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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.


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