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Everything is bigger in Texas and that includes the 600-mile coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. Our state is home to the longest undeveloped barrier island (Padre Island) and we already know Matagorda County is tops in the whole country for coastal bird watching. The national USA Today newspaper last ...
Several types of drivers have come from all over Texas in the past few years to compete in Matagorda County, but the numbers have exploded in the past couple of years. “Our numbers have almost doubled since we changed our venue and structure of the race a couple of years ago,” Wyatt said. “The place ...

He graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and a minor in business administration in 2000. Before his death, Hernandez was the Manager for the Wharton and Matagorda County division of the Texas Department of Health and Human ...
Refueling underway at Matagorda County nuclear plant ... But in Matagorda County, it's also a good time to swap nuclear fuel. Workers at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station shut down one of the power plant's two units roughly every 18 months to replace about one-third of the 193 fuel ...
MATAGORDA – Three individuals have been charged in the theft of over $50,000 from the Matagorda Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) following a joint criminal investigation between the Matagorda County Sheriff's Department and the Department of Public Safety's Financial Crimes Division. All three ...
Matagorda County Commissioners have plans to turn Sargents' old VFW Post 2412 Hall into a Community Service Center. Commissioners voted Monday to bid $125,000 for the VFW building at 20305 FM 457 that closed its doors and went up for sale in November last year. Listing agent for the Department ...

A Palacios man died in a one-vehicle wreck in Matagorda County at 10:58 p.m. Sunday. Matthew Ethan Merck, 26, was driving a 2017 Ford ... Matagorda County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Mark Finlay pronounced Merck dead at 11:11 p..m. at the scene. The wreck remains under investigation, Castro ...
Everywhere he goes, retired Texas Ranger Haskell Taylor carries a card in his wallet signifying that he is a Special Texas Ranger, a title bestowed on an elite group of retired law enforcement officers in the state of Texas. "I can still arrest people if they are a menace to the public," Taylor says with a grin.
AUSTIN - Senator Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) announced that Matagorda County will be receiving four Opportunity Zone designations. Opportunity Zones are part of ... These new zones will encourage long-term, private-sector investments in eligible communities across Texas. The designated locations ...
Matagorda County beaches have been hit with the cooler temperatures and looming warnings of a high bacteria count to start spring break. Neither ... with high to medium levels of enterococcus bacteria, also known as fecal bacteria, by the Texas Beach Watch, a division of the Texas General Land Office.
It's not just jellyfish and sharks Texas beachgoers have to worry about along the Matagorda County coastline right now. Spring breakers are being ... Enterococcus is tested along Texas beaches just before spring break because the bacteria can be found next to harmful pathogens. Pathogens like these can ...
Law enforcement agencies in rural counties like Matagorda are typically underfunded, requiring them to seek additional funds through various grants to have the proper equipment and communications capabilities to do their jobs. Sheriff Frank “Skipper” Osborne announced Monday there is a way for ...
Loy Sneary of Wellness Matagorda County, Inc. (WMC) showed a group of city, county and business leaders on March 2 the first peek at designs for an ... The Master Plan makes the City of Bay City eligible to receive grants from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for more than $750,000. According to ...
COLLEGE STATION - Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald received a Special Achievement Award from the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) late last month at the council's Fifth Annual Advanced Reactor Summit at Texas A&M University. With one of the largest nuclear processing plant in ...
There were 21,342 registered voters available to cast their ballot in Matagorda County but only 4,115 (19.28) percent, did so. A total of 3,124 Republicans showed up on ... Another Republican race voters have been watching is for the Texas House District 25 seat. Incumbent Dennis Bonnen defeated ...
With ballots from 23 of the 33 voting sites, including the early voting locations, Bonnen had received 76.7 percent of the early ballots cast in Brazoria County against challenger Damon Rambo of Markham in Matagorda County. The 25th District includes a portion of Brazoria County and all of Matagorda ...
Over the last eight years, the Seafood Fest and Boil Blast has raised over $302,000 for Matagorda County's smallest school district. ... A pair of musical acts will perform with Texas Joe and Sweet Leaf Junction taking the stage from noon to 1:30 p.m. and Joe King Carrasco going on at 5 p.m. Carrasco is a ...

BOBBY SEIFERMAN, 59, is a senior marketing specialist for Hearst Media. He grew up in Matagorda County in South Texas and has a bachelor's degree in advertising from the University of Texas, an associate degree in applied science in criminal justice from Austin Community College and a master's in ...
Neil Caldwell was a member of the “Dirty Thirty,” a bipartisan group that helped oust a scandal-plagued Texas House speaker in 1971 before Caldwell moved on to become a longtime district judge in Angleton and the state ... Current Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald remembered Caldwell fondly.
The tariffs come on the cusp of a Chinese trade delegation's planned arrival in May to talk about the exports of cattle from Matagorda County to China. ... Texas is currently only exporting a small amount of beef to the country, but local ranchers are still feeling the pressure that Trump's tariffs are producing.
Over the course of the past few weeks, we've covered stories about some of the exceptional students all around Matagorda County. ... Our Hometown Hero in this issue helps the Lions Club with their Texas Lions Camp for physically-challenged kids by driving them to and from the camp asking for nothing in ...
The Matagorda County Crisis Center is looking for some special people. The center is hosting a ... The program runs from February 13 through March 1, 2018, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, weekly on the second floor of the IBC Building, 1916 7th Street, Bay City, Texas. February 13-14, 2018 ...
The celebration will feature talks from the count co-founders, Brent Ortego and Jim Bergan, as well as Matagorda County Judge Nate McDonald; a meet-and-greet with raptors from Houston Audubon; live music from Jack Motley and Carol Boling; an auction; and a showing of a 30-minute documentary by a ...
MATAGORDA COUNTY, Texas - A local high school student has died after being found in 'medical distress' on Friday morning. According to the Matagorda County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to Tidehaven High School just before 8 a.m. in reference to a student in 'medical distress'. The student was ...
For the last eleven years I have worked to shore up our infrastructure, create opportunity and support every positive initiative in Matagorda County. ... As a Past Chairman of the Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Board of Directors and current President of the Texas Association of Regional Councils ...
Hurricane Harvey's full impact in Matagorda County and surrounding counties is still being studied months after the record-setting storm and at 9 a.m. Monday, the Texas State Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs is inviting the public to discuss Harvey's impact on agriculture and rural ...
I am also responsible for reporting to the State Comptroller, Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and 23 taxing jurisdictions. I have enjoyed serving the citizens of Matagorda County and I would like to continue my service as your next ...
CUERO - Kerry Ray Middleton, 49, of Cuero, by a Texas Parks and Wildlife game warden Jan. 7 on a charge of theft of services between $750-$2,500. • CUERO - Brandon ... 12 on six Matagorda County warrants charging theft by check. • CUERO - Anthony Paul Trevino, 30, of Victoria, by a sheriff's office ...
The Bay City Main Street program is once again hosting its Third Annual Wild Game and Wine Camofest in downtown Bay City from 1 to 6 p.m. Jan. 27, presented by the Matagorda County Convention and Visitors Bureau, H.E.B., the South Texas Project and Schulman's Movie Bowl Grille. The festival will ...
Last week, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) honored 10 entities during the Real Places 2018 conference for their accomplishments and exemplary leadership in the preservation of Texas' historic places. One of those 10 is from right here in Matagorda County. For her outstanding leadership of the ...
El Paso Natural Gas, Gulf South, Kinder Morgan Texas, Tennessee Gas Pipeline, Texas East Transmission Co. ... Genscape noted a force majeure declared Tuesday on Tetco's system impacting around 200 MMcf/d of southbound flows through its Blessing Compressor Station in Matagorda County, TX.
HARLINGEN — More than 3,000 customers in the AEP Texas service area were without power by mid-afternoon today as high winds and plunging temperatures arrived. Most of the outages — about 1,700 — were clustered in Matagorda County north of Corpus Christi, although around 400 customers were ...
When tragedy strikes, such as the damage and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey last August, putting the pieces of life, home and businesses back together can be a full time job. More times than not, it requires effort that lasts for weeks and even months. For rural farms and ranches, visible ...
Contrast that with the Matagorda County-Mad Island Marsh, Texas 2015-2016 total of 239 bird species, the highest count in the U.S. most years. Make no mistake, these guys are competitive! But the Matagorda total doesn't stand up so well to the Yanayacu, Ecuador total of 509 species. The highest North ...
Sonia Najera, left, grassland program manager for The Nature Conservancy and Charlotte Reemts, Research and Monitoring Ecologist for The Nature Conservancy look for birds at sunrise during the Mad Island Christmas Bird Count at Mad Island Marsh Preserve on Dec. 14, 2015. VICTORIA ADVOCATE ...
Matagorda County will retain its “attainment” status with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) after proving the county meets current air quality standards. This classification means that county residents can avoid costly emissions requirements ...
BAY CITY, Texas - Bay City Police are investigating what they believe is a murder-suicide. ... Hogg worked at Bay City ISD and for Matagorda County. ... (Licensed Specialist in School Psychologist) with MCES (Matagorda County Educational Services) - the county-wide special education co-op housed ...
... City school district where the couple's son is a high school freshman. Bay City is about 75 miles (120.7 kilometers) southwest of Houston in Matagorda County. Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Texas ...
The Texas Well Owner Network will provide free water testing for private well owners in several counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. (Texas Well Owner Network photo) ... 30 from 8:30–10 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Matagorda County, 2200 7th St, Bay City. A follow-up meeting will be held ...
BAY CITY, Texas - A 44-year-old Bay City Independent School District teacher is accused of having an improper relationship with a student. The Bay City Police Department shared a post ... Gonzalez was arrested and held in the Matagorda County Jail on Dec. 22. She is charged with online solicitation of a ...
Detectives arrested Gonzalez Friday afternoon and booked her into the Matagorda County Jail. She was charged with online ... of this year and it took effect Sept. 1. The law now penalizes principals and superintendents who don't report teacher-student relationships, a second-degree felony in Texas.
Matagorda County Commissioners unanimously approved a one-time funding appropriation of $2,500 to each of its eleven volunteer fire departments ... In Texas, VFDs are financially supported in a variety of ways, including by funds raised in a city, town, county, fire district or other governmental entity, ...
Luxembourg-based Tenaris SA stands to gain about $128 million over the lifetime of three incentive agreements it secured from Van Vleck Independent School District, Matagorda County and the Texas Enterprise Fund in connection with its massive new pipe mill near Bay City, Texas. Of that total, $3.8 ...
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, whose congressional district includes his ... Farenthold's district includes the Texas Gulf Coast from Corpus Christi and vicinity to Matagorda County and inland to Bastrop. It includes Victoria, Wharton, Bay City, Luling, Edna, Yoakum, ...
Texas Governor Greg Abbott shakes the hand of one of the hundreds of Tenaris-Bay City employees on hand to witness the pipe mill's inauguration on Monday ... A major requirement in the company's tax abatement agreement with Matagorda County was to provide a certain number of local jobs at specific ...
The Region 3 Education Service Center Board of Directors is seeking candidates for two seats on the board. Two places on the board are Place 1, which represents Victoria County; and Place 3, which represents Matagorda County, according to a news release from Region 3. Nominations must be ...
The Texas Well Owner Network is offer free water well screenings in January for Aransas, Calhoun, Jackson, Matagorda, Refugio, San Patricio and Victoria counties to give residents the opportunity to have ... 30 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the AgriLife Extension office for Matagorda County, 2200 7th St, Bay City.
The pursuit began on SH 35 in Matagorda County about midnight and ended on the feeder road of U.S. 59 in Edna after Department of Public Safety troopers deployed spike strips, said Stephen Woodard, DPS spokesman. After the spike strips were deployed, the driver, Noah Rafei, 19, of Port Lavaca, ...
The son of Irish and Italian immigrants, Siringo was born in Matagorda County, Texas, in 1855, and came of age on the staked plains of south Texas when it was still “black with buffalo.” Although he would later write about it with a kind of Tom Sawyer tone, Siringo had a hard boyhood. His father died before ...
In 2016-17, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) reported conducting 302 investigations into sexual misconduct, which is a 145 percent increase from 2008-09, when TEA began tracking these cases, according to Breitbart Texas. Bay City is a community of almost 18,000 residents in Matagorda County, ...


 

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