once he's medically cleared.
Man arrested after traffic stop
VICTORIA, Texas - Shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday, Victoria Police officers tried to conduct a traffic stop near the Cracker Barrel gas station, 112 Sam Houston Drive. A man, whose identity remains anonymous, ran. No one was hurt, and officers arrested the man for evading arrest. COPYRIGHT 2023 BY...
Seadrift Police Chief Leonard Bermea terminated
SEADRIFT, Texas - The Port Lavaca Wave reports the Seadrift city council terminated its chief of police Tuesday night. Following a meeting in closed session, the council voted unanimously to fire Chief Leonard Bermea. Bermea was suspended with pay on May 2. No further details were available.
FOUND: Victoria man is safe, returned home
UPDATE: The family of the missing Victoria man says he is now safe and is with them. ORIGINAL: Family and friends of a 30-year-old Victoria, Texas, man say they have not heard from him in days and have filed a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) report of his disappearance with their local police department. Austin Jackson, who works on tugboats and barges out of the port in Victoria, was traveling from Texarkana to Victoria, driving a friend’s vehicle.
Law enforcement officials make 18 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 18 arrests...
Lotto Max ticket sold in Victoria worth $35 million
The Capital Regional District will soon have its second jackpot lottery winner of the year. A ticket purchased in Greater Victoria has matched all seven winning numbers in Tuesday night’s Lotto Max draw. Two tickets for the June 6 draw matched, the other in Ontario, and will split the $70-million jackpot with each claiming $35 million.
Pretrial hearing for Fernando Acosta Jr. to be held Thursday
VICTORIA, Texas - A pretrial hearing will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 8, for Fernando Colin Acosta Jr. in the Amanda Johnson murder. Acosta, the suspect in Amanda Johnson's murder, turned himself into the Matagorda County Jail and is now out on bond. The bond was set at $500,000.
USACE Hosted Public Meeting to Revisit Dredging Over 31 million cu.yds in Matagorda Ship Channel
Efforts to widen and deepen the Matagorda Ship Channel hit a wall in December when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers withdrew its design plans, saying they needed to redo their environmental assessment for the project. Then this month, the corps announced it was prepared to draft a new environmental...
Mikulik receives VC’s Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Tammy Mikulik, VC’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program Director, was named the 2023 recipient of VC’s Distinguished Teaching Award at VC’s Commencement Ceremony on May 13. The award, presented by the Victoria College Foundation, honors excellence, promotes effective teaching and recognizes exceptional faculty for their contributions to...
Victoria, Texas Meth and Cocaine Traffickers Sent to Prison
VICTORIA, Texas – The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge Daniel C. Comeaux of the Houston Division and U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani have announced that two Sinton residents have been sentenced for their involvement in narcotics trafficking on local streets. With this sentencing, almost a dozen criminals have been brought to justice.
Memorial Medical Center plans to stand strong in stormy weather
PORT LAVACA, Texas - Memorial Medical Center remained operational during Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and Tropical Storm Beta in 2020. "We were hit. We were without electricity for a week, a little over a week I think," said Chief Nursing Officer Erin Clevenger. "And at that time, we were on an old generator that could only power critical equipment."
VC Night at the Ballpark
The Victoria Generals are offering a Free Ticket Night – compliments of Victoria College – on Thursday, June 15 for the team’s Texas Collegiate League baseball game against the Acadiana Cane Cutters at Riverside Stadium. Victoria College is inviting the community to attend the game free of...
VC offering ‘Express Enrollment Day’ event on June 22
Victoria College will offer recent high school and GED graduates an opportunity to “become a VC Pirate in one day” at the 2023 Express Enrollment Day on Thursday, June 22 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Student Services Building on VC’s Main Campus. Students can discuss their...
Victoria Police Department Welcomes Three New Graduates From Victoria College Police Academy
The Victoria Police Department added three new officers who graduated from Victoria College Police Academy. They will undergo a 20-week field training program before patrolling independently.
"Doughty reports on last week’s hearing on Luther Hotel" By Margaret Doughty
EDITOR’S NOTE: Margaret Doughty has been following the court action on the future of the Luther Hotel in Palacios. Doughty details the latest…
Texas Traffic Cone Secrets You Might Not Know
There are stretches of highways around Victoria with miles of traffic cones. Most of us seldom give them a second thought. If you're like me and commute multiple hours a week to work, you have time to ponder things others would never think of. Take, for example, ordinary traffic cones.
Researchers hope to limit hurricane damage to historic buildings
SAN ANTONIO - Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Victoria began as a Mission back in 1851. The chapel was constructed back in 1909, and for over 100 years, it has endured Texas coastal weather. That has come with challenges. "We had some water come in and damage the carpet and...
Second fire at home
VICTORIA, Texas - Another fire happened at around 3:20 p.m. today, this one happening in the 200 block of West Second Street near South Bridge street. Again, there's no word on whether anyone was hurt.
Lurking Blue, Green Danger in Victoria Area Lakes and Rivers
There is a hidden danger in Texas lakes and rivers. We're not talking alligators, snapping turtles, or water moccasins this time. Blue-green algae, known as cyanobacteria, spreads in Texas lakes and rivers. It was detected earlier this year. In March, there were traces of blue-green algae around Red Bud Isle on lady bird lake and Jessica Hollis Park on Lake Austin.
Explore Exciting Job Opportunities with the City of Victoria at Upcoming Job Fair
The City of Victoria in Texas is hosting its first job fair on June 28 at the Victoria Community Center. The fair will provide information on job opportunities with different departments, including Development Services, Environmental Services, Municipal Court, Parks & Recreation, Public Works, Victoria Public Library, Victoria Fire Department, and Victoria Police Department.
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